Exclusividad y algunos privilegios de los Taxis de Chile

Hoy en día los taxis están en todas partes. Su servicio va desde muy malo a bueno, pasando por medidores adulterados o bien billetes falsos de vuelo. Esto no quiere decir que sean todos malos, solo que a la fecha no se han actualizado como corresponde (ver el post Uber, Cabify y los Taxis chilenos ) o bien que tienen algunas ventajas o beneficios que no tiene el resto. Esto ultimo es lo que me molesta con creces.

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Molestia con Google y su falta de API en Photos

Hasta hace poco tiempo, estaba tranquilo con todo lo que era utilizar Google. Ocupo su correo felizmente, su disco web (y pago por mas espacio), fui seguidor de Google+ antes que decayera totalmente, probé Wave (ese producto que quisieron que reemplazara a lo que actualmente son los correos) y utilice Picasa lo que finalmente paso a ser Google Photos. Todos estos productos los ocupo como usuario. Me gustan mucho y cumplen lo que quiero. Continue reading “Molestia con Google y su falta de API en Photos”

Chilean free education

This post is on the controversial topic of how to provide with free university education in Chile. As to what is “free” there are different ways as to approach this subject. The current government’s idea is (which neither they have a clear idea as to how to make it happen so I’ll try to explain as best I can what I think they’re aiming for) is that if the student goes to a certain group of universities, his/her first career studies are paid for by the university (which is being paid by the government). This idea sounds very good in the way that any person who wants to study can study. The problem that I think arises is a bit of the eternal student that some countries with this study approach have. From what I understand, Germany and Argentina have a free education (or mostly in the case of Germany) system up to college (excluding postgraduate degrees). Here comes a bit of hearsay and reading online (yeah, Internet never lies, but if one thinks about the system on itself it sounds possible). The problem with these systems is that students don’t have incentives to finish their studies. They can study as long as they want and as many careers as they want. Thus students in an extreme case never enter the workforce.

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WHO and Red Meats (Organizacion Mundial de la Salud)

Today there was a very controversial news in the Huffington Post about the cancer inducing properties of meats and processed meats (sausages, bacon -OM NOM NOM!-, franks and others). This news, other than being heaven sent to all vegans, caused a lot of confusions and headlines. For a lot of reasons, and for keeping myself informed so as to keep a rather somewhat healthy lifestyle, I wanted to know what this involved. Reading further there where a lot of red flags that needed clarification. Here are the following red flags that arose and that needed in depths reading:

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