353 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Could be a killer combination...
...for me at least.
I like Nokia hardware and I like Android software. I will watch with interest...
Re: We'd better start spending the money on adapting...
I was being mischievous. I thought that might have been clear from the last couple of lines.
See this for my real views...
Re: Will it also increase racism?
Yep, by the time the Siberians, Lapps and Inuit have got fought through the layers, the feeling has worn off ;)
(Bring it on offendatrons)
We'd better start spending the money on adapting...
...instead of more modelling exercises.
40 years of action on global warming and the only effect has been raised taxation, more expensive fuel and a few people getting rich in the carbon credits market. CO2 continues to rise.
Renewables and energy storage still hasn't advanced in efficiency and looks to me like a busted flush.
Radical I know but if the science is settled and you must be mad to deny the catastrophe, and the absence of any way to mitigate world hydrocarbon use, further research into causes and effects is futile. 97%* of people who know about it are 95%** certain so let's take their funding and start building sea walls, irrigation/drainage schemes, desalination plants, nuclear power stations before it is too late.
Footnote: I have a couple of surefire investment opportunities. A citrus farm in Sussex and a vineyard in Lapland. DM me for my paypal details if you want to chip in...
**I know about this too
Re: does it matter?
Every ton of hydrocarbon we don't burn China will burn for us.
Nancy boy windmills chopper in cam outrage...
Any subs jobs going?
(Hate away by the way I don't give a toss)
I would be happy to give my employer my linkedin, twitter and facebook account passwords. I have already set up unused/innocuous accounts for this very purpose.
Names for sweets
My relatives from Sheffield always used to refer to sweets as 'spice.' Confused the hell out of me when I was a kid. I hadn't even read Dune then.
Re: Here's a suggestion...
I only write this stuff, you don't expect me to read it too.
Here's a suggestion...
...solve today's problems today. Today's energy problems are fuel poverty and the real risk that the lights will start going out because we have an impending energy gap.
Whatever fiddling around with spreadsheets you want to do the uncertainties are too great. It's open to both halves of the debate to change a number here or there to make the answer support their arguments. And why they are all arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin the opportunity to address some real problems are passing us by.
Our descendants will have a better chance of dealing with there problems if they inherit a strong infrastructure and economy. If all the effort that was going into fiddling around with mitigations for a disaster that might not happen had gone into research into, for instance, new ways of using the limited hydrocarbon resources we have we would be in a better position in 100 years.
It is depressing that this is not going to happen. It seems everyone but Eastern Bloc and China are prepared to sacrifice their futures to the opportunity to keep the populace in fear and dependency.
BTW, the first person who says 'consensus' loses the argument, K?
I worked on that copy of ETI and Computing today - just saying.
I think it was 1999 they said there was no more code to be developed. Muppets of the first order.
Re: Hong Kong MTR
Subway - underground walkway for crossing the road
Underground - trains but only in London
Metro - Local underground/overground in other cities
And lest we forget, until 1999 HK _was_ England ;)
Went for an interview once and feedback said the office manager took exception to my M&S suit. I didn't get the job but took great pleasure telling yes, it was an M&S suit...but I got it at Oxfam. I don't suppose I will ever work at Toshiba now. Good.
Not very pretty...
...and also not very clever.
Nice to see my taxes are well spent.
What happens if you search on...
..."how do I report abhorrent rape images" or some variant.
Asking for a friend.
...I've seen the exec summary of the audit report...
"Huawei kit arr light, no plobrem"
Well it is Friday afternoon.
Coat - got.
I lead a foraging day for the local food festival...
...at the end the general consensus is:
* that leaves taste like leaves
* that you need an awful lot of leaves to satisfy you
* vegetable protein is almost impossible to find for most of the year
There is a reason that non agrarian civilisations were all meat eaters.
...insults from am anonymous account.
Posted Thursday 25th April 2013 10:37 GMT Anonymous Coward
Want the police to arrive...
