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Comment: drop h1 and change green cards (Score 1) 409

by WindBourne (#48677995) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
Seriously, all h1b, L1b, etc should be stopped. Instead, we should increase the number of green cards and they should be based purely on national needs. If we are short software ppl, then bring them in. It does not matter what nations. Just who is the best in the fields that are needed.

Comment: Supercharger? (Score 2) 102

by WindBourne (#48677293) Attached to: Tesla Roadster Update Extends Range
While it is obvious that the new batteries will nearly double the range (li batteries double about every 7-8 years), what about the super charger? No doubt the roadster owner should pay for it (which would also include the electricity), but these the guys that helped make Tesla. Without them, tesla NEVER would have gotten off the ground.

Come on, elon. You can do the super charger.

Comment: Re:I doubt this is true, BUT.... (Score 1) 293

by WindBourne (#48677043) Attached to: Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day
When you want to prevent treason, the first rule is to have ppl that have a stack in the success of the nation. In addition, you pay them enough. In addition, when you have a KNOWN path that is easy to break, you switch away from it.
What you will see is that ALL of these companies that got cracked had windows, had outsourced to India, and not a one of these companies were allowed to do retail business in India.

Comment: Re: This is why .... (Score 1) 96

by WindBourne (#48677015) Attached to: NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance
and what does any of this have to do with the fact that CONgress/W basically removed the oversight from NSA back in 2004?
Absolutely fucking NOTHING.
Since that time, CONgress has not done their job of oversight, by asking very thin questions and KNOWING that lies were being told.
It is for that reason that Udal and others have been HINTIng that issues were afoot. In fact, Udall had hinted at this before Snowden turned both whistle blower and traitor.

Comment: Re:I think the bigger issue (Score 4, Informative) 28

by MillionthMonkey (#48676831) Attached to: Net Neutrality Comments Overtaxed FCC's System
See link: Half of the petitions were anti-NN, and mostly came from a Koch-backed organization's form letter:

Dear Mr. Wheeler, As an American citizen, I wanted to voice my opposition to the FCC's crippling new regulations that would put federal bureaucrats in charge of internet freedom, and urge you to stop these regulations before they're enacted. If the federal government goes through these plans to regulate the internet, I know that the internet will change -- and not for the better. [ INSERT VARIANT PARAGRAPH COMMENT HERE ] Like many Americans, I believe that the internet should remain free of government control and unnecessary regulation -- just as it has for the last twenty years of unprecedented growth. Please stop the FCC's dangerous new regulations, and protect the future of internet freedom here in America. Sincerely, [APPLICANT NAME] [APPLICANT HOME ADDRESS]

As for the "VARIANT PARAGRAPH COMMENT", apparently you were given several selections to choose from, including the following:

The Internet is the biggest economic, intellectual, and artistic success story of the century, and it rose up because of free people, not stifling government. The federal government needs to keep its hands off the Internet. It is not broken, and it does not need to be fixed. It is the federal government, not the Internet, that is broken, and in need of fixing.

One can make an appeal to justice for persecuted cable companies:

Before our government can handcuff a citizen, it must have some reasonable evidence that they have done something wrong. Before the FCC places regulatory handcuffs on Internet providers, shouldn't the government present evidence that they have actually done something wrong?

Or maybe this is your style:

The ideological leader of the angry liberals calling for you to reduce the Internet to a public utility is Robert McChesney, the avowed Marxist founder of the socialist group Free Press. In an interview with, McChesney said: âoeWhat we want to have in the U.S. and in every society is an Internet that is not private property, but a public utility...At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.â In a country of over 300 million people, even an extremist like McChesney can find, perhaps, millions of followers. But you should know better than to listen to them.

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers. -- The Wall Street Journal