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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

Ash-Fox Re:Greeks Act Like Children (323 comments)

What, you mean like the agreement where Greece borrowed Euros?

Much like how Iceland paid their creditors back in USD.

2 days ago
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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

Ash-Fox Re:Greeks Act Like Children (323 comments)

I'll let my bank know. They may have lent me US dollars, but I'll pay them back in Zimbabwe dollars. Why would they complain?

If they would,. it would likely be because the credit agreement explicitly dealt in U.S. dollars and you're paying back in another currency entirely.

The Zimbabwe dollar matches my economic strength if I'm unemployed.

You'll need to convert it to the right currency first they expect to be paid in.

2 days ago
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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

Ash-Fox Re:Greeks Act Like Children (323 comments)

Printing money to reduce the value of the debt and pay it with money that was not produced through economic activity is equivalent to default on full payment of debt.

Ask Iceland's creditors how badly it went for them and how this is exactly the same as defaulting on a payment.

2 days ago
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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

Ash-Fox Re:Greeks Act Like Children (323 comments)

I have never read anything that hypothesized that poor Greece tried to leave the Euro

I will provide you with just one reference you can see and hear then, https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Why would Greece ever choose to leave their sugar momma?

The 'why' doesn't matter, the fact they attempted to in the beginning and the union politicians prevented it is the important thing.

The politicians in Greece scapegoated other countries to cover their failed socialist policies.

Honestly, I have a bigger problem with the politicians in the Union that ignored the auditors and advisors that told them that Greece could not sustain the economy in their current state and still brought them into the Euro zone. I couldn't careless whom is scapegoating whom.

2 days ago
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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

Ash-Fox Re:Greeks Act Like Children (323 comments)

By 'devalue their currency' you mean default on their debt.

No, I don't. I mean do exactly what Iceland did, where a slow, controlled printing of money was used to devalue themselves to match their economic strength. None of this requires defaulting on it's debts.

2 days ago
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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

Ash-Fox Re:Greeks Act Like Children (323 comments)

They cannot devalue the Euro any further.

No shit, let's not forget that the Euro politicians prevented them from moving off the Euro which lead to this sad situation.

How does asking Greece to stop spending so much encourage them to spend more?

They are propping up Greece by funding it instead of letting Greece leave the Euro, move to their own currency that is sustainable.

Greece is incapable of realizing that their form of socialism has not worked.

Greece was the first to try to leave the Euro the moment they saw it was not sustainable. In return the Euro politicians replaced their democratically elected officials to try to take control of the situation and only making matters worse.

2 days ago
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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

Ash-Fox Re:Greeks Act Like Children (323 comments)

What they really don't like isn't austerity, it's living within their means.

Wrong, the austerity measures implemented a dependency on living outside the means of the country, without the ability to devalue their currency in a controlled fashion like Iceland did, this makes recovery not possible. You don't get a man out of debt by lending more money to him and forcing him to accept it while following specific terms on how to make use of it.

2 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Ash-Fox Re:No Mickey, no script (420 comments)

The only reason Disney rejected those scripts is because they don't include a role for Mickey Mouse.

Then why isn't Mickey Mouse in any of the TRON movies?

about a week ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

Ash-Fox Re: Because OS X is no longer supported on my Mac (592 comments)

You just made a great case not to use Linux on the desktop if you use Krita and need Office 360. :-)

I don't need Office 360 and I don't see what's wrong with Krita (an application that runs on Linux) if I can get the job done and get it done quickly.

Web developers need to test ancient and new versions of IE as well so a VM is required anyway to test these browsers.

That was the case a couple of years ago at my firm, not anymore. There is the need to have a couple of iPads and Android devices on hand though.

I love virtualization on the workstation end as well.

I use VMware mostly on every OS for workstation type stuff. I do have containers for Linux servers setup though with brtfs for snapshots.

Just setup a container and go and you can have the pretty fonts XORG can not have thanks to patents and no issues with updates breaking things.

I think you live in a different world where I do.

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

Ash-Fox Re:Why not use Macports? (592 comments)

I am not the grand parent, but in my case it was mostly stuff from KDE. Also, I struggled porting some POSIX applications across due to OS X's poor handling of fork(), that requires an exec() because it cannot guarantee thread safety (sad that it managed to get Unix certification despite violating it).

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

Ash-Fox Re: Because OS X is no longer supported on my Mac (592 comments)

Gimp doesn't color calibration

But Krita does and has done so for over a decade now...

Docs written in Libre office look funny and unprofessional

It's worse with OS X's Microsoft Office, really I found Windows' Microsoft Office and Office 360 is the only answers.

If your developers write Web code they need Adobe Dreamweaver etc

Eh, the web developers in my firm use Eclipse and Visual Studio most of the time. I've never seen them using Dreamweaver.

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

Ash-Fox Re:My name is nobody (592 comments)

There was a time when Apple built better quality boxes than the every Windows PC

I don't remember that time. I remember even very far back to their PPC generation where they used stupid amounts of thermal paste, they would run stupid hot. Even today, their laptops sound like a jet engine taking off when you're pushing it.

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

Ash-Fox Re:Because of service (592 comments)

When it comes to laptops, Apple is really the only option. Why? Because you can walk down to the apple store and someone will fix any hardware problems for you.

Oh, I had a hardware issue that they couldn't fix. I couldn't get Bitlocker working because the Mac hardware was being incompatible. Apple store didn't know what to do.

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

Ash-Fox Re:A good reason not to: (592 comments)

Of course, those EFI updates may break Linux compatibility, so it may be better not to have them.

about two weeks ago
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Engineer Combines Xbox One, PS4 Into Epic 'PlayBox' Laptop

Ash-Fox Great (78 comments)

Now all he needs his worthwhile games that aren't available on PC to justify not having bought a gaming laptop instead. A few games isn't sufficient.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Ash-Fox Re:It's time to look forward (640 comments)

Windows 8 minus most the Windows 8 features is just an improved version of Windows 7.

I have problems with Windows 8, like the importing of images and videos. On Windows 7, I was able to define specific paths, what those paths should contain, how filenames should be constructed etc. Windows 8 doesn't give me any of these options, it just dumps them into "My Pictures".

These aren't Windows 8 'features', they're just removed features. This isn't better for people like me that have to end up writing custom software to bring back functionality that used to be there.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Ash-Fox Re:Sigh... (640 comments)

Linux is not exactly famous for backwards compatibility, stable APIs, and not breaking existing applications.

I can run applications made back in 1993 without a problem, no recompilation needed either. It's trivial to fakeroot your outdated environment and applications and run them. It's certainly not famous, but it is certainly reliable at running old applications without any issues. Kernel API is fully backwards compatible and ancient userland works fine on the latest version of Linux.

Wine, than native Linux binaries, especially if they were compiled for a different distribution.

Sounds like you just don't know what you're doing. If you're depending distribution specific libc, other dependencies, create a fakeroot/container of your 'working' environment and run it in that from whatever other distribution you're using.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Ash-Fox Re:complete BS (640 comments)

They damn well better extend support past 2020

You can still get support past 2020 for exorbitant fees, no problem.

about two weeks ago

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