Seeing as Germany is the only country that has come thru this recession smelling like roses, pardon me if I take your opinion with a grain of salt.
That has got to be the single worst attempt at a straw-man I've ever seen. Did you even read what he wrote?
I gotta admit, as a kid I liked the 2 CRPG "GoldBox" versions of Buck Rodgers.
I should have been more clear. I don't remember all of the particulars, but I couldn't even get the port of Alpha Centauri running on Kubuntu 12.04.
There are a few GoG games that have known Linux ports already, like Unreal Tournament 2004. Personally, I hope we see a modernized Alpha Centauri Linux port on GoG soon. The Icclus one doesn't seem to fare to well on modern systems.
I had forgotten NetFlix still mailed DVDs.
Companies that do these mass layoffs should be banned from utilizing H1B visa employees for one month per employee terminated.
One of the most fair, hard-working & awesome people I know was born & raised in East Germany. She was also one of the first people over the wall when it came down. I've worked with her for 19 years & I'm pretty sure she'd have an exception to this "study".
The US and the Netherlands are special cases. For example in English you don't say "The Australia", "The Brazil" or "The Canada".
Thanks for the elucidation. I've always thought "the Ukraine" was a special case as well.
Bingo, they are both just tribalism when boiled down.