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Comment It is ALL fake news (Score 4, Informative) 403

Ron Paul compiled a list of fake news from mainstream/big media based on the Wikileaks emails from John Podesta. There was amazing collaboration between the Clinton campaign and major media outlets, and spin perpetrated on the world. It is shameful.

Offenders include ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Daily Beast, Huff Po, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times, Politico, Washington Post and more.

Polls were rigged by oversampling democrats vs. republicans/independents so many were flat wrong. Aggregate sites like 538 were wrong. "Legitimate" news sites pushed a common agenda and it was fake. Your only hope is to read multiple outlets, traditional and non-traditional news, with very different points of view, focus on facts, know that the EVERY reporter is biased, take that into account, and draw your own conclusions.

"Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past."
-- George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

Comment Re:Local government (Score 1) 414

When I worked in the private sector, the belief was that government workers were not as sharp, and in some cases, that's true. There is some dead wood in every organization and people who work only hard enough to keep their jobs. There are also very smart and hard workers who are at the top of their field. It sounds like you work with some of them.

Comment Local government (Score 1) 414

This trend started in the 1990s and has only gathered steam. I positioned myself in an industry mostly immune to outsourcing (for now): local government.

There are enormous pressures on for-profit IT firms, whether it's hardware, software, or services. The requirement for increasing profit works against long term employment and high wages. Let's face it, IT has an issue with older workers. I am 52, but transitioned to local government about 15 years ago where they actually pay attention to age discrimination laws. Also, there is no profit motive (just a balanced budget motive), and you don't have to make sales for revenue. All of these things make for a more sustainable career, especially over 40. The combined pay/benefit/work-life balance is better than most for-profit companies. These jobs are a tiny oasis of stability. Stories like HCSC make me angry and there has been a steady stream of them the last few years. I hate to see the IT work force gutted by greed and multi-national trade agreements.

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Submission + - Can Apple really penetrate the corporate world?

coondoggie writes: "Apple, long a ghost in the corporate-infrastructure mainstream, is beginning to cast a shadow as IT departments discover Mac platforms that are being transformed into realistic alternatives to Windows and Linux. A number of factors are helping raise the eyebrows of those responsible for upgrading desktops and servers: for example, Apple's shift to the Intel architecture; the inclusion of infrastructure and interoperability hooks, such as directory services in the Mac OS X Server; dual-boot capabilities; clustering and storage technology; third-party virtualization software; and comparison shopping, which is being fostered by migration costs and hardware overhauls associated with Microsoft's Vista. s-going-corporate.html?page=1"

Submission + - Mighty Key - how much key, and how much mighty?

LoveDemon writes: "A new and rather interesting portable bundle offers several security features in one go — Plug and Protect — making data encryption as simple as plug and click, providing anonymous browsing and automated backup, claiming to be your New Computer Key.
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