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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.

2 days 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? (140 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?

3 days 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 a week 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re:Irresponsible (354 comments)

Another "let's ban water because people drown" argument. What more to expect from the NRA? This technology WILL be regulated, and regulated hard. There WILL be severe penalties for spreading the manufacture of weapons via 3D printers.

about 2 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re:Irresponsible (354 comments)

No, I am arguing that the spread of killing weapons is unhealthy and unsafe - and violates the rights of Americans who have been killed by said weapons.

about 2 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

ebusinessmedia1 Re: Irresponsible (354 comments)

No, I have a right to lobby my legislators to stop the irresponsible spread of killing weapons in America. Michael Bloomberg also has that right. Little-by-little, America is going to get better on this issue. Remember tobacco? Remember highly unsafe autos prior to Ralph Nader? Watch, and learn.

about 2 months ago

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Quantum Mechanics: Best Amateur Visual Primers

ebusinessmedia1 ebusinessmedia1 writes  |  about 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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