* Posts by Perry the platypus

9 posts • joined 27 Oct 2015

China tells America, with a straight face, it will absolutely crack down on hacking and copyright, tech blueprint theft

Perry the platypus

What a load of racist clap trap... as I watch western companies take other western companies to court for up theft and patent infringement and as I watch western companies recruit bright students from China because they can’t get bright students at home and we still put this narrative out about Chinese in theft as if it’s any different to any other country !! China at this point is out innovating us...

Big Tech slams Trump on plan to deport kids

Perry the platypus

Would you like to list out all the countries that invaded Britain ? Most Brit’s are not the original settlers. Mexico is no different. Nor Australia. Nor many other European countries. And of course North America was settled by multiple empires

Your comment is fatuous and ignores the real issues and the reality of history.

Trump-backed RAISE Act decoded: Points-based immigration, green cards slashed

Perry the platypus

Re: Actually

Actually it seems very very fair and people friendly especially as it allows people to come to the USA do post grad here and then get favoritism for residency... few people realize that the existing system is a form of endemtioured labor (aka slavery) as you loose status if you leave a company unless you can get the new company to take over sponsorship... it's rumored that this gets abused with companies paying for the green card to slow the process as much as they can... and yes I went through the process as did many of my friends...

VCs to Trump: Don't lock out our meal tickets! Save startup visas!

Perry the platypus

Once apon a time Americans were good at startups here in the Bay Area... hp, Apple, and others, and no one is stopping people coming... just got to provoke your worth it but you actually have to do that for h1b anyway - the difference is many h1b are company sponsored which is a form of indentured labor also sometimes called slavery...

WannaCry kill-switch hero Marcus Hutchins collared by FBI on way home from DEF CON

Perry the platypus

You never know

Ok so firstly he definitely broke the law... you may not be aware of this but it's illegal to use a gun here in the USA unless you are at least a permanent resident aka green card holder even in a gun club / shooting range. I know as I tried once before I had a green card.

Secondly, poacher come game keeper game keeper come poacher who knows... innocent till proven guilty but there is due process here and as there are plenty of treaties between uk and USA I'm sure it will shake out.

I also think the paranoia about American madness is unnecessary, I seem to remember we've just gone through riots in Germany ? Anyone can pick wholes in any country because none of us are perfect.

Manufacturers reject ‘no deal’ Brexit approach

Perry the platypus

Re: Welcome to Trump.UK

as a brit living in the usa and now also an american citizen your talking rubbish. it was not all about borders and people that say it was are the british equivalent of those in the usa that claim that all republicans are racists.

CONTROL of immigration (like control of the mexican border) was one part of it.

So was control of british laws.

So was a breakdown between a lot of the people and the liberal elite who still think that if they keep telling people they were stupid that they will change their minds.

So was parts of the uk that felt disconnected from westminster and let down (like the rust belt here).

so was people that could see the EU was trying to become a country which was not what the british wanted.

there was a lot going on....

Who killed Pebble? Easy: The vulture capitalists

Perry the platypus

What tosh, the only people to blame is the pebble founders, they decided to go get Vc money in addition to kickstarter money. Vc will always look after themselves. Why did pebble go get $15m when they were getting good kickstarter money ?

Uncle Sam rules on self-driving cars

Perry the platypus

Isn't this backwards ?

Surely the FIRST thing to agree is the rules around who is responsible, does driver have to be I the seat, does driver have to have hands on wheel, etc....

WHEN there is an accident I want to be taking the driver to court !!!!

'iOS 9 ate my mobile broadband plan'

Perry the platypus

Why would I want this

Ok, so I'm paying my cell phone company and I'm paying my broadband company.

Why would I want to pay my cellphone company to use MY broadband bandwidth which I pay for to reduce their cost of their network. Isn't that stealing ? This option only makes sense if I get to make these calls without paying the cellphone company. Why do I want to pay two companies for the same service ?

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