82 posts • joined Wednesday 24th June 2009 15:24 GMT
because we're all greedy money grabbing mercenaries..
"A bleak public domain consisting of amateur doodles and contributions from the occasional, big-hearted fool, would eclipse creative markets."
pre-supposing that everyone who ever did anything did it for the money. believe it or not, there are artists out there who do things because they love what they do. everyone's gotta eat tho, fo sho.
what about desalination?
why can't we get to the bottom of making sea water usable? if we can crack that we can just suck up huge quantities of sea water and turn the deserts green? cooling the planet and producing food, what could be better?!
don't worry about rising sea levels :)
dam building is holding back rising sea levels. there are over 70 dams planned for the amazon basin alone, china has been building massive dams and turkey is also building dams (much to the consternation of the arabs down stream!)..
"The new research suggests that, over the past 50 years, new dams and reservoirs have held back some 10,800 cubic kilometres of water, which would have been enough to raise global sea levels by about 30mm. In other words, the rises we have seen so far due to global warming might have been considerably larger if it were not for the huge numbers of dams and reservoirs built from the 1950s onwards."
"bell x1" BAH!
the americans just copied the miles M52!!
the breaking of the sound barrier sound have been a BRITISH success story!
Re: Is this really news?
i was expecting it in 2003. i wasn't prepared for mr bean at the BOE to keep credit so cheap for so long and keep the party going. it still might go back to that level and probably would if we didn't have secret trusts covering up gangster money buying up our property today (thx tories!)
BANKS SHOULD GO BUST!!
irrespective of the reasons, banks should never be bailed out. this is a capitalist, free-market system. their losses should never be paid for by the public purse, this has to be said?!
the hapless, fumbling and bumbling mr bean (aka "mervyn king") at the bank of england gave £350 billion pounds of OUR money to private, stateless, amoral, greedy bankers, just so they could lend it back to us at interest, for their profit. because they'd spent too long at the roulette wheel, they used it to rebuild their balance sheets and NOT lend into the economy. mr bean should have created a government bank and lent directly into the economy creating economic activity and jobs AND it was mr bean who kept credit way too cheap for way too long that created this frenzy for borrowing that was the cause of all this nonsense in the beginning! (..and let's not forget keeping house prices out of inflation calculations to make it seems not as much as it was, that's more or less fraud)
no bank, like no other business, should be allowed to get too big, it simply does not serve the interests of the british people or ANY market to have corporations get that large, it's bad for business. RBS should have died, it was it's own stupid fault.
as for adam applegarth at northern rock, he was a gambler who gambled on getting money not from deposits or assets, but the international credit markets and using that money to lend. when those markets froze, his business froze, he was an idiot. northern rock should have died.
i support protecting small depositors up to a point. 50k, maybe 100k i don't know, but the bank should have gone bust! "creative destruction" as prof niall furguson says. the space created in a forest canopy allows more nimble and agile trees (banks) to grow up in the space. by keeping these technically bankrupt and failed banks on PUBLIC MONEY life support we are simply wasting public money and harming the evolution of the financial sector in this country.
we are suffering a credit crunch in this country because we do not have competition in credit. the existing players have it all sown up so no one else can get in, and we are sitting here suffering. we should have arab banks, russian banks chinese banks, brazilian banks anyone, to come in and provide credit to us. if we had true credit competition, we'd have no credit squeeze. that wouldn't guarantee no slow down, but it wouldn't be as bad as it is.
it was mr beans boom that we are now suffering from. blame where blame is due, he's got off scot-free, no one is blaming him, but it's his fault!
people don't go green to save money only!
it's also about not being responsible for poisoning our environment. some of us are actually driven by things other than personal profit!
WE DON'T NEED TO USE POISON FOR ENERGY! (repeat ad infintum!)
Diesel exhausts do cause cancer, says WHO
Soot causes twice as much global warming as previously thought
Re: Interesting idea, but...
"The Sierra "jelly mould" was bad enough"??! wtf an 80s criticism comes back to haunt us, get with the program dude, things have moved on a bit since 1980. this is a gorgeous looking little car.
Re: The thing that amazes me about electric cars...
climate change is happening all the time, electric cars are not about 'saving the planet'. they are clean, quite and over time will save you money. diesel fumes cause cancer, ask the WHO. that would make you feel better about not belching out poisonous fumes that give other people cancer. unless you were a real prick (i'm not suggesting you are), i'd say that would be something you would like about your car?
Re: 75 miles? hahahahahahahaha
yes it is, by far most journeys are way under 75 miles..
from the article (did you actually read it?): "If you need a car that can travel further than 75-odd miles, the Zoe is quite obviously not the car for you. Bitching about it makes as much sense as complaining that you can’t get a three-seat sofa and five fat blokes in a VW Up. Of course you can’t, so don’t buy one."
Re: Range issue
most journeys are way less than 75 miles. the people who really must have that range are in a small minority.
from the article: "If you need a car that can travel further than 75-odd miles, the Zoe is quite obviously not the car for you. Bitching about it makes as much sense as complaining that you can’t get a three-seat sofa and five fat blokes in a VW Up. Of course you can’t, so don’t buy one."
