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Comment: Re:I have a cunning plan. (Score 2) 611

Given current business practices in the US, the rational thing to do is train your replacements incorrectly, but in such a way as their lack of training is only noticeable after you are fired, or long enough after the training has taken place that it can't be tracked down to your specific instruction.

When the geek turns to thoughts felonies he contrives schemes so finely calibrated that they cannot possibly work.

I dunno, I am not seeing much difference between his plans and the actions of a good amount of CEOs that come on board a company, drive it into the ground while sucking up any profits laying about, and the bail in their golden parachutes before everything hits rock bottom. Hell I can think of two of them have made runs at being president.

Comment: Re:Safeguards supposedly exist (Score 4, Informative) 611

This video may help explain things a bit. Short story is that companies looking to hire H1B personnel will post these positions in two publications of "general" circulation and then if anyone does apply they will use every method of disqualifying them that is legally available. They categorize this as "good faith recruitment" to the department of labor when in reality it is anything but.

Comment: Re:Used to work at an immigration firm (Score 2) 636

by Mr. Shotgun (#49583249) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers

And what would you have him do my friend? With all those would would have the power to act upon all neatly bought and paid for? It has been an open secret for a long time that H1-B not about importing talent but a means to depress the market wages for a long time now. Yet suddenly his coming forward would break the tide? Please, the powers that be have been and will continue to sell the US public down the river just to get another coin in their pocket.

You want change? Don't berate someone working a low level slot when shit started happening way above his pay grade and he had no one to turn to. Start looking at real solutions, like better representation from our elected officials. Course most of those are bought and paid for too so we are all supremely fucked.

Comment: Re:Inaccurate headline. (Score 1) 649

by Mr. Shotgun (#49516817) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

Modding for performance usually means tinkering with spark timing, injection timing, fuel pressure, etc which increase the likelihood of an engine fire.

And if their car catches on fire then they only have themselves to blame for not knowing what they are doing. If a modder decided to write code without a clue directly to the ECU he is most likely gonna brick it and be out $300. If not he will be using an ECU programmer in which case the same problem applies as when the previous generations tuned their carbs or fuel injectors.

Comment: Re:Soldiers have the up or out rules that limit th (Score 1) 67

by Mr. Shotgun (#49507233) Attached to: US Military To Recruit Civilian Cybersecurity Experts

Soldiers have the up or out rules that limit there you don't want to lose a good tech guy who does not want to go management or be forced out of the unit due to there rank being too high

Probably the best solution if they insisted upon the new "cyber warrriors" being a member of the service would be direct appointment as warrant officers. There is less focus on up or out and the rank is specifically designated as a technical position so there is no risk of being forced into management like with the higher enlisted and officer ranks.

Comment: Re:Hurrah for sex-segregation! (Score 1) 599

As the Supreme Court decided in Plessy v. Ferguson, separate but equal facilities are just fine.

Hey Doc Brown, welcome back to the 21st Century! How was life back in the early 1900's? Get to see some of those flappers everyone was talking about back then? Awesome! Hey listen, you might of come back too soon Doc. Cause you missed that Plessy v. Ferguson was overturned by Brown v. Board of Education back in 1954. The courts pointed out that even if everything about the schools are equal there is still the inherently unequal treatment of the segregated populations. Just an FYI so you don't bother citing it again. Now go on and get back to helping out Marty with his crazy mix ups, poor kid is always getting into a bind.

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