So what if one torrent site goes down?
After working on a Windows system at my job, using my Linux computer is like a breath of fresh air.
Where is the problem? F/OSS has been around for decades.
The article sounds like somebody pissing and moaning about the foss model.
Most illegals come to the US for jobs, or social services. Deny them that, and they will stop coming. Simple right?
Have a worthwhile ID system. Make it a criminal offense, with mandatory jail time, to hire an illegal. Make it practically impossible for illegals to go to school, have jobs, get social services, rent an apartment, buy a house, cash a check, or anything of that nature. And no more anchor babies either.
Watch how fast most illegals self deport. Watch how fast they stop coming.
At that point guarding the border would be much easier.
Post an article on the dice forums that references an article that does not praise visa workers, and/or cry about the shortage of IT workers; and they will delete all of your posts, and ban you from the forums. It happened to me, among many others.
Of course, there are ways to get around it, but why bother. The Indian moderators that work for dice will not allow anything that does not conform to the official story that tech companies want the public to know.
I think dice owns slashdot, so it's interesting that stories like this can still be published on slashdot.
IT workers have the power to stop this sort of abuse. But they don't.
If we want to change things, we need an organization that can raise money, lobby congress, and launch an effective information campaign. The abuse will not stip while we hold to the belief that griping about the situation will change things.
I donate to NumbersUSA. They are not the ideal organization to represent IT workers, but probably the best we have. If more IT workers donated to NumbersUSA, and let NumbersUSA know that we would donate more, if NumbersUSA would fight harder for the interests of IT workers; I think that might be somewhat effective.
The abuse of IT workers will not stop unless we make it stop.
As I understand it, the BSA is largely owned, and controlled by MS.
In deference to the article's claim that "Despite being one of the most pirated software vendors in the world, Microsoft doesn't have a long track record of cracking down on individual pirates."
MS has a very long record of such lawsuits, MS just does not file the lawsuits directly.
The BSA does not deny this sort of activity, they brag about it.
At least that was true the last time I visited their website.
Christians do kill, but not for the cause of Christianity. It is a subtle, but important difference.
Muslims kill people to force submission to Islam. We do not see that with modern Christianity.
Disclosure: I am an atheist, and I have no use for either religion.
Other such dangers: physics, math, chemistry, geography, history, logic, and critical thinking.
IMO: POSIX == Good Thing. As well.
Systemd kills POSIX, along with everything else.
I think it's fair to say that this fork is far more significant.
I certainly wish them luck, but I am concerned that they may not be able to get the resources needed to successfully compete against the Redhat/Debian agenda.
> Running from a police officer is not an offense worthy of public execution without trial.
Brown was only shot in the front, not the back - that has been established by the evidence.
Brown was not running away when he was shot.
> Your genius logic is now stating that a cop can shoot a person point blank for any reason
You can shoot a person in self defense. If that person is trying to grab your gun, you damn well better shoot him, or you are as good as dead.
Anybody familiar with Cameron's abysmal record, especially when it comes to countering terrorism, knows that Cameron is desperately trying to shift the blame away from his own incompetence.