7 posts • joined 17 Aug 2012
Re: Scotlands Last Chance
You present a beautiful picture of a future, but offer little in the way of a roadmap to get there.
We should have Thorium fission plants, and be developing fusion instead of burning coal and gas.
We should be exploring space and mining the asteroid belt.
We should be governing by ability and vision rather than personality and greed.
Getting to these lofty goals should not include chopping the world's population into smaller and more idealistic chunks, because if you do, you'll end up just one idealistic chunk in charge of nothing, amongst thousands who care little for your vision - exactly where you are now.
When writing code, no matter how good the procedure you call is, the whole program is still crap if the main body is corrupt. Fix the recursive lobby/tax/elect/media loop in the core, you can worry about everything else later.
I think everyone should have these:
If you were a true audiophile (and who isn't these days), you might consider upgrading the cabling for your "streaming device" using cables from Chord (www.chord.co.uk). A single 1 m ethernet cable will set you back a measly £1600.
Yup. £1600. 1 m.
Snake oil anyone?
If you build it...
...they will - you know. Come.
Reg Article Title...
...And Sub-Heading Of The Year? I vote YES.
Re: it looks very similar to....
I seem to remember something very similar in the Lotus '97 suite of programs we had on our old IBM - specifically the diary, which also made the sound of turning the page as well.
I concur with all - this is hogwash of the lowest order.
I seem to remember somewhere that the British Rail network was the largest, most valuable company at one point. I wonder where the NHS would fit in?
I agree - with the other commenters
I like to know where my personal stuff is. Money is not personal (especially when most of what I have isn't really mine), so I am quite happy for someone else to look after it for me. Even so, I wouldn't say no to the odd bar of gold under the floorboards...
My family pictures, personal correspondance (I store all my email locally so I can peruse it offline), financial spreadsheets and so forth, I want to know where those bits are, and know that I have control over them. It is my responsibility to look after them (backups, RAID arrays and such). I am much happier knowing that MY STUFF is in MY HOUSE and not flung far and wide in some unknown warehouse that could get flooded, go up in flames and lose everything.
Whole-heartedly agree with the general feeling of comments so far. It will be a long time indeed before my modem will compete with even my slowest spinning lump of metal, and a long time after that before it can beat an SSD.
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