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24 posts • joined 4 Nov 2009

Antarctic ice shelf melt 'lowest EVER recorded, global warming is NOT eroding it'

Alfie Noakes

Re: Mystic Megabyte "Point 3"

"We have a 900kw community owned turbine on this island. With the money it made so far we now have two free to use electric cars and two diesel/electric buses. There is also money available for local start-ups.

We also have a domestic 6kw turbine and it's making ~£6000 p.a."

...and where exactly does this "money" come from?

Is it from independent businesses who are willingly purchasing their energy from the most efficient supplier, or is it via massive green subsidies and compulsary eco-surcharges on top of existing energy bills?

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MPs: This paperless health service plan isn't worth the paper it isn't written on

Alfie Noakes

Re: Why?

@Anonymous Coward - Wednesday 18th September 2013 15:28 GMT

"All fine until you are taken suddenly ill on business at the other end of the country and the Paramedics and A&E docs treating the now unconscious you are unaware that you're allergic to some common medications and that your condition is ongoing, is chronic, and responds only to one of the less common protocols."

...all fine so long as said paramedic/A&E actually know definitively who you are, which might not be possible it you are unconscious under the back of a bus! If you are highly allergic to something or have a serious medical condition, some sort of medical bracelet/tag would be far better (and also will work in other countries).

"The trick in all of this is to make sure that the right people can see your medical history at the right time without anyone else being able to see it."

But this will never happen - you medical record will be sold to the highest bidder (with the plan already in place) and PCs/fondleslabs will be left with default/open passwords allowing anyone access.

Once you let the (electronic medical record) genie out of the bottle you will never get it back!

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Getting worried, Assange? WikiLeaks spaffs out 'insurance' info

Alfie Noakes

Re: understandable

Do you have proof of these so-called "edits"?

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Royston cops' ANPR 'ring of steel' BREAKS LAW, snarls watchdog

Alfie Noakes
Big Brother

Re: How to defeat every ANPR camera...

You obviously haven't driven on the A38 between Bassetts Pole and Weeford (near Birmingham) then.

They installed rear-facing SPECS as part of a reduction in the speed limit of a safe out-of-town dual carriageway from 70mph to 60mph.

Nowt to do with the regular bikers meets at "The Pole" every Tuesday night in summer! ;)

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Leaked docs: GCHQ spooks secretly haul in more data than NSA

Alfie Noakes
Big Brother

Re: Grow up people

"I expect them to monitor chatter looking for interesting key words and then apply for a warrant to then read such interesting data, and find out 99%, probably, that it isn't."

I am sure that most people won't have a problem with the authorities listening in to "public" chatter - that's what the old "Bobby on the beat" used to do, as in, keep an eye open for anything (publlically) suspicious.

What people DON'T want is the authorities steaming open our letters, installing cameras in our bedrooms and generally treating everyone (apart from said "authorities") as a latent crimimal!

They also don't want plod to be kicking their door in because they happened to twit the word "darkie" or "bomb" or "prism".

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NSA PRISM-gate: Relax, GCHQ spooks 'keep us safe', says Cameron

Alfie Noakes
Black Helicopters

Re: Requires a warrant?

...but by definition, they _have_ to intercept the content to know that it is actual content (to be ignored) rather than header or footer information!

Obfuscation as an art - Mr Hague :rolleyes:

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Climate scientists agree: Humans cause global warming

Alfie Noakes

Re: Gotta love armchair commenters

"Saying the last 20 years haven't shown an increase is meaningless. It doesn't discount the much longer trend."

...but if the warmists says things like "CO2 is going to destroy the planet and levels have just hit the highest ever, ever, ever" yet global temperature hasn't increased in 16-odd years then surely the skeptics can say "this sounds like a load of bollocks!".

"Its about as clever as people saying "It snowed! See, no global warming"."

...but if the warmists says that it "will never, ever, ever, snow again on top of Snowdon" - and it does, then maybe yet again the Skeptics can say that the warmists are "talking bollocks"!

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TVShack's Richard O'Dwyer sent home with £20,000 fine

Alfie Noakes
Unhappy

Re: Surely the central point is.

Yup,

Merka seems to have replaced the whole justice system with commercial plea bargaining.

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Bletchley Park gets £7.4m to tart up WWII code-breaking huts

Alfie Noakes

Re: The MoD should fund

Er, if it wasn't for Bletchley, you would probably be paying your "taxpayer money" to a different country!

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US officials confirm Stuxnet was a joint US-Israeli op

Alfie Noakes
Joke

So can LOCOG sue the Merkins for illegally using the phrase "Olympic Games" during 2012 without written permission or an offer of sponsorship?

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People-powered Olympic shopping mall: A sign of utter tech illiteracy

Alfie Noakes

Re: Smart meters

@Ross 7

"Ofc most ppls answer will be "build more generators", but that ain't an option in this scenario -

A) controlled brown-outs; or

B) every man for himself?"

..or more likely...

We aren't currently generating enough power, what shall we do?

