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Geoff Arnold
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An atheist expat Brit, working in cloud computing.
An atheist expat Brit, working in cloud computing.

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Impressive. And lots of shared interests (throughout the years). Perversely, I hope I won't have the time to implement my version of this project any time soon (I'm 65). Best wishes for the chemo.

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So I take it that you regard the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to be wholly ineffectual. Because the Commission - though undemocratic - is, by treaty, the executive body that implements the will of the Council and Parliament.  And both of these (at different levels of indirection) are subject to democratic control. After all, the UK Civil Service is also undemocratic, but it is bound by custom (though not by treaty or constitution) to do the bidding of the UK Government.

Or is it simply a matter of scale? As a voter in the UK, your democratic voice is limited by that facts that you are just one of millions. Voting for the European Parliament, you are just one of many tens of millions. 

I'm curious....

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Painfully apposite.

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By 2020, who will still be in the game? Assume a Chinese player (some combination of Aliyun/Huawei/China Mobile/Baidu). Who else?

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AMZN+CRM. That would be a terrifying combination.

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Any chance you'd like to reprise this keynote at the OpenStack Summit in Paris? Because it's hard to imagine a community in greater need of this.... (And I've been involved for most of it.)

Single biggest productivity aid for me would be for the "j"/"k" keystrokes to take me from the last article in one group to the first article in the next.  Rationale: I organize my feeds (a couple of hundred) by groups, carefully alphabetized, so that the most important ones are in the earlier groups. That way I can read the posts in group "a1", and then decide whether I have time to go on and read "a2", etc. And I use "j" to skip forward past a "tl;dr" item. When I'm reading the last unread item in "a1", I want "j" to take me to the first unread item in "a2". Easy, no?

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