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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Cyberax Re:sure, works for France (263 comments)

There are alternative ways to measure inflation. One Billion Prices project does this - it actually checks the prices of items sold on the Internet. Its values agree with the official stats.

Look, you've been preaching inflation for 5 years by now. At first it was hyperinflation round the corner, then it was 'delayed' inflation, then something else. Now it's the government conspiracy. What next? Aliens substituting people to fake inflation numbers?

9 minutes ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Cyberax Re:sure, works for France (263 comments)

Nope. You fail Keynesianism. Look, go and study orthodox saltwater economics. You simply have no idea what you're talking about.

For comparison, I read Austerian babbles and monetarism theories. I _know_ them, even though I disagree with them. But you simply don't know the stuff you're talking about.

Neokeynesianism says that "fake" money CAN boost output and growth, if conditions are right. One of the criteria is the rate at zero lower bound. Note, Keynesianism does NOT say that printing more money ALWAYS helps.

20 minutes ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Cyberax Re:sure, works for France (263 comments)

Nope, it can and it does. If the industry stalls because there's insufficient demand, then additional dollars in circulation help to restart it. Without causing inflation (i.e. price increases).

8 hours ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Cyberax Re:sure, works for France (263 comments)

Productivity in ALL sectors is growing, mainly as a result of IT advances. And it doesn't require much additional training, so wages are NOT growing: http://www.epi.org/blog/worker...

So much for your theory that wages should reflect productivity growth. They don't. And babbling about GDP and inflation and conspiracies is inane - show us a complete model, without magic "here be conspiracies".

8 hours ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Cyberax Re:sure, works for France (263 comments)

Except that the industrial revolution happened when most employers were small companies and needed qualified employees with specific experience. Also, industrial companies had a healthy profit margin (because of lots of added value).

That sort of stuff doesn't happen anymore. Productivity is growing but wages are stagnating. Again, this is not a point of view, but a fact.

yesterday
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Cyberax Re:sure, works for France (263 comments)

What laws govern conservation of monetary amount? Right now US and ALL other advanced countries have capacity to produce much more than needed.

2 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Cyberax Re:sure, works for France (263 comments)

Read: "race down to the bottom", please. Only then you are allowed to resume your inane bumbling.

2 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Cyberax Re:sure, works for France (263 comments)

No, you're DEMONSTRATABLY not. Most people in the US are dissatisfied with the number of vacation days ( http://www.zerohedge.com/news/... ) yet lack ANY power to change it. If the market actually worked (hint: it doesn't) then employers offering more vacation days would get better employees, gain a competitive advantage and crush employers with less vacation time.

Of course, in reality it's a race to the bottom. If a minimum vacation time wasn't set by law, then there'd be NO vacation time at all in a short amount of time.

2 days ago
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One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

Cyberax Re:English motherfucker, do you speak it? (189 comments)

One Becquerel means one decay per second. So Fukushima each month emits radioactive material that adds additional 1 million decays per second to the environment.

This is a very small number, the natural activity of radioactive materials inside a human body is about 10000 Bq. One gram of radium is 37 billions Becquerels. So the whole Fukushima disaster emitted the equivalent of about 30 grams of radium, not a trivial amount anymore, but still very small on the global scale. For comparison, one ton of uranium-bearing minerals contain about 0.1g of radium.

3 days ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Cyberax Re:Oh really? (367 comments)

Most of the rainwater runs off into rivers or evaporates. Only a small fraction filters through into the aquifers. You can accelerate it by drilling wells and pouring water into these wells - and some cities actually do this.

3 days ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Cyberax Re:Get the popcorn (367 comments)

Mild salt content is not a problem if there's at least some rainfall. Salted ground becomes a problem if you rely ONLY on irrigation.

3 days ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Cyberax Re:Why I'm on a well in a sustainable aquifer. (367 comments)

You have to choose carefully. Watertable is a shared resource, and if it's not replenished then eventually you might find yourself without access to water once a large farm nearby sucks all of it to water plants. Getting information about watertable boundaries is surprisingly complicated.

3 days ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Cyberax Re:Streams will run dry (367 comments)

Humans, reportedly, taste just like bacon. So you're in luck.

3 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

Cyberax Re:Good (285 comments)

Nope, I'm not confusing them. DoE provided necessary data on sulfur emissions and monitored the power plants. EPA was the one enforcing regulations, based on DoE data.

3 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

Cyberax Re:Good (285 comments)

Get back to actual science. I don't yet have a fusion reactor in my home. What the fuck am I paying you clowns for?

For not having to breathe sulfuric acid (acid rain)? Or not having your river catch a fire? Yeah, all those damn progressives ruin everything.

3 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

Cyberax Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (285 comments)

Yeah, let's see how the natural experiment with tax-cutting goes in Kansas compared to tax-crazy California.

3 days ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

Cyberax Re:Texas! (172 comments)

You underestimate the cost of relocation. It's an order of magnitude bigger than the cleanup cost. And we can prevent future catastrophes by building a good sea wall.

New York is also at risk of hurricanes, should we move it somewhere else?

about a week ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

Cyberax Re:Texas! (172 comments)

So would you fit a bill for relocation of nearly two million residents in NO and its neighborhoods? Where would you put them? What are they going to do?

about a week ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

Cyberax Re:Texas! (172 comments)

New Orleans area is pretty large - not all of it was flooded. Relocating the city would have required to build a completely new infrastructure somewhere close by, probably getting a lot of land under the eminent domain from existing landowners. So no, it's not a good solution.

Protecting New Orleans against floods is a much better idea. We can do this, almost all of the Netherlands is under the sea level, for example. And it's NOT uber-expensive.

about a week ago

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Nokia sells out to Microsoft

Cyberax Cyberax writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Cyberax (705495) writes "What we feared has just happened:

Nokia and Microsoft announce plans for a broad strategic partnership to build a new global ecosystem: ...
- Nokia would adopt Windows Phone as its principal smartphone strategy, innovating on top of the platform in areas such as imaging, where Nokia is a market leader.
- Nokia would help drive the future of Windows Phone. Nokia would contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies."

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DNSSec is being deployed to the root zone.

Cyberax Cyberax writes  |  about 4 years ago

Cyberax (705495) writes "Yesterday the final root key ceremony had been successfully conducted: http://dnssec-deployment.org/ (alas, I can't find a record of its stream).

So DNSSec is just about to be deployed to the root zone. Right now it serves Deliberately Unvalidatable Root Zone (DURZ). In a few hours it's about to be changed ( http://dns.icann.org/ has a countdown)!"

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Cyberax Cyberax writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Cyberax writes "Recently Apple has contributed ARM support for LLVM. Some people speculate that it might be used for iPhone applications. Might it be possible that iPhone will allow to run arbitrary applications in a 'sandbox'?"

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