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Comment Re:"Growing Demand"? (Score 1) 561

Companies are already doing everything they can to bring in cheaper talent. The "demand" in question has nothing to do with the number of competent and trained talent, but rather the number of competent and trained talent willing to work for peanuts. Encouraging more domestic IT/programming workers to enter the field will only exasperate that, regardless of their plumbing.

Having more domestic workers looking for these jobs will increase supply and thus reduce the salaries they can expect (for the jobs that cannot be easily H1B-ed).

Comment Re:Exhibit A (Score 2) 62

World record time to beat Super Mario. Who gives a shit?! Why would you spend time on this?!

I agree with you, but let me be the devil's advocate anyway

TFA also plots recent advances in "time to assemble Rubik's cube" and "time to run 100m dash".
So why do people care and spend time on that? Because there are more spectators?

Comment Re:Trump is fine with gay marriage... (Score 1) 636

And that's what all her "public positions" are like: carefully crafted messages to voting blocs; once she's in power, she won't give a fuck about any of that.

Our election is, once again, between A) "candidate who says what I like to hear, but probably won't do it" and B) "candidate who says what I hate and will certainly do it".

I agree that Clinton is clearly option A), but that is still not enough of an argument to support option B).

Also, don't Supreme Court judges change their mind based on popular opinion? (e.g., gay marriage)

Comment Re:"we don't even know if it's accurate informatio (Score 5, Insightful) 689

clarifying what she meant in that transcript

Can anyone explain what the controversy is about?

First, every politician does have a public and private position on issues. That's a given, unless you think everyone just honestly shares their actual private beliefs during campaigns?

Second, it is perfectly acceptable -- e.g., "I am going to help pass the law legalizing X as promised to voters, but personally I think X should remain banned"

Comment Re:Retailers are holding us in the stone age (Score 2) 311

They SHOULD be liable when they're the roadblocks preventing customers from having good security.

Bah, security of the credit card itself was never an issue because customer is not liable anyway

If credit cards issuers stopped granting credit based on address+birthday+SSN, that would be a bigger improvement.

I'd much rather my credit card number leaked compared to hack losing address/SSN info. Credit card can be blocked and re-issued. Address/SSN info, not so much.

Comment Re:Well duh (Score 1) 141

Prime is mostly a scam anyway.

Not true.
I am yet to see a seller that can GUARANTEE actual arrival date. I have seen free shipping and I have seen fast shipping, but with anyone else you are GUESSING when the item will arrive. Could be very fast or could be later. Point is -- with other sellers you don't know when your item will arrive.

Comment Re:Legal (Score 4, Insightful) 211


If we decide to change our privacy statement, we will post changes here in the Legal section of the Website so that you are aware of what information has changed. We reserve the right to modify our privacy statement at any time, so please check back here.

Maybe they already changed it to say "actually, all your base are belong to us". Is it really reasonable to ask users to compulsively check the agreement in case they changed it?

Apple Developer's EULA requires our confirmation when rules change, but since they change every month or so and present you with 50 pages of new rules, only companies that have a room of of lawyers on retainer can possibly keep up.

Comment Re:Who know if it will happen: Absolutely nobody (Score 1) 387

Obama probably privately approves of what Snowden did at this point in time ..., but politically he isn't going to get involved ....

What makes you say that?
I am very curious about people who say "Yes, Obama/Trump/Clinton is doing bad things, but in private (or secretly!) they actually mean well. It's all politics."
Based on what was done and said, the more likely interpretation is that Obama does not approve of Snowden.

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