Totally bogus, dude!
I currently work for a company wrought with H1-B abuse. Scam goes like this.
Passover a bunch of US resumes/candidates.
Recruit someone from India
Promise them a $100k+ salary.
2 months later.
"Sorry, but you're not as good as what you're getting paid, how about you take a pay cut or quit?"
At this point the H1-B has "If I quit, I have to pack up in 30 days and go home" running through their head, so they accept.
The sad thing is, they expect US workers to be just as complacent as their H1-B counterparts. I won't, I've had to fight hard the last year just to not get screwed over. I've had enough, I'm so tired of it, that I'm going to file a WH-4 with the department of labor on my employer. Someone needs to tell them this is not OK.
The actual H1-B workers, they're hardworking, good people, but the system has been setup to screw them. This needs to change.
You could use all 4 SATA ports for HDDs, and install using a USB optical drive or stick when needed (which won't be very often..)
I see projects being built with concrete every day!
I'm going to start accosting random people in the street, "We have to stop them! We have to stop them from using concrete!!!"
I think I will dress as a clown to more effectively get their attention!
Thanks, Slashdot, for my new summer project!
I watched a single episode of The Big Bang Theory. It was about a "Magic the Gathering"-esque contest between Will Wheaton (as himself) and Horrible Geek Guy (Sheldon?). It was obvious that none of the writers on the show had the faintest idea about how Collectible Card Games worked, just knew they were something competitive that gross nerds did. Seriously, the portrayal of a CCG was embarrassingly bad, kind of like that CSI Miami episode about Grand Theft Auto. (I'll admit, it didn't posit any theories that CCGs would cause you to go on a killing spree, but if you have to be a person like that Bazinga guy, why wouldn't you?)
Anyway, Horrible Geek Guy gets his comeuppance for liking Star Trek and Collectible Card Games, so I guess justice was finally well-served to all those awful nerds out there.
Who's up for a game of racket-ball or golf?
Oh it gets worse than that. Upon arrive.
Manager: Things aren't working out here, you can take a pay cut or quit.
H1b: I'll take a pay cut.
You now have an h1b working for $40k.
Mechanical, compulsory is easy licensing to deal with. Not really much restrictions on the distribution format. Sync licensing on the other hand gives the artist the right to dictate which methods of distribution are allowed. So if an artist says, "NO STREAMING" there will be no streaming.
There. TL;DR;'d that for ya.
I'm surprised considering what a great job he did destroying Russian power and prestige throughout the world...
I think I get it now.
'twas ever thus......
I work down the street from their menlo park/willow road campus. Right now Facebook is building an apartment complex across the street from HQ. They've promised to only rent 10% of the apartments to their employees with the other 90% being offered to the general public at market rate.
Despite the nice sounding name, Menlo Park's east side is akin to East Palo Alto. Slum neighborhoods, crime, ghetto. With the influx of google/facebook employees however the neighborhood is slowly gentrifying.
I think facebook wants to turn the neighborhood into something more appealing for their employees.
Just so you know, the AC may also be a woman. And actually probably is. Either that or a man who's never seen any news articles or blogs by "feminists".
Hi Mr Harrington.
Thank you for your blog. Everything we've long suspect about the TSA's attitude and purpose was validated by your posts. It was brave of you to be the whistleblower, and I think all of us owe you a debt of thanks.
I hope she's cute!
No. No she won't.
Padma the Programmer, however, is a name with potential.
Roku doesn't have the Play store (tm). If Amazon allows you to connect controllers, it will be emulation happy times.