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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

perplexing.reader This can be fixed with Taxes (429 comments)

Do you want to hire foreign talents that are genius ? Pay in taxes the same amount, or some percentage like 50% of what you will pay for salary, this will increase the costs to hire someone from overseas. But If the guy is REALLY talented, this increase on costs will pay itself with his brilliant work.
You can cut off this tax, when the guy is free to switch jobs wherever he wants to( If/When he get a green card), while he is bound to you, you pay the tax.

2 days ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

perplexing.reader Re:More detailed ratings are a good thing (641 comments)

You mean for white USA, not for ALL USA. I don't know if this can be called truly democracy.

USA by contrast has had elected democracy and significant individual liberty since 1776 and has been free of domestic war since 1865. It's a different mindset.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

perplexing.reader Perl with Mojolicious (536 comments)

Very powerful and very flexible, without the heavy lifting of many frameworks. We use on a large ISP as RESTFull Server.

about 5 months ago
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US Spying Costs Boeing Military Jet Deal With Brazil

perplexing.reader Not merely the purchase of 36 planes (439 comments)

Moreover, this is not merely the purchase of 36 planes (28 made for a single pilot; 8 with space for a co-pilot). Long-distance missiles, bombs and towable targets for training are all part of a larger package of logistics and training materials. http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2013/12/1387576-after-more-than-10-years-dilma-chooses-swedish-jets-for-fab.shtml

about a year ago
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Sandy Island, the Undiscovered Country

perplexing.reader Re:Funny! (182 comments)

S 19 13' E 156 56'

Actually, Sandy Island is S 19 13' E 159 56' not E 156, maybe this is the reason why they cant find it!

about 2 years ago
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Foxconn Sees New Source of Cheap Labor: The United States

perplexing.reader Re:poor choices for locations (430 comments)

Could someone explain to me where water would come in the manufacturing process of LCDs?

LCD - "Liquid" crystal display, they intend to manufacture the cheap models, with water as Liquid.

about 2 years ago
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Chinese Rare Earths Producer Suspends Output

perplexing.reader Re:Trade war (265 comments)

Which means most electronic devices of today. Including the iPhone.

iPhone is also made in Brazil and Tvs, Xbox, the list goes on. Why? Because Brazil puts tariffs on anything made outside of south america, (cars from Mexico is excluded as well).

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Surface Review: a Tale of Two Tablets

perplexing.reader Microsoft is betting on next wave (183 comments)

Microsoft don't bother too much in losing this round with windows 8 in the tablets market, they know that is an uphill battle. They are betting in the windows 9. They have 90% of desktop market? If they make a huge mistake with the windows 8 on desktop, they will get 80% of desktop market? So on the next software cycle, they have a lot a people already using windows 8 GUI, because they don't have really any other choices, and will be a more easy sell the next tablet with Windows 9, because they will share the same interface with the "previous windows 8" GUI. Right now they dont have the APPs, dont have the developers, but with the windows 8, this will change, people will develop software for windows 8 interface, and will be ready to develop or port the software to new Windows 9.

more than 2 years ago

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Buzz Aldrin wants to help chineses to go to the moon

perplexing.reader perplexing.reader writes  |  2 days ago

perplexing.reader (2241844) writes "Buzz Aldrin is offering his help to China to help them on their own lunar landing program, he told to a group of brazilians journalists.
From the interview: "People can react in two ways. Or they say, 'he lost his mind and decided to help the enemy,' or say, 'he's doing as a private citizen what the US government should be doing.' I hope that most understand this second way ".
Original source in Portuguese http://mensageirosideral.blogf..., google translate https://translate.google.com/t..."
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Microsoft is paying US$ 2,00 to users set Bing as Default Search engine in Brazi

perplexing.reader perplexing.reader writes  |  about 6 months ago

perplexing.reader (2241844) writes "Microsoft is paying US$ 2,00 in skype vouchers to set Bing default search engine and MSN default home page on Brazil, translated from the site:
"Make MSN your homepage and Bing your default search engine and earn up to 60 minutes * of calls to mobiles and landlines in Skype."
- the Rules:
"After receiving the voucher, this should be used until July 31, 2014. Once on Skype, the credits do not expire. The minutes are based on a rate of $ 0.023 per minute, but the number of minutes may vary depending on the destination of the call and the number of calls you make. The current value of the voucher is $ 2.00. A once rescued, the voucher will appear in your Skype account."
Original URL: https://www.msnbingoffers.com/..."

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