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Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 118

This guy isn't right at all. Because if he is right, then all I have to do to keep my incriminating papers out of a court of law is to write everything in some obscure language that I know. Then, when they try to present it in court, it will be incomprehensible to the court and jury. They will then have to have it translated... which will fundamentally alter it. This guy is trying to be too clever, but his argument falls apart really quickly.

Comment Re:Paying you off (Score 1) 482

But if you take that package you are saying you can be bought for the cost of the package

Um, yeah. It's called a salary. They are saying, "If you do this job, we will give you this money." I'm not sure what your issue is with this.

Personally I prefer to not dig my own grave.

No, your grave has already been dug, and you will be in the grave at some point. It's just a matter of how long do you want to delay it.

Now if the severance package has two commas in the number that's a different story because then they aren't paying me to train my replacement, they are paying me to retire.

Sooooo... you CAN be bought, if the price is right? Sounds like you don't have a spine either.

H1Bs are for when they cannot find domestic talent. If they are training their replacement then clearly the talent already exists domestically.

Agree 100%. I'm shocked that they aren't being prosecuted for abuse of the H1-B system.

Comment Re:It's Heartbreaking you're not in Jail (Score 1) 482

People on the left believe there should be more legal immigration,

Which is why they want to give illegal immigrants here citizenship? If they were really for legal immigration, they would push to open up quotas for LEGAL immigrant applications, and streamline the immigration process. Yet they are out there fighting deportations and trying to go around congress to grant permanent residence to illegal immigrants.

Comment Is there really a debate to this? (Score 1) 165

a former employee of Korn/Ferry International research firm,

This person was not an employee of the company. Any reasonable person would conclude that using another employee's password to access a database to a company that you no longer work for is not authorized. Authorization would be acquiring your own password from the company's IT staff, or a direct statement from management that you could use the employee's credentials to access said database.

Trying to equate this with sharing my Netflix account is wrong. The Netflix account belongs to me, so I can give authorization for another person to use it. I paid for access to Netflix.

Comment Nice commerical, /. (Score 1) 240

So, some kids wreck their parents' car, and survive. Why was this such a big deal? There aren't many details of the crash. We don't even know if the front end was damaged by a head on hit, or sheared off sideways during the flips/rolls. The other details (flying through the air, rolling), aren't that big a deal. In my area, a mother and daughter flew down a very steep hill far more than 80 feet (at highway speeds, no less), and walked away from the wreck. My wife flipped her car on ice into a ditch, and everybody walked away. Some of the kids in this accident were AIRLIFTED to hospitals. Why was Tesla's performance in this crash so spectacular that /. had to post it?

Comment Re:Kasich dropping out meant nothing... (Score 1) 605

They all 'suspend' their campaigns. They are politicians, so they use weaselly words to make things sound better than they really are. 'Suspend' sounds much better than 'quit'. Also, I think there may be a campaign donation reason to suspend rather than quit, but I'm too lazy to look up the details...

Comment Re:Kasich dropping out meant nothing... (Score 1) 605

It's actually difficult to say if Kaisch staying in would have made any difference. I saw several states where Cruz and Kasich were sort of splitting the not-Trump vote. Give a lot of the votes to one or the other, and you might see a big swing in delegates away from Trump. True, Kasich couldn't catch Trump, but he may have grabbed enough delegates to make it a contested convention, where anything could have happened. I'm actually surprised that Cruz and/or Kaisch didn't stay in the race at least until California voted. Lots of delegates were up for grabs there.

Comment Do these even work? (Score 1) 195

I'm confused as to how this works. We are assuming that people that can't look down to see TRAIN TRACKS will actually notice the lights on the ground right next to the TRAIN TRACKS. I use to think Germans and European leaders were a little smarter than us here in the US, but apparently they have plenty of stupid people in charge, too.

Comment Re:Where does the money come from? (Score 1) 1116

No we don't. We SPEND $26k/person to the government employees and contractors, but that doesn't mean we get $26k of VALUE back. How many government employees sit around doing nothing of value all day? How much military hardware gets built and then left to rust out in some field?

Comment Re:Where does the money come from? (Score 2) 1116

If you implement a basic income and 90% of people decide to become pot heads and video game bums, well now your GDP is about 10% what it originally was. So your $17 trillion GDP has shrunk to $1.7 trillion.

That is based on the assumption that everybody makes the same amount of money/GDP. That's not the case. The top 20% earn something like 80% of the wealth, and the bottom 50% earn 5% of the wealth (estimates based on numbers I vaguely recall). So if the bottom 50% all become potheads, you've probably only lost around 5-10% of your GDP.

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