Tag Archives: United States

Capitalism

A free market is one in which there is no government, monopoly or other authoritative interference in the workings of a market. However there is in practise no such thing, as there are always constraints on a market from one … Continue reading

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Let’s be Rational – Realer Numbers

Leopold Kronecker said “God made the integers, all else is the work of man”. (“Die ganzen Zahlen hat der liebe Gott gemacht, alles andere ist Menschenwerk”). However man was supposedly made by God, so the distinction is logically irrelevant. I … Continue reading

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Rational versus real

(My last post was very late because I had taken part in a 10km walk on the Sunday and spent the week recovering.) There’s a fundamental dichotomy at the heart of our Universe which I believe throws some light on … Continue reading

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Mainframes were different

Mainframes were … different. Today we have devices that have orders of magnitude more processing power than the old mainframes. The old mainframes were big machines that performed business tasks for large organisations and that cost millions of dollars. The … Continue reading

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Voters and non-voters

  Hillary Clinton won more votes than Donald Trump in the US elections, yet she didn’t win the presidency. This has led to many of Clinton’s supporters to cry foul, and talk about getting rid of the electoral college system … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality

Embed from Getty Images Back in 1999 I was just finishing my Masters degree at Victoria University of Wellington. I needed a subject for my research paper and I chose what was then a hot topic, Virtual Reality (VR). At the … Continue reading

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Seasons (again)

This is a bit of a repeat, since I almost forgot about writing this week. I decided to revisit the seasons thing. We have just begun the season of Southern Hemisphere spring. This officially starts on 1st September and runs … Continue reading

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