Decades old. Heh, I work in a place these days where the code (mostly C and C++) has roots in Fortran. The database APIs (all homegrown, natch, since SQL didn't exist 'then') are, er, interesting, and unless you've experienced unstructured Fortran, you won't understand WHY things are the way they are.
Clearly someone who has not experienced APL, wherein one can invert a matrix in three keystrokes, one of which is a backspace: quad, backspace, divide; also known as "quad-divide" or "domino". What? You don't have a quad key on your keyboard?
One year vaper, previously 20 year smoker. I've had the medical labs done to show how much damage was undone in just one year.
At 41, I can run farther and faster, keep up with young folk better than most of my non-smoker friends of the same age. 3 years ago this was not the case.
Indeed. A warning is certainly appropriate, but news is news, however horrific it might be.
As a former H1-B visa holder, current lawful permanent resident, and eligible for U.S. citizenship, you should know that the LAW requirs H1-Bs to be paid at least 90% of the prevailing wage, the employer to handle their INS legal expenses, AND bear the cost of sending them and their family home when they are layed off or their visa expires. H1-Bs generally cost MORE than locals, with all the extra hassles.
Now, where I would likely agree with you is that many companies BREAK those laws to bring in cheap labor, something which I would opose as well.
Yes, it's called "Disorderly Conduct", and is a misdemeanor most places.
HOWEVER, which that might explain a violent response, it does not excuse it: if you assault or kill someone because of what they say to you, even though their actions are criminal, so is your violent response. The proper response is a harassment charge.
Furthermore, that covers speech directed at you, not indirect speech intended for anyone who cares to listen: If I call a black man a nigger, I can certainly expect a punch (or worse). But, at least in the U.S., with it's First Amendment, I can write all the books and cartoons about niggers I want, without breaking any laws. Your recourse, if I offend you is simply to shun me.
Symform, not Synapse.
"When people are least sure, they are often most dogmatic." -- John Kenneth Galbraith