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Comment: Completely useless information (Score 4, Informative) 164

by z_gringo (#46840071) Attached to: Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You
I use Facebook quite a bit. I also leave nearly all of my information as viewable publicly. This digital shadow app couldn't even accurately present information that is publicly posted or information to which it was given implicit access by logging in through Facebook. Location, Active times, close friends, income.. All completely wrong. I think that page is just a ruse to gain access to your Facebook information, which will then be used for other purposes.

Comment: Standard War Room activities (Score 4, Informative) 346

by z_gringo (#45367955) Attached to: "War Room" Notes Describe IT Chaos At Healthcare.gov
All that reads like pretty standard War Room activities for a launch of this size. There is a reason they chose the name "War Room" for these things. It is just a central location where issues are triaged, and it can be chaotic after a launch. This is an example of the press trying to make a big story out of something that isn't news by reporting on something that most people don't understand.

I would be more concerned by the lack of a war room than from war room chaos.

Comment: Re:So.... (Score 1) 304

by z_gringo (#42461079) Attached to: HP Cuts Workforce By 5%, Looks To Probe GM Hires
HP is going after GM. The contract that they are talking about is the contract that HP has with GM not a contract between HP and its employees. HP will be seeking compensation from GM in this case as there is most likely a contract preventing GM from poaching HP's employees.

Nevertheless, Once HP makes it public that they are laying off a large number of employees, it only makes sense that the HP employees on the GM account would first explore their options with GM. I would bet that the HP employees initiated this and not GM, but that is why HP wants to depose them.

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