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Comment Re:Look up Sweden's prison pictures on google.... (Score 1) 168 168

Quite possibly. I haven't seen a study on why the rates are lower. Weeding out sociopaths that aren't extremely good at controlling their behavior probably comes automatically when you have to behave in the normal prison system for a while to get there.

Comment Re:Look up Sweden's prison pictures on google.... (Score 4, Informative) 168 168

"And I know outside of Oslo they have an island where you can "go to jail" and just live as normal with a house and stuff."

You are thinking of Bastøy, Norways possibly both cheapest prison and the one with the lowest reoffending rate: ~15%.

Comment Re:A paradox? (Score 1) 207 207

The Swedish Language Council does not define words, they document how words are currently being used. Unlike say France, Sweden does not have an opinion on how it's citizens uses and forms the language.

This also means that when your word turns up on the list the fight for any trademark is pretty much lost. Google might have made the case that most people in Sweden use Google and thus most people really mean Google. By now they are fucked though, every Swedish journalist and blogger will use it in the generic sense just to spite Google.

Comment Re:At the same time (Score 1) 221 221

Have you tried hiring specialists in the Valley? I do not care if I could train you to do something next year when I need someone now. I'm sure H1Bs and similar are misused, but It's no joke that tech companies have a problem finding people regardless of salary.

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. -- John Kenneth Galbraith