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Keith Barrett

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Bus. Technology Leader, Developer, Social Media Strategist

Occupation: IT Manager, Broadcaster & Developer with large Social Media Influence (The Walt Disney Company)

Location: Orlando, FL

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Cream of the Crop: 10/18/2011

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Keith Barrett has been at 18 events

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Keith Barrett1,155,128I will be co-hosting on @112393161139283837416 "Weekly Roundup" with @115558779859554883235  Go to thetechbuzz.net for the live broadcast and chat roomThe Tech Buzz "Weekly Roundup"2014-06-24 00:00:005  
Keith Barrett1,155,128I'm a guest on this week's episode of @105845032738166825247 with @112727095754736043075  Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetNerdy_WithIt Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Getnerdywithit Website: http://www.getnerdywithit.com/Get Nerdy With It2014-05-28 02:00:0010  
Keith Barrett1,155,128*_This Orlando Area Glass Meet-up includes Disney World "Star Wars Weekend"_* Glass owners and enthusiasts welcome. This meet-up is all about the Disney Star Wars Weekends. The general plan is similar to previous meet-ups, and includes a mixture of dining, photography, theme park , and shopping options. Some gatherings are free, the theme park will require a ticket purchase, but you can pick and choose to attend any individual component you want *I created a quick guide:*  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CDAu5lawYKnGsHSiVvxdHvqkI3jblO9V0U-55XYbg3Y *_Note 1:_*_ I have split this event into two adjacent events. There is a separate event for the Orlando Glass Meet-up on Friday evening at BJ's Restaurant. See the link for more details:_  https://plus.google.com/events/c72tjurh0s85kqhogmvt4a6fge0 *_Note 2: This is a POPULAR event at Disney!_*_  It will be all day, probably hot & humid, and much more crowded than prior meet-ups. We need to be at the park at 8am for the opening so the breakfast has been moved to Sunday morning. We'll take breaks, but plan plan to be hot and tired by the time we close out._ *PLANNED SCHEDULE* *SATURDAY 3/16 8:00am DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS "STAR WARS"* _(requires admission & parking)_ The entire park will be filled with costumes, photo ops, storm troopers, celebrity booths. There's also a special merchandise store, parade, and evening event. It will be a crowded day so we'll need to line up for things early. Wear sunscreen and dress lightly. *SUNDAY 3/17 8:00am - 10:00am OPEN BREAKFAST* Sassagoula, Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Hotel Breakfast will be at the "Sassagoula" restaurant located in the Disney World Port Orleans French Quarter Resort hotel (2201 Orleans Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL). This does not require a park ticket to participate, and is an open area casual food court (that does offer Mickey Waffles and beignets). When you arrive at the hotel tell the security guard you are having breakfast in Sassagoula's. We'll be in a far back, corner; just look for people wearing Google Glass. There may be some treats or swag for early arrivals, and we'll likely take a group photo.  *SUNDAY 3/17 10:00am EPCOT* Some of us are planning to visit Epcot World Showcase after breakfast.Orlando Google Glass "Star Wars" Meet-up2014-05-17 14:00:0020  
Keith Barrett1,155,128The day before the Orlando Area Google Glass "Star Wars Weekends" Meet-up. This event is open to any Google Glass users or enthusiasts in the area. *FRIDAY 3/16 6:30pm - 9:00pm CASUAL DINNER, SNACKS & DRINKS* BJ's Bar & Grill. We'll meet in the bar area or outside if the weather is good. Look for people wearing Glass! http://www.bjsrestaurants.com/locations/fl/lake-buena-vista Then tomorrow it's the Glass Disney Star Wars Weekend Meet-up! See the separate event for details, and then a Sunday breakfast. https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckgseuhb11fjg93hvgedker3bskMonthly Orlando Glass Meetup2014-05-16 18:30:007  
Keith Barrett1,155,128@115403856867272859027 and guest @105248484118148978714 will be on @100042872470152404449 tonight talking about anything that entertains them. Watch it live in Chris's stream: https://plus.google.com/+ChrisVoss1/postsThe Chris Voss Show2014-05-09 01:00:003  
Keith Barrett1,155,128Come watch @115558779859554883235 , @116594631970684887332 and @105248484118148978714  talk live (with chat room) about the week in Tech and Social Media news on @105975944519164491922 - http://thetechbuzz.netWeekly Roundup2014-05-06 00:00:0018  
Keith Barrett1,155,128Join host @115558779859554883235 and guests @116594631970684887332 and @105248484118148978714 as we talk about the last week in news on @112393161139283837416  . Watch on http://thetechbuzz.net"Weekly Roundup"2014-04-29 00:00:006  
Keith Barrett1,155,128Google says they're going to extend the public @111626127367496192147 purchase period, so I'm starting another hangout so we can chat about it (or Google IO, or whatever - come say hi :-) If you're a new Glass owner comes say hello!!    #askanexplorer   https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/event/c3obbt5lh4j4snheu1d2idb6v1cAsk an Explorer #askanexplorer2014-04-16 01:30:0013  
Keith Achorn2,179Tomorrow Google is offering a brief window to sign up for +Google Glass. Are you considering Glass, but have a few questions first? @114375401846819599162, @105175245829173637529, and I are hosting an Open Hangout to discuss. Current Explorers are welcome to join and help answer questions, but be sure to save room for those who are still deciding. https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/76cpjit2jukgjcgvrhu1n3ftcoAsk an Explorer2014-04-15 05:00:0015  
Keith Barrett1,155,128Come watch us talk about Google Glass and the 1 day sale tomorrow with @116594631970684887332 and myself. Visit http://thetechbuzz.net for the broadcastThe Tech Buzz "Weekly Roundup"2014-04-15 00:00:005  
Keith Barrett1,155,128*The 4th Orlando area Google Glass Meet-up* is planned for 4/4, and celebrates the official 2nd anniversary/birthday of Google Glass. The general plan is similar to the previous meet-ups and includes a mixture of dining, photography, Disney theme park visit and more. *_And apparently the Google Glass team has a surprise for us._* *UPDATE* It's been voiced that people are interested in a karaoke night, so we're scheduling it in for Saturday. *PLANNED SCHEDULE* *FRIDAY 4/4 6:30pm - 9pm OPEN DINNER & DRINKS* Chevy's Tex Mex. We'll start in the bar area and move to a dining table if we get enough people. Google has also provided a small surprise. http://www.yelp.com/biz/chevys-fresh-mex-lake-buena-vista *SATURDAY 4/5 8:00 - 9:30 OPEN BREAKFAST* Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Hotel Breakfast will be at the "Sassagoula" restaurant located in the Disney World Port Orleans French Quarter Resort hotel (2201 Orleans Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL). This does not require a park ticket to participate, and is an open area casual food court (that does offer Mickey Waffles and beignets). When you arrive at the hotel tell the security guard you are having breakfast in Sassagoula's. We'll be in a far back, corner; just look for people wearing Google Glass. There may be some treats or swag for early arrivals, and we'll want to take a group photo. I'll also be sharing Glass news from my trip to California *SATURDAY 4/5 10:00am -9pm EPCOT* (requires admission & parking) We'll be riding rides, watching shows, having lunch, and possibly fireworks. We'll meet just in front of the park entrance turnstiles for a group photo. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Breakdown of what we did at this event* _Roughly 13 people in attendance, 8 of them Glass explorers_ *Friday 6pm-9:30pm: Dinner and drinks at Chevy's Tex Mex*. Some swag giveaways including a Google t-shirt. Group photo. *Saturday 8am-9:45am: Sassagoula* Breakfast; including Mickey waffles & beignets. More swag giveaways (thanks to +Teddy Benson ), including a Glass water bottle. Group photo. *Saturday 10:30am: Epcot Flower & Garden Festival* Cronuts!! Shopping & boat ride & group photo at Mexico Shopping & boat ride at Norway Photography at China Shopping at Germany  Turkey Legs & Glass demos at America Lunch, Shopping, photography and Glass demos in Japan. We also experimented with strange candy. Morocco music & Glass demos Adult beverages & street show in France Beer & "Word of the Day" in the U.K. Nemo & Friends, Turtle Talk, & Aquarium visit Living with the Land boat ride Cool down in Sunshine Seasons food court Mouse Gear shopping & Glass demos Left about 7pmOrlando Area Google Glass Birthday Meet-up2014-04-04 19:00:0018  
