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Comment: Headphones (Score 2) 262

by JamesRing (#45275155) Attached to: Do You Need Headphones While Working?
The whole point of getting people into an office together is so that they can communicate and get work done faster than if they were all telecommuting. I think headphones hurt that, it's annoying to have to tap people on the shoulder to ask them something. Obviously you shouldn't bug people if you don't have to, but this applies with or without headphones.

Comment: Re:Pilot error? (Score 1) 506

by JamesRing (#44217999) Attached to: Boeing 777 Crashes At San Francisco Airport
Your emphasis is on the wrong runway. He was on runway 28L, the glide path component of the ILS was out of service, thus he would have been flying a visual approach. The PAPI lighting (giving a visual cue about the glide slope) was working at the time. Even if the ILS was working I'm sure many pilots would have opted for a visual approach given the perfect weather conditions.

Comment: Typical (Score 1) 136

The Australian government is excellent at selling to the public products that the public have paid to produce. In the US (at least in theory) products of the US government are in the public domain and not eligible for copyright. I know, there are tons of things the US government produces that are exempt from this. I know this is a simplistic view, but Australia should not be selling things to people that they have already bought with their tax dollars.

Comment: Re:talent! (Score 1) 512

by JamesRing (#43374723) Attached to: H-1B Cap Reached Today; Didn't Get In? Too Bad
I didn't see this mentioned, but the sponsoring company has to make a Labor Condition Application for H-1B applicants. In this application they have to show that the visa candidate is going to be paid a salary at or above the "prevailing wage". Of course there are ways and means to avoid this but at least in principle is supposed to make a H-1B worker no more attractive to an employer than an American.

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