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Comment: Re:What about.. (Score 1) 156

by rhazz (#47757869) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship
Oh get off your high horse. Yes, if only Canada had stamped out all other languages officially in government a hundred years ago, then we wouldn't have these issues today. And in the US there are definitely language issues - in some places you can speak any language you want as long as that language is English.

I very much disagree with Quebec's (and the rest of the country's) language laws, but the US isn't some magical place where all these problems don't exist - they just don't exist for the english population.

Comment: Re:Salesmen (Score 1) 160

by rhazz (#47719725) Attached to: Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills
We also have secondary phones for IT after-hours support. I suppose in our case this enables the phone to be passed around to whoever is on call, but really nobody wants their personal cell phone being called unless there is an emergency (and I work in a regulatory body so it's pretty much never an emergency).

Comment: Re:Big Data (Score 2) 181

by rhazz (#47713215) Attached to: Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem
Are there actually any ISPs refusing to peer who are NOT content providers? My understanding is that companies who are both ISPs and content providers want to cause trouble for Netflix on the ISP side so they don't have to compete on the content side. If there are ISPs refusing to peer who are not biased in this manner, I would assume they must have a more compelling argument?

Comment: Re:RACIST! (Score 1) 514

by rhazz (#47574211) Attached to: Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step
In my experience (Canadian government IT) if there is racism preventing black people getting jobs, it is happening before the job application process.

I am a programmer working in an IT section with about 75 employees, and we do not have a single black person currently employed. And this is government, where being any official minority gives you a leg up on everyone else in the pool. We had a black testing consultant a several years back, and last year we had a black student. But otherwise we have many whites, asians, indians, and misc, all of varying qualities. In university (in the same city) my classrooms were a similar mix, also with very few black people. Of the black people I've encountered that work in this organization, almost all of them are on the business policy side, which usually means they are PhD's (veterinarians).

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. -- Francis Bacon