Keith Barrett1,155,128The broadcast and live chat room will take place on http://thetechbuzz.net I may also try to create a Hangout On Air for itThe Tech Buzz "Weekly Roundup"2014-02-18 00:00:004  
Keith Barrett1,155,128Live broadcast on http://thetechbuzz.net discussing the week in newsThe Tech Buzz "Weekly Roundup"2014-01-28 00:00:003  
Keith Barrett1,155,128*Celebrate the Holidays #throughglass * Google Glass owners, enthusiasts, and people who just want to try them are all welcome. You can come and go to anything planned. This is a casual public event with no formal representation of Google, Disney or Universal. Just Glass fans getting together. Here's our preliminary agenda. FRIDAY 12/6 6:30pm till whenever Open Dinner gathering at Chevy's Tex Mex. We'll start in the bar area and move to a dining table if we get enough people. http://www.yelp.com/biz/chevys-fresh-mex-lake-buena-vista SATURDAY 12/7 8:00 - 9:30 BREAKFAST Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Hotel Breakfast will be at the "Sassagoula" restaurant located in the Disney World Port Orleans French Quarter Resort hotel (2201 Orleans Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL). This does not require a park ticket to join, and is an open area casual food court (that does offer Mickey Waffles). When you arrive at the hotel just tell the security guard you are having breakfast in Sassagoula's. We'll be in the far back, corner, so just look for people wearing Google Glass. There may be some treats or swag for early arrivals, and we'll want to take a group photo. 10:00am DISNEY HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS (requires admission & parking) We'll be riding rides, attending the stunt show, having lunch, and ending with the Osborne Lights show. We'll meet just inside the park near the turnstiles. [CANCELLED by mutual decision of group being too hot and exhausted was the 8:00pm Universal Studios Citywalk Rising Star Karaoke. Requires $16 club admission (and a parking fee if not a Florida resident)]HolidayGlass (3rd Orlando Google Glass Gathering)2013-12-07 08:30:0021  
Keith Barrett1,155,128The 2nd Orlando Google Glass gathering will center on Food & Wine at Walt Disney World. It's your chance to experience Google Glass, or share your time with other explorers. 8:30 *BREAKFAST - Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Hotel* Breakfast will be at the "Sassagoula" restaurant located in the Disney World *Port Orleans French Quarter* Resort hotel (2201 Orleans Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL). This does not require a park ticket to join, and is an open area casual food court (that does offer Mickey Waffles). When you arrive at the hotel just tell the security guard you are having breakfast in Sassagoula's. We'll probably be in the back, so just look for people wearing Google Glass. I also have some unimportant swag to give away. We can also take a group photo outside before we break for Epcot. 11:00 *Epcot* We'll run over to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Requires park admission ticket purchase and $15 parking. Those that join us will eat, drink and #GlassExplore the countries of Epcot and all the festival kiosks. Free Night Ranger concerts too. *UPDATE* We'll meet in front of the fountain just after entering the turnstiles for a group photo. About 11:15. No end time; no commitments. :-) *After Party?* There is discussion that some people might head over to Universal Citywalk Rising Star after 6pm for some live band Karaoke."Glass Around The World" (2nd Orlando Meet-up)2013-10-19 08:30:0015  
Keith Barrett1,155,128Meet for lunch (and maybe things after) in Epcot at the Sunshine Seasons food court (lower level of "The Land" pavilion). Requires you can enter the park to meet up. There are many things we can try 1. Get a fast past to Soarin' (if they are available). I can ask the cast member to take a photo of us all lined up in the seating.  The same thing at Test Track is also possible. 2. No one has recorded Glass video of "Listen to the Land" or the "Universe of Energy" yet. 3. Sit in a circle and each take a photo of their perspective. We can then stitch them together later. 4. We can all play and record the "Agent P" game (formally Kim Possible). 5. We can take over the English Pub or have margaritas in Mexico. Make sure your Glass is charged up :-)Orlando 1st Google Glass Meetup (Epcot)2013-09-01 12:00:009  
Clayton Pritchard47,114Stay up to date on the schedule before and during the event at http://ioxorlando.appspot.com/ Google I/O Extended Orlando will be more than just a viewing party for Google's I/O conference in San Francisco, it will be away for you to expand your knowledge and connect with others in Orlando's tech community. Along with live-streaming the keynotes and sessions from Google I/O, we'll have local presentations on topics (both developer and business) for anyone involved in tech. There will also be plenty of free Google swag including journals, sunglasses, tumblers, and water bottles. *Basic Schedule* Wednesday, May 15th: 11AM - 9:10PM -- _Key West Ballroom, Room 218CD_ Thursday, May 16th: 12PM - 9PM -- _Pegasus Ballroom ABC_ *Presentation Schedule* *Wednesday, May 15th* _11am-11:45am_: Check-in _12pm-3pm_: Keynote live-streamed from Google I/O _3pm-3:45pm_: Networking break _3:45pm-4:45pm_: Introduction to iOS App Development & Demo (Joshua Imel & @113741874504151246177 - Teeps) _4:55pm-5:35pm_: What's New in the Google Web Toolkit & How to Get Started (@106275500228046396154 - @103959793061819610212) _5:45pm-6:25pm_: History of Social Media Apps & a Look at the Future (@114810785118202834941 & @115124864391789940258 - @108303669164547823402) _6:50pm-7:30pm_: Arduino Introduction & Demo (Harold Timmis - smARTMAKER) _7:40pm-8:20pm_: Can Google & Apple Make Nice? - iOS Integration with Google (@115765293872126151437 - Boom Consulting) _8:30pm-9:10pm_: Building an Effective Network with Google+ (@115980322864066690488  - @106226439354629484339) *Thursday, May 16th* _12pm-12:45pm_: Check-in _1pm-2pm_: Google OAuth 2.0 Introduction & Demo (@109505062501532905087 - Rapid Cyber Solutions) _2:15pm-2:55pm_: Introduction & Demo of Responsive Web Design (@102347238592428354226 - @100260643278155480141) _3:45pm-4:25pm_: Intro to Chomebooks & ChromeOS (@106275500228046396154 - @103959793061819610212) _4:40pm-5:20pm_: Google App Engine Introduction & Demo (@113165860474166006627) _5:35pm-6:15pm_: OWASP Top 10 Website Security Flaws (@116486366295744956487 - Hack@UCF) _6:30pm-7:10pm_: Google Glass Panel with @118387747425343803514, @105248484118148978714, & @102949732263460180074 _7:25pm-8:05pm_: Autonomous Robot Running on Android Demo (UCF Robotics Club) _8:20pm-9pm_: Advertise Yourself, Company, or App with Google AdWords (@115980322864066690488 - eComIQ)SMPS & ACM Present: Google I/O Extended Orlando2013-05-15 11:00:0558  
Shaun McLane18,697Open to Everyone! Come join your friends for a St. Patty's Day Eve HiRL at The Pub at Pointe Orlando.  We will all meet at The Pub, then just before 10pm, if you want to see the UFC fights, some of us will make our way down to Hooters (walking distance). The Pub will be having live music and tons of drink specials, so it should be a very affordable night with great friends!Orlando St. Paddy's Day HiRL2013-03-16 19:30:0026  

