Doctors, nurses, and employees must be paid for their services, no arguing about that.
What I mean is that profit cannot be present as in other companies, where besides the cost of services and assets the owner of the company expects to earn something.
What I propose is to find a way to remove that higher level which is expecting health care services to be profitable, when the sole purpose of those services is to cure people. Currently, you pay in a period-basis for health care and insurance; part of that money you pay goes to doctors/nurses/employees and other part goes to a bank account of some corporation (as profit). In my opinion, that part which goes to the corporation should be used to improve services.
I hope you understand my point. Thanks for your comment.
Joe Petro, managing director of Citigroup's Security and Investigative services, said, "We had no breach of the system and there were no losses, no customer losses, no bank losses."
Apparently those tens of millions of dollars would have been on holiday somewhere around Cayman Islands, hehehe!
On the other hand, I've found no mention in WSJ article to child pornography. Where did that come from? It only rests to say these thieves are terrorists and are supposed to be linked to al-qaeda.
Losses to online crime of all types exceeded $260 million in the U.S. last year, the FBI estimates.
At least is much less than the amount that was paid to rescue US banks during the last crisis by US people.
I don't see what it is they think they've discovered
It's quite straightforward, man. They discover a mathematical pattern that can be used to kill more enemies(a.k.a. people)
Now, THAT'S USEFUL! (if you can't see the irony you're blind)
I think the instantaneous question after this report was published would be: Why in hell money is spent in such a pointless research? (pointless for people who pay the research, of course). Aren't there more important or necessary thing to spend the money?
Anyway, more of the same..
If a woman wants to do something in IT, fine. If she doesn't, fine. If you want to look for gender-based discrimination, look elsewhere.
I've been working for about 6 years in the IT market, and have seen many companies. I really don't think there exist gender issues in the IT market, apart from specific cases.
I think someone is looking for problems where there there are none!!
Besides, WHY has to be as many women as men in the IT industry? It's completely pointless. If you are a woman/man and want to work in the IT business I think you have equal chances.
Using the criteria this article proposes, one could say Kindergarden industry discriminates men, because it's proven that more than 99% of kindergarden teachers are women (at least in my country). In fact, it's rare to find a kindergarden teacher man. We (men) can say the same about:
* Hairdresser's shop
* Baby sitters
* Clothes Stores
* Perfume Stores
* House keeping and other employment services
* Secretaries / Executive Secretaries
* Human Resources
If you cannot develop yourself in the industry you want then complain, otherwise "GET-A-LIFE"! In my humble opinion, IT industry does not discriminate genders.
I consider the concept of an organization with world jurisdiction intrinsically dangerous and unacceptable. It's like a monopoly(...)
I fully and strongly agree with you!
WHO would be the head of such an organization? WHO/Which country will decide what to do and which are the rules? (of course the answer to that is implicit nowadays..)
Such an organization could be the first step, being the second to suppress the rights to privacy (of course, in order to find who are breaking the law among many other things..). Because if that organization is created, WHO will be able to stand against them if they decide to override the right to privacy? The answer is quite straightforward: NO-BO-DY.
It's simply UNACCEPTABLE!
A Global Cyber Police Force would be a Dictatorship.
Or parents could be parents.
There's nothing like and old-fashion kick in the ass to show them the way. =P
I think instead of doing a research on why are virtual worlds bad for minors they should put the money on finding why are minors allowed to do so.
A couple of years ago it was used to give money to children, so they could go to the cibercafe and bother someone else. Now happens the same at home, some parents give their children whatever they want not to be bothered (not to take their responsibilities, I'd rather say..).
Then, when that child does something wrong they just find someone to blame (government, school, bad friends, anybody but them)
Education is the key, for both parents and children; specially for parents, who should educate their children.
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn