Monthly Archives: Nov 2019

Infinite loop

Geek humour: See also.

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Open minded

There is such a thing as being so open minded that your brain falls out. (thanks)

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The 30-hour work week

It could be more or less that 30-hour, but we are beginning to hear stories about how companies are cutting back on work hours (without reducing pay) and getting the same or higher productivity. And always, when you dig a … Continue reading

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Om friskoler og politiske realiteter

I forbindelse med regeringens forslag – og bagefter opgivelse af samme – om at sænke tilskuddet til friskolerne kom jeg til at tænke på om der ikke er sket noget radikalt i forhold til skolerne i Danmark. Friskolerne har en … Continue reading

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No more CO2 will not lower the temperature

There is no doubt that we need to get to a net zero CO2 emissions world at some point. It can’t be a surprise that this will take a very long time and unfortunately we do not have the technology … Continue reading

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Labour promising a Tory dream

For my British friends: Labour promising to nationalise broadband is a true Tory dream, not nightmare. On the surface, this is classic left-wing, socialising a utility to provide equal access for all. I think there are good arguments for ensuring … Continue reading

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Leaving well enough alone

Apparently, on Disney+, the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, has a fourth version of the Han-shooting-Greedo scene. This version was made 7 years ago by Lucas, before selling the films and the franchise to Disney and the question … Continue reading

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Facebook accidentally accessing your camera

At this point, why bother? Facebook users, who really should reconsider their life choices right about now, are noticing that Facebook’s iOS app is accessing their iPhone or iPad camera while they’re doing completely unrelated things, like skimming their FB … Continue reading

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Cautious with precaution

Scientific articles have some of the best headlines: “Be Cautious with the Precautionary Principle: Evidence from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident” But the article is serious, and the abstract is clear about this: This paper provides a large scale, empirical evaluation … Continue reading

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WTF?

Uber CEO on Saudi Arabia's killing of Jamal Khashoggi: "It's a serious mistake. We've made mistakes too, right, with self-driving … So I think that people make mistakes. It doesn't mean that they can never be forgiven" pic.twitter.com/EvinRrh3SE — BNO … Continue reading

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