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Comment Re:Everything's consolidating (Score 4, Interesting) 132

No the last 100 years were a fluke brought on by Two World Wars and a Great Depression which blew away all the wealth of the world and reset the system to a near 0 state. All the businesses and investments in Europe and Asia were toast. Australia was still an early society which hadn't matured/developed into a class structure system. The United States had been crippled by the Great Depression which wiped out most of the Elite's wealth leaving only a few wealthy people. The resulting economic boom from rebuilding from a 0 state was always going to be temporary without strong government intervention/market protections and the US completely dropped the ball on that. Most Western countries have completely lost the plot with wealth inequality and it's back to business as usual.

Comment Just more of the same (Score 2) 169

This is why America is broken and will continue to fall behind. China doesn't care if you're rich or poor, eventually that fibre run will get to your door and you'll be lifted up like everyone else. Most countries are working on a Fibre to the Home network to lift all properties out of broadband poverty. Some time in the last 30 years people in the West decided fuck society you're on your own and the decline began. It was around this point that jobs started being off shored, people stopped caring about the togetherness of being a nationality. You stopped being Americans who sank or swam together and started being leaners and lifters who make an economy. While the West began disintegrating into rich and poor often sold as (those who work hard, and those who are stupid or who don't work hard enough), the Chinese locked onto a national purpose. Unification, one people one plan, the rise of national industry, a national pride that all Chinese (the vast majority at all socio-economic levels) bought into. Working together as a nation for the future progress of China. 30 years later we can see where America is: still unable to pass decent healthcare, rampant corporate corruption, the nation is 20 trillion in debt, disastrous trade/economic policies, crumbling bridges and infrastructure. Companies running amok with monopolies on even local governments being unable to roll out networks, and the average person is worse off than they were. Meanwhile China is building bullet trains, infrastructure, green cities, the world's fastest CPUs, five different CPU architectures one of which is indigenous to China, the largest manufacturing capabilities in the world, and they don't bitch about the poor holding back the rich or the fact that taxpayers are paying 50% into their companies (with 50% state ownership of most enterprises), instead they view it as an opportunity to build more wealth for China for the good of all Chinese.

Comment Ah American Politics (Score 1) 689

Trump calls people N*ggers on tape (one of the Apprentice staff has revealed over twitter) and sexually abuses women. Hillary endangers national security, and cosies up to the people actually ruining America (banks, international companies, outsourcing to China etc). Both choices this election are awful. Gary Johnson is an idiot who doesn't understand foreign policy (What's Aleppo?). Jill Stein gets no press time (not to mention Congress would actively block her on the angel-hair's chance she got elected). Looks like America is screwed. Odds are that Hillary will win the election and be impeached in her first six months. What a joke.

Comment Mr Shkreli (Score 1) 410

How much of your company's income is being spent on R&D? What are the industry rates of spend on R&D into new medicine versus advertising and lobbying and where does your company sit within this area? Compared with say GSK or Bayer, how does your company compared on R&D spend?

Comment Replicators (Score 1) 537

RepRap project here: http://reprap.org/wiki/Metalic... is working to bring (almost) Star Trek style replicators into your home, which will free millions from having to work crummy manufacturing jobs, and will crash the price of Titanium and metal manufacturing. It is 100% open source and is being designed by engineers and programmers working together. It is also capable of printing solar panels which will help alleviate the world's energy and carbon problems.

Comment Re: I think... (Score 5, Insightful) 387

What about his oath to uphold and defend the constitution from all enemies including domestic? The NSA surveillance clearly violates search and seizure and the 4th ammendment, From the US Constitution: "[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." I don't see probable cause determined with the NSA domestic spying programs.

Comment Haha America (Score 4, Insightful) 194

And the decline of the USA continues. Experience shits all over youth. At 22 I couldn't code for shit. At 31 I can do 20x what I could at 22 and my skillsets make actual money instead of junk. US tech companies are vastly overrated. I'd bet that 200 seasoned 40-65 year olds could build a much better OS than Microsoft or Apple could. And they wouldn't fuck up the control panel design either.

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