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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

bazmail See what you did Slashdot? (338 comments)

In my experience (as a dev team lead and interviewer) foreign workers are generally more educated, more productive and more willing to got the extra mile than the local self-entitled bunch.
Now because of your whiny "teamstering" here on Slashdot, the visa numbers wil probably go down, hurting US business.

about three weeks ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

bazmail Wouldn't time be better spent... (481 comments)

... teaching the cops how not to alienate the people?

about three weeks ago
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After Silk Road 2.0 Bust, Eyes Turn To 'Untouchable' Decentralized Market

bazmail Why is it that.... (108 comments)

Some people think that because its on the web then it ahs no real world effects. Unfortunatly a lot of privacy types here are quietly rooting for these silk road guys, the guys who deal to anyone, kids included. They don't care who buys their stuff. But if a dealer was standing outside a school dealing to the students they would go crazy and call the cops, and rightly so.

about a month and a half ago
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New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

bazmail What did you expect.. (144 comments)

... from our country that now judges food quality in calories per dollar?

Its disgusting seeing my nation turning into a bunch of blubber-pods.

about a month and a half ago
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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

bazmail Re:Who cares about the W3C (125 comments)

Uh No. Sure Google and MS etc have seats on the board, but it does not consist entirely of browser vendors.

about 1 month ago
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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

bazmail Who cares about the W3C (125 comments)

They are always the last to recognize standards. Everyone else has moved on. The W3C is run like a government bureaucracy, too slow, no real-world pressures on them to up the pace, and no accountability. Who gives a shit what they elevate or recognize any more.

about 1 month ago
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Australian Physicists Build Reversible Tractor Beam

bazmail G'day mate!!!!!!!!! (71 comments)

All the better to keep the ugly sheelas away with eh? Chuck another shrimp on the barbee skip!!!

about 2 months ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

bazmail Is this a joke? (209 comments)

All the issues that stood out like a sore thumb in Windows 10 and the headline feature of the latest release is window animations?

Meet the new MS same as the old MS.

about 2 months ago
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How Spurious Wikipedia Edits Can Attach a Name To a Scandal, 35 Years On

bazmail Journalists have less time... (165 comments)

...because they're busy doing what?

about 2 months ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

bazmail Many American workers are... (293 comments)

Lazy with an entitlement complex. One guy we hired told us he taught himself a new programming language at a rudimentary level and sort of looked at us like he deserved a cookie. After being told that that kind of self initiated upskilling was expected of him, he sort of resented being told that.

about 2 months ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

bazmail Re:Mission Accomplished? Thanks GWB (425 comments)

Why not? They let it go every time North Korean leaders said it, every time Hugo Chavez from Venezuela said it.

about 2 months ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

bazmail Mission Accomplished? Thanks GWB (425 comments)

God damn it. Why the fuck did the US invade Iraq in 2003?. Hussein was a madman but he kept a lid on things.

BTW I'm not American so my kids aren't going to be fighting in Iraq, its the US young service men and women I feel sorry for.

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

bazmail Time to... (475 comments)

... crack each others heads open and feast on the goo inside?

about 3 months ago
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Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

bazmail Re:hahaha (155 comments)

Is it just me or have tag nut adapter costs gone through the roof lately.

about 3 months ago
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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

bazmail Re: I disagree (183 comments)

No Mozilla is only in control of the implementation branded as Mozilla,

Yes. that would be "Mozilla Firefox", the project I explicitly referred to.

... ironically through copyright/trademark laws.

Ironically? How so?

... anyone is free to fork the product and potentially completely remove any control Mozilla has by simply doing a better job at building the browser

Yes. Which would then be a different project

about 3 months ago
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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

bazmail Re: I disagree (183 comments)

Wrong. Open source does not mean chaos or loss of control.For example Mozilla Firefox is open source but Mozilla are still firmly in control of the project.

Its a question of good governance. Give it freedom but yet maintain direction. Not an easy balance to get right as companies like Oracle are slowly learning. How much control would Apple want to exert? My guess is a lot.

about 3 months ago
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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

bazmail I disagree (183 comments)

If Apple doesn't want the help of the OSS community then forget 'em.

Why bother crying and begging them to allow you to strengthen their products? If you want to work on Swift then send your resume to Apple.

about 3 months ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

bazmail Re:wow, shocking (188 comments)

Allowing someone to take full editorial control of your output does not equate to "Research". Try reading the article again, this time slowly.

about 3 months ago

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How In-app Purchases Has Destroyed The Mobile Games Industry

bazmail bazmail writes  |  about 10 months ago

bazmail (764941) writes "We have reached a point in which mobile games couldn't even be said to be a game anymore. Playing a game means that you have fun. It doesn't mean that you sit around and wait for the game to annoy you for so long that you decide to pay credits to speed it up. And for an old geezer like me who remember the glory days of gaming back in the 1990s, it's just unbearable to watch."
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Lavabit, email service Snowden reportedly used, abruptly shuts down

bazmail bazmail writes  |  about a year ago

bazmail (764941) writes "Remember when word circulated that Edward Snowden was using Lavabit, an email service that purports to provide better privacy and security for users than popular web-based free services like Gmail? Lavabit's owner has shut down service, with a mysterious message posted on the lavabit.com home page today."
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