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Comment Re:Do the right thing - stand against Trump's bigo (Score 1) 952

35% of Syrians [in the US] 25 years and older have a Bachelor's degree or more, compared to 24.4% of all Americans. *

Median Syrian-American family income is 58k/year, significantly higher than national median of 50k (2000 census numbers). *

Number of Syrian doctors: "A study published in Health Policy in 2007 analyzed the dynamics of international immigration patterns of physicians to the United States and found that Syria has a higher-than-expected physicians immigration rates. [4] In fact, Syria was the sixth country among the top eight countries which have a higher-than-expected rate and the second Arab country after Lebanon when adjusting for the population size". **

Sources:
* http://www.census.gov/prod/200...
** http://www.avicennajmed.com/ar...

Comment Re:Slashdot is clamping down (Score 1) 415

This article is another example of this: it's a forum for people to wail about how awful Trump will be, because they can see the future with perfect clarity.

This article did NOT mention anything about Trump. This is at least the third time I've see this comment copy-pasted on /., and the claims have been refuted by other commentators. At this point, you don't have anything new and this is just pure trolling. Go back to r/T_D or 4chan or wherever troll-land you came from.

Submission + - Three college students were behind BBC, Trump cyberattacks (zdnet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: How many hackers does it take to bring down one of the world's largest websites? Turns out, only three, and two of them are still in college.

Several sources have told ZDNet that despite claiming to have dozens of members across the world, the New World Hackers' consists of just three core members who carry out the bulk of the group's cyberattacks — the youngest of which is still a teenager.

The group also targeted and downed Donald Trump's campaign website and banking giant HSBC's website in separate attacks.

Comment Re:A new golden age (Score 1) 324

... he doesn't realize that the world also has it's hands on the US's balls. Trade doesn't exist in a vacuum and playing chicken with the economy is not something to look forward to.

I wonder to what extent this is true, in context of this story. Given the fact that this money seems to be coming primarily from Saudi Arabia and, potentially, other unknown sources.

The money would come from a $100 billion investment fund that SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son is setting up with Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund and other potential partners, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Src: http://www.foxbusiness.com/pol...

Comment Re:Softbank - Sprint & T-Mobile merger failure (Score 4, Insightful) 324

You're probably right. The de-regulation that Trump has been advocating for would potentially let the merger pass this time.

“We were talking about it, and then I said I’d like to celebrate his presidential job” because Trump will advocate deregulation, Son told reporters according to Bloomberg News.

There was a lot of speculation about that since the day after the election.

Comment Re:That can't be right (Score 1) 533

Unemployment numbers are a bit worse off today than they were when Obama took office, regardless of which measure you look at.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/02...

What are you talking about?

Using your own reference, let's look at the numbers. Obama inauguration was on January 20, 2009. Here are the unemployment rates then and now:

Jan 09: (U1..U6) = 3.1%, 4.8%, 7.8%, 8.3%, 9.1%, 14.2%
Nov 16: (U1..U6) = 1.8%, 2.2%, 4.6%, 5.0%, 5.8%, 9.3%

So every one of the unemployment measures shows a significant decline since the day Obama took office.

Comment Re: Jesus fucking lord christ!!! (Score 2) 376

This article is relevant to Linux and the FOSS/FLOSS community.
Whether you love or hate MS, and whether or not you're exclusively interested in FOSS and Linux, Windows is the still biggest competitor to Linux in desktop and enterprise markets. Your position regarding Linux or Windows shouldn't stop you from looking at other competing software products.
Bashing Windows maybe fun and all and we all enjoy that every once int while, but constantly bashing for the purpose of bashing is simply unproductive. What I'm saying is that we should probably learn from others' successes or failures. Isolating ourselves from the rest of the technology world doesn't help advancing the FOSS technology and community.

Comment Resource (Score 1) 523

RESOURCE!

I agree with the article on that one. A word that is often used to dehumanize people.

If a project is late, we can just "throw in more resources"!

One of my co-workers was once told by the business product owner to get her application finished in unreasonable time. When he expressed his concerns, she basically told him that she would replace him any time with a bunch of "developers from the street" who would get the job done faster than him.

Comment Re: Double Standard (Score 1) 60

Please mod parent up.. I was born and raised in Syria, and lived there most of my life. Like parent, I'm tired of hearing misinformtion about Syria. Assad couldn't be any farther from being called Islamist. Not sure where GP got his information from. Assad regime is a secular repressive dictatorship. To portray the war in Syria as mostly religion motivated is a big distortion of the complex multidimensional situation. Many people who stood against the Assad regime are secular. Many of them ended up being in prison or even killed by that regime. I myself am an atheist and I'm against that regime. I do have a lot of muslim, christian, and athiest friends there who are equally opposed to that regime, and are calling for a secular democracy. Did the Islamist groups manage to get all the attention in the media? I think so. However, talking about the islamists as if there were all that exists there is a big distortion that only empowers the Assad and ISIL, while marginalizing the role of the moderate and secular groups that are calling for a secular democracy.

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