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Comment: Re:Was pretty obvious (Score 1) 264

by Prien715 (#48263563) Attached to: Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

What corporation owns Senator Bernie Sanders (I VT)?

I guess those nasty "unions" who hold "elections" to "represent" their largely blue-collar workforce to ask for things like "fair pay" and "increases in the minimum wage"? Oh yeah, those little guys. ...but let's pretend all politicians are equal -- because cynacism is easy. That will surely change the system.

Comment: Re:Same old American Xenophobia (Score 1) 323

by Prien715 (#48143757) Attached to: How English Beat German As the Language of Science

Isn't it odd that no matter how much progress America makes, the Left is always ready with a cutting criticism? How welcoming is Egypt to new people? Nigeria? China? Thailand?

Yeah, it's stunning that some of us aim higher than Egypt, China, or Thailand as the aim for our moral compass. It's like aiming for bug-free code: we may never get there, but even incremental progress is still progress.

Comment: Re:Quality of life in Sweden (Score 2, Insightful) 346

That a person who chose to not buy health insurance goes bankrupt when he gets sick, is hardly grounds for mandating such insurance for everyone.

Since you clearly have no idea how hospitals the rest of the world work, allow me to explain. You get sick. You go to the doctor. You go home. There is no "copay" or "insurance you choose to buy into".

I know it's hard for you to understand that "not dying from preventable illness" is considered a basic human right in most other countries or how you can have a healthcare system that works efficiently without the invisible hand jerking off a group of plutocratic shareholders. The US has the highest healthcare costs as a % of GDP and the a life expectancy between Qatar and Cuba -- and there's the reason for that: it turns out people will pay a lot of money not to die if you force them to.

Comment: Re:Money money money (Score 1) 346

And government is necessary to increase the wages of workers. At least according to this communist:
"When the regulation, therefore, is in support of the workman, it is always just and equitable; but it is sometimes otherwise when in favour of the masters." ~ Adam Smith Wealth of Nations

Comment: Re:Quality of life in Sweden (Score 4, Insightful) 346

those demography, social and cultural characteristics

Like a superior educational system (free public universities), a healthcare system where people don't go bankrupt, better transit, and free childcare?

You get what you pay for -- divorcing higher taxes from the services those taxes provide is moronic at best.

Comment: Re:And some say Obama isn't a Republican (Score 4, Insightful) 425

by Prien715 (#48078635) Attached to: Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

There's a false dichotemy. Everyone's moved to the right to the point that Mitt Romney's quite successful healthcare program is considered "socialist" if you attach Obama's name to it (actual socialized medicine is quite different)

There is no left any more. Obama's continued warmongering is the best evidence.

Comment: Windows should go 64-bit exclusively (Score 1) 554

My first 64 bit chip was the Athlon64 back in 2003 -- over a decade ago. If you're a developer in a compiled language, you presently either must (a) make a 32 bit version and ship it for both or (b) make separate versions and make yourself a support/testing nightmare. No surprise -- most developers opt for (a).
...but in a way, that makes using x64 Windows moot. Since there's no software for it (other than the OS itself a web browser or two), why switch? From extra registers, to more available memory, to the no-execute bit -- there's many good reasons to be using 64 bit software.

The real reason, of course, is that many business run ancient 16-bit applications that won't run under a 64-bit OS. This could be fixed with an emulator, but MS, unlike Apple, doesn't have a history of making backwards incompatible moves tha ultimately improve its platform.

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken