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+ - ISIS militant 'Jihadi John' believed to be a computer programmer from London-> 1

Submitted by walterbyrd
walterbyrd (182728) writes "The Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," who has appeared in several videos depicting the beheadings of Western hostages, is a British man from West London.

His name is Mohammed Emwazi, according to Washington Post and Guardian reports. He was known to British security services, which chose not to disclose his name earlier for operational reasons.

Emwazi graduated from college with a degree in computer programming, according to friends who spoke to the Washington Post. He was a quiet man in his mid-20s who was raised in a middle-class part of London, the paper reports."

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+ - How Congress connives in the offshoring of American IT jobs->

Submitted by walterbyrd
walterbyrd (182728) writes "The H-1B visa program is not really about finding scarce talents to fill crucial jobs, but about creating a young, cheap, and indentured labor force. Matloff and other experts say Indian outsourcing firms such as Tata and Infosys aren't the villains of the H-1B saga, but the scapegoats. The parties driving demand for this mess of a program are the Googles, Intels, Microsofts and SoCal Edisons, who reap all the benefits."
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Comment: Re:Why hasn't it happened already? (Score 3, Insightful) 241

by walterbyrd (#49106771) Attached to: Al-Shabaab Video Threat Means Heightened Security at Mall of America

Tell the Boston bombing victims that nothing like this has happened, or the victims at Fort Hood. This stuff happens in Europe all the time.

Some Muslim clergy talks some crazy into some such attack. Then the media, and the politicians, fall all over themselves to tell the public that the attack has nothing to do with Islam. Then the big story will be that Muslims fear a backlash - as if the Muslims are the victims, and not the aggressors.

We need to stop the PC bullshit. Pull our heads out of our asses, and see Islam for what it is.

Comment: Re:It looks like (Score 3, Insightful) 241

by walterbyrd (#49106687) Attached to: Al-Shabaab Video Threat Means Heightened Security at Mall of America

> what the hell are they going to get by attacking a mall for god sakes!

To terrorize, an extreme form of intimidation.

Remember "Apocalypse Now" : "Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared."

The idea is to make people afraid of ever offending Islam. To be afraid of getting on an airplane, or shopping at the mall, or drawing a carton, or expressing an opinion. After a while, it because easier to submit to Islam than to live in constant fear.

And it works. It works like all hell. There are 57 Muslim nations, practically all taken by force. There are about 1.5 billion Muslims. No other ideology has grown so fast.

Comment: Re:Why are distros moving to systemd? (Score 1) 754

by walterbyrd (#49067683) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System

> Ubuntu wasn't a big enough player? That's news to me.

It shouldn't be news to you.

When it comes to big enterprise systems, Ubuntu does not even begin to compare to RHEL. Ubuntu is mostly used by home users who don't pay, and don't need commercial support. Ubuntu is not even it's own distro, it's based on Debian.

Red Hat is a $10 billion corporation that is obligated to increase shareholder value. Monopolizing Linux would certainly increase shareholder value. This is a long term play to get rid of any real competition. Fedora will remain free, Fedora is something like the beta version of RHEL. Red Hat gives away Fedora like Microsoft gives away Windows-10.

Comment: Re:Scared admins (Score 1) 754

by walterbyrd (#49067557) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System

You must not know many admins.

Every admin I have ever known, including myself, must adjust to constant change, it's part of the job.

Systemd is not just a change. Systemd is an obvious embrace-extend-extinguish strategy. Systemd is all about Red Hat monopolizing Linux, and forcing vendor lock-in on Linux users.

Comment: Re:The actual discussion is Desktop vs Server (Score 1) 754

by walterbyrd (#49067521) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System

If that actually works at all, it won't for long.

Once Debian switches over to systemd, Red Hat will have total control. And Red Hat is determined to have systemd everywhere, and to have everything dependent on systemd.

Enjoy those little tricks while they last, they won't last long.

Comment: Re:And after this war (Score 1) 754

by walterbyrd (#49067483) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System

I expect Debian to gone completely.

Soon enough, Red Hat will decide that Linux should be standardized on one package management system. Systemd will only work with RPM.

Red Hat will say this was done because of user demand, and that only luddite grey beards are complaining. Red Hat will say that Linux package management was broken, because of two many choices, and this had to be done.

When this happens, there will not be much unique about Debian, so who needs it?

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