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Comment: Re:Mod parent up. (Score 1) 552 552

by afgun (#48678461) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
Goddamned right; we don't need "the best programmers" we need to hire "American programmers." Look at unemployment in the US; WHY the fuck do we need to bring more people here? It's easy to train programmers in another language. They just want to fucking lower the price...

Comment: Re:How is that supposed to work? (Score 2) 131 131

by afgun (#47976891) Attached to: The Site That Teaches You To Code Well Enough To Get a Job
"Good enough" is the current megatrend. Look at everything: cheap throwaway widgets (cheaper to replace than repair) rather than ones that will last for 20+ years. Things that work rather than work well. Multi-function devices (look at your phone) that do a bunch of things OK rather than one thing GREAT. As a society we want it cheap and we want it now. Most people these days aren't willing to pay for quality. They're barely willing to pay. Thank you wal-mart.

Comment: Funny (Score 1) 190 190

by afgun (#47586307) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Fight Against Online Voting In Our Municipality?
I find it quite funny that so many slashdotters, arguably proponents of technology, turn into luddites when this topic rears up. Instead of saying no, fight for proper electronic voting technologies so we can turn this cesspool from a pseudo-republic into a real democracy and get rid of politicians altogether.

Comment: Re:And another on the ban pile (Score 1) 289 289

Since driving is a privilege and not a right, the government has the right to not license your car or even issue you a driver license. And [unfortunately] the courts have determined that the ACA directive to purchase insurance or pay a tax penalty is a tax, you're stuck with paying it or buying health care insurance...

Comment: Let them eat cake! (Score 1) 210 210

by afgun (#47216959) Attached to: Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order
Sure, but it's Amazon's right to try and get better prices for their consumers. And Hachette has a right to tell Amazon to get bent. And it's equally the rights of the consumer to tell Amazon to get bent, stop the Wal-Mart style strong-arming of suppliers and buy from more respecting shops. But this is America where people are only concerned about the almighty dollar and instant gratification, so they will instead continue to buy from Amazon and Wal-Mart who ultimately decimate the local economy. (full disclosure: I buy from Amazon occasionally, but more often shop at my local brick and mortar book stores)

Comment: Re:Double down? How about "No." (Score 1) 566 566

by afgun (#46945051) Attached to: Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House
My wife would gladly work for what they are paying H-1Bs. Except that they don't want Americans. She's had the damnedest time finding work. I'm completely opposed t more work visas. We should trim them or eliminate altogether and hire Americans.

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