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Assange Internet Link Cut By State Actor, Claims Wikileaks ( 475

An anonymous reader shares a report by RussianToday: WikiLeaks has activated "contingency plans" after its co-founder's internet service was intentionally cut off by a state actor, the media organization said in a tweet. The internet is one of the few, if not only, available ways for Julian Assange, who has been locked up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than four years, to maintain contact with the outside world. Facing extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape, which he denies, the Australian computer programmer has been holed up in the embassy in West London since 2012. He claims the extradition is actually a bid to move him to a jurisdiction from which he can then be sent to the US, which is known to be actively investigating WikiLeaks. The unverified claims of state sabotage come as WikiLeaks continues to release damaging documents, most recently thousands of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta.

Comment Re:Doubtful (Score 1) 904

Also what about the cities where parking isn't owned by the building owner ? There are plenty of cities in the US , heck most of them, do not have a parking spot per unit and they are forced to park on city streets... Who covers the bill then ?

EV's are not going to dominate until a city bites the ball gag and starts supplying meters and power to every parking spot.

Also what about cold area's like here in the northeast during snow ev vehicles are very tough to get around in and their range becomes questionable in very cold temperatures. This is all stuff that gets solved with evolution... 5 to 10 years... I doubt highly.

Comment Re:That's (Score 1) 91

Ironically... Im the guy that fixes this type of stuff.

When I go into most shops I call out the trends immediately... Im a fan of Dell servers, cheap, run well and are reliable.. But admittedly, I have seen some cases where the lenovo and hp options were a better choice and were chosen...

I have gone in and ripped out Oracle.. when mysql was more then enough and they had no issues... they also had in house talent for mysql and were spending uselessly.

Im happy to be where I am but.. admittedly I want to just co back to being a consultant... There seems to be a lack of good ones out there right now.

Comment Re:Regulation Strikes again (Score 1) 194

Sorry there but both my nissans and my audi show me exactly which tires is low.

Audi Q5 - even tells me when the wheel is slipping on the display
Nissan Pathfinder - shows all 4 tire pressures.
GT-R Shows which tires are slipping and even shows me when it has to go into vectoring mode because the outside tires are slipping.

Comment Re:Double Irish? TAX ALL FOREIGNERS!!! (Score 1) 825

And then there is a simple penalty.... You don't have a headquarters here in the US you don't sell a product here.... there are all sorts of cat and mouse games that can be played.

The us is one of the biggest with the most expendable income. It's financial suicide to not sell a product here. And as has been seen in the past.. when one company leaves here... another will spring up to do it's job here.

Comment Re:Double Irish (Score 1) 825

Incorrect.. you can file abatements and they allow you to put it off until later. I do this a lot as a dual citizen. I file american taxes every other year, due to my income from colombia being a small portion of what I would earn in the US... I get a huge part of my taxes returned and I am considered low income.

My kids will have to do the same. When my oldest turned 16 and started working in colombia they were actually sending her more money then she paid in taxes.

Comment Re:Pay versus billing rate. (Score 1) 234

Not true... I worked at IBM as a contractor and was compensated very well.

I chose to leave for a better job/ higher paying role with benefits. The real problem is they are using contractors for a huge part of the us work force but paying pretty good comp for them, so that they don't have to cover all the little things. Like benefits....

I chose to leave after being the primary responsable admin in the group, who was denied a job in that group 4 times, due to "not hiring in the US at this time" their process for this stuff is completely short sighted. They can pay people 1/8th less and cover the benefits, but refuse to because if thier numbers don't look good it's not easy to dump a perm employee, where as a contractor they can just put on furlow or ask them not to come back.

Submission + - Court Orders Marvell to Pay Carnegie Mellon $1.5B for Patent Infringement (

Lucas123 writes: A U.S. District Court has ruled that Marvell Technology must pay Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) $1.54B for infringing on two hard drive chip patents. Marvell was also ordered to pay interest at 0.14% annually, and 50 cents for each chip sold that uses the intellectual property. While Marvell did not comment on the case, CMU said it "understands" that Marvell will again appeal the ruling and the school "will look forward to the federal circuit court" upholding the lower court's ruling. The latest decision by a U.S. District Court in Western Pennsylvania ends for now a five-year legal battle between the two. In 2012, a jury found Marvell had violated CMU's patents, and the chip maker then appealed that ruling.

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