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Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

dodobh Re:Honest question. (479 comments)

I would say "highly paid desk jobs".

Plus, the women from those countries who get admitted to us universities are already an elite minority. The US probably has the same percentage, but a smaller population base in college.

about two weeks ago
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NetHack Development Team Polls Community For Advice On Unicode

dodobh Re:utf-32/ucs-4 (165 comments)

Combining characters (and the rest of the crap) pretty much never occur in real life.

Depends on the scripts and languages. It's fairly common in Indic scripts

about two weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

dodobh Re:Bar fucking barians ... (490 comments)

Or they might even be able to integrate if the western countries would stop being racist and xenophobic.

about three weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

dodobh Re:Asian = Multi Color (459 comments)

That's very culture dependent. In Europe (and Asia), they are all Asians. In the US, Asian == mongoloid features.

about 3 months ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

dodobh Re:This is huge (308 comments)

Or inherited it.

The problem with extreme economic inequality is that it leads to a feudal system.

about 4 months ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

dodobh Re:They already "gave back" (268 comments)

Then you move out of such businesses? Or only tax humans?

about 9 months ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

dodobh Re:They already "gave back" (268 comments)

They could just tax net worth/capital instead. Not capital gains, capital.

about 10 months ago
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Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey On Would-be US Tech Workers

dodobh Re:Boo Fu*king Hoo (124 comments)

That's why you have more than one of those. And outsource to the telecom company.

about a year ago
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Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey On Would-be US Tech Workers

dodobh Re:Request for Feedback from actual Indians (124 comments)

(I haven't migrated to the US, but I am working outside India.)

What drives someone in India to come to the US, rather than improving their situation at home?

Money. Indian salaries are still very low as compared to US salaries, especially in Silicon Valley. Improving your situation at home means that you do the same job for a third of the money (at best), or less (usually about a 5th to a 10th).

Keep in mind that the wage gap in India is huge, unlike the US. This means that someone with 15 to 20 years of experience will have a roughly comparable salary, but for a fresher, the salary gap is 10x or more. (Rule of thumb, a job change gets you a 30% salary increase, you change jobs every two or three years. Not true for everyone, but often the case).

A few years ago, it was possible to move to the US for three years, live cheap, return to India and buy an apartment cash down. That's not possible now, it takes 6 years. If you are living in India, you might save up enough for the down-payment in 15 or 20 years, if you give up on most fun parts of life.

about a year ago
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Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey On Would-be US Tech Workers

dodobh Re:Boo Fu*king Hoo (124 comments)

A hardware technician. You don't need that many of those.

Or you virtualise as much as possible, and then you need even fewer hands on site.

about a year ago
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Pirate Bay Block Lifted In the Netherlands

dodobh Re:326 euros? (118 comments)

326000

1 year,6 hours
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Should the US Copy Switzerland and Consider a 'Maximum Wage' Ratio?

dodobh Re:Yes. (1216 comments)

Isn't that just income tax though? There are other taxes, and CEOs aren't always paid in cash terms.

about a year ago
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Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'

dodobh Re:Smart guns... (814 comments)

So a historically poor and oppressed group of people shows more violence than their richer counterparts?

about a year and a half ago
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Rethinking the Wetsuit

dodobh Re:Minimal danger (153 comments)

Yay! Another Freefall fan!

about a year and a half ago
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Northern Hemisphere Pollution a Cause of '80s Africa Drought

dodobh Re:The real question.. (158 comments)

Pollution is tied to quality of life, which is tied to energy consumption per capita.

GDP is really not a relevant measure, except in terms of being able to purchase that energy.

about a year and a half ago
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Spain's New S-80 Class Submarines Sink, But Won't Float

dodobh Re:at least they're trying... (326 comments)

s/sales/capital gains/, defined as net worth now - net worth at the same time last year.

That drives the taxes to the people who can afford to pay them.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is the User Experience Too Good?

dodobh Re:Too good? I think not (397 comments)

Yeah. Which is why I would rather the western world get some culture :P

about a year and a half ago

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