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Robin Winslow
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Lives in Nottingham, UK
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Python, devops, html5, css3, responsive design, php, systems design
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  • Canonical Ltd.
    Web Dev, 2014 - present
  • Hillarys
    Senior web developer, 2012 - 2014
  • IPC Media
    All-round web developer, 2011 - 2012
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Hither Green, London, UK - Oxford, UK - Aldermaston, UK - Gabarone, Botswana - Malawi - Brill, Buckinghamshire, UK
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Fuzzy-haired website developer and aspiring geek
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I'm a web developer. I currently work in Nottingham. 
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  • Leighton Park School
    GCSEs and A levels
  • University of Nottingham
    BSc Computer Science
  • University of Nottingham
    MSc Interactive Systems Design
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The title misled me. There was disappointingly little about airport sex in that video.
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In case you were wondering, the airport chapel is the best place. There's never anyone there and it's dimly lit. Sometimes there's even fake candles.
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Has this video been censored? The video freezes at several points, and quite often it's when Nigel has been answering tough challenges.
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I wouldn't say Nigel was challenged on anything really but you are correct to point out that 'coincidentally' the video freezes every time Nige speaks 
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Eric Bidelman: At 31:40 you say "there's no JavaScript that this is running". Do you have a link to an implementation of that example that works without JavaScript?
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I think he meant to say "It takes no javascript to get this running"
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Has SciShow ever done an episode on the environmental impact (emissions) of space travel / space tourism? I'd be very interested to watch one.
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Hi Russel. Thanks for the trews it's a genuinely different and refreshing sort of commentary. I love it.

You mention "meritocracy" in this video, and while you say you don't think a true meritocracy is possible, you still seem to be buying into the generally accepted truth that it's a good ideal to strive for.

I don't agree at all. A meritocracy is a system where power and wealth are given to those with "merit". "Merit" would presumably be defined by the system (being good at programming, being good at doing all the right paperwork etc.). I agree this is certainly different from a plutocracy, and hopefully would mean you don't get the same power dynasties you have nowadays, but as far as I'm concerned that's where the differences between the two hierarchical systems end.

You may not feel that Apple succeed at running a meritocracy, but they are still able to use the idea of a meritocracy to justify creating huge inequality. The same with banks. As long as they appear to be judging people "fairly" (according to their formal remuneration strategy) they can pay one set of people 100 times more than another, and it's because they are "genuinely worth" 100 times more according to their "meritocratic system".

I think meritocracy is an incredibly dangerous idea, and we should beware of anyone suggesting we replace our current hierarchy with a meritocracy. I'm not saying that equal opportunity and social mobility aren't worthy ideas, but the much more serious issue is to tackle inequality to create a flatter, fairer system, and when I say "fair" I mean where everyone gets enough, rather than where people who are "worth more" get more.

I'd love it if you could take some time to comment on this in a subsequent video.

Keep up the good work!
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The subtitles are extremely inaccurate, bordering on offensive. How do subtitles on Youtube work? Can whoever administers the United Nations Youtube account fix it?
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Game looks fun. Do it!
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What I'm curious about it what happens after 2050 when the population has stabilised at around 9.5 billion. Will it drop again?
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So which of my friends actually use Google+? If you're seeing this, comment.
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Will try to be more proactive when dealing with your face. ;-)
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