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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

sgt_doom The reason should be obvious . . . (173 comments)

. . . those of us who aren't arithmetically-challenged have noticed that this official fourth jobless recovery (although really the fifth or sixth, and we are now told that all the jobs lost have been created again, at least in numerical quantity), that with each and every one of those four downturns, meltdowns, etc., that exactly one-fifth of the US workforce was laid off --- now, to have precisely the same portion of the workforce laid off each and every effing time is just a little bit too mind boggling to be taken as accidental --- throw into the equation all those jobs now being offshored, or created offshore, and more and more foreign visa scab workers imported by the corporations (remember, please, that the NYC Times Square attempted car bomber had been sponsored to this country from Pakistan, by a hedge fund based in Connecticut).

12 hours ago
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Sale of IBM's Chip-Making Business To GlobalFoundries To Get US Security Review

sgt_doom Re:Wake up America ... (95 comments)

So, you are telling me that all those engineers, programmers and research scientists I have known, and many others I have read about and corresponded with, who have had their jobs offshored, don't exist? You really have an imaginary mindset. Things are far bleaker than you can imagine, bubba!

Take a close look at the GDP, then come back and dare tell me we have an economy any longer in Amerika!

about a week ago
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JP Morgan Chase Breach: Shades of a Cyber Cold War?

sgt_doom Re:Corporate Wars (96 comments)

You're not particularly current, dood, it has been going on for quite some time now.

about a month ago
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JP Morgan Chase Breach: Shades of a Cyber Cold War?

sgt_doom Curious reframing within a reframing . . . (96 comments)

. . . after all, JPMorgan Chase (Chase) is the largest criminal organization in America today, and together with Goldman Sachs, they effectively run and control the US Department of the Treasury, while existing as the major forces of the Federal Reserve Bank. If the Russian mob was attacking the American mob, it is really about the mobs, now isn't it?

about a month ago
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Code.org: Blame Tech Diversity On Education Pipeline, Not Hiring Discrimination

sgt_doom Why this study is braindead on arrival . . . (227 comments)

Again, ranton, this is all besides the point. The other week, our weak AG, Eric Holder, filed EOE lawsuits against companies allegedly practicing biased behavior against transgendered individiuals, yet for how many decades now have entire IT departments at corporations and organizations been entirely replaced with foreign nationals from India, for chrissakes?

That is also against the EOE laws, yet zero attorney generals have acknowledged this.

about a month ago
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Code.org: Blame Tech Diversity On Education Pipeline, Not Hiring Discrimination

sgt_doom Re:I have a crazy idea (227 comments)

That is crazy, grasshoppa, because we have a capitalist educational system, leading to further capitalist subsystems and primary system, and that ain't the way things are done here, dood!

about a month ago
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Code.org: Blame Tech Diversity On Education Pipeline, Not Hiring Discrimination

sgt_doom Of course we do . . . (227 comments)

bradley13, otherwise people might begin to wake up and realize that with all the offshoring of jobs, the insourcing of foreign visa scab workers, any actual education is besides the point when the jobs base has been decimated!

One-fifth of the US workers were laid off over the past five years. The president mentioned in a speech the other day that 10 million new jobs have been created in the private sector (but only 5.5 million can be verified, and a job can't be verified when it doesn't exist! ).

By all these so-called "studies" from Pew Research Center (FYI: the very same guys who, a few years back, claimed the American corporatemed was majority "liberal") and elsewhere, which are psychometrically balanced to divide and conquer, people have their attention redirected from the real causes, their real enemy.

about a month ago
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Code.org: Blame Tech Diversity On Education Pipeline, Not Hiring Discrimination

sgt_doom News flash, citizens!!!! (227 comments)

The American educational system is a capitalist educational system , not a meritocratic educational system.

'Nuff said (or else it should be, if not eveyone qualifies as an Ameritard today!)......

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

sgt_doom Are you from India? (479 comments)

If not, then why the bloody hell are you even asking this stupid question?

If you aren't from India, of course they aren't going to hire you. WTF is wrong with you, dood?

about a month ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

sgt_doom Re:Again? (200 comments)

Not only that, but the NSA --- since the Reagan Administration and 1988 --- falls under the jurisdiction of the DoD, the Pentagon, not exactly a beacon of honesty. The CorporateMedia has proven time and again, and most definitely over the past several weeks, that it is simply an official news outlet of the DoD: Fox, CNN, NPR, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, etc.

Gen. Zinni has appeared on both Fox and CNN, talking about ISIL (and I did agree with his remarks about them being murdering psychopaths, but so is Henry Kissinger), yet neither news station identified him as being on the board of a major defense contractor, BAE Systems.

Fran Townsend appeared on CNN, yet they never identified her as being a consultant to several defense contractors.