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Ted Cruz proposes a competitive salary for H-1B workers

#Disney #h1b

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2016-01-30 20:10:15 (4 comments; 10 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

LG is Creating a "Coin" / "Plastc" Type Universal Credit Card

WANT!
The article mentions that the pins on the left are for charging (which is much better than a card that dies in a year), but it's not clear what thouse set of 6 pins are for. Is that for computer connectivity? To work in chip readers? Chip support is a must for these to survive.

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2016-01-30 20:10:15 (4 comments; 10 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

LG is Creating a "Coin" / "Plastc" Type Universal Credit Card

WANT!
The article mentions that the pins on the left are for charging (which is much better than a card that dies in a year), but it's not clear what thouse set of 6 pins are for. Is that for computer connectivity? To work in chip readers? Chip support is a must for these to survive.

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2016-04-07 20:24:06 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

According to the EU Linking Does Not Violate Copyrights

According to the EU Linking Does Not Violate Copyrights___

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2016-04-07 18:33:06 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Google Wallet Cards Are Shutting Down

I like Google Wallet, especially since I needed some special help ( https://goo.gl/EZ21gW ) setting it up and +Petra Cross came to my rescue. (Thanks Petra!).

Google Wallet Cards (just the card and the ability to store money in the account, not the charge card mapping or pay app) will be discontinued. I have to confess I only used the card a couple of time, so this is understandable especially that other services grew in popularity.

Here's the email I received:

Your Wallet Card will stop working on June 30

Hello Keith,

We want to thank you for using the Wallet Card and for any feedback you’ve shared. After careful consideration, we’ve decided that we’ll no longer support the Wallet Card as of June 30. Moving forward, we want to focus on making it easier than ever to send and receive moneywith ... more »

Google Wallet Cards Are Shutting Down

I like Google Wallet, especially since I needed some special help ( https://goo.gl/EZ21gW ) setting it up and +Petra Cross came to my rescue. (Thanks Petra!).

Google Wallet Cards (just the card and the ability to store money in the account, not the charge card mapping or pay app) will be discontinued. I have to confess I only used the card a couple of time, so this is understandable especially that other services grew in popularity.

Here's the email I received:

Your Wallet Card will stop working on June 30

Hello Keith,

We want to thank you for using the Wallet Card and for any feedback you’ve shared. After careful consideration, we’ve decided that we’ll no longer support the Wallet Card as of June 30. Moving forward, we want to focus on making it easier than ever to send and receive money with the Google Wallet app.

Here’s what this means for you:

-- You can only make purchases with your Wallet Card until June 30.
-- You won’t be able to add money to your Wallet Balance from a debit card or bank account after May 1, but money you receive from others will still be added to your balance.
-- If you have money in your Wallet Balance after May 1, you can keep it there, send it to others, or cash out anytime for free.

If you’re interested in finding a replacement for your Wallet Card, both American Express and Simple offer debit accounts with similar features, including a card. Plus, we’ve teamed up with them so that Wallet Card users will get an added bonus after signing up. Note: See https://www.google.com/wallet/card/#alternatives

As we wind down support for the Wallet Card, we’re excited to continue enhancing Google Wallet to give you the best possible experience when paying friends and family. We’re hard at work on new features, so keep an eye out for those in the coming months.

If you have any questions, visit our FAQ.

The Google Wallet Team___

2016-03-23 22:33:41 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Hyundai Elantra Mid/Hack Needed

I am now an owner of a 2014 Hyundai Elantra. For some weird reason, South Korea doesn't believe people in the U.S. have a need to lock anything up (like the legal paperwork showing the address belonging to the garage door opener in the car, or their wallet at the beach), so neither the glove box or the center console arm rest has a lock.

