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Silicon Valley Fights Order To Pay Bigger Settlement In Tech Talent Hiring Case

ebusinessmedia1 Re:Let's do some math (200 comments)

Agreed. Add to this fine a special penalty for senior officers (who are living) who had anything to do with this outrage. Something like forbidding them to cash in stock options for the next 3 years; or, forbidding them to pursue work outside their current company for a period of two years (to mimic the grif they caused workers who were "locked in" via their unlawful collusion.

about two weeks ago
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A New Homegrown OS For China Could Arrive By October

ebusinessmedia1 Chinese control from center is fatal flaw (93 comments)

China has been controlled from the center for millennia; this is China's fatal flaw. Attempts to control population in a wired world is going to limit exposure to social and intellectual capital. Long run, it's a dead-end strategy. China should be most famous for wasting more social and intellectual capital than any culture in the history of humanity, entirely due to closing off possibility via control from the center.

about three weeks ago
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China Bans iPad, MacBook Pro, Other Apple Products For Government Use

ebusinessmedia1 Fatal flaw: China can't adapt (115 comments)

China has always been controlled from the center. In past eras, China has had technological and exploration advantages over the West that were wiped out by intrusion and isolation commanded from China's locus of concentrated power - whether via emperors, or the current regime.

Long run (maybe, even near-long-term) this does not bode well for China's prospects, because when one is sealed off from outside ideas and innovation, one will ultimately fall behind and adapt only in suboptimal ways. What results is a waste of social and intellectual capital.

about a month ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

ebusinessmedia1 Re:And no one will go to jail - just like bankers! (266 comments)

I'm a moderate, who leans a but left, but I can say without equivocation that this administration has really let people down. Little knownn is that our current Attorney General, Eric Holder, was a lawyer who defended banks prior to coming to Washington. That not ONE of the banking CEO's or their very senior staffers is in jail for what was done several years ago, is an outrage! Unless we start JAILING people who otherwise think they can scoff at the law due to wealth or political connections, we are going down a road that violates the very tenets of our nation's forming.

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

ebusinessmedia1 Re:surpising (168 comments)

Just goes to show that most investors are lemmings.

about 2 months ago
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Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"

ebusinessmedia1 How much of this work has been, or was outsourced? (144 comments)

It would be interesting to know what % of this work was outsourced, or in-sourced, to foreign corporations/workers. Also, it would be interesting to know 1) how contracts for this work were let, and how they were monitored along the way; 2) what incentives for good work were included, or disincentives for bad work were included. Does anyone know?

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

ebusinessmedia1 Putin will receive major blowback (667 comments)

This will put a crimp in Putin's attempt to make a "New Russia" with a more sizable sphere of influence. Putin is a very smart guy; definitely a sociopath; and, ex-KGB (which means that he *remains* KGB, at heart.

What saddens me is that after the Berlin Wall fell, Western powers didn't do everything they could to help democratize Russia, or at leastinvest in a way that started to create a serious economic infrastructure that more Russians could participate in. Instead, KGB and high level Soviet cronies bought out Russia's infrastructure for a song; the mafia got more involved; the West disengaged. Sad, really sad. Now, Russia and Russians are in for another generation or more of killers like Putin and his cronies.

about 2 months ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

ebusinessmedia1 Corporate outsourcing fraud permeates STEM sector (234 comments)

There is ample evidence that many American corporations have been actively discriminating against American Workers for well over a decade. This is especially true when it comes to STEM work skills. India, China, and Russia have been the main sources of off-shoring (and now, in-shoring). India is the absolute worst, with India's goovernment actively pushing for more H1-Bs because they would rather America hire them than India build proper educational and business infrastructure systems. Indian government is one of the most corrupt on earth (easily as corrupt as some of the worst African states).

Want proof? Unemployment is a problem in America, and so are our sticky problems with immigration. Undercover of helping those immigrants who have so long labored in our agricultural sector, the American IT sector has seen fit to use the sentiment to help agricultural workers to create a Landslide of advantage for itself. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

The H-1B fiasco has cost Americans **$10TRILLION** dollars, since 1975. For anyone who wants to know the truth, read on.

One of the most respected technology pundits in Silicon Valley has this to say about the H1-B worker problem http://www.cringely.com/2012/1...

Here's an attorney and his consultants teaching corporations how to manipulate foreign-worker immigration law to replace qualified American workers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

H1-B abuse if accompanied by other worker-visa abuse L-1 Visa (H1-B's are only the tip of the iceberg). There are more than 20 categories of foreign worker visas. http://economyincrisis.org/con...

Professor Norman Matloff's extremely well documented studies on this problem. http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/...

