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Comment: Re:Sorta plausible (Score 5, Informative) 346

by cultiv8 (#47194685) Attached to: Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?
No, it's not plausible, this is another example of the US gov't trying to discredit Snowden. Here are some facts:

Based on the limited google search I did, and this article sums nicely, it seems more like Russia was monitoring Snowden as early as 2007 and then this Boris guy made some pretty outlandish claims about the monitoring.

Comment: Re:Yeah, sure. (Score 5, Informative) 253

by cultiv8 (#46801799) Attached to: L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects
I suspect there is a secondary motive here, the science teacher was also the teachers' union representative and had been dealing with disagreements with administrators over updating the employment agreement. His suspension removed him from those discussion. Source and quote:

Schiller, 43, also was the teachers union representative on the campus and had been dealing with disagreements with administrators over updating the employment agreement under which the faculty works. His suspension, with pay, removed him from those discussions.

Comment: Misleading title (Score 5, Informative) 287

by cultiv8 (#46747123) Attached to: Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job
From page 43 of the actual report (and not a report of a report of the report):

While across the ecosystem, 44% of jobs do not require a Bachelor’s degree, the majority of tech jobs in tech industries require some degree of education. With a Bachelor’s degree, and in some cases, an Associate’s degree, many opportunities exist within the New York City tech ecosystem.

Comment: Snail Mail Schmail Mail, there's a patent for that (Score 1) 289

by cultiv8 (#46575661) Attached to: Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'

"For the last two or three years, when I want to write a highly personal letter to a foreign leader, or even some American leaders, I hand-write it and mail it, because I feel that my telephone calls and my email are being monitored, and there are some things I just don’t want anybody to know except me and my wife."

Image detecting apparatus and method for reading and or verifying the contents of sealed envelopes

Where there's a will, there's an Inheritance Tax.