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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

sgt_doom Re:Hmm... (417 comments)

You may be onto something . . . .

about two weeks ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

sgt_doom Of course and duuuuuhhh. . . (417 comments)

Is there any godforsaken human with an IQ above a doorknob who still hasn't the read the greatest SF book of all time, Iain Banks incredible book, The Player of Games?????

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

sgt_doom And a similar argument .... (720 comments)

... after having saved this law firm in Seattle, Bogle and Gates, some bucks when I was an IT contractor there, I applied for a position which opened in their tech support department. For some peculiar reason, instead of hiring me, a tried and true quantity, they opted to instead hire a woman who had been fired from two previous jobs in San Francisco --- for embezzling.

One day the partners arrived at work to find all their operating funds had disappeared, and today Bogle and Gates is no more since they dissolved the firm without any operating funds to continue on. (Maybe crooks hire crooks, after all, considering who that Gates was the grandfather to?)

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

sgt_doom Normally, felons should seek employment .... (720 comments)

... at either JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup or Morgan Stanley. If they aren't too bright, they try the TSA, which has a track record of hiring felons, although they tend to bust them frequently for pilfering luggage. (If you think I jest, look it up!)

about two weeks ago
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'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

sgt_doom Yo, let's cut the bullcrap. . . . (218 comments)

Wall Street, responsible for the global economic meltdown (JPMorgan CHASE, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, etc., etc.), is in Cyrus Vance Jr.'s district, and it was Vance Junior who went after some tiny little Chinese immigrant bank, Abacus Bank, instead of going after a single one of the major players.

I call bullcrap on this!

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Malcolm Gladwell a Question

sgt_doom Re:Why are you a corporate shill? (111 comments)

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

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask Malcolm Gladwell a Question

sgt_doom Are you delusional????? (111 comments)

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

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask Malcolm Gladwell a Question

sgt_doom FYI: Gladwell?????? (111 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 month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

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Swedish Justice and WikiLeaks

sgt_doom sgt_doom writes  |  about a month 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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