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Comment An easy fix... (Score 1) 688

Since the majority of H-1B abuse comes from IT services, there's one very easy way to keep that from happening: change the law to specifically disallow IT workers from being eligible for the H-1B. Maybe make a new visa class for IT workers with all kinds of extra restrictions on it too, but since the abuse is just about all coming from one industry, that's how you fix it.

The H-1B is a very broadly applicable visa, there are many, many people making use of it who aren't doing so fraudulently. Modifying the entire H-1B program, and increasing the difficulty for everyone, in an effort to fix the abuse from one specific industry is just stupid.

Comment Re:Where do you think the STEM jobs come from? (Score 0) 349

Maybe the "morons" would like STEM jobs that contribute to the people, not ones that contribute to defense contractors at the expense of the people.

But no, you're probably right, those two positions are completely irreconcilable and only an idiot would ever decline to give up their principles in search of job growth.

Comment Re:Relatively OK with this (Score 1) 137

"no expectation of privacy" and "no expectation of not having your every movement and statement recorded and kept for eternity" are two different things.

Not really. But if you don't want your public goings on to be recorded and stored forever vote. Vote in an informed way, and do it in local elections. Everyone overlooks local elections until something like this comes up, but they're as important if not more important in most people's daily lives than the big splashy national elections.

Comment Re:It's an addiction... (Score 1) 137

...as contrasted to the private industry folks who not only hoover up every possible piece of data they can get within a country mile of, but then go on to monetize it and/or sell it?

We're in the age of data. Everyone has, finally, come around to understand that and they're acting accordingly. Your faux outrage over the government doing it is just silly.

Comment What's with the random libertarian non sequitur (Score 4, Insightful) 137

Seriously, that has to be the dumbest random libertarian aside I've ever seen in an article summary. "If we had competing public transport companies, one could've switched to a privacy-respecting competitor."

Seriously? That's how you decide to slip in your political commentary? Come on...

Comment From a sane premise to a stupid conclusion (Score 1) 317

The secretary is right that charging companies to be whitelisted is bad (for many different reasons). But somehow he goes from that ethical conundrum about making money by lying to your customers (by not blocking ads) and making money as a middle-man (by charging advertisers) to the idea that ad-blocking itself is bad...

How do you even manage logic that faulty?

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