The program, called Viral Peace, seeks to occupy the virtual space that extremists fill, one thread or Twitter exchange at a time. Shahed Amanullah, a senior technology adviser to the State Department and Viral Peace’s creator, tells Danger Room he wants to use “logic, humor, satire, [and] religious arguments, not just to confront [extremists], but to undermine and demoralize them.” Think of it as strategic trolling, in pursuit of geopolitical pwnage.
So does this mean that I'm promoting peace when I post YouTube comments?
Anybody know which charity the money is going to? EFF sounds like a fine choice.
And anyone know which charity the lawyers are donating their fee to?
: "Considering that you helped a foreign power conspire to break NZ law, why should we allow you to continue to work in our country?"
To which the answer would be something like : "Because we're a hideously rich gigantic corporation operating out of your lord and master the US, suck it Kiwis."
And while you at it, sign up for that TPP thing already so we can screw you even more
So how easy would it be for a US developer with mad skillz to emigrate, even temporarily, to NZ to work?
Not too difficult, but easier to down the skilled migrant permanent residency route. Input your details in the points calculator - 140 points means you're selected straightaway. 120 points and IT experience means you'll probably be selected in a few months. Difficult to get a job offer without securing a visa beforehand, and preferably being in the country already too.. Australia is probably easier for a temporary work permit - check out the '457' visa
The only thing cheaper than hardware is talk.