By Soulskill from Slashdot's opportunity-shortage department
writes: U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the Obama administration Monday to scrutinize the tech industry's lack of diversity. "There's no talent shortage. There's an opportunity shortage," Jackson said, calling Silicon Valley "far worse" than many others, such as car makers that have been pressured by unions. He said tech behemoths have largely escaped scrutiny by a public dazzled with their cutting-edge gadgets. Jackson spoke to press after meeting with Labor Secretary Tom Perez for a review of H-1B visas, arguing that data show Americans have the skills and should have first access to high-paying tech work. Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition plans to file a freedom-of-information request next month with the EEOC to acquire employment data for companies that have not yet disclosed it publicly, which includes Amazon, Broadcom, Oracle, Qualcomm and Yelp. Unlike the Dept. of Labor, Jackson isn't buying Silicon Valley's argument that minority hiring statistics are trade secrets. Five years after Google's HR Chief would only reassure Congress the company had "a very strong internal Black Googler Network" and its CEO brushed off similar questions about its diversity numbers by saying "we're pretty happy with the way our recruiting work," Google — under pressure from Jackson — fessed up to having a tech workforce that's only 1% Black, apparently par for the course in Silicon Valley.Read Replies (0)
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
Unlicensed group Toyworld first teased their upcoming line of Dinobots homages way back in January of 2013. Flash forward to today where Toyworld has revealed their first two figures in the quickly crowded arena of unofficial Dinobot transformers, which will be their take on Snarl and Sludge.
Not just revealing their figures and upping the ante a bit, we also have a tease of these figures being able to combine! We only have one image of this, but it's very obviously shows off the combining gimmick of these Dinobots with "Snarl" and "Sludge" forming the combiner legs.
No other information such as release date, price, or scale is available at this time.
Check out the new batch of images after the jump and sound off with what you think!Read Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
Comi book website Sequart has posted up a two-part interview with Transformers: More than Meets the Eye writer, James Roberts. In it, Roberts discusses the core concepts and themes of MTMTE and the IDW universe, the art style, how the relationship between Rewind and Chromedome evolved, Megatron's character, and more.
You can check out the first part here
, and the second part here!Read Replies (0)
By Soulskill from Slashdot's common-enough-to-make-you-sad department
An anonymous reader writes: I do some contract work on the side, and am helping a client set up a new point-of-sale system. For the time being, it's pretty simple: selling products, keeping track of employee time, managing inventory and the like. However, it requires a small network because there are two clients, and one of the clients feeds off of a small SQL Express database from the first. During the setup, the vendor disabled the local firewall, and in a number of emails back and forth since (with me getting more and more aggravated) they went from suggesting that there's no need for a firewall, to outright telling me that's just how they do it and the contract dictates that's how we need to run it. This isn't a tremendous deal today, but with how things are going, odds are there will be e-Commerce worked into it, and probably credit card transactions... which worries the bejesus out of me.
So my question to the Slashdot masses: is this common? In my admittedly limited networking experience, it's been drilled into my head fairly well that not running a firewall is lazy (if not simply negligent), and to open the appropriate ports and call it a day. However, I've seen forum posts here and there with people admitting they run their clients without firewalls, believing that the firewall on their incoming internet connection is good enough, and that their client security will pick up the pieces. I'm curious how many real professionals do this, or if the forum posts I'm seeing (along with the vendor in question) are just a bunch of clowns.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
2005 Board member, D-Drive has once again provided us with the Diamond Comics Shipping list. On tap next week for our beloved Robots in Disguise is:
TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS UK VOLUME 5 TP(W) Simon Furman & Various (A) Jeff Anderson & Various (CA) Andrew Wildman
Classic TRANSFORMERS tales from the UK continuity! These vintage TF stories are presented in order, many published for the first time in the United States! Writer and life-long TF fan James Roberts provides in-depth historical perspective front matter in each volume, and TFUK artist Andrew Wildman provides new covers!Read Replies (0)
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
Let the hunt begin for the next round of Transformers Generations figures! Earlier today it was reported by TFW2005 boards member alkamist
that everyone's favorite shark, Sky-Byte, was found at a Target in Pinole, California! No sign of case mate Roadbuster (TFW2005 gallery here)
, but the Wrecker should be out in the wild too given this Sky-Byte sighting. If you're still on the fence with buying this Predacon or just want to see more, check out the TFW2005 gallery of Sky-Byte
for several highly detailed images.Read Replies (0)