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Comment From the article (Score 3, Insightful) 482

Clinton is making it clear that for Democrats, immigration is an issue primarily about Latino voters --- not tech donors. The tech industry has sometimes thought of itself as first among equals when it comes to the "immigration reform" coalition --- now thereâ(TM)s reason for it to worry it might be last. ...

Some in the tech industry continue to nurture the hope that Congress can come together to pass a bill that just expands high-skilled visas, avoiding the political thicket of other immigration reforms. (During President Obamaâ(TM)s first term, bills to increase high-skilled visas were actually the closest to immigration reform that Congress came, though they were voted down by Democrats.) ...

But itâ(TM)s still impossible to miss the message: Tech, and everyone else, needs to take a back seat to unauthorized immigrants and their families (millions of whom, of course, are US citizens and voters).

Yea. That makes sense. So she has not deviated from her "Say anything to get elected" course. Shocker.

(Note: I replaced â" with --- because quote didn't like it)

Comment Never10 (Score 1) 376

Stop this shit with GWX Control Panel or Never10. I started off using the former on my g/fs computer but once I saw they were stepping up their "optional upgrade" (It's neither), I looked again and found an even better alternative. This is just an executable - I ran it through totalvirus.com first I'm sure you will too.

Personally I have Win 7 Ultimate on my primary machine (gamer here) and have never seen an nag window but other machines have other versions that have and I'm sick of it. I've even seen a few at work which are supposed to be disabled.

Come on Valve, this is your time to shine. Go STEAMOS Go.

Comment Amazing isn't the word I would use. (Score 1) 184

Depressing is. China is working hard to out America America.

They don't have to destroy unions where there never were any.

These pictures just look like cleaner more expensive sweat shops to me. I wouldn't be surprised if they were carefully staged too, like their empty apartment buildings and whatnot.

Comment That's the reason for these programs in the first (Score 2, Interesting) 62

place - that they don't have to hire anyone. It's another form of temp worker program. They don't owe benefits don't owe pension or 401k matching nor do they even have the possibility of being sued despite the kid being too young to work basically anywhere.

How much would they have paid a professional security firm or on staff IT to audit them and get this result?

Comment If the MPAA/RIAA/whatever other IP Nazis (Score 1) 198

were willing to pay the ISPs to do this per instance and the fee was substantial enough I suspect the ISPs would change their tune.

Many people are locked in to local ISP monopolies. If they were serious they'd put the money up and people would have no alternative but to either stop/get more sophisticated/or get fleeced for the overpriced media laden with ads and threats...

Comment No, because quality of service is no longer (Score 2) 68

a priority. It's how many people can you harvest data from. Remember, Verizon is home of the Super Cookie. Now, most Yahoo users are using it because they're probably used to it (i.e. elderly) and/or they don't know how to change their default Firefox search.

It's a whole new world of spying and tying that across the phone they might already have bugged means some more Google style multi-angle fuckery. It means they can set Yahoo as the default search on their phones and get ad revenue for the spying they're already doing too. It makes sense if you assume people are stupid (most are), the market has limited choices (it does), and you make more money from B2B than from your plebian "customers" who will *pay you* to be spied on.

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