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Robert Gentel
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I hope this really does make it more stable. Been using it at various companies for a while now for online meetings but there have been a lot of problems with it.

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In Iraq, after 4500 US lives, 500,000 Iraqi lives, $4 trillion, haven't we learned some caution? My column http://nyti.ms/UO1fV1

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Stacey Paul Rugely was born into the Children of God in February 1982 and died in Armenia in April 2014.  Safe Passage Foundation is raising funds to help Stacy's family bring him home from Armenia and lay him to rest. Please help if you can.  

If we are going to stop the presses every time Justin Bieber does something stupid we are going to break journalism.

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Let's see how this works out for us!
We decided that instead of continuing to support a browser from 2006 in 2014 we would try a different way of handling the "IE tax" and just buy our customers stuck on IE7 new computers with modern browsers.

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What we've been working on at MadLab for the last few months:
The new NursingJobs.us is here! Come visit us at http://www.nursingjobs.us/
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Old Google+ post that I just think deserves to be shared.
This is the big story in tech today: 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-infiltrates-links-to-yahoo-google-data-centers-worldwide-snowden-documents-say/2013/10/30/e51d661e-4166-11e3-8b74-d89d714ca4dd_story.html 

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I'm just going to post my thoughts on this. Standard disclaimer: They are my own thoughts, and not those of my employer.

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Fuck these guys. 

I've spent the last ten years of my life trying to keep Google's users safe and secure from the many diverse threats Google faces.

I've seen armies of machines DOS-ing Google. I've seen worms DOS'ing Google to find vulnerabilities in other people's software. I've seen criminal gangs figure out malware. I've seen spyware masquerading as toolbars so thick it breaks computers because it interferes with the other spyware.

I've even seen oppressive governments use state sponsored hacking to target dissidents.

But even though we suspected this was happening, it still makes me terribly sad. It makes me sad because I believe in America. 

Not in that flag-waving bullshit we've-got-our-big-trucks-and-bigger-tanks sort of way, but in the way that you can looked a good friend who has a lot of flaws, but every time you meet him, you think, "That guy still has some good ideas going on".

But after spending all that time helping in my tiny way to protect Google -- one of the greatest things to arise from the internet -- seeing this, well, it's just a little like coming home from War with Sauron, destroying the One Ring, only to discover the NSA is on the front porch of the Shire chopping down the Party Tree and outsourcing all the hobbit farmers with half-orcs and whips. 

The US has to be better than this; but I guess in the interim, that security job is looking a lot more like a Sisyphus thing than ever. 

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Also of note, this article from September may call some recent technical decisions into relief: 

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-09-06/business/41831756_1_encryption-data-centers-intelligence-agencies

#nsa   #surveillancestate  

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A look at the redesign of our nursing job board.
We have been working on a complete redesign of NursingJobs.us and we wanted to share a sneak peak at some of the icons we have been working on. We hope you'll like the new design and stay tuned for more as we near its launch!
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