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Gov't Report: Laser Pointers Produce Too Much Energy, Pose Risk For the Careless

msaroff Like that Dilbert Cartoon. (260 comments)

I wasted a temp.

about a year ago
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Posting Photos of Olympics Could Land You In Court

msaroff Time to hit them where it hurts. (394 comments)

Write Olympic sponsors, and say that you will no longer patronize them because of this.

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Seizes Server Providing Anonymous Remailer Service

msaroff Can You Say False Flag Opp? (355 comments)

Someone bosts a gazillion bomb threats, and computers associated with OWS and other protests get seized.

Awfully convenient.

Any guess as to whether the bomb threats can be traced back th Langley or Ft. Meade?

more than 2 years ago
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Finally: Broadband for the Commodore 64

msaroff Dude, you're getting a Minitel!!! (442 comments)

More seriously, isn't this just a slightly souped up Minitel running on a bit more computing power than the original?

more than 10 years ago

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USAID Is Gives Grants to Offshore IT Jobs

msaroff msaroff writes  |  more than 4 years ago

msaroff writes "USAID is making grants millions of dollars the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Alliance to create outsourcing centers and training programs whose goals are to encourage US employers to outsource IT jobs to Sri Lanka and Armenia. Under director Rajiv Shah [an Obama political appointee], the United States Agency for International Development will partner with private outsourcers in Sri Lanka to teach workers there advanced IT skills like Enterprise Java (Java EE) programming, as well as skills in business process outsourcing and call center support. USAID will also help the trainees brush up on their English language proficiency. USAID is contributing about $10 million to the effort, while its private partners are investing roughly $26 million. "To help fill workforce gaps in BPO and IT, USAID is teaming up with leading BPO and IT/English language training companies to establish professional IT and English skills development training centers," the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, said in a statement posted Friday on its Web site. "Courses in Business Process Outsourcing, Enterprise Java, and English Language Skills will be offered at no charge to over 3,000 under- and unemployed students who will then participate in on-the-job training schemes with private firms," the embassy said.

They are doing this in Armenia as well. (link)"

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