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Comment: Re:Well, what did you expect? (Score 1) 146

by maitas (#48904483) Attached to: Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

The world is changing fast and governments are not responding in a timely manner to the new reality.

Everyone as able to get a cheap drone.

Everyone is able to work as a Taxi without license nor paying taxes.

Everyone is able to work as a Hotel without paying taxes.

Regulations are no longer effective.

We really need a new kind of government.

Comment: "gold standard" transformed to "lead standard" (Score 1) 73

by maitas (#47466761) Attached to: Finnish National TV Broadcaster Starts Sending Bitcoin Blockchain

Although USD lost it "gold standard", but replaced it with "lead standard". That is the real intrinsic value. The US government wants taxes to be payed un USD. If you dont pay your taxes, the have a lot of weapons that fires lead that forces you to pay your taxes in USD.
Thas the real "intrinsic value" for USD, that Bitcoins lacks.

Comment: Philosophy, arts, Physics and programming (Score 1) 509

by maitas (#47461827) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Major en Physics, and Philosophy. Minor on art and programming.

Before the Industrial revolution, Philosophy and Arts were the top topics to learn. The idea is that first you need to understand what living is about (Philosophy) and you need to be able to appreciate beauty.

Industrial Revolution needed people to be able to read and perform task, thats why it got replaced by Math and Language.

Keep the basics, Philosophy (to understand what life is about), Physics (in case of desperation), art (minor in art, to be able to appreciate beauty), and programming (with special focus on basic compute theory), so you have a good foundation on how to take advantage of the more advanced technologies that might appear.

  My 2 cents.

Make sure your code does nothing gracefully.