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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    Great news for all you Germans!

    BBC News - Germany lifts Doom sales ban after 17 years

    Forget the Euro currency problems and fear of financial collapse: you now, finally, get to purchase a copy of Doom...

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    Darn! And I thought the good news was that South European countries had been excluded from the Euro...
    Last edited by Mario F.; 09-01-2011 at 08:03 PM.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Darn! And I thought the good news was that South European countries had been excluded from the Euro...
    Don't that include Portugal as well?!
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    Doesn't... Yes, it sure does.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Doesn't... Yes, it sure does.
    Out of interest, how do you Euro guys in the south see the best way forward?

    Over here there's lots of opinions, but they are all coloured towards the bias of the people commentating (ant-euro, pro-euro, insane-but-righteous, etc). What's the opinion of those on the street, so to speak?

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    It's more of the same, Fordy. Opinions differ greatly and there's no sort of national consensus, or grand majority. Which is in my view just another demonstration of how the European agencies failed to impart into the population an European frame of mind.

    On one thing everyone sees to be in agreement though; not blaming ourselves for the mess we got ourselves into. Portuguese are in fact particularly good at that. Along with codfish, olive oil and cork, we are very good at self-acquittance. Shame it isn't an exportable good.

    ...

    Personally, I defend that it's just not possible to have a common currency without a common fiscal policy and agencies. We will forever highly permeable to market speculation and North American sponsored assaults on our economies. Weaker countries, like the south European countries are too much of an easy prey and too tempting to ignore. They are for all purposes cracks exposing the weakness of the Euro wall.

    Now, I don't care for my country. I care for the European project though. I'm a federalist. I don't necessarily agree with the idea countries like Portugal, Greece, Northern Ireland, Spain or Italy should be removed from the Euro at this stage. It's too late for that. I think the error was made already. But I'd want a common fiscal policy to replace the current national model (which is anti-European from where I stand).
    Last edited by Mario F.; 09-02-2011 at 09:27 AM.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    another demonstration of how the European agencies failed to impart into the population an European frame of mind.
    Ouch! Maybe Mussolini could have done that more effectively.

    ps. in English words starting with a hard U sound (like European) are exceptions to the "an" rule. It's "a European frame...".
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    >> Ouch! Maybe Mussolini could have done that more effectively.

    Lol. The thought crossed my mind. There's always something scary about "frame of mind", isn't there? Just couldn't be bothered editing. But definitely someone like him! It was an incredible period in history for sure, when Europe -- or a significant portion of it -- could unite under common banners. And when villains and heroes could all move entire crowds. Much better than the drabness that settled in our political class. But of course, just not that type of political speech I'd like to see Europe give its population for sure. I cannot imagine any other way than democracy to lead us into the future.

    >> in English words starting with a hard U sound (like European) are exceptions to the "an" rule. It's "a European frame...".

    Nice. Thanks! Will try to remember that.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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