I prefer Superior, because well it's Superior.
Not defending the Bouldet cops but more likely a garden variety repeater not a stingray. You will find repeaters in most large office buildings just to give decent coverage. Time to remove the tinfoil.
Who is being silent about this? Not me and I have been more than once been criticized as a commie and flaming liberal.
I did not vote for Obama this time around exactly because of the poor record he and his administration shows on the "liberty violations" and these violations are the biggest reason that people on the left were disillusioned with the whole HOPE thing not the economy. I believe that the bad economy was inevitable whether or not Obama or McCain was elected but felt that Obama would be better on reversing the abuses of liberty during the Bush years.
Not sure McCain would have been better but we have a demonstration that Obama was no better than Bush.
This is even knowing that Gitmo is a no win for any president at this point.
Yep, toughest tests I ever took were take-home tests for a differential equations class I had. All essay questions that you had to know how the equations applied in each instance. Did you no good to look anything up if you couldn't figure out which ones applied. A 50% got you an A in that class.
Always dreaded take-home tests after that.
You sir have hit the nail on the head.
The Australian public was/is conditioned to see these prices from the days when the Australian dollar was less than parity and the software companies just kept asking the same price AU and getting it. Would you really expect the company to adjust the price to every currency exchange fluctuation, especially when it is such an easy way to add to your bottom line?
Don't get me wrong I agree that is gouging when it is to this extent but some of it is understandable when currency rates move.
BTW many books still have US/CAN pricing that refuses to reflect the reality of today's currency rates.
somewhere where there are fewer rational people
Did you honestly just imply that there are any significant numbers of rational people on Slashdot? LOL! This glorified blog is filled with nothing but Apple shills and Linux nutjobs.
And which are you? Shill or Nutjob?
Actually the average time an individual IP address is assigned to a device using DHCP is much longer that half the lease period. This is because when half the lease period is elapsed the device attempts to renew the lease for the same address. This succeeds the vast majority of the time >90%. In addition if a device disappears from the network and then reappears after lease expiration most DHCP servers will assign the same IP address if available.
Many home users have had the same IP for years because of these quirks, only getting a new IP if for some reason the ISP changes network addressing schemes.
Of course the above does not apply to mobile devices that may be continually changing the network they get service from.
Really, the local government will be glad to hear about Congress setting the pay of the local firefighters.
Unions do much more than negotiate pay. In fact the most important thing they do is negotiate working conditions. Work hours, vacations, sick time, breaks holidays, etc
Who decides if it is a reasonable request?
What if you can negotiate a lower fee for the company to move to a different but less well managed 401k program, I know my company moved, if we had a union stuff like that would negotiated. Company got bought, several guys in IT lost benefits, again a union might have been beneficial. The company posted record profits right before the buyout so the loss of benefits wasn't due to the economy, oh wait it was because jobs were scarce elsewhere.
Forming a union is not an admission of the workers not being willing to communicate but a relization that without a union management has all the power and has been abusing it. It usually takes several decades of abuse before workers wise up to form union.
Please explain your rational that public employee unions should be illegal. What makes their job different and why should they not have the power of collective bargaining?
Ever see Macon County Line.... That is the downside.
Actually if as the H1B advocates claim is true: There is a shortage of qualified IT workers
Then: According to the law of supply and demand the salary for the same position should rise faster than inflation.
If there is a shortage of workers and the salaries do not increase faster than inflation something is depressing wages.
Think it might be H1B workers?
Replying to an AC but all I can say is Bingo.
In your situation you seem to be working for one of the employers that follow the rules, Many do/Many don't.
How do they abuse the system:
Tell the government that they are hired for position X that normally has salary Y that is the LCA, but once hired they are used in position Z that should have salary Y+ 10,000 on the LCA but of course the H1B won't complain, he has the job at more than he could make at home.
Now the wages for position Z are depressed.
Or the numerous ocassions where incumbent employees are required to train their replacement that is an H1B or be fired for cause with no severance or unemployment, Yep replaced by an H1B when H1B employees are only supposed to be used in positions that don't have qualified citizens available.
Yeah I am too lazy to find citations so anecdotes will have to suffice.
H1B is not free (application is quite expensive actually), and the employer doesn't get to set the salary as pleases him. Usually, immigration will return a "ok, but a 20% more than proposed". I definitely don't think that applying to a position and saying the recruiter that you'll need a H visa (and all the associated cost) helps your case.
Sometime, local workforce is not available without retraining. Now since everybody bright in the US gets a law or MD degree, there is a shortage of bright IT/tech people that needs to be filled with foreigners. If you remove H1B, you'll have to ease on the green card, but I'm not sure it's the intended purpose ?
So spend some fucking money on retraining. You will get a loyal qualified employee that is not going to be required to leave the country in a few years. That money that you spend on a lawyer to get the H1B approved is better spent training a local.
I know more than one guy that was assisted by an employer that wouldn't leave his current job for a 10% raise because the current employer paid some money to retrain him.