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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

qbast Re:US Citizenship (173 comments)

No. Next step is to send them home and bring in fresh batch.

8 hours ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

qbast Re: Time for a revolution (421 comments)

And cash gets stolen by police using "civil forfeiture" laws - apparently having a lot of cash on you is good enough reason.

4 days ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

qbast Re:Sorry They're Changing (571 comments)

Yeah, right. You also risk getting warranty calls from 10 000 of your customers and bad reputation for years, because it turns out that your FTDI chips were either not as genuine as you thought or their drivers got a bit overzealous and bricked genuine FTDI chips too.

about a week ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

qbast Re:Fentanyl (152 comments)

117 hostages died, nearly all of them because of gas poisoning: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/eur... . So, next time people start protesting, similar gas might be used to 'control' them. Doesn't it make you feel safer?

about a week ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

qbast Re:A few things... (324 comments)

This is about Hungary. This kind of shit is actually being done there.

about a week ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

qbast Re:A few things... (324 comments)

Easy, government will forbid increasing fees.

about a week ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

qbast Re:Is the article overstating or understanding? (161 comments)

I think it is referring different cases - initial trial involving three patients while not successful at least showed that treatment is safe. New attempt on Mr. Fidyka went much better.

about two weeks ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

qbast Inaccurate (161 comments)

Operation was performed in Poland by team led by Dr Tabakow. Professor Raisman developed his method enough to perform test on rats.From TFA: "In 2005, Prof Raisman was approached by a Polish neurosurgeon who had begun researching how to apply the technique in humans. Dr Tabakow carried out an initial trial involving three paralysed patients who each had a small amount of OECs injected in their damaged spinal cords."

about two weeks ago
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Google Changes 'To Fight Piracy' By Highlighting Legal Sites

qbast Great idea (160 comments)

Most people are already conditioned to not even notice adverts. So pulling 'legal sites' from normal results (where they would be close to top anyway) to advert box will have exactly the opposite result.

about two weeks ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

qbast Re:F the UK (489 comments)

Third path is very nuanced - how much is 'distress'? Do you have right to force everybody to be nice to you?

about two weeks ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

qbast Re: F the UK (489 comments)

USA is on another damn continent - why the hell should they care? Russia was in league with Hitler and one of the aggressors since 17th of September 1939r, so why would the go against their "friends"? They turned against Germany only when Hitler decided that shared ownership of Europe is not good enough. There is very good reason to blame France and UK - since 01.09.1939 most of German army was tied down in Poland and only token forces were defending from west. France and UK had golden opportunity to crush Nazis quickly and with minimal losses. Well, they paid dearly for their cowardice in the end.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

qbast Re:Funny but Microsoft is the most open ecosystem. (172 comments)

Provide drivers for new operating systems? Which ones? I somehow don't see any hw manufacturer committing to provide drivers for any weird linux distro in next 5 years. Unless you would want this law written so they only have to do it for new versions if Windows and possibly Mac OSX. That would be received well on Slashdot.

about two weeks ago
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

qbast Re:"female" (200 comments)

Any psychologist would have field day with Freud.

about two weeks ago
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

qbast Re:All about perception (200 comments)

It was widely known that physiologically and psychologically a woman is better suited for space flights

Careful, you are contradicting PC axiom that men and women are equal in all things, including any psychological predispositions.

about two weeks ago
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ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

qbast Re:this could be solved by defining "internet acce (149 comments)

When I was administrator in small ISP (about 100 customers) we solved that by monitoring rate of outgoing connections to port 25. Too many connections in 10 minutes - start blocking and call the customer to confirm if this is legit. If yes (happened exactly one time) customer got whitelisted, otherwise we would send somebody to help them with antivirus setup and cleaning up their machine. We also had transparent Squid http cache - not mandatory, but since traffic from cache was delivered at full LAN speed, almost everybody wanted it. The point is that it is possible to take care of the network without treating customers like irritating pests, it just needs a little extra effort.

about two weeks ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

qbast Re:They worry too much (406 comments)

I am sure there will be at least one idiot who instead of running will try to post cool picture of flaming aircraft to facebook.

about two weeks ago
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Four Dutch Uberpop Taxi Drivers Arrested, Fined

qbast Re:Biased summary (282 comments)

No society based on consent can *enforce* laws a significant portion of Slashdot readers disagrees without commensurate erosion of state legitimacy or otherwise moving of needle from "consent" toward "force".

FTFY. Slashdot-dwelling Randbots are against it, not Dutch public.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

qbast Re:No because it is Apple (120 comments)

Yes, of course. European Commission has 'Linux has failed envy' and that's why they are unjustly punishing Apple. You may get '-18 flamebait' soon but only because there is no '-18 retarded cultist'

about a month ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

qbast Takes two to tango (120 comments)

So if deal between Apple and Ireland was illegal, shouldn't Ireland be fined as well?

about a month ago

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