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Comment: Re:seems like a back door (Score 1) 566

by Codeyman (#46950083) Attached to: Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House
The abstract seemed to mention only the effect on short-run wages! In the short run, the nominal wage rate is taken as fixed. Thus, rising P implies higher profits that justify expansion of output. In the neoclassical long run, on the other hand, the nominal wage rate varies with economic conditions.[From wikipedia]
So H1B's effect on long run wages would be better study. The causality of non-normalized reduction in fixed-wage is too chaotic to be attributed to H1b only. Note the year of study. It is 2009-2010, which was height of the depression.

Comment: Re:H1b Is a marriage killer in its current form! (Score 1) 566

by Codeyman (#46949567) Attached to: Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House
This is not the case. If you think there are more jobs than people willing to do it, then think again. http://moneymorning.com/2013/0... There is a shortage of skilled labor in US. If you go to 10 job interviews, get selected in 5 of those, and end up choosing one, that still means that 90% of the vacancies are still unfilled. Introducing more people to the mix increases the competition and improves US's capability to compete in global arena.

Comment: umm... no! (Score 1) 217

by Codeyman (#44183587) Attached to: AOC's 21:9 Format, 29" IPS Display Put To the Test At 2560x1080
No.. a bigger monitor doesn't make you productive.. nor does the number of monitor (well directly). Productivity increase comes from the fact that you can separate multiple tasks on multiple monitors and your context switches are as long as moving your eyeball/turning your head. None of the windowing managers/OS do tiling very well IMO(well except wmii). Now if I can "see" the one long monitor as X logical monitors (which still depends on the widowing manager), then I'll use it.

Comment: Thanks for everything.. (Score 2) 39

by Codeyman (#43906373) Attached to: Indian FOSS Evangelist Atul Chitnis Dead At 51
I got introduced to Linux at a university when no one even cared about Linux. PCQ with its stream of different distros, blug meets and FOSS.in (was called linux-bangalore when I attended it), and the various people I met, including Atul Chitnis, t3rmin4t0r(Gopal V), LaForge (Herald Welte), Brian Behlendorf.. all helped me mature as a linux user and eventually paved way for a career in Linux dev. Atul, with his team, was responsible for getting all the great geeks under one roof, even if they didn't agree with him. He wasn't a software developer, he wasn't a distro maintainer.. he hacked people! He was responsible for a generation of linux enthusiasts and made sure that they didn't turn into fanatics. Atul.. you'll be missed.

Comment: Muchies and Structure (Score 1) 79

by Codeyman (#43797239) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Makes a Great Hackathon?
1.Have enough supply of food and drinks(non-alcoholic) to last one whole 24 hour cycle.

2.Have a structure to it. E.g. Would start at 8 am on Saturday, finish on 8 am on Sunday, upload demos by 10 am, and do anything using X library in python.
Then just let the participants do whatever they want, don't unnecessarily linger or ask too many questions. Remember, people are there to enjoy themselves, and code whatever they think is a good project. Don't judge.

Comment: Testing is an extension of the Dev process (Score 1) 220

by Codeyman (#43644611) Attached to: A Case For a Software Testing Undergrad Major
Am I alone in thinking that development and testing should go hand in hand? A developer needs to write his own test cases for unit testing, write stub code to test them out, work with the team to get the integration test cases ironed out.. with someone from the automation team just providing support for writing test vectors. Of course, this is just wishful thinking. In real environment, the developers barely get time to do some real UT, IT testing consists mostly of test cases that the a separate team of testers thought about and tests to check the bugs reported by the users in the last release. This decoupling of development and testing introduces a chasm where the bugs slip through.. and thanks to the crazy deadlines, it is not going anywhere. Let us not further widen this gap by teaching testers differently. Testing is an extension of development and should be handled as such.

Comment: Does it matter? (Score 1) 231

by Codeyman (#43548085) Attached to: Shuttleworth Calls Ubuntu Performance Art, Calls Out Critics
An average user doesn't use photoshop and most people in the world using the operating systems don't have access to Netflix (or hulu for that matter)... the only learning curve is trying to find out how to open a browser. I've used Windows, OSX and ubuntu with just wmii at some point of time in my life as primary machines (for more than 2-3 years). The UI changes will be yelled at, regardless of the implementation or the OS. I remember people finding gnome1 and windows fancy and useless when it first came. Most of the UI these days don't get in the way of "actual" work.. which is good (apart from Adobe asking me to upgrade the reader :P).. and it definitely doesn't get in the way of any slashdotter.

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