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+ - A job fair for jobs in India in Calif. ->

Submitted by dcblogs
dcblogs writes: Indian and U.S. companies are holding a job fair at the San Jose Convention Center this weekend for jobs in India. The job fair is aimed at Indian workers in the U.S., but anyone with an interest in working overseas can attend. India is pitched as a "sea of opportunity" in a PowerPoint presentation about the job fair, That's in contrast to another slide that makes the obvious point that U.S. has "barely recovered from a downturn," with "signs that it's headed for another."
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Comment: Re:Futility, thy name is MGSE (Score 1) 266

by frito_x (#38010436) Attached to: Linux Mint 12 to Blend GNOMEs 2 & 3

it seems like Gnome 3 is going through the same KDE 4 woes, actually worse considering its larger user base, i mean even the penguinman himself is bashing it. Still, GP is right that MGSE will probably be broken a lot during upgrade cycles, i just don't see it as something intentional or ill-willed.


Researchers Find Possible Atlantis Location 218

Posted by samzenpus
from the does-aquaman-know? dept.
An AC writes"It seems that Plato's Atlantis has a new spot candidate. Some archaeologist used satellite imagery to identify a structure in an once tsunami-ed Spanish plain. From the article: '"This is the power of tsunamis," head researcher Richard Freund told Reuters. "It is just so hard to understand that it can wipe out 60 miles inland, and that's pretty much what we're talking about," said Freund, a University of Hartford, Connecticut, professor who lead an international team searching for the true site of Atlantis.'"

Comment: Re:Not only graphics (Score 1) 568

by frito_x (#35443752) Attached to: How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date

to be fair... of the 20+ titles i own on ps3... GT5 is the first one i've seen do that (bayonetta's install was long after the patch that copied everything to the hdd to shorten load times but nowhere near as much as GT5)... funny as it doesn't even look THAT good to justify the ridiculously long install IMO...

i also game on pc and the wii... love 'em all.


Comment: Re:HP is the worst (Score 1) 243

by frito_x (#35203652) Attached to: Recent HP Laptops Shipped CPU-Choking Wi-Fi Driver


sounds exactly like my wife's experience with a pavillion zt1130 back in 2001. first and only time in my life i've seen a celeron overheating...

5 years with my toshiba and everything still works well except the keyboard... when i poured a full glass of rum and coke on it while asleep. it kept working for 5, 6 hours soaked in liquid... until i noticed the sticky keyboard while commenting on a video i was watching the next morning... needless to say i had to completely disassemble and clean the mess... but it was worth it since i'm typing this on that very laptop... don't know how/why the soaked mobo didn't fry...

cheers! indeed

Comment: Re:HP is the worst (Score 1) 243

by frito_x (#35203366) Attached to: Recent HP Laptops Shipped CPU-Choking Wi-Fi Driver

This is what they did when i bought my toshiba satellite pro which came with xp installed back in 2006 or 7 (don't recall now)

it had xp all right, but it came with so much crap i didn't want like norton security, M$ office trial, which actually slowed the machine considerably... ended up booting ubuntu in it... testing it with 7_64bit right now and so far so good.

Comment: Re:That's about right if your name is Fidel Castro (Score 1) 344

by frito_x (#30828946) Attached to: 2-D <em>Avatar</em> To Be Pulled From Theaters In China

...(just like Venezuela nationalized their oil industry under Chavez)...

just to show you how much you DON'T know what you're talking about I'll tell you this:

the oil industry in Venezuela was nationalized on Jan 1, 1976 during the 1st presidency of Carlos Andres Perez, the same Carlos Andres that Chavez would try to oust in his failed military coup attempt of 1992 during CAP's 2nd presidency,

how's that for irony? it was actually the so called "democratic" and "pro-yankee" regimes that nationalized oil here in Venezuela...

  but i guess Chavez loves it that you think he did it, when actually it was a military dictator, just like Chavez (Juan Vicente Gomez) that gave the land and exploitation rights of our soil to the US oil companies for pennies...


Comment: Re:How did it turn out? (Score 1) 173

by frito_x (#30063360) Attached to: Project Natal Release Details Emerge

hey... don't shoot the messenger.

as abigor's already said they've sold plenty of consoles and remotes and games too (but with the lowest attach rate of the 3 consoles)

it's just that few of the games for the wii are great and most just plain not good, speaking from a gamer's perspective, of course. THAT'S how it turned out.

not saying is a flop but it could be so much more.

p.s.: i have a wii and i've logged +500 hours playtime on the thing...

Testing can show the presense of bugs, but not their absence. -- Dijkstra