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Comment Re:Facebook SHOULD require real names (Score 4, Insightful) 226

"There is no valid reason for demanding pseudonymity except you have something to hide and are up to no good."

So George Eliot, George Orwell, Anatole France, Anthony Burgess, C S Forester, Daniel Defoe, Ford Madox Ford, George Sand, Boz, John le Carre and Joseph Conrad - and many, many more writers - were 'up to no good'?

And you posted as 'Anonymous Coward'. Need I say more?

Comment Re:Something tells me... (Score 1) 109

'Agendas' are things that governments fabricate to con the people into believing that they are governing.

Victorian Britain didn't have an 'industrial agenda' - scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and investors were far too busy creating the industrial revolution to footle around with fine words that buttered no parsnips. Brunel is the paradigm.

The USA still seems to have something of that 'just-do-it' spirit; the day the government announces that it has a 'digital agenda' is the time to cash in your investments and perhaps look elsewhere for cutting-edge work.

Comment Re:Who to contact... (Score 1) 956

"That's "whom to contact", as any 9th grader would tell you :D"

In everyday British English 'who to contact' is quite correct. In formal written English 'whom' is considered to be more appropriate - but this practice is increasingly looked upon as pedantic and affected. The only place where it is mandatory to use 'whom' is when it is governed by a preposition.

"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -- Bakunin [ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]