You can diss Linux all you like, but half the Internet runs very well on it.
82 posts • joined 2 Feb 2009
Facebook is the very definition of a financial bubble. It is overpriced, has tiny margins and its value is based on the expectation of continuing rapid future growth. I can see the share offering being a resounding success for six months and then a lot of investors realising they have bought vouchers for magic beans.
The internet is littered with failed social networks and even if Facebook is not one of them it is almost inconceivable that it will ever be producing enough profit to justify a £100bn capitalisation.
Am very relaxed about Google harvesting this information. It makes Android satellite navigation one of the best at finding your position. And I do not broadcast my wi-fi name anyway.
However they would have much better publicity about the database of SSIDs if they hadn't "accidentally" sucked up all the internet data in the process. That was really naughty.
DAB good, FM good.
They are both working side by side now. Lots of choice. Why bugger it up and turn off the FM signal and deprecate a billion transistors? Let's just keep it as it is with FM filling the gaps and DAB providing a much better service where it is available.
The only change needed is extending the range of BBC stations on DAB.
The electric cars you mention in the end of the article are the saviour of uncertain electricity production because, together with some cunning electronics, they allow batteries to be charged when there is a force 5. As long as people don't press the "I need to charge my car now and bugger the squirrels" button.
Also the whole point of a national grid is that you even power out over the whole country. It would be a very large high pressure system that stopped all wind in all of the United Kingdom including the off-shore wind farms.
... think the studies quoted in the article are bunkum. If you keep the old software and hardware then you don't need to train people which has to be cheaper than new licenses, new boxes of chips and 10 days of Powerpoint presentations to teach people about the Office Ribbon.
Does the ecological effects of all this throwing away of perfectly good kit not get a mention?
Surely reconditioning and reformatting have to be the best way forward. Recession or otherwise. Do it for the polar bears.
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