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Comment: Really surprised to see this story (Score 1) 294

by Espectr0 (#49701781) Attached to: The Solution To Argentina's Banking Problems Is To Go Cashless

Argentina isn't desperate and is actually holding on their own, their biggest issue is inflation which is about 25%. So i am surprised to see this story being about Argentina and not Venezuela

Now we venezuelans are indeed in much trouble. The inflation is so high the government doesn't publish it anymore, but is expected to be near 200% per year. Every item you can think of it's scarse since most of them are being imported and the government ran out of dollars since oil price has gone down (and corruption gets getting higher)

We get fingerprinted at supermarkets so we aren't able to buy twice the same item in a week, yet there are people that pay the government and get items and resell them on the black market. I am talking mostly about food, toiler paper and most supplies.

A car here costs more than an apartment, for another example.

Conversion rate is nearly 320 bolivares per USD, while 3 years ago it was about 20 bolivares per USD

Comment: Chrome is the new IE (Score 4, Interesting) 240

by Espectr0 (#49605861) Attached to: Chrome Passes 25% Market Share, IE and Firefox Slip

Some pages only load on it, because startups often require features that are only available on it. The new whatsapp for web comes to mind, at first it was available only for chrome.

Computer manufacturers often bundle chrome preinstalled.
In my country Venezuela few people went to download firefox, but venezuelans love google search, so you see ads to upgrade from your old IE 8 to chrome.

Here are my website's stats (insurance company):
Chrome (55.31%)
Firefox (21.87%)
Internet Explorer (19.00%)

Windows (89.72%)
Android (4.80%)
Macintosh (2.57%)
iOS (1.54%)
Linux (0.54%)

Windows versions:
7 (60.97%)
XP (29.26%)
8.1 (6.15%)
8 (2.33%)

Comment: Re:Windows 10 (Score 1) 135

by Espectr0 (#48901969) Attached to: DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update

moot point. it will probably cost you nothing, because if you are running XP, you aren't buying this. If you are running XP, then you are buying a new machine and chances are it will come with either a recent OS or 10 itself.

People with old machines building their own new machines and getting 10 will be in the minority. Tip: get a cheap 7/8.1 license to upgrade for free to 10.

Comment: Re:I still don't get the love for WhatsApp. (Score 1) 65

by Espectr0 (#48132333) Attached to: WhatsApp's Next Version To Include VoIP Calls and Recording

Step 1: get an iphone or borrow one from a family/friend.
Step 2: put your sim card in it.
Step 3: buy whatsapp in the app store for 1$
Step 4: remove sim card.
Step 5: install your sim card onto your Android phone.
Step 6: install whatsapp in your phone.

Lifetime license for 1$. You are welcome.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759