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Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

citab Re:US immigration in a nutshell (284 comments)

I agree ... this is not right. I am american so I don't have a problem obviously, however I work with many good programmers from India who are feeling very wronged by this situation. And I think rightly so.

These are competent professionals, who have nice families and mouths to feed. It's a crime that they are treated like this. This type of arrangement was supposed to be abolished long ago. But here it is again in the 21st century.

I say get rid of these rules and allow free market to determine who gets paid what and all are allowed to work where they are wanted most. If workers come to this country and they are not up to the level of others, they will be paid less or lose their jobs anyway, but it'll be free market reasons... not rules giving power over them to keep them in low wages to get their green card.

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this ... but when they switch employers ... the clock resets on their wait for a green card. Disgraceful!

HOME OF THE FREE MY ASS!!!

about 1 month ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

citab Re:Having a private pilots license (269 comments)

One of the benefits of cars is that they seldom get picked up by a sudden gust, flipped over, and slammed into the ground during takeoff, killing the pilot and passenger. Mostly because they don't have a takeoff phase.

yeah ... that also doesn't happen to planes very often either... only idiots take off in that kind of weather.

about 8 months ago
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How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

citab Re:Sure, but... (392 comments)

I think he is "focused here" .... I had the same idea and was coming to post it...

The embryos don't (and probably shouldn't) come from the adult gene pools travelling in the ship. Could maybe get by with 1000 sets of mates in the ship who are well versed in biochemisty, and 200,000 embryos from families wanting potentially send their genes to a new world, but don't want to leave earth themselves.

It's like the only way Noah could have actually collected all the earth's species onto one ship... but I doubt they had any clue about biochemistry then. At least Bill Cosby didn't mention it.

about 8 months ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

citab Re:well (282 comments)

Tesla selling their own product does not make them a monopoly ... if they were trying to be the only electric car company available to the public, that may be considered monopolistic, but still ... there is plenty of competition in the EV market.

about 9 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

citab I've experienced this before.... (914 comments)

Time stood still and I was in hell...

it was my first marriage.

about 8 months ago
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Utah Bill Would Prevent Regional Fiber Networks From Growing

citab Comcast tithes more than Google apparently ... (111 comments)

The state is good example of money talks ... I hope Google fights this hard!

Maybe the one democrat in the state senate can help .... doubt it. (I didn't fact check that, but in the past there have been times when there was only one)

about 10 months ago
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Bitcoin payments live at Overstock.com

citab Re:Not the First (2 comments)

which is where the "Major" fits in ...

about a year ago
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King James Programming

citab Re:Jesix (184 comments)

What about the Sermon on the /mnt?

or /mnt/sermon?

1 year,13 days
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Skunk Works Reveals Proposed SR-71 Successor: the Hypersonic SR-72

citab Re:America... FUCK YAH! (216 comments)

Not a threat of violence at all... I should have said "Spot on ... ".

I can see how it sounded that way tho.

about a year ago
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Skunk Works Reveals Proposed SR-71 Successor: the Hypersonic SR-72

citab Re:America... FUCK YAH! (216 comments)

Wish I had an American Mod Point to give you .... right on the nose.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Getting Exchange and SQL Experience?

citab SQL is a language ... (293 comments)

not a RDBMS ... Microsofties refer to MS Sql Server as "SQL" ...

Has always bugged me. My estimation of a person's SQL Skills gets taken down a notch when I hear them refer to SQL and I realize they mean SQLServer ..
Or as some of refer to it ... Fecal Server

about a year and a half ago
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US Gives $120M For Lab To Tackle Rare Earth Shortages

citab Re:Solution (170 comments)

Geology is a form of science. Who says the group being given the money are not made up of at least some geologists.

about 2 years ago
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I measure my weight ...

citab Re:no subject (150 comments)

It's illegal in Colorado too. Even in wide bike lanes, which makes no sense to me. In Utah it's legal, but only when you're not impeding traffic.

about 2 years ago
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I measure my weight ...

citab Re:no subject (150 comments)

It's not against the law to ride 2 abreast most places. Drivers just "think" it is. If the cyclist are not impeding traffic, it's allowed with some exceptions. 3 abreast however is bad form.

about 2 years ago
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Electric Velomobiles: Urban Transportation For the Future, Available Now

citab Re:25 miles per hour (201 comments)

I commute to work by bike many days of the year. My average speed is almost the same as a car in traffic. On some days it's faster. Not because I'm breaking any traffic laws, it's just that cars tend to hurry up to the next stop light and wait. I don't, I keep pedaling while they are stopped. My speed doesn't come down during my ride much. Granted this is only on roads where the speed limit is 25 mph, but it's the same avg speed the cars are going on that road.

Cars are very inefficient as a mode of transport. Still necessary for certain situations, but if you have the ability and freedom to ride your bike to work, it makes for a nice life (fitness, peace of mind, lower fuel bills).

more than 2 years ago
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Water-Prospecting Lunar Rover Prototype Built

citab Re:So... (36 comments)

Mirrors, it's all done with mirrors ... all the sunlight you want.

more than 2 years ago
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Cats Not Linked To Brain Cancer After All

citab as a precaution ... (102 comments)

I'm still having my regular scheduled Cat Scans ....

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a Professional Geek Dress Code?

citab Re:Dress Code (432 comments)

damn ... spent all my mod points already.

more than 2 years ago

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