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Comment: Re: Yes. What do you lose? But talk to lawyer firs (Score 1) 402

by BlueTrin (#49192897) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?

Tax issues aren't minor. As an American citizen you will have I pay taxes to the U.S. government even if you never work or live in the US if he tax rate is superior to the tax of the country you are living in depending of the country you live in and the amount of income you earn.

I do not think that there are many developed countries who require you to pay tax on income earned in a foreign country when you are as well living in a foreign country.

Comment: Re: Breakthrough? (Score 1) 421

by BlueTrin (#49184929) Attached to: Microsoft Convinced That Windows 10 Will Be Its Smartphone Breakthrough
No you misunderstand actually other people, if you have a locally convex utility function it can make sense to play lottery. For some people it will be the only chance to have a shot at having a few millions, so if having this money has exponentially more utility, it makes sense.
End of rant about people thinking logically instead of showing common sense.

Comment: Re: Good grief... (Score 1) 676

by BlueTrin (#49114907) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge
I am 34 but I would not be able to explain even roughly every bit of hardware. I know bits of system programming and could find my way inside a BSD or Linux kernel to write drivers and also know some higher level languages but I have to admit that there are many bits I have only a very rough idea about and could not explain to anybody.

Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.