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Comment: Re:Isn't Cheaper, the American Dream - for Co. (Score 5, Insightful) 292

by gabrieltss (#49489609) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination

For Companies yes. That is why they want more H1-B's to drive wages down to slave wages an help line the pockets of executives. I think companies should have to pay monetary penalties for every H1-B they hire.

My last company I was asked to help my boss write a job description targeted to a specific persons resume - it was a person from India with an H1-B. The person was "submitted" by another person in the company that was an H1-B. I informed my boss that by law he had to look for an American Candidate first. He told me that if an American candidate fit the job description he would hire them. When the job description is tailored to a specific persons resume the chances of someone else fitting it are slim. Been there, done that. I told my boss I could not with a clear conscious help him do something so underhanded. I immediately started looking for another job and found one and started my new job within 4 weeks. I couldn't work for a slimy company like that. Granted anymore, just about every company is becoming slimy.....

Comment: Re:Bull$h!t! (Score 1) 304

by gabrieltss (#49457805) Attached to: Obama Says Climate Change Is Harming Americans' Health

Sorry your such a sheeple. But Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS ad nauseum are ALL full of cr@P! They only spew what the "elites" want you to hear. Typical liberal response..... Just remember the democrats and republicans are two heads of the SAME party. If you have your head up the democrat/liberal party your just buying right into their BS! Get your mouth off the crack pipe and maybe your mind will open up and you can actually start READING things for yourself. ANd of course you respond as an AC - the "C" in particular....

Have a nice day.

Comment: Yet the signers aren't pulling their support (Score 2) 407

of the bill. They are complaining yet still signed on to support increasing the H1-B's. That tells me this is all smoke and mirrors. When will Americans realize they need to vote out every one of these bastards. Clean house - no one gets to keep their job.

Comment: Bull$h!t! (Score 2) 304

by gabrieltss (#49434605) Attached to: Obama Says Climate Change Is Harming Americans' Health

They couldn't get "Man made global warming" to stick with the junk science exposed on it. Then they thought they could fool people by changing it to just "Global warming", now they are calling it "climate change" It's all pushed by the same junk science and the same ultra rich that want your money by making you pay carbon credits/taxes to their "carbon credit bank". They are all just sounding gongs.... Hello Al Gore! We have your number mister criminal!

Comment: This is why piracy and boycotts matter... (Score 1, Insightful) 249

by gabrieltss (#49396801) Attached to: Sony Buys, Shuts Down OnLive

This is why people should get pirated copies of ANY game, program, movie, music they pay for.... Corporations are moving towards more and more DRM and subscription based "cloud" models. The more they do it the more you the consumer get screwed. Do you think they are doing this for YOUR benefit? no1 It's for THEIRS! You pay for something you don't "physically" get. Then they can take it away at any time and you get nothing and they got your $$$$. That is PIRACY to me... Yet they are allowed to do it.... So piracy for us is fine well and good in my eyes at this point.....

The simple way to show corporations we won't put up with this and all the DRM cr@p is DON'T BUY IT! If you don't like the DRM cr@p - why are you buying the games, movies etc...? The ONLY thing corporations understand is $$$$$. The more people that "boycott" their products the more they feel it in the pocketbook. Imagine if all the "geeks" that buy video games (with DRM) stopped buying them - how much money do you think companies would lose? What if "geeks" stopped paying for subscription model stuff? Same thing would happen.

I know naysayers will say it's not enough people and that there are too many other sheeple out there that will continue to pay of this stuff. But, "geeks" can take to the internet to put up "protest" sites, put out "protest" articles etc... How many "geeks" have had talks with their non "geek" friends about how bad the DRM and subscription based models are?

Think about it......

Comment: Re:Right to Work (Score 1) 331

by gabrieltss (#49358491) Attached to: Amazon Requires Non-Compete Agreements.. For Warehouse Workers

No, the new Right To Work bill only applies to workers not having to sign up for unions and not having to pay union dues. Nothing about Non-Competes - all thought they SHOULD have been included. California is the only state I know of for sure that it's against the law to enforce non-competes.

Comment: Uline does too (Score 1) 331

by gabrieltss (#49358463) Attached to: Amazon Requires Non-Compete Agreements.. For Warehouse Workers

Amazon built a new BIG distribution center just up I94 here in southern Wisconsin from where Uline has their corporate headquarters and many warehouses and distribution centers. And Uline makes you sign non-competes as well for ALL their positions. Their's though are for 12 months not 18. I know - I had to sign one....

Comment: Mgr just looking for reason for an H1B! (Score 1) 809

by gabrieltss (#49052635) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?

This "hiring" manager sounds more like he is looking for a reason for being able to hire an H1B. There is enough people here that have pointed out some very valid points as to the lack of the interviewers skill in interviewing for developers.I would say to this person - learn MORE about what you are interviewing for and what specific skills the developers need for the position and make darn sure that is what is in the job posting! I've interviewed for many developer jobs where the job posting and the interview questions were polar opposites! The asked for one set of skills in the job posting and then asked about a completely different set of skills in the interview. I chock that up to cranial rectumitus syndrome!

Comment: Re:Stingray? - Saw one UP CLOSE! (Score 1, Interesting) 78

by gabrieltss (#49043453) Attached to: FBI Can't Find Its Drone Privacy Reports

I was looking at houses in Wisconsin and looked at the below house. There is a cell tower on it that is fenced in. The realtor told us that the property the cell tower is on is owned by a . We drove up to the fenced in area around the cell tower and to the right of it is a brick building with a big steel door on it it that has a sign that says "Property of the Federal Government". There are big black cables going right from the cell tower into the brick building and back out again. It's a DIRECT tap off the cell phone tower!


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