Re: Global Depopulation is the answer
"I come in peace. Take me to your lizard."
1046 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
"I come in peace. Take me to your lizard."
Indeed. Someone who doesn't have to toil on 12-hour, 7 day a week shifts on zero-hour contracts just to keep a roof over their head and their children's bellies full, can afford the time needed to improve their own lot in life. OK, some people will choose to do nothing, but so what? They do that now.
Also there are plenty of people who work their arses off without actually getting paid, e.g. people caring for elderly and infirm relatives, who'd otherwise need to be looked after by the state.
I agree that automation probably won't suddenly make everyone unemployed, but attitude expressed by the article is distinctly unhelpful. It just says "no UBI will not work!" without providing any alternatives.
If you work in IT, it's a no-brainer. Broadband or hand? That's another question entirely.
So much this!
Sell a package that figures out what the connected phone is, grabs the latest ROM, sets up the bootloader and does all the flashing malarkey and I'd pay, say, £40.
Some poor teenager is going to find themselves banged up for sending a foodie of their bangers and mash dinner.
Don't know, but you can bet his keyboard would have been drenched in spittle.
@AC: Just stay clear of the new Type 45 Destroyer. They don't work.
"Name your time scale for BT to do all this.
Then show us your plan"
Surely we name the timescale and then BT have to show us their plan?
If our timescale is unreasonable, then it can be negotiated.
I'm for mashing Ctrl-Alt-Delete on the whole damn thing.
@Timmy B: But will it be £150-£200? If not, it's not in the same class as this thing.
So are they going to be switching to vanilla Android, Cyanogen OS is dying off?
That's up to the research councils who, as I said, are responsible for approving grants.
Yeah, well I've met plenty.
Nobody wants it to fail, just to say "I told you so". The very idea is laughable. That doesn't mean that remainers should just "Put Up or stfu", rather than desperately try to avert what they see as a disaster being orchestrated by idiots and/or those with their own agenda.
@Phil: I'm pretty sure I did say "some of them will have rational reasons for voting out (honestly there are a few)".
To be clear, I do think there are good reasons for wanting to leave the EU, but on balance I favour the status quo. I don't, however, believe that most of those who voted out did so in an informed and rational way.
"Put Up or stfu"
That attitude is getting much older, much quicker.
Government "spending on research" doesn't mean the government directing research, it means the government giving a budget to a research council who issue grants to research organisations that apply for it. The only control the government should exert is in deciding which research councils should get some money and how much of it they get.
The Brexit angle is that, at the moment, some of that funding comes from the EU's central research councils. When we Brexit, we might be cutting ourselves off from that source of funding, so our researches will have to rely on the pittance provided by our own government.
It's a bit much to call them racists. Some of them were/are, but some of them will have rational reasons for voting out (honestly there are a few). However most will have just been generally pissed off with their situation and had their minds poisoned by years of anti-immigration, blame the EU for everything, propaganda from our media.
"Reflecting on Britain's legacy of Alan Turing and Cambridge research, Hammond reckoned the UK is already a technology world leader."
That's a bit like reflecting on the legacy of Julius Caesar and claiming that Rome is the centre of the known world?
People will be somewhat disappointed when they go to see the pilots and find a bunch of teenagers with XBox controllers.
That's my preferred option. It would force phone companies to build more, while also being as price-competitive as possible; they're going to want to avoid having gaps in their network while at the same time having losing all their own customers to cheaper companies.
Re. BTOpenreach, surely the problem is that the infrastructure owner is also in the same business as, and therefore a competitor of, its customers? If that's never allowed to happen, then it could work.
I take your point. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people end up being left behind though.
...unless we have another big war to soak them all up.
Which is why we need to have an objective look at options like universal basic income. I know many people spit angrily when someone suggests giving people money for nothing, but when a huge part of the population is unemployable what else can you do?
...and whether it was carrying a coconut.
In which case, it becomes the government's (with the consent of parliament) job to go for a form of Brexit that would be best for the country. Or, if that's not workable then forget the whole thing. The problem seems to be that government are going for the best political solution (for them), rather than the best scocial and economical solution for everyone.
...plus the employers may just bugger off.
This question doesn't seem to bother the mainstream media, so why should it bother Facebook?
I hear grey is in this month.
Lets just call them Heidi Powell #1 and Heidi Powell A.
That's a fair point Xamol; until we can engineer self-driving cars that specifically identify white vans and BMWs and act accordingly, they'll never be able to prevent accidents of this kind.
To be fair, one of them was competently driven but it wasn't by any human.
Gregxit? That would be the independence of a certain inexpensive baked goods shop?
"Say what you like about the UK, at least our employment law does something to protect employees"
You just wait.
Not that the all female Ghostbusters are female alternatives of Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston, they're entirely new characters.
It's all a bit wibbly wobbly timey wimey, isn't it?
"Only an idiot (or a person with a vested interest)"
That covers most MPs then.
Presumably it's so they can be controlled centrally without needing a dedicated network.
Most scifi these days seems to focus on things going badly wrong, which probably reflects the mood that our best days are behind us. All very depressing, so a bit of optimistic forward looking would be quite welcome.
Anyone who thinks that people who are offended by the suggestion of mass-murder should seek help, should have "help" forced upon them whether they seek it or not.
That's what this "Pay to Stay" thing is all about. The problem is that the threshold outside of London is going to be £30k (household income). If you live and work in the South East, losing the council house discount is just going to push you into that dead zone.
You should probably stop reading the Daily Mail. Or stop commenting here. Your choice.
Yeah, they would since the default result should be the status quo. Since the result was a very narrow majority, it's not at all conclusive given the turn out.
"It is interesting how many disgruntled 'remainers' are of the opinion that many who voted to exit want Johnny Foreigner kicked out sharpish."
Not really, since that was the thrust of the Leave campaign.
Nobody said the EU was perfect, in fact there is a lot to dislike about it. However none of those things seemed worse to me, at least at the time of voting, than the cost of leaving. Not that Leave campaign discussed the genuine problems with the EU, instead it was based entirely on a pack of lies. Sadly the Remain campaign was bloody useless and completely failed to call out the Brexiters on their bullshit.
These all look really amateur.
Personally I love that ships like HMS Belfast get preserved and I find it a real shame when one gets scrapped. I wish HMS Warrior had been properly preserved, rather than being turned into a hulk. The restoration is amazing, but a lot of it's based on guesswork since there aren't any proper plans. Unfortunately HMS Victory is looking pretty shabby these days.
"I know im in the minority"
Thank god for that.
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