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Comment: Probably not L1 (Score 1) 614 614

In this case, it's unlikely to be the L1 visa. Back when I had one, the L1 was sub-titled as the "executive transfer visa".

It could only be used to transfer an existing corporate-officer-grade employee of the company/wholly-owned-subsiduary, and was subject to a "skills not available locally" declaration and a twelve-page document extolling my own virtues.

I wish I'd kept a copy of that now...

Comment: The underlying problem is... (Score 1) 88 88

by YuppieScum (#49423371) Attached to: Research Finds Shoddy Security On Connected Home Gateways

Pick two.

Companies want to turn a profit - security makes things complicated for typical end users, which translates into profit-sapping support calls and product returns.

Why does anyone find this attitude surprising?

Comment: Really? (Score 1) 662 662

by YuppieScum (#49350143) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear
Consider the source:

A UK tabloid (which is in direct competition with a tabloid that Clarkson writes for) is quoting one of its ex-editors (who was involved in stock market pump/dump shenanigans and phone hacking) who has an on-going feud with Clarkson (over invasion-of-privacy by Morgan's tabloid, at his direct orders) which resulted in Clarkson punching him (to general applause).

Morgan, having been sacked from his gigs in the UK, moved to the USA and been sacked there, is now trying to rehabilitate himself back in the UK by sitting in for a breakfast TV host next month.

I wouldn't trust this man to tell me the time...

Comment: Re: what will be more interesting (Score 1) 662 662

by YuppieScum (#49346943) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear
Not hidden at all.

BBC Worldwide is the *commercial* arm of the BBC, responsible for the marketing and merchandising of BBC assets globally. Profits from this company are then fed back to the non-profit BBC.

Nothing hidden, no lies, no mystery. Nothing to see here...

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.