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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

callahan2211 Re:Appre (224 comments)

American are stupid/insane, they keep voting for the same people but expecting a different result.

about a week ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

callahan2211 Re:Same lies told about Canadian TFWP (224 comments)

Basically what I said in my post, but I got 0 Karma. I think karma function is: int karma(){ return rand(0,5);} I agree with you 100% btw. How long ago did this happen in Canada?

about a week ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

callahan2211 Re:Two years of community college heck just hire.. (224 comments)

Or invest in training, although they won't do this because it is cheaper to layoff someone and replace them with a H1-B visa worker.

about a week ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

callahan2211 Supply and Demand (224 comments)

Companies want cheap labor, labor locked in with one company, and willing to work 60+ hours a week. Politicians are bought and paid for by business, thus H1-B visas and illegal immigrants are feeding labor pool to increase shareholder value and increase profits. It's not that complicated. If a politician truly cared about America and American workers, there would be no H1-B visas and no illegal immigration for low skilled workers. As a side note, Cezar Chavez was against illegal immigration because he knew that if there was a steady stream of low-skilled farm workers from Mexico, then that would dilute the power of his union. Companies would just hire from the very large pool created by illegal immigration. It is interesting that this administration had been talking about income inequality, but H1-B visas and illegal immigration lead to more income inequality not less. Again, not too complicated --- low supply higher wages, ample supply of labor lower wages.

about a week ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

callahan2211 Supply and Demand (548 comments)

Can't get enough H1-B visas, flood K-12 with $$$ to produce more software engineers.

about three weeks ago
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Tech Workforce Diversity At Facebook Similar To Google And Yahoo

callahan2211 Re:Awesome (265 comments)

And gender diversity in human resources.

about a month ago
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Construction of World's Largest Telescope Finally Underway in Chile

callahan2211 Next in pipeline: Honking Humugous Telescope (76 comments)

I watched video, rather un-exciting. Spectators were 12km away. The MC said the sound would take about a minute to reach viewing audience, but I never heard explosion.

about a month ago
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How Secret Partners Expand NSA's Surveillance Dragnet

callahan2211 Re:De-fund the NSA Completely (63 comments)

Agreed. Also cut war spending by 50% and get rid of the Dept. of Education.

about a month ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

callahan2211 Re:Fuck. That. (619 comments)

Plus cut war spending in half. Get rid of Dept. of Education as well. That would be a good start.

about a month ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

callahan2211 Re:It's starting to get really frustrating (435 comments)

They want more H1-B visas. They'll say if they have more H1-B visas they can hire the best and brightest from under represented groups. And then also allow their family members in as well.

about a month and a half ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

callahan2211 Re:Flawed assertion (435 comments)

"Why is it that there is only outrage when it is white males that dominate a given profession?" Why, because Silicon Valley and tech in general, wants more H1-B visas.

about a month and a half ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

callahan2211 Re:US Government is Hopelessly Corrupt (465 comments)

"Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result" translated to voting parlance "Voting for the same people over and over again and expecting a different result". Conclusion, the American voter is insane.

about a month and a half ago
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Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California

callahan2211 Re:Think of the kids (519 comments)

nbauman,

I agree with you. A study was done once to see what two factors had the strongest association with higher test scores. With the one factor being test scores/performance the other factors were: education of teacher, amount of homework, length of school day, experience of teacher, and family income. The strongest predictor was family income.

The way the system is set up now, the new teacher's will be placed in the lowest performing schools. Low performing schools will have a large percentage of low income parents. Ergo, new teachers will be most likely to be let go because there students are not performing well. This is designed to fail the students and aspiring new teachers.

This ruling alone will not solve the troubles we have in education. The way it is done is backwards, the most difficult assignments should be given to the most experienced teachers. There are a few other professions, usually government based, that have this backwards way of assigning jobs.

about a month and a half ago
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Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California

callahan2211 Re:Why cannot they work from home? (519 comments)

Everyone in Silicon Valley? I believe the the high tech SV actually is low tech when it comes to telecommuting. Just look at what the new CEO did @ Yahoo, no more telecommuting. They could save billions of dollars in lost time, gas and housing costs if telecommuting was used more heavily in SV.

about a month and a half ago
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Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California

callahan2211 Some things will not change. (519 comments)

New teachers get the lowest performing kids. Veteran teachers teach the AP classes and honors classes. This is really the opposite as it should be. If teachers are retained or promoted based on performance, then those with students with higher skills will perform better. If a principal does not care for a teacher for whatever reason, he will just put the lowest performing, most troubled kids in that teachers classroom. This alone, will not solve the problem of low performing schools.

about a month and a half ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

callahan2211 Age Diversity? (593 comments)

Was age diversity included? Full transparency would include the whole lot: age, sex, race, etc.

about 2 months ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

callahan2211 Re:If You're Gonna Bring Up Sports (593 comments)

My thoughts exactly. Hire the best American for the job, period. Is it any coincidence that this diversity talk just happens to be centered around an industry that wants more H1-B visas?

about 2 months ago
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Could High Bay-Area Prices Make Sacramento the Next Big Startup Hub?

callahan2211 Why do tech companies go low-tech? (190 comments)

If the company does development, the employee's could live just about anywhere. It is called telecommuting. Problem solved.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: CS Degree Without Gen-Ed Requirements?

callahan2211 Apropos Dijkstra quote (913 comments)

I have an email signature that I like from Edsger Dijksta. He is the Dutch computer scientist best known for his concept of structured programming. "Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one's native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer."

more than 3 years ago
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Hewlett Packard's Cult Calculator Turns 30

callahan2211 Re:Good for science and engineering, too (318 comments)

I understand your logic, but what if you don't want to carry around a computer with you(job site, etc). I also believe that I an HP RPN calculator could beat a Python/Ruby script in timeliness of an answer. In college I would have speed tests with my HP RPN calculator vs. TI calculator, and I'd always win!

more than 3 years ago

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