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Comment: Re:Sanctions against Russia -- Obama's staying pow (Score 1) 199

First off, I'm no hurry to support oil industries in the arctic :)

Any sanctions imposed in retaliation for a certain deed — such as Russia's invasion into Afghanistan, Georgia or Ukraine — must last until the deed is reversed.

That is certainly a valid argument... One that needs to be taken in to consideration, that said, if you don't let go (at some point), we end in a situation like we have with Iran where we can't impose further sanctions. Other matter to consider is that the best way to further democracy in Russia, is not to isolate Russia further. That'll just make it easier or Putin to control the media, etc.

I'm not saying we should lift sanctions against Russia anytime soon. In fact I favor threat of stronger sanctions. That said, why exactly does the US (as the only western country) still have trade sanctions against Cuba? Is that anything but old grudge. My point is let's not create more of those situations.

By the way, with respect to the Georgia conflict, if I remember correct the US was the only country to impose sanctions. EU talked about, but as I recall it never did anything, but talk... You can take that as a sign of EU weakness or a sign of lacking support for war-crazy Bush (as some Europeans probably do). With my country having followed Bush/US into Iraq on a lie, I don't trust want my politicians to trust the US or US intelligence.

Comment: Re:Addon, not integrate (Score 1) 106

by jopsen (#48024155) Attached to: Tor Executive Director Hints At Firefox Integration

The whole POINT of Firefox was to be lean and fast and shed all the "integrated" extras of previous browsers.

Maybe my browser history is a bit rusty... but I'm pretty sure that wasn't the whole POINT of Firefox :)

That said, yes... addons are good... It's especially a great way to test things. But it might not be the best to bring an important feature to the majority of the user-base. Laugh all your want about the importance of "private browing" mode, but if it was just an add-on, most people won't use it.

Comment: Re:Sanctions against Russia -- Obama's staying pow (Score 3, Interesting) 199

Last time it was your boy-wonder, who lifted the sanctions against Russia []...

Yeah.... but sanctions really only send a message in the moment you apply them... After that they're just blocking economic growth in both countries.
So slowing removing them when nobody is looking is smart move... Then you can reapply them, if it should ever come to that.
As long as Putin is around, it's probably not the last time.

Also it doesn't make sense to carry a grudge forever... Sometimes it's better to just move along.

But right now, Cuba, Iran and North Korea doesn't really care much about what the US says.... because sort of armed conflict (in violation of the UN charter) the US can't really impose further sanctions. Cuba is pretty much the US holding an old grudge, lifting those sanctions ought to be a no-brainer... As for Iran and North Korea who both does have nuclear programs, there are pros/cons to maintaining and lifting sanctions. Maintaining them on North Korea, keeps the country crushed. Whereas Iran has oil that we'll buy either way, so maybe lifting sanctions on Iran would be worthwhile. Just maybe.

Comment: Re:Proprietary (Score 1) 64

by jopsen (#48005801) Attached to: Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

The problem is that G-sync is a proprietary solution by Nvidia.

Whereas, Adaptive Sync is a VESA standard officially part of the DisplayPort 1.2a specs.

Good point... I'm all done with Nvidia and AMD. The only somewhat reliable graphics thing is intel. Next time I get a laptop I'll lookout and make sure I don't get something with one of nvidia's proprietary solutions... Currently stuck without external display because it runs over nvidia optimus; which is utter shit in any configuration under linux.

Comment: Re:a foundation? surely a product should be first. (Score 1) 47

by jopsen (#47843675) Attached to: Should Docker Move To a Non-Profit Foundation?

Rest assured, this company will fail or succeed on its own and will LIKELY BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING BETTER if the company starts acting like dicks...

I agree... Another factor to consider is the fact the codebase is fairly small... I have first hand dived into because of lacking docs...
Compared to a product like LibreOffice/OpenOffice, apache, Firefox, Linux, docker is very small project. So launching a competing product isn't that hard...

Comment: Re:Can you stop your patronizing already ? (Score 1) 322

by jopsen (#47842227) Attached to: The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Fact: In America there are millions of citizens who go hungry every nights

Patronizing for the sake of patronizing will only earn you distrust and disgust

Patronizing for the sake of patronizing will only earn you distrust and disgust

Sorry, I didn't mean to say that the US is perfect in anyways... Just that I don't think the US going to do anything for its poor citizens.
The US is messed up, and surely ought spend it money smarter than doing an arms race, but US public, politicians and press, probably aren't smart enough to do that... at least I'm not holding my breath :)

Comment: Spot on... (Score 1) 250

by jopsen (#47842201) Attached to: IT Job Hiring Slumps

It really comes down to there being huge numbers of IT workers but very few good ones.

Spot on, I rarely meet people who deliver above and beyond...

But I don't know if one skilled motivated superstar developer is worth 5 slow moving developers...
But I have experienced teams of two skilled devs, making things move faster than a team of 10 average developers :)
(Of course partially because of communication overhead, and lack of one single person having real responsibility).

Comment: Lol, get real... (Score 2) 250

by jopsen (#47842157) Attached to: IT Job Hiring Slumps

The solution is aggressive immigration control, especially deportation of most immigrants at this point. Legal or illegal, doesn't matter.

So you want to deport legal immigrants :)
Ha ha... That's just stupid, by the very definition of legal..

government in Tennessee cracked down on immigration violations, suddenly businesses that relied on low and unskilled workers

Few IT jobs are occupied by low and unskilled workers... Why don't you take unenlightened anti-immigration rant somewhere else...

the real question is how many H1Bs are actually doing exceptional work versus simply being cheaper?

I'm an H1-B, relocated from Denmark, working in SF, and I can assure you that I'm not cheaper :)

.....we could free up several hundred thousand jobs that should be going to Americans.

If my H1-B was revoked I would move to an EU office for the same company, doing the same job, at approximately same salary.
My point is this, Silicon Valley can't be the tech hub, if people can't immigrate, in fact the hassle of getting a visas today is enough I wouldn't care if the company didn't hire paper pushers to do the work.

With respect to job availability, I see emails from recruiters trying to get me to go to a job interview every week...
It's not my impression that there is an abundance of skilled IT workers.

Those who can, do; those who can't, simulate.