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Comment: Re:Austerity or... (Score 1) 358 358

Argentina defaulted, and while it was hard for a few years they have come out of it pretty well.

No they haven't. They are still very bad off ten years after the default, they even would have gotten into bad troubles again recently if they had followed the law, only because some private (!) investor wanted his money back.

Comment: Re:bit coin doesn't solve the strategic issue. (Score 1) 358 358

Unfortunately, Greece's economy is very import oriented. Exiting the Euro would be catastrophic for Greece, which also the reason why the other EU countries tried everything they could to prevent this from happening (short of being blackmailed by Greece's current lunatic government).

Comment: Re:Wow gorgeous (Score 2, Insightful) 299 299

I don't know, Windows 10 looks rather 80s to me. It certainly doesn't look modern.

Also, Microsoft has not yet given us any guarantees that we will not have to pay for subscriptions in future, that all features will continue to work, and that they pay for any damages that result from an automatic upgrade going wrong. So it doesn't seem wise to upgrade, at least not immediately. I'd rather wait a year or two.

Comment: Re:We, the one who pay our hard earned cash ... (Score 1) 50 50

It's even more infuriating for non-expats who are not native speakers of English. Nobody except my long dead grandpa wants localized content, except perhaps for books, but even literary translations are getting less and less popular. Most literary translations suck, too, especially for genres like Science Fiction. Movies are the worst, their lip syncing is an abomination. And don't let me get started with video games, for some reason foreign voice actors are always worse than the original.

Almost everybody speaks English nowadays anyway, so at least they should give us a choice.

Comment: Re:Snake oil is everywhere (Score 1) 666 666

Just having a doctor say "there are no studies showing it's effective" won't cut it any more

That's good, because the statement you have put in quotes has zero implications regarding the effectiveness or non-effectiveness of the substance or treatment in question. Perhaps basic logic training would also be helpful.

Comment: What's the catch? (Score 1) 277 277

I find it hard to trust a company like Microsoft to give away an upgrade (that supposedly improves a thing or two) for free without some catch. Do they guarantee full service and support? Will there never be a subscription fee for any features? Will windows 10 never pester me with any advertisements or force software on me that I don't want? Will all the features remain active indefinitely in the future? Will the new rolling release upgrade schedule never send my PC into some infinite upgrade loop or blue screen of death?

If I had good faith that the answer is "yes" to all of these questions, then I'd upgrade. But I don't have this faith, so I'll rather pass this upgrade until I buy a new machine or until there is some compelling reason to upgrade.

Overload -- core meltdown sequence initiated.