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02 Jan 08:54

Coding with Qt: OT: What happens in Spain

When I started this blog I promised that I would never talk about anything but Qt code and topics related to it. Today I need to broke my promise because of the hopelessness I feel when I see what my country has not become. Sometimes, the bad criticisms of my country come from people that is not living in Spain, and for this reason they are ignored. Well, today I will try to explain what is happening here (in my opinion) for the foreign people. I will try to be short.

  1. IGNORANCE: Lots of people in this country have only a basic level in their studies (44.8%). This means that they are more manipulable because they ignore a lot of basic things that they should know or that could be worked out by reasoning. The reasoning in the last stages of education (16yr to 18yr) is what allows people to pay attention to the world where they live; at this point, only the 22.3% (UE-27 44.9%) have finished their studies. As more ignorant people become in a country, probably would be that they will obey what leaders tell them to do – without asking themselves.
  2. ENVY: Ignorance leads to Envy.  Based on what I explained before, the ability of critical thinking is really limited or nonexistent. It causes that instead of struggling and trying to achieve things with their effort, they envy what the others had achieved. So, they waste time and work destroying what the others had made, instead of earning their own benefits. The envy disabled them to work in teams, promotes individualism and increases the absence of perspective.
  3. FEAR: Ignorance leads to Fear. Ignorance causes fear in people who have not got explanations neither reasoning capacity for deducing things by themselves. There is such as ignorance that, as an example: Church had used it fo centuries for tryinh to explain world phenomena according to its dogmas. Now, this dogmas have been broken by the Science. People with basic studies have not got any access to this scientific explanations and have not got either the ability to understand them. This people feels fear of the unknown and it causes that they follow simple, but not accurate, explanatinos.
  4. HATE: Envy leads to Hate. Fear leads to Hate. The worst cocktail in the world is a mix of insane envy and fear for ignored things. The accumulation of envy for what the others have and the fear caused for what one ignores had caused wars and totalitarianism. Now in Spain, the the ultraconservative party forms the government and they are abolishing people’s rights, long ago acquired, because they feel fear that people think by themselves and they start to questioning what leaders do. They are afraid to lose the piece of cake they are eating now. They are afraid to lose what they get with envy. Because they don not know how achieve what they have with their own work and effort. To summarize, they HATE what others have. They HATE the others.
  5. INVOLUTION: Hate leads to NOT progress and Involution. Involution and/or conservatism are consequences of the fear to lose what people have now because of new arrivals. Not knowning how new things can coexist with the old ones without any conflict causes involution and a reluctance to change anything, so this attitude prevents any progress. Finally, we get a latecomer country with racist people and an illiterate society

Involution leads to more ignorant people. This is Spain. And remember one thing, the political leaders of Spain are the perfect reflection of the people who lives here. If we want to change them and change how runs this country, people must STUDY and THINK.

08 Oct 15:14

Pendências do Mestre

21 Jun 04:00

Prometheus

'I'm here to return what Prometheus stole.' would be a good thing to say if you were a fighter pilot in a Michael Bay movie where for some reason the world's militaries had to team up to defeat every god from human mythology, and you'd just broken through the perimeter and gotten a missile lock on Mount Olympus.
22 May 10:58

Vender eBooks sem DRM funciona, afinal

by Eber Freitas

Ano passado, em abril de 2012, a livraria virtual e editora Tor Books UK, ligada à Macmillan, anunciou que iria passar a vender eBooks livres de Digital Rights Management (DRM). Entre elogios da parte de leitores e autores e lobbies da Hachette, a estratégia está dando certo. Poucos dias atrás, a editora declarou que a quantidade de livros pirateados é insignificante.

A Tor foi uma das primeiras a compreender que travas virtuais não representam um empecilho para a pirataria, apenas um leve inconveniente. E que os verdadeiros clientes são os únicos a serem prejudicados com políticas de DRM. Essa ainda é uma medida controversa, que conta com defensores incondicionais na indústria do livro, que veem na ferramenta a única maneira viável de garantir o respeito aos direitos autorais concedidos por contrato. Segundo a companhia:

Para a nossa comunidade de leitores em particular, sentimos que foi um passo justo e essencial. A comunidade do gênero é muito próxima, com uma grande presença online, e com editores, autores e fãs tendo uma comunicação cada vez mais próxima.

O selo publica títulos do gênero ficção científica e fantasia – incluindo comic books – e tem uma base de leitores com características peculiares. “Sabemos que nossos leitores são early adopters, os primeiros a experimentarem novos formatos, novas experiências de leitura e novos dispositivos”, informa o blog da Tor. Em suma, eles gostam de tecnologia e são muito engajados com os autores e com a própria marca, segundo uma análise de Suw Charman-Anderson, colunista da Forbes. Entre prós e contras, ela aponta:

Honestamente, acredito que a melhor coisa que podemos fazer agora é experimentar, como a Tor fez, de uma maneira cuidadosa e criteriosa. Eles sentiram que os seus leitores estavam particularmente frustrados com o DRM, e descobriram que seus autores eram favoráveis à ideia de removê-lo.

Os resultados obtidos pela Tor mostram que não houve um crescimento na pirataria, e de quebra ganhou o apoio da comunidade, que se agradou do fato de ter sido ouvida. Esse é um padrão a ser rompido: a sisudez do mercado editorial, que despeja títulos sem entender, sequer superficialmente, o comportamento do leitor. No caso da britânica, são leitores que estão na vanguarda da adoção de tecnologia: conquistando-os, é mais provável que um novo produto ou serviço chegue ao mercado amplo e seja bem sucedido.

A medida da Tor não é a única receita de sucesso, porque ela vem com uma série de outras soluções agregadas. O relacionamento próximo com os leitores é insubstituível, e a construção da marca junto aos clientes é um processo lento e gradativo. Leitores/clientes fiéis não trocariam um livro vendido a um preço justo, sem DRM, por um congênere pirata. Mas construir dá trabalho. Quebrar padrões dá mais trabalho ainda. Sobretudo em uma indústria de paradigmas inflexíveis.

Com informações do Ars Technica

07 May 18:00

Open Source Is Better Than the Closed Stuff (Until You Hit 1 Million Lines)

WIRED: In the dark old days of the late 1990s and early 2000s, debates would rage about whether open source software is as good as proprietary software. And it was all a matter of opinion.

10 Apr 06:40

Ninja

by ProgramadorREAL

Ninja

string sender;
sender = "Fabio Akita";

Chefe: Boa notícia: Acabamos de contratar esse novo programador… Ele é muito ninja!
Programador: Ótimo! Já temos vários problemas para você resolver aqui…
(O programador ninja lança uma bomba de fumaça e desaparece)
(silêncio)
Programador: Preciso aprender a fazer isso…

Camiseta: Domino as artes milenares da POG
17 Apr 04:00

Authorization

Before you say anything, no, I know not to leave my computer sitting out logged in to all my accounts. I have it set up so after a few minutes of inactivity it automatically switches to my brother's.
10 Apr 04:00

All Adobe Updates

ALERT: Some pending mandatory software updates require version 21.1.2 of the Oracle/Sun Java(tm) JDK(tm) Update Manager Runtime Environment Meta-Updater, which is not available for your platform.
11 Mar 15:19

TIRA 659: Suspeito de um crime...

by Marinho...