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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Bad idea (382 comments)

"Realisticly what can we do?"

Read the U.S. Constitutions again. The key is in that old document where modern presidents treating it as toilet paper.

Hint: pay attention to the second amendment. It gives you certain rights to conduct certain activities.

about two weeks ago
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IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:More US workers == offshoring?? (484 comments)

"and set in good faith a price for their services"

which most of them are fraudulent.

about two weeks ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Bad ethics education (552 comments)

Bad MBA programs produces bad managers who don't know how to fully utilize the most educated, skilled generation since World War II. Our company just hired a PhD in Victorian-era literature over an Indian H1B for I.T. work, and gosh, she was a fast learner and hard worker.

And she is a hottie.

It takes good, ethical managers on how to train / re-purpose all these over-educated workforce.

about a month ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Wrong Percentage (552 comments)

assuming they have the cash to start with. Before that you have to work with someone else to acquire the seed capital.

about a month ago
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Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Pro-War Propaganda (282 comments)

I don't buy any of it. Show me the video where Kim Jong Un threatens America. The only "evidence" we have is entirely circumstantial -- from government and media talking heads. And I wouldn't trust a word they say. The U.S. government and the media alike have entirely too much to gain by issuing propaganda and laying the groundwork for a future war. Key reasons America would love to start a war with North Korea:

1. Would complete an unfinished war we settled with armistice in the 1950's. Old warmongers have long memories and a war with North Korea would cement their legacies and would justify America's Korean War.

2. North Korea has tremendous human capital -- meaning a highly-intelligent, highly-literate workforce that the West would love to exploit. The West has every expectation that North Korea's citizens would be just like those of South Korea: westernized, consumers, who have a strong national GDP. Hundreds of bulge-bracket corporations would love to set up shop in North Korea, export goods to North Korea, trade with North Korea, sell their wares in North Korea, and employ a highly-intelligent North Korean labor pool for all sorts of professional services at dramatically lower wage rates -- like the way back office jobs have been exported to Vietnam and to the Philippines.

3. And perhaps the most important reason the U.S. would love to start -- and finish -- a war with North Korea is that America could station more of its troops there as a strategic jumping off point against Cold War foes Russia and China. Don't for a minute think that the U.S. invaded Iraq and Afghanistan by accident. Both nations border either Russia or China. That's also the reason the U.S. has continued military operations in those nations. With the U.S. posting thousands of troops on the border of Russia and China, its effectively like what the Soviet Union tried with parking missiles in Cuba -- playing the game of Risk with real lives on a global scale and trying to park your munitions, your troops, your war vehicles as close to the opponent as possible. It sends a clear message to Russia and China -- the U.S. is in your back yard.

Which is precisely why the U.S. did nothing during the Rwandan civil war. Or why the U.S. did nothing to stop genocide in East Timor that killed 100,000 people. Those nations do not border former Cold War foes. Those nations do not have exploitable human capital resources. There is conscious design into the choices behind our aggression with Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea. Don't for a moment think these nations were picked at random.

I question the rhetoric coming out of Washington. We've seen too many historical examples where U.S. secret government has created propaganda to lay the groundwork for future war. We've seen too many examples where U.S. secret government has assisting in the deposing or assassination of leaders of sovereign nations (Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, for example) with the intent of installing leaders who favor American business interests. And we've seen too many examples where U.S. secret government has waged covert war against a nation (Cuba for example).

And we've seen plenty of examples of this sort of propaganda from other nations. For example, the Reichstag fire.

Don't just go for the knee-jerk American patriotic response. Do your own thinking on North Korea. Frankly, I'm still wondering how North Korea bridged a 15-year technology gap in the 1990's, when the CIA concluded that North Korea had no mid-range missile technology despite the conservative heads in America calling for more funding on Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative, but then suddenly North Korea launched a test of the taepodong 1 missile over Japan.

Again, don't just swallow rhetoric such as, "America never bargains with terrorists." That's hogwash. Do your own research and thinking. You'll note that the U.S. has given arms to dozens of hostile, terrorist groups, and has given millions of dollars to other terrorist organizations, if only to ensure those terrorist organizations don't attack the U.S. (for example, the CIA paid off the PLO in the 1970's via Ali Hassan Salameh). So I would not be at all surprised if U.S. secret government also gave North Korea technology that bolstered their missile program, if only to make a more reasonable case for increased funding of the Strategic Defense Initiative.

Seems like the rhetoric, the sanctions, the antics all point in one direction -- towards an eventual war. And I question that. I urge all of you to do the same.

about a month ago
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Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Except that they have no debts (265 comments)

and for that, load up on some Tesla Motor's stock...... it will rebound.....

about a month ago
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Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:As Russian (265 comments)

Lastly, real Russians will not post on Slashdot.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Files a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For Activating Pirated Software

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:They say it is "completely anonymous" (268 comments)

So who ever the victim on the other side can file a counter-suit against Microsoft for breaching the EULA, harassment/threats, and more.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Apply to University of Illinois (720 comments)

where they have a known history of hiring felons as faculty or staff.

about 2 months ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Everyone? (545 comments)

Because IT professionals in the USA lacks union representation, unlike other more advanced countries.

about 2 months ago
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FBI: Wiper Malware Has Korean Language Packs, Hard Coded Targets

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Corporate (81 comments)

And that Sergey you have mentioned may be the greatest threat to Security & Privacy of common citizens.

about 2 months ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Just wondering (1128 comments)

Libertarians are most likely to associate with Republicans than Democrats.

about 2 months ago
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Billionaire Donors Lavish Millions On Code.org Crowdfunding Project

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Fucking bait and switch (84 comments)

I can say with certainty that you have never been through college with a rigorous engineering curriculum. (No, those liberal arts stuff do not count)

about 2 months ago
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Billionaire Donors Lavish Millions On Code.org Crowdfunding Project

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Fucking bait and switch (84 comments)

That's a pipedream at best.

