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Used IT Equipment Can Be Worth a Fortune (Video)

hemp threAD (79 comments)

Its a threAD.

about 8 months ago
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Geeks.com Online Shop Has Closed

hemp Re: Going to miss them (187 comments)

Geek also sold on Amazon.com. In fact, their shopping cart allowed you to login with your Amazon account.

about a year ago
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In Sandy-Struck NJ Town, Verizon Goes All Wireless, No Copper

hemp Re: waste of money (155 comments)

+1

about a year and a half ago
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American Airlines Grounds Flights

hemp Re: Um...any TECHNICAL explanation? (91 comments)

Actually, it is a very well documented system with strict change control and change management.

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

hemp Re:Seriously? (187 comments)

On Fark you get pictures.

about a year and a half ago
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US CompSci Enrollment Leaps For 5th Straight Year

hemp Re:Congress gunning for 300,000 plus H1Bs (176 comments)

By "qualified" they mean willing to work for the low wages they are offering.

There is a reason why the biggest users of H1-B visas are contacting shops from India.

Top 5 H1-B users for 2012:

Infosys Limited 18844
Tata Consultancy Services Limited 8461
Wipro Limited 8086
Deloitte Consulting Lp 5628
Ibm India Private Limited

about a year and a half ago
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There Is Plenty To Cut At the Pentagon

hemp Re:No bias at all... (484 comments)

Drones are the future.

The F-35 is already obsolete.

about 2 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome 25 With Voice Recognition Support

hemp How do you (93 comments)

How do you pronounce "Goatse" anyhow?

about 2 years ago
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Should the Start of Chinese New Year Be a Federal Holiday?

hemp Re:No, it shouldn't (307 comments)

The USis the only nation in the world with no holidays (or sick leave) mandated by law.

I tell my group in India this and they think I am making up stories.

about 2 years ago
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Why Microsoft Office For iOS Will Likely Never See the Light of Day

hemp Excel has been around since 1985 (270 comments)

Microsoft shipped Excel for Apple OS in 1985, a few years before shipping a version for Windows.

about 2 years ago
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What's It Like To Pilot a Drone? a Bit Like Call of Duty

hemp How can you shoot innocent women... (170 comments)

Pvt. Joker: How can you shoot innocent women and children like that?
Helicopter gunner: It's easy. You just don't lead them as much. You see, anyone that runs, is V.C. Anyone that stands still is well disciplined V.C. Ain't war hell?

about 2 years ago
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Too Many Biomedical Graduate Students, Not Enough Jobs

hemp More H1-b Visas! That's the ticket! (226 comments)

Seriously, H1-b visas are being used to bring over more scientist.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Comparing the Value of Skilled Admins vs. Contributing Supervisors

hemp Re:You are being played (171 comments)

Yep...they are trying to take advantage of the weak economy.

more than 2 years ago

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Foreign workers exempt from furloughs

hemp hemp writes  |  more than 5 years ago

hemp (36945) writes "University System of Georgia won't be furloughing any foreign workers on H1-B visas even though Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered all state employees to take three days off in order to help overcome a revenue shortfall. Is Georgia being too generous in not cutting the pay of H1-Bs?"
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USCIS Reaches FY 2009 H-1B Cap

hemp hemp writes  |  more than 5 years ago

hemp (36945) writes "In spite of the layoffs, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they have received enough H-1B petitions to meet the 85,000 cap and will begin the random selection process. How is it the hi tech shortage exists in this recession?"
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hemp hemp writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hemp (36945) writes "Senator John Cornyn (R — TX) reintroduced the Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership Act of 2007 or the "SKIL Act of 2007". The Skil bill increases the annual cap of 65,000 to 115,000. Automatically increases the new cap by 20 percent each year the cap is hit, and creates a new exemption to the cap for anyone who has an "advanced degree in science, technology, engineering, or math" from any foreign university. No provision was included that would reduce the cap if the previous year's limit was not met. Skil Would Expand H1-B Visa Quotas"

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