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Comment Re:Your biggest screw up (Score 1) 452 452

It means that the person I am discussing something with remains that person. Once a second or third AC pops in, the whole thing is a useless mess. They all use the same name, but get pissy when they have to point out they are not the one that said whatever it was earlier in the discussion.

Comment Re:Must hackers be such dicks about this? (Score 3, Insightful) 270 270

Meanwhile the home was seized under asset forfieture and the police have sold it for their share of the profits before the trial ended. Too bad, Joe. Better luck next time. Maybe you can bid on your car, since that auction is still pending.

Comment Re:get rid of the H-1B job lock and set a higher m (Score 2) 294 294

It is not immediate, it is economic growth. Every time the minimum goes up the economy gets a boost which leads to more jobs. That growth stagnates and declines when inflation overtakes the gains. Inflation has shown NO change to its rate of growth in relation to minimum wage hikes. Ever. it grows whether or not wages keep up- but the economy suffers if wages do not keep up.

Comment Re:get rid of the H-1B job lock and set a higher m (Score 2) 294 294

Easier- require the job be independently categorized (prevents high end programmers listed as "janitorial staff") and the pay rate has to be set at 150% of the current median pay for the area for a US worker in that position. And THEN they must list that job exactly as categorized for US workers to have the opportunity to apply for- reviewed by the H1b oversight to ensure if there are qualified applicants that they are made an offer at the 150% rate. THEN- if there are really no qualified US applicants- the oversight will review the qualifications of who they bring in and ensure they actually meet those requirements. if they are willing to accept a lesser applicant- they must review US applicants and see if any meet those lowered standards.

Comment Re:Isn't Cheaper, the American Dream? (Score 1) 294 294

A man who's last name was tata picked that.

I took a chance on a great opportunity. I walked up on a very busty Army specialist waiting for her friends to get back to the truck. She was standing between two brand new tata pickups. So I said "hey, Nice Tatas!"
It could have gone either way- she found it hilarious.

Comment Re:Isn't Cheaper, the American Dream? (Score 2) 294 294

You jest, but I have seen many ads that were either impossible to fulfill- like 5 years experience in a language released last week-
Or listed with such low pay as to be insulting- 15 years experience in every known programming languages as well as machine language for every processor ever: $7.35/hr no benefits

I suspect these are listed by companies seeking to import some H1b workers in a very tech-employee heavy market. You can't tell me a company based in the Valley could not find qualified techs.

Weekend, where are you?