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Comment my comment (Score 1) 1

It sounds as though you think a proficiency test is something that is to be treated like an exam at school or university. The proficiency test does not test what you know, but rather whether you are capable of researching problems and picking up on new (or old) technology without assistance from others. It is testing your ability to work unsupervised. A proficiency test will also test your ability to understand the work of others - as you would be invariably working with the work of others.

I have a test for the javascript developers. It is a piece of old code that was in a project. Their task is to determine what the code is doing and to suggest improvements. From their answers I can determine if they will be capable of working with existing code, understanding bad code, provide meaningful improvements (that don't break anything).

Comment Could be (Score 1) 1

It could be that the bias switch was accidentally turned off during that time period. What with many companies that supplied the electronic voting systems also being contributors to the Clinton Foundation (some of them big contributors), I'm surprised that HCR wasn't already measuring the windows in the White House for the new drapes.

Comment Re:Ummlady? Not helping. (Score 1) 9

Best thing to do is not bother with the antagonisers that blindly follow the gutter trash that spews from the main stream media as it is fed horse shit from the powers that be (or hopefully no longer be).

Look at the violence after Trump's victory, look at who is causing it. Is the the Trump supporters? No. Yet all through out the election, those on the side of Clinton claimed the violence was from Trump's supporters.

Look at the stock market. It almost crashed when it appears as though Clinton may have had the numbers, but after Trump's victory the markets bounced back beyond what was lost. So, who was the market for? Main stream media claimed that the markets were for Clinton.

Reality and people's perception of reality are two different things.

Comment The bigger issue (Score 1) 1

The issue isn't that the media failed to just provide the facts without filling it full of personal opinions - perhaps they are no longer capable of finding the facts, but rather it is that they were so biased towards (or against) Trump and his supports. Every day there were stories portraying Trump and his supporters as crazy fanatical, yet there was never very much on the two occurrences (now three) that Clinton was being investigated by the FBI (something that could be considered news worthy). No, what was important was some comment that Trump had made years ago (that and his hair).

The news reported the Trump supporters were the fanatics, yet look at what is happening now in the US; Are the Trump supporters rioting and destroying the cities? No, it is those that opposed Trump (perhaps supported Clinton), fuelled by months of anti Trump bullshit fed to them through the media.

The media in America is now seen as nothing more than a tool for their masters. Fortunately they know that people have woken up to then and they are trying to save some integrity. Unfortunately they have shown what they really are - the genie is out of the bottle so to speak - and people know.

Submission + - Press begins to apologize for mistreating Trump's supporters (cbsnews.com) 1

mi writes: Journalists love mocking Trump supporters. We insult their appearances. We dismiss them as racists and sexists. We emote on Twitter about how this or that comment or policy makes us feel one way or the other, and yet we reject their feelings as invalid.

We diagnose them as racists in the way Dark Age clerics confused medical problems with demonic possession. Journalists, at our worst, see ourselves as a priestly caste. We believe we not only have access to the indisputable facts, but also a greater truth, a system of beliefs divined from an advanced understanding of justice.

Maybe, there is still hope for the Fourth Estate...

Submission + - Clinton Foundation works with Big Pharma to keep the price of US AIDS drugs high (reddit.com)

Okian Warrior writes: A newly released Podesta E-mail explains how the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) works to keep the price of AIDS medicines high in the US.

CHAI contracted with Big Pharma companies for AIDS drugs to be distributed in developing countries. In return, the group agreed to resist efforts to bring similarly lower cost and generic drugs to the US.

The email is a reaction to "comments President Clinton made on lowering domestic AIDS drugs prices at the World AIDS day event":

We have always told the drug companies that we would not pressure them and create a slippery slope where prices they negotiate with us for poor countries would inevitably lead to similar prices in rich countries.

[...] If we do try to do something in this area, we suggest that we approach the innovator companies that can currently sell products in the US with the idea of making donations to help clear the ADAP lists. For a variety of reasons, the companies will likely favor a donation approach rather than one that erodes prices across the board.

[...] I would guess that they would also likely favor a solution that involved their drugs rather than an approach that allowed generic drugs from India to flood the US market at low prices or one that set a precedent of waiving patent laws on drugs. ... We can go to war with the US drug companies if President Clinton would like to do so, but we would not suggest it.


Submission + - SPAM: Soros-linked corporation supplies voting machines to 16 States

mi writes: Remember, how suspicious (and wrong!) it was for Diebold, whose management openly supported Bush, to be supplying voting machines? We even discussed it here over the years...

Well, a Soros-linked company from the UK is supplying 16 States with voting hardware this year. Will there be a comparable amount of suspicion?

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Submission + - KDE Turns 20, Happy Birthday!

prisoninmate writes: Can you believe it's been 20 years since the KDE (Kool Desktop Environment) was announced on the 14th of October, 1996, by project founder Matthias Ettrich? Well, it has, and today we'd like to say a happy 20th birthday to KDE!

"On October 14, KDE celebrates its 20th birthday. The project that started as a desktop environment for Unix systems, today is a community that incubates ideas and projects which go far beyond desktop technologies. Your support is very important for our community to remain active and strong." reads the timeline page prepared by the KDE project for this event.

Submission + - SPAM: Ignorant of Streisand Effect, YouTube restricts Trump's video

mi writes: In an attempt to limit its impact, YouTube's censors have placed "unlisted" Trump's anti-Clinton video and then made it inaccessible in the "restricted" mode.

Predictably, the efforts backfired and the video was seen by over 370K times within 24 hours — seemingly a record for the "Team Trump" channel.

At the time of this typing, all restrictions have been removed from the video.

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Submission + - FBI agreed to destroy laptops of Clinton aides with immunity deal (foxnews.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Immunity deals for two top Hillary Clinton aides included a side arrangement obliging the FBI to destroy their laptops after reviewing the devices, House Judiciary Committee sources told Fox News on Monday

Sources said the arrangement with former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and ex-campaign staffer Heather Samuelson also limited the search to no later than Jan. 31, 2015. This meant investigators could not review documents for the period after the email server became public — in turn preventing the bureau from discovering if there was any evidence of obstruction of justice, sources said.

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee fired off a letter Monday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking why the DOJ and FBI agreed to the restrictive terms, including that the FBI would destroy the laptops after finishing the search.

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