762 posts • joined Tuesday 13th January 2009 08:04 GMT
I agree. The question though arised more in the "equivalent of 175 newspapers per person per day" which somewhat implied that all those data need to be processed (or read) in a way or the other - 'who is able to read 175 newspapers a day?'
However, the fact that we have countless duplications of data puts it into a slightly other perspective.
Data or information?
I guess it's data since they also included e.g. DVDs and there's hardly any information that only resides on a DVD. What size of a CD pile could be expected if all the redundancies were removed?
Let's hope Nicolas follows suit Gordon Brown. That guy neither had a clue about economics.
.brain data compression
Well, back in the days I've always been amazed how some of my fellow students were able to compress data. No matter how much learning material they stuffed their brains with it all was packed to the entropy of ale. Mind you, it was mostly a one-way function except on those nasty occasions of one pint too many...
Not enough information
"Each kilo is worth about £500 and we estimate we will mine between 250,000 to 400,000 tonnes per year [of the raw ore used to produce indium] in the first phase."
I guess 1 kilo(gramme?) of indium is worth 500 quid, not 1kg raw ore. But, how much Cornish ore is needed to produce 1 kg indium? Depending on the answer the £500 could be less attractive than it appears now...
I must be living in a different universe; mainly banks and insurances. Yes, most of them implemented disk encryption - on portable computers (not even all did that!). Only a few had encrypted drives on all PCs. That said, time is changing and recently one of the large, lethargically retarded companies moved to the world of all drives encryption outside data centres (though I doubt their initiative really grasped all affected drives yet).
Re if they don't work for us...
Ah yes, and you trust all of the 40'000 odd employees?! The same people which committed most of the frauds and security breaches I've encountered...
Technically, you may be right (although pseudo random algorithm is an answer, as others pointed out already). But let's consider we are talking about Labour. Would you really expect an infinite number of registrations?
Re Re: As a middle-aged white guy ...
Sarah, I see your point. But in my opinion, nothing is worth as much as not to take the piss out of it. This is, basically, my carte blanche to be 'horrible' to everyone. However, never should one forget that the audience is what makes the difference between a joke and an insult. It's the simple but all-important question about which pisstaking is appropriate in which situation.
Mexicans being insulted? Well, said comments on TopGear where arguably among the low end of its humour. But TG is a pisstaking show... (and showed how thin-skinned Mexicans are?)
Or is it ok to take the piss out of German, 'merkins, French, British, etc. but not Mexicans? When you say pisstaking is generally from below and white blokes won't be offended as much as others is it because they are, in your opinion, above the others? I hope not.
Make it mandatory for all 'merkins to buy a weapon which is not suitable to their temperament or physical capacity and sufficient to provide for their ordinary mass destruction. And health care won't cost a dime in the near future. Mind you, such may e.g. also solve NHS funding problems.
re re er
Hell, you don't do irony, do you?
"amateur approach", etc.
But, did it work?!
As far as I'm informed it did indeed work very well. So why being more 'elegant' than needed? Sounds more like a waste of resources. And, as others pointed out already, this may as well have been intended.
Ahh, that reminds me of an incident in a pub that happend yonks ago near Temple Bar. I bumped into a lovely Bud promo girl and asked her whether she knew the similarity between Budweiser and having sex in a canoe. Well, she wasn't very amused when I told her it's both fucking close to water.
"determine who is responsible under the Dublin Regulation for dealing with an asylum claim"
Ah yes, like e.g. Italy which, very inexplicably, sometimes forgets to record the data of its first-time asylum seekers...
Re where to stick their DNA testing kit
Be careful what you say or they may arrest you for insulting an officer (or whatever). And you know where your DNA ends up upon being arrested, legitimately or not.
"this is for the police to decide"
Blame me for pulling this slightly out of context. But, taking it a bit further McCarthy believes it's the police which should decide whether all Bristolians or, if this case still remained unsolved, the whole lot of UK should be DNA tested?!
Omen est nomen?! The new McCarthy era... You couldn't make it up, could you?
Who was first?
Did he start to build his Voyager replica before or after his neighbour started growing dope?
It's Friday, we need to know!
Re "clearly have information"
How difficult can it be to detect whether there is a gsm transmitter around?!
I'm sure, somewhere there is a (made up) statistic which proves that emergency number callers are more likely to commit a crime in the future. And if not, they are definitely some kind of troublemaker. Lock 'em up!
The real problem with some 'merkins is they lack knowledge of the outside world. Well, there is the USA, a border (to Mexico), the Axis of Evil and an obscure, medieval place called Europe. If you speak English you are most definitely American. French or German speakers must be European. Wetbacks speak Spanish and all other are either communists or terrorists or both.
In short, Assange is American hence he is a traitor.
Re free speech
...and free to be sacked as your employer sees fit.
Can someone please explain
I do know one or the other bit about trading companies both from a business and IT point of view (I used to work in this industry). Yet I cannot really see the connection between doing fast trading and cpu clock speed - other than poorly written code...
So be it...
Alas, if it still had been called Man of the Year, Zuckerberg would not have qualified.
Correct me if I'm wrong but as far as I know the current situation was largely forseeable using well known ecomomics models. Mind you, there's not only one possible outcome although even with modest knowledge of economics it was pretty obvious that we were running into troubles.
Rather than clueless economists the problem was that as long as all profited no one could be bothered to change course.
Re intelligence test
"If you could reason with unionists, there would be no union."
you're a troll, right?
Nothing to see here, move along
Was it really necessary to demonstrate that unionists (and socialists or communists) do not have the slightest grasp of how economics work?
"Do we have a problem with excess spending? Just raise taxes, that will do." The problem with these people is, they collect and spend tax revenue as if it is not their own money. Oh, bugger!