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Tesla and Panasonic Have Reached an Agreement On the Gigafactory

Salgat Re:Cell and battery production in same plant (72 comments)

China taking advantage of outsourcing afforded it the ability to provide rural workers with low wage factory jobs. As more rural workers transitioned to these factory jobs, a middle class started to develop. This eventually led to internal demand for the products they were producing (since you had enough people with low but decent wage jobs), which ultimately results in China having a strong enough middle class to create jobs for their own demand, not just the demand of other countries. China is arriving at the point where they can start manufacturing higher end goods/services that can be sold within their own country, just like 1st world countries.

2 hours ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

Salgat Re:I will invest in that. (168 comments)

He used it correctly in other parts of his statement. What likely happened is that he just had a typo and does know the correct meaning.

4 days ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

Salgat Re:surpising (168 comments)

You don't need a profit to benefit your investors. As long as your company grows in value, all those who own a share in the company see their own value also increase. Amazon is likely only around because of their long term strategy, which has afforded them the ability to remain relevant through fast shipping, large selection, and their media presence.

4 days ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

Salgat Re:IBM (383 comments)

Heaven forbid other people who happen to be from different countries compete for your job, right? I have no problem with immigrants and others coming to our country to earn a living. You have to remember, these people will be using their skills for American companies, their salaries for American taxes, and as an added benefit, they can help themselves and their family to earn a better living (which yes, is a good thing because they are humans, people just like us). I have family in China that benefit strongly from outsourcing and I'll be damned if outsourcing hasn't brought hundreds of millions out of crippling $1/day poverty. We work in a global economy now, your cushy jobs with little competition no longer exist, and I feel no sympathy for you losing that.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

Salgat Re:I guess they won't need any more foreign Visas? (383 comments)

It amazes me that people need to realize that skillset is just one factor in compensation. There is a reason why even lawyers can have a hard time finding a good paying position; it's because they, just like programmers, have to compete for high paying jobs. More competitors means more selection and less monetary incentive required by the employer to hire people.

about two weeks ago
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New Microsoft CEO Vows To Shake Up Corporate Culture

Salgat Changing everything is not always a good thing (204 comments)

While it is good to change something if need be, it can be very detrimental to be overexcited, ready to change everything to how you see fit, and end up causing a lot more problems that solving. On the lower levels you'll especially see this with power hungry over ambitious managers who take advantage of their role to completely change how things are done, regardless of whether the old way actually worked. The best way to "shake things up" is to slowly transition and test your new ideas so you don't create a mess in the process.

about two weeks ago
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Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

Salgat Re:Consciousness (284 comments)

I wasn't aware of the soul as being defined by that, at least for Christians/Jews the Bible barely makes any mention of its properties. Considering the "soul" is metaphysical, the explanation can be simply explained away as a supernatural copy of our state of mind that is restored after death in a new supernatural body. Who knows though, I sure as hell don't know anything about souls and to discuss it is pure guessing.

about three weeks ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

Salgat Re:The goal of 1st world countries (401 comments)

This is why outsourcing is a good thing; it systematically eliminates poverty throughout the world. I'm an American but outsourcing has allowed family in China to have a chance at being middle class. I guess what it comes down to is that as long as people out there are seriously benefiting from this, maybe it's a good thing. Yes people lose their $80,000/year jobs, but on the same hand hundreds of millions in impoverished nations are building a strong middle class and enjoying a life where they might have a chance to not be poor.

about three weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

Salgat Re:More leisure time? (564 comments)

For the sake of stability in a country, if most people were unemployed the government would implement a minimum guaranteed income, otherwise you'd have rampant uprisings and riots.

about three weeks ago
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London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally

Salgat Re:That's not going to make (105 comments)

He has a legit point though. Google not only can give you multiple routes to take depending on what you want, but also knows in real time the traffic on every street in the city and can dynamically change your route to avoid it. Technology is constantly replacing jobs and freeing up money for other parts of the economy, this is a good thing but the transition can be difficult for some.

about three weeks ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

Salgat Re:ah (228 comments)

If anything, the IRS is pretty awesome. As long as you come to them first, they'll work with you to get your debt paid, even if they could have pursued much harsher legal action.

about a month ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Salgat Re:Why can't (349 comments)

The problem with caps for internet is that you are restricting the flow of information, which is harmful for society as a whole. Internet is something far beyond any other utility and is so revolutionary that you can't just simplify it down to being another utility that goes by usage, especially when the cost to the company is not by data amount but by bandwidth, which can justifiably be charged for.

about a month ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

Salgat Re:I skipped Windows 7... (681 comments)

I'm pretty sure the GeForce GT 750M is not a workstation GPU, unless I am mistaken? It seems to be meant for gaming/desktop use. If, instead, you are trying to be pedantic about his use of the word "card" instead of GPU, then your completely missing the point of his statement and just being an asshole.

about a month ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

Salgat Re:Windows 7 end of life... (681 comments)

At least for 8's release the upgrade only cost around $60, which for those of us with a decent paying job is only the cost of a video game, negligible to improve the performance and support for something I personally use everyday for several hours. If you can't invest $60 in something that you see as a small but noticeable benefit to your everyday life, then that's your own choice. Of course, this only applies to those who see it as an improvement (which I'm assuming will be the case for 9 over 7).

about a month ago
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Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

Salgat Re:One non-disturbing theory (304 comments)

You have to remember that the surface area to volume ratio of tiny plastic particulate is magnitudes greater than a water bottle, which completely changes the rate at which bacteria can reach and metabolize the plastic.

about a month ago
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Boston Trying Out Solar-Powered "Smart Benches" In Parks

Salgat Re: Someone put gum in the outlets. (119 comments)

Waterproof connectors exist, and as far as shorting 5V to ground, it just needs a built in current limiter so that it won't drive enough current to damage anything.

about a month ago
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Google Demos Modular Phone That (Almost) Actually Works

Salgat Re:"Almost" works? (126 comments)

Considering this is focused on a huge change to the hardware, the fact that it even can start booting shows they have significant progress in it. I have a feeling you have no idea how much work it takes to get to that point. Hell, the original iPhone barely managed to boot and had to follow a strict order of actions when doing it at the original Apple unveiling or else it would crash. This is still a phone very much in development, you need to respect that.

about a month ago
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Building the Infinite Digital Universe of No Man's Sky

Salgat Re:question (100 comments)

You save the initial values that created it then any changes to it must be saved separate and appended after its creation each time.

about a month ago

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