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Comment: Not my experience (Score 1) 191

by paiute (#47729925) Attached to: Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers
"The vast, vast majority of tech engineers that I talked to who are from the United States are very supportive of bringing in people from other countries because they want to work with the very best." Replace tech engineers with chemists or biochemists and that is absolutely not true.

Comment: Re:Or you could blame Chile's MPs (Score 1) 139

Big business wants a small weak government in general

You REALLY need to supply some reference for that, because it's the opposite of everything I ever see.

a government where they can control the regulations

Yes, this *is* what they want, which by definition means a larger government: more regulation, more people to enforce the regulations, more rules, more profit protectionism, etc., etc. It's also the opposite of wanting a "small weak government".

They also want to control how government educates the kids (witness Bill Gates and his "Common Core"). They want wage slaves trained to perform the menial tasks that robots can't do. And focused "job skills". What would be anathema to them is a government that promotes the general idea that everyone can have (or be) their OWN business, and offer their wares or skills to multiple other businesses or enterprises. That is the way of the future, and the way for people to control their own destiny.

Comment: Re:Yes Google and FB are the ones to protect us? (Score 1) 65

by Opportunist (#47729229) Attached to: NSA Agents Leak Tor Bugs To Developers

It's a matter of your history. Who'd you trust your child to? A babysitter who spent hundreds of hours and has hundreds of people vouching for her or that scary looking hobo at the corner? Who'd you trust your privacy with? An organization who has a record of defending people's freedom or a corporation who has a record of selling every kind of information they can get their fingers on?

Comment: So... what does that mean? (Score 1) 191

So that means that tech workers from abroad are better than tech workers here? Well, that must then mean that schools abroad are better than schools in the US because, hey, where would they get their knowledge from. And that of course must mean that we'd also find much better managers in India and Pakistan than we can find here, for obviously the same reason.

I fail to see a lot of H1B visa applications for CEOs, though? I really, really wonder what could possibly be the reason. I'd really want to work for a great CEO for a change, I can tell ya. I mean, when we all want to work with superior colleges, I can only assume that we would all just outright LOVE to work for a superior CEO!

Comment: New sources may exist; use those (Score 1) 206

by tepples (#47728433) Attached to: Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'
Try these steps. First, find sources for a new article on the Internet. There may already be a list of such sources in the entry on the requested articles page. Second, write a new article that site's feeds reliable sources. Third, ask for a history-only undeletion of the previous article "behind" the current one. Finally, integrate the information that was in the last revision of the deleted article.

Comment: Notability cannot decrease (Score 1) 206

by tepples (#47728385) Attached to: Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

the person from a century ago might not be as notable to people today

That's not how it works. Something becomes notable when unaffiliated reliable sources have covered it. This notability, if established, does not decrease over time. Such a decrease would require the existing reliable sources to stop existing. The reason Wikipedia has a notability requirement in the first place is that an article about a non-notable subject has no reliable sources that it can cite about anything.

Comment: Re:Lord, save us from corporatists (Score 1) 298

by PopeRatzo (#47728381) Attached to: FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

Yeah, that's what I want. Politicians who are so worried about what the other side might do in the future that they sit on their hands while a handful of powerful elite simply loot the country and peoples' wealth.

This is has been the operative policy for so long - both parties - that it's' become clear that's the plan.

Comment: White hat application to cycling (Score 1) 83

by tepples (#47728341) Attached to: It's Easy To Hack Traffic Lights
So can cyclists use this to proceed through an intersection with miscalibrated vehicle sensors without having to wait several minutes for a motor vehicle to pull up behind? I don't know about other countries, but not every US state has a dead red law allowing one to proceed with caution through a malfunctioning signal.

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