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Comment Multiply by 3 (Score 2) 274

That's the number of actual H1-B workers in this country. E.g. take the legal limit and multiply it by 3. We don't send them home when their Visas expire, so lots of them stay. The estimates are around 3 times the limit. 180,000 today. Once we raise the limit to 300,000 we'll have a million new tech workers hitting the economy within 3 years. Forget the tech economy, that'll depress _everyone's_ wages.

Comment No it won't (Score 2, Informative) 274

That's not what happens. It's just wishful thinking. Outsourcing isn't being brought back on shore because of communication problems, it's because a few of the outsourcing firms got greedy and cut corners a little too thin. They'll learn.

Plus code written by slaves is cheap. So Cheap I can throw out your old code and start from scratch and still come out ahead. The last piece to the puzzle is to remember that for the top 1% who are pushing these things through they own a piece of just about every major company. So if company A overcharges company B the 1% still make gobs of money.

And Managing a Mickey D's is incredibly hard. First it's brutally difficult work. 50 to 60 hours a week. Next, you're constantly jockeying to keep your employees because you don't pay them enough to have anything near a stable lifestyle (and no, they're not all kids. That workforce is graying too).

Basically, the world doesn't work the way you think it does. I'd be OK if you were only hurting yourself, but when you go and vote you hurt me too...

Comment There are law firms (Score 2) 274

that exist for the sole purpose of teaching businesses how to do an end run around every rule regarding hiring H1-Bs.

Saying "I'd be fine with a lift on the H-1B visa limits if it required them to actually demonstrate that they had made real efforts to hire Americans first." is pointless. It's not just wishful thinking, its fundamentally ignoring the purpose of the system...
Google

Google's Blogger To Delete All 'Adult' Blogs That Have Ads 192

DougDot sends this excerpt from ZDNet: "In three days, Google's Blogger will begin to delete scores of blogs that have existed since 1999 on Monday under its vague new anti-sex-ad policy purge. On Wednesday night at around 7pm PST, all Blogger blogs marked as 'adult' were sent an email from Google's Blogger team. The email told users with 'adult' blogs that after Sunday, June 30, 2013, all adult blogs will be deleted if they are found to be 'displaying advertisements to adult websites' — while the current Content Policy does not define what constitutes 'adult' content. To say that Twitter ignited with outrage would be an understatement. Blogger users are panicked and mad as hell at Google."
Input Devices

Apple Files Patent For New Proprietary Port 282

rwise2112 writes "Apple proposes a solution to multiple port requirements within limited space: the two in one port. The port is described as a 'Combined Input Port,' where two different interfaces could be in one port. The input port includes an outer wall defining a receiving aperture, a substrate positioned within the receiving aperture. One set of contacts is configured to communicate with a first connector and the second set of contacts is configured to communicate with a second connector. Looks like another addition to the special Apple cable lineup."

Comment Re:Turn off http. (Score 1) 622

Well, been using this for a good long while and it seems to work a treat where HTTPS is supported.

I do believe some sort of movement to embrace HTTPS as a mandatory option by everyone is overdue and the time is ripe for it to strike.

I agree. You might want to install HTTPS Finder as well. It works alongside HTTPS Everywhere, detecting HTTPS support and creating rules for sites that aren't already on the list supplied with HTTPS Everywhere.

Comment Re:Hero (Score 1) 601

But then he flees from a country that he exposed secretly spies on its own people, to a country that openly spies on its people.

I don't think personal privacy was a quality Snowden was looking for when choosing a destination; he was probably more concerned with extradition policies and treaties.

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