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Comment Re:Only? (Score 0) 143

Japan's problem is their inability to let the failures go down in flames and fail for the good of the rest of the economy and of the society.

Japan is the place were you go to when you want to get funny money for trading/shorting, that's the place you go to borrow Yen to do all this insane trading. Japan is the place of the suicide economic policy, the kamikaze of policies (the one that USA is also following), the policy destroying the currency for the purpose of bailing out horrible failures just to keep them going due to political expediency and not due to any form of sound economics at all.

This in turn leads to economic stagnation, falling birth rates, depression, etc. All the good stuff that the central bankers together with the government love to give its people.

Comment Suing the governments for interfering in my life (Score 0) 245

I want to sue all the governments for interfering in my life. This of-course means I want to sue all of you for interfering in my life. Of-course my resources are vastly inadequate for this, but I would love to do just that. I do not want this government 'protection' (read interference and oppression) to exist. But I do feel this is probably going to happen anyway. Need a new planet / new world of some sort without all this in it.

Comment I want this now (Score 0) 331

Maybe a month ago I was talking with my developers about this very thing and I did hear some uneasinnese in their voices, some fear of the future job prospects. However I explained that this is exciting if at all possible. This would not replace the developer, it would make a developer quite a bit more productive though, allowing for the business requirements to be implemented much faster.

Say you are working on a large use case, you put together the data model, maybe most of the DDL, some front end work, maybe the HTML components (if web based). Now you want to connect the data to the presentation. So bring up the AI, tell it the data validation requirements while pointing at the fields on the screen and pointing at the database fields. It should fill in the validation routines and the code that connects it all while following the project standards for security checks, transaction handling, basically generating the missing code.

The developer would provide the end points and describe the behaviour with human language/pointing at things while describing this, the AI would provide a number of solutions to choose from.

The AI should keep track of test cases based on the description, provide a test suit. It should keep an eye on the code base at all times to notice what it can do for the developer and propose it whenever it sees the opportunity, etc.

Would this put developers out of jobs? I think it would make developers much more productive, allowing for many more projects to be created and tested. The AI should help integrating components, keep track of configurations, do more testing on all levels (functional, security, load, etc). The projects should be churned out faster and with a higher quality, while more ideas would have a chance to be tried out as projects.

Comment Re:wars destroy wealth (Score 1) 511

Yes, start with insults, that's always a good way to prove that you have the intellectual high-ground

- I don't see the difference, how I start is irrelevant. The relevant factor here is your government provided education and it has done the job.

What happens to these goods after they have been produced and exchanged, if there is nobody to consume them.?

- the only way to consume something is to produce something of your own and to exchange for what you are interested in consuming. Thus the people who can actually consume something are those very people that produce. This should be obvious even to you with a simple example: a farmer produces and then consumes what he produced. Got it? A farmer can exchange with a tool maker if the tool maker provides farmer with the tools the farmer needs and the tool maker clearly needs to eat. Etc.

It's consumption of non-domestic products that cause a trade deficit, not consumption by itself.

- consumption by itself is irrelevant, you are correct however, it is consumption of goods that were *not paid for* that causes the trade deficit.

only a very small portion of what you pay for a Chinese-made product actually goes to the Chinese company

- really? Are you an accountant for one of the Chinese companies? I actually deal with Chinese manufacturers for GPS trackers and other electronics, you are incorrect.

I'm curious which school YOU went to, where you were taught that taxation is theft

- I deduced it from the first principles. If you are wondering though, I went to the most communist school of all, I was born in the USSR and attended the public education system there. I was happy to see the country collapse of-course since it only confirmed my understanding of economics.

Comment Re:wars destroy wealth (Score 2) 511

Which stimulates an economy more, yachts or groceries?

- neither. The fact that you are using this logic is enough for me to know that I am dealing with somebody who has no understanding of economics, which is the point of modern 'education', to produce population that is incapable of understanding most basic things.

Consumption does not stimulate the economy, production stimulates the economy. Consumption is a trivial consequence of production. A person with a million dollars stimulates the economy by investing that money into new/existing businesses to make profit, this in turn allows the business to start/expand and the productive output of that business is what stimulates the economy while providing the people working for the business with income (and unfortunately providing various levels of government with money as well through the theft of taxation).

