* Posts by Richard Kennaway

4 posts • joined 11 May 2007

PDF spam tsunami hits email inboxes

Richard Kennaway

Re: A thought

When you see the spam it's already too late to get in. The fraudsters win because they have their shares before they send it out.

Digital divide becoming chasm, research reveals

Richard Kennaway

Third sector

Never heard of it before. I thought it would be charities, but googling suggests it means quangos. There's even an Office of the Third Sector in the cabinet.

BTW, does "those already at a disadvantage are three times more likely to be the ones missing out" mean anything more than "poor people can't afford to buy things"?

Exams, contracts, and nuclear research: stupid, stupid, stupid

Richard Kennaway

Mineshaft trick

Everyone answering this has missed a trick: after the cage comes up the final time, everyone is out of the mine and you don't have to count the final unloading time. 6 minutes 50 seconds then.

Alternatively, just look at the countdown timer the terrorists put on their bomb, and subtract 1 second.

Prof advocates digital forgetfulness, calls Google 'Soviet'

Richard Kennaway

"Oh no! Things are changing! We must stop it!"

Does that summary leave anything out? Perhaps the same principle could be applied to other areas. Taking the abstract of the (associate) professor's paper as the template:

"As humans we have the capacity to live - and to die. For millennia living was hard, and dying easy. Medical technology has inverted this. Today, living into old age has become the default. I call for what I term lifespan ecology. I propose a simple rule that reinstates the default of early death our societies have experienced for millennia, and I show how a combination of law and technology can achieve this shift."

Or perhaps this:

"As humans we have the capacity to eat - and to starve. For millennia getting enough to eat was hard, and starving easy. Agricultural technology has inverted this. Today, eating well has become the default. I call for what I term nutrition ecology. I propose a simple rule that reinstates the default of starving our societies have experienced for millennia, and I show how a combination of law and technology can achieve this shift."

Or this:

"As humans we have the capacity to travel - and to stay at home. For millennia ...

Or this:

"As humans we have the capacity to be ediucated - or to remain ignorant. For millennia ...

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