Re: I'm actually on Musk's side on this
"That's exactly why anyone working for Musk should HAVE THE OPTION TO be in a union;"
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As often there is a short SF story. Its about the collapse of a civilization caused by the loss of the index to the index to the index. Only problem is its so long ago I read it I've lost the name of the author and the title of the story. Re-reading all my short story collections to find it may take a while. Please stand by for an update.
-- I'm sure I've missed something important... --
First thing missed - how does the government know its you asking for the token (and no its not going to be tokens all the way down)
Secondly, assuming firstly is solved, the government knows its issued a token. It also knows the site that wants to validate the token. It stores both bits of information and now it knows which sites you've visited.
-- you'd say it's not valid because each station uses different methods and equipment. --
Fair point, so did the equipment change over the 120 years? If so what was the difference in accuracy etc between the various set of equipment, if not how accurate did they build the equipment 120 years ago?
-- every climate scientist on the planet says it is. --
Strange that when their job and salary depend on them saying that.
-- How come they work fine in places like Norway & Sweden? --
I don't know but the owner of a heat pump manufacturer did say they weren't suitable for Scotland
From the linked article "To heat a home, heat pumps extract outdoor heat - which exists even in cold weather - and inject it indoors."
I am now going to display my ignorance: at -30 where is the heat coming from?
-- However, the point to make here is that nobody is saying we should rely on a single source of energy production, --
We obviously read different news sources
-- and saying "this is useless because it doesn't work 100% of the time" is not only a false argument, but really, really boring to hear over and over again without any hint that you understand nuance. --
Boring I can understand but false - NO
-- Perhaps if we had a grown-up system of PR for our voting in this country --
Why would that help - we'd still have the Civil Service and politicians .
Personally what I find boring is all the people telling me this is the solution without bothering to address the problems.
-- the beancounters telling them to do so --
I would love to see the cost / benefit analysis for advertising on any social media platform. Surely with all the analytics on the internet we have progressed beyond the "we know 50% works" period. Maybe its just marketing wanting to keep their budget?
-- they are created using rapid prototyping techniques, so, as an example, one major high end customer is on the 13th redesign of the motor housing alone --
OMFG that sounds scary. I'd much prefer them to stop and think a bit so that when the car is on the road it isn't as disastrous as a lot of software projects are using the same methods.
-- The AEC *even* publish a register detailing some of the claims made: AEC Disinfo register --
Just went for a read of that. I almost stopped at the first one but kept on reading. Many of them flagged as disinformation amount to "whilst its possible we don't think it will happen" so not really disinformation more a difference of opinion.
-- Look at job boards that offer pittance for IT roles (if company won't come up with even "better" idea to outsource security overseas) and occurrence of these events. --
I love the mindset that says "all you have to do is pay more". Doubling or tripling (or more) the salary will not suddenly generate more competent staff. It might help the training companies to churn out more people holding certificates that say they're brilliant but more likely it will just result in the genuinely competent staff moving to the better paid jobs as we board the reverse helter-skelter.
-- The whole thing is a massive waste of time and money, and it's clearly a whitewash. --
Whilst I don't know the exact colour I have to agree with the final clause BUT its not a waste of money - think of all those poor impoverished legal professionals making a bundle from it.