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  • Commented on Some rambling thoughts on region restrictions
    Firstly, there's a natural regionalisation that goes on with translated work, and that is unlikely to change - although I expect a global English language market may anhilate the economics for translation. (And I understand that European translated edition rights...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    Let's not forget that London itself in an anomaly in South-East England - as in, it's councils are dominated by Labour, even in some rich boroughs (as the number of rich voters is minute compared to the space they occupy,...
  • Commented on We need a pony. And the moon on a stick. By next Thursday.
    El - I think faking up a Twitter identity would be relatively easy, but a Facebook identity is more interesting. You wouldn't just be faking the primary identity, and maybe a family, but a whole history (childhood friends, extended family,...
  • Commented on We need a pony. And the moon on a stick. By next Thursday.
    I'm sure Google would be interested in building the technology into Glass. On a more serious note, you probably could do something by parsing people's social graph, because the same technique has been used with reasonable success against phone data....
  • Commented on Cheap Reads!
    The reason you can't import your eBook is - presumably - the same reason that eBooks are considered vatable in the UK. Remember, if you import physical goods purchased from a website in the US, you may have to pay...
  • Commented on Who ordered *that*?
    Personally, I don't expect "ubiquitous surveillance to intensify with all dissent quashed instantly before it starts." Simply because Brave New World was always the more prophetic book than 1984. Verbal dissent is allowed, because it is powerless. Violent dissent is...
  • Commented on Who ordered *that*?
    Greg - that makes you a relative neighbour. The clever thing about the Martian invaders is that by appealing to racism - and migration control - they are tackling the weak spot identified in economic theory - that in a...
  • Commented on How I feel this morning
    Me too - I think it primarily screws over those of us who like using native newsreaders on multiple devices, rather than wanting to be forced through some web portal. The fact that I rarely used the site probably explains...
  • Commented on Thinking the unthinkable
    What would it mean for Ireland?- given that a significant part of Ireland's tech economy is essentially based around providing low corporation tax headquarters for US companies in the UK market. (On the other hand there must be some gain...
  • Commented on Thinking the unthinkable
    That said - I think it unlikely - I think this is going to be the UK Right's equivalent of Republicans pandering to fundamentalist Christians - the people who actually fund British politics have no interest in an EU exit,...
  • Commented on Thinking the unthinkable
    UK city dwellers would suddenly be expected to make up for the lack of agricultural subsidies keeping the land-owning classes in a wealth that has little to do with viable farming....
  • Commented on Things that keep me awake at night #1: The end of telephony
    Scary thing was realising - after a visit to the London offices of a client - that they use a number of regional phone numbers to phone mobiles, in order to make people thing they're receiving a local call. The...
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