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China recruiting U.S. IT grads

By jkameleon ·
China's rapid economic expansion has allowed Beijing to fund a recruitment drive targeting some of the best and brightest IT graduates from U.S. universities, according to Chinese sources.

In turn, this brain trust is being used by China both as a control on its own Internet revolution and as a potential resource for North Korea' cyberwar program.

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http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/05/front2453728.0888888887.html

Couldn't they just outsource like the rest of the world?

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jkameleon@... - I agree that we have a variable disagreement

by maxwell edison In reply to A couple of things

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Variable A = 100 million "claimed" killed by communism-socialism.

Variable B = The world population at any given moment.

Variable C = The total number of people born within a given period of time.

You are comparing variable A to variable B. While I, on the other hand, am comparing variable A to variable C.

If you can't concede that very simple and obvious point, then you are unworthy of further discussion with me. Moreover, you are illustrating your ignorance to anyone who may be reading this discussion; and I'm not going to waste my time conversing with an ignoramus.

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Now, now , Max.

by Oz_Media In reply to A couple of things

You nit picked, and buried it in a segue, I simply poked. A pick, a poke it's all good.

I never addressed your other comments because I didn't disagree, really. It was just a little fun nit-picking, just as yours was before mine, relax.

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We may find that 100 million deaths will seem rather inconsequential

by neilb@uk In reply to A couple of things

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6321

This is happening all over Asia, capitalist India, communist China and Muslim Pakistan. I've also read that a similar water shortage is happening in good ol' free US with the Ogallala Aquifer for exactly the same reasons. Seems that human stupidity is pretty much independent of the political system.

p.s. Max. Not Global Warming, this! I wouldn't dare mention that...

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Neil - Of course you won't mention "global warming". . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to A couple of things

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.....That's a summer sport.

You chaps are in the midst of a record-breaking cold wave! How do you like all that cold and snow? Personally, I love it. A few years ago I got 60 inches (152 centimeters) at my house in a 48 hour period. I was one of the few who could get out and about, with my gas guzzling, 4x4 monster truck ("monster" = sarcasm), you know.

Oh, but wait! I forgot. Global warming is causing plunging temperatures and the next ice-age. How silly of me. Give me one of those warm beers, will ya'? It's coooold outside.

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"record-breaking cold-wave"

by neilb@uk In reply to A couple of things

No, not us. It's been a bit chilly here at night (-3C) and we've had 2cm of snow and now it's raining and the temperature is up to 4C. There's a lot more snow up where Gadget and TonyH live but even there it will be raining by tomorrow.

No sign of Gobal Anything for the last couple of years since the hot summer of 2003.

Still, I've a 'fridge full of cold beer so I can live with the winter...

Neil

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math

by TonytheTiger In reply to A couple of things

"It's estimated, by the way, that 106,456,367,669 (that's 106.5 billion) have been born into the world over the course of human history."

So that means 93% of the people who have ever lived on earth are now dead.

It must be a Republican plot :)

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Neil - I apologize for misstating

by maxwell edison In reply to A couple of things

But I can only believe what I read in the world press:

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1207299,00.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4561158.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/news/24112005news.shtml

In this case, I'll choose to believe your first-hand accounts.

But here, you can read what the weather is like in my neck of the woods:

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20051230/D8EQ9UC80.html

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Understandable - we do tend to overreact when it snows

by neilb@uk In reply to A couple of things

Down in the South East, around London, it only takes an inch or two of snow for it to make the front page of the newspapers. It also only takes an inch or two to so screw up the traffic so that everything grinds to a halt. Winter - at least with snow - has lasted just three days and you have seen the headlines.

I've read your local link and I'll keep our weather, thank you - even though it's still raining. I'm taking my Goddaughter (10) to see the new Harry Potter so we'll all get wet.

Neil

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Re: maxwell edison

by jkameleon In reply to A couple of things

> You are comparing variable A to variable B. While I, on the other hand, am comparing variable A to variable C.

Yes, I uderstood that perfectly fine the 1st time you posted it. Variable C is far bigger, and therefore politically much more suitable for comparsion.

> Moreover, you are illustrating your ignorance to anyone who may be reading this discussion; and I'm not going to waste my time conversing with an ignoramus.

Good. And I'm not going to waste my time conversing with a guy, who is obviously paid for ignoring certain issues. Like whether ideology can be blamed for the collateral damage it causes or not.

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Neil - "...overreact when it snows..."

by maxwell edison In reply to A couple of things

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Are your television reporters as stupid as ours? We'll turn on the local evening news, and some reporter-babe will be reporting "from the scene" of a blizzard at some intersection. The wind will be blowing, the snow will be flying, cars will be sliding around, and here she is, telling us that it's snowing outside -- like we don't have a friggin' window!

And we also saw it with our unending, global-warming-caused, string of hurricanes. Here was some dumb-a$$ reporter-babe, outside with the waves pounding the shores behind her, signs flying through the air all around her, telling us that some people were stupid enough to ignore the warnings, and they opted instead to stay and ride-out the storm. Hello!

A prerequisite of becoming an American television reporter is to take stupidity 101 in school.

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