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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

jopsen Re:Misdirection (199 comments)

If the NSA says they can't find the emails and Snowden produces them, it's game over for the NSA.

Really, by that logic it should have been "game over" for the NSA a long time ago. NSA official lying under oath is nothing new. The US has no credibility at this point.

3 days ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

jopsen Re:Again? (199 comments)

And how would he prove they are real?

Email headers :)

3 days ago
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Should Docker Move To a Non-Profit Foundation?

jopsen Re:a foundation? surely a product should be first. (47 comments)

Rest assured, this company will fail or succeed on its own and will LIKELY BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING BETTER if the company starts acting like dicks...

I agree... Another factor to consider is the fact the codebase is fairly small... I have first hand dived into because of lacking docs...
Compared to a product like LibreOffice/OpenOffice, apache, Firefox, Linux, docker is very small project. So launching a competing product isn't that hard...

about two weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

jopsen Re:Can you stop your patronizing already ? (322 comments)

Fact: In America there are millions of citizens who go hungry every nights

Patronizing for the sake of patronizing will only earn you distrust and disgust

Patronizing for the sake of patronizing will only earn you distrust and disgust

Sorry, I didn't mean to say that the US is perfect in anyways... Just that I don't think the US going to do anything for its poor citizens.
The US is messed up, and surely ought spend it money smarter than doing an arms race, but US public, politicians and press, probably aren't smart enough to do that... at least I'm not holding my breath :)

about two weeks ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

jopsen Spot on... (250 comments)

It really comes down to there being huge numbers of IT workers but very few good ones.

Spot on, I rarely meet people who deliver above and beyond...

But I don't know if one skilled motivated superstar developer is worth 5 slow moving developers...
But I have experienced teams of two skilled devs, making things move faster than a team of 10 average developers :)
(Of course partially because of communication overhead, and lack of one single person having real responsibility).

about two weeks ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

jopsen Re:There is no slump in open positions (250 comments)

Or, alternatively, very few companies willing to pay for good work. Minimum wage = minimum effort.

I don't hear about many it companies paying minimum wage in the US... Just curious do you even have single example?

about two weeks ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

jopsen Lol, get real... (250 comments)

The solution is aggressive immigration control, especially deportation of most immigrants at this point. Legal or illegal, doesn't matter.

So you want to deport legal immigrants :)
Ha ha... That's just stupid, by the very definition of legal..

government in Tennessee cracked down on immigration violations, suddenly businesses that relied on low and unskilled workers

Few IT jobs are occupied by low and unskilled workers... Why don't you take unenlightened anti-immigration rant somewhere else...

the real question is how many H1Bs are actually doing exceptional work versus simply being cheaper?

I'm an H1-B, relocated from Denmark, working in SF, and I can assure you that I'm not cheaper :)

.....we could free up several hundred thousand jobs that should be going to Americans.

If my H1-B was revoked I would move to an EU office for the same company, doing the same job, at approximately same salary.
My point is this, Silicon Valley can't be the tech hub, if people can't immigrate, in fact the hassle of getting a visas today is enough I wouldn't care if the company didn't hire paper pushers to do the work.

With respect to job availability, I see emails from recruiters trying to get me to go to a job interview every week...
It's not my impression that there is an abundance of skilled IT workers.

about two weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

jopsen Re:Ban when you are done testing? (322 comments)

Otherwise it's the standard way that the US maintains militray superiority over the rest of us.

I'm not a US citizen, but if "the rest of us" is China and Russia, I'm okay with US military superiority.. Seriously, it's not like European governments are particularly interested in jumping an arms race and spending money on military research.

Oh, and both Russia, China and India certainly ought to find better things to spend their money on... like food, education, etc...

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

jopsen Re:The article is complete fucking bullshit (789 comments)

By the way, it should be noted that it's not just US intelligence that consistently contradicts what you're saying. After Iraq we can't really trust the US anymore. But British, German and French officials (along with just about every European country) is consistently saying the same thing.

