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Comment: Re:Not H1-Bs, offshore workers. (Score 4, Insightful) 201

by pixelpusher220 (#46791755) Attached to: California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers
As an interesting aside, should 'utilities' providing critical infrastructure be subject to more stringent hiring requirements?

Similar to how national security jobs require a gov't clearance, should workers on critical infrastructure require similar concept of vetting?

Comment: Re:Why is this crap on the internet (Score 1) 95

by pixelpusher220 (#46761579) Attached to: Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid
To paraphrase a bit:

Those who give up some security for some efficiency deserve neither.

Seriously, you don't engineer CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE to be insecure simply because you don't want to run 2 sets of wires. It's simply a cost of doing the job correctly - which we haven't yet.

Comment: Re:Why is this crap on the internet (Score 1) 95

by pixelpusher220 (#46760985) Attached to: Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid
Attaching it to the PUBLIC INTERNET is bad. Said 'laborer' can still happily sit in his office making a change to an air-gapped system that IS connected directly to the substation.

There's simply no point in having the same system that runs critical stuff also be able to browse Facebook.

Comment: Re:What's been the hold up???? (Score 2) 100

by pixelpusher220 (#46688105) Attached to: NASA Laying Foundation For Jupiter Moon Space Mission
Nope, it was a cost cutting measure pure and simple. There's plenty the voyager's can still do that absolutely nothing else can or will be able to do for the next 40 years - measure the heliopause.

They haven't reached the end...hence why NASA stood in pretty heavy lockstep to protect them.

Comment: Re:clunky software? (Score 1) 143

by pixelpusher220 (#46687185) Attached to: A Bid To Take 3D Printing Mainstream
When they find it takes a hour to print? not so much.

5-10 minutes tops before people are going to accept it. And that's if you can completely remove any user interaction with the technical side.

It's a 'printer' and they will expect it to work (and likewise the user not work) like one from 2010, not 1980.

Comment: Re:What's been the hold up???? (Score 2) 100

by pixelpusher220 (#46686183) Attached to: NASA Laying Foundation For Jupiter Moon Space Mission

It is very unlikely that they are directly connected to the underlying ocean

You know what's 'very unlikely'? A /. poster having any clue about Europa that NASA doesn't already know in it's sleep.

how do you think volcanoes work? melting rock only near the surface?

Besides, with ice formation it doesn't destroy evidence of organisms that were in the water.

Comment: Re:Thick ice layter (Score 4, Insightful) 100

by pixelpusher220 (#46686145) Attached to: NASA Laying Foundation For Jupiter Moon Space Mission

We'll never get through the thick ice layer.

We'll never be able to fly
We'll never be able to go into space
We'll never be able to land on the moon
We'll never be able to have civil and informative political discussions....

Ok, the 4th might be true, but 'never' and human ingenuity shouldn't be lumped together very often.

Comment: Re:First amendment only applies to our friends (Score 1) 824

by pixelpusher220 (#46597805) Attached to: Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down
From the EEOC's website:

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

It does NOT cover you holding and expressing views you're employer dislikes.

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