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Comment: Re:Can people with H1B visas start companies? (Score 1) 442

My understanding of H1B visas is that they are sponsored and that if you leave the sponsored job, you have to go back to wherever you came from. That's what makes it so attractive for employers.

H-1B Visas are attractive for employers because they are the easiest way to bring in foreign workers, especially from China and India.

The Employment Based (EB) Visas are limited to 140,000 per year, but more importantly they are limited to 9,800 per country.

For example, the Visa Bulletin says that for China, they are now working on EB-2 & EB-3 Visa applications from 2011, and for India they are now working on EB-2 applications from 2007 and EB-3 applications from 2004. Hey, what's a 10 year wait?

In FY 2012, 136,890 H-1Bs were issued for initial employment and 125,679 were issued for continued employment.

+ - Open Source DevOps Tool for AWS VPC

Submitted by TheSync
TheSync (5291) writes "In AWS, you can now build "virtual private clouds" as complex as your data center. But it can be a challenge to set them up using AWS best practices and reference architectures in a repeatable manner. Nucleator is a new Open Source DevOps tool to help you "stamp out" secure, scalable, and highly-available AWS environments."

Comment: Re:The Rules (Score 1) 347

by TheSync (#49247665) Attached to: FCC Posts Its 400-Page Net Neutrality Order

The rule only says that ISPs have to transit traffic without differentiating between it.

Paid caches aren't network transit. They're not affected by this rule.

Moreover,

47 CFR 8.9 "(a) A person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not engage in paid prioritization.

(b) âoePaid prioritizationâ refers to the management of a broadband providerâ(TM)s network to directly or indirectly favor some traffic over other traffic, including through use of techniques such as traffic shaping, prioritization, resource reservation, or other forms of preferential traffic management, either (a) in exchange for consideration (monetary or otherwise) from a third party, or (b) to benefit an affiliated entity."

Comment: Re:The Rules (Score 1) 347

by TheSync (#49247645) Attached to: FCC Posts Its 400-Page Net Neutrality Order

The rule only says that ISPs have to transit traffic without differentiating between it.

Paid caches aren't network transit. They're not affected by this rule.

The rules say:

47 CFR 8.7 "A person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not impair or degrade lawful Internet traffic on the basis of Internet content, application, or service, or use of a non-harmful device, subject to reasonable network management."

Your word "transit" does not appear.

Comment: Not clear what this means (Score 1) 347

by TheSync (#49244815) Attached to: FCC Posts Its 400-Page Net Neutrality Order

"shall not impair or degrade lawful Internet traffic on the basis of Internet content, application, or service"

So if TCP stacks on my middle boxes obey TCP bandwidth throttling rules, but (of course) let through UDP packets unthrottled, have I degraded lawful Internet traffic on the basis of Internet application or service?

Comment: Re:Uncertainty? (Score 1) 347

by TheSync (#49244703) Attached to: FCC Posts Its 400-Page Net Neutrality Order

Does this sound like a "certain" rule to you?

"Mechanism to Resolve Traffic Exchange Disputes. As discussed, Internet traffic exchange agreements have historically been and will continue to be commercially negotiated. We do not believe that it is appropriate or necessary to subject arrangements for Internet traffic exchange (which are subsumed within broadband Internet access service) to the rules we adopt today. We conclude that it would be premature to adopt prescriptive rules to address any problems that have arisen or may arise.
It is also premature to draw policy conclusions concerning new paid Internet traffic exchange arrangements between broadband Internet access service providers and edge providers, CDNs, or backbone services. While the substantial experience the Commission has had over the last decade with "last-mile" conduct gives us the understanding necessary to craft specific rules based on assessments of potential harms, we lack that background in practices addressing Internet traffic exchange. For this reason, we adopt a case-by-case approach, which will provide the Commission with greater experience. Thus, we will continue to monitor traffic exchange and developments in this market."

Comment: Re:Not in Germany (Score 1) 130

by TheSync (#49083379) Attached to: Torvalds: "People Who Start Writing Kernel Code Get Hired Really Quickly"

Now 5 years have passed where I resigned from my job and from then on depend on germans wellfare system.

I wasn't hired anymore. No one want's my knowledge and no one wants to hire a "foreigner" (my parents are migrants).

Too bad it is so hard to immigrate to the USA! We are all migrants here.

Comment: The details (Score 2) 65

by TheSync (#49080885) Attached to: BBC Radio Drops WMA For MPEG-DASH

Based on this post, it looks like the BBC radio audio stream is encoded at a constant rate of 320 kbps using AAC-LC, delivered in the MPEG DASH container, and implemented in HTML5 using Media Source Extensions (MSE).

It is not clear to me if the BBC radio audio is being carried in MPEG DASH as MPEG-4 file format fragments or as an MPEG-2 Transport Stream, but I would suspect for audio-only it is MPEG-4 file format fragments.

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