Re: I WANT ONE!!!
i'm an "idiot"? really? then you say "unless", wouldn't it have been a better idea to ask for my explanations BEFORE calling me an "idiot"? that's normally how the intellectual process works.
a) it costs money to build solar arrays, this is the green economy. how is building solar arrays going to bankrupt people?? the poison-energy industry gets subsidies, so give the clean energy industry the same subsidies. once you have the solar arrays built, there's very little maintainance, unlike nuclear-poison generators, this has to be said?!
b) solar arrays do not generate poison.
c) you store energy and release it when you need it. solar panels have come a long way in the last few decades and can get energy even from cloudy skies.
weird, i thought reg readers were a bit better than this..aw well..
I WANT ONE!!!
someone buy me this please!!!
this is the car for me, this is the car that will get the ball properly rolling. sucks to be an oil-pig and see your business going down the toilet, LIKE IT SHOULD. we don't need to use POISON for energy.
"In 1986, in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, he was searching for a potential alternative source of clean energy and arrived at the following remarkable conclusion: in just six hours, the world's deserts receive more energy from the sun than humankind consume in a year."
first time i've heard the GENERAL boom of the noughties being described as a "tech bubble". it never was a "tech bubble". the reason the uber-bubble happened was thx to alan "the financial genius" greenspan and his hapless and hopeless buddy, mervyn "mr bean" king at the BOE leaving credit way too low for way too long ..
don't forget "high performance"/"always on" power scheme..
..and having the power lead plugged in get you a bit more juice for yer netbook, if you've got to do some heavy-ish work, always helps ;)
netbooks were one of the best things to come out of the i.t. business in ages (i'm typing on a dimension 11z with a nice 240gb SSD in it).
dell stopped selling their 9" mini otherwise i probably would have bought another one by now, as this one (getting around 16 hours of use a day), is wearing thin, i already replaced the keyboard.
i need at least 700px of vertical res tho (for serato DJ package), so my choices were rather limited anyway, but now way more so :(
i have a sneaking feeling that they have not left for good tho, i have this feeling that they will come back ;)
wind is only 3rd tier anyway, solar and wave/tidal precede wind in importance.
wind turbines are easy to remove, WAY easier than a nuclear power station.
the ONLY nuclear that is acceptable is fusion, so let's get to it and get that developed.
ok, point4, two things..
1) buying up distressed assets is not a "merger".
2) we need plurality and divergence in our industries. big corps are killing our market spaces. e.g. if we had 100 medium-sized banks and one goes bust, big deal, go bust already, it's not going to end our civilisation. with 5 large banks, if one goes bust, it's a big deal (ok ok, apparently, so they say). also with plurality you have competition for products and price. more companies doing stuff means better stuff at better prices.
BAH! i love netbooks :(
8" is perfectly fine for ultra-mobile computing, preferably with a 768 verticle res. with an SSD and a good CPU you can do most things on it (anyone who expects to game on a netbook is a bit naive). i use an 11" dell for DJing and really, really wanted to move to 8", but now the arse has fallen out of the market, i'm stuck! i don't want to go to 15" just to DJ, great big hunking things they are! 8" was perfect :(
i think they will come back at some point. let's hope so.
oops forgot "spear of destiny".
the direct descendant of wolfenstein. i actually played SOD first before wolfenstein ..
unreal tournament, BFV, BF2 to name a few
unreal tournament was the nuts, my first online MP game.
tacops, a special forces vs terrorists mod for UT that i played to DEATH. (silenced MP5 rules!)
BFV (EXCELLENT later battlefield mod to the franchise.)
BF2 (itself gleaned from the EXCELLENT desert combat mod for BF1942.)
now i play BF3 all the time and am looking fwd to the return of the commander in BF4! (est delivery autumn 2013)
peter hain is a bufoon.
..and i am totally ashamed of my country for going along with this american piracy..
we have no independent position, we are a state of the united states..
our politicians don't serve us or humanity they are gimps for the puppet masters in america..
one way of dealing with it..i'm mildly autistic and on a good day can be quite good at online games (battlefield mostly) and there's loads of finns that play all winter during the dark hours are they gonna ban all them as well?
if they can prove it, that's another matter, if not, they have just simply made themselves look fools.
but we knew that already! :D
this will make no difference..
shame on europe for caving in to naive and silly american DEMANDS (who do they think they are?)
americans can't even deal with people flying planes into their buildings on their own soil, so what good are BILLLIONS of financial records going to do?
unless they got army army of autistic people to go thru all that data, it will not stop any terrorist attacks..
the REAL problem is american sending money to israel. THIS is the financial trail that needs to be shut! if zionists stop killing arabs, then maybe islamic extremists might stop trying to kill us.
simple cause & effect. very simple.
damn, the dams!
more and more dams are being built by man..
these hold water on land..the sea level rise thing, imo, is not too much to worry about..
tru, without them, the sea level would have risen, probably a lot..but it's not rising.
dredging near-shore marine aggregates is one of the worse things you can do to help erosion of your coastlines..
fresh in ;)
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mad lookin thing..
IF the cpu was at least 1.6ghz, i try and run serato scratch live on it..
but it isn't, so i can't..
like the looks tho, shame it comes from the chinese dictatorship, so i'd feel a little queasy about buying one..