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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

elloGov Re:Some really dumb investors. (167 comments)

I haven't explored their site. I get your point, but don't undermine and undervalue the work of software professionals. It devalues the line of work, debases earning demands while distorting expectations regarding quality, duration and cost of software products.
I challenge you to recreate their homepage in about a day in whatever! There is much planning, thought and work that went into it I'm sure. Even the templates you buy for X amount schlep together in a day took more than a day to build.

As to your dumb investors comment. You are most likely right, there is plenty of eager money out there looking for investment. There are also astute investors. One potential scenario I could see is pumping/hyping Ello with intention of shorting FB.

about a week ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

elloGov Supply meets demand (293 comments)

This is wrong. Yes, people have a natural greater affinity toward their own kind. However, to systematically and blatantly discriminate is illegal. The favored being a minority doesn't exempt one from discrimination based on national origin.

Supply serves a demand. I would like to see further investigation into the demand (specific corporations) this corruption meets the needs of. There is clear abuse of H1-B at the expense of the employee (the product):

  1. The qualified American worker who can't get a job or whose market value is being diluted by unqualified foreign workers who'll take much less to subsidize non-American oversea lifestyles.
  2. The qualified South Asian worker not getting a fair salary or being stereotyped as one who doesn't deserve his/her merit as an exceptional talent.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

elloGov Re:History repeating (631 comments)

Wrote this few weeks ago, must repost.

There is no one nor entity backing up the currency like there is FDIC on the $. It's a big risk with my most liquid asset. Finance is all about mitigating risk and quite frankly bitcoin is too much of a gamble.

about 8 months ago
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More Bitcoin Exchanges Forced Out of Sync After Massive DDoS Attack

elloGov The main flaw of bitcoin (135 comments)

There is no one nor entity backing up the currency like there is FDIC on the $. It's a big risk with my most liquid asset. Finance is all about mitigating risk and quite frankly bitcoin is too much of a gamble.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

elloGov Re:Nonsense (716 comments)

Where is my ever lasting car? Why am I paying all this money to mechanics over and over again. Only if I had gotten a brick wall to get me to and from work.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

elloGov Re:Tell your boss to go into brick laying (716 comments)

Also hit the idiot back with the same logic. "So if the company makes a loss and/or we don't get a pay raise/bonus to keep up with inflation or worse get lower salaries, you should dig into your personal assets to make up for it as you've failed in your role as a manager."

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

elloGov Tell your boss to go into brick laying (716 comments)

Tell your boss to go into brick laying.

Brick layer factors that into his cost. Furthermore, building a wall is something that can be mastered, whereas, writing bug-free code when working on something new and uncharted everyday can't. You are often pushing the boundaries of human capacity to maintain that logic flawlessly.

If he wants bug-free code, he needs to put up the cash, shut his mouth and pay for the additional hours required to produce bug free code as they do in missing critical software. You want a new bug-free widget? Okay, give me 6 months and well-defined specs.

The truth of the matter is that your boss has never programmed and is clueless about what it is. He looks down at you purely as an expense nothing more. The truth is that he is too dumb to be a programmer as if he was a smart guy/gal in the first place, he'd educate himself on what/whom he is managing. Good news for you is when there is economic hardship, he will be begging for jobs whereas you, with your concrete skill set, will have opportunities.

about 9 months ago
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NASA Pondering Two Public Contests To Build Small Space Exploration Satellites

elloGov Option to turn off advertising (127 comments)

Where has the option to disable advertising gone?
Here's the funny thing. Out of appreciation of being given a choice, I chose to not disable. However, now that it's gone, I feel as if it's forced down my throat.
I haven't tried Beta, but I'm gonna go ahead and join the revolt simply because "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". I'm satisfied with Slashdot Classic.

about 9 months ago
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China Rejects 545,000 Tons of US Genetically Modified Corn

elloGov I'm fing fed up by American exceptionalism... (215 comments)

I'm going to catch the wrath of my fellow flag-wrapped, self-professed "patriotic" American countrymen, but I'm fucking fed up and feel the need to speak up.
This sick propaganda starts with the media. Fuck reading a story's contents, you give me the color/race, ethnicity, religion, sexual-orientation, wealth/affluence, partisanship of the story (domestic and international), I'll tell you exactly what the reactions of my countrymen will be regardless of the facts. This post-colonial imperialism is sickening and runs through the veins of our society from top to bottom. It creates double standards, domestically and internationally.
China and its Ministry of Agriculture rejects unapproved goods just like our FDA would. How dare they expect the same as us? Let the smear campaign begin! China executes Uyghur Muslims, all of a sudden China is the best. Why? Because in our hierarchical caste system, China seems ranks higher than Muslims. This is the reality, a single stamp on your forehead of an identity defines one entirely and groups you with a stereotype irrelevant of the facts. And if you think that people are willingly going to accept second-class treatment, you are tripping, keep investing in the military as this is the only way.
This is exactly why:

  • we are bending over and taking it as our gov't sells out its citizen's right to privacy
  • some rich white kid gets off with "affluenza"
  • Zimmerman, had irrational support cult-like following
  • Snowden, a true patriot, is on the run from his own gov't
  • we have murdered, YES MURDERED, hundreds of thousands of people in many wars
  • Discriminatory anti-Muslim rhetoric is flowing openly. Sikhs are targeted as Muslims, we condemn the acts afterwards because "they aren't even Muslims"
  • ...

