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Comment: for the love of god file the report of birth (Score 1) 734

by borcharc (#49192375) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?

I have a very close friend who is in immigration hell because of a situation like this. just file the report of birth abroad and get it over with, if they don't want it when they are an adult, they can renounce it. In her situation, life didn't go as expected and her unwed parents split a few years down the line. She ended up moving to the US with her mothers new US national husband. She only speaks English and has no memories of her life in Europe. She has been trying to straighten this out for the past few years but it looks like she will have to be naturalized. You never know what the future holds, not filing the report of birth abroad irrevocably limits your child's future options and is incredibly presumptive of their and your futures.

Comment: Re:Wanna put an end to it? (Score 2) 112

by borcharc (#48256787) Attached to: US Post Office Increases Secret Tracking of Mail

Obviously we can only clean the house of whatever the opposite side is of our political football team. Our team is really good and they are only involved in minor scandals and they have to be a little crooked to save us from the true evils of the other side. You better vote for your teams guy because the team you mentally associate with is more important than anything else in this world, so be a team player.

Comment: Re:And Ramadan is coming... (Score 5, Informative) 148

This would not be caused by the effect in this study. You wold need to fast continuously for 48-72 hours or more to get the benefit they found. Eating after sundown would replenish the body's supply of glucose and prevent the energy conservation required.

Comment: Re:terminology (Score 1) 238

by borcharc (#47069247) Attached to: Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

Plenty of large network operators have open peering policies, he.net for example. Charter will has what amounts to an open peering policy (if you use a public interconnect point). Only operators that wish to be a tier 1 monopoly of the past of a bad actor like comcast stand to gain from picky peering policies.

If you want real net neutrality then open peering is an important part of the future. Every piece of traffic that goes through a peer is saved from congesting a link elsewhere.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)

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