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http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2880505
Похищенные номера банковских карт Селезнёв, как утверждает следствие, продавал на специализированных интернет-форумах. При этом цена продаж зависела от того, насколько пригодны карточки для дальнейших нелегальных операций. Номера с 95 % гарантией «годности», которые владельцы ещё не успели заблокировать, уходили по 20–30 долларов США. За номера с 65 % гарантией (так значилось в объявлении. – Ред.) просили не более 7 долларов. При этом все расчёты велись только через «теневые» онлайн сервисы, вроде печально известной Liberty Reserve, названной в своё время «главной платёжной системой криминального мира». Это позволяло и продавцу, и покупателям сохранять полную анонимность.
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сотрудники Секретной службы США, которые вели дело о компьютерных взломах, встретились в Москве с представителями ФСБ и «представили им подробные доказательства того, что обвиняемый занимается незаконным проникновением в компьютерные сети». На встрече американцы передали российским коллегам полный список ников, которыми пользовался подозреваемый на закрытых хакерских интернет-форумах, включая и наиболее часто используемый в то время – nCuX. Одновременно сотрудникам ФСБ был передан пакет собранной следователями информации, на основании которой они пришли к выводу, что настоящее имя этого человека – Роман Селезнёв, из Владивостока.

Уже через месяц, 21 июня 2009 года, как следует из материалов дела, «nCuX известил своих сообщников на многочисленных криминальных сетевых форумах, что он прекращает свою деятельность». Вскоре после этого nCuX действительно исчез из Интернета. Вместо него уже в сентябре 2009 года в Сети появились Track2 и Bulba, предлагавшие точно такие же услуги. После недолгого анализа активности «новых» пользователей американские правоохранители пришли к выводу, что за этими псевдонимами скрывается всё тот же Роман Селезнёв. А на сотрудничестве с российской стороной решено было поставить крест. В материалах следствия о мотивах этого решения говорится предельно откровенно: «Сознательная утечка информации, допущенная сотрудниками ФСБ, а также то, что отец Селезнёва известен своими связями в Правительстве России, побудило власти США заключить, что дальнейшие попытки координировать усилия с российскими представителями подвергают расследование слишком большому риску».
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Couple of weeks ago we noticed that the same C# code executes differently under MSTest and in Visual Studio 2017.
In particular, Uri constructor crashed on invalid input in Visual Studio, but did not crash in MSTest.

Then, several days later, we found that ASP.NET allows to modify collection that we iterate through, but the same code crashes in a unit test with "System.InvalidOperationException: Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute".

We decided to investigate and found that the culprit is in a different value of "httpRuntime targetFramework" attribute.

Bad naming and documentation
Microsoft .NET Framework team chose a bad name for that attribute and wrote a misleading documentation:
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https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.httpruntime.targetframework(v=vs.110).aspx
The version of the .NET Framework that the current web application targets.
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When most developers (including me) read that - they think that "targetFramework" attribute defines what version of .NET framework would execute.

But actually that attribute has a very different meaning and should have been named either compatibilityTargetFramework or quirksTargetFramework.

What httpruntime targetframework actually means
Fortunately, levibroderick wrote a clarifying blog post, that now is the first result for httpRuntime targetFramework search:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/webdev/2012/11/19/all-about-httpruntime-targetframework/

With new versions of .NET framework, Microsoft .NET team introduced some breaking changes (especially for .NET Framework 4.5).
So then they created "quirks" to fix these breaking changes.

So, "targetFramework" attribute pretty much defines what set of quirks to use (the older the targetFramework version is - the more quirks you would get).
The total number of quirks seems to be around 10 (could be a little bit more or less, but not by a lot).

Practical impact
In the past, our Web.Config did not contain any mentioning of targetFramework in <httpRuntime> element.
That meant that we got all the quirks, so postjobfree.com did not break.
Then yesterday we turned off "legacy compatibility mode" by setting
<httpRuntime targetFramework="4.6.2" />
We lost all the quirks that way and, as a result, got two bugs:
1) "WebForms UnobtrusiveValidationMode requires a ScriptResourceMapping for 'jquery'. Please add a ScriptResourceMapping named jquery(case-sensitive)." crash on every page that contains <form> element.
2) Encrypted validationKey in <machineKey> element changed its meaning, so all users authentication cookies expired.
Several hours of research and development later - we fixed these issues and now our web site runs in a quirks-free mode.

