Dont be silly, most of us have already watched it, twice. Anyway you can be sure that first post will keep changing.
Oh so very well put sir - and funny too
Your assessment is incorrect. You focus on matters to do with military security and indeed the cold war is over and the old bugbear of communism taking over the world is defunct. However you are blind to the subject of this discussion. You are now a digital person and your existence is defined by what is on the Internet. The greatest and most free source of information ever devised. A source of information which is so free that secret policemen and all kinds of riff raff, state sanctioned and from private industry now own your digital persona. The question is when they are going to use it to enslave you, not if they are.
Enjoy your retirement in prison because of some data from your youth 50 years before. Remember me warning you.
Win 7 has been screwed for a few weeks now for right mouse clicks to bring up context menus. The menu sometimes persists but usually it disappears when you release the mouse button. I hope those fuckers at Microsoft are aware that the bad experience they are giving their existing user base, particularly in the corporate world will come home to roost. If Microsoft software has become so utterly unreliable on the back of their efforts to turn their operating system into a mobile phone, then I have no real issues to moving to Google documents or any other trendy joke business software because its unlikely to be worse than Microsoft.
A mobile phone or tablet are suitable for some tasks, the one thing they do not do is creative things. So they are fine for people consuming or processing content but not for anything creative like Engineering, content creation, analysis, synthesis. But that's OK because we don't do any of those things in the West anymore.
I agree, Cameron is coming over more and more like a complete twat. The Labor party will be back in power at the next election because of him.
No news that crappy 3D which costs almost nothing to film is the great hope of the content industry and that 4k which would actually give the consumer something worth having costs a lot for the content providers to do and is therefore dismissed by them. Death is too good for them.
I look forward to the day when you fall ill and have all the time in the world to find the best value for your cancer tests, your cancer treatment and your unplanned funeral.
Russel Brand is a jerk, do some research. He dumped Katy Perry with a text message because she wasn't ready to be his baby farm. With Jonathon Ross he phoned an Actor live on air and told the audience and the answerphone that he had fucked the Actors granddaughter. He is indeed a tool.
Politicians don't have the slightest clue about technology. They all studied PPE at Oxbridge and worked as a political adviser before becoming an MP. Most of them are scientifically illiterate.
Its not at all surprising that they don't have a clue how far GCHQ and the NSA have got. Even Slashdot readers are surprised by the scale of it.
In theory the NSA and GCHQ now have sufficient power to actually run their respective countries,
the big question is why aren't they? Lack of imagination? Prefer to pull the strings from behind the scenes?
You need to get out more.
The problem with America isn't that the pinko academics have hijacked the country with their safety at work legislation and teaching the youth about service industry skills.
The problem with America is that your financial system discovered that the money invested in your businesses would make more profit if China made the stuff and therefore the country doesn't need REAL engineers any more. Your country doesn't need a middle class either because there is almost no work left for them to do. The only work left for Americans is being the 1% who own the capital and being the rest of the population, the part time burger flippers that we don't need any more.
This is the tragedy of Capitalism for the nation that made it so successful and defeated the vile communism of the Soviet Union.
In the end Capitalism destroyed America.
Negotiations that go this badly are generally held in what we quaintly still call "Banana Republics".
The fact that the nation with the most military hardware and ability to wage war also happens to have a political system as incompetent as that of a Banana Republic has not escaped the attention of the world. The Chinese must be pissing in their pants with laughter at these obvious signs of the impending implosion of America as a nation with any form of will.
Posts claiming that this embarrassing mess is somehow noble or important show just how far gone the place is. A superpower ruled by childish temper tantrums with a population so misinformed as to think this normal.
It has to be said. America is a danger to the world. Their whole psychology is about power, conflict and violence. No one trusts them, no one likes them.
We can only look on aghast at the politics which apparently have been bought lock stock and barrel by business. The presidents seem to serve no purpose except to be the figurehead to blame for all the shit that happened under their office. The media we see from the country always expresses things in the most emotive and hate filled lowest common denominator terms as if the entire American population are morons.
Seriously America looks like a total basket case from outside, thank god I don't live there.
The teabaggers are right insofar as America does have to get rid of the structural deficit.
What is also clear is that there will be dead bodies of the poor in the streets if anyone lets them supervise the job. Because for some reason their political ideology is mostly built around the idea that there are two kinds of people in the world - people like us and those other people in our country that we hate and would exterminate if no one was looking.
There in a nutshell is the dilemma that America faces from the perspective of the UK.
To the shareholders - be careful about what you wish for.
There are plenty of stories of "New blood" turning solid businesses into manure.
I find it extraordinary that even a web site with a keen interest in technology has so many posters who have been swayed by the side of the debate that says change is going to destroy prosperity and therefore it must be resisted.
Climate change science has determined that existing power sources are almost certainly driving a global pollution source that is largely responsible for a hyper rapid change in the environment that will generate huge risks for human and non human ecosystems.
So instead of saying 'well, we in the digital economy, are right up there with change, and more than that we have some technological changes on our radar like the internet of things, smart power distribution, electric vehicles, nuclear power, photovoltaic, smart buildings, and tons of other stuff we will dream up next week - that gives us our more of our favorite technology to play with and by the way gets rid of all that old tech dumping CO2 into the atmosphere - we sit and spout complaints about how scientists have discovered something that threatens the income of the 1% who make nice profits from the present arrangement where hydrocarbons drive the economy.
Really I do wonder why these people are pretending to be interested in technology at all, because on the face of it they have absolutely no confidence that it does anything useful for us at all.
Climate change is the technophiles wet dream - it means that all the fun stuff that usually takes decades to get to market has a potentially mind bogglingly useful application. Not only can our enthusiast subject be used by all the population to watch daytime tv anywhere and shop from the washroom throne - which doesn't give me much reassurance that what I do is contributing to the sum of human happiness - but very we could instead be claiming that our enthusiast subject is leading the charge to save the world!
This probably just means that I haven't grown up and lost my belief that people can make the world a better place if they put their minds to it.
By the way when was the last time we visited the moon?