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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

freedom_india Re: seems like a back door (566 comments)

Amen. Little to no holidays, overtime and little insurance.

about 5 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

freedom_india Re: seems like a back door (566 comments)

Really? When I applied, all I was offered was $60K I was told there are too many over qualified people for job.

about 5 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

freedom_india Re: H1b Is a marriage killer in its current form! (566 comments)

No it's not. Spouses in india marry a H1B visa holder primarily as a vehicle for her and her family to migrate to US. Once they find the US doesn't offer to allow them to work they get frustrated, and nag their husbands to get them H1B visas. That is why you see many Indian women refusing to marry those with L1 visas, which are basically transfers. When US has so many unemployed, why allow someone lose who stole your job to steal your spouse's job also?

about 5 months ago
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NYC Police Comm'r: Privacy Is 'Off the Table' After Boston Bombs

freedom_india Starting with monitoring cops (508 comments)

If its nice to put cameras on my house, it's nice to them in your house.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

freedom_india Re:None (363 comments)

OK, what on internet then? I compiled Zite and Flipboard. I also subscribe to Astronomy, Space, Smithsonian, People and a host of Kindle magazines.

about a year and a half ago
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NetWare 3.12 Server Taken Down After 16 Years of Continuous Duty

freedom_india Re:Netware 3 (187 comments)

I doubt the drives were exactly 'up'. Spinning, yes.

I had a legacy Netware 3.11 server once upon a time... it was up for years and years, and by the time I got to the company it was like a legend. Eventually though there was a power outtage that outstripped the UPS system and required a re-start.

It wouldn't load. We sent the hard drives out to be recovered and they didn't actually exist anymore - the surface had been work away years before, and the server had been running purely in RAM.

Netware was awesome.

I concur. In 1995, my then employer had been running netware for quite few months on DX2 66Mhz for some time. It was running in 1999 when I left.

about a year and a half ago
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White House Petition To Make Unlocking Phones Legal Passes 100,000 Signatures

freedom_india Re:"US government has to issue..." (317 comments)

This administration will Eliminate the site. Why keep it open for others see pestering important issues affecting every citizen. Shut it down. No head, no headache, eye problems, ear ache etc.

about a year ago
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White House Petition To Make Unlocking Phones Legal Passes 100,000 Signatures

freedom_india Now, petitions will be eliminated (317 comments)

Earlier, petitions were set at 25,000 for the whitehouse to respond. It was raised to 100,000 since many people started petitions for useful things. Questions such as these, force the politicians to take a stand in serving the people or serving their corporate masters. So, next logical step would be to eliminate petitions altogether. Democracy thrives by one guy not knowing what the other thinks. That way, the govt has the full visibility to the citizens views, but citizens can't understand their neighbors views. Petitions like these force people to think about burning issues rather than thinking of Kim kardashian pregnancy. This is anathema to powers that be. Hence, eliminate petitions now!

about a year ago
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US Government: You Don't Own Your Cloud Data So We Can Access It At Any Time

freedom_india Why do you think Banks avoid Cloud like a Plague? (531 comments)

Follow the money trail. Do you see why Banks avoid storing data in Cloud? YES. Did you ask why? Because they knew this issue would arise. So, lesson is: Your local hard drive is FAR better than some invisible Cloud. Cloud is good for computing. Not for data. Data is local.

about 2 years ago
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Mother Found Guilty After Protesting TSA Pat-down of Daughter

freedom_india Re:Obama Administration and abuse of power (652 comments)

If you ask for proof, you are unpatriotic. If you ask why, you are a criminal. If you protest, you are a terrorist. Welcome to the Land of the Freedom !

about 2 years ago
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Plans For Widespread Monitoring of Communication In Europe Revealed

freedom_india Hitler and Himmler will be SOOO pleased (166 comments)

... that their suggestions are being carried out. Dumbasses should not have fought USSR. Else, we would see an United Europe, no more pesky football hooliganism, or migration for that reason. We should appreciate the Nazis for their foresightedness.

about 2 years ago
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Following FEMA's Zombie Preparedness Plan Could Land You On Terrorist List

freedom_india Re:Are you a human being? (527 comments)

That's it. Obama is not a us citizen.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Computer For a 7-Year Old?

freedom_india My son is 8... (423 comments)

...and uses my Desktop PC better than i do. No amount of password, parental controls works on him. His only sites are Lego.com and Youtube's Lego/Starwars channels. Tried blocking it in HOSTS file. Seems damn useless. He just started playing them directly in Bing's search results. Blocked Bing, and google is available. Blocked Google, and suddenly found am helpless. Oh, and in addition, the same HOSTS file stuff does not work on iPhone or iPad. Password protected iPhone, and he broke it by watching me type in once. Used parental controls on iPad, and he went to settings to disable it. On the Galaxy S3 phone its worse. You change the password, he looks at the keyboard while you type. And retypes the exact same sequence next time. You use the face recognition on Galaxy S3, he shoves the phone in your face to unlock and runs away. You use pattern security, he uses the Emergency dial to call my landline and pester me unless i unlock. Amazingly, he doesn't spill liquids or treats the PC/Phone harsh. He treats them better than i do. I hate myself.

more than 2 years ago
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Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident

freedom_india Drive in India... (465 comments)

