"Light touch regulation" - where did that get us before?
It lead directly to the sub-prime mortgage f*** up and subsequent financial crash.
Will people never learn?
131 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Every time I read about the latest increase in disk drive capacity I'm reminded of the state-of-the-art disk drives when I first got into computing. The disk drives were about the size and shape of a washing machine (top loader) and a disk pack comprised platters each about the size of a 12" LP stacked about a foot high. The capacity?
Yes. And that'll be the same Accenture who employs the "consultants" I e-mailed yesterday. Here's is a line from that e-mail....
"It might be better for people – especially, it would seem, experts brought in from Accenture - to ask me specific questions rather than continually guessing."
The rest of the e-mail was along similar lines.
"I should think that they need to run an UNMANNED mission to loop around the Moon and verify everything actually works before sticking people in there"
Why? NASA's first Apollo mission to the moon was manned (Apollo 8) and it went into lunar orbit too.
And no need to shout the word "unmanned" either. We can read...
>A country may be able to threaten a user, but then the (innocent) user
>has the option of handing the government their previous conversations
No! That is why this is a BAD THING.
By that logic anyone who doesn't had over their messages is automatically guilty of whatever crime they were alleged to have committed.
''Users might say they don't like the "algorithmic timeline," but only two per cent could work out how to opt out and return to a strictly chronological timeline''
I f*cking hate the "algorithmic timeline" - it completely defeats the point of Twitter IMO. I have opted out but I'm convinced that what I now see is not simply my timeline. Tweets from accounts I follow do not always appear :(
The problem is there's currently no viable alternative to Twitter.
"And for how many years have you known about that situation and done nothing to mitigate it?"
Seems like forever my old chum. And no matter how many times we've pointed out the need for comprehensive rewrites the money's never been there.
It's not just Twitter and Facebook.
You could include a whole host of other sites and services not least those little known things like Office 365, YouTube and Google+
Depending on what they choose to class as Social Media you could include most of the internet...
"Too many to choose from. Barker was brilliant but there was also Tommy Handley, Max Miller, Spike Milligan, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Morecambe and Wise, Peter Cook, etc."
Spike Milligan, the greatest British comedian of all time? I don't think so.
He was Irish.
550 hp is peanuts.
One of my favourite facts is that the fuel pump for the F1 rocket engine (which powered the Saturn V) was 50,000 horse power. But then it did have to pump *three* *tons* of propellant per second. And there were five F1 engines in the first stage don't forget...
Be still, my heart, indeed.
>Cars don't see you
Although a recumbent is a lot lower than an upright bike it is far more visible! Recumbents are such an unusual sight that motor vehicles take much more notice. When riding mine (and I've ridden tens of thousands of kilometers on mine) I can hear vehicles slow down much more as the driver goes "WTF"...
However I wouldn't commute on one in *heavy* traffic but that's for other reasons.
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