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There is no spec, they'd never done this sort of thing before. I spent months shouting for one and refusing to do any work before I did but was forced to cave in and work with what I was given in the end.
The fix is simple, if ugly, cos making it add 20 to the front of each year took seconds, and it is unlikely we are going to be making appointments to see people in any other century.
I've spent three years getting annoyed by stupid responses like that. I really should have become immune to them by now.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Who decides who the technocrats are?
What happens when people disagree with decisions which are based on mathematical analysis?
It's bad enough getting scientists to agree on things now. How bad will it be when they have real power?
How would you resolve the techno-religious disputes (aka Fanboi syndrome).
Anyway, there's some things to chew on for a starter.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done.
Drink. Get drunk. Fall over - P O'H
OK, I will win to day or my name isn't Ethel Crudacre! - DDEthel Crudacre
I cannot live by bread alone. Bacon and ketchup are needed as well. - Trollslayer
Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb - they're often *students*, for heaven's sake - Terry Pratchett
Government, whilst necessary, will always be inherently flawed regardless of who you put in charge, be they a lying politician or a blinkered technocrat.
What we have might be bad but I really don't think putting a bunch of environmentalists or unix geeks or theoretical physicists in charge will help: why would they know more about life and running a country than a self-serving politician?
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." Red Adair. nils illegitimus carborundum