Wesley Clark appeared on NPR talking or rather, lying, about events in the Ukraine, and never once did they identify him as being on the board of BNK Petroleum, nor have they mentioned that Vice President Biden's son, Hunter Biden, is with Burisma Ukraine, which is doing the major amount of fracking there.

about a month and a half ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

sgt_doom Thank you! (200 comments)

Exactly, both Bushtards (which Obama obsessively keeps appointing, as well as neocon Hillary), Clapper and Alexander have lied repeatedly before congress, and they are the top doods, so what are their lackeys supposed to do, after all?

about a month and a half ago
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Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

sgt_doom Duuuuhhhh. . . . (166 comments)

. . . Did she just crawl out of a cave or something? Has she never heard of Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept over at firstlook.org, wallstreetonparade.com, cryptogon.com, crytome.org, wikileaks.org? WTF to the max, dood???

about a month and a half ago
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Scientists Capture the Sound Made By a Single Atom

sgt_doom Re:forest (100 comments)

Naaah. . just OMG, over and over and over . . . .

about a month and a half ago
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Scientists Capture the Sound Made By a Single Atom

sgt_doom Soooo yesterday, dood. . . . (100 comments)

.. . . . . been there, heard it already!

Ooooommmmm . . . .ooooommmmmm. . . .ooooommmmm.. . .those atom sounds can be might tedious!

about a month and a half ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

sgt_doom Bill Gates' History (363 comments)

So please allow humble me to sum up his history:

Gates mommy was buds with the CEO of IBM who handed over the greatest licensing deal in human history, the DOS license, to her boy, BillG. BillG hires a dood named Tim who copies Gary Kildall's CP/M operating system, and calls it DOS (actually, the legal term for what Gates & company did was software piracy). Next, BillG gets his company Micro-something-or-other, financed through his uncle, who was VP of First Interstate at the time. Finally, BillG and company license everybody else's imaginative products and reengineers them into their operating system. (Do we still call that software piracy?)

The End.

about 2 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

sgt_doom Re:We're crazy (441 comments)

Your comments are highly nonsensical, hope you aren't really in IT, but then the last decade I've witnessed nothing but dregs in IT, with few exceptions. Regarding farm workers, they same is going on there, with both American and Latino undocumented workers laid off and replaced with Thai workers specifically flow in to replace them (as illegal as all the other replacment worker/foreign visa scab worker scams). This occurred in at least three states: Washington, Hawaii and California, although the court in Washington compensated the laid off workers here and fined the law-breaking company which flew in those cheaper Thai workers.

about 2 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

sgt_doom Re:"Culture in tech is a very meritocratic culture (441 comments)

Good point, now please allow me to describe the "meritocratic" Amerikan process I came into contact with at Microsoft in the 1990s as a tech support contractor (was a highly skilled programmer once upon a time, but due to advanced age I found myself working down the jobs structure): they gave us an preliminary tech knowledge test to ascertain if we qualified, but of course, refused to tell us our scores [I qualified, and later find out I was only of two who had actually passed said test --- always be hyper suspicious when they refuse to tell you your score].

Next, we go through several weeks training, where they assure us that only those who pass the test finals will set on a rack to answer clients tech problems --- only two of us (older and more experienced) actually pass the Operations exam and the Networking exam, yet everyone goes to work the next week.

Yes this was only tech support for MS Windows 95, but that is how they, MS, and the rest of the industry rolls --- absolutely zero meritocratic processes, although MS and a few others are obsessive about hiring Ivy League types.

about 2 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

sgt_doom Re:Bullshit (441 comments)

If only American business could hire the best managers and CEOs, instead they only thing they are good for today is producing junk paper (over 60% of the GDP is based upon the top 5 banksters, who control 90% of the credit derivatives, which is called such one day, then the very next day the stooge at the Fed says it's all just junk paper), offshoring jobs and importing foreign visa scab workers.

about 2 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

sgt_doom This is why, (441 comments)

. . US workers should focus on making bombs and various incendiaries to implement blowback against all the criminal corporations out there: GE, AT&T, Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Blackstone Group, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, KKR, TPG, etc., etc., etc. Time to bring back the days of the McNamara brothers, Emma Goldman, Alexander Birkman ---- in other words, time to go Old School!

about 2 months ago

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This Machine Kills Secrets by Andy Greenberg

sgt_doom sgt_doom writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sgt_doom writes "Privacy on the Internet can be a life or death proposition: whether it was Yahoo's Jerry Yang outing a Chinese pro-democracy activist to the Chinese government, the secret police of Bahrain disappearing protesters, or the lengthy incarceration and sleep-deprivation torture of Bradley Manning, the outcomes can be enormous.

Greenberg has exhaustively researched the story — and the back story -- providing the reader with the ultimate bird's eye view of the unfolding story of WikiLeaks, Internet privacy and the corporate and governmental battles waged against them; this is one kick ass piece of work!

From cryptography and cipherpunks to the extreme efforts of hacktivists, Greenberg delivers mightily.

Highly recommended!"

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