Re: OK here...for now?
Removing kb3201845 worked for me, on VirginMedia.
19 posts • joined 2 Jul 2010
At first look the Microbit looks a bit simple, like an Arduino. But there's a lot more- a 32bit ARM and bluetooth for over the air programming. And of course lots of blinkenlights. This is even cheaper than the board-du-jour the ESP8266. 5000 trainers will be needed to spread the gospel, Raspberry PI style,and the BBC is well suited to pull all this together.
There is still a religious fervour about Opera but the browser does now work for this ex-Firefox user of several years. I just could not get on with FF4 or FF5. Even ALT-tooltips work now with the right Opera add-on but there is no Weatherfox yet. The only problem is importing tabs & bookmarks- they are alphabetised so you need to manually reorder them.
Rather than "in God we trust" on dollar notes, "in Soil We Trust" is appropriate for a recent Slow Money currency. Bitcoin has little trust built into it but will springboard underground local currencies that may well facilitate exchange of substances but especially trading local food. Hard currencies are inherently unstable but local fluffy currencies can help build communities.
Thanks to Harold Wilson, devaluation and the bankers, the pound in your pocket is not what it was. Alternative currencies like the Lewes pound, the Bavarian Chiemgauer, festival currencies and loyalty points will complement cash. Sooner or later, with help from Google & Facebook they will become electronic and might well work.
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