I guess don't feed the troll would probably apply here but if you don't let the American companies import labor then that company may decide it should move to where labor is cheap, which would you prefer?
It's only greed if you look at it from the perspective of the us worker. For the guy with the HB-1 visa its a great use of his skill and you better believe that he is getting paid more then he was back home otherwise he wouldn't of bothered to apply for one of the very few slots available. Why is his future worth any less then yours?
I don't see why they should pay more for your services when someone is willing to do it for less. The company is the one suffering if they are missing adequate skill sets for what the task demands. I really don't understand why a company should "hire locally" first when its not in its best interest to do so.
Wouldn't increasing the gas tax thereby further increasing the value of low gas mileage vehicle be preferable? I mean doesn't this just help the pocket book of SUV driving suburbanites vs hybrid driving people?
mrand writes: An analyst tracing optical components has come to an
unexpected conclusion: in order to lower its cost and power consumption, Google appears to be designing and manufacturing its own multi-port 10 Gbps Ethernet switch, likely centered around an off-the-shelf component from Broadcom. Link to Original Source
An anonymous reader writes: According to EE Times, Intel has launched a tool (ARK.intel.com) to help its customers decode the myriad of different processors and chipsets that they make:
"The ARK (for Automated Relational Knowledgebase) site is intended as a way to navigate to detailed information such as data sheets on Intel's main processor and chip-set products. It sports a Google-like interface as well as pull-down menus that list lists more than 30 processor families and 50 chip sets. Drill down to the next level and you get a listing of as many as 20 individual products in the family, summary information on the family and links to data sheets and platforms using the chips."
Apparently, the one small catch is that one must register at welcome.intel.com first, but it seems like a small price to pay for the keys to the (silicon) kingdom!
SunSaw writes: The
CBC reports today that Rogers wireless will be using cellphone triangulation to pinpoint users stuck in traffic and then beam that info back to their LiveTraffic subscribers. As an added bonus, all personal information is scrubbed from the data.
CorporalKlinger writes: Many of America's larger election districts have already switched to electronic touchscreen voting. Despite all of the usual complaints about software security and lack of paper records for auditing purposes, one of the less insidious flaws with digital election recording came to light in Indianapolis this week: the ease with which an election could be flipped if officials simply 'forgot' to count votes on memory cards from specific districts. 'Two computer memory cards inadvertently left inside voting machines on Tuesday held enough votes to give the victory to Democrat incumbent Angela Mansfield in the race to represent City-County Council District 2. Tuesday, with all precincts reporting, [Republican candidate Schumacher] was listed as the winner on the Marion County Election Board's Web site. By 2 p.m. Thursday, after the memory cards were retrieved and the votes on them counted, [Schumacher] had 5,591 votes compared to Mansfield's 5,900. The reversal of fortune for Schumacher would leave the GOP with 16 seats and give the Democrats 13.' It leaves one to wonder how many other election results may be in error from November 6th due to mistakes such as this. Link to Original Source
Shambly writes: In an article by the cbc
Warner Bros announces that it will cancel all previews of Movies in Canada citing its reason it says "Recently, the U.S. International Intellectual Property Alliance put Canada on a watchlist of countries it believes responsible for illegal filming and copying of movies. The group alleged that the recording, movie and software industries lose $225 million a year due to illegal trafficking in Canada."