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Comment France just wants their share of the data (Score 1) 144

" Microsoft has now responded, saying it is happy to work with the CNIL to work towards an acceptable solution."

I bet the acceptable solution will be sharing some of that "telemetry" data with the French government to look the other way. Similar to the deal Microsoft worked out with the NSA.

Comment Re:Suicide by politician (Score 1) 1010

Comey said: "110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received". These servers were administered by people WITHOUT security clearances. Meaning that Clinton GAVE access to classified information to the people managing those servers. Not to mention the fact that the email server was connected to the internet and an easy target for Chinese/Russian/Korean hacking. What Clinton did was FAR FAR worse than Petraeus.

Comment Re:Paperless statements should be easier (Score 1) 167

Exactly. I would be much more willing to adopt paperless statements if companies made them more convenient than paper statements.

My bank only gives me 6 months of history. 6 months!!! I can't even look back over the entire year to do an annual budget or research something older at tax prep time. As cheap as digital storage is, banks should be providing at least 5 years of history.

Comment will just get replaced by H1-Bs anyway (Score 1) 246

What's the point of encouraging Americans to go into Computer Science when the government will just allow companies to replace them with cheap H1-B visa later? Teach Americans to be project managers, sorry "scrum masters", so that they can spend their time bossing around the H1-B visa labor and then trying to explain to middle management why the super cheap labor can't produce quality software.

Comment Re:Sue / fine the IT services contractors (Score 1) 262

There is a very simple solution to this problem: have the federal government charge companies $50k per year for each H1B visa. Companies will only use H1B visa when they REALLY need it (which was the original intent) and the federal government gets more funds. No more using H1Bs just to get cheap labor.

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