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Comment Re:I'm for it. - ABSOLUTE FALSEHOOD (Score 1) 262

This is a false statement.

H1Bs pay Federal Income Tax regardless of the duration of their stay. What you might be interested in knowing:
- if you work 1 week / year in the US, you're unlikely to reach the minimum annual income to be taxed, regardless of whether you're citizen, H1B or GC
- under F1 w/ EAD (note, not H1B) you do not pay specific taxes (IIRC, Social Security and FICA) but you do pay Federal (and State) Income Tax

signed,
former F1, former H1B, proud "stealer" of American jobs

Java

Apache Resigns From the JCP Executive Committee 136

iammichael writes "The Apache Software Foundation has resigned its seat on the Java SE/EE Executive Committee due to a long dispute over the licensing restrictions placed on the TCK (test kit validating third-party Java implementations are compatible with the specification)."
Apple

Old Apple 1 Up For Auction, Expected To Go For $160,000+ 156

vanstinator was one of several readers to point out that Christie's is holding an auction for one of the original Apple 1 machines, complete with a manual, the original shipping box, and the letter from Steve Jobs to the owner. The invoice says the computer was purchased on December 7th, 1976, with an Apple cassette interface card, for a total price of $741.66. The auction house expects it to sell for over $160,000.

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