Anyone know a professional looking custom hack or replacement part that provides one? I'd prefer a locking glovebox but I'll take either. 

Hyundai Elantra Mid/Hack Needed

I am now an owner of a 2014 Hyundai Elantra. For some weird reason, South Korea doesn't believe people in the U.S. have a need to lock anything up (like the legal paperwork showing the address belonging to the garage door opener in the car, or their wallet at the beach), so neither the glove box or the center console arm rest has a lock.

Anyone know a professional looking custom hack or replacement part that provides one? I'd prefer a locking glovebox but I'll take either. ___

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2016-03-18 00:21:02 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Chip Skimmers Exist

The chip layout is a standard and the readers are pretty cheap. I own two myself (one for a medical data card and one a general purpose CAC reader). And there are Open Source software for them, although they tend to be either wildly general purpose or very specific. While you can read them, like RFIDs you can't decode the encrypted data of commerical uses like banking without the proper software or keys. However 9 out of every 10 stores I shop at that have chip enabled credit card readers are non-functioning and I have to swipe the card anyway.

And if you're wondering how vulnerable people  are to skimmers; whatch this video: https://thehackernews.com/2016/03/credit-card-skimming-hack.html

#security  

Chip Skimmers Exist

The chip layout is a standard and the readers are pretty cheap. I own two myself (one for a medical data card and one a general purpose CAC reader). And there are Open Source software for them, although they tend to be either wildly general purpose or very specific. While you can read them, like RFIDs you can't decode the encrypted data of commerical uses like banking without the proper software or keys. However 9 out of every 10 stores I shop at that have chip enabled credit card readers are non-functioning and I have to swipe the card anyway.

And if you're wondering how vulnerable people  are to skimmers; whatch this video: https://thehackernews.com/2016/03/credit-card-skimming-hack.html

#security  ___

2016-03-14 18:17:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

In STEM, IT Alone Has Coordinated Effort Based On False Claims To Eliminate Americans From The Workforce

Very thorough report on how technology has a talent glut, not shortage, and how it's being cannibalized, much more than other STEM areas, to eliminate American citizens from it.

It is, thus, a most interesting situation that of all the STEM fields, it is only a very particular slice of the technology sector that seems to be unable to find U.S. workers and seems unable, or perhaps unwilling, to use free-market mechanisms to recruit them. And, as the data on the education and background of its workforce indicate, the IT industry has a very large pool of potential college graduates to draw from; although it needs highly skilled workers, unlike the market for scientists, it is not employing people with very specialized education that takes a decade or more to acquire. It is... more »

In STEM, IT Alone Has Coordinated Effort Based On False Claims To Eliminate Americans From The Workforce

Very thorough report on how technology has a talent glut, not shortage, and how it's being cannibalized, much more than other STEM areas, to eliminate American citizens from it.

It is, thus, a most interesting situation that of all the STEM fields, it is only a very particular slice of the technology sector that seems to be unable to find U.S. workers and seems unable, or perhaps unwilling, to use free-market mechanisms to recruit them. And, as the data on the education and background of its workforce indicate, the IT industry has a very large pool of potential college graduates to draw from; although it needs highly skilled workers, unlike the market for scientists, it is not employing people with very specialized education that takes a decade or more to acquire. It is peculiar, indeed, that despite financial resources second to none and an all-star reputation among our college graduates, the IT industry alone among the STEM industries has a special congressionally-provided and discounted labor supply and still claims it is unable to fill its ranks.
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The fundamental problem of U.S. and foreign IT outsourcing firms’ hiring practices is the exclusion of U.S. workers–whether native or immigrant, citizen or permanent resident—which is made possible by specially crafted legislation for this purpose; it is legislation that serves as a congressionally-provided subsidy to a highly profitable industry to hire guestworkers at the expense of jobs for U.S. workers. But there is another, curiously overlooked outcome which is the creation of workforces that are highly segregated, that have a level of exclusivity seldom seen in the U.S. in the past half-century. That is, IT workforces that are not just majority, but levels over 70, 80, often over 90 percent one demographic group (in the case of one large IT company, between 94% and 100% of its workforce at its various worksites are a single demographic group, and other news reports suggest this is not uncommon).

#H1B  ___

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2016-03-14 14:17:43 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Hertz Replaces 300 IT Professionals With IBM India Outsourcing

Hertz replaces 300 IT professionals with IBM India outsourcing, and hired the sheriff as they were so fearful of the response. Apparently they all got severance packages greater than mine from Disney. About 75 are transferring to IBM; again something the Disney IT professionals were prevented from doing in their India outsourcing. The replacement staff are going to "shadow" the old to gain their proficiency, which is another way of phrasing "training your replacement". ‪

#‎Disney‬

Hertz Replaces 300 IT Professionals With IBM India Outsourcing

Hertz replaces 300 IT professionals with IBM India outsourcing, and hired the sheriff as they were so fearful of the response. Apparently they all got severance packages greater than mine from Disney. About 75 are transferring to IBM; again something the Disney IT professionals were prevented from doing in their India outsourcing. The replacement staff are going to "shadow" the old to gain their proficiency, which is another way of phrasing "training your replacement". ‪

#‎Disney‬___

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2016-03-12 13:56:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Both Trump And Rubio Blast Disney For Replacing American Professionals With H-1B Contractors

Rubio skirts the issue a bit by claiming it's always been illegal (tell that to the hundreds of thousands of American families who lost their jobs since 2007, and as recently as the past month) because he still wants to expand the program. Trump admits he uses it and it should still go, which is much more respectful and honest.

#Disney #H1B  

Both Trump And Rubio Blast Disney For Replacing American Professionals With H-1B Contractors

Rubio skirts the issue a bit by claiming it's always been illegal (tell that to the hundreds of thousands of American families who lost their jobs since 2007, and as recently as the past month) because he still wants to expand the program. Trump admits he uses it and it should still go, which is much more respectful and honest.

#Disney #H1B  ___

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2016-03-09 13:52:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans

http://flip.it/xX3ds

FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans

http://flip.it/xX3ds___

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2016-03-06 13:30:32 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

McDonald's Turns Happy Meal Boxes Into VR Goggles

McDonald's Turns Happy Meal Boxes Into VR Goggles___

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2016-02-27 13:52:32 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

No Shortage of STEM Professioanls And Grads, But They're Still Being Replaced By Foreign Labor

No Shortage of STEM Professioanls And Grads, But They're Still Being Replaced By Foreign Labor___

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2016-02-26 23:13:38 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Detailed Article On The Claims And Facts Of How The Foreign Visa Program Is Destroying STEM Jobs In America

#Disney  

Detailed Article On The Claims And Facts Of How The Foreign Visa Program Is Destroying STEM Jobs In America

#Disney  ___

2016-02-26 21:12:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

I've created a Google+ Community for Robinhood App users.