Federal offshoring of healthcare.gov website http://www.economicpopulist.or...

How H1-B visa abuse is hurting American tech workers http://www.motherjones.com/pol...

There is no stem worker crisis in America http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-wo...

Marc Zuckerberg and wealthy tech scions continue to perpetuate this trend http://programmersguild.org/do...

Yahoo http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs...

Also, little known is the tactic of creating many different kinds of sub-visa categories to "fool the system". There are almost TWENTY different kinds of work visas. The whole thing is a sham and a lie, designed to drag down wages and keep from having to re-train Americans. Never thought I would see this day!

Some of the information presented in the aforementioned links will shock most Americans, because American corporate leaders don't want us to know the truth, and they are paying off policy makers with contributions to keep the truth from us. Bill Gates, John Chambers, Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt, and many, many others - including the principals of the most prominent immigration law firms, who profit from this outrage, are lying through their teeth. There is NO shortage of STEM workers in the US!!

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re: Irresponsible (354 comments)

Murders would be reduced. How is it that gun deaths drop precipitously just across the Canadian border, where they have sane gun controls?

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re:Irresponsible (354 comments)

We are talking about the right to print a 3D gun. That "right" will/should be limited, because it removes sensible control of the spread of killing weapons.

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re:Irresponsible (354 comments)

The suicide angle is showing to be pretty lame. It's clearly shown in statistics and epidemiological studies that if one owns a gun, you are more likely to die by gun if one suicides. Guns are far more lethal as suicide weapons than other means. Reducing the number of guns would therefore reduce the number of death attempts by suicide. The fact is that we already have too many guns in America, well over 300 million of them. And like it or not, no matter how you fudge the stats, 33-35,000 Americans DIE by gun, every year. We are FOURTH in the world in that statistic. What gets me is when gun lovers say "we should only care about gun homicides". Really? What about accidental gun deaths? What about the 10's of thousands maimed by guns?

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re:It's a 1A issue, not a 2A issue. (354 comments)

That's right, and SCOTUS will put a stop to it, just like they did about shouting "fire!" in a theater. There are limits to so-called "free speech".

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re:Irresponsible (354 comments)

Yes, we want to keep more people alive, contrary to some - like you - who appear to be arguing the opposite position.

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re: Irresponsible (354 comments)

You are making a hasty generalization about "my side". In recent polling, 90% of Americans (including NRA members) said they wanted better background checks for gun licensing. the NRA fought that, and won. the NRA leadership is a terrorist leadership, completely insensitive to anything but the filthy lucre they take form their gun manufacturing overlords, used to bribe corrupt legislators.

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re:Irresponsible (354 comments)

Pushing a button on a cheap 3D printer (let's say in 10 years, when a printer costs $100) is fundamentally dangerous to the well-being of society. That's a lot different than following a design to cobble together a weapon. It used to be a "right" to shout "fire" in a theater, but that "right" was not permitted under the 1st Amendment. the 2nd doesn't provide for carte blanche creation of guns via 3D printers. Sorry.

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re: Irresponsible (354 comments)

This is America; I have the right to vote and support change, including change to the Constitution. And, the so-called "right" to make 3D weapons is what we are discussing; THAT is NOT a settled right, and it never will be.

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re:Irresponsible (354 comments)

Yes it does, just like one's right to drive in certain ways is limited because those ways are unsafe for others. Guns are weapons, whose primary purpose is killing. What about the rights of the 100's of thousands of Americans who have been killed by guns. Your "rights" pale in comparison to that.

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re: Irresponsible (354 comments)

No, people who have a gun and use it to kill someone kill people. If the gun wasn't available, the killer would not have killed with a gun. The ready and absurdly easy availability of guns in America make it exceedingly easy for people to kill other people with guns. We need to stop that by restricting the number of available guns, and NOT increasing their availability by a bunch of basement-dwelling 3D gun makers.

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re:Irresponsible (354 comments)

More inane generalization. Do "tyrants" regulate clean, pathogen free water? Do "tyrants" create safe air-traffic control system. Your on-their-face ridiculous and absurd generalizations about people who make rules indicate a small, weak mind at work.

about 3 months ago

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Quantum Mechanics: Best Amateur Visual Primers

ebusinessmedia1 ebusinessmedia1 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ebusinessmedia1 writes "Recently, I've reviewed several good posts one quantum mechanics here, with the most recent one being "New Particle Found, the Bottom-Most Bottomonium".

I'm not a scientist, and am quantitatively challenged, but I love science for the sheer wonder of it. I want to learn as much as I can about this stuff, but I'm limited by my mathematical shortcomings. I love really good picture books, or elementary descriptions of deep theory that are well wrought. Does anyone have suggestions?"

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