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Comment Re:Not Even Pretending (Score 1) 607

That's the whole point. Capitalism is nobody's friend. It's just a system in which everybody competes freely.

As a european working for an american company all I see is little whiners whining that other people are better and cheaper and it's not fair.

Sure, when they go to Wallmart and they expect the products to be better and cheaper, they never care about the wages of the chinese who make them.

It's a free global market, accept it and get ready, it's gonna be much worse soon.

Comment How hypocritical we are... (Score 2) 607

It's funny how after 20 years of us "IT guys" obliterating entire industries, destroying millions of jobs (and no, no new job is created when the a software replaces a department) now that we are the victim of the same thing (efficiency) we cry out loud like crazy. This is what happens, unfortunately. At some point everything will be a commodity, and the only real value will be the people with real business instincts to make the right decision for the company. Even software development that right now is considered highly creative and safe, yes, it may be, but can also be done from anywhere in the world you have a connection. The only value in the future of software development will be the people who will be able to come up with software that sells. Once they have the idea, there are thousands of technologies, frameworks, pre-made libraries that can help with that. Even now, I am working with a framework and libraries for functionalities that 2 years ago I would have needed to write myself. Now it's all done I just have to execute them. What I could bill 60 hours in the past, I now finish in 10. Yes, it's more efficient, it's also cheaper. Today all I have to do is to come up with an idea, I can probably execute it incredibly fast and cheap with no employees. Is that good, is that bad?

Comment Americans find out globalism sucks! (Score 1) 614

When US corporations were invading the world and destroying local economies, they all said: It's globalization, competition, capitalism, deal with it! Now that the global workforce is starting to compete with US workforce by offering better quality and lower cost (not always, I understand there will always be shitty techies that think Java = Javascript but that's not my point, I am talking about skilled people) now it's discrimination, communism, bla bla. How quickly we forget...

Comment It will only take one thing (Score 1) 239

It will only take one thing: Lack of the possibility. As long as they technologically can, it will happen. They are and always have been above and beyond the law due to their nature of being "secret" services. The very concept of secret service is to get intelligence by any means necessary, as long as you don't blow your cover. Because if you don't blow your cover, nobody will ever know what laws you have broken, so you are essentially above the law.

Be a little realistic, a secret service has and uses back-doors to virtually every known dataset in their own country, and sometimes even from other countries. Google database, Facebook database, passports database, AT&T phone records database, I mean they show this even in the movies, where they kind of tone it down, I image in reality they are not as moral as they want to seem in the movies (as in we can't tap that guy's phone/email/facebook account without a warrant, it's not legal/ethic, yea right). The only true hindrance is that they can't use it in court unless they prove it was obtained under a warrant. But with all the secret courts existence, it's absolutely a breeze to get a back dated warrant.

The technology is here, the power is here, all it takes is the right political context (some big ass fear inducer in the population) and the right leader for the US to become an Orwellian state.

Comment Re:Very sad (Score 2) 277

There are literally hundreds of phones on the market right now, with ANY imaginable size (i should know, I am an android developer). Just go with the 5s, there is nothing in the 6 you will notice except screen size.

Yet I agree, they are stupid for offering phablets only. They are in the other extreme now.
In my opinion, the optimum number would be 3:
Small (existing size), medium (iphone 6 size) and phablet (iphone 6 plus).

But they probably had tons of iphones 5c/5s in stock and wanted to get rid of those :)

Comment Battery life (Score 1) 253

The next big moon to shoot for is to maintain the current performance, but dramatically increase battery life. There hasn't been a battery breakthrough in years. The good thing is that if batteries get better for phones, our entire electronic world will improve. Or if a breakthrough happens in some other industry, it will come back into phones.

Comment Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (Score 0) 981

I agree, the islamic community made sure that their version of history remains only. One full of victimization and excuses, where always other civilizations/countries are responsible for their lack of development.

It's never their fault, they are mostly a simple people. Yea, until they have a weapon in their hands, then they change suddenly.

Comment Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (Score 2, Informative) 981

Christianity generated the crusades? Did you like attend a history class ever?

I do not condone the behaviour of some dumb idiots in the army who started killing any people who they didn't like and used the crusades as an excuse for their personal profit, but the crusades were primarily caused by something very similar to ISIS.

Islam started taking over more and more, slaughtering and robbing villages wherever they could. It took 400 years of farcry to the pope to do something about the islams who were killing everyone who wasn't islamic when the final drop was the conquering of Jerusalem, when they finally decided to take action. Get your facts straight. Yes, I agree there were people among those soldiers/generals who used it as an excuse for their own purposes (aka get rich quick) but believe me, if we won't do something about these ISIS people, they will not stop until they reach the borders of the western world, and by then it will be too late.

Just one of the many sources stating that the crusades were just a reponse, a reaction to Islam agression. http://gatesofvienna.blogspot....

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