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by Nanos
Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Administration
Topic: Better Software?
Replies: 7
Views: 11997

I'm a great fan of threaded messaging myself, having used it in the majority of forums I'm in for the last 15 years, going back to this kinda very old fashioned approach is tedious.
by Nanos
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manipulation
Replies: 99
Views: 36553

> Your wrong in thinking that the poor will be the worst affected > from combating climate change, maybe the poor in the US > but not the global poor Does being in the UK count as global poor ? Here with electric and gas prices having gone up 50% in a short space of time, us poor (I'm poor, I can sp...
by Nanos
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did we convert from horse and buggy to automobiles
Replies: 91
Views: 13828

> 2 hours on foot is 30mins by bicycle. True, I am in the process of teaching my girlfriend to ride a bike, but even if she did so, traffic is so bad here, she'd probably end up in an accident pretty quick like. (Plus I reckon it would be better if I drove/cycled her to work and back in a 3 wheeler ...
by Nanos
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Human Nature not a constant ?
Replies: 84
Views: 15478

Yes, look how selfish traffic lights have become, getting us to wait longer and longer for them...


Are we not already slaves of the machine or just parasites living off their backs...
by Nanos
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did we convert from horse and buggy to automobiles
Replies: 91
Views: 13828

If the politicans listened more to what the likes of you and your lot (engineers) had to say, I think we'd do a better job of things.
by Nanos
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Human Nature not a constant ?
Replies: 84
Views: 15478

Its not perfection I'm after, its people doing a decent job. The more profit is involved in that, the less it happens. (I know in theory your supposed to sack the bad workers and employ better ones, but in practice, the bad ones are cheaper to employ..) Though it also happens when you have governmen...
by Nanos
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did we convert from horse and buggy to automobiles
Replies: 91
Views: 13828

> Are there complaints? Sure! but what are people going to do about it.. My girlfriend walks 2 hours a day to work and back and her other workers think her kinda-weird for doing that, as they reply 'no one walks today with buses, trains!' as if to do so is free somehow.. But then, they are being pai...
by Nanos
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Manipulation
Replies: 99
Views: 36553

FX [ nods in agreement with MSimon ]
by Nanos
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Polywell = Navy Advantage
Replies: 58
Views: 11410

If other countries know the technology works, then at the very least they can start their own development work, so will only be a few years behind. (Not to mention someone might steal the existing working plans/designs.)
by Nanos
Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Human Nature not a constant ?
Replies: 84
Views: 15478

I remember my dad pointing out to me the dangers of crossing the road and assuming all cars had working brakes, when he reckoned from his experience of working in a garage fixing them that 1 in 10 cars on the road didn't have functional brakes. I've heard and seen oddles of health and safety issues,...
by Nanos
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did we convert from horse and buggy to automobiles
Replies: 91
Views: 13828

> performance characteristics Are not really an issue when it comes to a going to work car, with traffic congestion so bad, all that performance is going to waste. (So I think the idea put forward earlier that people would be looking to get 2 cars, one for daily to and from work and one weekend for ...
by Nanos
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Human Nature not a constant ?
Replies: 84
Views: 15478

Perhaps Communism might work in the future when most of the work is done by machines and people don't really need any incentives. I do wonder if a brain surgeon cooperative could exist in reality.. An issue I do have with current 'incentives' for people is its not one which necessarly ends up with a...
by Nanos
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Human Nature not a constant ?
Replies: 84
Views: 15478

Whilst I would agree that capitalism works in making progress, because it uses some of the basic human nature parts such as greed, which is a powerful motivating force. I'm also reminded of cooperatives, which also work, but which can be run in a way that people get an equal share of the profits, so...
by Nanos
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did we convert from horse and buggy to automobiles
Replies: 91
Views: 13828

Perhaps what is also needed is a move towards less travel requirements, eg. building homes nearer to where you work. In the UK over the years because of rising house prices, peoples homes have slowly moved further and further away from their places of work and the morning rush hour has mushroomed. F...
by Nanos
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did we convert from horse and buggy to automobiles
Replies: 91
Views: 13828

> are affordable (if not cheap) commuter cars I'd avoid the use of the word cheap myself, here in the UK a second hand electric car would cost you around $4,000, or double that new. (I'm looking at producing one in the $2,000 area, as the government offers a nice scheme where if you use it to go to ...