Video Discusses How Schools Don’t Teach Coding, Neglects To Mention Bad Industry Relations That Are The Reason Why

Yes, it’s true most American schools don’t teach coding.

That’s because the software industry has waged a war against American workers.

And our kids aren’t so stupid they haven’t noticed.

But check out the pleas from the likes of Bill Gates, and remember that Microsoft actively works to shut out American applicants (see

See the short article here:

Here’s the video from the article:


How American companies lie about the availability of tech workers so they can bring in non-American workers

Microsoft, Facebook, and lots of other big corporations want to bring in lots more cheap H1B-visa workers. They say they can’t find Americans with tech skills. But the truth is, in their own words, they want to hire the cheaper foreign workers. They even work together with legal firms to use tactics like “fake ads” and finding “a legal basis to disqualify them for this particular position. In most cases, that doesn’t seem to be a problem.” Actual quote.

Check out this training session on how to shut out American workers and hire H1Bs:

Do you have an Internet-connected Bluray box? Then you’re running a server.

Running a casual nmap scan against my home LAN (HLAN?) some time back, I noticed something new: what looked like a server offering several ports was running inside my firewall! I had a moment of intense cold sweat before I remembered we’d bought a new Sony Bluray player, a nice little Internet-connectable jobbie that I plugged into my Ethernet with hardly a thought.

Now I was giving it a thought. Hmm, what was this thing running? A quick OS scan turned up VXworks, an OS used extensively in set-top boxes. Which made me think immediately: Hmm. Anti-virus? Firewall? Administration interface? Debug modes?

Ten more minutes of search dug up the fact that yes, many VXworks devices shipped with debugging turned on. Uh-huh. (I once worked with a developer who had joined our Coldfusion team who looked at the output of the testing server, which had debug/regenerate turned on, and cried “Look at this! It’s making like a thousand calls to every routine on the site!”


Five more minutes of research: Yup. McAffee and Windriver are already teaming up on anti-malware products.

Which is okay. But what it really means is: now I need to worry about anti-malware for my Bluray player.




The shortage of security skills is costing us

“The shortage of skilled cyber security professionals is leading to more frequent and costly data breaches, the (ISC)2 Global information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) has revealed.

“This is having a profound effect on the global economy, according to the study of more than 12,000 information security professionals worldwide conducted by Frost & Sullivan.”