Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bangalore is not far enough from New Delhi/Mumbai

if Pakistan can move nukes into the deep Ocean, should foreign companies consider outsourcing operations to Calcutta/Hyderabad from Bangalore?

1st time I've heard of Drone Submarines

Drone Submarines! Next thing we'll have drone patrol vehicles under google cars tech being auxillary police personnel. Yikes!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Case for Inflection Point of Nuke and Suburbs: Part 2

Productivity: it's been said that the aforementioned gave us wealth (cars, house, 40hr workweek).

The problem is that historically, US productivity has steadily gone up from the WWII, yet the hours worked and wages have *not corresponding followed.

If only going by productivity #'s, we should be working 20 hour workweeks by now? .. (given suburbs have spread out enough) ..but we're not.

Is it expectations? gone up... (the all goods & services should be better - yet workhours have gone up in the 1980's). And ppl keep saying generation X is the 1st generation that will live worse than the previous.

if the productivity gains are distributed inequitable, why was it more so in the 1950s?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Case for Inflection Point of Nukes and Suburbs

This is a counter-point to technological improvements to cars along to the "revolution" of the suburbs. There were cars before and after WWI, yet the progress was slow. What was new was the explosive power 1000x with nuclear fission in WWII. Not to be confused, suburbia would have happened naturally but it accelerated when our demise was a possibility. (think Star Trek: Genesis).

So, let me get this straight. You want to have a car, a house, and work 8 hours when before you were struggling for jobs, living in a tenement house, and working 10-12 hour days or 8 hours if lucky, hmm.. (some rich farmers out there - never have to work again..)

OT: a atomic blast is survivable. Look at this pic below. Notice how close they are to the mushroom. And given that some nukes are duds, the missile may fail to reach it's target or the bomber gets intercepted.

Link: Part 2

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Do we need supper?

sorry to ask this but do we need dinner? like breakfast gives us energy for the day and maybe lunch is if we get breakfast wrong?...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

al Qaeda vs the US timezone

Does US timezones help against al Qaeda; in the fury of 9/11, reports of of a Chicago hit on Sears Tower/John Hancock & SanFran Transamerica tower would be at 8 am or 6am in nearly empty office buildings. (vestiges of the cold war)

Monday, August 5, 2013

There's truth to the Madness of Max

The wiki says Australia was worried about "populate or perish" after WWII of a resurgent Japanese navy. I say that's secondary to a dominating Soviet nuke presence on the UK. Instead of rebuilding in a confined area, send some populace to the other side of the world: timezone advantage.

Think Mad Max.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Just Do It vs Let's Think it Over

Just do it or let's think about it? If it's easy, then "Just Climb It". If its about the meaning of life or origin of the universe, well there's no such thing as over think. In fact, they have entire professions: priests, philosophers, and astrophysicists.

I'm no fan of the waterfall model (overthinkers: rather I'm a balancer of the quick trial vs some foreword planning)