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  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Er, it’s fiction. Norman didn’t meet Turing. Turing didn’t invent the forerunner of Bitcoin. The key isn’t in Woking. There isn’t a key. Space lobsters aren’t real. Last night no one dreamt of going to Manderley again....
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    During WW2, Alan Turing met the controversial Sir Montagu Norman, then governor of the Bank of England. Over dinner and drinks at a fairly high-powered gathering in Whitehall chat between the pair turned to the concept of currency. Turing had...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    >Barclays Bank announces plan to move to Frankfurt. Bank of Scotland announces plan to move to Dublin. The Royal Bank of Scotland announces ... Just NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, try again. Bank of Scotland's corporate registered office location suffered a...
  • Commented on Deploying the monomyth in Space Opera
    Space opera: the Waverley Novels with Klingons instead of claymores. /passing thought...
  • Commented on All that is old is new again (heavy politics dance remix)
    Bismarck, von Braun, Marx, Oppenheimer,...
  • Commented on The present in deep history
    Apologies for coming in late - and any consequent repetition of a point already raised - but the end of money as a means of exchange. I mean money inthe popularly mis/understood sense of coins & notes with some attached...
  • Commented on Random thought for the day
    Can a nation state declare war on a company? Dring dring. Hello? Hello. Is that the chief exec of Goldman Sachs London? It is. Hiya. This is Nicola. Nicola? Scotland. First minister. That Nicola. How you doing? Er, good, thank...
  • Commented on An exercise in futility
    Irvine Welsh?...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    … passing observation rather than a definite point but in the current climate it’s hard for many people to find work – although I’m going to confine my comments to Scotland. A major, generalist recruitment site like s1jobs.com usually advertises...
  • Commented on Catching a Blighty
    late reply to Cowboy Wally at 35, and not a snarky one either ... the various branches of the American military provide a respected and respectable career structure because the US outspends everyone else on the planet? so there are...
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