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Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

TTL0 Obama, Why wait ? (284 comments)

"President Obama, by the way, is expected to use his executive authority to expand the H-1B program after the midterm elections."

I don't get it. If it's a good thing, do it now. If it's a bad thing then why do it later or at all ?!?!?

Filing this under hope and change

about 3 months ago

The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

TTL0 Re:I'm so leet. (144 comments)

"The remaining five virtual machines are used for load balancing...."

about 4 months ago

Ancient Worms May Have Saved Life On Earth

TTL0 Wait ! (54 comments)

I thought it was the dolphins the whole time ??!

about 6 months ago

Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams

TTL0 Re:How does evolution work like this? (431 comments)

Umm not. Nice link but what you are hiding from the community is the extensive pre-engagement genetic testing that is done in the community. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D...

form the article " a New York neurologist who credits the near-total disappearance of the condition (Tay-Sachs disease) from the ultra-orthodox community due to Dor Yeshorim's involvement"

about a year ago

How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School

TTL0 feeling lucky punk ? (894 comments)

"school shooters typically continue firing until confronted by law enforcement."

Right. Because Sister Mary Elephant yelling "young man, put that thing down" just wont work. So maybe it's time to have armed guards and metal detectors as part of a larger strategy to help stop these incidents.

about a year ago

Tesla Model S Has Bizarre 'Vampire-Like' Thirst For Electricity At Night

TTL0 Big Deal - So does my Android (424 comments)

Running ICS. Drains the battery 15 - 25% just sitting there at night with wireless and FB off.

about a year ago

Israel Helped the NSA Spy on Former French President According To Documents

TTL0 Re:Who Says they Never Paid for those Nukes... (215 comments)

The Don's wife was Godmother to his only child and the Don mentions that they have known each other for many years.

Hardly a stranger who just crashed the wedding...

about a year ago

Knight Capital Fined $12M For a Software Bug That Cost $460M

TTL0 Re:Bad code wasn't the problem (192 comments)

What is worse is that the wannabe cowboys think that they should be using all the latest and greatest like FB and Google do. Little do they understand the consequences between messing up a trade and losing someones cat videos.

about a year ago

The Cloud: Convenient Until a Stranger Nukes Your Files

TTL0 A Tragedy of errors indeed (262 comments)

1) You are sharing a work account with your wife who has her own work universe. So when she is working on an article about the "ultimate cloud deletion tool" you will get dragged into her experience without knowing it.
2) you seem to (in theory) have no problem separating your work files from your professional files.
3) you let strangers (yes they are people you are working with but) access accounts that have files that you need for more than the moment. box.com should be no more than a ftp server for transferring files and you should see that the files are deleted after the other party gets them.
4) you don't seem to have any home backup system even though your livelihood seems to be dependent on the availability of that data, not to mention your personal data. dropbox should be the backup of the backup.
In short you trusted your files to a third party and they failed that trust. the lesson is....

p.s. please post a preview of your next article " my cloud provider sold my data to advertisers without my knowledge"

about a year ago

Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down

TTL0 Re:Say what you will (182 comments)

I believe that claim only applied within one data center so if zone a went down zone b should pick it up. Not AWS-West. even their cloud load balancers cant balance between 2 DCs.

about a year and a half ago

Can a Japanese AI Get Into University?

TTL0 The real question is... (91 comments)

Can the AI bot *afford* to pay for university ??

about a year and a half ago

Cisco To Acquire Sourcefire For $2.7 Billion

TTL0 Re:I'm happy about one thing (38 comments)

Plus they provide "Agile Security". Ever get the feeling that Cisco is buying buzzwords and not a working product ?

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Attempts to Woo Students With 'Crowdsourced' Laptops

TTL0 I just got an email ! (128 comments)

It's from a Nigerian prince asking for help for a laptop.

about a year and a half ago

Ancient Teeth Bacteria Record Disease Evolution

TTL0 The Missing Link ! (97 comments)

Maybe they will now find that mysterious 5th dentist that would not reccomend Trident Sugarless Gum.

about 2 years ago

DARPA Seeks To Secure Data With Electronics That Dissolve On Command

TTL0 kewl ! (163 comments)

Great Idea ! What could possibly go wrong ????

about 2 years ago

Perl's Glory Days Are Behind It, But It Isn't Going Anywhere

TTL0 More Articles to Come (379 comments)

Telnet's Glory Days Are Behind It, But It Isn't Going Anywhere

FTP's Glory Days Are Behind It, But It Isn't Going Anywhere

Technology moves forward and life goes on. It does not mean something was the wrong tool at the time.

about 2 years ago



Up to 10 Years for Ex-Goldman Programmer

TTL0 TTL0 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

TTL0 (546351) writes "Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to sentence a former Goldman Sachs computer programmer who stole proprietary code to up to 10 years in prison, according to a filing.

The programmer, Sergey Aleynikov, was convicted in December of stealing proprietary code, which generated some $300 million dollars for Goldman in 2009 by executing ultra-fast trades using computer algorithms that catch tiny price discrepancies in stock prices."

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