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Comment Re:What selfish bastards (Score 1) 126

RTFA. This procedure is illegal in the USA, so the parents went to Mexico. This baby IS an immigrant.

1. The article says that this is a Jordanian couple who sought treatment from U.S. doctors, and that the U.S. doctors chose to perform their work in Mexico.

2. The article doesn't suggest that anyone was an immigrant anywhere (def'n: "a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.). People appear to have temporarily traveled to do stuff, then returned to their respective homes. So, the baby is an immigrant to where? The parents' home country? Because?

3. Finally, there's this little thing called citizenship by birth, which the not terribly reliable but readable-by-non-arabic-speaking-me source suggests is automatic for this child. Your own country, by definition, is not a foreign country, which means that you cannot be an immigrant to it. Similarly, for a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent in wedlock, odds are pretty good that they're already a U.S. citizen, falling on the "Nationality" side of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Comment Re:excellent! (Score 1) 137 is a useful resource, that includes "Unfortunately, this approach does not always work."

No, no it doesn't.

I lost patience with the NAT approach. I'm not a Windows admin, a network specialist or a virtualisation expert so I decided to defer the day or two of learning and experimentation for when I have energy and time.

Or Microsoft could fix the shitty hypervisor. Seriously, when it's easier to download software from Oracle you know there's something broken.

Comment Re:This simply means we're succeeding. (Score 1) 220

It's often also cheaper. It costs me less to take a train to Stansted airport, then an Easyjet plane from Stansted to Edinburgh and a bus to the city centre than it does to take a train from Cambridge to Edinburgh. Even including faffing at the airport time, the plane is a bit quicker. I'll take the train given the choice, because it's more comfortable and I can get some work done on the way, but it's a close-run thing.

Comment Re:Exposing those who store plaintext passwords (Score 1) 124

Make sure that you let them know that, because you have gone through responsible disclosure, if they are compromised then you will happily testify in court that they were aware of the insecurity of the personal information and that this makes them liable for increased damages for any compromise resulting in a failure to address the issue in a number of jurisdictions.

Comment Re:Chinese speakers only (Score 1) 381

fluency in [ mandarin | Chinese ] is a plus

Of course it's a plus. I'm likely to be hiring a group of Mechanical Engineers in the next six months, and I certainly want at least one of them to be fluent in Mandarin to make it easier to work with Chinese suppliers. It would be pretty handy if they speak Korean, Japanese or Hindi, too.


Comment Re:Californa Uber Alles (Score 1) 294

I've heard of Jello Biafra and Tipper Gore. I didn't know they were related.

Why would I be culturally unaware for not giving a flying fuck about some American punk band? We had The Clash, The Sex Pistols and The Wurzels. Wait, no, skip that last one.

You'll be telling me off for not knowing what sort of music The Stringcheese Incident play next.

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