if someone blocks a domain you are not happy with then change ISP - there are always choices.
my first enterprise application was HAND WRITTEN on coding sheets and handed to a data entry operator who typed it in and i had to wait 3-5 days for a compilation report and code listing printouts. Needless to say the first report was mostly syntax errors (bad handwriting, smudges and data entry errors). Then i had to hand in modifications to be made on new sheets - these would only take a day or 2 to come back!
a few years later i worked on a PRIME mini and had to submit all C applications into a queue for compilation - sometimes 30 minutes but on high load days, it could take 8 hours - just to compile the damn code! again i pick up the results in the form of a printout.
but now, even to this day, i still get a huge kick out of compiling, building, linking (including generating and optimizing) 1 million+ lines of code right on my desktop in seconds.
Librarians are "assisting making available copyrighted content" everyday. They actually give the original material to people to make their own copies from! And take their names and address! Incredible! They must be stopped now!
Everyone (under 60) who borrows a music CD (or nowadays a DVD) more than likely is going to rip it and it is fairly obvious to the Library that is what exactly why they are borrowing it, so just like the guys a PB the entire Library system in Sweden is guilty of the same crime.
It's always the quiet ones...
did you see that this is all based around an obesity study? this has to be the BEST reason-why-i'm-fat yet!
"it's not me, it's the entire living eco-system of which i am comprised. and my DNA. and it's glandular. and i'm big boned."
i think most of the people in the study were made of cake.
I got Sirius to try when i bought my new car (which my wife now drives every day - go figure!) but i actually listen to Sirius online.
However, they called me last week and told me that from sometime in March they were going to start charging people EXTRA for the online service! How stupid can you get? Trying to charge people more for Internet radio?
I wonder if the dinosaurs had Sirius/XM's marketing department?
i think you are thinking of abuses of the H1B program.
as with any program there are people who take advantage of the situation and of other people and bend the rules, but that is not he general case that i have come across, or at least wasn't when i was on my H1B (from Scotland).
i knew doctors and physicists and other engineers etc, all of whom were highly skilled and well paid for moving to the US and it was not even close to the situation you describe.
However, i do see the trend to use the H1B to complement or as a an alternative to outsourcing by bringing cheap workers in IT from a specific country (or 2) to the US and treating them as you describe. This must not be taken as a general rule as to how the H1B program works and is handled.
I agree that this has to stop.
Screw the foreigners, send them home.
you do realise that America was founded on immigration? probably your great grandfather. and that immigration (a lot of it through H visas to Green Card to Citizenship) is what continues to help build the country?
without it, the US would country would be full of ignorant gits making comments like that. back to your cave.
Bringing computers into the home won't change either one, but may revitalize the corner saloon.