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Comment: Re:Sudafed (Score 2) 333

by bobstreo (#49720731) Attached to: Genetically Engineered Yeast Makes It Possible To Brew Morphine

Or one employee that believes in personal freedom, and also realizes that yeast produced opiates will shut down the cartels, hurt the Taliban, reduce violence, and pretty much make the world a better place ... unless you are either a criminal or a cop.

Unless, of course, the government goes on a pogrom against any large scale yeast operation, in which case only organizations with the resources to operate one illicitly will be able to benefit: the cartels and the Taliban.

Oh the humanity, Budweiser and Miller breweries shut down by the feds.

Comment: Re:alternatives (Score 1) 203

by bobstreo (#49653233) Attached to: Critics Say It's Time To Close La Guardia Airport

I use videoconferencing a lot, but there are many times when it just doesn't get the job done, particularly when you are dealing with people from another country and there is already a language/understanding gap. Communicating in person is still much more effective, as is relationship building.

Plus, there is the added value of actually punching someone in the face when you're there.

Videoconferencing only offers the ability to wobble your balls at them, or shooting them the finger.

Comment: Re:And it's not even an election year (Score 1) 407

They could be serious.

I'm thinking they are very serious. Their "re-election" coffers are running low, and they need financial inducement from bribes, umm I mean "contributions" to increase H-1B numbers.

Otherwise, they threaten to decrease those numbers, causing corporations to actually pay people, instead of selling out their
jobs to the lowest bidder.

Computer Science is the only discipline in which we view adding a new wing to a building as being maintenance -- Jim Horning