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Comment Fail To Get It (Score 2) 592

The shot down the plane not even 1 km inside their border. A fighter jet would be flying casually at 600 Mph, around 900 feet per second or roughly 1 km every four seconds; yet,, the Turks were supposedly warning them for five minutes. And then they shoot them down for stepping an inch into their front lawn? Did they want to start a war or were they trying to protect. whomever Russia was after?

Comment Criminal Use of Market Speak and General Idiocy (Score 4, Funny) 123

Lance Weaver is the Chief Technology Officer for Cloud at GE Corporate. ... Lance holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Truman State University.

"This interconnection oriented architecture means we contract with colocation facilities where we can place our inspection tools and GE services into dense meeting areas of the multi-cloud environment. These are places where you find many cloud providers under one roof and we can place our services, inspection and data sets within them to obtain cloud agnostic, high speed adjacency."

"Another factor in making our journey to public cloud successful is our self-service (or what I call opt-in) approach, which allows business units to choose the services they wish to consume. People will naturally gravitate to high value, frictionless services"

"Running inside a public cloud environment, you're able to consume unlimited capacity as needed. Today, we scale up and down thousands of times in a day while we handle peak loads or run experiments."

Comment Re:Revenue != Profit (Score 1) 203

Amazon hasn't ever made a significant profit. What point am I trying to make? I have no idea but it's an important one!

The reason Amazon 'hasn't made a profit is because they've plowed it back into building a 21st century and beyond IT and logistics infrastructure to support their growth. That's fair competition. What bugs me is Amazon's use of software patents to stifle their competitors and I wonder how that will affect Wal-mart. as they try to play catch up. I am sure Amazon has done some unique stuff but a lot of what I've seen is obvious, at least if your looking to solve the problem. One-clcik is just a shining example of this.

Comment Not Cool But (Score 1) 557

Think about what it will sell for and how much you want to throw away. It is your house so it's worth paying something for comfort but just remember most of those cool toys have little or no resale value when you go to sell it. And remember the cost is usually greater than the estimate by a wide margin. Were it me again and yes I've been there, I'd sacrifice instead for things people want, like extra bathrooms and storage. If money's no object, well then let us know how it goes.

Comment Re:Doublethink (Score 2) 686

That's because the elderly suffered much more stringent brainwashing as children that leads them to say that they "support those who fight for our freedom" while also promoting a police state worse than Orwells worst nightmare. The younger crowd grew up with much more access to information and see the police state for what it is and do not have the blind worship of government that the elderly do.

What a crock. Ever since myspace came along, every millennial I know has been quick to jump on the next big tracking/social app that comes along. Many older but not "elderly" people won't do that precisely because they are concerned about being tracked. Aside from that, what Snowden did can't be simplified into right or wrong because some people object to the way he did it, e.g. running off to Russia instead of standing on his principles and others object to parts of what he did, such as releasing documents that could get innocent people killed. Nothing can be derived about how people feel about a police state based on their opinion of Snowden. A better measure would be the fact damn few people are protesting or doing anything else to try to stop it. In this regard, it is everyone's job; However, mass social protest has always worked best when young, college age people are involved as it was during the years of Vietnam. In that regard, they seem entirely missing from the scene.

Comment Re:Solid research there (Score 1) 338

I've been all over and worked overseas in several countries for extended periods and that has absolutely nothing to do with it. I am not arguing that the U.S. is better than other countries except in so much as it affords opportunities for both new immigrants and the old. If you know of a better country, please tell me.

Comment Re:Solid research there (Score 1) 338

Yeah. Except for basically every other first-world country.

Name one country that exceeds the U.S.A. in all those categories? You can't can you? Canada may be closest but it really doesn't have anywhere near the same economic opportunities. Some country part of the Eurozone? Yeah, they've got all these wonder social safety nets that insure you won't go homeless but also insure it's practically impossible to change the socioeconomic status under which you were born because of all the taxes, rules and regulations that go with it.

"and really only one that also offers vast economic opportunities and the ability to change who you overnight."

Yes. For the good. And also for the bad.

No doubt you can go straight to your ass here if you want, but you'll notice that's mostly a complaint coming from third generation or older citizens who think they are supposed to be handed everything on a silver platter. New immigrants don't have this problem and are busy making money and building business while they complain.

Comment Re:Solid research there (Score 1, Interesting) 338

Also, if you RTFS, they address that in their research bias section.

Yeah, they're using Linked-in for the data on people resumes, but if you also read the study, they have come up with some new category of “Employment-based migration” under the guise this provides as this givens a better idea of STEM transfers opposed to actual immigration, while completely ignoring things like Eurozone immigrations changes that made stuff like employment based migration possible on a large scale. At least their kind enough to point out the U.S. is still the top country for immigration, probably assuming we’ll all think they’re illegals.

The fact is, very few people leave the U.S. for jobs overseas and relatively few come here legally for jobs because it’s so damn difficult. That’s the reason these types numbers are low. I guarantee if we opened the borders for STEM grads only, we’d be overwhelmed. Many in the U.S.A fail to recognize the incredible gift they have living in this country but most outsiders would be happy to swap places with them. There’s really no place on earth as relatively free of the problems that dog all civilizations - crime, corruption, pollution, overpopulation, disease and really only one that also offers vast economic opportunities and the ability to change who you overnight.

You are in the hall of the mountain king.