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Comment Re:Site for illegal activities, just load this... (Score 1) 251

You should rather also review the firmware of your USB mouse, I'd rather expect an exploit in there than in the driver. The USB negotiation between device and computer work on a much lower level than the driver, and without any pesky interference from UAC or other controlling instances.

Comment Re: tl;dr (Score 1) 331

I agree, but I fear it's too late for that already. That would have been a solution around 2007. By now, those that would be the major consumers already are over their head in debt, even if you increased their wage now considerably it would take time before they can participate in consumption again.

It can work. but we'd probably have to push through another decade of this depression before we see some light at the end of the tunnel.

Comment Re:tl;dr (Score 1) 331

Printing money won't solve the issue. Because invariably, no matter how you try to do it, the money will end up on the supply side, i.e. it will worsen the problem, not solve it.

Either you hand the money directly to the supply side. I.e. how it is today, by bailing out corporations and saving investments. While it makes investors happy, it also means that they now face the same problem again, since they want a ROI on their investment. The problem gets perpetuated because that investment cannot pay off any more than it did before. It will need another bailout sooner or later because either investors pull out as soon as they find out that they can without losing too much (resulting in money pooled on the investment side) or they will want to get more money out of their investment (and why should that work better in the future than it does now when there is nothing changing on the demand side?).

Or you hand the money somehow to the demand side, i.e. consumers. They can't consume, though, because they are already well over their head in debt. As soon as you throw money into their bank account, the bank will keep it to reduce the debt, and the money you wanted to get into consumption goes into the bank, who will in turn want to invest it.

I.e. no matter what you do, the money you print ends up in the hands of organizations that want to invest it but won't consume with it.

Printing money is not going to solve your problem. If anything, it will make it worse.

Comment Re:Insecurity (Score 1) 331

Just wait until you run into my usual problem. "You've said enough for today, let someone else have a chance for a change" (or something like that).

And yes, you're right. I don't know of a single "small" hotel that still belongs to its original owner. Usually it's either banks or they've been gobbled up by some chain.

Comment Re:tl;dr (Score 1) 331

I was about to write a reply, but what for? You've obviously made up your mind and somehow I feel my time is too valuable to waste it at idiots who can't refute statements but instead go down the "It's how I say it is because you're an idiot" ad-hominem road.

Sorry, but that's no discussion I want to be part of. Good bye.

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