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Comment: Re:Human Shield? (Score 1) 103

by stephanruby (#49550065) Attached to: Pirate Bay Blockade Censors CloudFlare Customers

Where do you draw the line? Which countries' laws do you require all your sites to comply with?

The ones with money.

And what is lost by doing so?

You lose the market of the country in question.

In any case, you're asking the wrong questions. You're looking at it from the perspective of one of those big cloud providers. The truth is, the big players can't protect your site. The big players have too much to lose. If you want your site protected, you can not go to the cloud.

You have to contract with a small independent company (a real company, not just a reseller) who is willing to protect you. If you want to host a porn web site, there are hosting companies that specialize in that, these hosts can even protect you against denial of service attacks. If you want to host a site that doesn't bow down to China, there are hosting companies that specialize in that too. If you want to host a site that is free from the influence of the NSA, you at least know to stay away from US companies (even if they have their servers in your own country).

If you don't know where to look, you just need to look for content that is similar to yours on the internet and trace their ip address to see what host they're using. You'll have to pay a premium for their service, but that's only because those hosting companies are not reselling a commodity, they're selling you a very unique specialized service that is tailored to your needs.

Comment: Re:Done in movies... (Score 1) 179

Nor do I remember any calls to boycott a movie over such things. So, if popular culture approves of and encourages it, can't blame the cops too much for doing it despite it being merely illegal...

Finally, a like-minded individual. What movie/book should we boycott next?

I tried boycotting a Harry Potter matinee once, but those little 8 year old kids can be incredibly violent and cruel.

Comment: Re:Can we use this? (Score 1) 140

by JMZero (#49549411) Attached to: Wormholes Untangle a Black Hole Paradox

I don't know why I'm continuing this, but if you're going to just reflexively gainsay, you might at least say why the experiments I linked to don't prove what scientists say they do. Bell's work was a long time ago, and while it's still not 1000% nailed down it's very solid. The experiments are all on that side - the only thing on the "alternative" side is vague "I don't think the universe would work that way" crap that has to be very convoluted to match up with experimental reality.

Comment: Re:Personally, I don't think he was talking to Goo (Score 1) 332

by tlambert (#49547447) Attached to: Median Age At Google Is 29, Says Age Discrimination Lawsuit

I would be pretty shocked if you are even remotely on the right track.

I did over 50 interviews of technical candidates while at Google, and 6 of them were phone screens.

One of them tried this on me, so it definitely happens. Two of them tried the "look things up on the Internet to answer the question" trick.

Personally, I would have had him drive the hour and a half from Boynton Beach to the Miami MarCom office, and interview from there. I don't recruit directly since my pre-Google/pre-Apple/Pre-IBM days, but if you are acting as a recruiter, one of the best gauges of a candidates personality is the front desk person's opinion of them. I can't see a recruiter passing on that information.

Shields should have gone up from the they-contact-you-because-you're-desirable-then-they-phone-screen moment. If they want you, they'll call you in, and if they *really* want you, they'll fly you to Mountain View to get a full team on your interview.

PS: I was 5 minutes late to exactly one of them because the bike I was riding to the building broke down. It would be interesting to hear an explanation of why the recruiter was not on the line with the person at the appointed time, and telling them of the schedule change and asking if it was OK with the candidate. For the on-site I was late for, the last interviewer stayed with the candidate until I got there. At a full 10 minutes of no-show I would have been substituted.

Comment: Re:Apple may outlive Acer - But will they make PCs (Score 1) 402

by jcr (#49545867) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

Apple are merging OS X into IOS, albeit very slowly.

Nope. I've been there, and nobody at Apple has any such intention. Features will get passed back and forth between them, but they're very aware of the reasons that Tablet PCs failed, and they're not going to copy MS's mistakes.


Comment: Re:Sell it to black hats then... (Score 3, Insightful) 143

And continuing on my initial line of thought.

I think that Groupon should assign $500 to that one security flaw disclosed by Brute_Logic (again, it can't be 32 flaws, because it's essentially only one flaw on 32 sites owned by Groupon), and then it should give that money as a donation to the EFF (under the pseudonym Brute_Logic).

This would send the right message to future researchers who discover future flaws, that Groupon can be fair, but that researchers need to follow protocol if they really want the money to go to them.

An elephant is a mouse with an operating system.