David L

David L

  • Commented on Updating a classic
    A fan group I used to hang with over in the States had a surfeit of people called Bill My birth year my first name was big in the US. My senior year of high school there were 11 people...
  • Commented on Upcoming Appearances: Washington DC and Baltimore
    Have you tried pricing hotel rooms in major cities. Even if you pick 2 stars on a scale of 1 to 5 you're typically looking at $200 or more per night in the DC area. And maybe with parking at...
  • Commented on Upcoming Appearances: Washington DC and Baltimore
    Based on what I've read and my experience I suspect the key factor was almost all due to Edward Teller's persuasion of Reagan. I was in a room of about 30 people where ET gave a talk back in 82....
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    "Combine Bug Fixes With Upgrades" This can get to be hard to avoid when you have very large systems with 10,000s of users. You get to either roll out changes more frequently (along with release notes and such[1]) or more...
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    Do not pay suppliers until they threaten legal action should be standard company policy. Get the internal accounting system for a 100 person or so company running well then replace all the people trained in accounting with secretaries. What could...
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    Luckily though Microsoft has chronic UX churn, so each major version uptick of any of their software puts the leg into your productivity while you struggle to find how to do stuff again. I still hit Cmd-K to delete...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    And there was me thinking "No DSS" meant they didn't want to let to members of the Defense Security Service. There is a common comment in the community of computer consultants in the US that they will NOT work for...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    ... Our current useless government is a short to medium term problem, which can be tackled by Labour getting its act together and the ballot box in 2020. The EU is a long term problem. ... Although my understanding of...
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    Ok it's already moved rather than moving but Ioan isnt far wrong. That was my point. There aren't really new ones moving in. Historically Charlotte was a banking center but some of that went away in the last 2 recessions...
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    Likewise, the financial industry in the US is branching out to Miami, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Salt Lake City. I live in Raleigh. Where are these firms? We have a lot of growth but I've not seen much of...
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    Sorry. Broke the rules for this post....
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    To date, my only reason for preferring Sanders over Clinton is that I think Clinton has a bit more tolerance for dysfunction than Sanders does, and that's not a good thing at the moment. I've felt for a long time...
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    But whitroth's arguments don't hold up at all....
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    Personally I think the F35 PROGRAM is a huge waste of money as planned and then implemented. But the planes fly....
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    From an educated European's perspective, the USA is a bit of an odd duck in the first place. A common currency but State budgets and income tax/sales tax/property tax collection authority? How does that work? Day 1 there were thing...
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    Second, with the US covering the defense needs of Europe, they haven't needed to build up anything approaching a real modern army, so they simply haven't had the tanks and warplanes to do it. If they'd had them, they would...
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    I'm not sure which election I'd rather be embroiled in: your Brexit or our presidential election. Their Brexit doesn't have both sides of the ballot opposed by a majority of the voters. Mostly likely the Presidential election over here will....
  • Commented on Some notes on world building
    Poland on a two year long business trip that took him all the way to Tehran and back -- on foot. I assume he had pack animals. I can't imagine carrying enough merchandise on his back to make it worth...
  • Commented on Some notes on world building
    They also allow someone to exempt all of the value in their home if they declare bankruptcy. So rich folks considering walking away from their creditors will "move" to Florida, buy the biggest house they can with whatever cash they...
  • Commented on Some notes on world building
    While Cuba before Castro was bad for a LOT (majority) of Cubans things are not all that wonderful now. And many Cubans are not happy with the current setup. But I'll admin that it is likely that a much larger...
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    Just how many fab plants make Intel microprocessors? And I'm sure there's a long list of similar things. Look at what happened to the disk drive market a few years ago when Thailand was flooded. There are a LOT of...
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    Perhaps it's pushed by Fox News because it taps into the whole "law and order" thing. This concept is much older than Fox News. Not everything is the fault of Fox News. Or MSNBC. Or CNN. Or ......
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    On the other hand I am not a physicist, nor do I play one on TV. Teal'c ?...
  • Commented on Some notes on world building
    Yes. I was thinking that the costs (and profits) to run a 100 acre wheat farm on 2 or 3 crops per year vs. 10-20 acre plots of various plants and animals each with unique equipment to handle the life...
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    I've been watching Canada lately. Their metrics seem on the upturn re: new PM/gov't approval ratings, economy, etc. Interesting Cabinet too. I was in Vancouver a few weeks ago with a car. I didn't see ALL of the city but...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    "There should be a pavement marking to supplement the stop sign." We have those. The same problem still arises. Hedges, long grass, walls and stuff block the view so you have to creep out into the main road blind before...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    I read an interesting article by someone who apaprently designed airports for Israel, so their security is based on minimising the damage by having smaller spaces and ensuring suspicious people are picked out and directed into strong confined spaces asap....
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    Harking back to your comment about fulling following the rules is not possible. In the US it is very common to come to a stop sign. So you stop. But you can't see if there's oncoming traffic unless you pull...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    You're missing the point. Signage problems are a trivial aspect of self driving cars. No I'm not. Signage is an issue and it's the easy part. Self driving cars that can handle all the odd cases of signs are just...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    Two weekends ago I was at Love Field in Dallas at the Museum on the other side of the run ways from the main terminal. They had several WWII airplanes on display on the tarmac. No security as we just...
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