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Comment: Same old slashdot, same old circle jerk (Score 3, Insightful) 566 566

by atari2600 (#46946245) Attached to: Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

Look up the lump of labor fallacy. In fact, allow me: Labor isn't a zero sum game. More immigrants creates more jobs in the system.

Does the H1-B system need reform? Yes
Does the immigration system need reform? Yes
Does the L1 system need to be scrapped? Quite probably
Does slashdot circle jerk without getting the idea? Yep

Am I missing nothing? Yep.

Comment: Re:What do you mean by 2030? (Score 1) 219 219

by atari2600 (#42256199) Attached to: Gov't Report Predicts Cyborgs, Rise of China for 2030

Which delusional place are you from? Unless you meant "better" than China which is a different story, the following countries have
a higher standard of living than the USA:

- France
- Switzerland
- Australia
- New Zealand
- Netherlands
- Norway
- Luxembourg

A couple of those might be debatable and one can bring the population/area into the equation but if you want to go superlative, you better do your homework

Comment: Composers here. (Score 1) 722 722

by atari2600 (#36509648) Attached to: I Name My Servers After:

I name them after musical composers. Usually I start off with short names: Bach, Strauss, Mozart, Chopin before moving onto the longer names. This is usually for my own servers / private networks. If the machines are public facing, they usually follow a naming convention depending on the place (server number + role of the server + physical location usually is it).

Comment: Re:Deal still subject to regulatory approval (Score 3, Informative) 748 748

by atari2600 (#35553640) Attached to: AT&T To Acquire T-Mobile From Deutsche Telekom

I am in the same boat as you are. I was an AT&T customer for 6.5 years and then switched to Tmobile after a huge F'up by AT&T (should've taken them to the courts). If this deal goes through, I am going to Verizon. No way in hell will I ever be an AT&T customer.

TLDR version: Fuck AT&T

Comment: Re:Bills to Pay (Score 1) 742 742

by atari2600 (#35315542) Attached to: Does Syfy Really Love Sci-Fi?

Totally agree regarding SGU. I liked the show to begin with (watched it last month) and initially I felt sad but as season one progressed, I was getting sick of the bickering. It wasn't a dark show, it was just childish bickering. Then I checked the ratings and it made total sense. Bad shows need to be canned. Period.

"It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it." -- Henry Allen