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There are something like 80,000 H1B visa applications per year. That's microscopic compared to other forms of immigration (legal and illegal).
I'd rather be H1B-ified from intelligent and capable and needed immigrants than the rest.
I would rather the current government not only be dissolved but replaced by a fully transparent institution that actually protects everyone's rights equally.
Just curious, how exactly would you do that? A democracy? An oligarchy? Even if you had 24/7 monitoring, how exactly would you give such an entity the ability to protect yourself from bad guys and also defend the rights of Muslims and gays equally without bias?
This is not a troll question, this is actually a question that comes up a bunch when drinking with my buddies.
Oh why do you post anonymously? Great argument.
Well, the issue that so many Slashdotters are up in arms about is a very relevant issue to the tech industry in America. You say that there is no legitimate reason to tax, but what everyone is arguing is that the business IS done here, but accounting witchcraft makes it seem like it's not.
Now, there are plenty of legitimate arguments about certain topics such as the iPhone which is manufactured elsewhere, but the reality is is that there are a lot of American corporations who pay little to no taxes while making tons of money while benefiting from the American government. Many shades of gray? Yes. Feds wanting to tax something that they don't have a legitimate reason tax? Actually not so gray; there are legitimate problems with the tax system that the feds feel like they need to clamp down on.
Now, don't take what I say to be an approval for high taxes or in fact taxes at all; what I'm saying is that you are dismissing the argument of tax loopholes as invalid when in fact there are serious problems that could be solved and simplified for the greater benefit of both American corporations and the American society.
Ever read the Diamond Age by (Neal Stephenson I think)? It has a very realistic proposal of a future in which the collapse of governments happens due to the inability for governments to collect taxes based on hypothetical Bitcoin technologies. In fact, in this realistic future, people still do continue to exist, and (some of them) do indeed have individual freedoms. The governments of said future are actually akin to collective corporations. The problem is that it's like Atlas Shrugged; it's fiction. In fact, we have proof of the reality of a lack of government: the first 100,000 years of humanity.
Have you ever been to Southern Mexico? You'll see just how well the absence of a federal government, a functioning Mafia, and private cartels do for a society.
God bless you, sir.
Actually essential liberty is not having your property and earnings stolen from you by any government.
Although I admit this is a subjective statement you just made, I still think it's complete bullshit. Not having your earnings taxed has never been an "essential liberty", and I am aware of no major society on this planet that doesn't tax.
... USA. It's trying to steal money that was earned from foreign operations from foreign customers.
Although I presume your'e trolling, you should realize from the article and all of the comments that all of us are actually considering the money that is actually made in America but not taxed (hidden by the double Irish scheme for example).
That's not a weird American government view. All governments everywhere have taxes, it's not a unique thing to the American federal government.
Seems like a perfectly cromulent report to me.
We are sufficiently more intelligent than microbial life, but would shit a brick if we found some.
Memory management and pointers are some of the core fundamental concepts of some languages such as C. They are not fundamental to "programming".
Honestly, both work fine in English. In fact, the C style is more succinct.
"integer x is 1"
"x, an integer, is 1"
The first works fine in English. "Player Three is next". You're right about the for loop, though.
Holy shit AC.
It's reliable, you never get in the position VB puts you where you can have a working program which you copy over to another identical machine, and suddenly it stops working. Or you where you shut down the computer and come back later, only to suddenly have it suddenly not working.
That never happens with C? Are you kidding me?
C programs are easy to deploy, as opposed to for instance java.
Compiler error messages tend to be pretty concise, readable and comprehensible
OK I've officially been trolled.