Funding al-Qaeda With Taxpayer Dollars

It’s bad enough when massive banks which took millions, and in some cases billions, in taxpayer bailout money, import L1 and H1 visa workers with little to no care about either taxpayer opinion or national security. We’ve even gotten used to the “consulting firms” which were flying operatives over on tourist visas then billing them …

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Loud Cell Phone Addict 0 Universe 1

On Saturday I finally got to fly back from New York. Nothing makes one miss home like being in New York. Yes, it was a trip from hell involving a bout with the flu, an accident in a cab, and a host of other bad things. All pretty typical. The flight home allowed for a …

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HP UX and MS Windows Fail

It isn’t really a surprise to anyone who knows anything about technology. It is only a shock to those missguided souls who listen to that marketing firm known as The Gartner Group. Recently the Shanghai Stock Exchange announce it will be replacing its current HP UX trading engine with a next generation platform developed completely …

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Did Windows Fail Again?

A payment processor responsible for handling about 100 million credit card transactions every month disclosed today that thieves had used malicious software in its network in 2008 to steal an unknown number of credit card numbers. The company’s information site on the incident, attempts to downplay the loss of data by asserting that no Social …

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The Off-Shoring Bubble Bursts

The announcements of the past two weeks don’t really surprise anyone who gets their fingers into the code of software projects. We’ve all seen companies re-state their earnings due in a large part to failed IT projects which were off-shored in whole or in part. We’ve watched as thousands of our co-workers were laid off …

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