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Comment Re:Outside help (Score 1) 431

Those provisions in contracts are normally not valid when your contract is terminated my the employer.

In a previous position, I was not allowed to take any position at a direct competitor or at any of our suppliers (within a 1 year time-frame). When I was made redundant, I received a letter from my former company addressed to any potential new employer that there were no legal issues in case they wanted to offer me a job.

The letter itself was not required by law (the content was), but it made my life much easier.

Comment Re:Outside help (Score 1) 431

From the article:

Companies, however, are experiencing a shortage of developers. "SEPE has undertaken recently an initiative to train 3,000 people, to fill this digital gap in Greece, and at the same time to certify another 3,000 Greek ICT professionals," the Federation's spokesperson told ZDNet.

IT jobs are the sixth hardest ones to fill in Greece, according to ManpowerGroup's 2015 Talent Shortage Survey, with senior developers' gross monthly salary varying between €2,600 and €3,200.

Please, do at least read the article before repeating popular misinformation.

Comment Re:Outside help (Score 1) 431

So what is your point with this?

I never stated this should not be allowed. The OP presented moving abroad as a positive thing, I made this statement to show that it is not in the interest of Greece. Every comapny expects/hopes for a return on their investment, there is no difference for countries/governments.

Does that mean that those employees should be forced to pay back that education if they move to another company

That is not uncommon in Europe when such training is extensive and expensive. It is often provided with a clause that if the employee is leaving the company within a x number of years, an equivalent share shall be reimbursed. Often this is happily paid by the new company the person will work for.

Comment Re:Outside help (Score 4, Insightful) 431

A developer working in Greece will pay taxes in Greece and spend most of his/her income in Greece.

A developer leaving Greece will not pay income tax in Greece and IF he/she sends back any money it is nothing compared to what he/she would earn in Greece. Furthermore Greece paid the developers education in the expectation it would be a wise investment in the future (education == long term investment).

Note, in case this developer is doing work for a foreign company, this adds to Greece export and the differences are even larger.

Sorry, the helping out relatives story is not in the interest of Greece.

Comment Re: Drop the hammer on them. (Score 1) 1307

Hungary forced everybody to move their pension funds they had at banks into the government system. In other words, it changed saved money into a promise for the future which they have not planned for.

Hungary is politically isolating themselves more and more, shops have to be closed on Sundays and foreign business are taxed additionally.

Sorry, but the situation in Hungary is much more complex then just that.

Comment Re:bit coin doesn't solve the strategic issue. (Score 1) 359

Agree with all you said, should have indicate clearer my response was on the first line of your post in isolation.

The problem for Greece will be that their debt is mainly in Euro, not in their new currency.

Leaving the EU will be another problem for Greece. In 2013, they received 7.2 billion Euro from the EU (http://ec.europa.eu/budget/mycountry/EL/index_en.cfm) of which 59% went to 'Regional Policy' which is described as:
The largest share of the money that Greece received from the EU budget in 2013 went to its regions (59 %). EU regional policy aims to reduce the economic, social and territorial disparities between Europe’s regions and countries. Regional funds invest in projects supporting job creation, competitiveness, economic growth, improved quality of life and sustainable development. Transport infrastructure and the environment are top priorities for Greece.

(Note, Greece pays into the EU as well, so the balance is not 7.2 billion but nonetheless it will affect quite some ongoing projects funded by the EU)

Comment Some more usefull info (Score 1) 70

From https://www.chromestatus.com/f...:
This feature allows authors to ask the user agent to transparently upgrade HTTP resources to HTTPS to ease the migration burden.

So it is the content provider which decides if this is being used.

It is not only a Google thing, check the Firefox bugzilla:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/s...

And the W3C Draft:
https://w3c.github.io/webappse...

This is in my opinion a good thing, it leaves all control in the hands of the content provider and supports the move to encryption everywhere.

Comment Re:Is there any way to block the use of old cipher (Score 3, Informative) 89

I extensively make use of this site for cypher selection:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Secur...

There are 3 levels of configuration proposed which you can use as a starting base for your own selection. The EXPORT cyphers are explicitely marked as 'Mandatory discards'. Any serious website running with these cyphers should be fined for exposing their visitors.

Comment Krita: alternative for Mac (Score 3, Informative) 39

Sorry for being a little off topic, but isn't it time that we start supporting alternatives to Photoshop?

Krita impresses me with the frequent feature updates they provide and they are running a kickstarter at the moment: https://www.kickstarter.com/pr...

What would be really great is if they could reach their super goal which will mean they are going to port Krita to Mac as well.

Comment Re:Then again, maybe it’s not the suits at a (Score 2) 357

Besides those numbers are for both winter and summer olympics combined, let's look into more details.

Sweden: 191 gold, 10 mln inhabitants
Hungary: 167 gold, 10 mln inhabitants
Switserland: 91 gold, 8 mln inhabitants
US: 1063 gold, +300 mln inhabitants

It is rude and unnecessary to call Americans fat and poor at sports, but in order to compare it with other nations one should not take grand totals.

(And yes, I hand-picked those examples but on the other hand I left out Norway with 5 mln inhabitants and 107 gold medals at the winter olympics vs US 87)

Comment Re:Tyranny (Score 1) 252

The analogy is wrong, as a book would have to be in my possession first to be opened. The service is provided when the book is transferred to me.

WP is engaged in sending information not already in my possession. Hence they do provide a service.

Anyway, just broke my rule w.r.t. responding to an AC. Shouldn't do that.

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