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Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 1) 294 294

Those loans were made irresponsibly, to a country that the bankers knew could not afford to repay them. The people who made them didn't expect to get paid back by Greece, they expected to get paid back by another EMF bailout of Greece.

Not just irresponsibly, but with predatory intent.

The IMF is a payday loan outfit. They're a loan shark who's happy to lend your restaurant money to stay in business with the hope that when you can't pay, they'll burn you down for the credit default swaps. The IMF are some of the evilest SOBs on the planet.

Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 1) 294 294

Central banks are not funded by taxpayers. The IMF for example was funded by the US in a budget-neutral manner, as an exchange of assets. Translation: the IMF's money is created out of thin air. That the IMF won't give Greece any of their created money is shameful, sociopathic, criminal, and utterly unnecessary.

That was the first post to show actual insight into the situation.

Comment: Re:Good for greece (Score 1) 294 294

I really don't think they'll have much say in the matter.

Of course they have a say in the matter. Wait until tomorrow to see the panicked offers of help from Germany, because make no mistake, if Greece leaves the Euro, it's worse for Germany and England than it is for Greece.

Greece will survive. The Euro may not, now that people realize that the whole thing was a scam and the loan shark can be chased out of town.

Comment: Re:iOS is toys, OS X is Unix. Learn the difference (Score 1) 231 231

How many ways does your car offer to do something? Or your TV?

Choice is not necessarily a good thing. Read The Paradox of Choice. Some choices are worth having, most are not. Extra UI always comes at a cost, and repeating functionality with various different UI methods is adding extra UI. Sometimes it's worth it, sometimes it's not. OSX strikes a good balance. "As many way's as possible" isn't a balance at all, and is a recipe for UI hell.

Comment: Re:iOS is toys, OS X is Unix. Learn the difference (Score 1) 231 231

Even things as simple as being able to right click on a folder and open in a new window aren't there. The UI forces me to open a new window in a standard place such as the 'Documents' folder and navigate again, and there is just no other way that I can find.

Right click on a folder on OSX gives you "open in a new tab". With the alt modifier, you get "open in new window". 5 seconds of experimentation just found me that option that I've never wanted. Not much of a power user are you?

Comment: Re:iOS is toys, OS X is Unix. Learn the difference (Score 1) 231 231

Huh? Are we talking about the same window manager which steals your input focus with modal windows? The one where I'm typing at a terminal and just when I'm about to hit return some warning message pops up and I don't even get a chance to read the message because the timing was just right for me to notice it flashing and think "fuck, what the hell I've done now again"?

No we're not. You've not actually used a Mac have you.

The computer is to the information industry roughly what the central power station is to the electrical industry. -- Peter Drucker