Re: Nothing to do with pirates
Because everybody knows that bandwidth is unlimited, just like money, and not a contested resource.
73 posts • joined 22 Feb 2010
BigYin: "I'm an AGW agnostic"
But as the rest of your comment makes clear, you think humans are evil and we mess up the one thing that matters, Mother Nature. This worries you more than infant mortality rates or poverty - things that make human life crappy.
BigYin: "live with natural rhythms more"
Mate: I've got some crystals to sell you.
They have it in their metaphorical sights - if they close their eyes and start dreaming, the particle appears, as bold as brass.
You seem to be clinging to some outdated concept of science in which a test requires observational evidence.
Well, get with the program, old man! It's post-modern science now.
>> Perhaps the inhabitants of the Googleplex don't have private lives worth separating, but the researchers compiling Identity Shift don't bring up the issue of how users could present multiple personas online, perhaps because users aren't really doing that yet.<<
Users of bulletin boards, forums (and Wikipedia) have been presenting multiple identities since the days of acoustic couplers. Multiple identities do indeed completely bugger up the best-laid plans to harvest our data.
This is such a serious omission I fail to see how their 'research' is worth reading. Maybe they had decided their conclusions in advance? Which researchers never, ever, do.
"And good old liberal capitalism, is that working out the way we all planned?"
The point of "liberal capitalism" is that it isn't planned, markets allocate resources rather than bureaucrats, rather than a command economy. Markets can fail, as we know.
So could the author please learn the basics, or better still, go back to school?
The most interesting thing I've learned is that for a year Steve Jobs tried to treat his pancreatic cancer with diets, fruit juice and acupuncture, and refused surgery.
This is much more revealing than the fact he didn't wash when he was an 18 year old? Very few do. But I suppose we can't have people thinking The Deity was a bit of a dingbat Jehovah's Witness.
The journalists and their editors worldwide may be clueless idiots - they usually are - but by interpreting the findings of OPERA (if true) as requiring a major paradigm shift in physics, they were simply doing their job.
Shouldn't a real "science journalist" be examining the orthodoxy with the same scrutiny and vigour when the observational evidence undermines the dominant hypothesis? Richard, since this paper has been published you have been beside yourself with alarm and distress that relativity is being questioned, or not as useful as we thought:
>> El Reg: As you might expect, the story has been greeted by “break the laws of physics” and “Einstein wrong!” headlines all over the world. This is both bad science and bad for science, and needs to be dealt with.<<
Relativity didn't "disprove" Newton, while quantum theory has co-existed with relativity. We are always coming up with new and better hypothesis based on observational evidence.
A hypothesis that discards observational evidence is a dogma. You're at risk of sound religiously dogmatic.
"HCL points to thousands of emails being deleted during that period, including the removal of more than 200,000 "delivery failure messages" that the company said were trashed before it could "initiate any action"."
Standard operating procedure for Exchange users.
So basically, there's no story here, but the Grauniad and the BBC are desperate to keep it alive.
Fair point, but once countries are in the Eurozone they can't do alot of things normal countries can. They can't devalue to boost their exports, and they can't inflate their way out of debt. Tim mentioned a few more, but they are the main ones.
It was a great idea for only 5-6 countries, but once the Euro-fanatics decided on "enlargement at any cost", and bent their own rules to get Greece in (its application had already been rejected once) it was bound to fail.
Bitcoin will be a pseudocurrency (like Air Miles, Tesco Clubcard Points and Green Shield Stamps) when it's redeemable against something useful, and people who use it have a reasonable guarantee against devaluation and theft.
You don't need the state to do that. Unfortunately, the numpties who think Bitcoin can bring down the fractional reserve banking system (cont'd p94) can't see how to get from Here to There.
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