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  1. Gnome

    South Africa's rand currency 'rigged by banks'

    Serious question, would things like this happen if the country didn't have currency exchange controls.
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    Love-struck Indian jailed for life over mock hijack

    If by romcom you mean something akin to "You" then sure. He not only wanted her to lose her job, he was happy to destroy anyone in his path to accomplish what he wanted regardless of the consequences to them. The guy is sociopath.
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    How China has beat the US in the battle for rare earths

    Why is China the world leader in "rare earth minerals"? (pro tip: it isn't because they are rare) TL;DR they don't give 2 f#cks about the environmental damage they are causing by mining and refining elements that cause tons of radiation and pollution. But hey, we are doing so well with our coal...
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    Huawei wants developers to publish on its app store

    Have you even used Android? Everything happens seamlessly, you don't need to do anything but sign into google and everything downloads. Including your WhatsApp messages, apps, contacts, photos, videos, etc.
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    Huawei wants developers to publish on its app store

    App stores are the no1 reason people don't switch between iPhone and Android. Moving from one Android phone to another is seamless... If it makes use of Google services. When you buy Android you are definitely not buying it for the OS, you are buying it for the playstore & service...
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    Afraid for his life, Durban pastor attacks neighbour’s drone

    Sounds like the Pastor's neighbor needs a good PK. Boundary wall thing already made the situation clear. He lost because he wasn't following the rules but like a typical sociopath that always blames other decided that the other person is obviously in the wrong and therefore should continue to...
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    The most desirable tech employers to work for in SA

    :ROFL::crying: Literally the only reason you'd want to work for those institutions is because you've heard it is a free ride. Who on earths wants to go there to build a prosperous career
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    We are grieving — it feels like losing a family member’

    Property and ownership is a white concept. If you get there first and build there first then it is yours! Back in the day people from these parts probably would have just killed each other if someone built somewhere more desirable. Now it is just about being first.
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    Pupil who 'stabbed' classmate with a spoon over food in court for attempted murder

    Hahahahahahaha, oh wait, you are being serious?
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    Pupil who 'stabbed' classmate with a spoon over food in court for attempted murder

    A lot of men get very aggressive around 18, even I will admit I was difficult at that age combined with being in your prime (ie> physical strength) Having a lot of men at this age in your school is not a good environment for sure. It is hard because these guys should be allowed to get education...
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    A dangerous number of South African IT professionals are leaving

    I work for months at a time in the US, either in Seattle or San Jose and the place is pretty much full of Chinese and Indian people. So not sure what Australia is doing, but the USA is the technology leader (at least for the time being) and they are mostly hiring people from China & India...
  12. Gnome

    Pupil who 'stabbed' classmate with a spoon over food in court for attempted murder

    Both the stabber and stabbed are 19... Wonder which grade.
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    Everest climbers describe chaotic 'Lord of the Flies' situation near the peak, with fights breaking out amid unruly overcrowding

    Sure but what happen next was more interesting and is why a lot of people do die: The first part is what happens all the time. Some people are able to put their own dreams on hold, others couldn't care less.
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    Everest climbers describe chaotic 'Lord of the Flies' situation near the peak, with fights breaking out amid unruly overcrowding

    They are HEADING UP. You realize the death zone still takes a long time to ascend right? Most oxygen is for the ascent not the decent. If you decide to turn back to help someone, it is entirely possible. There has been numerous articles about this from people that have actually been up there...
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    Everest climbers describe chaotic 'Lord of the Flies' situation near the peak, with fights breaking out amid unruly overcrowding

    A lot of people pass people on the way up to the summit who are busy dying. They could give them some of their oxygen and head back down. Only the Sherpa's often have enough strength to help people down, but most people die because they don't have enough oxygen. If you are passing someone on...
  16. Gnome

    Everest climbers describe chaotic 'Lord of the Flies' situation near the peak, with fights breaking out amid unruly overcrowding

    In the grand scheme, $11 billion is insignificant in itself. It really depends what it is tied to. You don't allow 1 million people into that kind of place without significant costs to the country in question. That 11 billion is very far from free. Also Huawei is not just about Huawei. Do...
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    Everest climbers describe chaotic 'Lord of the Flies' situation near the peak, with fights breaking out amid unruly overcrowding

    $11k is nothing even if a million people go that is an insignificant amount compared to the economy of China. People that want to go up that mountain are all ruthless. Hire a Joburg taxi driver and see him get ripped apart there. You need to both have 0 apathy for others, a lot of money and...
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    A dangerous number of South African IT professionals are leaving

    I've spent a fair amount of time in the US working in various offices. Most developers these days are from India or China. If you know how to run a remote team, I don't see why it is impossible to make the Indian contractors thing work. Keep a few in house guys, do code reviews, have...
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    A dangerous number of South African IT professionals are leaving

    One thing I can say for sure is that SA has a lot of weak skills. I've interviewed more than a 200 people now (our system tracks how many we've done) and SA by far has been the saddest of the bunch. And most of my interviews are with people from 3rd world countries. (a lot were in SA) Also...
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