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Comment: expanding the H1B #s is good for nobody but few (Score 4, Interesting) 407

For US: tech workers will suffer from unemployment or suppressed wages For H1B holders: The Tata's and Infosys' of this scheme will dangle the green card carrot in front of you while raping your wages to the tune of 50% For US companies: Economy will look like a spaceship, which no one can stop from going up Then the tech bubble will blow stockholders will suffer Indian H1B workers, who were waiting patiently for their green cards will be sent home with nothing to show for Recession will depress the job market for the American worker Who will benefit from this ? The few C- level executives with a golden parachute exit plans. It will not be their problem to fix the mess. It is the next sucker's problem to deal with. Tell me what is good about this plan ?

Comment: Not a fan of Jackson either but... (Score 1) 442

Isn't it enough already ? How many times we need to hear from his highness zuckerberg that he needs cheap labor to expand the limits of his walled garden, or likes of ballmer (in my opinion, neither character's name deserve to be capitalized) who has no other interest in the pulse of the nation, as long as their companies and the stocks they hold grow exponentially ? This is a travesty. We have seen what happened at the last tech boom. They brought in numerous "highly skilled" work force, mainly from India, and the bubble grew too fast and blew spectacularly. Why do they think that, doing the same will yield a different result ? Oh wait.. They don't ! They will just ride the wave and cash out at the top. When te wave breaks and drowns millions of others underneath, they will light up a cigar and watch the turmoil calm down to create the next bubble. Politicians, who are elected by the people should realize, this is the definition of insanity. Doing the same thing and expecting a different result. STOP THE MADNESS. Let tech sector grow organically with the resources at hand.

Comment: It is not just a company's choice (Score 3, Insightful) 431

by nomad63 (#48924409) Attached to: Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'
In order to ride everyone's asses, law enforcement wants things that they do not understand, to be served them on a silver platter. The point they are missing is, if the things are so easy that your donut eating run-of-the-mill cop can figure it out at any time they wish, the crooks, who are leaps and bounds ahead of them, as far as computer literacy goes, will do victory dances around those devices and rape the average Joe's privacy. Of course, where there is a choice between the public's privacy and ease of police operation, guess what trumps ? Or in other words, who has the big guns ? The people who have no idea what they are talking about, keep their pie holes shut, in my opinion, and from what I read so far, Leslie Caldwell is one of those people.

Comment: Cloud backup after multiple encryptions ? (Score 1) 251

by nomad63 (#48916467) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?
If the documents are that sensitive, you can run the files through multiple encryption schemas with different and very hard to crack pass-phrases, before sending them to the big drive in the sky. Yes, someone coming up with perfect quantum computer and running down all encryptions to the ground, in a matter of seconds is always a possibility, but I think I can take that much risk over, losing my important documents in a house fire or earthquake or flood. Take your pick. I personally can not see myself walking to a safe deposit box every week or even month to store the latest copies of my documents, burned to a DVD or BlueRay myself.

Comment: I believe Fogerty has recorded bathroom version (Score 1) 244

by nomad63 (#48574091) Attached to: Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics
I remember hearing The spoof version, "there's a bathroom on the right", during one of those Christmas marathon broadcasts, many years ago in LA and it sounded like John Fogerty was singing it himself. On the Hendrix song, if you have a smidgen of brain left to think that he was high on some sort of dope non-stop, kissing the sky is not so impossible to hear from his words. Also a guy of his reputation singing lyrics with gay undertones is unthinkable in my never so humble opinion.

Comment: Late to respond to my own posting (Score 1) 250

by nomad63 (#48314459) Attached to: Free Broadband For NYC Public Housing?
But better late than never. Few years ago, someone in the wise US government, approved that, poor people on government provided health insurance plans can get the little blue boner pills on the taxpayers' dime. Now getting access to free porn, they are closing the loop, making everyone happy :)

+ - Free Broadband For NYC Public Housing Sought

Submitted by nomad63
nomad63 writes: Earlier this week, the NY Times reported that a group of city and leaders, with NYC public advocate Letitia James at the helm, are pushing for a commitment from Comcast to provide free broadband to the city’s public housing and to extend its low-cost Internet Essentials plan (which was created as a condition of the NBC deal). While New York City might be the center of finance and commerce in the U.S., about 1/3 of households don’t have an Internet connection, highlighting the huge “digital divide” between the city’s wealthy residents and those who can’t afford broadband service.In addition to the free service for public housing, the group wants gratis access at shelters for the city’s homeless and its victims of domestic violence.

Looks like, after our tax dollars have been providing little blue pills to the less fortunate, now they are closing the loop by providing free access to pr0n as well. Must be very good to have that "Mission Accomplished" feeling.

