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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

callahan2211 Re:Pay with the pension fund! (514 comments)

One chooses to be a cop or a soldier. Truman had a sign on his desk: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen". I believe many of the problems that we are seeing with policing has to do with bad hires(i.e. can't keep their @#$% wired, as you put it.)

about a week ago
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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

callahan2211 Re:Vulnerability (388 comments)

It's a small exhaust port, right below the main port.

about two weeks ago
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Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

callahan2211 And in other news: Learn brain surgery in 24 weeks (226 comments)

You cannot learn and retain web technology skills in 19 weeks. Especially if you are coming in cold(i.e., no programming experience).

about a month ago
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A Beginner's Guide To Programming With Swift

callahan2211 YACC (72 comments)

Yet Another Programming Language

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

callahan2211 Re:How many H1-Bs are they trying to get? (109 comments)

New law: If, in your district, there is a net gain in H1-B visa hires over net gain in non-H1-B visas hires. Then you cannot run for re-election. Problem solved. This would give the incentive to representatives to make sure Americans are being hired/retrained as needed. The status quo system we have now -- crony capitalism -- is geared toward looking after business and not the voter.

about 3 months ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

callahan2211 Re:Here's an idea (448 comments)

Agreed 100%. We should just mind our own business. Trade with all, entangling alliances with none. Winning WW II and coming out as the least damaged industrial power has been a curse -- we are the de facto world policeman now. How do we break the perpetual war cycle we are in?

about 3 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

callahan2211 Re:Translation (441 comments)

Yes, I totally agree. Delta = Great - Okay, units of Delta are dollars.

about 4 months ago
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51% of Computer Users Share Passwords

callahan2211 Re:I definitely share password with family (117 comments)

I used to use the hit-by-a-bus scenario, but now I use the slightly modified but more favorable hit-by-a-beer-truck scenario. ;-)

about 4 months ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

callahan2211 Re:Appre (225 comments)

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

about 5 months 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 (225 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 5 months 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.. (225 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 5 months ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

callahan2211 Supply and Demand (225 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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