Was the Swiss Navy involved in the war games?
Was the Swiss Navy involved in the war games?
I was reading a book entitled "How Civilizations Die (And why Islam is dying too)" by David Goldman.
Essentially the thrust of the book lumps Islam in with the death of Christianity in Europe: The more women are educated, the less likely they are to have children. The less children, the more the society falls apart due to related factors.
The more educated the woman, the better her job prospects improve, and then they can escape the possibility of marriage so that they can independently look after themselves. This results in less children..... and with less children, the culture starts to fall to bits.
In essence, the fanatical elements of the Middle East who seek to suppress women, are increasingly aware of the fact. When you have the Taliban shooting at girls trying to get an education, it seems to suggest that their ability to control women, and the amount of fun they can have with them, is directly under threat by educated women.
Women are seeking ways to avoid being men's married "property", and the men are becoming increasingly emasculated and made redundant by women (cry me a river). They are not going to take this very well.... and IMHO the comment from the article should be viewed in this light.
Seriously, just live near an airport, save up enough money and fly the hell out of the country. That's what all the rich people will be doing.
The fact that you got kicked out for installing Wolf3D shows your age.
Back in my day, we got in trouble and banned from the computers for sneaking into the classroom during lunchtime to play Karateka on the Apple IIs
I remember installing the first Fedora on my Pentium 4 machine with 1G of RAM.
Ten years ago!? Say it ain't so. Feels like only yesterday.
Microsoft needs to burn money here to drop the price point on these devices to compete with everything else.
otherwise they are toast.
Derren Brown did a TV special on religion as an exponent of the placebo effect. This video is, in my opinion, one of the best smackdowns on religion that I have seen. Aside from demonstrating how to brainwash an athiest into having religious belief using neuro-linguistic programming along with auditory and spatial anchors, he mentioned that religious belief was not necessary.
This is why, I think, that just about any kind of religious belief, or any crazy meme for that matter, if dressed up correctly can induce the Placebo Effect (yes, even Scientology).
Hanging on to faith, in absence of evidence, is the only thing that can keep the placebo effect going... but the truth is that religion need not be the placebo!
Commodore 64 datasette tape recorder was 300 baud too.
I had been on Ati and then AMD for a number of years and the only reason I moved away is Sapphire sold me a dud 6970 and didn't replace it, attempted to fix it, took my money, and then sent it back to me broken. And then I managed to fry a new Radeon 6970 HD card to replace that one when it overheated.
Then discovered that the Nvidia equivalent GTX 670 not only used less power, took up less space in my PC case, ran a lot, cooler (and thus didn't fry), and actually performed marginally better as well. Also it was supported in a hackintosh unlike the AMD card.
Not going back.
From the Zorro Project:- (I'm not posting a link, use google)
"Technical progress has enormously boosted productivity worldwide and is still increasing it at a rate of about 2% per year. Theoretically, we needed to work four days less every year for producing the same goods and earning the same income.
However it does not happen this way. Producers use productivity boosts for reducing costs - mostly wages and salaries. This is supposed to improve their profits, but it also has an adverse affect. Layoffs, unemployment, subsequent demand shortfall and economic crises eat a large part of the benefits from increased productivity.
The remaining excess profits are invested - however not in production of goods, but in financial assets. Hedge funds, investment banks, and trading firms circulate an immense money volume (up to seven trillion US$ per day) through the financial markets, this way creating a shadow economy that largely surpasses the market of real products and services. It consumes most rewards of technical progress, and gives back occasional market crashes and financial crises.
But it also offers the opportunity to redistribute some of the excess profit back from the rich to the poor. Providing many people with a small but regular trading income will take liquidity out of the financial markets and inject it back into the production cycle. This will boost demand worldwide and soften the world's economical problems."
At least they still get to use a Commodore 64, and an Amiga
Actually Windows 8 on the desktop is faster and more responsive than Windows 7.
It's the Windows 8 UI that is the steaming turd.
And the overall kernel improvements won't make much difference over 7 on our overpowered hardware anyway.
Yet another reason to never buy Mac.
You're absolutely right.
That's why we lease them for work;
The idea of a complete singularity between humans and each other where privacy is completely torn away so that a computer system can regulate and respond to all human impulses and make life better for everyone has been done before in science fiction (notably the Deus-Ex series of games, particularly the second "Invisible War" game in which one of the endings had this exact scenario)
Of course, you need everyone's permission to sign on for such a system.
The NSA didn't get everyone's permission, therefore it is wrong.
It doesn't matter if you use the argument "This is what's best for you" to bust down hermit's doors to rescue them. It's condescending, confrontational, and "holier-than-thou", regardless of whether you meant well or not. You can only ask people if they need help. You can't force it upon them without resentment.... even if you could actually help them. Otherwise you take the first steps into tyranny..... all with good intentions (that pave the way to hell, of course)
The F-15 Eagle: If it's up, we'll shoot it down. If it's down, we'll blow it up. -- A McDonnel-Douglas ad from a few years ago