Basically, University administrators have become academic political officers, responsible for implementing party^H^H^H^H^Hcorporate directive and ensuring that research, teaching, and indeed knowledge itself conforms with orthodox sovie^H^H^H^H^Hcorporate ideology.
After marvelling, compare with a housefly (or similar) to see how far behind we are in terms of technology.
"AI" (including basic prediction), navigation, collision avoidance, flight performance (including flight time, speed and range, acceleration/"gees"), location of fuel and raw fuel conversion tech, self-manufacture (including autonomous miner bot aka maggot and fly-factory - pupae), etc. All in a 12 milligram package (typical).
An unladen honeybee is about 80mg.
Also compare with the smallest bird in the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_Hummingbird
Weighs about 2 grams (for the US folk that's less than half a nickel).
Ladies and Gentlemen; Our civilisation has given rise to many world altering revolutions. From the agricultural revolution, to the industrial revolutions, to the digital revolution, our society, economy and culture have undergone massive change and improvement.
But now we stand on the cusp of a new revolution, greater than all that has ever come before. Ladies and Gentlemen we have entered the age of the Rent Seeking Revolution.
No longer will enterprise be constrained by land, labour, or capital or competition. All that enterprise requires now is connections. With the right connections to the state, its resources, and its law making process, entrepreneurs can seek Rent with impunity. Legal Monopolies, favoured taxation rates, grants, credits, tariffs, with enough leverage even a direct tap on demand into the public treasury.
The Future is Rent. In finance, insurance, real estate, and now even heavy industries; No longer will toil or responsibility be prerequisites for success. Now, with the right connections, enterprises can have the State channel funds, taxes, and tolls directly to favoured private companies. The Wealth of entire nations channelled to the bold few who move first in these new times.
Rent is Law. Law is Rent. It is pointless to resist this new human revolution. Democratic, Socialist, and Industrial Luddities cannot stand against the swelling tide of Rentiers waiting to inveigle themselves whole new businesses out of nothing but state backed favour. You can either party all night in this brave new world, or be left outside paying the bill. The risk is yours to take!
Doesn't seem geeky to me. How about programming games:
More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Programming_games
How much geekier can it get than writing programs as a game?
So my question is: what roughly is the maximum theoretical distance an unpowered flying object can be thrown by a top athlete? Assuming no wind, level ground and the usual stuff for a record.
If I were allowed one more question I'd ask what might be the optimum shape of that object, but nevermind
As an EU citizen you could try to change the institution.
But he's not an EU citizen. He's French. The only people who can claim in any sense to be "EU Citizens" are the various political classes across the continent. They (mis)manage, decide and direct the operation of their own countries and the EU in general, in the direction they choose, with or without the consent or support of their general populations.
As un-democratic as that sounds, in the post-war period this attitude among the EU political/executive classes did a lot of good: It stopped the Europeans from fighting one another.
However, like all elitist enterprises, the EU was inevitably taken over by vested interests. Right now, the EU's principal purpose is to facilitate the transfer of wealth from the general population to the financial/banking class. In a few years, this may still be the case, or general wealth will be going to some other group, but the essential principle is that because the EU is not a democracy it will operate for the benefit of whichever group currently controls it.
I seriously doubt that even the French would record and store all telephone conversations made in and via France. Quite apart from the cost, only the American executive class could be do dystopianly gauche.
My advice is if you want to avoid (not evade) tax in a big way you should consult a real pro.
I don't know much about tax stuff but if I understand correctly the Tax arms of many governments are able to use the "guilty till proven innocent" approach.
e.g. if one day your undisclosed profits amount to something significant and you have a more lavish lifestyle, more expensive house and car than explainable by your tax filings the Tax Dept may require you to prove yourself innocent or get in big trouble.
I don't know whether this is also true for Norway.
If this is true, then it is the world's lamest, most poorly conceived, ham-handed, overblown, and expensive attempt at domestic political attention diversion I have ever heard of...
Well, BP did violate the Benthic Treaties...
Would the benefits be worth it? And what would the "benefits" be - a new class of slaves?
More and more we should start considering whether we should do research on stuff based on the long term consequences than merely it can now be done, or "someone else will do it if I don't" (that someone may only do it much later).
Encrypting everything might make it harder to plant something on the laptop in a convincing manner, but it might increase the odds of your stuff being stolen by them.
All that would be needed to complete the coup would be for India to announce Elop had been secretly lined up to be India's Minister for Communication at some exhorbitant salary a year ago, and the long game of establishing TNC (Tata Nokia Communications) has finally fallen into place.