Note, that neither Germany or France went into Iraq... They have a lot more credibility than US officials. Seriously, Russias inconsistent presentation of the situation isn't collaborated by any independent sources...

There are some Russian soldiers who are on leave and using their personal time to help the separatist movement in Ukraine

And facilitating this (or even just allowing it) can be considered an act of war.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

jopsen Re: Sigh... (789 comments)

The BRICS countries have all the good cards and jeopardizing trade with them would mean condemning our populaces to abject poverty.

We're mutually dependent on trade... If we had to shut off China it would suck, but for both them and us. Absolutely, and it would mean changing current life style... A lot of things would become more expensive, but in the long run we would be fine... China on the other hand is more likely to fall into a long term recession...

Either way, that's not happening... Putin might in fact have to stop before the US and EU enforces complete embargos.
A general embargo on a country like Russia would have huge implications on both sides, nobody wants that.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

jopsen Re:The article is complete fucking bullshit (789 comments)

There are some Russian soldiers who are on leave and using their personal time to help the separatist movement in Ukraine

Documentation please... It's naive to think that Russia isn't hiring people to spread disinformation all over the internet.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

jopsen Re:Not the end... (789 comments)

If they used nukes on anybody we would freeze them out and make their economy collapse... And we would probably make China choose sides too...

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

jopsen Re:Not the end... (789 comments)

Hmm... I guess Russia already violated 1 through 3...

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

jopsen Re:Sigh... (789 comments)

No Ukrainian commander has the power to retaliate to a nuclear strike in kind

Which is probably a good thing... We the west (NATO) might no follow up with nuclear retaliation either. But Russia would be frozen completely out of the international community. I even suspect we would make China choose between trading with us or Russia. There is no risk of nuclear war... And if Putin made any such threat, sanctions would be prompt.

All he did here was mention that he was powerful, using his nuclear capacity to illustrate that...
I guess that leaves us with the option of a proxy war, like afghanistan during the cold war. Not sure what is worse...

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

jopsen Re:Customer-centric? (419 comments)

Moving them off US company/subsidiary servers in other countries is a huge threat to Nadella's cloud-focused Microsoft.

True, I also wonder if MS won't be liable for contract and privacy violations in the EU, if they do provide the data...

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

jopsen I suspect there is reasonable cause (419 comments)

The government could almost certainly get this data by going through the proper procedures in Ireland.

Maybe not. If the Irish government caves in to American pressure

How does this have anything to do with the Irish government, it doesn't control the Irish courts. Anyways, more likely than not the US government is trying to establish a precedence; and when doing so they're probably smart enough to use a case where they have "probable cause" for a search warrant.
Nobody have debated those merits, so if presented in an Irish court they might grant a search warrant...

about three weeks ago
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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

jopsen "Drug Free Zone" (217 comments)

...public Elementary School in a declared "Drug Free Zone"...

Of-topic, I've never understood that declaration... it seems to imply that drugs are allowed everywhere else. Which by my understanding isn't the case.
Oh, well... Americans :)

about three weeks ago
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Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

jopsen Re:R.I.P. Mozilla (171 comments)

We've had plenty of companies claim they fully vet their ads. And we've seen them get exploited time and time again.

This is mozilla... not any company...

Also we still just talking about experimenting with sponsored suggestions... My impression is that this is an attempt to create a win-win situation....
From what I understand there have been absolutely no talk about selling this space to highest bidder, or offering it to anybody.

It sounds more of an attempt to make the tile page usable and profitable, for users why haven't browsed enough that smart suggestions can be automatically generated... I think that what FF does now... Show suggestions based on browser history (locally of course, not using an invading cloud like Chrome).

about three weeks ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

jopsen Re:It'd be nice... (248 comments)

President Bill Clinton - 133

half of these is probably about whether or not he slept with that woman... he he...
- Not that I ever cared one bit....

about three weeks ago

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