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SillyCow

Member Since 03 Sep 2008
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In Topic: Future of economics, Step 1

23 May 2016 - 03:44 AM

Wait, are you Greek?


But on a serious note: You want me to give you 100 pieces of gold, and you promise to (maybe) pay back 90. Why would anyone who is half-way sane do that? You cannot really be serious about that idea.

 

 

Not Greek myself, and I don't really care about the Greek financial crisis (I have my own problems :-) ).

However, this sort of 100% money-centered capitalism has me baffled.

 

Gold like money is not very useful in itself. Gold can be exchanged for "things". To simplify, let's call these "things" food.

 

So Gold can be exchanged for "food". 

 

I am a milk Farm owner. and I owe you 50 Liters of milk (worth 50 gold). Also, I am about to go bankrupt because of some unforeseen circumstance (One of my cows was run-over by a tractor). I tell you that If I don't get 10 gold now and buy a new cow, I will go bankrupt imediately.

 

This means two things to you:

1. You will not get your 50L of milk,

2. If I was the only milk-farmer, you will need to start importing your milk. (Unless you think a banker can operate a milk farm).

 

 

As such it might be in your financial interests to give me money for free.Specifically, giving me 10 gold is worth 40 gold for you (if you think that I will not go bankrupt again).

 

This is why it sometimes makes financial sense to give some people money. I do not like the rhetoric above which assumes that it is always a bad financial idea.

 

The big story is not that Germany has 10 gold, the big story is that Germany wants 50L of milk from Greece. If they believe that Greece will supply those 50L of milk, then it would be an excellent idea to give them 10 gold for it. (Assuming that they can't just sue 41L of milk from Greece. [And this is the real question.] )


In Topic: Islamaphobia in the United States

07 May 2016 - 03:30 PM

The politically correct adjective for describing something or someone as being Muslim is:  Muslim / Islamic.

The noun describing a person who believes in Islam: is a Muslim.

 

The Adj+Noun describing Muslim fundamentalists: Islamists. These are people who intertwine Islam and Politics/Law.

 

On the same weight:

A Christian who votes for Christianity as federal law: A "Christianists"

 

Some Muslims would find being called an Islamist offensive.

 

A Muslim can easily be a liberal, while I find it hard to picture a liberal Islamist. ( I'm sure some exist )


In Topic: Is it possible to make gaming servers of future games permanent?

11 February 2016 - 04:55 PM


If we are going to go down the track of games as art, we need to start a preservation effort now

The smithonian started this a few years ago. I wonder how it's going. I don't live in the states, so I haven't seen it, but it's a cool idea


In Topic: For Those of You Who Have Children

28 December 2015 - 03:30 PM

I have much less programming time now that I have small children.

In order to make the most of it, I plan really well in advance exactly what it is I need to do.

I never planned prioritized tasks outside of work before, but now I do so on my hobby work.

Always having an open TODO list in front of me helps me make the most out of the little "alone" time that I do have.


In Topic: After four months of toiling and sleepless night I released my first Android...

17 December 2015 - 03:54 PM

First feedback:

Make a trailer video. It makes it easier to understand what your game is about.

It also helps the download count on google play.

Video doesn't have to be professional, just show some gameplay.


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