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+ - DHS refuses to investigate So. Cal. Edison for abusing H1-B visa program->

Submitted by scottbomb
scottbomb writes: “At this point it would be premature for USCIS to speculate as to whether Southern California Edison’s participation in the H-1B program has violated laws,” Mr. Rodriguez wrote. “If facts come to our attention that indicate violations have occurred, USCIS will take appropriate action to maintain the integrity of our programs.”

Mr. Durbin and Mr. Sessions were not pleased with the brush-off.

“We did not ask for speculation; we asked for an investigation,” they said in a joint statement.

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Comment: I wouldn't call that a "surveillence society" (Score 1) 254

by scottbomb (#49501233) Attached to: The Upsides of a Surveillance Society

To do so implies that a camera is always trained on me when in fact, that's almost never the case. The article itself does make an interesting point about people being more reluctant to act like a fool when they know a stranger with a camera is likely to catch it all. But to call that a "surveillance society" is false sensationalism.

Comment: What the hell does this have to do with tech? (Score 1) 383

You know, "news for nerds, stuff that matters". Sure, this matters, but why the hell is it here? I've always liked ./ as a site where we can discuss technical issues, not politics. Yet sadly, poltics seems to be the appearing here a lot more than I think it should. It's a dumb business move too.

Comment: He got what he deserved. (Score 3, Insightful) 317

He clearly stated that he intended to take his life. I'm glad he was detained. A first repsonder is not in a position to decide if someone who just threatened suicide is telling the truth or not when they deny it. What if the cops just took him at his word and left? They'd be held liable if he really did intend to knock himself off. If he really WAS just testing FB, the proper thing to do is to alert authorities in advance. Go to the cop shop and discuss the experiment with them BEFORE you go making people legitimately freak out. But I give FB credit for having real people actually review the post instead of relying on computer text-parsing algorithms.

Comment: Stupid question (Score -1) 667

by scottbomb (#49264447) Attached to: Why There Is No Such Thing as 'Proper English'

Yes, there IS such a thing as a stupid question and this is one of them. I'll say the French have the final word on what's truly French, the Spaniards have the final word on what's truly Spanish, and the Brits have the final word on what is true and "proper" English. I am used to speaking the American version but who really cares anyway? My boss was is from the UK and except for the occasional accent difference, we understand each other perfectly.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov