Thank G*D for the 22nd Amendment
My objection to this technique has always been that by doing this, you essentially lose the people that have skills and can get jobs, and keep the people who don't have skills and can't get jobs, weakening your company. I'd generally rather choose who to make redundant, even if it costs a bit more, and keep the people who I know are actually productive around.
Correct, mostly. I have seen this happen in a number of companies I have worked out, The mgr starts a round of layoff, either by laying people off of annoying workers until they quit, what also happens is that the smart, talented workers they want to keep read the writing on the wall and leave. The mgt tries to compensate by ramping up the off shore offices but soon discover that it's damn near impossible and really expensive to replace the good people who walked out.
Rinse then repeat.
It's 2:00AM, some "very important server" has just gone down.
[Pointy Headed Management]"We have to get this server working or we'll lose millions an hour"
To which I would reply: "I thought you moved all those jobs it India so that we could have a 'Follow the Sun' model and none of us would have to woken out of a sound sleep, Bangalor will take care of it. Well, what happend to that plan?"
Vacuum Tubes ? Really ? Aside from guitar / bass amplifiers and hi end stereo equipment who uses vacuum tubes ? And $37.1 billion ? Who knew
Look up "premillennial dispensationalism". It explains why the fundies love Israel so much. It has very little to do with the Jews but it's all about jebuss.
The Soviet Union did and where is it now? In the graveyard of empires, the same place this country heading at full speed. In my mind it's not will the American Empire will break up, its when.
Other countries did and do spy on their citizens, mostly the Soviet Union and it's allies. North Korea also comes to mind.
Correct. Making bigger haystacks, poisoning the well is the key to, if not bring down the NSA, but at least bog them down. If what we have read is correct, that the NSA retains everyting that is encrypted, encrypt everything and generate tons of garbage email that is encrypted, If many set their mail servers to have a catchall address which silently gets tossed into the bit bucket. The idea here is that what ever is the cost to decrypt a message it is not zero.
The other point is that stuffing their databases with garbage will render their databases usless. I'm not sure at what percentage the DB is of no value. Its way more that 10% but under 75%. Where that point is I don't know but lets find out.
It's sad that the British and the Americans spent 40 years and billions if not trillions defeating the Soviet Union and now that it is gone they are rushing to become what they once fought against. The FBI, CIA, NSA and the DEA should just get it over with, stop pretending and merge & rename themselves the Stasi. The really sad part is the average American, if they even notice at all, will start chanting "USA! USA!" I think it was Ambrose "Bitter" Bierce once said that the Americans will get the government they deserve.
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Hate to break it to ya pal, but no one except your boss and your SO has any interest in your porn browsing. 95% of all porn is run of the mill stuff.
Yes, the government says they have nothing to hide BUT their actions scream "We have metric shit loads of things to hide". Things are going to get "interesting" in the next few years. It would be best if people started being more paranoid and start learning how to drop off the grid. We here in the west spent 40 years in a cold war with the Soviet Union. Some of the lessons that were learned on how to conduct activities while dealing with those guys, eg. Moscow Rules, would be instructive to those peoples and groups the government is and will be going after. Google the phrase, "Green in the new Red"
There you go. Poison the well. If people started generating general random bullshit, and the key here is random, the database would eventually get filled with useless data. Yes, I know their databases are measured in petabytes but the question is how much bad data can be injected into a database before the database is rendered useless, they can't tell the good from the bad. Obviously its way more than 1% and less than 75%.
The other point is that they are banking on people being creatures of habit from which patterns can be developed. During the cold war the spy agencies both in the West and the USSR developed methods, rules if you will, that their agents worked under. You hear them called "Moscow Rules". A study of these methods might be educational.
Let me see if I've got this right. An agency of the federal government, with almost no oversight, has been spending billions of dollars spying on US citizens without a warrant or probable cause in violation of the 4th amendment to the US Constitution, the founding document of this republic, as well many other laws and congress is OK with this. However, some low-level contractor tells the American people they are being spied on and congress want everyone to drop what they are doing and use everything they have to go after this guy. This includes forcing an airplane with diplomatic ammunity to land so it can be searched in violation of G*D know how many treaties.
Have I got this right? Well! I'm glad I live in a free country! USA! USA!
I think a lot of these jobs you see advertised are only there so the company can say, "We have to hire H1Bs. We can't find anyone to fill these open positions." Its just a strawman.