Comment: Free Broadband for Public Housing in NYC Sought (Score 1) 289

by nomad63 (#48283619) Attached to: Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems
Earlier this week, the NY Times reported that a group of city and leaders, with NYC public advocate Letitia James at the helm, are pushing for a commitment from Comcast to provide free broadband to the city’s public housing and to extend its low-cost Internet Essentials plan (which was created as a condition of the NBC deal). While New York City might be the center of finance and commerce in the U.S., about 1/3 of households don’t have an Internet connection, highlighting the huge “digital divide” between the city’s wealthy residents and those who can’t afford broadband service.In addition to the free service for public housing, the group wants gratis access at shelters for the city’s homeless and its victims of domestic violence.

Looks like, after our tax dollars have been providing little blue pills to the less fortunate, now they are closing the loop by providing free access to pr0n as well. Must be very good to have that "Mission Accomplished" feeling.

Comment: Get over it! You're being tracked (Score 0) 289

by nomad63 (#48216409) Attached to: Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems
Okay, if you are living in a false sense of privacy, while you spend your every waking moment surfing the net, you are in denial and seek professional help. For those of you who somehow accepted the fact that you are being tracked, I have one question: Who do you want tracking you ? Google, Micro$oft or Facebook ? These are the 3 major players in tracking as they have tentacles reaching to the far corners of the net and combination of their forces, probably cover 90% of all pages available on the net, if not more. So, do you trust your data to a proven evil-doer, Microsoft, or to a young hotshot called Zuckerberg, who blatantly bragged to his friends "you just ask and they give their personal info to you" when he was just starting the Facebook, or to Google ? I personally prefer Google. Yes it would be nice if we were not tracked at all but that ship has sailed long time ago. Now, we need to fend ourselves against lesser of evil and this is Google for me. The information I give in return of free services of theirs I use, is far more in my favor comapred to any other entity on the Net.

Comment: Do we really need to hear this from someone (Score 2) 293

by nomad63 (#48087373) Attached to: Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers
I mean c'mon. They make money exploiting workers from India, making them work for peanuts, dangling a green card in front of them. I am sharing a cubicle with one of these folks and he is making 2/3 of what I make doing the same shit I am doing. Guess where the remaining 1/3 is going to. It doesn't need rocket science to understand how these outfits are meking their money. The bad thing is, Facebooks and Microsofts of the American economy is pressing for laxation of the H1B visa quotas. And we end up with ass hole of companies like Infosys and Tata Consulting, stealing jobs from American workers. A real pity. I hope the politicians will get the heads out of the asses of these companies and think about the people they are representing for a change.

Comment: Yeah right ! (Score 1) 299

by nomad63 (#48077799) Attached to: Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros
You can equate the experience of a soldier calculating the mortar trajectory with a handheld computer of some sort, to the experience in managing a virtual infrastructure. In the same way of thinking, since I am driving a car, I should be no problem getting employment as an engineer in automotive industry, overseeing the design and manufacturing. Right ? Hold on a second. I can barely change a tire. That is why I pay AAA. I have no mechanical aptitude what-so-ever. How can you expect anyone who knows how to hold a computer and punch few letters and numbers into it to be an IT expert after their service time ? This is the same mentality, who SIC'ed the ex-military people in the ranks of IT management and their thinking was, they decide fast under pressure. Yeah ! I can decide fast too, if you don't mind 50% of those decisions to be on the wrong side. Don't get me wrong. I support the armed forces and contribute money to causes supporting veterans regularly, but assuming all of those people will translate into IT because of their past experience in the armed forces is putting too much stock into a label, without actually hearing what is coming out of ones mouth. Jeeez...

Comment: Color me selfish (Score 1) 652

by nomad63 (#48077675) Attached to: Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?
Color me selfish and flame me if you will, but as an American citizen, why would I care to solve the whole world's energy problem from my hard earned tax dollars. I don't even know if I will be alibe by 2035, as I am expected to be in my 70s if I haven't kicked the bucket. I don't have any children to leave the world as a better place for. So, why would I pay more taxes so that some dude in a lab can spend money that he didn't work for, in the name of renewable energy research while my quality of life diminishes. Sorry about being selfish but self preservation is the most basic human instinct.

Comment: Surprised ? Don't be ... (Score 1) 76

by nomad63 (#47275161) Attached to: Research Project Pays People To Download, Run Executables
What do you think that most of those websites sends you the surveys to fill out for a few cents running ? Flash ? How much do you know about flash, unless you are a web developer of course, to say if what you are downloading is secure enough, not to steal your identity ? Or when you click on coupons.com etc. coupon printer apps the get downloaded. Once you download and run them, you are giving the app, free rein of your computer. Once run, they are no longer governed by the security controls of your browser. This is how they get to stop you from printing unlimited number of free coke coupons, by hiding the information, somewhere on your storage, even you don't know how to find and delete. It's all about the Benjamins baby.

Anecdote: Do you sleep with me if I paid you $100,000 ? She answers "ummm, yeah, for 100K, I'd sleep with you"; how about if I paid you $10. She answers angrily "what do you think ? you think I'm a whore ?". Oh yes, we have established you are a prostitute. I am just trying to figure out your price.

This ain't anything different. Pay me few bucks and I will surrender my security to you. Then call the IT support, when my computer is running slow and acting weird. No harm to me.

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