What was your experience in converting legacy .NET app to the new .NET Framework version?
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14 years 2 monts 10 days in LJ
Posts created - 518
Comments posted - 29k
Comments received - 8943


Thanks to zveriozha.
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Denise posted a nice summary of a team behind DreamWidth in an email newsletter.

Here's a piece that explains why my DreamWidth account was suspended:
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http://dw-news.dreamwidth.org/38065.html
* We get rid of accounts that were just created for spam purposes, whether that's "leaving spam comments" (if you get one, delete it and check the "mark this comment as spam" checkbox; our anti-spam team will handle it from there!) or "posting links to other sites in order to boost those sites' search engine rankings". (If you see what you think is one or more of those, open a support request in the Anti-Spam category with a link to the journal(s), and our anti-spam team will take a look.) It's okay to use DW to host the blog for your small business where you tell your customers what you've been up to lately, for instance, but it's not okay if your account exists only to post those bite-sized, auto-generated things stuffed with keywords and links that exist only for gaming search engines. There's obviously some human judgement involved here, and occasionally we mistakenly suspend an account that wasn't a spambot or a SEO-bot (and then we apologize and fix it!), but most spam accounts are very much a case of "you know it when you see it".
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Several weeks ago one guy called me and asked me for information about one already closed premium account on PostJobFree.com

Somehow it was important for him, but I still could not understand how.
I thought that he would disappear, but it looks like he managed to hire a lawyer who sent a subpoena for that information to PostJobFree Inc.

Here it is:
Subpoena for the case of "State of Mariland vs Levi Williams"


Subpoena Duces Tecum


Certificate of Service



Unfortunately, unlike Subpoena from FBI, this one did not contain email address.

So I called to the Circuit court for Baltimore City.
A nice, but unenthusiastic country clerk answered the phone.
She was NOT eager to verify that the subpoena is, actually, for their county court and recommended to contact the lawyer who actually sent the subpoena to me.
She refused to give me any advice about what would happen if I simply ignore the subpoena: "I am just a county clerk and cannot give you a legal advice".
So I called the legal office of Ryan L. Burke.
This time I was welcomed by Desiree - a secretary of Ryan Burke.
Desiree was more enthusiastic, quickly understood who I am and asked me to send them information that I have.
I asked for her email address, sent her test email, got reply and then emailed some records I found related to Infinity Recruiting Group, LLC.

I also asked Desiree how that information can be useful for them, but she said that I should ask Ryan L. Burke that.
There is a good change I would never find an answer to that question ...
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Start of the struggles here.

Update 1:
1) I was able to make audio work.
So "Multimedia Audio Controller" disappeared from this list:


2) I installed bluetooth drivers (looks successful, but I did not test if it actually works).

3) I was NOT able to make wireless network adapter work.
I successfully installed Intel® Wireless Adapter Driver for Intel® NUC Kits NUC7i[x]BN from Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i3BNH.

4) I updated NUC's chipset device software.

5) When rebooting after installing Windows Server updates ("Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4015438).") -- NUC is showing "We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes" message.
Then after couple of reboots that cumulative update is gone, but suggests to install itself again.

So, overall impression of "Windows Server 2016 on NUC7i3BNH" is poor.
I do not really want to spend too much time on troubleshooting these silly issues, introduced by greedy sales managers.

I do not really want to work with Windows 10 either, so I consider returning this NUC7i3BNH and possibly buying "older" and more expensive NUC version: NUC6i7KYK ("NUC Skull") because NUC Skull does officially support Windows Server OS.

What would you recommend me to do?


Update 2: rezkiy and yatur suggested ulterior motives to explain Intel's decision to not support Windows Server for most of their NUCs. The overall direction of these explanations seem right, but some details seem to be missing.
What do you think?
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I bought NUC7i3BNH.
Then I tried to install Windows Server 2016 Standard on that NUC.
Windows Server installation itself was successful, but several drivers, including Network Adapters(!) and "Multimedia Audio Controller" - did not install.

Search for drivers brought me to:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-nuc-boards/000005628.html
where to my amazement I discovered that most of NUCs do NOT support Windows Server OS.