Spending money on consumable goods is not stimulating the economy at all, it is irrelevant to the economy. Economy is all production and exchange of produced goods/services. USA cannot stimulate the economy by any extra level of spending because it lives on borrowed money and (500 Billion / year for the last 25 years or so). This borrowing goes towards consumption of foreign produced goods, which is why it is a trade deficit.

1 man with 1 million dollars is more stimulative to the economy because that is wealth that's concentrated and actually can be used to start/run/expand a business. A million people with 1 dollar each is wealth dissipation, it will do nothing to improve the economy, it will only worsen it if the dollar came from the theft of taxation *because* it deprived the 1 man of his million.

Comment Re:Theory too (Score 1) 511

He is saying what he believes but you are right, what he believes is trolling. The most powerful tro11ing is the trolling against the common sense and against individual freedom and it has been done over and over again under the flag of justice for all, brotherhood, motherland and other similar concepts that define a group that the masses can feel they belong to. Defining this group requires internalization of ideas, internalization is the key word, it means thoughtless acceptance and the base point to fall back to when rationality and reasoning drive you to the point of internal conflict, to an internal contradiction.

Once any contradictions caused by inconsistencies in reasoning against your own position are dismissed and the base point is established the work of the 'educator' is done. The person is ready to become a fully integrated member of the group.

The group can then be directed and used to increase the power of the governing elite within the system, with the messaging being so out of touch with the actual reality that no rationally thinking individual could mistake the message for any form of truth, but the group simply falls back to the base point and carries the message anyway, providing the power to the government that is needed to crush any form of dissent.

In its cohesive entirety I consider this to be the ultimate form of tro11ing, the trolling by the group against any form of reason and rationality, the trolling that requires fundamental denial of any form of individualism and of independent thought.

Comment wars destroy wealth (Score -1, Troll) 511

Right, so what we have shown here is that wars and collectivism is the way to destroy wealth. Destroying wealth should not be the goal though if you want a wealthy society. Inequality is not the issue, it never was and never will be the real issue. The real issue is destruction of individual freedoms.

Comment loaded question (Score 2) 163

Are remote software teams more productive than what? Than local software teams? That is an impossible question to answer without knowing much more about the teams, isn't it?

OTOH as a person running a software business with different types of teams (I have local, I have remote teams) I can say that as long as there is somebody in the remote team capable of understanding the requirement at the business level and capable of managing the team there shouldn't be any reasons for the remote team to be less productive.

Unfortunately as all things in life this also is not as simple, it is very difficult to ensure that the remote team understands the business really well, so rather than trying to achieve the unachievable you have to give out requirements in short, easier to manage portions and you have to coordinate daily.

Comment Re:Ryan and Rand (Score 0) 388

I am fascinated by all this puke inducing collectivism and more importantly by the arms race between those, who want to steal and those who are stolen from. What is most fascinating is the mental acrobatics required not to see how the collectivist theft is destroying the economy and society, it is very much like the climate change denial, the same processes are at work I think.

Draconian budget cuts - what a fascinating turn of a phrase. Completely political, completely disregarding reality, the opposite of what the government Ilis actually doing, completely missingvthe point, but used as one of those proverbial dog whistles and used fairly successfully at that.

I am utterly fascinated to see what it will look like when the USA (or a large enough European state, or Japan) actually run out of cheap credit, it is a morbid type of curiosity in me, I know it is a train wreck that is very deadly and ugly, but I cannot take my eyes away, it is like a magnet, I want to see how the last century of collectivist policy of theft and destruction of individual freedoms at the hands of th e mob turns back against that very mob. The shitstorm is going to be epic! Fascinating

Comment Re:that's it. the end game. (Score 1) 388

Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's do that, let's just so that. I want to see all of these attempts at stealing from fully automated businesses, I have morbid type of curiosity, which makes me wonder and muse about all the ways that company owners will find and use to get around all this collectivist theft. It is always interesting to observe arms races, this is probably the ultimate arms race: those who want to steal vs those who produce. It is fascinating.

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