@indigo @jeremycherfas The politics are decaying in UK and USA, the weather is going to hell nearly everywhere. But Canada dumped a corporation captive PM for Trudeau and may be the last habitable spot where some English is still spoken [www.google.com].
@johngordon do you know if the behavior matches the brief spate of saying NO to everything in a more typical development, e.g. "terrible twos". I like to think we as a society [not speaking for affected parents] see development delayed as devlpmnt denied.
@johngordon way more questions than answers there. "productivity" is calculated from the measurable economy but several forces wring families out of the economy. Does "productivity" include selling your flatscreen on e-bay or your car on craigslist?
@johngordon I think an old worry is now bearing fruit: Creativity and pulling in ideas from barely related contexts [still difficult for AIs] will offer the job opportunities of the future but for far fewer of us. The social aspects of work will warp.
@johngordon in 80's we wondered why computerized paperwork had not yielded productivity gains. but now "...defence of technological change – that it creates more new jobs than it destroys – no longer holds water...."
@joeo10 back in 70s I glued a procedure on to my RSTS login that recognized a pattern but never allowed a repeat of previous strings that were used to log in...a MITM could bag the string but maybe not the pattern. It worked.
@johngordon and selenium is also at least over done. literature from supplement makers says it is important for forming superoxide dismutase...but other studies showed that over 200mg [a few Brazil nuts worth!] began to correlate with increased cancers.
@johngordon got so annoyed at iTunes shooting holes in my library that I installed the Amazon MP3 app. Spent over 24 hours doing "delete download" in iTunes and re-downloading to fill in missing tracks. Doubt apple gives a damn.
@cgiffard in the US, such neglect is forced on people in low income brackets...and then the costs are socialized and all involved complain and swear the system must be fixed...but its already the result of fixes almost as bad as those proposed.
@feorlen visited Boulder for 5 years [jr. was in grad school] and never rented a car. RTD really work for that destination from DIA and then got around by bike. Denver not so small but yeah, skip the airport pick-up.
@johngordon the help pages for my credit card account gave me no help...I am faking the monthly alignment by consing up my own statements via date parameters in the "view recent transactions"...a total PITA. this is too simple.