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Interviews: Ask Malcolm Gladwell a Question

sgt_doom Re:Why are you a corporate shill? (108 comments)

Plus, Gladwell took that contract to spew out propaganda against WikiLeaks and Assange!

about a week ago
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Interviews: Ask Malcolm Gladwell a Question

sgt_doom Are you delusional????? (108 comments)

You are so bloody ignorant your mental instability is really besides the point! What an effing idiot!!!

about a week ago
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Interviews: Ask Malcolm Gladwell a Question

sgt_doom FYI: Gladwell?????? (108 comments)

This is the royal jackhole who took a contract to put out propaganda about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange? Screw him to hell and beyond.

about a week ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

sgt_doom Re:The perennial disconnect... (574 comments)

Back when I was really, really at the top of my game, when I was really an experienced and skilled coder, I couldn't find squart, or was considered a hardcore unemployable for some unfathomable reason. You make a few valid points, but overall I have to disagree with the thrust of your thesis. Fundamentally, those doing the hiring are clueless, which is why so many frauds get hired, and the real programming talent is filtered out.

Recently, the local news wondered if the Seattle area would have more tech startups with ensuing local Microsoft layoffs, but with their established pattern, it is far more likely that the market of patent trolls will grow.

It used to be that the hotshots would leave a well-established startup to begin their own startup, but they aren't hiring the real talent anymore, just offshoring jobs and importing foreign visa scab workers. They have destroyed the pattern of amortization at the cognitive level.

about three weeks ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

sgt_doom Re:There's a clue shortage (574 comments)

The very first time that happened to me was waaaay back in the 1970s, when as a contract programmer with IBM I was on one of their developer teams, and several years later, replied to an ad for that same software, but they were requiring 10 years experience, and I explained that I had more experience then anyone else, as I had been on the development team. They never got back to me?

about three weeks ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

sgt_doom Information Week, you gotta be . . . (574 comments)

. . . shitting me? Why not the Liberty Lobby, Ken Rogoff or Martin Feldstein, they all share equal "validity" and "credibility."

about three weeks ago
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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

sgt_doom The reason should be obvious . . . (190 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).

about a month 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 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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Swedish Justice and WikiLeaks

sgt_doom sgt_doom writes  |  5 days ago

sgt_doom (655561) writes "The Australian-British journalist and author, John Pilger, has written a concise single-page synopsis of the assault on WikiLeaks' Julian Assange by the Swedish legal system, and the case being decided this week on whether or not their prosecutors must present all the discovery evidence (incriminating SMS messages between accuser Anna Ardin, and other parties) to Assange's attorneys, as would normally be the case in any other legal proceeding. So much for Swedish justice!"
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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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