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Comment: Additional advice for foreign students in the US (Score 1) 185

Find a partner and make a baby fast! Your child will be automatically a US citizen. That will child will be your ticket to legal residency in a few years, if you want it later.

That was the key to one part of the plan that was announced: If you have a child who is a US citizen, you won't be deported.

+ - Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Nearly five million people living illegally in the US can escape deportation under sweeping changes to the US immigration system. US President Barack Obama will unveil his plan, which he is enacting without Congress, in a televised address. Republicans have argued the action is beyond his authority and will fight it. There are about 11m illegal immigrants in the US and this year unaccompanied children coming across the Mexico border prompted a humanitarian crisis. "The president is taking an important step to fix our broken immigration system," said a White House statement before Mr Obama's speech, due at 2000EST (0100GMT)."

+ - Medieval Times: Congress Suggests Moat to Protect White House->

Submitted by PolygamousRanchKid
PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) writes "Acting Secret Service director Joseph Clancy on Wednesday faced a number of tough questions from the House Judiciary Committee about the fence jumper who made it deep into the White House. But along with the tough questions, Clancy fielded a couple eyebrow raising suggestions on how to better protect the president’s home.

“Would a moat, water six feet around, be kind of attractive and effective?” Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., asked with trepidation.

What is likely to happen, though, is that the 7 foot 6-inch fence currently circling the White House gets heightened, Clancy said. Renderings of the new fence are expected in the next few months.

Until then, the Secret Service is relying on a low-tech solution.

“We have a bike rack there now, which we know is not going to prevent someone from jumping the fence, but it’s going to allow us to have a little more time to react,” Clancy said.

C'mon Slashdotters . . . surely we have wackier ideas than a moat . . . ?"

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+ - How Facebook Is Shaping Who Will Win The Next Election->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "That leaves Facebook in a peculiar and unenviable position – no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.

Every product change it makes leads to a set of winners and losers, and often these have their own unintended effects. A small alteration in deciding what types of stories get promoted, or what types of behaviors are highlighted, could potentially sway the outcome of an election somewhere. There is nothing it can do to make every side happy, and even doing nothing is a decision that has its own consequences."

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+ - Nokia's N1 Android tablet is actually a Foxconn tablet-> 1

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Nokia surprised everyone when it announced the N1 Android tablet during the Slush conference in Finland, today. There is a twist in the story though: This is not a Nokia device.

Nokia doesn’t have a device unit anymore: it sold its Devices and Services business to Microsof, in 2013. N1 is made by Chinese contract manufacturing company Foxconn, which also manufactures the iPhone and the iPad.

But Nokia’s relationship with Foxconn is different from Apple’s. You buy iDevices from Apple, not Foxconn; you call Apple for support, not Foxconn. You never deal with Foxconn.

In the case of N1, Nokia will be nowhere in the picture. Foxconn will be handling the sales, distribution and customer care for the device. Nokia is licensing the brand, the industrial design, Z Launcher software layer and IP on a running royalty basis to Foxconn."

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Comment: Re:Here we go again (Score 1) 226

by PolygamousRanchKid (#48405379) Attached to: Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

I don’t recall seeing boot camps for Electrical Engineers or boot Camps for Medical Doctors.

. . . maybe that would be a good idea? Why do you need to go to a dentist . . . ? All you need is a Black & Decker drill from Lowe's and a can of spacthel . . . right?

My teeth are kinda sorta important to me, and I would like for them to be handled by a professional.

Oh? Computer systems that are handling my money . . . ? Ditto!

Comment: Breast-feeding . . . *what* ? (Score 1) 243

by PolygamousRanchKid (#48403179) Attached to: Big Talk About Small Samples

I mean, a picture of a black woman or a white woman breast-feeding her baby wouldn't interest me.

A picture of a black woman or a white woman simultaneously breast-feeding both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton would interest me. That would be a hoot and a half.

Quotes from the romp . . .

"I did NOT suckle on that woman!"

"Who said anything about breast milk costing $4 a gallon?"

I've tried to offend both major political parties in the US with this post. I could try to also offend the Libertarians, Greens, or Tea Party folks . . . but there don't seem to be enough breasts to go around!

Comment: Has anyone thought, that these sucidees are right? (Score 1) 74

by PolygamousRanchKid (#48396371) Attached to: Machine Learning Used To Predict Military Suicides

When I look at the world today . . . I see Obama threatening to use dictatorial powers . . . which will cause the Republicans in Congress to shut the government down . . . while ISIS is making a mighty romp . . . and no Muslim countries seemed to be concerned about that . . . Putin, is, while just being Putin.

And, and and more and. I'm trying hard do decide why I am not committing suicide myself.

Oh, I need to teach a class at TU Darmstadt in a couple of weeks, and need to create a presentation. Never mind.

"You need tender loving care once a week - so that I can slap you into shape." - Ellyn Mustard