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I like ducks, they're fowl but not through choice. Corporate cartographer, chaotic evil, destroyer of undeserved value. RT ≠ +1
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swardley 10h
Managed to last a whole three weeks without international travel (just speaking in UK) ... off to Washington DC.
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Mike Trusty Jan 12
. Foundation kicking off 2018 Youth Computer Challenge.
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swardley 19h
This one clip of Trigger was hilarious, brings back many memories ->
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swardley 19h
Replying to @jwildeboer
I think we can agree that they stood on a mandate of asking the question (which they won), they asked the question (leave won) and they stood on a mandate of supporting the answer (they won).
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swardley 19h
Replying to @jwildeboer
The Conservatives stood on a mandate of re-asking, they won, it was re-asked. They then stood on a mandate of keeping the direction as is, they won. The Libdems stood on a mandate of overturning / re-asking, they lost. There is no legitimate mandate for re-asking.
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swardley 19h
Replying to @jwildeboer
Any party can stand on any mandate at a general election which is what happened. You can't ask a question, not like the result and ask the question again. BUT you can ask a question, not like the result and stand in a general election on a mandate of overturning or re-asking it.
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swardley 19h
Replying to @jwildeboer
Whilst you can't keep badgering the electorate with the same referendum question over and over until you get the result you want ... any party can stand with any mandate at a General Election.
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swardley 19h
Replying to @jwildeboer
because, a party stood for a general election on a mandate of having a referendum on continued EU membership. They won. Equally, a party could stand at general election on a mandate of overturning this, which is what the LibDems did and they were politically wiped out.
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swardley 19h
Replying to @swardley
So, you could have a referendum on ... "This Government would like to confirm the will of the electorate. Does the the electorate wish the Gov to respect (Respect) the current course or does the electorate wish to hold a new referendum on the EU question (Rerun)?"
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swardley 19h
Replying to @swardley
Me: Well, get over it. That's democracy. It's not legitimate to ask the electorate the same question again (even in a disguised form, hidden in a referendum on the deal) ... BUT ... it is legitimate to ask a question which hasn't been asked before to verify.
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swardley 20h
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Me: It's like the 2nd referendum. You can't keep on asking people a question you've already asked. X: but what if they have changed their minds? Me: Well ask that! Have a referendum on whether they want to have another EU referendum. X: but what if they say no?
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swardley 20h
Replying to @swardley
It's up there with asking, getting an answer you didn't like and then trying to find a way to keep on asking the question until you get the answer you do like.
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swardley 20h
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... alternatively, celebrate the diversity of opinion (i.e. not just yours) and how democracy is a great way of discovering the consensus opinion. Not asking because of a fear that people will disagree with you is shockingly anti-democratic.
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swardley 20h
The problem with a democracy is the number of [add your favourite term of abuse to describe people who disagree with you] who don't make the choice of [add the one you agree with] because of reasons that are [add some more abuse] ->
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swardley 20h
Oh, I do love the use cases. I hadn't noticed that touch before. It's like "kaboom, that industry" and "kaboom, that industry" and just for laughs ... "kaboom, that industry" ->
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swardley 20h
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You could sort of argue it made sense in a transitioning phase because of various forms of inertia but that should have been circa 2010-2013.
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swardley 20h
"Cloud" is simply a made up term because most people didn't want to say "Compute as a Utility". Previously it was Compute as a Product (i.e. servers). So (Compute as a Utility) as a Utility or even a Rental service makes absolutely no long term business sense whatsoever
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Russ Miles Jan 8
"Chaos Engineering for the Business" -
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Recode Jan 21
Amazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven, will finally open on Monday — with no checkout lines and no cashiers
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swardley 20h
spend.
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