These double standards and injustices go on BECAUSE you permit it to happen. I'm the fucking patriot here, you are just a mindless sheep falling in line, fuck you!

about 10 months ago
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How the NSA Is Harming America's Economy

elloGov Re:massive losses of money and jobs (330 comments)

Exactly, that's the part these self-professed "patriots" don't get. Ideology and nationalism doesn't put food on the table.

about a year ago
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How the NSA Is Harming America's Economy

elloGov Re:Buy Chinese... (330 comments)

Had you any business acumen, you'd realize that your short-sighted vision will bite you in the bum long-term. "Yes, we suck, but the other guys suck worse" Eventually, someone will come along/transform to provide a better solution and eat your lunch.

about a year ago
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How the NSA Is Harming America's Economy

elloGov "A hungry man is an angry man" (330 comments)

Quoting Bob Marley, economy is the bloodline of any society. It's where the buck stops. I hope that our "patriotic"(nationalist) Orwellian ways can play a second fiddle to our economy. If not, we are paving our path to our own demise.

about a year ago
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Indian Government To Ban Use of US Email Services For Official Communications

elloGov Missing the point (219 comments)

USA's authoritarian, Orwellian stance is hurting American companies' ability to compete in the global market, domestic and international. It hurts the American economy.

about a year ago
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Twitter Wants To Hire 88 Engineers, IPO Signs Grow

elloGov Re:That seems an awful lot of engineers (32 comments)

Shouldn't judge an iceberg by its tip.
Not to undermine the massive infrastructure twitter must maintain for its core service, Twitter has additional services such as Vine (short Video sharing) and TwitterTV (from the jobs posted). In addition, maintaining an API which multitude of businesses, academics and individuals rely has its own challenges. I'm sure I'm missing more info, but the point is there is much more going on at Twitter (as with most other companies) than the simple services the general public seems to be exposed to and these services are created and serviced by employees.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Moving From Contract Developers To Hiring One In-House?

elloGov Software is living (524 comments)

Software is a living thing with ongoing needs throughout its full life cycle, including BUG fixes. You need to understand and acknowledge this and communicate it to your clientele. Inform them that they will have "software needs" well beyond the duration of your contract. This is why maintenance support exists which might be another source of revenue for you.

Ignoring the nature of the product you are delivering will not do anyone any good.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Moving From Contract Developers To Hiring One In-House?

elloGov Re: Have u thought about.. (524 comments)

This! You hit it the nail on the head dude. Software is a living thing. Given its dynamic habitat, it has ongoing efforts throughout it's full life cycle. Needs that include but not limited to BUG fixes. It's amazing how many people/companies seem to miss this point and fall into a rut.

about a year and a half ago
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How Colleges Are Pushing Out the Poor To Court the Rich

elloGov Re:In capitalism... (668 comments)

Relax, I never expressed my desire to give your money to a third-party, simply stating an observation.

about a year and a half ago
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How Colleges Are Pushing Out the Poor To Court the Rich

elloGov In capitalism... (668 comments)

Wealth and Power are compounding, always siphoning to the top. Unless you place restrictions, i.e. socialist policy, it's only a matter of time before serfdom ensues, It's no coincidence that 80% of the wealth created over the past two decades have gone to the top 1% of the population. Remember the dream of being millionaires in the 90s? Nowadays, billion is the dream. Yes, inflation over time is real, however it doesn't warrant an increase of 10^3 magnitude.

about a year and a half ago
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How Facebook Built Natural Language Into Graph Search

elloGov Re:The brightest minds of a generation (39 comments)

Civilization is an ongoing collective effort. Why do we whine about this? Next time you or a loved one who desperately needs the same bright minds to come up with remedy or a cure to a devastating disease, tell me why you don't whine.

about a year and a half ago
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How Facebook Built Natural Language Into Graph Search

elloGov Re:The brightest minds of a generation (39 comments)

What about the bright minds coming up with new ways to kill people (military)?
Moral codes, ethics and philosophies are for the classroom, cash is what rules in the real world. The massive efforts of society to abstract our ill-doings (work) from our morals shouldn't be overlooked either.

about a year and a half ago

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Scorpions may have lessons to teach aircraft designers

elloGov elloGov writes  |  more than 2 years ago

elloGov writes ""THE north African desert scorpion, Androctonus australis, is a hardy creature. Most animals that live in deserts dig burrows to protect themselves from the sand-laden wind. Not Androctonus. It usually toughs things out at the surface. Yet when the sand whips by at speeds that would strip paint away from steel, the scorpion is able to scurry off without apparent damage."
Dr Han Zhiwu of Jilin University and colleagues have found that surface irregularity in aircraft design could substantially minimize atmospheric dust damage that aircrafts endure. What implications if at all significant would such design have on drag and lift?"

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Pink Floyd take EMI to court

elloGov elloGov writes  |  more than 4 years ago

elloGov (1217998) writes ""The group, signed to EMI since 1967, are disputing the way payments for their digital sales are calculated...Their lawyer, Robert Howe QC, said EMI contend that the sale of individual tracks from albums 'only applies to the physical product and does not apply online'."

If courts side with EMI, wouldn't this defense be contradictory to the legal stance of EMI, "a proud member of the RIAA""

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Swedish pirates capture EU seat

elloGov elloGov writes  |  more than 5 years ago

elloGov (1217998) writes "Securing 7.1% of the votes and coming in fifth place, "Sweden's Pirate Party has won a seat in the European Parliament." The party campaigned for copyright law reformation. The conviction of the Pirate Bay four played a significant role in the party's promising success. "The establishment is trying to prevent control of knowledge and culture slipping from their grasp. When the Pirate Bay got hit, people realised the wolf was outside the front door." It's encouraging to see citizens rallying for change in government in politically unorthodox arenas."
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