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California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

ebno-10db Re:What benefits? (199 comments)

Karl Marx predicted that capital flowing to where labor was cheapest would result in a race to the bottom

Which is not all that different from the famous capitalist David Ricardo talking about the "iron law of wages". It's interesting what the two sides agree on.

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California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

ebno-10db Re:This needs to be Illegal (199 comments)

Nice try at a slur. There is nothing new, unusual, un-Constitutional or unreasonable about requiring that vital functions in the US be performed by US based entities.

yesterday
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California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

ebno-10db Re:What is an H-1B worker? (199 comments)

I think it'd help to mention that temporary means 3-6 years, and that losing your job means losing your legal immigration status in the US. It's also very difficult for H-1B's to change jobs. They're wonderfully captive labor.

yesterday
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California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

ebno-10db Re:IMPOSSIBLE (199 comments)

Go a few miles outside the cities and it is mostly Republican.

Nevertheless CA is primarily a blue state. I'm not sticking up for the R's here - just pointing out that with many issues the D's are also busy screwing Americans. The D's whore for money too, and much of theirs comes from the tech industry. One of the few people in congress to oppose some of this H-1B crap is Chuck Grassley, who's an R.

yesterday
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California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

ebno-10db Re:Combination of both (199 comments)

Which is exactly why an Indian commerce minister referred to the H-1B as the "outsourcing visa". It's not an either/or situation - the H-1B visa helps enable outsourcing/offshoring.

yesterday
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

ebno-10db Re:WTF?? (790 comments)

Whether it's illegal depends on what the bullies specifically did.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

ebno-10db Re:WTF?? (790 comments)

The problem is you've got to pay for the lawyer.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

ebno-10db Re:Rewarding the bullies... (790 comments)

It is a lot harder to build bombs ... Guns are a lot more ... efficient.

It may be harder to build bombs than to grab some guns, but the guns are not more efficient. The largest school killing in US history was done with explosives.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

ebno-10db Re:Rewarding the bullies... (790 comments)

I blame that on bad science courses.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

ebno-10db Must have made some football players look bad (790 comments)

Judging by how past actions of Pennsylvania HS football players were judged, this is not surprising. Compared to letting them get away with rape, this is downright reasonable.

3 days ago
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.NET Native Compilation Preview Released

ebno-10db Re:It produces performance like C++ (217 comments)

for any new development it is literally impossible to recommend C over C++

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Your rant makes little sense - almost everyone upthread was talking about C/C++, not just C. They were contrasting C/C++ to things like C# and Java.

about two weeks ago
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.NET Native Compilation Preview Released

ebno-10db Re:It produces performance like C++ (217 comments)

I have never seen an unintended buffer overflow problem in C# or Java.

So you've seen intended ones?

about two weeks ago
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.NET Native Compilation Preview Released

ebno-10db Re:Only benefits smaller devices (217 comments)

The raw speed of the code might actually diminish since the .net runtime could have optimized it better for the specific environment (CPU model, available RAM, phase of the moon, etc).

I hate to break it to you, but the original Pentium is now obsolete. Compiling for a specific CPU variant doesn't help much these days. I'm also unaware of any JIT compiler that adjusts the code for available RAM. You might have a point about the phase of the moon.

Basically you're citing the standard tropes used in defense of JIT. Theoretically it can make some difference, but when I ask for benchmarks showing code on a JIT running faster than straight-to-binary, all I hear is crickets.

about two weeks ago
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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

ebno-10db Re:Universities should have no patents (130 comments)

Federal money comes with restrictions, but there are limits to the control that buys the feds.

Before the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, the restriction was that patents that came from federally funded research had to be assigned to the feds. Worked fine. Repeal Bayh-Dole and it will work again. If BU or any other school doesn't like it, they can refuse to accept federal funding. What option do you think they'll choose?

about two weeks ago
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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

ebno-10db Re:Universities should have no patents (130 comments)

Please educate yourself about similar history.

Take your own advice - the appropriate history is before the Bayh–Dole Act. It worked fine before 1980, though according to you, the people who thought it worked fine must have been 12 y.o or idiots. Funny how such people managed to do important academic research.

about two weeks ago
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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

ebno-10db Re:Universities should have no patents (130 comments)

has the model of 'students pay to attend' no longer enough to keep the uni's afloat?

It hasn't been enough in many years, at least here in the US for research funding. There is loads of federal funding for research, and sometimes from companies and foundations. That's fine by me, but universities using "intellectual property" is exactly the opposite of what they should do.

P.S. What country are you from? "Uni's" isn't American slang, so I'd guess it's not the US. I ask because I'm curious what the situation is in your country.

about two weeks ago
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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

ebno-10db Re:Universities should have no patents (130 comments)

Blame the Bayh–Dole Act. When it was passed, it seemed to make sense. It had wide support - Bayh and Dole were on very opposite sides of the aisle. In practice it's meant that universities are more worried about protecting their "intellectual property" than about publishing and disseminating research results. For that reason a lot of academic researchers are unhappy about it too. It's time to take what turned out to be a bad ides and ditch it. Universities shouldn't be run the way for-profit companies are.

about two weeks ago
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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

ebno-10db Re:Universities should have no patents (130 comments)

Are you referring to the type of public entity that is tax exempt and gets lots of federal funds? Drop that and maybe you have a point.

about two weeks ago

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