Further research pointed me to a hack that allows to manually use Windows 10 drivers on Windows Server 2016.
It goes like this:
1) Open C:\install\LAN_Server2016_64_22\PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS65\e1d65x64.inf
2) From this section:
[Intel.NTamd64.10.0.1]

copy these 3 lines:
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%E15D8NC.DeviceDesc% = E15D8.10.0.1, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_15D8
%E15D8NC.DeviceDesc% = E15D8.10.0.1, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_15D8&SUBSYS_00008086
%E15D8NC.DeviceDesc% = E15D8.10.0.1, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_15D8&SUBSYS_00011179
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into this section:
[Intel.NTamd64.10.0]

3) Then turn off drivers checks:
bcdedit /set LOADOPTIONS DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit /set TESTSIGNING OFF
bcdedit /set NOINTEGRITYCHECKS ON

4) And finally install the driver:
pnputil.exe -i -a C:\install\LAN_Server2016_64_22\PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS65\e1d65x64.inf

After that Network (and Internet) started working on my new NUC.


But I do not understand - why Intel does not allow these drivers under Windows Server 2016 by default?

Update: Windows Server 2016 on NUC7i3BNH struggles - part 2.
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From: "LiveJournal" <accounts@livejournal.com>
Subject: LJ account with Professional package of service Extension
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6 months of account with Professional package of service time have been added to your LiveJournal account [dennisgorelik].
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Другие мнения:
1) juan-gandhi: "требуют, чтобы я какое-то соглашение новое подписал, с признанием ихних цензур и законов".
2) Как удалить аккаунт без продажи души.
3) yostrov: "У меня платный акаунт в ЖЖ. Подписывать новое соглашение я не хочу. Как выбивать оставшиеся деньги? Никто коллективный иск не готовит?"
4) novich-ok: "Я не собираюсь делать блог в ЖЖ неполитическим и буду, пока не забанили, сохранять его проукраинскую и антипутинскую тематику."
5) reytsman: "с удовольствием почитаю их заявку в Интерпол на экстрадицию."
6) sorhed: "никуда переезжать не буду, обойдётесь".

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Update:
7) zveriozha: "удивительно, что даже уехав хз куда, советский в душе человек продолжает ссаться и трястись от пары каких-то словечек про законы РФ".
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http://zveriozha.livejournal.com/905348.html
Так называемое новое "соглашение" - это не соглашение вовсе. Это метод психологического давления на блогеров, дабы они самовыпиливались или занимались самоцензурой.

Лучший способ реагирования - поставить галочку и далее вести свой блог, как и раньше. По-моему, это абсолютно очевидное решение. Но при этом даже умные с виду люди приняли другое решение - именно то, которого от них хотели желающие их попугать.

Для меня это оказалось гораздо более неприятным фактом, чем это "соглашение". Таки да - советского и постсоветского человека не нужно сажать или расстреливать. Достаточно с умным видом написать ему про какие-то законы РФ, и он все сделает сам - быстро сдрыснет.
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8) Лукьяненко свалил из ЖЖ:
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http://zveriozha.livejournal.com/904713.html?view=11062281
Я не собираюсь коллективно отвечать за каждый коммент.
... ищите меня на фейсбуке.
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https://www.amazon.com/Puppet-Masters-Robert-Heinlein-ebook/dp/B00APA1EN2
Masters (extraterrestrial slugs) are turning humans into slaves and the world is divided. Problem is that even in the "free" territory only relationships Heinlein could imagine are master : slaves relationship. Love interest of our hero is intelligent woman and when she marries him, she turns into obedient slave with very limited vocabulary ("yes, dear"). The boss of our hero (and his father) is his master until the moment they switch the roles and afterwards he's just a slave. Etc. I started wondering why they're so dead set against those slugs. :(

This novel really hasn't aged well.
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Download "The Puppet Masters"
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We host 2 PostJobFree servers on SoftLayer (in their Dallas datacenter).
In the last year I started to get more and more warning signs that SoftLayer is slowly decaying (after acquisition by IBM 3 years ago).
So, finally, I decided to check how good is uptime of https://www.softlayer.com/

So I created a new "Keyword" monitor on https://uptimerobot.com
The monitor checks if "Data Centers" wording was rendered into SoftLayer's home page HTML.
UptimeRobot runs that check every minute.

So, how much uptime does the legendary hosting is able to keep for their web site?
According to UptimeRobot, SoftLayer's home page uptime is a pathetic 99%.
That means that there is 1% change that Softlayer home page is down at any given moment.
Among hosting providers, uptime below 99.9% is considered poor, and uptime above 99.99% is considered good.

