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Comment Sugar control - register/tax/control (Score 1) 428

it is likely after this report the govt will find ways to impose heavy penalty and taxes on sugar cane growers, require them to register their crop, confiscate sweeter variety of sugar cane and limit the number of acres they can cultivate on... or may be this is aimed at destroying economies of sugar exporting countries like Brazil, Thailand, Cuba etc...

Comment use your judgement ... (Score 1) 263

Opinions are like aholes everyone has one and everyone's stinks. A wise man told me long back that ""as a programmer your peak earning potential is between the age of 35 - 45, you can engage in adventures before or after this peak period. If you are a super duper programmer chasing a job that offers opportunities to solve interesting technical problems is great when you are 45, you should look for opportunities where you should be able to leverage your experience. For the 10yrs you have in between consider opportunities that have the best financial rewards."" But having said that... You just have to go with *your* gut feeling, you don't want to miss that opportunity to work for that next google or facebook either...

Comment Nothing new (Score 1) 124

This is not just visas to the West, but also to the Middle east, and Asia pacific, visa agencies and bodyshops have been scamming people forever. There were movies made mocking how these tricksters operate. Back in the Y2K days when tech workers from India were brought to the US in large numbers there was a practice of falsifying University degrees. These Scams Scoundrels and suckers have always been around.

Comment Power and control (Score 1) 87

China pretty much does the same thing, they even block incoming and outgoing traffic through their "Great Fire Wall". In a nation state like India, which is a union of essentially 24 different cultures, the only way the govt found to keep people together and stay as one country is through coercion, and free people might not let that happen. Given a chance India will split into 500+ princely states like before independence from the British. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_princely_states_of_India

Submission + - Wireless Charging System for Consumer Electronics will you use it ? (flintbox.com)

cheap.computer writes: Sounds like a really cool technology but will you use it if microwaves are involved? UTA researchers have developed a wireless charger, once installed in public facilities like airports, convention centers and restaurant/cafeterias, wireless chargers would equip these facilities with wireless charging outlets. This provides people an alternative means to have their laptops or cell phones charges, so that they do not have to resort to limited number of power outlets on the walls.

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