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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

TheDarkMaster Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (329 comments)

False. "supply and demand" only works in economic theory. In our harsh reality you have monopolies, combination of prices between vendors, even plain extortion. The average buyer becomes obligated to purchase for $10000 regardless of whether he can spend this or not, even though the market has only one buyer in a thousand able to pay $10000.

One example? On my country (Brazil), You can get government-subsidized loans with the bank to afford homes costing up to, say, $30000. Most homes here do not cost all that to be built, the majority could be sold at a good profit for let's say $10000. But what happens? Because people can apply for loans of up to 30000, then out of nowhere all the houses now cost at least that (but they actually cost much less than that). The result is that most homes are unoccupied, for those who can not afford them or who do not accept pay them.

(And do not take this as a personal offense... But for me the north-american mentality of "maximum profit at any cost" is a cancer that will wipe out humanity soon or later.)

6 hours ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

TheDarkMaster Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (329 comments)

You humans do have serious problems with extremes. The point is: I are the builder. I spent $1000 to make the house. If I sold for $2000, I will have a generous 100% profit. But, why I need to sell for $10000 just because someone can afford this? And worst of all my friend, maybe the buyer can pay $10000, but why he would do that when he knows that my house would cost at most $2000? Or I as builder end up getting nothing at all, or I end up starting another housing bubble, and you already know what happens when it bursts.

In summary: Having some profit is acceptable. Horever, to want 900% profit as in the example is simply stupid, blind greed.

7 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

TheDarkMaster Re:Quite logical reaction (689 comments)

What is your problem with that, uh? Maybe you do not liked because you are just one of these bullies who deserve do die in very gruesome ways? I will defend my relatives by any means necessary, and if you do not like, suck it

7 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

TheDarkMaster Re:WTF?? (689 comments)

Yes, and No.

Actually we really do live in a savage society where criminals rule, unfortunately... Horever, It never was and will never be an excuse for anyone to be a criminal.

8 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

TheDarkMaster Re:Quite logical reaction (689 comments)

In fact I really do not need to do anything like that, asshole... Because I made the decision long ago of not to have children in this shithole that you call world. But if I ever change my mind, you can be sure that I will defend them at any cost.

8 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

TheDarkMaster Re:Same old, same old. (689 comments)

You can have kids. But you will have to have a policy of "if you harm my son, I kill you" on this sick society.

11 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

TheDarkMaster Re:Quite logical reaction (689 comments)

It's the same thing I would do. If my child was being abused, I would go to school. I then would break the spine of the bully, and his father complained, I also send him to the hospital. It is the only language bullies understand.

11 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

TheDarkMaster Re:WTF?? (689 comments)

15-year olds sociopaths. Bullies needs do be jailed for life, because they are simply unable to live in society. and if that is not enough, then they should be killed. And if that does not happen now, it will happen sooner or later when they become adults. Therefore it is better to kill then before they cause innocent victims.

11 hours ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

TheDarkMaster Wrong. (329 comments)

Wrong. Everything goes down if the builders can continue asking millions for homes that were built using only a tenth of what they are asking. It will not do anything doubling or tripling the number of homes if no one can afford them.

12 hours ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

TheDarkMaster Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (329 comments)

...everybody knows these guys have money so they charge accordingly

This is the fundamental root of the whole problem. If the builder has spent $ 1000 to build a house and there is someone who can afford to pay 10000, the builder does not want to receive, say, 2000 by the house (which would be already a 100% profit!). No, he wants to receive the 10000 merely because someone can pay. Pure and simple greed in action.

12 hours ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

TheDarkMaster Re:The bay area used to have affordable housing (329 comments)

He may be wrong on some points, but he did not say at any time that blacks can not change. And I do not need statistics to conclude that he is right in what he said, I just need to go outside. Here is obvious the culture of violence, young blacks boast about of being gang members, their language is 80% violence and profanity. Poor young whites do the same thing, but is most common to I see blacks doing it. Racism? No, unfortunately this is what I see happening on the streets here, I like it or not.

(And as he said, people can change to better. But they have to want to do this and it is not what is happening with the majority.)

13 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

TheDarkMaster Re:Themes... (450 comments)

Oh my... Think a bit about this... You can not say, arrogantly, "just open the menu" if the distro of choice of the user do not have a menu. If the user chose a distro that has, great, will work! But... what if he chose one that does not have, like Ubuntu/Unity? In short: You can not blindly assume when giving support to a user

5 days ago
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The Graffiti Drone

TheDarkMaster Re:The countermeasures will be far more interestin (126 comments)

I do not believe you're so stupid ... I'll summarize for you: I agree with the idea that taggers should be killed. BUT, do not cross your mind at any time the guy overreacted INTENTIONALLY? Do you really, really think someone will use DU bullets against a civilian drone? Geez!

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

TheDarkMaster Re:Themes... (450 comments)

Oh man, another clueless one... Dude, throw alway your colorfull googles and see the ENTIRE problem, please? Just one example: I start KDE, okay. More or less a "expected" desktop Windows-like. Now, open Kate to do some file editing. Ok, works as expected. Now open something GNOME-based. oh oh, copy/paste broken (because the application in question do not like to accept the default KDE way to do this). Try pgAdmin3, or some application using wxWidgets. Oh oh... WTF is going on? Another one have a GUI, but you need the CLI to be able to make then work.

Short version: IF, and i can't stress enought this IF, you use a more or less sane desktop like KDE, many applications still like to do things in bizarre and obscure ways. And worse, many of them do not like to play nice with the others.

5 days ago
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The Graffiti Drone

TheDarkMaster Re:The countermeasures will be far more interestin (126 comments)

Why the GP feels we need these to hunt down some guy with a can of spray paint, I couldn't tell you.

Wait until your entire neighborhood get covered in gangsta-like tagging, and then you will understand the reason for this.

5 days ago
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The Graffiti Drone

TheDarkMaster Tagging (126 comments)

I suppose that what you Americans call "tagging" is known in my country (Brazil) as "pichação". This "art" is made by animals marking their "territory", and the only thing that works well against this urban blight is a good bullet in the head. Or even better, two bullets to ensure. There is no more depressing thing than seeing your entire city tagged by these animals (And believe me, they also act and talk like animals).

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

TheDarkMaster Re:You will have the following problems, and wins (450 comments)

...you will be surprised how many users copy/paste files instead of drag/drop...

It is just easier to control, and copy/paste can be used with keyboard commands when necessary.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

TheDarkMaster Re:Themes... (450 comments)

I see you do not have a clue about the problem. Re-read the problem: "re-training Windows users to use Linux desktop." This ALWAYS have costs, period. Time is money on any serious enterprise and time is spent showing users how to do things in a totally different system, and this time costs money given that during this time the staff in training are not producing.

In short, for those who are too lazy to read: Employees are not unable to adapt, but this adaptation takes time and costs money, and it comes out that the so-called "Linux retraining cost".

5 days ago

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How secure is Windows XP limited user account?

TheDarkMaster TheDarkMaster writes  |  more than 5 years ago

TheDarkMaster writes "I need to grant user access to my pc for parents. Of course I can't say what a hell my little sister (or others) can download from net, and I need to use a limited user account for her. But, how secure is this account? They can survive a "OMG, CLICK HERE NOW!!!!" "insuspect" file or something else?"

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