This is important for startups, tech or otherwise. You'll probably not see news about Spanish startups in the future because there won't be any, due to a exit tax similar to this one.
Here in Argentina, if you forget to make a payment, or if AFIP (our tax office) believes you under-withheld more than just a tiny bit, they might FREEZE ALL YOUR ASSETS countrywide without any warning, including your personal *and* business accounts, credit cards, etc. That is their way of letting you know that you forgot to make a payment - they treat you like you were a first-class criminal. Be grateful you live in a country where the government shows a little respect for its citizens.
You are lucky to live in a 1st world country. Here in Argentina, AFIP will never send you a cheque, even when they *know* you paid twice. In some cases, you can apply overpayments to future payments, in most cases you can't.
What you suggest COULD go well, but it smells like a nanny state to me - worse yet, in private hands.
They publish that content for a reason - they want me (or someone) to view it.
Perhaps that reflex exists because there are too many things in our computers calling for our attention and getting in the way of work, entertainment, education or whatever we bought the machines for.
A great workman doesn't work with inferior tools, and so he has no need to blame them.
A great workman know which tools are inferior. If someone says PHP is a great language and chooses it for a new project, either he doesn't have the talent to be a good programmer or he doesn't know any other language.
Too bad TFA doesn't mention this.
Net neutrality doesn't help them sell their very expensive hardware.
I thinks he means implement the simplest thing, let the outcome be determined by physics and invest the effort into better crash avoidance, friendlier UIs or more detailed logging so that this question can be answered with data from real crashes.
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What is your problem with this? Nobody said you should work for peanuts, and more important, nobody said you want to take advantage of the situation. It's just easier to get the client's attention about the idiot expert's failures when they cost money. Also, you shouldn't be paying for the expert's failures with your own time. If your client trusts you and you manage to structure contracts like this, the problem might even take care of itself.
A lot of times there is NO solution:
- problem is badly described,
- idiot expert promises quick, simple solution and explaining why it won't work takes an excessive amount of time or knowledge that the client doesn't have,
- idiot expert knows client from college,
- idiot expert lives next door and you work offshore from South America,
- client company is populated by alpha males who like quick decisions and never back down,
- a combination of the above (I have first hand knowledge about this situation).
Sometimes the best option is to watch the explosion from far away enough that you're not killed and near enough to be the first responder.
How about protesting (and not commenting) on even days and commenting normally on odd days? That way, Dice will be able to gauge how much of their so called "audience" that creates the actual deliverable of the site is leaving for good, while still preserving some value just in case they see the error of their ways soon.