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For sale: 4-bedroom condo in San José, Costa Rica!

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After 5 years here, we are moving to the US. We are selling our apartment on the fifth floor of the Metropolitan Tower, overlooking the Sabana Metropolitan Park, next to the National Stadium in San José, Costa Rica.

We are not in a hurry, but we want to sell this year. We want to focus on life, and not manage a property.

Therefore, I am adopting a Dutch auction. The current asking price is:
USD 650,000This price will be reduced by USD 10,000 per two weeks. This will continue until sold, or until the end of 2017.
If you are interested, but not at current price, you can delay. But also, if you delay, someone else might purchase.

OverviewLiving area:230.27 m2 – 2478 sqftTotal with parking and storage:272.07 m2 – 2928 sqftFirst moved in:September 2013 – we are first ownerLayout:4 bedrooms, balcony, utility room, maid quartersBathrooms:3 bathrooms, 1 washroom, 1 bathroom in maid quartersParking:2 parking spaces in underground garage, protected entryStorage:approx 11 m2 – 118 sqft crawl space…

On the Google vs. James Damore controversy

As an introduction, the following are some publications covering various aspects of the Google diversity controversy:
First and foremost, James Damore's original diversity memo. First intended for a limited audience at Google, it was published after a first internal and then public uproar, and his resulting firing for expressing this opinion.The Guardian: Google employee fired over diversity row considers legal actionMegan McArdle, via Bloomberg View: As a Woman in Tech, I Realized: These Are Not My PeopleCynthia Lee, lecturer in computer science at Stanford: I'm a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.I liked the article by Megan McArdle. However, I was asked to express my opinion about the last article, by Cynthia Lee. Cynthia's point of view appears to be representative of the uproar, and is phrased in a cogent and non-extreme manner.

Broadly, my views are as follows:
Throughout centuries, society has historically done an extremely poor job a…