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Comment: Re:Greeks Act Like Children (Score 1) 323

by Ash-Fox (#48918533) Attached to: Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

I'll let my bank know. They may have lent me US dollars, but I'll pay them back in Zimbabwe dollars. Why would they complain?

If they would,. it would likely be because the credit agreement explicitly dealt in U.S. dollars and you're paying back in another currency entirely.

The Zimbabwe dollar matches my economic strength if I'm unemployed.

You'll need to convert it to the right currency first they expect to be paid in.

Comment: Re:Greeks Act Like Children (Score 1) 323

by Ash-Fox (#48918497) Attached to: Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

Printing money to reduce the value of the debt and pay it with money that was not produced through economic activity is equivalent to default on full payment of debt.

Ask Iceland's creditors how badly it went for them and how this is exactly the same as defaulting on a payment.

Comment: Re:Greeks Act Like Children (Score 1) 323

by Ash-Fox (#48918243) Attached to: Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

I have never read anything that hypothesized that poor Greece tried to leave the Euro

I will provide you with just one reference you can see and hear then, https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Why would Greece ever choose to leave their sugar momma?

The 'why' doesn't matter, the fact they attempted to in the beginning and the union politicians prevented it is the important thing.

The politicians in Greece scapegoated other countries to cover their failed socialist policies.

Honestly, I have a bigger problem with the politicians in the Union that ignored the auditors and advisors that told them that Greece could not sustain the economy in their current state and still brought them into the Euro zone. I couldn't careless whom is scapegoating whom.

Comment: Re:Greeks Act Like Children (Score 1) 323

by Ash-Fox (#48917423) Attached to: Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

They cannot devalue the Euro any further.

No shit, let's not forget that the Euro politicians prevented them from moving off the Euro which lead to this sad situation.

How does asking Greece to stop spending so much encourage them to spend more?

They are propping up Greece by funding it instead of letting Greece leave the Euro, move to their own currency that is sustainable.

Greece is incapable of realizing that their form of socialism has not worked.

Greece was the first to try to leave the Euro the moment they saw it was not sustainable. In return the Euro politicians replaced their democratically elected officials to try to take control of the situation and only making matters worse.

Comment: Re:Greeks Act Like Children (Score 3, Insightful) 323

by Ash-Fox (#48915803) Attached to: Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

What they really don't like isn't austerity, it's living within their means.

Wrong, the austerity measures implemented a dependency on living outside the means of the country, without the ability to devalue their currency in a controlled fashion like Iceland did, this makes recovery not possible. You don't get a man out of debt by lending more money to him and forcing him to accept it while following specific terms on how to make use of it.

Comment: Re: Because OS X is no longer supported on my Mac (Score 1) 592

by Ash-Fox (#48849021) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

You just made a great case not to use Linux on the desktop if you use Krita and need Office 360. :-)

I don't need Office 360 and I don't see what's wrong with Krita (an application that runs on Linux) if I can get the job done and get it done quickly.

Web developers need to test ancient and new versions of IE as well so a VM is required anyway to test these browsers.

That was the case a couple of years ago at my firm, not anymore. There is the need to have a couple of iPads and Android devices on hand though.

I love virtualization on the workstation end as well.

I use VMware mostly on every OS for workstation type stuff. I do have containers for Linux servers setup though with brtfs for snapshots.

Just setup a container and go and you can have the pretty fonts XORG can not have thanks to patents and no issues with updates breaking things.

I think you live in a different world where I do.

Comment: Re: Because OS X is no longer supported on my Mac (Score 1) 592

by Ash-Fox (#48846939) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

Gimp doesn't color calibration

But Krita does and has done so for over a decade now...

Docs written in Libre office look funny and unprofessional

It's worse with OS X's Microsoft Office, really I found Windows' Microsoft Office and Office 360 is the only answers.

If your developers write Web code they need Adobe Dreamweaver etc

Eh, the web developers in my firm use Eclipse and Visual Studio most of the time. I've never seen them using Dreamweaver.

Comment: Re:My name is nobody (Score 1) 592

by Ash-Fox (#48846927) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

There was a time when Apple built better quality boxes than the every Windows PC

I don't remember that time. I remember even very far back to their PPC generation where they used stupid amounts of thermal paste, they would run stupid hot. Even today, their laptops sound like a jet engine taking off when you're pushing it.

Comment: Re:Because of service (Score 1) 592

by Ash-Fox (#48846911) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

When it comes to laptops, Apple is really the only option. Why? Because you can walk down to the apple store and someone will fix any hardware problems for you.

Oh, I had a hardware issue that they couldn't fix. I couldn't get Bitlocker working because the Mac hardware was being incompatible. Apple store didn't know what to do.

There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. -- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

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