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Comment Supply and Demand (Score 4, Insightful) 414

This is just a rewording of the old saw that illegal immigrants are doing the jobs that Americans won't do -- at salaries that are too low. If the flow of H1-Bs dried up, then wages would rise as the American tech workers would become more valuable. As wages rose, then becoming a tech worker would be viewed more favorably.

With the same evidence, Huff Po could have argued that H1-Bs are depressing wages for American tech workers.

Comment Re: not shock (Score 2) 182

This is hilarious. Projecting the results from a cradle-to-grave communist all-controlling government onto a theoretical libertarian society, when the two philosophies are polar opposites.

Perhaps you should be warning against a continuance of US big-government statism, instead, as the elimination of private property rights contributed heavily to the problems in China.

Comment Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (Score 4, Insightful) 254

It would be beyond nice if LibreOffice could eventually be ported to Qt.

I assume that a large part of the codebase is still responsible for the platform-independent UI that stated with StarOffice. Removing that responsibility from the LibreOffice team might eventually payoff in improving the look-and-feel and freeing resources for feature enhancements.

Comment Re: Do what everyone else does in this situation (Score 2) 233

... Krita (which originated from Gimp) ...

I really doubt that this is true (of course, I may be wrong). Krita is a KDE application (so QT-based) and it has a very different focus and approach. I can't imagine that the two projects share much code, if any.

Submission + - FBI investigation of Hillary's emails is 'criminal probe'->

RoccamOccam writes: The FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unsecured email account is not just a fact-finding venture — it’s a criminal probe, sources told The New York Post on Wednesday.

The feds are investigating to what extent Clinton relied on her home server and other private devices to send and store classified documents, according to a federal source with knowledge of the inquiry.

“It’s definitely a criminal probe,” said the source. “I’m not sure why they’re not calling it a criminal probe.

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Comment Re:Banks vs Manchester. Law, no. Indexes by publis (Score 1) 292

Plus, it doesn't solve any known problem. Fraud didn't go down in the places that required IDs. There were just fewer Blacks voting.

Well, for the one state that I happen to have read anything about this matter (Georgia), black voting participation increased after the voter ID law passed (source: Atlanta Constitution). So, you're wrong.

Comment Re:Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified in (Score 1) 434

She redacted the contents of each and every email that she provided by not printing the email headers (here's an example - https://twitter.com/davelevint...). As to the binary attachments, did she print a hex dump? Because, that's about the only way to completely reconstruct a Word document from a printout.

Comment Re:Poor choice (Score 1) 434

There is no way that Trump will survive the primary. His negative ratings are just awful. The only thing that he has going for him is name recognition. Once the field narrows, the other candidates will easily pass him by. I'm actually surprised that he didn't run as a Democrat -- he could have shared time with Hillary at the debates. They are rumored to be friends, so this may be why he's running as a Republican. In fact, in 2004, he stated that he self-identified as a Democrat.

Comment Re:What bothers me (Score 2) 434

Furthermore, she only turned over printed versions of (a subset of) her emails and then claimed that was sufficient. I bet that she didn't print out the email headers, which are an important part of the email. Also, what about binary attachments (Word documents, etc)? Were those even included? There is a lot of potentially important information in a Word document that won't show up in a printed document.

So, in short, even if you play by her rules as to whether she satisfied her record-keeping requirements, she almost certainly didn't. I'd love to see these questions asked.

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

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