According to UptimeRobot, when SoftLayer's home page is up, it has average response time of 681.72ms (about 0.7 seconds, which is kind of OK).

To put things in perspective: PostJobFree home page (that is hosted on dedicated server in SoftLayer) has 100% uptime (99.99%+) and 139ms average response time.



So for now our dedicated servers on SoftLayer still work, but if SoftLayer tech team keep deteriorating, they would eventually mess up their core network too, and then it would bring downtime to our servers as well.

So I am looking for a new hosting provider now.
Would you recommend any?
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This fraudulent job was posted from Ukrainian IP address (195.211.155.21) to United Arab Emirates location:
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Receptionist,Security guards and drivers at Mount Sinai Hospit MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAl 6000 we are in need of the following workers
Doctors
Nurse
Dermatologist
General Practitioner
Translators
Accountants
lab technician
Hospital driver
Pharmacist
Receptionist
Dentist
Security man and many more
get back to me with your resume .it is interesting to know that there is an added allowance upon the salary
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After one of candidates applied to that job, the scammer emailed to the candidate:

March 27, 2017 3:00 PM, infomount sinaihospital <infomntsinaihospital1@gmail.com> wrote
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Dear Candidate,

The human resource department of Mount Sinai Hospital USA
welcomes you once more. We have received and read through CV and the responses presented with satisfaction. After reading through them .we have accepted to employ you in the hospital for the vacancy you applied for .We also made this decision based on your
resume and partly on the answers to the few questions. Also, we will
like to let you know that employees must arrive here in the United States one week before resumption date for proper orientation. We hereby present to you the general terms and conditions under which you have been employed

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1) SALARY: Salary allocated for this position is $5400 USD monthly.
i) ALLOWANCES: You are entitled to $100 USD weekly allowance
exclusive from salary.
ii) SALARY INCREMENT: You shall have a 5% salary increment at the end of the first six months of effective service.

2) ACCOMMODATION/ ENTERTAINMENT: The Company assists you by paying up to 50% of your consummation bills. The accommodation includes a two room apartment with internet facilities, toilet and kitchen fully equipped not too far from the hospital(just a walk)

3) WORKING HOURS, RESTING DAYS AND HOLIDAYS: You will work 6 days a week, (54 hours) . Work starts from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. You will be free all through Sundays as from 10:00am. You shall have a two week break after every 5 months

4) OVERTIME WORK AND COMPENSATION: For any activity carried out outside the work time schedule above, you shall be compensated in accordance with the labor code.

5) OBLIGATIONS: You are obliged to do your best at work especially during the hours of work.

6) DURATION OF CONTRACT: The contract will have a duration of two years and may be renewed or terminated upon the decision of one or both parties with justified reasons

7) BENEFITS: Employees shall be registered with the company's health
assurance policy, have a one week trial period upon your arrival at
the company during which you shall be compensated according to the
labor code

8) UNIFORM: Employees shall appear in the Hospital’s official uniform

9) CONTRACT SIGNING: A contract document shall be sent for you to sign if you agree to the terms and conditions of the job

10) EMPLOYMENT POLICY: Our employment policy states that all foreign employees shall travel with an H-1B work visa and shall pay for the cost of processing of their travel documents (work Permit, Visa etc.) for security purpose. Since all applications for H-1B work visa must pass through the United States Citizenship and immigration services (USCIS) and the American immigration lawyers association (AILA) for approval before a visa a endorsed, our Hospital‘s lawyer barrister Ayoub who is a member of this association will be responsible for the follow up of all the processes until a visa is due for you at the United States embassy in your country. You are required to pay $250 directly to the lawyer for all the paper work and other expenditures. The hospital shall be responsible for your flight ticket after your visa has been endorsed. It should be noted that before you can travel to the United States and start work, you will need some documents which are required for your entry and work in here. The documents are:

Social Security Number (SSN)
Migration clearance
Work Permit
Residential Permit
Contract form
Visa

11) REQUIREMENTS: The following documents and information shall be required from you in order to process the above required documents which will facilitate your relocation to the United States


- A scanned copy of your passport
- Birth certificate (optional)
- 2 color passport size photos
- Your current home address, city and country
- Your Contact Phone Number

The above information shall be used to process all documents
necessary for your travel and work. While hoping that the
above terms and conditions are satisfactory, we await your response
with the requested documents and information. Thank you

--
[]
Jane maksoud

Human Resource Department

Mount Sinai Hospital
One gustave l. Levy place
New york, ny 10029-6574
+1 315-512-2319
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Google allows Multi-variate tests again (5 years after Google Website Optimizer shutdown in 2012):
https://support.google.com/360suite/optimize/answer/6370723

Now their Multi-variate tests look more user-friendly.
Google Optimizer also allows up to 10M requests per month, which is much, much higher than what Optimizely allows.

