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Comment: Behind the scenes theft (Score 2) 141 141

Every so often an event makes the news that somebody in the TSA has been busted for stealing out of luggage. Did you observe or suspect these sorts of shenanigans were happening while you worked for them? Are these one-off bad apples, or is it the TSA's informal wage-boost bonus system?

Comment: Splashtop's free-for-noncommercial-use products (Score 1) 408 408

I've used Splashtop on my tablet for years very happily. Both on home network and over the internet. Just looked and found that there are free/non-commercial clients that run on PC hardware too... I've tried them and they work as well as they do in the tablet context.

Comment: Re:life-long updates (Score 1) 687 687

Sounds like somebody stole your debit card that pulls from your bank account. That is different and more of a pain than a credit card. IF you were missing payments on your house and utilities and such like, the money was gone... not a disputed charge against your account, but actually gone. That sucks. But is not relevant to credit cards as such, which won't take your money away if you dispute the charges.

Comment: Re:H1-B has nothing to do with your jobs (Score 2) 795 795

That's a nice idea for you. But it seems to be one way only. As an American whose ancestors came here 200+ years ago, there are huge hurdles to me deciding I want to go to any other country to learn to do anything they do well. If Grandad had come from Ireland or Germany, sure I'd be a repatriating expat... but I'm sorta stuck. If I wanted to go to Germany and work for an old-world distiller or brewer, things I'm not bad at here, I'm SOL. You want open borders, open them both ways. Maybe I'd happily let you take my seat at the American table, if somewhere else would let me go there without buying my way in to the tune of $.5M or so.

Comment: There are IT companies with a work from home model (Score 1) 332 332

There are companies out there like Support.Com that pay about double minimum wage for North American English speaking tech-literate folks to help tech-clueless folks do stuff like install printers and fight off viruses. Maybe you should look into that angle.

Comment: Re:Auto Stereoscopy... (Score 1) 419 419

Even so... who is going to go to the expense to produce 3DTV programs? Selling a few early adopters 3D TV sets, regardless of their usability, isn't going to sell 3D cameras and post-production tech to all the TV studios. This "feature" has years to mature or wither on the vine... because there's not going to be content that uses it for a long time to come.

You're at Witt's End.