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Comment: Weird. (Score 0) 476

by MakersDirector (#48919247) Attached to: Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

Ya missed one of my favorites, "Vrilliance".

Weird. I'm not even getting it on Google either.

In any case, easily my favorites.

Along the same lines, except here on Earth - and while it was a bit more out of control and hopeless for the explorers - I enjoyed the heck out of Slider's as well, Although I am convinced Quinn Mallory was actually initially lured into the device by his evil twin brother who assumed his life.

And again similar, with the exception of how mean it seemed to be placing the lead character - against his will - into unpredictable female and male forms involuntarily - was Quantum leap with Scott Bakula,

I mean. like the show Vrilliance, it wouldn't suck to 'play the part' of a female just to 'feel what it felt like' - but to be slipping and sliding willy nilly to these other forms and places like in these shows would drive me absolutely insane!

Comment: SONY hacked? NOT Quite! You’re welcome! (Score 0) 236

You’ve heard of the Sony Hack, right?

Ok, ok, I’m laughin me arse off over here.

I do SO enjoy a good practical joke sometimes!

About two weeks ago, I logged into equipment in Japan where all internet based communication goes through.

All traffic in Asia to the United States goes through Japan.

I had still had administrative access to the equipment I had worked with when I was sent to Hong Kong and Singapore to optimize networks and software systems for both the NSA and for Prudential Real Estate and Relocation which Warren Buffet was in the process of purchasing.

In a relatively simple computer program I placed on the equipment which is used to communicate between Sony and the United States, I created something called a ‘spoofed’ log entry.

A spoofed log entry is a ‘fictionalized’ entry which has not really happened.

Anytime information was grabbed from Sony by legitimate users, I would randomly place a spoofed log entry which would make it appear like information was being sent to North Korea.

In a nutshell what this means is data was never stolen.

It took Sony’s administrators 3 days to figure out what happened.

By then, they were so mired in their lies they could not change course.

In any case.

NOTHING I DID was illegal.

I had legitimate administrative access to the equipment which have had little, if any maintenance since I last did work on them in 2009.

And since the administrators of this equipment have had little, if any, awareness of what’s going on with their equipment let alone how their systems work.

THAT, my friends, is what a homeless hacker does when he’s bored and penniless.


Comment: Homeless (Score 0) 398

by MakersDirector (#48559941) Attached to: Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

After 20 some odd years in the biz, I've been homeless for about 3 years now.

In large part, you can thank H1B workers for this.

People like me need options. Not necessarily to rejoin 'this level' of employment, but maybe to engage in the workplace in different facets than previously offered.

This is NOT to say I am against H1B. But what I am advocating is providing options for those it displaces, which right now, these H1Bs are causing a systemic backlash against them that they simply are not prepared to handle.

Yup. That's a threat.

Comment: LOL (Score 0) 165

Sometimes, I can't help but laugh at the really really really funny spin put on things.

"You know, this hasn't happened yet, but we can imagine it and now we WANT to give terrorists ideas because we're that freakin bored with life"

Not realizing most people just don't freakin care to terrorize the population as much as those inventing these really inane, mindless stories keep trying to sell.

Comment: Initiative (Score 0) 459

by MakersDirector (#48382853) Attached to: Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

Let's be honest.

Not only are there not many black coders. There's not many females. And there aren't that many people from arab nations.

Now I don't see a problem with this. What's with this obsession with trying to get everyone to think the same way and even distribution across genders for everything?

Now let's draw the lines on where this leads: Not just homogenization: But a race that looks, functions, and feels the exact same.

Are you buying on to the concept that we should be part of a production line based on form by homogenization of mind?

My point is: Black people, at least the ones I have met - think and act differently. In my opinion, they tend to make for good entertainers, actors, and YES I have met a FEW decnet coders, but by and large, they have other things they excel at different than white.

This is NOT to be mistaken for capacity to achieve. I can learn Dutch if I wanted to. but the truth is. I dont want to. I KNOW it changes the way i see the world, the way i feel about myself, and more. NOW SHOULD I find value in learning Dutch one of these days. I MAY make that choice.

But to cite 'imbalance' rhetoric based on statistical bias - is misleading by numbers.

These numbers and this information fails to recognize nor respect the individual experience and the mindset of the individuals that comprise that group.

Let them make the decisons for themselves. Quit trying to melt it all together, Yes, this is the melting pot, but you've taken it too far.

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig. -- Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love"