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Comment: Re:Economics of envy (Score 1) 303

by crashumbc (#46447279) Attached to: Google Chairman on WhatsApp: $19 Bn For 50 People? Good For Them!

Which is absolutely nothing in terms of economic impact and proves how worthless "trickle down" is.

Take that billion dollars, distribute it across "average" workers who then go buy boats. They can buy 20,000 boats! Do have any idea the number just jobs that creates? The number of things people buy for their new boats? (life jackets, mooring lines, etc)

The difference in economic impact is probably 1000 fold.

oh and
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Comment: Re:Economics of envy (Score 1) 303

by crashumbc (#46445577) Attached to: Google Chairman on WhatsApp: $19 Bn For 50 People? Good For Them!

Build super yachts, and waste it on things that do VERY little to help the economy.

They buy a 1 billion yacht from a company that employs barely 50 people. Of course 49 of those people earn low wages and the owners of the super yacht company keep 99% of the profits.

So the "wealth" doesn't actually go anywhere or do anything it just gets pass around from one extremely rich person to another...

Comment: Re:Is there a way to route through cell phone? (Score 1) 572

Check out "PDAnet" for app that doesn't require to be "rooted". Or google "tethering" for your phone type.
(note: PDAnet requires the ability to install software on the PC)

Keep in mind most "unlimited" plans this is against the TOS.

And depending on your corporation may(probably does) violate their HR policies

Comment: Re:What if Samsung threatens to fork? (Score 4, Interesting) 225

by crashumbc (#46052377) Attached to: Google Charging OEMs Licensing Fees For Play Store

And the fact that Samasung, is working VERY hard to replace all the Google apps with their own versions.

calendar, googleNow, and mail ALL are either off or not installed by default on the S4

S-voice
Scalender
and plain mail being the defaults

It will be interesting to see what Samsung does on the S5 (openmaps maybe?)

Samsung WILL either switch to Tizen OR fork Android in the next couple years, its coming...

Personally, I hate the Samsung apps, I'll never buy another unless I can get a version without touchwiz(horrible) and Samsung's crapware

Comment: Re:J.Kimmel show kid says "Kill everyone in China! (Score 1) 519

US will most likely stay the hell out of that three way fight and let them figure a way out on their own, at most offering diplomatic assistance and assurances that any kind of claims on currently undisputed territories would be met with force.

This is true only as long as Japan and China don't start actually shooting at each other.

The possible outcomes:
1. Japan and China decide to let this die down (possible)
2. They work something out politically.
3. There is a skirmish of some sort, plane gets shot down a fish boat sinks. (this is where things get interesting/scary)
      a. Big political shit storm and something gets worked out.
      b. The US sends in 1 or more carrier groups to patrol the disputed waters. ( this is the preamble to WIII, baring any last minute miracles)

Comment: Re:Most of this will be about internal politics (Score 1) 519

like Saddam Hussein because, you know, he was a US puppet, wasn't he. .

Saddam Hussein wasn't a "US" puppet, why do you think we took him out? You don't actually believe the drivel about "weapons of mass destruction" or "saving the Iraqis from tyranny" Do you?

Bush took Iraq out for two reasons, because Hussein wouldn't be HIS puppet and so Bush could funnel millions to he friends in "war industries".

Comment: Re:Most of this will be about internal politics (Score 1) 519

It depends on who your definition of "victor" is. The countries involved in the wars no longer win (financially).

BUT, the greedy bastards pulling the strings sure the hell do. The US lost the Iraq war money wise, but Bush's cronies in Halliburton and others made billions.

 

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