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Comment: When I was at the USPTO..... (Score 1) 327

by hashish16 (#47663761) Attached to: Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office
As an examiner it was the managers who were screwing over the examiners. The would wait till the last minute to review applications and then force examiners to scramble at the end of the quarter to catch up on work that managers weren't approving. Hell, after I left my manager took credit for my work that he wouldn't approve. That honest work would have netted me 2 promotions and a nice bonus. Using software to monitor examiner work is pure bullshit.

Comment: Too much lag (Score 1) 98

by hashish16 (#43561479) Attached to: $5 Sensor Turns LCD Monitors Into Touchscreens
This is very cool and rather unique solution, but there is considerable lag between the input and the registration of the input. I don't see it being much useful beyond pause/play video or music or to wake up a computer from sleep. That being said, I love the spelling mistake in the powerpoint in the youtube video.

Comment: Re:Yes They Are! (Score 1) 206

by hashish16 (#34065828) Attached to: Hiding Backdoors In Hardware
Seriously? First my real name is actually embedded in there (Coward). Second, i've had that handle since the mid 90's. Third, I had an intimate relationship with an employee of one of those organizations. And they admitted not just PCI style intrusions. They described that most Chinese electronics, e.g. mp3 players, dvd-rom drives, thumb drives, all have some soft of malicious code.

Comment: F' privacy, ITS DANGEROUS (Score 1) 313

by hashish16 (#34017284) Attached to: Inside a Full-Body-Scanning X-Ray Van
Look, I work in medical imaging, which includes X-ray imaging. I don't care what they say, the backscatter radiation imaging they are using is dangerous. Mark my words, if the tech become ubiquitous in airports, those with the most frequent fliers miles will have a greater incidence of tumorous growths.
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+ - Decline of H1B's resulted in India & China Boo

Submitted by hashish16
hashish16 (1817982) writes "Has the decline of the H1B visa's issued in the US after 9/11 resulted in the recent boom of the Chinese and Indian economies in the past 10 years? Both countries saw a build up of talent, particularly engineers, over the past decade that would normally emigrate to the US under an H1B visa. Sure they would send money back home, but they were still driving the economy (buying homes, shopping, and working) which would in turn create jobs here.

This is my question, did our largest Tech companies have to go where the talent is? Companies generally want to remain centralized because its cheaper, rather than extending their operations abroad and having to pay for travel and communication expenses. I do not think cheaper labor drove these companies abroad because the costs for setting up operations coupled with the increasing salaries in India and China wouldn't seem to net that much a profit.

Could have our our policies regarding H1B visa result in the recent boom in India and China and the current decline in America? Could our economy be in a similar state if the financial crisis did not occur or was avoided because of the attrition of tech companies?"

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