* Posts by Roger Gann

17 posts • joined 11 Mar 2009

Climate change alarmism is a religious belief – it's official

Roger Gann

Re: In other words, "When to act"

"when all of humanity's emissions for decades is outdone by a single volcano in a week, tanking the income of a thousand families is stupid."

No. Completely untrue - see this USGS page: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hazards/gas/climate.php

I quote:

"The published estimates of the global CO2 emission rate for all degassing subaerial (on land) and submarine volcanoes lie in a range from 0.13 gigaton to 0.44 gigaton per year (Gerlach, 1991; Varekamp et al., 1992; Allard, 1992; Sano and Williams, 1996; Marty and Tolstikhin, 1998). The preferred global estimates of the authors of these studies range from about 0.15 to 0.26 gigaton per year. The 35-gigaton projected anthropogenic CO2 emission for 2010 is about 80 to 270 times larger than the respective maximum and minimum annual global volcanic CO2 emission estimates. It is 135 times larger than the highest preferred global volcanic CO2 estimate of 0.26 gigaton per year (Marty and Tolstikhin, 1998).

In recent times, about 70 volcanoes are normally active each year on the Earth’s subaerial terrain. One of these is Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii, which has an annual baseline CO2 output of about 0.0031 gigatons per year [Gerlach et al., 2002]. It would take a huge addition of volcanoes to the subaerial landscape—the equivalent of an extra 11,200 Kīlauea volcanoes—to scale up the global volcanic CO2 emission rate to the anthropogenic CO2 emission rate. Similarly, scaling up the volcanic rate to the current anthropogenic rate by adding more submarine volcanoes would require an addition of about 360 more mid-ocean ridge systems to the sea floor, based on mid-ocean ridge CO2 estimates of Marty and Tolstikhin (1998).

There continues to be efforts to reduce uncertainties and improve estimates of present-day global volcanic CO2 emissions, but there is little doubt among volcanic gas scientists that the anthropogenic CO2 emissions dwarf global volcanic CO2 emissions."

I think I can tell who's being stupid here.

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Trading Standards pokes Amazon over 'libellous' review

Roger Gann
Coat

Jurisdiction

With Amazon being registered in Luxembourg I suspect that UK legal remedies might be limited.

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NHS England DIDN'T tell households about GP medical data grab plan

Roger Gann

Worrying stuff indeed

Might not it have been more enlightening to know how many households the 'Better Information means better care" leaflet was delivered to and how many opted out? That might give us a better picture.

PS - Ever tried applying for private health insurance without divulging a raft of personal information to an unaccountable ('cept to it's shareholders) insurance company? I don't think you'd get too far.

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Seagate's LaCie whips out bonkers posh silver-plated storage ball

Roger Gann
Trollface

Yeah, maybe ..

... but does it work with a Chromebook?

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

Roger Gann
Headmaster

Almost ...

Your contractual nexus is with the place that sold you the defective goods, not the manufacturer. So unless you bought the goods from an Apple Store, Apple wouldn't necessarily be a party to a Sale of Goods action.

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Highways Agency tracks Brits' every move by their mobes: THE TRUTH

Roger Gann

Re: Compliance and Annoyance in One Easy Step

How is this any worse than the data Google Maps currently collects from our mobes to display traffic congestion info? You can opt out from participating but who bothers?

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Darth Vader's old gaff awaits exogorth desert DUNE DOOM

Roger Gann
Headmaster

That'll be Johns Hopkins University then

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Hey, O2 punters: Kiss goodbye to 4 MEELLION* Openzone hotspots

Roger Gann
Thumb Down

You can't miss what you never had.

It's no great loss - I never ever got decent bandwidth with any of the 'free' WiFi providers bundled with my O2 contract. In the end I gave up bothering - it got to the point where I would turn off the WiFi to do something as pathetically mundane as look at a web page - 3G was actually faster and actually worked.

Which is a complete contrast with the WiFi service offered by Virgin Media on the London Underground - when it first went live about a year ago, getting a 20Mbps connection was not exceptional. If only ...

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Samsung's new Galaxy S 4: iPhone assassin or Android also-ran?

Roger Gann
FAIL

Re: whopper

Not according to Samsung's website where you can't get a fag paper between the S and the 4 ...

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Elon Musk's 'Grasshopper' hover rocket scores another test success

Roger Gann

Re: Was this a 'manned' or a 'mannequined' trial...?

Given the music accompanying this impressive vid, I took the passenger to be the Man in Black himself.

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Headbanger plays Star Trek theme on floppy drives

Roger Gann
Happy

You're not wrong about the date.

That rival to the IBM PC, the Sirius/Victor 9000, had high-capacity (1.2MB!) Tandon floppy drives running off a custom controller the size of a motherboard. They were variable speed and yes it didn't take long for some clever clogs in Silicon Valley to knock up some Basic code that made them sing.

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Biennial boner blights Beemer biker

Roger Gann

Inevitable knob gag.

This won't stand up in court.

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The year's best... laptops

Roger Gann
Alert

Acer pricing

The Aspire 5741 is available for £370 - if you ignore the VAT. Otherwise it's more like £420.

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Glacier boffins rubbish IPCC apocalypse claims

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Nigerian man gets 12 years for $1.3m 419 scam

Roger Gann
Happy

what's in a name #2

Or "umug" which is even more apposite.h

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Jobs offers relief for iOS 4-running iPhone 3Gs

Roger Gann
Flame

The 3GS elephant in the room

I´´m depressed that there´s no mention of a fix for a problem that has befallen 3GS owners foolish enough to upgrade to iOS4.n, that of the spontaneous random reboots of the phone during a phone call. The Apple iPhone discussion forum is bulging with over a thousand complaints (and heading for 200,00 views) from disgruntled owners - me included.

Call me unreasonable but I do think it would be nice to be able to make uninterrupted phone calls with a phone every now and again.

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Screeching rails close London Tube station

Roger Gann
Thumb Down

Nah, it was really really really loud .....

Dunno about commuter Steve Cooper's auditory capabilities but judging by his comments I reckon he's a bit mutton. Either that or a lilly livered wuss. I was at Bank yesterday afternoon and the screeching was excruciatingly loud - so loud in fact that I had to put insert a digit or two in to my King Lears. Otherwise it was actually painful. So speaks a willing attendee at one of the loudest rock concerts ever, at Charlton in 1976 ....

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