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Comment: Re:Request for Feedback from actual Indians (Score 1) 124

by Xeleema (#46327445) Attached to: Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey On Would-be US Tech Workers

debug22,
Thank you for the response. It really sheds some light on the situation and I appreciate the first-hand experience you shared. Now I'm really curious about Canada - If it's so easy to get a green card, why aren't IT companies setting up support shops north of the U.S.A instead of directly importing people?

This constant back-and-forth with various agencies trying to hash-out visas here in the U.S. has always struck me as large waste of time and money for everyone involved...

Comment: Request for Feedback from actual Indians (Score 1) 124

by Xeleema (#46324921) Attached to: Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey On Would-be US Tech Workers

I would think a thread like this on an IT-oriented site would drum up quite a bit of feedback from Indians that have migrated to America (under any circumstances). Though I share the same sentiments as many U.S.-based posters have (hate cleaning-up/debugging horrible code, dealing with people who hide their lack of comprehension behind a Yes-Man veil, etc), I'm curious how "the other half lives".

What drives someone in India to come to the US, rather than improving their situation at home?

What challenges did they have getting here?

How have they secured their stay?

I mean, I can surmise with the best of /. about the how's and why's -- But I think this thread is a great opportunity to "hear it from the horses mouth".

Comment: Re:replace Windoze with Linux (Score 1) 251

by Xeleema (#44620537) Attached to: Why the NSA Can't Replace 90% of Its System Administrators

The idea of having a GUI that eliminates typing errors, simplifies operations, logs the success or failure, and shows at a glance what configurations are set where is just so 21st century.

Yes, because creating a configuration file once and copying it to thousands of systems is just soooo haaarrrd.
Side-note: Linux has had front-ends/wizards/GUIs to create configuration files for a long time.

Comment: Re: Why? (Score 1) 402

by Xeleema (#44157331) Attached to: D.C. Awards Obamacare IT Work To Offshore Outsourcer

I work for Accenture, my counterparts in India cost 1/5 of my wage and in many ways equal my quality. I'm not going to stick my fingers in my ears and him loudly, it is the facts.

Well I've worked alongside Accenture for years, and if what you say is technically factual in the slightest that means that
a) You are as technically competent as your Indian peers
a) That standard of competency is not very high.

tl;dr Best to be thought a fool and say nothing, than to speak and remove all doubt

Comment: Ubuntu: Where do you want to go today? (Score 2) 646

by Xeleema (#41423311) Attached to: Ubuntu Will Now Have Amazon Ads Pre-Installed
Long touted as "the" Linux distribution for the desktop, but I just don't see it.
Just like any new distribution, when Ubuntu hit the streets I checked it out. Just the "mood" of the developers turned me off.
Let me clarify - I'm all for making things more user-friendly, and maybe I'm too old-school UNIX, but there's a difference between making something easier to use, and making it retard-proof.
When their forums became crowded with a hundred posts for the exact. Same. Problem. I warned my friends and family.
When the slew of Ubuntu-specific tools, GUIs, and How-Tos washed over the documentation. I distanced myself.
Now, with their community of perpetual noobs, their isolated walled-garden of features/docs/development, they finally think they've "locked-in" enough users to start this kind of nonesense.
Ad-Supported is just a spin-doctor's way of saying "Fuck You, GNU".

Comment: Re:Recourse (Score 1) 443

by Xeleema (#41063255) Attached to: Joyent Drops Lifetime Account Holders

When one company buys another they take on all liabilities (like long term contracts and loans) as well as all assets (like cash and computers).

I've seen a common "mating dance" between corp before one "absorbs" the other. Goes like this;
1) Owners of Corp A sign documents that merge all their agreed-upon assets into a new holding corp.
2) Another form is signed dissolving Corp A and liquidating all assets to Corp B.
3) Corp B signs the forms that acquire the Holding Corp that is no more than a skin-bag full of Corp A organs.

This is how Corp A gets rid of "if we get bought, we'll give employees X amount for Y years of service" clauses that you previously negotiated.

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