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Comment: Re:They're bums, why keep them around (Score 5, Insightful) 719

by putaro (#49766927) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

That doesn't really help. If they print more than they produce, the currency will drop in value.

That's the whole point. Devaluing the currency means everyone in the country takes a pay cut, at least with respect to imports. but internal prices don't change (at least not immediately). This has the effect of discouraging imports and encouraging exports. Taken to extremes it will mean hyperinflation and financial collapse but used judiciously it's a good economic tool.

Comment: $4.68 is the minimum DAILY wage in Mexico (Score 1) 1089

by emil (#49737109) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour

I am all for fair compensation, but am I truly frightened when U.S. workers make more in one hour than Mexican workers make in a day.

If jobs are to remain, our workforce must be far more productive than our global competition. We should be demanding more worker education, which would likely impact wages far more than legislative mandate. Simply making the workforce more expensive with no realistic improvements will only enlarge the class of the permanent unemployed.

Comment: Re:Make sure your project is ready for the real wo (Score 1) 107

by NormalVisual (#49712331) Attached to: Turning an Arduino Project Into a Prototype
I've seen boards where all the decoupling caps are bunched together in a corner of the board, far away from the action.

Yeah, kinda defeats the purpose. I've seen something dumber though - many years back, a friend of a friend tried to get rid of the ignition noise coming over the radio in his car by installing a filter cap across the battery terminals and then wondered why it didn't make any difference. Guy was an electronics tech in the Navy, for crying out loud.

Comment: Re:speed isn't everything (Score 1) 240

by NormalVisual (#49711407) Attached to: How Windows 10 Performs On a 12-inch MacBook
I've never experienced that, ever, in my 35 years of computing on various platforms and various text/document editors.

It happens to me occasionally on my Win7 box at work, and sometimes requires firing up Process Explorer to find out who still has a lock on the file if the file had been closed a while back. Getting out of the editor is the only thing that releases the lock in those cases. It's happened in Word, Notepad++, and UltraEdit.

A triangle which has an angle of 135 degrees is called an obscene triangle.