@Refrigerated: Re: @Nicho: Bullshit
"why not keep marrying your cousins?"
When you have to resort to ad hominems, most people on the 'net know you have no argument at all. Give it up already.
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I'm tangentially associated with a project (tangentially because in testing I found so many errors in three days that my employer switched me to other projects) which was outsourced to a company of four people - which hires H1-B employees from India knowing nothing of the processes to conduct the JADs, JSDs, PM work, and programming... which resulted in a "modern Java server-based system" operating not as well as the "clunky Bull mainframe COBOL system" it replaced. Although I've not seen the code, I suspect they managed to write Java spaghetti code, because they get all the maintenance contracts (no one else can figure out their code.)
Oh, and on salary: the work is being done in NJ, for the state government of NJ. However, the company is incorporated in WV, and the loophole is that prevailing wage can be the state of incorporation - much lower in WV than in NJ, which is the only way this company can be 'competitive' bringing in workers under H1-B.
The reason people can't be found in NJ? New Jerseyans can't SURVIVE on West Virginia wages. The cost of living is too high in NJ for WV wages.
In the US, there's a law that declares emails older than 180 days to be "abandoned" - which means law enforcement can access them without a signed warrant on probable cause.
Using GMail as a storage service exposes your documents to unwarranted seizure. Storage services like Dropbox still can't be legally accessed by law enforcement without a warrant.
Take US 206 south to I-295 south, take that over to I-195 East, then take NJ State Hwy 138 over to NJ State Hwy 35, take a turn into Belmar, NJ, and view the scenic destruction.
Then they can come up with an explanation for it that fits reality into their theories.
Actually, Left and Right came - not from the British Parliament - but from the seating of the National Assembly in the First French Republic (1789 until Napoleon declared himself Emperor.) They really don't have application outside of a small period of French history. But it's easy for people to be lazy.
like "military intelligence" or "jumbo shrimp"?
The reason I like Dropbox is that it's *fairly* reliable, with a copy in the cloud - and a copy on the hard drive in my netbook, a copy on the hard drive in my tower, and a copy in the RAM in my iPad.
But it's not nearly the size and cost to hold everything. Check the throttling on Carbonite - and the real cost - before announcing the cloud has come to destroy HDD makers.
Exactly. There's no reason the Swedish delegation couldn't request Ecuador to allow the Swedish legal attache to visit the Ecuadorian Embassy to ask questions. There was no reason for extradition.... unless the US has promised some favorable credits, trade allowances, military equipment, whatever, to Sweden to extradite for *questioning* and then flip him to the US.
Actually he's a lousy soldier, assuming he is one. The US PR campaign about the US military is completely unlike what he posted. If the US managed to get the UK to get el Reg to cough up his real identity, and he was a soldier, I wouldn't be surprised to see him facing a court for conduct unbecoming.
József Cardinal Mindszenty had to hole up in a US Embassy for 15 years. Wonder if the UK will make Assange wait that long. Maybe after a year or two Assange will get really mad and the Ecuadorian government will be smart enough to make him a citizen of Ecuador and have him research methods of cyberware for them against certain other nations...
Carbonite offers a full backup service. I paid for a year even ahead of time it sounded so good (luckily they honored their money-back guarantee.) I had 400 GB to backup. The initial backup, at the throttle rate, would have taken about sixty days to upload (this was after two days at the full speed my enhanced ISP account offers.)
If it's a backup service, and it throttles, and it says it's unlimited... it's not. 400 GB isn't a lot these days with 1TB + drives being sold to consumers.
News flash: HP designs many Medicaid (a US version of NHS for those on the dole) systems. They have a whole division just to do that.
At least desktops, laptops, and printers are all products you can get at your local computer store.
See https://www.google.com/search?q=hp+medicaid for all the medical insurance design pies HP has its fingers into.
"Although defence lawyers tried to bargain that the engineer, who was sacked in September 2010 after just a year in the job, had mental problems, the district judge disagreed, labelling Tan’s crimes 'senseless acts'."
Does the district judge think that mentally normal people would cut 617 cables as 'senseless acts'?
What universities and colleges teach is not necessarily relative.
What they teach is what they can get most cheaply, preferably for free. This is what made UNIX preferred in colleges and universities and many workplaces when the Bell System still existed, and pursuant to the US Telecommunications Act of 1934, Bell Telephone Laboratories had to give away - for free - all inventions (including software) which were not intended by the recipient to be used to compete with Western Electric or a Bell Operating Company.
Likewise - although not compelled by law - Sun gave away Java (and went broke in the process.) The only way Java will even -survive- is if Oracle realizes that other free or inexpensive languages will take Java's place in colleges and universities if Oracle starts charging hefty fees for Java.
Or at least before you posted your highly inaccurate polemic on US Constitutional law.
"To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;" (Art. I, section 8, US Constitution)
If you can't figure out that the "progress of science and useful arts" is "creativity", you should back away from the keyboard. Permanently.
of the IKEA chair you are sat upon. The designer of the chair is the artist. Is there an EU law proposal to give that designer 4% of the sale price of all those chairs people are sat upon?
And the digital distributor of music is in all probability several machines - in fact, the proposed law may reduce the number of machines distributing it, because it will make it illegal for all but a small cartel to publish it at greatly inflated rates, compared to the cost of running the servers for people to download it. After all, freetards aren't into spending a lot of money; ergo, the cost of distribution is de minimis.
I had a computer once running MS-DOS 6.22. I upgraded to Windows 3.11, no problem, From there to 95, then 98 2nd version, then 2000, then XP.
No reinstalls. Used Norton Ghost when I needed a bigger hard drive. Worked fine all along.
Then I installed Windows 7, which not only can't port installs from XP, but can't be upgraded from 32-bit to 64-bit without another full install. (I don't know why, Microsoft figured out how to upgrade 16-bit to 32-bit perfectly fine.) It's already (10 months after install) getting undefined "inconsistencies" in its registry, telling me I need to reinstall the whole thing over and all apps.
First Microsoft needs to get an operating system past XP that actually works. Vista and 7 just don't cut it. If they want to sell upgraded OS's, then provide ways to fix inconsistencies (if they know there's an inconsistency then they should be able to provide a report on what's conflicting), and provide a direct upgrade path without reinstalling everything all over again.
You seem to adhere to Cardassian standards of jurisprudence: upon accusation, all persons are guilty, even though they get a trial where the decision is already made.
Cardassian standards of jurisprudence are much different from Anglo-American standards of jurisprudence. Maybe if we ever invent warp drive you'd like to move to Cardassia; their culture seems to fit your desires.
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