...phone from the same street and tell them you've recovered the your goods and the perp needs an ambulance.
The victim of a crime should never, never be placed in the wrong.
Re: I'm still unsure...
Posted Wednesday 17th April 2013 13:03 GMT Frankee Llonnygog
No downvotes here but I guess it is horses for courses. I can kick off any of the applications I need with at most 2 clicks from my wireless mouse.
I'm still unsure...
...what it can do that my retired pc running kubuntu connected to my telly can't do.
Re: Global warming is not only something in ONE lifetime...
<quote>It means that the coming centuries will be hotter.</quote>
Or colder, or stay roughly the same.
Are registration numbers secret now...
...I must remember to cover mine up.
Pretty soon the only people who will be able to afford to fly are environmentalists going to the next conference so - meh.
Hopefully she will never breed because the thought of it will offend mightily.
I have a 3" floppy and and a 5" hard one.
Shooting themselves in the foot...
I suspect, at least in the UK, BTS is a loss making proposition. What better way to shed customers and minimise the impact of stopping support than to price themselves out of the market.
Re: Stay with me here...
Look into my eyes and repeat after me "Warm weather was not predicted by the climate models"
Whatever the cause...
... it looks like an accident waiting to happen
The 1938 hurricane would have had a bigger impact had it hit the Boroughs. And there are a lot more waterfront properties than there were then.
One thing is for sure sides of the argument will seize on this as using selective quotes to prove that is was/was not CO2 that caused it.
Note that I did not say climate change. The climate changes and it is definitely affected by people. The question in my mind is how the changes can be attributed to CO2 and the cost of the precautionary principle.
Re: What, no photo?
My kinda rig.
Dark star and Rocky horror.
I only came here...
...because of the misleading headline. Now I've wasted 5 minutes of life I can't get back.
Well stripe me pink...
...it's not as bad as the models predict.
Who da thunk it.
...was elegant and clean. I loved it. And the compilation was predictable. I could look at the object code and see exactly where it came from.
Re: It's not about alarmism
Posted Wednesday 27th February 2013 11:36 GMT Anonymous Coward
"The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened;" - James Lovelock proposer of the Gaia Hypothesis
A proper scientist. He proposed a hypothesis which was not born out by the facts so he looked for another one.
Had to be done...
AC Posted Tuesday 26th February 2013 10:53 GMT
And one wet year does not constitute unprecedented extreme weather that we can come to expect. But the BBC was pushing it as such yesterday.
How many people are going to tell me...
...the Met Office figures don't confirm no warming for 17 years.
(read carefully before frothing at the mouth)
Would that be the motorbike or the little mermaid?
...I was hoping for a story involving John Shuttleworth.
...to see my willy?
I'll put me coat back on.
I feel left out...
...I haven't got a single stalker.
All that hardware and no backup power devices? I have a couple of Tecnet 4000mAH batteries that keep me going while I am out an about for about 5 days. Galaxy tab 2 turned on for a couple of hours a day and HTC smartphone on all the time.
Not saying that there are other criteria for what you take but power doesn't have to be one of them.
Personally I'd like to see a version of the galaxy tab three times as thick and heavy that would keep going for a few days between charges. I think the slimness thing has got a bit silly.
Re: If your names not down your not coming in..
Drown, really. The latest alarmist picture on my fb timeline shows a planet baked to dust with cracked deserts where the oceans are. You lot really need to make your mind up.
Chromium on Ubuntu 11.04
<< says it all
It wasn't so long ago we believed the CRU/IPCC projections.
How are they working out for you now chaps?
Posted Friday 18th January 2013 22:42 GMT mego
What he said...
- DINO-SLAYER asteroid SAUR-O-CIDE was terrible bad luck, say boffins
- BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
- Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
- Russia: There is a SPACECRAFT full of LIZARDS in orbit above Earth and WE control it