And what do we learn from this ?
No matter the number of digits in your bank account, in the end you're still human...
You mean to tell us you never expected this until today's epiphany?
And all the best wishes to Larry from me too.
Speaking for myself, I tend to be good at solving programming problems. I can also absorb a system that has been conceived by highly appreciated and lauded and abstract the essence so that a better performing and easier to maintain system results. I do that because computer languages sort of make sense to me. Of course I also have a formal degree.
What I see is that certain people just know how to make a group work. Apparently just by being present they seem to hack it. Just as programming languages make sense to me, to them communicating with people is second nature.
Having said that, after years of dealing with people I sort of learned the trade too and I have come to a respectable level in communicating with people. The difference is that the natural born managers almost never develop shortcomings in technical areas. Whether they eventually need it is yet another matter.
Lets just clear something up right now, gun bans have NEVER worked and will NEVER work because of one simple flaw in the logic. you see criminals? DON'T FOLLOW LAWS which is why they are called criminals, fucking duh!
Dude, get out of your basement and take a trip to western Europe. Experience gun bans with less crime than in the US before being a naysayer.
I've always felt that performing well in school is less a measure of intelligence and more a measure of one's ability to follow rules, complete assigned tasks, get along with teachers and classmates, and behave in socially acceptable ways. It even seems like highly intelligent people often perform worse-than-average in school because high intelligence often comes along with lower-than-average social skills (or a disinterest in adhering to social norms).
Naah. Intelligence is often coupled to solving mathematic problems. I claim that social skills also take intelligence. A less measurable one perhaps but still.
What I mean to say is that new technology per-se isn't a guarantee for your itch to be scratched. I'd be pleased to eventually buy a newer main car with technology that may be 8 years old.
It's far from free. You simply pay with your personal information instead of your wallet.
I agree with you partly. It's not that you can go into a shop and pay the loaf of bread with a bunch of "personal information". Google goes through great lengths to analyse your information and make it more valuable. Whether Google is ethical about it is for this discussion besides the point.
Google users don't pay in any currency. Usually issues with Google services are well documented and I take that is in order to minimise support costs. IMHO if you use a service for which you don't pay with money and you need someone to search and read you documents because you're too lazy to do that yourself, then pay them to do so. And otherwise seek and pay for a service that suits you best.
Still I hope he got to shag the old gal. You know, for old times sake and all that rot. And, of course, to sort of compensate for the troubles he went through. I mean, the old spouse will never believe him anyway, so he might as well. And with considerable vim I say!
IIRC she also wanted to give BT the go ahead to roll out a national fibre optic network in the 80s too, but was defeated by a legal ruling from the competition commission.
We'd have been so far ahead of our time if she'd got her way on that one.
Indeed you assume I'm British. But I'm not. I lived in the Netherlands for quite some time, where I came into contact with British contractors. They motivated me to do the "daring" thing and to sell my skills for 4 times the price I was getting then. That's how much positive influence Mrs. Thatcher had on me, a regular guy that likes to do his job well.
More Britishness rubbed off and I genuinely started to appreciate the Brits. Keep in mind that when I was in NL I was mostly surrounded by left wingers that listened to UB40 and thought little of Thatcher. Sod prejudice!
I am aware that the deregulation of the financial market went too far. However, I maintain that if Mrs. Thatcher wouldn't have exercised her influence, the UK would not have thrived as it did.