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  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Work. One of the most environmentally friendly thing most people could do is work from if practical. I think resurgence of home office space will happen. Dedicated, designed, secure working space. Most people don't have it. Not sure how you...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Charlie, have you asked Scalzi to bring a suitcase large enough to smuggle you out in on his visit? Seriously, post brexit no deal scenarios are all pretty bleak. Any practical prep beside stock piling some backstop food and meds...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Charlie and other UK people, have you thought about a bank account outside the UK? I don't see how without replacing the current government brexit stopping, pausing, or reversing. They don't want to....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Should Liz II, go down to 10 Downing street and tell Theresa to sort the mess out now? At what point are people going to want someone who has authority to kick some ass? If not now when?...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    The goings on in deep corners of maths and physics are starting to bear fruit. The places dark matter and dark energy can hide are getting squeezed. The foundations of mathematics, even useful bits, are getting worked. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homotopy_type_theory...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    You, me, and many other sensible people reject the overwhelming surveillance state. What about the large portion that welcome it? What if they gain power and demand and welcome it? Hi from Australia where this seems to be happening right...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    If djt unleashes on Iran, it will drive (Russian) oil and gas prices high. Which will flow thru to uk gas and electricity prices. Good luck paying for those with collapsed currency....
  • Commented on Excuses
    The news tempts me to go dark. The empty screaming void calls. Disappear into some cutting edge physics, and hopefully learn something before the world burns hotter....
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    White hat cyber warriors crying cyber cyber cyber to get your cyber security cyber dollars....
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Dumb qn, from the land downunder and of rolling prime minsters. If May wins, there is nothing but convention stopping someone from rolling her for 5 years of power?...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Total surveillance of everyone? Also will any interfaces between people and machines be purely under the user control?...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Does England stil need Scotland's oil & gas and the associated revenue? Can England afford to let go?...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Imagine an island near Europe, in financial, economic, political strife. Data center operator goes bust or close to. How much to buy a used data center?...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    US visits and the tourism industry - Hawaii can write off the long wished for 5 star trip my wife & I wanted. No way she said. I am sure I am not the only one. I had started planning...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    Governments declare all cash illegal, blockchain only currency so they can ration and track everything and evryone...
  • Commented on Just plain icky
    A tad meta, but any advanced and/or spacefaring civilisation will be aware of these results. Does that prejudice their ecosystem and habitat design?...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    UK and finance, someone has alluded to banks pulling out above. jobs and associated spending & taxes are one thing. A bigger issue is the macroeconomic numbers. The UK's debt relative to its economy is large but currently dwarfed by...
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