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Comment You are expecting Trump to fix anything? (Score 1) 343

You are expecting Trump to fix anything?
If you are in that category I pity you, four years of bitter disappointment is coming.

It took three years to get rid of Nixon over Watergate and Trump is less likely to go quietly no matter what, so he's in for the long haul.

Comment Re:There hasn't been a Friday night fight for a wh (Score 1) 249

Because it always a laugh when I'm blackmailed by a female co-worker threatening false reports

Seriously? Did that really happen and you were so much of a doormat that you did not do the incredibly fucking obvious and pre-emptively tell your management about that threat before any blackmail material came out?

Or did you see it on TV?

Comment Re:Please stop (Score 1) 249

When you have no authority, you are in no position to tell anyone what to do. Management and HR are the ones with the authority.

Yes, it's rule quoted from a military officer as something to take in mind for anyone who wishes to act responsibly.
Acting responsibly includes reporting unacceptable acts to people with authority of you have no influence on those events yourself (it should be obvious so why the excuse above?).

Comment Re:Not hard to fix... (Score 1) 343

Make H1bs more desirable by making switching company easier, giving dependents work status

Not going to work. Those Indian H1B holders incur huge debts for "relocation" and the Indian companies are going to want their pound of flesh if the H1B holder changes company.

No, the suggestion was given elsewhere. It's simple and obvious: prioritize H1B assignment by salary. Highest salary gets the visa. This would have to be backed up by regulations to ensure that the hiring company is not able to claw back that salary somehow.

Comment Typo - Dagby not Digby (Score 1) 249

How fucking petty can you get?

but he's was not a Philosopher

Having read a bit about them he was a thousand times the philosopher of "bring in the Russian nobility to replace Capitalism" Rand. She was living in a system many times better than the one she wanted, and railing against it. You guys should read a bit of European history to immunise yourself against vile shit like Rand.

Comment Re:Murdoch press not enough for you (Score 1) 307

I found a Forbes one from December 2015 before deciding that I was dancing to the tune of a annoying troll full of shit who is not going to care if I find proof of the obvious or not - since we are offtopic now anyway. Stratfor posting a clipping in 2015 that gets it right doesn't change that they were a clipping service.

Comment Re:Beyond idiotic (Score 1) 237

Moore's Law wasn't a goal someone set and then did.

Actually it was. Moore set targets for development at Intel. The observation of a pace of technical advance came later and had to result in more of a "fuzzy" version of Moore's Law.

The idea that you would propose something like this, as if the proposal itself was actually accomplishing something, is asinine.

There is a lot of that about. At the G20 meeting a couple of years ago the "achievement" was proposing a couple of percent of economic growth.

Comment Re:Please stop (Score 1) 249

I believe it's become inflammatory because men keep being told that it's their fault when another man is sexist.

The standard you walk past, is the standard you accept.

it's an HR and management failure.

Almost always but not always.

As for getting blamed for what others do when you were not even there, sucks, but you should have got used to that way back in school when your entire class was blamed for something one kid did.

Comment Re:Because you say so? (Score 1) 249

at how prophetic Ayn Rand was with "Atlas Shrugged".

You need to get out more if you think that. Her screed on how fucked American Capitalism was compared with Russian Nobility was not prophetic it was about looking back at the dreams of a lost past. It was about how little jailbait Digby was born into the right class to fuck a "great man" and end up ruling over the serfs by right of bloodline.
Anything that compares 1950s Hollywood to Communism (the dig at 20th Century Fox) is something should be considered as deranged. She saw 1950s America as badly broken.
If you are going to get your politics from old SF at least read some good stuff like Heinlein.

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