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Submission + - Someone Finally Goes to Jail for H1-B Fraud

Required Snark writes: According to these two articles the brothers Atul Nanda and Jiten Nanda, owners of IT firm Dibon Solutions, were convicted of H1-B fraud and sentenced to 87 months (7 years) each for using a practice called "benching".

The U.S. requires visa holders to be paid an annual salary. It bars firms from benching or holding workers in unpaid reserve between contracts. The government said that Dibon actively recruited H-1B workers and benched them.

"These two brothers created a highly profitable, and highly illegal business model at the extreme expense of the alien workforce that they recruited," said Katrina W. Berger, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Dallas. "In addition, this same illegal business model operated at an unfair advantage to Dibon's competition since it had a much lower operating overhead."

So now that DHS has thrown a pair of low level offenders in jail they have an excuse to continue to ignore the activities of the corporate giants that abuse the system.

Comment Re:Class action requirements? (Score 3, Insightful) 243

Wages have gone up for the CEOs. They need to make their 45 to 50 million a year otherwise they would not be able to afford a new yacht and that would be an absolute tragedy. Come on, think of the poor CEO and their need for the twenty million dollar mansion and the new yacht.

Comment Re:Fond memories (Score 1) 178

I was 16 when I got mine and I also have fond memories with Wizardry and Ultima IV. While I started programming on my Commodore VIC-20 (in BASIC) I learned C and Pascal on my PCjr which led me to the career that I have today. Wish I would of kept it.

Comment Re:Money Matters, BUT...... (Score 1) 374

I agree with assertation, I just accepted a new position that I start at next week. While it does offer a pretty significant pay raise, what really convinced me to accept the position was being able to work from home, the position itself (the type of work I would be doing) and working in a team environment where everyone is working together rather then against each other. When you are looking at new positions, you should always look at the whole picture and not focus solely on the money.

Comment Use the right tool for the job (Score 3, Insightful) 421

Seriously, choices are always better. My tool (normal tools not software tools) contains two different types of hammers, two different wooden mallets, several different screwdrivers....... If you learn to use the right tool for the job, the different choices make since. If you are stuck on the mentality of "All I need is a bigger hammer" and "All I need is XXXX programming language" then you probably are not using the right tool for the job.
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Submission + - Nokia Updates the N800 With Skype Support (degadget.com)

Novi Nuryani writes: "DeGadget reports,"A new update to the N800 running Internet Tablet OS 2007 Edition has recently been released by Nokia. The newest update includes Flash 9 browser support, Skype client support, 8GB memory card and offers better battery life. Furthermore, Nokia has improved the sensitivity of N800's touch-screen, this means it is much easier for you to work your way around the menu than before. The N800 also supports its own Real Rhapsody player". Feature upgrade is available for download now."

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