I've created a Google+ Community for Robinhood App users.___

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2016-02-26 17:44:09 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

H-1b Replacements Are About Suppressing Salaries Of High-Demand Skills

H-1b Replacements Are About Suppressing Salaries Of High-Demand Skills___

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2016-02-26 17:13:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

The Phrase "Disney-Style Layoff" Returns

#Disney

The Phrase "Disney-Style Layoff" Returns

#Disney___

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2016-02-25 23:59:48 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Disney CEO Asks Employees To Donate To Their Lobbying

Doesn't Disney have enough money with their record profits instead of bothering their employees? It's not as if they're offering job security in return.
#Disney

Disney CEO Asks Employees To Donate To Their Lobbying

Doesn't Disney have enough money with their record profits instead of bothering their employees? It's not as if they're offering job security in return.
#Disney___

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2016-02-25 06:52:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

The 12 Steps Of Anime Fandom

#Anime  

The 12 Steps Of Anime Fandom

#Anime  ___

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2016-02-24 16:49:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

The Safest Updated WordPress Ping List

I took the trouble to actually veriify over 40 popular Wordpress ping destinations, including ones recommended on Wordpress.org, and found more than half of them are no longer valid domains or ping destinations.

#wordpress   #blogging #technology  

The Safest Updated WordPress Ping List

I took the trouble to actually veriify over 40 popular Wordpress ping destinations, including ones recommended on Wordpress.org, and found more than half of them are no longer valid domains or ping destinations.

#wordpress   #blogging #technology  ___

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2016-02-23 18:14:54 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Trading Stocks Without Fees And No Minimum Balance

I've been using Robinhood to trade stocks for free. Robinhood is a mobile-only app for trading in stocks, ETFs and funds without commissions, fees (see notes at end) or a minimum balance. The app is well designed, easy to use, has a decent alert system, and completes transactions quickly. It allows you to perform trades, create watch lists, and read news alerts. It's available for Android and iOS devices. The service plans to stay fee-free and makes money off the interest of any uninvested cash in people's accounts and from the interest on upcoming margin accounts. 

It only works for local exchange stocks, funds and ETFs. I can't invest in foreign companies except if they're included in a fund or ETF. They expect this to change as their service expands.

Transferring money into Robinhood... more »

Trading Stocks Without Fees And No Minimum Balance

I've been using Robinhood to trade stocks for free. Robinhood is a mobile-only app for trading in stocks, ETFs and funds without commissions, fees (see notes at end) or a minimum balance. The app is well designed, easy to use, has a decent alert system, and completes transactions quickly. It allows you to perform trades, create watch lists, and read news alerts. It's available for Android and iOS devices. The service plans to stay fee-free and makes money off the interest of any uninvested cash in people's accounts and from the interest on upcoming margin accounts. 

It only works for local exchange stocks, funds and ETFs. I can't invest in foreign companies except if they're included in a fund or ETF. They expect this to change as their service expands.

Transferring money into Robinhood takes about 3 days, and you may see the money withdrawn from your bank account but not show up in Robinhood for another 1-2 days after that. This is (currently) normal.

For your first week or two you'll likely trade frequently because of the freedom from fees. There is a current restriction that funds from a sale aren't available to you for 3 days (they just introduced an ability to get this removed called "Robin Instant". If you use my referral link you'll help me qualify for it), and this delay will eventually make you slow down and think longer term.

Because there are no fees or minimum, I was able to try things with small amounts that would never otherwise work. For example; I made $30 profit my first day of trading. On other services, where each trade would have cost me $7-$10, I would have spent $70 doing it. After a week of trading I'm up about $80 in the account. 

It's (too) easy to fall into a day-trading mentality or habit on Robinhood. Day-trading (according to FINRA) is buying then selling the same stock on the same day, and performing that type of transaction at least 4 times in a 5 business day window. There are some additional criteria (see:http://www.finra.org/investors/day-trading-margin-requirements-know-rules for details), but normally once you are flagged as day-trading you are required to have a permanent $25k equity balance in the account at all times. I say normally because this only applies to margin accounts; cash accounts are exempt from this. Robinhood does not currently support margin accounts so (according to Robinhood) you are not subject to day-trading requirements (see https://support.robinhood.com/hc/en-us/articles/203585005-Day-Trading ). If you perform day-trading style activity, keep in mind that without "Robinhood Instant" the funds from your sale will not be released for 3 days, so you won't be able to do this every day. Although I really don't have to worry about it, I've chosen to develop my thinking by tracking my trades for their compliance or violation of day-trading rules anyway.

It's easy to end up with hundreds of trades after a year, which would be a tax-return nightmare, but I understand Robinhood provides an importable file for Turbotax of your transactions each February. I don't know if it will work with the H&R tax software though.

Robinhood plans to provide an API as well: https://support.robinhood.com/hc/en-us/articles/203585145-Robinhood-API Wouldn't it be cool if I was allowed to connect it to IFTTT? :-)

I also use stocktwits.com, stockflare.com, fool.com to help me make decisions.

I love this app and hope it manages to thrive without losing its fee-free advantage. The only way to do some of the trading I'd like is if the transaction didn't cost more than a few pennies.

Note 1: There are circumstances where a roughly 2 cent charge will occur on Sells, but it's for the SEC and FINRA fees: https://support.robinhood.com/hc/en-us/articles/204371975-Small-0-02-Fee-After-Selling-Stock- You may want to keep this in mind when dealing with trading penny stocks.

