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Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score 1, Informative) 550 550

you. post. on. slashdot. you of all people should know anecdotal evidence means squat.

especially in the face of ample evidence contradicting your naive claim:

Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score 2, Insightful) 550 550

that's because Gamergate wasn't about ethics in game journalism, hilarious memes be damned. it was PRECISELY about white men continuing to be gatekeepers against gaming opening up to other people, including women. in sum, get your paranoid persecution complex out of here.

Submission + - Nichelle Nichols, Uhura from Star Trek, Hospitalized with Stroke->

fightinfilipino writes:

“Last night while at her home in L.A., Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke,” McGinnis wrote. “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.” Nichols, 82, appeared in the original “Star Trek” TV series, which ran from 1966-1969, as well as the “Star Trek” movies. She also played the role of Nana Dawson in the ABC show “Heroes,” and voiced characters in the TV series “Futurama,” “Gargoyles” and “Spider-Man.”

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Comment Re:Used to work at an immigration firm (Score 1) 636 636

c) you're a lawyer, you're lying about what you are doing, and you should give me your name now so i can report you for an ethics violation under the model rules and your state's bar's ethics rules.

a) Violating the "model rules" is meaningless. Model laws and rules are an example and a suggestion, not actual laws or rules.

b) What motivation do you think this individual could possibly have to tell you his name when you say this is what you are going to do if he does?

except in the realm of law, where the Model Rules of Professional Conduct hold quite a bit of sway with the individual state bars in the U.S.

and the point was not to actually get whoever this is to "fess up." what speedlaw wrote is factually and legally wrong. incorrect. it's a rhetorical point.

Comment Re:Used to work at an immigration firm (Score 3, Informative) 636 636

IAAL. Learned in a stint at an immigration law firm, that H1B means you write a job description that only your candidate can fill. For example, if I wanted an airplane engineer who knew jumbo jets, I could get a thousand Americans for the job. If I needed a jumbo jet guy who also could work on Bleriot biplanes, that might be a lot less. If I also said he needed to be fluent in Mandarin and Farsi, I've just written an H1-B for my candidate. The key to success is making sure that only your guy can meet the job description that YOU create. Had a friend who was H1-B, even though he was raised in the states...he never bothered for the green card, took the easy way through school, etc. Had a falling out with his boss, and the H1-B went "poof". This essentially American had to relocate to Europe, and when he didn't self deport, was excluded for five years. H1-B means your employer owns your ass. Sadly, it is now a means to "on shore" a docile labor force.

this is laughably inaccurate, to the point where i question if you're actually a lawyer.

to satisfy the requirements for an H-1B, you have to show that the position you're filling 1) requires at minimum a bachelor's degree in a particular specialty, and 2) your candidate has at least that bachelor's degree, or the equivalent. the process is based on the actual, real position the company is filling, NOT the other way around as you've just described. the burden is on the employer to prove that the bona fide position is an H-1B specialty occupation. read INA 214(i)(3) and 22 CFR 655.700 to 655.855, if you haven't already (hint: if you were even touching H-1Bs as a lawyer, this is MANDATORY READING, especially the LCA provisions!).

what you've described is...not the H-1B process. it's what more unscrupulous companies try to do with the PERM Labor Certification process for a green card, where they inevitably run into, and get smacked down by, the U.S. Department of Labor.

so there's three possibilities here: a) you're not actually a lawyer, because you have NO IDEA what you are talking about; b) you're a lawyer, but your practice was poor to the point of outright malpractice; or c) you're a lawyer, you're lying about what you are doing, and you should give me your name now so i can report you for an ethics violation under the model rules and your state's bar's ethics rules.

Comment Re: With AdBlocking/Hosts blocking, it's different (Score 1) 216 216

the first result i see is the Wikipedia page on the Armenian genocide. that's got it's own problems, but that's neither here nor there. using a proper Ad Blocker (i have uBlock installed) plus a good Hosts file (i'm using Hostsman and the MVPS hosts file) prevents Google's sponsored crap from showing up at all.

Comment Re:I lost my ability Toucan (Score 4, Informative) 383 383

nuclear weapons ARE tech. nerds of the geopolitical bent have interest in what's going on here, too. and if anything else, this is literally "stuff that matters".

but here's your refund for a free article, if you still don't like it.

Comment Re:Holy crap ... (Score 2, Insightful) 163 163

The problem is that Bloomberg's fast response team did not. The algos, on massive volume, spiked TSLA stock higher by nearly 1%

So the stock market is being actively manipulated by idiots?

As usual, these people are just parasites on the financial system looking to skim off money before everyone else has a chance.

High frequency trading is essentially skimming off the top for yourself without having done ANYTHING other than having a faster connection.

I hope these clowns bankrupt themselves one day with their stupidity.

this already happened, in 2008. except it didn't bankrupt the bankers, it bankrupted the rest of the U.S. and major parts of the globe.

Comment Re:So... (Score 1) 114 114

Not to look a gift outbreak of common sense in the mouth, but how the fuck can GPS trackers be a form of search and seizure and civil forfeiture NOT be a form of search and seizure? Some measure of consistency in our right to be secure in our papers and shit would be nice.

not to justify civil forfeiture (because i do think it's abused way too much), but typically such forfeiture comes after a warrant-authorized search or a search justified by one of the "exigent circumstances" exceptions to warrantless searches.

it's a bit of a different issue.

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