A) Turn on a generator that emits more than our legal (and made up) quota of carbons and invoke the wrath of the hippies; or

B) implement controlled brown-outs because we can!

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UK milk wastage = 20,000 cars = actually completely unimportant

Alfie Noakes

Re: @MJI

@dogged

"You're not. You're making sure that your milk is bottled/packaged in the UK. It is illegal to advertize milk by producing nation, provided that nation is an EU member."

So why does my bottle of "Duchy Originals from Waitrose" milk say "Produced by a small group of West Country farmers in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, chosen for their high standards of animal welfare"??

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Government launches hydrogen motoring task force

Alfie Noakes
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Despite you being a "cyclist" ;) i'll give you a thumbs-up for pointing out the weaknesses of H2, and checkout the Jermins who plan(ned) to make C/LNG out of those nasty "carbons" - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/06/german_synthetic_natural_gas/

Just gotta ramp up the new-kew-laaars for an on-going supply of car-juice!

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Solar panel selling scam shown up by sting

Alfie Noakes
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FIT-up

Can somebody please explain exactly where the electrons from the Feed In Tariff actually go? Surely, unless someone else on your "local electricity subnet" needs them at that exact (and we are talking about "speed of light") time then they will just heat up your underground cables?

As far as i am aware, you can't pump electricity up through your local sub-station (transformer) and back into "the grid" itself?

40-odd pence a unit to heat up your pavement seems like an incredible waste of money!

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Fukushima scaremongers becoming increasingly desperate

Alfie Noakes
FAIL

Due to the unique way that it is funded...

I see the BBC are continuing with their "quality" reporting at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12869184 (Japan nuclear plant: Radioactivity rises in sea nearby)

Regarding "Levels of radioactive iodine in the sea near the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are 1,250 times higher than the safety limit," they quote Hidehiko Nishiyama (spokesman for Japan's Nuclear Safety Agency) as saying "And, since [the iodine] has a half-life of eight days, by the time people eat the sea products its amount is likely to have diminished significantly.", but completely misinterpret it as "the radiation will no longer be a risk after eight days".

I think that Chris Hogg (in Tokyo) must have drunk too much bottled water!

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Play.com: Only customer emails lost in data breach

Alfie Noakes
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Old-tech tracking

Just checked mine, and that is VERY naughty :(

That will be me off their newsletter list, and checking any order e-mails for similar spying!

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Data protection and surveillance: Swapping the speed camera for ANPR?

Alfie Noakes
Unhappy

A38?

Which is why those "nice" people at the Highway's Robbery^H^H^H^H^H^H^HAgency have just installed REAR facing SPECS/ANPR on the A38 between Weeford Island and Bassett's Pole (that's in WarksStaffWestMidlandshire). Oh, and they have reduced the speed limit on a dual carriageway from 70mph to 60mph just to help catch more fish :(

Nowt to do with the regular bike meets on a Summer Tuesday's evening hey?

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Blunkett threatens to sue for £30 ID card refund

Alfie Noakes
Pint

payback time!

Maybe he has a point? Perhaps we should keep the ID card system in place just for the likes of Blindgett and his type who need to fly to a very limited number of countries or "open a bank account" on a regular basis.

We could then avoid the various contract cancellation charges (although scale things back quite a lot) and in ten years time (or should he change his address or phone number, far sooner) we can divide the running costs (circa £17B i believe) by the number of card holders and charge him said amount for renewal!

...and do the same in another ten years, and another ten years ;)

What a stupid twunt!

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Pink Floyd remastered for Nintendo Entertainment System

Alfie Noakes
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Brings back fantastic memories

After initially thinking WTF, i listened to all 6 parts - and i admit that i had a tear or two in my eye. Awesome!

Now checking out the various links to see if i can buy this - so much for the DRM-tards who think that the Internet is killing music.

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Climategate hits Westminster: MPs spring a surprise

Alfie Noakes
Happy

Does this mean...

...that i can have all of my incandescent light bulbs back then, thank you, please?

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Twitter bomb threat joke man faces possible jail sentence

Alfie Noakes

Hope i got the right Daniel Bennett, but...

"This person has protected their tweets."

Coward ;-)

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PM: UK airports to get perv scanners next week

Alfie Noakes
Boffin

Test mode?

But i thought that these machines didn't "store" the image, so how were you able to see it??

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Gov confirms plans for Sky box in charge of your house

Alfie Noakes
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Won't do "what it says on the tin" :(

But by law the power companies have to check your meters every couple of years anyway (to make sure that they are still safe/haven't been tampered with) so these "smart" meters are not going to do away with the meter readers!

And how long do they last before they need replacing/re-calibrating? More visits - probably before the initial roll-out has even finished?

Obviously there are no higher priority issues going on at the moment, er?

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X-rays beat computer as best invention ever

Alfie Noakes
FAIL

Science, what "science"?

"science museum 100 - celebrating a century of science"?

That'll be the same bunch that are promoting "warmist" consensus (see http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/proveit.aspx)!

Strange that half of the icons are carbon munching, planet destroying monsters?

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