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Comment: Re:If it's up to the U.S. and their allies, never. (Score 1) 448

by TheSync (#49556431) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Well 18 people were killed (10 burned to death) during the 3-14 riots in Tibet.

My personal belief in the cause of middle east terrorism is the extreme lack of economic freedom. Those countries are all extremely socialist. This includes the lack of secure private property in the occupied Palestinian lands as well.

Comment: Re:Smart vs. stupid (Score 1) 182

by TheSync (#49537341) Attached to: Chinese Scientists Claim To Have Genetically Modified Human Embryos

Stupid people tend to have a lot more kids than smart people. Citation: Idiocracy

Also smart people now tend to only meet other smart people on Match.com, etc. In 1960 25% of men with university degrees married women with degrees; in 2005, 48% did. As a result, the Gini rose from 0.34 in 1960 to 0.43 in 2005.

Assortative mating means we diverge into really smart and really dumb people.

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

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TheSync 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.

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