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Comment: Sounds great! (Score 5, Insightful) 507

by Anon-Admin (#48676915) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

I love the Idea, we are looking for the top 5%. We need the elite of the programming world to immigrate to the US and help us keep the US are the top of our game.

Seeing as we agree on that, then I am sure you will agree that the best way to get exceptional programmers, is to offer them exceptional wages. So lets work together to change the H1B's requirement and to require that all H1B's are paid in the top 1% of the pay scale.

Comment: Re:if there is no evidence presented in how they.. (Score 2) 51

And how many times has the traffic stop been bogus?

Your tail light is out... (It was not out and I had the wiring checked)

You were swerving in your lane... (Louisiana used this one while the state had forfeiture laws. That was until they pulled over a reporter from a Dallas TV station)

I have been stopped for doing 56 in a 55. Think about that, speedometers are not even that accurate.

I friend of mine that is a cop once told me that he could pull anyone over at any time. Why? Because there are 1000's of traffic laws and you are breaking one every time you drive. When I asked which one I was breaking as we were driving down the street he responded "You are not preceded by a man caring a red flag." Seems the law was and may still be on the books from the early 1900's.

Comment: Re:I am wondering (Score 2) 295

by Anon-Admin (#48596139) Attached to: French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

That would be different based on the city and state (US)

A friend drove a cab for years and around here that is not how it works. The cab company rents the cabs to the drivers at a set amount per day. The driver can accept jobs that come in across the computer but there will be a small handling charge that is built into the price per mile printed on the side of the cab and used in the meter. If they pick up some one who flags them down or some one who calls their Cell and requests a pickup then there is no handling charge.

The friend of mine that did it treated it like a small business. He had cards made with his cell on them and kept his car immaculately clean. After the first year 90% of his calls were from customers and word of mouth. He would also give discounts to his regulars. Really the discounts were nothing more than him deducting the handling fee from the printed cost.

Comment: Re:Is it more difficult? (Score 1) 241

by Anon-Admin (#48585385) Attached to: Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

IThe problem with IT's reputation is that it is a cost center

Next time a manager points that out to you, ask them where it comes from. Oh look it comes from Accounting and they are a cost center as well. Oh and so is Marketing,

There are lot and lots of examples where IT was divided off the business and the department began billing all the other departments for the work preformed. In every one of those instances IT becomes one of the biggest profit centres in the company. It is amazing what happens when the IT department has to be paid for the services provided.

Comment: Re:Cloud (Score 3, Interesting) 241

by Anon-Admin (#48585259) Attached to: Is Enterprise IT More Difficult To Manage Now Than Ever?

You IT security is only as good as your control of the hardware!

I dont care if it is Windows or Linux, if someone other than the company personal can get to the hardware they can access your system and all the data in it. When you outsource your services to a data center provider you are trusting there security, there hiring practices, and there employees. Ill tell you right now, having worked for several of the BIG data center providers, most of them dont do a background checks. I have worked with many that were felons and in three cases worked with people convicted of credit fraud as well as hacking.

How many CIO's/CTO's/etc ever investigate the data center provider to determine there hiring practices and who has access to the hardware they will be storing the virtual machines on?

IT people say is it insecure because we know that #1) the person making the decision does not understand technology and #2) s/he simply went with the lowest bidder.

Comment: Re:Fire all the officers? (Score 1) 515

by Anon-Admin (#48581427) Attached to: Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

I say head to the local federal magistrate and file charges under USC 18 > Part I Chapter 13 241

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

It seems to me they violated the 4th amendment and stopped her from exercising her first amendment rights.

The 4th amendment
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Though it is a strech seeing as the woman was black she may also try to apply

USC 18 > Part I Chapter 13 242

Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

IANAL so that is just my take on it.

Comment: Re:Betteridge says (Score 1) 184

by Anon-Admin (#48580579) Attached to: Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary?

You don't have to drive it, go to your local municipal airport. You can get a short flight like that for a little more than the airlines charge and if you get to know some of the pilots you can get the flight for the cost of the fuel. You can also ask around, I bet you know someone or someone who knows someone with a pilots license. You could even get your own and just rent the plane, it is not hard.

The small municipal airports dont have all the BS security, the flights tend to be shorter as there is no waiting in line. In most cases it is you and the pilot on the plane so no crowds. That's assuming you don't have an issue riding in a small prop plane.

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