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Comment: Sorry to tell you... (Score 3, Informative) 513

...but physical keyboards are just not being made much anymore. I am a software engineering contractor, and I work in the cellular industry. Most of the manufacturers are dropping all physical "qwerty" keyboard designs because they don't see a market for them anymore. Motorola is one of the only exceptions that I am aware of that has a "Smart" phone with a physical keyboard that isn't too horrible. Other than that you are pretty much out of luck.

Comment: Screw That! (Score 2) 566

by (#46948473) Attached to: Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House
As was already stated this is just a ploy for tech companies to abuse the already over abused H1B visa market, and drive wages down even further, because the Chinese will work for peanuts. We had a visiting engineer from China at my job the other day, and in casual conversation he unknowingly gave me enough information to figure out how much he makes a year. His salary comes out to basically McDonald's wages if he were living here in the USA. We were having a conversation about his iPad vs my Galaxy tab, and the engineer told me that " My brother keeps bugging me to buy him an iPad because he only makes 25 Yuan an hour which is half of what I make." So, he basically told me he makes 50 Yuan and hour. So, do the Math at the current rate of 6.23 Yuan to 1 dollar the Engineer makes 8.02/hr. Those are just stupidly poor wages for someone with a computer science degree Chinese or not!

Comment: There has almost... (Score 1) 392

by (#46542911) Attached to: The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage
...never been a shortage of science or engineering staff in the United States. The only shortage is science/engineering staff that refuses to work for peanuts, and that is the only reason why there are so many H1B visas. People with 60,000 worth of student loans don't want to work for $20/hr it's ridiculous to even expect them to.

Comment: Re:And in other news... (Score 1) 625

by (#46238555) Attached to: Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science
I can tell you this much for certain: I have a little cousin who is not very good at soccer, but he still gets a trophy for every tournament that his team plays in: win or lose. It gives him a false sense of pride and self esteem. If you were to ask him on any day of the week what he wants to be when he grows up he would tell you that he wants to be a pro soccer player. In reality since his team has never won a game, largely due to the fact that his skills as a goal keeper are not good, his possibilities of being a pro soccer player are almost zero, but due to the "No Losers" policy of kids teams these days he still feels like he has a shot. That is where I draw my conclusions from. It may be good for a child's self esteem while they are a child, but unfortunately in the real world those kids are going to end up frying chicken at KFC because their plans as a pro sports player never panned out due to the fact that they have been taught that everyone wins even if they lose!

Comment: Re:And in other news... (Score 1) 625

by (#46230273) Attached to: Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science
Really the "winningest" huh? You mean they are the country that has won the most medals? I'm sorry that is Russia with the top medal tally. They had the most medals in 1956,1960,1964,1972,1976,1980,and 1994. Where as Norway is actually second but most were won a long time ago: 1924, 1928, 1936, 1952, 1968, and 2002 being the newest first place win. So no not the "winningest" in a long time, better than the US in the Winter Olympics yes, but of course Russia kicks every countries ass because they live in the cold all the time, and this year they have home advantage. Oh and my information comes from here:

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