Note 2: If you're worried about having money in a stock trading startup (since many startups, including one or two previous stock trading apps, have closed up shop), there are legal safeguards, insurance and precedents protecting you. if Robinhood suddenly became unavailable what would happen next is unclear and depends on circumstances and the size of your portfolio, but it's most likely your portfolio would just be moved to a brokerage and you'd have to deal their fees. Uninvested cash may have a different risk, but in all cases there's some insurance protections up to certain amounts. There's a discussion about this on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/RobinHood/comments/3qce8v/what_happens_if_robinhood_goes_away/

Help me gain faster standing by checking Robinhood out in the App Store using this link! http://share.robinhood.com/keithb___

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2016-02-23 00:32:20 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Congress WIll Hear From H-1B Replaced Disney Tech Employee(s)

My friend Leo will be talking with Congress about the Disney IT firings over H-1B Indian replacements. #Disney  

Congress WIll Hear From H-1B Replaced Disney Tech Employee(s)

My friend Leo will be talking with Congress about the Disney IT firings over H-1B Indian replacements. #Disney  ___

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2016-02-06 07:02:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

The MBA Oath

A group of 2009 Harvard Business School graduates decided that business professionals need be held to similar ethics and acountability that doctors and lawyers are, so they invented the MBA Oath. It's a good example of what an ethical leader should follow, and sady I know of several companies lately whose actions are not compliant with it. Here is the oath:

As a business leader I recognize my role in society.

• My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to create value that no single individual can create alone.
• My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and tomorrow.

Therefore, I promise that:

• I will manage my enterprise with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of my enterprise or society.
• I will understand anduphold,... more »

The MBA Oath

A group of 2009 Harvard Business School graduates decided that business professionals need be held to similar ethics and acountability that doctors and lawyers are, so they invented the MBA Oath. It's a good example of what an ethical leader should follow, and sady I know of several companies lately whose actions are not compliant with it. Here is the oath:

As a business leader I recognize my role in society.

• My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to create value that no single individual can create alone.
• My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and tomorrow.

Therefore, I promise that:

• I will manage my enterprise with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of my enterprise or society.
• I will understand and uphold, in letter and spirit, the laws and contracts governing my conduct and that of my enterprise.
• I will refrain from corruption, unfair competition, or business practices harmful to society.
• I will protect the human rights and dignity of all people affected by my enterprise, and I will oppose discrimination and exploitation.
• I will protect the right of future generations to advance their standard of living and enjoy a healthy planet.
• I will report the performance and risks of my enterprise accurately and honestly.
• I will invest in developing myself and others, helping the management profession continue to advance and create sustainable and inclusive prosperity.

In exercising my professional duties according to these principles, I recognize that my behavior must set an example of integrity, eliciting trust and esteem from those I serve. I will remain accountable to my peers and to society for my actions and for upholding these standards.

This oath I make freely, and upon my honor.

[You couldn't terminate your loyal or older employees and replace them with young, cheap foreign labor to save money if you held to these prinicpals.]___

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2016-02-01 16:09:54 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Dutch Police Training Eagles To Take Down Drones

Dutch Police Training Eagles To Take Down Drones___

2016-02-01 15:55:59 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

IAOP and OWS Sponsored By Disney

How many of you knew that ‪Disney‬ sponsors the "IAOP: International Association of Outsourcing Professionals" and hosts their annual "OWS: Outsourcing World Summit" (including this month) at Walt Disney World? You can network with other CxOs for just $17k, and there is an "Outsourcing Certification" program available. The event sponsors/advertisers include (predictably) Cognizant, Infosys, HCL, Capgemini, IBM India, CSC India, Metlife India, as well as KPMG, Duke Energy, Walgreens, Cigna, Intel, Pfizer, Kelly Group, Allstate, Sprint, American Express, Capital One, Boeing, AT&T.

I wonder what they'll be discussing this year? :-)

#Disney #h1b  

IAOP and OWS Sponsored By Disney

How many of you knew that ‪Disney‬ sponsors the "IAOP: International Association of Outsourcing Professionals" and hosts their annual "OWS: Outsourcing World Summit" (including this month) at Walt Disney World? You can network with other CxOs for just $17k, and there is an "Outsourcing Certification" program available. The event sponsors/advertisers include (predictably) Cognizant, Infosys, HCL, Capgemini, IBM India, CSC India, Metlife India, as well as KPMG, Duke Energy, Walgreens, Cigna, Intel, Pfizer, Kelly Group, Allstate, Sprint, American Express, Capital One, Boeing, AT&T.

I wonder what they'll be discussing this year? :-)

#Disney #h1b  ___

2016-02-01 14:59:33 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

U.S. Tech Skills Shortage Confirmed False

Technology skills shortage? Not according to the U.S. census: "there are over 11 Million Americans with STEM degrees who are looking for employment. U.S. schools are graduating two times more students with STEM degrees than are annually finding employment in these fields.", and according to USA Today "The tech industry’s promotion of expanded temporary visas (such as the H-1B) and green cards is driven by its desire for cheap, young and immobile labor. It is well documented that loopholes enable firms to legally pay H-1Bs below their market value and to continue the widespread age discrimination acknowledged by many in the tech industry".

This also confirms why most IT job posting gets hundreds of qualified resumes, many from older professionals.

#h1b  

U.S. Tech Skills Shortage Confirmed False

Technology skills shortage? Not according to the U.S. census: "there are over 11 Million Americans with STEM degrees who are looking for employment. U.S. schools are graduating two times more students with STEM degrees than are annually finding employment in these fields.", and according to USA Today "The tech industry’s promotion of expanded temporary visas (such as the H-1B) and green cards is driven by its desire for cheap, young and immobile labor. It is well documented that loopholes enable firms to legally pay H-1Bs below their market value and to continue the widespread age discrimination acknowledged by many in the tech industry".

This also confirms why most IT job posting gets hundreds of qualified resumes, many from older professionals.

#h1b  ___

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2016-01-31 20:50:50 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Disney Indian Replacement Terminations A Year Later

One year ago yesterday in ‪Disney‬ history, I and approximately 249 friends and skilled technology professionals were terminated from the Walt Disney Company for performing our responsibilities so well that after 10+ years of loyalty and sacrifice they replaced us with cheap Indian contractors, and then blocked us from contracting ourselves.

The story (by +Patrick Thibodeau ) below is the latest news related to that event. It mentions lawsuits that have been filed, but also adds slightly more information about Disney's claim they did offer a job to one of the people suing.

Turns out it was a bit messy and it was a contracting position not an employee rehire. Last year Disney stated they had no knowledge or say in the hiring practices of the Indian companies, so are they now claiming there is such a tightrel... more »

Disney Indian Replacement Terminations A Year Later

One year ago yesterday in ‪Disney‬ history, I and approximately 249 friends and skilled technology professionals were terminated from the Walt Disney Company for performing our responsibilities so well that after 10+ years of loyalty and sacrifice they replaced us with cheap Indian contractors, and then blocked us from contracting ourselves.

The story (by +Patrick Thibodeau ) below is the latest news related to that event. It mentions lawsuits that have been filed, but also adds slightly more information about Disney's claim they did offer a job to one of the people suing.

Turns out it was a bit messy and it was a contracting position not an employee rehire. Last year Disney stated they had no knowledge or say in the hiring practices of the Indian companies, so are they now claiming there is such a tight relationship with them, including in their hiring processes, that working or getting an offer from them is counted as working for Disney?

At our recent "Disney Layoff" 1 year reunion we discussed how a few managed to return to Disney (by that I mean they're on-site, not on their payroll) by getting hired as employees at the Indian companies several months later because some things were failing and they needed experienced skills back in place. It may be these non-Disney employees are being counted in Disney's confusing claim they hired back 100 people (which again would support that the relationship between Disney and these companies is so tight they publically consider working for them as working for Disney). If so, it's sad this "relationship" didn't exist during the layoffs and the Disney staff allowed to transisition to the Indian firms initially instead of being terminated, forced to train lesser skilled replacements and then being blocked out.

Last week (within 7 days of it being an exact year since the layoffs) HCL cold contacted me asking if I was interested in possibly joining them in one of my old roles. During my last 30 days at Disney I was in discussions with HCL about such employment so I could continue at Disney, but they suddenly cancelled the scheduled interview and stopped responding. Two weeks later I learned placement firms were told that ex-staff could not contract back in until 2016, which would perfectly explain this sudden behavior change. That "blackout" supposedly ends today, and HCL reaching out after almost exactly one year could be seen as additional confirmation of it. I responded to HCL by pointing out I was qualified while hands-on performing the work a year ago but they cancelled the interview and stopped all communcations, so I need to understand what changed that I'm now qualifed.

I don't expect a response to that. Maybe these lawsuits will shed some light.

#Disney #h1b___

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2016-01-31 02:15:52 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Cats That Take Their Own Selfies

The Internet just becare self-aware - cats that take their own selfies:

1) http://justsomething.co/24-photos-cats-taking-selfies/
2) http://www.boredpanda.com/manny-cat-takes-selfies-dogs-gopro/
3) https://www.instagram.com/yoremahm/

And if you're wondering how they do it, it's an app:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2359244/Meow-thats-great-The-app-lets-cats-photos-themselves.html

What do you think +Lotus Carroll ? :-)

Cats That Take Their Own Selfies

The Internet just becare self-aware - cats that take their own selfies:

1) http://justsomething.co/24-photos-cats-taking-selfies/
2) http://www.boredpanda.com/manny-cat-takes-selfies-dogs-gopro/
3) https://www.instagram.com/yoremahm/

And if you're wondering how they do it, it's an app:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2359244/Meow-thats-great-The-app-lets-cats-photos-themselves.html

What do you think +Lotus Carroll ? :-)___

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2016-01-30 20:10:15 (4 comments; 10 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

LG is Creating a "Coin" / "Plastc" Type Universal Credit Card

WANT!
The article mentions that the pins on the left are for charging (which is much better than a card that dies in a year), but it's not clear what thouse set of 6 pins are for. Is that for computer connectivity? To work in chip readers? Chip support is a must for these to survive.

LG is Creating a "Coin" / "Plastc" Type Universal Credit Card

WANT!
The article mentions that the pins on the left are for charging (which is much better than a card that dies in a year), but it's not clear what thouse set of 6 pins are for. Is that for computer connectivity? To work in chip readers? Chip support is a must for these to survive.___

2016-01-30 12:01:22 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Both Political Parties Accept That Thousands of Americans Have Lost Jobs Due To H-1B

Both sides are conceding that thousands of Americans are being fired in order to be replaced by H-1B contractors, and are pushing to make it illegal for companies to withhold severance if they talk about it. This will help compabt this because it's been going on for about 10 years but is only now gaining visibility because Disney forgot to put that restriction in its terminations and people are talking.

#h1b  

Both Political Parties Accept That Thousands of Americans Have Lost Jobs Due To H-1B

Both sides are conceding that thousands of Americans are being fired in order to be replaced by H-1B contractors, and are pushing to make it illegal for companies to withhold severance if they talk about it. This will help compabt this because it's been going on for about 10 years but is only now gaining visibility because Disney forgot to put that restriction in its terminations and people are talking.

#h1b  ___

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2016-01-27 19:50:34 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Monsanto's "RoundUp" and some vaccines linked to autism

An MIT Scientist links the increasing use of Monsanto's "RoundUp", and vaccinations containing mercury or aluminum, to the increases in autism in children

Monsanto's "RoundUp" and some vaccines linked to autism

An MIT Scientist links the increasing use of Monsanto's "RoundUp", and vaccinations containing mercury or aluminum, to the increases in autism in children___

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2016-01-27 07:06:24 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

SOLD OUT

In the past year I've gone from knowing practically nothing about H-1B to learning a LOT about how the system is used to exploit Indians, permit discrimination, and fire thousands of skilled American professionals. In roughly 10 years the simple business practice of outsourcing has exploded into a brazen labor replacement vehicle destroying STEM as an intelligent career choice, and returning years of employee sacrifice and loyalty with humiliation, fear and gag orders.

I came across this book, published only 3 months ago and mentioned by Computer World's +Patrick Thibodeau  ( http://goo.gl/ZZcx7X ), that confirms what I already knew and personally experienced, but also filled the gaps on how this started, why it occurs, and how bad it's become.

#h1b  

SOLD OUT

In the past year I've gone from knowing practically nothing about H-1B to learning a LOT about how the system is used to exploit Indians, permit discrimination, and fire thousands of skilled American professionals. In roughly 10 years the simple business practice of outsourcing has exploded into a brazen labor replacement vehicle destroying STEM as an intelligent career choice, and returning years of employee sacrifice and loyalty with humiliation, fear and gag orders.

I came across this book, published only 3 months ago and mentioned by Computer World's +Patrick Thibodeau  ( http://goo.gl/ZZcx7X ), that confirms what I already knew and personally experienced, but also filled the gaps on how this started, why it occurs, and how bad it's become.

#h1b  ___

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2016-01-27 01:37:22 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Mistreatment of IT people goes to 11

How did I miss this story by +Patrick Thibodeau back in October? It illustrates well how badly companies are treating (and trying to treat) their IT staff in these outsourcing practices, and how severely companies recognize their risk that the people they're replacing are more compentent and valuable than the contractors.. Kudos that it was prevented.

