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+ - Ask Slashdot: How do you go about finding jobs that offer homeworking?

jez9999 writes: I'm a software developer in the UK, and I've found that it's very rare (maybe 5% of the time) to find an employer that will even consider any working from home, let alone for the majority of the time. I see it as a win-win; you're able to work in the home environment you are most productive in, and you can use the time you would've been commuting to work a bit longer for the employer. Not only that, but you're not adding to road congestion either. Skype, etc. make communication with coworkers a snap these days.

So how do you go about finding homeworking jobs? Is it better to demand it from the get-go, or wait a few months and then ask for it? Is it more common than 5% of jobs in the US (in which case I guess it's a cultural thing the UK needs to catch up with)?

+ - Spain's New "gag law" Threatens Photojournalists-> writes: On July 1, a new Law on Public Security, nicknamed the Gag Law, will enter into force along with related reforms to the Penal Code. The law imposes sanctions for protest-related offenses, with administrative penalties categorized as mild, grave, and very grave. The mild penalties range from €100 to €600 and will be applied to those who hold protests in public places without first notifying the authorities.
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Comment: Re:Another explination (Score 1) 52 52

Anonymous is a brand not a group. A free brand that anyone can use if they want. What the brand represents is just the aggregate of the many individual actions done and opinions put forth under its banner. How has this purported attack impacted the Anonymous brand?

Typical of semi-official "professional" journalism, TFA does not give any details about the target(s) of the DOS attack. But isn't that a key piece of information if we want to understand the situation? The alleged attackers could be engaged in civic activism, a boycott / blockade / picket line, vandalism, extortion, insurgency, (anti-)religious fanaticism, guerrilla war (with or without a traditional government sponsor or opponent) - anything really. Or they could just be script kiddies in it for the lulz. Does not our perception of the attack, and thus of the attackers, depend in greatest part upon the target?

Comment: Disproportion (Score -1, Flamebait) 230 230

So a smarmy guy makes a website to host homemade pornos of questionable provenance, then tries to charge prudes to have their videos removed. Pretty unsavory and undesirable, but it didn't physically harm anyone. In response the Kangaroo Kourt sentenced him to nearly two decades of daily rape and torture. I fear our legal apparatus has abandoned all sense of proportion in its mad rush to satisfy a lust for revenge.

How can we even speak of reform, when the hands of every judge in the Empire are soaked and dripping with blood?

Comment: Re:Sure (Score 1) 269 269

And the NSA hoovering up Americans' communications data.

NSA's domestic spying is highly secretive and covert.

They run away from any sunlight and do not engage in propaganda, which would've blown their secrets.

So which organizations ("government" or "corporate") are responsible for our domestic propaganda ops?

Comment: job titles / keywords? (Score 1) 269 269

What job titles and keywords are used in ads for troll operator positions? I would love to read some of their job postings.

Reading job ads is a good way to see what the Empire is actually working on. For instance, if you work on databases, the job ads in Northern Virginia are just fascinating. Read them for a while if you wish to be disabused of the silly notion that we live in a free republic. Similarly, I suspect job ads for troll operators would give some insight into the ideologies and memes promulgated by the financialist cybernetic police state.

Comment: Re:Intended purpose (Score 1) 765 765

I wouldn't say DICSS is a particularly useful piece of software, and I doubt it's gonna get very wide adoption. But it's a real Javascript library released under the MIT license. IMHO both the README and the parts of the source code are hilarious. YMMV.

The author of DICSS seems like a pretty good comedian. If lewd humor gets your knickers in a twist, you might prefer his Artisanal Javascript page instead.

I'm all for computer dating, but I wouldn't want one to marry my sister.