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Submission + - Man shoots down drone; cites right to privacy->

walterbyrd writes: "Well, I came out and it was down by the neighbor’s house, about 10 feet off the ground, looking under their canopy that they’ve got under their back yard," Merideth said. "I went and got my shotgun and I said, ‘I’m not going to do anything unless it’s directly over my property.’"

That moment soon arrived, he said.

"Within a minute or so, here it came," he said. "It was hovering over top of my property, and I shot it out of the sky."

"I didn't shoot across the road, I didn't shoot across my neighbor's fences, I shot directly into the air," he added.

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Comment Americans needed to train their H1B replacements (Score 1) 132

Funny how Americans have to train their "best and brightest" replacements. Americans are too stupid for tech work, but not too stupid to train the people who do the tech work.

Also funny that those "best and brightest" nations are technologically backwards, and do not have much to show for nations of tech geniuses.

Comment Why 20+ years experience might not matter (Score 2) 213

Let's say you claim 20 years of experience as a systems administrator.

What does that mean? Is your experience in Windows, Solaris, HP/UX, Linux, or what? Also, how much of each? Do you know Perl? Oracle? Cisco?

How does an employer know that your experience is with Solaris and not HP/UX? I suppose the employer could test you, but isn't that what a certification is all about?

I think it's very fair to say that standardized cert tests are far more objective than interview tech questions. I have been tech interviewed by some real bozos in my time. People who said I was wrong, when I was right. People who ask questions far more ridiculous than I would be asked on the crappiest cert exam.

Comment Maybe if IT jobs were more standardized? (Score 1) 213

In some fields, like health care, job specializations are extremely well defined. The credentials for doing those jobs are also very well defined.

You can look at somebody's credentials, and answer: yes or no; whether that person is technically qualified to be an R.N., or a phlebotomist, or whatever.

IT, by contrast, has always been pure slop. The credentials to do a job are arbitrary. What one employer considered a valid credential, another considers to be a negative. Practically no jobs in IT have hard requirements - except for security clearances.

Every employers was five years experience in each item of their list of technologies - and every employer has a different list.

Maybe if the jobs were better defined, then the credentials for those jobs could be better defined?

Comment What if cert exams were implemented better? (Score 1) 213

I wonder if those posting about certs being all route memorization have their CCIE? Or RHCE?

Actually I wonder if they have any certs at all, since the route memorization claim is bullshit.

I must admit, a lot of the multiple guess cert questions do not really test your ability.

But could certs be better implemented, and thereby more worthwhile?

Comment Re:US workers have themselves to blame (Score 1) 305

Bend over and grease yourself up.

Essentially money buys votes. The politico that can raise the most money wins, time after time.

The politicos get their money from the big corporations, and foreign interests. Politicos essentially work for those corporations, and foreign interests.

Repubs, or dems, do not represent you, or I. Most people do not understand this. Repubs and dems ineffectually shake their fists at one another, both thinking the other party is to blame; while corporations, foreign interests, and their lackey politicians do whatever they want.

US workers could stop the abuse, but they won't. US workers could organize and bring about change, but they would rather shake their fists at the other party.

Comment US workers have themselves to blame (Score 1) 305

The Real Solution to the Visa Worker Scam
http://www.techtoil.org/2015/07/what-stem-workers-need-to-do-but.html

About 99% of US politicians want to increase the visa workers. You cannot vote the problem away, and you certainly cannot petition the problem away.

There is only one solution, workers need to organize, raise money, and lobby congress. In DC, money talks and bullshit walks.

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