If you are qualified to work as a developer, chances are you already have a college degree. That proves you are not lazy.

The police state (and also criminal ID theft) increases you chance of having a random criminal record. That does not prove you are not unemployable. (Good credit report should offset bad criminal records IMHO)

At that leaves the unemployed that are in that situation because of luck or tragic circumstances. That is why we need to adequately fund welfare and socialize medicine.

And of course, ban H1-B and unionize coders/developers/engineers.

about 2 months ago
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Education Chief Should Know About PLATO and the History of Online CS Education

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:warning: nanny-state comment (134 comments)

when programmers union up and start demanding paying their wages in bitcoin or Gold, the corporate scheme will be over. When USD lose their reserve currency status the game will be wide open.

about 3 months ago
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Education Chief Should Know About PLATO and the History of Online CS Education

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Arne Duncan is a hack (134 comments)

So Obama is a corporate democrat, not like "socialist" as everyone else is claiming.

about 3 months ago
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How To End Online Harassment

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re: here we go (834 comments)

A lot of men was harassed and doxxed for being a Republican showing Buddhist symbols with anti-Zionist views.

about 3 months ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Re:Worthless degrees (438 comments)

In most East Asian countries, especially China, public schools are actually far superior than private schools, and harder to get in too.

about 3 months ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

ub3r n3u7r4l1st Remember (438 comments)

Keep this article mind when hiring your next H-1Bs over your American counterparts which undergoes extensive liberal arts and ethics education.

about 3 months ago

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The students who feel they have the right to cheat

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  about 3 months ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "Students are often keen to exercise their rights but recently there has been an interesting twist — some in India are talking about their right to cheat in university exams.

Keep this in mind when hiring your next H-1Bs over your American counterparts which undergoes extensive liberal arts and ethics education."

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Complain about Comcast, get fired from your job

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  about 4 months ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "When you complain to your cable company, you certainly don’t expect that the cable company will then contact your employer and discuss your complaint. But that’s exactly what happened to one former Comcast customer who says he was fired after the cable company called a partner at his accounting firm.

Be careful next time when you exercise your first amendment rights."

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Apple removed last iOS FOSS app in the App store

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  about a year ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "On Wednesday February 5th, Apple attempted to strike a devastating blow to the FOSS ecosystem on iOS by removing “Blockchain”, the last remaining payment app, from the App Store. Offering no explanation and no opportunity to address any issues, without any apparent change in circumstances other than the growing popularity of the independent and competitive payment system, Apple has eradicated their payment competition on iOS and left the space entirely to competing mobile OSs like Google’s Android."
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Payment system update glitch caused massive shopping spree

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  about a year ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "The Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system allows recipients of government food stamps to purchase goods using a digital card with a set spending limit, but for a few hours over the weekend, that limit disappeared for many users visiting Walmart stores in Louisiana. Xerox, which hosts some of the infrastructure used by the EBT card system, claims that a power outage during a routine maintenance test caused the temporary glitch. The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended. A local police chief says that "It was worse than any black Friday" that he's ever seen."
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Most approve of hosting games on company gear, sur

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "Only about a third of more than 1,000 respondents to a Network World online survey believe it's always wrong to use company or governmental equipment to host private video game sessions for groups of players.

The rest of those registering an opinion are OK with the practice, although some approve only with caveats.

Only about a third of more than 1,000 respondents to a Network World online survey believe it's always wrong to use company equipment to host private video game sessions for groups of players."

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Google Hackers Had Ability to Alter Source Code

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "Hackers who breached Google and other companies in January targeted source-code management systems, security firm McAfee asserted Wednesday. They manipulated a little-known trove of security flaws that would allow easy unauthorized access to the intellectual property the system is meant to protect.

The software-management systems, widely used at businesses unaware that the holes exist, were exploited by the Aurora hackers in a way that would have enabled them to siphon source code, as well as modify it to make customers of the software vulnerable to attack. It’s akin to making yourself a set of keys in advance for locks that are going to be sold far and wide."

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Tour de France champion accused of hacking

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "A French judge has issued a national arrest warrant for U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis in connection with a case of data hacking at a doping laboratory, a prosecutor's office said.

French judge Thomas Cassuto, based in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, is seeking to question Landis about computer hacking dating back to September 2006 at the Chatenay-Malabry lab, said Astrid Granoux, spokeswoman for Nanterre's prosecutor's office. The laboratory near Paris had uncovered abnormally elevated testosterone levels in Landis' samples collected in the run-up to his 2006 Tour de France victory, leading to the eventual loss of his medal."

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Learning the Art of Creating Computer Games Can Bo

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  about 5 years ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "Computer games have a broad appeal that transcends gender, culture, age and socio-economic status. Now, computer scientists in the US think that creating computer games, rather than just playing them could boost students' critical and creative thinking skills as well as broaden their participation in computing. They discuss details in the current issue of the International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing."
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United States Government: How They Want To Take Ov

ub3r n3u7r4l1st ub3r n3u7r4l1st writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) writes "Fox News recently ran a report about the Cars.gov website, the official "Cars for Clunkers" site that allows you to trade in your old car and get money to buy a new, fuel-efficient vehicle, has a very odd Terms of Service.

When you click on the button on the official site to submit a transaction, a warning box pops up that states the following:

"This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the US Government. Any or all uses of this system and all files may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT, and law enforcement personal, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign."

So basically, by clicking on "Continue", you've just made your personal computer, in your home, a Federal computer system, which would allow the government to spy on it!

Video:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=bWs12ccbOiE"

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