However I am not sure if multi-variate testing (or A/B testing) would worth our time to use them. Usually such experiments are quite time-consuming and lead only to a barely noticeable improvements (if at all).
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Dreamwidth restored my suspended account:
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https://www.dreamwidth.org/support/see_request?id=35926
Your account was accidentally identified as spam and suspended because of that. I'm very sorry for the error! I've unsuspended it for you.

Best,
Denise
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That interview causes cognitive dissonance.
Of course UAE is an advanced country with GDP per Capita $43K (below the US, but above UK).
But UAE not exactly the most technologically advanced country. They are on a consuming side of technology.
So that interview was a little bit unexpected.

Both Elon Musk and the interviewer - Mohammed Al Gergawi (a Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the UAE) were a little bit nervous.
Al Gergawi mostly asked Musk his list of prepared questions (a pretty good list) and almost did not interrupt Musk. That resulted in a "psychologist session" for Musk: he drifted away from more generic questions (such as "why are you pushing the limits?") toward the topics he likes to tals about (how he made decision about building reusable rockets).

One time during interview Al Gergawi Musk and it added some embarrassment to both Musk and Gergawi:
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Al Gergawi: Why it is dangerous? I mean there is two view; one view is the artificial intelligence to help humanity, there is another school of think or thought is artificial intelligence as a threat to humanity. Why is it?

Elon Musk:
Well, I think it's both. You know – it's like – one way to think of it is, imagine we're going to be visited – imagine you're very confident that we're going to be visited by super intelligent aliens in, let's say, 10 years or 20 years at the most - super intelligent.

Al Gergawi:
So you think within 20 years ...

Elon Musk: Yeah so.

Al Gergawi: ... we'll have alien in Earth?

Elon Musk: [Surprised] Ha-ha. [Switching to a serious tone] Well, digital super intelligence will be like an alien.

Al Gergawi: It will be like an alien?

Elon Musk: Yeah.

Al Gergawi: But my question is: "do you think there is either intelligent life outside there"?

Elon Musk: It seems probable, but I think this is one of the great questions in physics and philosophy is where are the aliens; maybe they're among us, I don't know. Some people think I'm an alien. [Applause]
Not true. Not true.
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Transcript
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https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13795860
No matter how much feminism pretends otherwise, women are not keen to form lasting relationships with unemployed men.
The reality on the ground is that many women consider extended unemployment a good-enough reason to end a marriage.
A cynical but not unrealistic view is that humans tend to display loyalty to performed roles in relationships, not to individuals.
If one individual stops performing their assigned role, the relationship ends.
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Meet Matt:
1) Advanced Artificial Intelligence researcher.
2) Created the best data compression algorithm for 7-Zip (and made a small fortune in process).
3) Smart.
4) Open.
5) Honest.
6) In a great physical shape:

- Does Yoga:



- Runs marathons and super-marathons:


7) Social and nice to people.




You may assume that Matt is so good that he has no problem with having a satisfying love life.

But that is not the case.

Matt is 61 and so far he had two love relationships:
1) At 37 [sic!] Matt met and eventually married Joan.
Joan was much older than Matt, was verbally abusive and refused sex for the last several years of their relationship - until her death from a stroke.



2) For the last 5 months Matt dated Karen and describes that relationship as the happiest of my life


Karen left Matt (and Florida) for her daughter in Maine.

