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Comment Re:Yes They Are! (Score 1) 206

Seriously? First my real name is actually embedded in there (Coward). Second, i've had that handle since the mid 90's. Third, I had an intimate relationship with an employee of one of those organizations. And they admitted not just PCI style intrusions. They described that most Chinese electronics, e.g. mp3 players, dvd-rom drives, thumb drives, all have some soft of malicious code.

Comment Yes They Are! (Score 1) 206

Chins is absolutely doing this and the DoD, NSA, and CIA are aware of the activity. Honestly, they don't care about regular consumers, but govt. officials and employees are banned from having Chinese manufacture equipment during official business/work.

Comment F' privacy, ITS DANGEROUS (Score 1) 313

Look, I work in medical imaging, which includes X-ray imaging. I don't care what they say, the backscatter radiation imaging they are using is dangerous. Mark my words, if the tech become ubiquitous in airports, those with the most frequent fliers miles will have a greater incidence of tumorous growths.
IT

Submission + - Decline of H1B's resulted in India & China Boo

hashish16 writes: Has the decline of the H1B visa's issued in the US after 9/11 resulted in the recent boom of the Chinese and Indian economies in the past 10 years? Both countries saw a build up of talent, particularly engineers, over the past decade that would normally emigrate to the US under an H1B visa. Sure they would send money back home, but they were still driving the economy (buying homes, shopping, and working) which would in turn create jobs here.

This is my question, did our largest Tech companies have to go where the talent is? Companies generally want to remain centralized because its cheaper, rather than extending their operations abroad and having to pay for travel and communication expenses. I do not think cheaper labor drove these companies abroad because the costs for setting up operations coupled with the increasing salaries in India and China wouldn't seem to net that much a profit.

Could have our our policies regarding H1B visa result in the recent boom in India and China and the current decline in America? Could our economy be in a similar state if the financial crisis did not occur or was avoided because of the attrition of tech companies?
Government

Ted Stevens and Sean O'Keefe In Plane Crash 512

necro81 writes "The NY Times is reporting that former Senator Ted Stevens was aboard a small plane with eight others that crashed in remote southwest Alaska Monday night. Some news outlets are reporting that he died, along with at least four others. Meanwhile, the North American CEO of aerospace firm EADS and former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe was was also reported in the crash. Rescue crews from the Alaska Air National Guard reached the site about ten hours after the initial crash."

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