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Comment Re:uhh... no (Score 1) 391

I agree, but people, at least in modern society, have thrown out the idea of "local", so why should it matter where people are from, in terms of employment? Why should production be local, but consumption not be?

Because is precisely those people that pay the taxes the keeps the country alive.

That doesn't make any sense. The world, unfortunately, will not be going back to local employment or local consumption in our lifetimes.

Perhaps. But in this case, I'm afraid there will be no World to people be living in.

Without people paying taxes, there will be no government. Corporations will fulfill the role, as they will be the only ones with money to sustain the Armed Forces.

But once all countries will be "incorporated", who will provide the money that the Corporations need to live? Without anyone to buy their stuff, from who will flow the money?

There're no viable future in this scenario.

So I maintain my statement: there's no future for such economy practicas. Or we will ban such practices, or there will be no one left to keep such practices.

Choose your poison.

Comment Re:uhh... no (Score 1) 391

"If you're doing business (i.e.: taking money from people) in a country, especially THIS country, you have a moral obligation to employ people from the community, if possible."

You used to be right, but not any more. Money is no longer spent locally, so why should jobs be kept local? If people are buying all of their consumer goods from multinationals and having them delivered to their doorstep, then why should employment be any different?

Because without employments, there's no money to be spent at all - and so, no need for companies (bigger, smaller or locals).

Economics are just a tool. People are the one that matters - without people, there's no need for money,

Comment Re:Been there, done that, (Score 1) 229

So this should be called ActiveY? Active, why?

Because the passive ones are us. =P

Each 10 years some company tries a stunt like that. Five years later, after a lot of pain and tears, we manage to survive the mess. And then another company do it again.

It's amusing how we, The People, manage to allow it again and again.

Comment Re:Why don't H1Bs simply build companies at home? (Score 1) 477

Something tells me these H1B visa holders are neither entrepreneurial nor brilliant.

I worked with a very talented Indian professional once. He said that the best professionals on this country just don't leave the country. He can earn exactly the same amount of money that the best Europeans and Americans ones, and spend it on a incredibly cheaper one. There's no bad place if you are rich enough, and a middle class salary from USA or Europe makes you rich in India.

So, yeah. You appear to be right. The ones that stays home appear to be the better ones, so the ones that emigrate should be the less qualified (or competent) ones.

Comment Re:Raspberry Pi (Score 5, Interesting) 501

Oh dear god no! Please! I'd rather use a Mac!

Not so fast. These little bastards can be amazingly useful. If you can manage to use a Gnu/Linux box, you can use a Raspberry PI 3 as a (very) capable Graphic terminal for your cloud appliances without worries.

I'm using a bunch of crap, I mean, Raspberry Pi Models B (that one with 512Mb) in a little cluster for miscellaneous tasks, and the damned things work fine. I built a web radio for my home with two of them, and they still have a lot of juice to spare.

Banana Pi and Orange Pi are also capable machines, but lack the support Raspberry Pi has. But other than that, there's some interesting applications for a small computer (smaller than a 3.5" sata HD") with sata ports.

Comment Re:Desktop Windows has more users than X11/Linux (Score 1) 403

Or, as my dad used to say ... "A poor workman always blames his tools"

My grandpa used to say "Use the right tool to the job : don't blame the pipe wrench for destroying the nut if you are too cheap to buy a proper nut wrench.". He was a mechanic.

Doing serious, professional programming using a Raspberry Pi when you are better served by a i5 with 8G RAM is just... childish.

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