I can GUARANTEE that the car will crash into a cow or a pedestrian within the first 30 mins it is launched. Especially, ask the car be driven in crowded areas of Mumbai, or Delhi-Noida highway or Noida-Gurgaon highway, or better yet, Chennai-Bangalore highway. We are the KINGS of accident.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Surface, Meet Apple iSurface

freedom_india Reacting instead of Acting. Apple is doomed (201 comments)

Apple is going to die a slow death. Steve was a visionary who set the standards that others have failed to match till now. He prized innovation and was a trailblazer, to hell with wallstreet and others. Now, Apple is being led by the B-class bureacrats that he hated SO far. These morons don't have fuckin clue. They are just paper pushers with an IQ of less than 70. These guys hate innovation as it disturbs their sedate lifestyle. Am sure we would see an exodus of engineers from Apple. That's when i will start dumping Apple stock.

more than 2 years ago
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NY Couple On "Wanted" Poster For Filming Police

freedom_india Re:Amazing (541 comments)

It's amazing what we let what amounts to State employees get away with.

Not any state employee. Just cops.

more than 2 years ago
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WikiLeaks Begins Release of 2.5m Syrian Emails

freedom_india Re:And this is why (322 comments)

How I miss Stalin and Beria. They would not have bothered with these niceties. A quick short jab, or a taxi running crazy, or even a hero of soviet union medal to entice him back and then arrest him... I miss the good old days when governmens used to run the show without having to play nice with people like Assange.

more than 2 years ago

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Do arrogant IT managers presage a failing company?

freedom_india freedom_india writes  |  more than 5 years ago

freedom_india writes "Do companies which have arrogant, prima donna IT managers presage that the company is failing?
From my one-and-half-decade work experience with various companies i have noticed a trend:
Companies which have a slow-moving, yet quiet and humble IT continue to shine and prosper in this economic situation.
For instance HSBC, Wells Fargo, Statestreet, Webster Bank, etc.
On the other hand, companies who have had arrogant, positively evil IT managers and leaders have stumbled or stumbling now. For instance AIG, Citibank, Credit Suisse, WaMu, etc.
I have worked for the best as well as worst IT managers, including the one at Citi who took a screenshot of our IT application, put it on his desktop as wallpaper and screamed at us that our application didn't work. It took us 4 days and multiple escalations until we found out. Unfortunately, that guy had a good laugh and was never even warned by his manager. That was 9 years ago. That guy rapidly proceeded to become a AVP. Fortunately, his downfall came rapidly too: he was one of the first to be fired by Citi when it cut down costs.
Similar case with Credit Suisse where we were forced to work 20 hour days for about 4 months to finish a job to "their" satisfaction, which meant scrapping all we did and doing it repeatedly after their managers had a chance to google for a solution.
AIG was the worst of all when we had to digest an architecture and design document of 138 pages in one day and make a presentation the next day. AIG bosses thought it was funny to see us struggling and said that as a vendor we ought to be superhuman and not a mere human being.
So, tell me, am i right that companies with worst attitude IT fail, while companies with strong and benevolent IT are a success?"
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House Rejects Teleco Immunity

freedom_india freedom_india writes  |  more than 6 years ago

freedom_india (780002) writes "After the huge outcry against Telco immunity, it seems the House has paid attention and http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/House-Rejects-Telecom-Immunity-as-FISA-Clock-Ticks-Down-61671.html rejected the telco immunity plan, leaving Bush fuming.
From the article: "Warrantless wiretapping totally eviscerates our fundamental process of having a judge provide oversight and serve as a watchdog against abuse," said Peter Vogel, a lawyer.
The current warantless FISA expires this Friday, and unless am mistaken, there should another terrorist attempt to "force" the House to pass the bill.
As always Fox news website says nothing about this."
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freedom_india freedom_india writes  |  more than 7 years ago

freedom_india writes "I use my iPod Video to view movies during the long haul flights, and also at home when the remote is snatched from me.

The recent batch of innovations of Video Glasses which allow me to watch a GIANT 70 inch screen via a pair of glasses is appealing! (Imagine watching jenna!)

However with so many products available (myVU, iTheater) http://www.coolbuzz.org/entry/top-10-video-glasses / i can't decide which would be the best to buy under $500 (my budget).

Can you all suggest your experiences and why you bought your video glasses?"
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freedom_india freedom_india writes  |  more than 7 years ago

freedom_india (780002) writes "In continuation of the previous story about using sniffer dogs to detect pirated CD and DVDs, it seems two malaysian dogs (flo and Lucky) helped detect and bust a fake DVD ring costing pirates about $3 million.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/unusual-tales/pirates-w ant-lucky-and-flo-whacked/2007/03/22/1174153232231 .html
Now, the pirates have put a bounty on the dogs' heads, because "...In Tuesday's raid, the two dogs helped seize a cache of around a million pirated game and movie discs in the southern city of Johor Baru, neighbouring Singapore. At least six people were arrested..."
"The dogs are being given a month's trial by Malaysian officials in a joint effort with the Motion Picture Association, which groups six major Hollywood film companies."
So is this the begining of a a new Dogs era by MPAA?"

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Create your own Natural Disaster

freedom_india freedom_india writes  |  more than 10 years ago Want to create your own tornado by mixing moist air? Want to see the effect of the next Hurricane you create?
National Geographic has a Flash-enabled page that allows you to create your own Force of Nature (Hurricane, Tornado, Volcano & Earthquake) and test it's effects in America. In addition to providing good entertainment, it offers good educational value about types and kinds of various of natural disasters. Give it a go at here

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