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Comment Funny, I am on an on-call rotation... (Score 1) 386

Funny, I am on an on-call rotation, which I am rarely ever compensated for. So companies want to be able to invade your lives on a whim, and want protection.

There is no employee/employer balance. And I think, if you're salaried, shouldn't your schedule be flexible. Now if you're not doing your work, that's another issue. But so many of us do our share and someone else's.

Comment So the real crime is... (Score 5, Interesting) 369

Not being the NY Times, or rather, not being a part of the elite propaganda cartel. Damn the Constitution....full prosecution speed ahead.

Seriously, and this is why I don't give a fuck about any laws anymore. Laws are there for you, not the elites. And the worst crime you can do in America, is to reveal the crimes of the elites to the masses.

Comment Seriously, this is so needed... (Score 1) 619

Even the high profile Disney case, which was a blatant violation of the law, was simply dismissed by the judge. The argument, made by the judge was a ludicrous mis-interpretation. Oh, your jobs were harmed, but no jobs of the contracting firm were harmed. So no case....WTF.

Disney should of been fined $1 billion dollars for that violation.

Comment Tax Rate vs Benefits (Score 1) 903

Let's re-evaluate a bit more. Since, health insurance is now required by law. Let's add that into taxes. Now, where does America stand?

The truth is, it's not just about taxes, it is about taxes vs benefits. Those other countries that exceed American taxes, they are socialist nations providing a multitude of benefits including free health care, free education, etc, etc, etc. America has very high taxes for what we actually receive from our government.

I am also curious, is Social Security included as part of U.S. taxes? Because it is a tax,

Comment I call BS... (Score 1) 755

First off, we've had over 7,000 airstrikes on Syria. 60 more doesn't really change the situation. The U.S. propaganda media arm just gave President Obama a pass on all of his war crimes.

Furthermore, there was a clear use of chemical weapons. Now personally, I suspect Assad was set up, and that ISIL or other entity launched the chemical attack to draw blame on Assad, and ensure the Resident Rump would continue President Obama's military aggression in Syria. But this was far more justified than most of the 7,000 prior attacks in recent years.

I still think we shouldn't be sticking our nose everywhere, and many of these situations were exacerbated by U.S. involvement.

Comment MONOPOLY COLLUSION AND WORSE (Score 4, Insightful) 46

If anyone wondered why Verizon ceased expanding FiOS and competing with Comcast. It's because they have been colluding. It began when Comcast sold Verizon some wireless spectrum it was holding cheap. In exchance, Verizon essentially ceased expansion of FiOS, and both began cross-selling each others services. Now it's moved one step beyond that.

Frankly, how the Federal Trade Commission can turn a blind eye to this crap, I have no idea.

Laws are not for the corporations and elites, only for you!!!

Comment I also warned people (Score 1) 230

I also warned people, that they criticized and hated Flash because of how it was used intrusively by marketers. Pop-over ads, etc. I warned and said that with Flash dead, they would simply turn to HTML5. Except now it would be native, and you'd no longer be able to block their ads. And I was right.

Comment Executive Failure...truly killed Flash (Score 1) 230

The final nail, was when Adobe's own executive exclaimed that he saw HTML5 as the future. When these words were said, Adobe pretty much pointed a shotgun at it's developers and pulled the trigger.

Why did Adobe's CEO say this? Because he was stupid. Even thought true, it was not what a CEO was supposed to do. But Adobe saw HTML5 as their holy grail. They would be able to have their cake and eat it too. They could write tools and take Flash developer and update it to create HTML5 content, and save millions on development of the Flash player.

Business-wise, it was a sweet opportunity from Adobe's viewpoint. However, Adobe hadn't reached that point, and the dumbf*** CEO basically publicly stated this before Adobe had migrated both it's tools and developer base. Imagine if Microsoft decided they were going to cease supporting all .NET/VB/C# and move to Node.js. But haven't released anything to do so yet.

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The sad thing is that Adobe's Flex team was moving in a really great direction. Meanwhile, HTML5 was released, and in many areas it went "stupid". Sure canvas and all is great. But seriously, adding more input type was the very last thing HTML needed.

Adobe's Flex team realized this with their transition from Flex 3 to Flex 4. Rather than trying to develop new components for every situation (Checkbox, radio, drop down, text input, listbox, etc, etc). They realized a simple fact. Check all the apply and a multi-select listbox are the same data. A radio button and a dropdown is the same data. The presentation is just different. So they went the opposite direction of HTML5, and reduced the input types.

Now you have Boolean, string, list. You could define if the list allowed multiple selection. And you could style the list with a visual layer to be a vertical list, radio buttons, or even a custom skin (thumb images in a grid layout). It was brilliant. They took the revered MVC model and applied it to their input components - something HTML5 should of done.

Meanwhile, their ActionScript 3.x was actually a nice language in many ways. Very similar to Java, but with a few really nice abilities. Properties for example. Forget creating getter and setter methods. Define a property. "MyFoo.color". But hey, what if you have to add a restriction. No problem, there was a getter setter operation for all property elements. So if you later wanted to restrict the colors to 256 color palette, you could add the getter/setter for the property. No need to say MyFoo.setColor or MyFoo.getColor. It was simply MyFoo.color = blue, or display MyFoo.color.

I really wish HTML5 had gone a more intelligent route instead of the stupidity it went. HTML5, should of reduced the number of inputs to Bool, String, List. Then rather than adding new inputs such as phone, url, etc. Added the ability to associate "formatters". A formatter would be similar to a schema definition, that would also denote a preferred keyboard type. Then add keyboards to the HTML5 spec.

So rather than telephone, you'd have a string input with a telephone formatter. The formatter would detail input type "numberic", "9 chars", etc. as well as a preferred keyboard. "keyboard=keypad". Similar a ZIP code, SSN, etc would all merely be strings, restricted to numeric, and default to a keypad keyboard. Sadly, Adobe's Flex team was headed in this beautiful direction. HTML5 went fruit loopy...

Honestly, I said for a while, that Adobe should of released their own webkit browser that did not have security. But simply showed a defined API/Object Model construct that enabled ActionScript to be utilized on the browser DOM. Open source it. Allow all other browsers to incorporate it natively or via plugin. And present ActionScript3 as a "typed" language alternative to JavaScript for browsers.

Had they done this, they would of accomplished much of their goals. While at the same time not shooting themselves and all their developers in the head.

Comment What are you asking for salary? (Score 1) 239

You're on the east coast. I'll presume mid- to north- east. In which case, a decent IT salary would be around the $110K mark. Are you offering anything like that?

How much was your college education? I bet a year with an American salary can pay off most of the Indian educational costs. For an American to get a similar equivalent education, costs a fortune in student loans. As such, an American often needs about 40% more salary to cover those loans than an H1B visa holder. So when you make $65K, and lower the wages of an American down to $65K. You actually get a better standard of living than the local. As they're often paying a large percentage of their income to their student loans.

Comment Sorry BS (Score 1) 239

And if a company like Google can't find an experienced worker in all of America to import. That position should be paid well over a $135,000. That should be a $250,000 position bare minimum.

And the number one way that contracting firms filter out locals from H1B. Wages offered. They'll offer a $65K job in the greater DC/Baltimore region. An American with a family who is unwilling to live in a slum can't afford that low of a wage.

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