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Comment Re:high HB1 minwage as well maybe even forced OT p (Score 2) 331

Not a flat minimum wage, a relative one. AN H1B worker must have a salary equal inside the total compensation range of the top 10% of domestic workers- not just in category, but in the company. So you can get one, but you're going to pay for them. This will allow companies to hire high talent individuals from overseas while not creating an advantage for them doing so.

Comment Re: That's just... dishonest (Score 2) 229

THe reason is that it costs money to develop for iOS. Developing for windows, Linux, and even Mac is free. iOS costs 100 a year. Even Android is just 25 one time (and that's only to put your apps on the play store, not to make a sideloadable app). Because of this, devs wanted to make their money back. That stopped the early creation of free (cost) and open source software.

Comment Makes sense (Score 4, Insightful) 148

The fact is, most of the accounts I have passwords for don't really matter. I don't give a shit if someone gets access to my slashdot account. Or if they get access to an old video game forum or two. So there's no reason to give those things really secure passwords. The things that need secure, unique passwords are your email, your bank/broker, and anything that would truly upset you if you lost access to. Give the rest some default password and stop caring.

Comment Re:i think it shows trends in GitHub's demographic (Score 5, Insightful) 132

And why would CSS be more than HTML? There's nobody who uses CSS without HTML, but people do use HTML without CSS. So CSS should be a subset of HTML (also neither are programming languages, but that's a separate argument). So even ignoring massive bias problems, I question their accuracy.

Comment Re:Well. (Score 1) 152

Only because company policy makes it so. If they want to fire you no reason given right now- they can. Many companies have policies they follow to CYA in case of lawsuits, as juries tend to be sympathetic to employees. But just firing you requires nothing more than marching you out of the office and sending you any accumulated pay.

Comment Re:Fat Shaming (Score 2) 206

That's the concern. Optional benefits (on campus gym, free/reduced cost gym membership, paid personal trainers, reimbursement for exercise classes, paying for home equipment) are cool. Forcing people is not. And if an employer is tracking my health, that falls into category 2 not category 1.

Comment Re:It's already happened before. (Score 2) 168

Which is absolutely stupid- Marvel has shown that they know how to do superhero movies and that they are willing to play ball to get control back (look at the deal they made with Sony for Spiderman). They'd be happy to do the same for Fantastic Four. The problem is the same studio owns XMen, and doesn't want to lose that cash cow.

Comment Re:And this is bad? (Score 1) 67

Yes. Letting them decide for themselves ends in a random decision worst case, canceling each other out. Letting Google decide for them basically gives Google their votes- which is enough to tip a close election. That's way too much power to give 1 company. Giving it to the media at least spread it out among a dozen.

Now if you want to argue that they shouldn't vote at all in that case, you have a good argument.

There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. -- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923