* Posts by Barry

6 posts • joined 23 Feb 2007

MEP plans EU build ban on cars faster than 100mph

Barry

"Tax on fuel" doesn't work.

Tax on fuel is by its nature linear. A 50% more inefficient car uses 50% more fuel and costs 50% more. What is needed is to ensure that users of 50% more inefficient cars must pay 200% more, or whatever level is necessary to promote efficient car usage, whilst still allowing the rich and powerful who run society to drive the cars they need to compensate for their small genitalia.

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George Lucas bitch slaps Spider-Man 3

Barry

Equally bad

I wouldn't waste my bandwidth grabbing either Spiderman or Star Wars from Bittorrent.

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Dark mutterings on killer Wi-Fi in schools help no one

Barry

Decline of society and all that...

Mark, and others...

"Has nobody though to explain bad behaviour on bad parenting and the decline of discipline throughout our society"

Social commentators have been telling us how society is collapsing since, well, since the earliest social commentators started talking garbage really. Ancient Greek writers certainly did it - in fact you can probably find cave paintings somewhere depicting how kids today are out of control. Every generation has those who think the world was perfect 30-50 years ago and the modern generation is running riot and society is collapsing and, oh god, it'll be anarchy!!

None of them have yet been right.

The main reason for ADHD increasing is increasing diagnosis of ADHD. Once we used to call children naughty, now we say they have ADHD. Little has changed - we have just decided that this is a diagnosable and treatable condition, though it really just represents an extreme on the continuum of normal behaviour.

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Russians crack OpenOffice security

Barry

Russians DON'T crack OpenOffice security

All this guy has done is create an automated tool to try many different password in the hope that one will work. On that basis every password system comes pre-cracked - it just takes a while to get the right password.

Wassup El Reg? Slow news day?

Oh Giles, that comment was just dumb. The availability of the code has not made it more vulnerable at all.

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UK kids' table manners a national disgrace

Barry

Pizza Express

Well, if you do a survey in a chav restaurant, expect a chav response.

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UK forces tested, rejected psychic techniques

Barry

Cheap at least

Well, considering the expensive stuff like spy satellites doesn't seem to be particularly useful at spotting WMDs we might as well stick to psychics. They aren't much use either but at least they're cheap.

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