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https://www.facebook.com/mattmahoneyfl/posts/10212741387674099?comment_id=10212751897296833
I was socially inept until my 20's and single until I met Joan at 37. We had an emotionally abusive marriage for 22 years before she died 3 years ago. We fought and yelled all the time until the neighbors would call the police. She was depressed, held resentments, and was never happy, which is a common problem among sober alcoholics from alcoholic families. She also had PTSD and nightmares and became extremely racist after a black man broke into her home and raped her years before we met. She hated people, especially men, especially all my friends and family, and most especially me. When my mother would send me a birthday card, she would get the mail first, write vile obscenities on the envelope and send it back before I saw it. She would walk up to fat people, complete strangers, and tell them they were fat and they should die. Maybe it was her insecurity about her fitness. She was very goal oriented, got a Ph.D. in psychology, set perimeter bicycling world records (24 countries), indoor rowing records (33M meters), and completed Ironman 3 times. I saw her 5K times go from 21 minutes to over an hour as her health deteriorated before she died at 76. Maybe she hoped that people would like her for her accomplishments but it doesn't work that way. She refused to let me have time with friends. She would get enraged if I wanted to go to a fun run or if I didn't leave a race immediately after she got her award. She refused sex with me for the last several years of her life. When she died I should have grieved, but it felt more like I was let out of prison.

I don't know why I didn't leave her. I was always mystified when I would read about women that stayed with abusive men, but now I realize it works both ways. I don't like being single, but dating scares the shit out of me. On the list of things I want to do, dating ranks between hiring a lawyer and cancer surgery. I don't know why women think it is easy for men to meet women to date.

But I tried anyway. Karen was the first to show any interest in me after being single for over 2 years. Our time together was wonderful. She likes my friends and I like hers. If I ever did anything to piss her off, she would let me know right away and we would resolve it, instead of holding a resentment and bringing it up years later. I can trust her completely, something that Joan never did for me because so many other people had let her down in her drinking days. I still love Karen and I keep hoping she will change her mind and come back. But if she doesn't I will have to accept it and move on.
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That story is quite impressive and made me think.
Here is my analysis:
1) It is not enough to be a perfect man in order to have a good love relationship.
You have to actually find a good match.
2) In order to find a match you have to put an effort into matchmaking:
- Think about how and where to find the right person.
- Put time and effort into actual search.
- Convince that person to stay with you.
- Train yourself to handle rejection (not everyone who you consider a good match would consider yourself a good match, but until you ask - you may not know).
3) That lesson can be applied not only to romantic relationships, but to all other relationships: work, (jobs and business), hobbies and friendship.

What do you think: is ability to make new relationships an important skill?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmNN2MCJ-7U&feature=youtu.be&t=1004
Letterman: But you are worth like 4 billion dollars or something?
Trump: I hope so.
...
Trump: We are living in very precarious times. If you look at what certain countries are doing to this country, such as Japan. I mean, they've totally taken advantage of the country. ...
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Trump did not change.

Back then he was vague about his wealth he is vague about his wealth now.

Back then he was blaming other countries (Japan) for taking advantage of the US. Now he is blaming other countries (China and Mexico) for taking advantage of the US.

More Trump history.
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A recruiter told me that when he interviews candidates - he asks them their salary history.
Not just what candidate is making now, but what candidate has been making on his previous positions too.

There are two main reasons why he asks salary information:
1) Make sure that hiring company is able to pay what candidate was making.
2) Check consistency of candidate's story (does claimed salary look similar to the typical compensation for the position like that?).

I asked him: "Do you give that salary history information to the hiring manager?"
He said: "No. There is no need to pass that information to the hiring manager".

I asked: "If candidate had salary that is significantly lower than current position pays - do you reduce the salary that company offers?"
He said: "No. Company already has compensation defined for that position."

I asked: "How many candidates agree to share salary history information?"
He said: "Almost all candidates talk about their past salaries."

That openness is a little bit surprising.
I myself, in the past, did not share my salary information with recruiters (but I shared how much I want to make at the new position).

Do you share your salary history when you talk with recruiters?
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API's of some of our business partners are down today, thanks to Amazon S3 being down in their North Virginia data center.

Amazon's failure is the hottest topic on Hacker News today with 1500+ upvotes after just couple of hours:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13755673

Admins joke about Amazon uptime status panel that falsely report "green" simply because it relies on failed S3 service:
https://twitter.com/awscloud/status/836656664635846656

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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/amazon-web-services-data-center/423147/
The ease with which AWS was able to get off the ground by leasing colocation space in northern Virginia in 2006 is the same reason that US-East is the most fragile molecule of the AWS cloud: it’s old, and it’s running on old equipment in old buildings.
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Fortunately, when I chose datacenter for Amazon SES - I picked Amazon's "West" datacenter. It is up.
I expected Amazon's primary (North Virginia) datacenter to fail again. Today I got the confirmation.

PostJobFree itself is hosted on SoftLayer - that never had any major downtime like Amazon has every few years.

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