#h1b

Mistreatment of IT people goes to 11

How did I miss this story by +Patrick Thibodeau back in October? It illustrates well how badly companies are treating (and trying to treat) their IT staff in these outsourcing practices, and how severely companies recognize their risk that the people they're replacing are more compentent and valuable than the contractors.. Kudos that it was prevented.

#h1b___

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2016-01-26 19:36:52 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

News video on the Disney H-1B visa related terminations lawsuit

My G+ Disney feed has changed quite a lot. From 2011-2014 it was all passionate photos and videos on my visits to Disney World, singing in the Christmas shows, attending #Disney events, and backstage peeks. From 2015-2016 it's mostly national news about me and 249 friends losing their jobs through a despicable act incompatible with a "family" brand, STEM careers and company loyalty.

No one is more disappointed than I about this.

#Disney #h1b  

News video on the Disney H-1B visa related terminations lawsuit

My G+ Disney feed has changed quite a lot. From 2011-2014 it was all passionate photos and videos on my visits to Disney World, singing in the Christmas shows, attending #Disney events, and backstage peeks. From 2015-2016 it's mostly national news about me and 249 friends losing their jobs through a despicable act incompatible with a "family" brand, STEM careers and company loyalty.

No one is more disappointed than I about this.

#Disney #h1b  ___

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2016-01-26 01:12:39 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

Orlando Sentinel Reports On The Disney Technology  Indian Replacement Lawsuits

#Disney #h1b  

Orlando Sentinel Reports On The Disney Technology  Indian Replacement Lawsuits

#Disney #h1b  ___

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2016-01-25 19:44:41 (13 comments; 7 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

Lawsuits Files Against Disney For Foreign Contractor Replacement Terminations

#Disney #h1b  

Lawsuits Files Against Disney For Foreign Contractor Replacement Terminations

#Disney #h1b  ___

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2016-01-25 14:24:06 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

FAIR References Disney In Latest Campaign

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the largest such non-partisan organization, references Disney in its latest campaign.

#Disney #h1b

FAIR References Disney In Latest Campaign

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the largest such non-partisan organization, references Disney in its latest campaign.

#Disney #h1b___

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2016-01-25 13:09:38 (2 comments; 8 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Be weary of any online company having your credit card

Be weary of any online company having your credit card___

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2016-01-22 00:31:36 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

IBM Buys Ustream

This is unexpected.

IBM Buys Ustream

This is unexpected.___

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2016-01-19 20:23:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Scoble2016 Event

+Robert Scoble held an "Interesting People from Social Media and Technology" charity event this week to help prevent child abuse. Here are some photos of myself +Amanda Blain +Neal Rapoport +Jason Nunnelley +Peter Hollens (who sang wonderfully), +Zane Aveton and more.
  #Scoble2016

Scoble2016 Event

+Robert Scoble held an "Interesting People from Social Media and Technology" charity event this week to help prevent child abuse. Here are some photos of myself +Amanda Blain +Neal Rapoport +Jason Nunnelley +Peter Hollens (who sang wonderfully), +Zane Aveton and more.
  #Scoble2016___

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2016-01-12 13:59:33 (16 comments; 8 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Finally some common sense

Government created the problem with the growing intrusion of law enforcement and child protection agency powers, so it's nice to see they recognize it.

Finally some common sense

Government created the problem with the growing intrusion of law enforcement and child protection agency powers, so it's nice to see they recognize it.___

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2016-01-12 00:44:31 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Another company tries to cut-costs by ignoring the humanity and trust of its staff... then reverses when it got caught

Another company tries to cut-costs by ignoring the humanity and trust of its staff... then reverses when it got caught___

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2015-12-30 20:12:31 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Does Living In Japan Make You A Better Person?

Does Living In Japan Make You A Better Person?___

2015-12-24 06:25:02 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

In "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", do they ever show anyone picking out fuzz and lint from the head of BB-8?

#starwars

In "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", do they ever show anyone picking out fuzz and lint from the head of BB-8?

#starwars___

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2015-12-24 05:18:12 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

It Took About 4 Days For Star Wars "The Force Awakens" To Appear On The Internet

I feel stupid; it never occurred to me that the opening crawl has to be in multiple languages.

This story is already out of date. A new version with better quality and English opening text appears in one of the unsupported Kodi app live streams.

#starwars


It Took About 4 Days For Star Wars "The Force Awakens" To Appear On The Internet

I feel stupid; it never occurred to me that the opening crawl has to be in multiple languages.

This story is already out of date. A new version with better quality and English opening text appears in one of the unsupported Kodi app live streams.

#starwars
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2015-12-24 00:17:24 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

If You Don't Know What Something Is, Try To Blow It Up

Is it standard procedure now to just try to blow something up, even when you can x-ray it, if you don't know what it is?



If You Don't Know What Something Is, Try To Blow It Up

Is it standard procedure now to just try to blow something up, even when you can x-ray it, if you don't know what it is?

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2015-12-23 22:47:00 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Juniper VPN Hole Likely Made Government Communications Vulnerable

Juniper VPN Hole Likely Made Government Communications Vulnerable___

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2015-12-13 14:34:45 (19 comments; 7 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Ted Cruz proposes a competitive salary for H-1B workers

#Disney #h1b

Ted Cruz proposes a competitive salary for H-1B workers

#Disney #h1b___

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2015-12-09 17:43:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

FL Politicians take sides in the "Disney Style" foreign replacement job losses

No surprise; Rubio's actions show that he's still for expanding the program.

#Disney #h1b

FL Politicians take sides in the "Disney Style" foreign replacement job losses

No surprise; Rubio's actions show that he's still for expanding the program.

#Disney #h1b___

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2015-12-08 21:59:00 (1 comments; 6 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

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2015-12-06 22:02:27 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Foreign Visa System Needs Reform

Foreign Visa System Needs Reform___

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2015-12-01 05:03:23 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

Attorney for terminated Disney IT Staff outs Rubio on the lies of foreign outsourcing

#Disney #h1b


Attorney for terminated Disney IT Staff outs Rubio on the lies of foreign outsourcing

#Disney #h1b
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Missed Weekly Roundup with myself, +Mike Myers  , and +Keith Barrett  ? Watch here: http://thetechbuzz.net/weekly-roundup-episode-78-plus-network/

Missed Weekly Roundup with myself, +Mike Myers  , and +Keith Barrett  ? Watch here: http://thetechbuzz.net/weekly-roundup-episode-78-plus-network/___

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