* Posts by Lars

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UK digi strategy on ice post Brexit results - sources

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There are standards and regulations and agreements and whats not. And I must admit I was a bit taken by one of those UKIP twats who so happily declared that now Britain well be able to get rid of regulations and create their own. But there is a problem. Britain will have to produce according to EU regulations when selling to the EU and whatever, as before, in the rest of the world.

So Brits be aware, if regulations, on say food, are watered down in Britain then you might end up eating something the British industry will happily and more "economically produce only for you. Eventually it will also interest manufacturers elsewhere too, who will feel happy to make some extra profit when exporting to the UK.

And now for the next tragicomical event, the presidential election. Could they be as enthusiastic, time will tell.

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Singapore Airlines 777 catches fire after engine alarm

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Re: Wow.

"I'm guessing the pilots dumped most of the fuel before landing again".

Not sure if the 777 has a fuel dumping system and too lazy to find out, also it could be optional.

Quoting the Wiki:

"Many movies and TV news stories mistakenly assume that all aircraft can dump fuel, when in fact most cannot.".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_dumping

But I would suppose something more might have gone wrong as it should be possible to put out an engine fire.

And please Brits and Americans, grow up. Both RR and PW produce fine engines, and both fail, now and then.

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Gun-jumping French pols demand rapid end to English in EU

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Re: Sorting out a new PM is going to be amusing.

"His dog saw a stick of dynamite fly into the river and retrieved it". That joke was probably invented during Nobel's lifetime and has then travelled the world like jokes do. I am fairly sure I have seen it in some cartoon too, Walt Disney perhaps.

But in this Brexit time it brings to my mind the "fear mongering" word. What an adult word it is. Adult because I cannot remember my kids ever using it when I "warned" about not looking out for cars or walking out in the cold naked, and all such things, A rather silly word really, whenever you express anything that sounds like a warning it can be used.

In need of something to look forward to I have been thinking of a situation where I stand by some frozen lake or river and some guy wants to walk across, and I know the ice is much too thin. I would, I think, warn him. But suppose he then started to shout - "bloody fear mongering". Would I then push him out on the ice with a grin, grabbing my phone to make a video to show what a brave father he was, to his kids, after the funeral. I really don't know, but I am fairly convinced I would not run ahead to prove my point.

So many questions.

Of course there is also this rather interesting use of the word fear mongering - scare tactics, as the last resort.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgZfhnCAdI

As for this article, a wast of ink.

And for Brexit I will introduce this short oppinion.

A flip of the tongue.

(by a PM)

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Osborne on Leave limbo: Travel and trade stay unchanged

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Re: Sabotaging Brexit?

When was he elected PM?.

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"transit a non-EU England" will make no difference, just like passing through Switzerland. There are international agreements for those thins.

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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

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Re: Really?

"Cameron - a better deal when negotiating." Why would the EU give the UK a better deal than for other EU countries. Imagine they gave France a better deal than the UK has, wow, what a noise that would create in the UK. Cameron probably got a bit more than he was able to sell in the UK.

Are you spoiled prats living in the past.

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Re: Really?

I agree with not believing everything Gartner writes and predicts but believing that the opposite is the truth I would find equally silly. The dice is cast, and now as fast forward as possible.

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EU GDPR compliance still a thing for UK firms even after Brexit

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Re: Pop!

Why stop there, why not become the 51st state of the USA.

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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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Re: Don't underestimate the Brits!

"but if the unelected prics in Europe decide to go ahead with TTIP there is nothing European citizens can do."

It's the MEPs I would count on, and they are elected. Unfortunately the Brits have been a bit lazy in those elections (not alone in that). Incidentally Cameron has a voice too, and is elected. Voice enough to pull Britain out of the EU.

As for me, I wish Europe all the best, and that includes Britain the way I see it. The world is a work in progress as before.

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"and we are no longer the worlds 5th largest economy."

I know it doesn't matter at all, but the UK is the 9th largest economy. Old history books or is UKIP behind it.

COUNTRY COMPARISON :: GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY)

Rank Country GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY) Date of Information

1 China $19,390,000,000,000 2015 est.

2 European Union $19,180,000,000,000 2015 est.

3 United States $17,950,000,000,000 2015 est.

4 India $7,965,000,000,000 2015 est.

5 Japan $4,830,000,000,000 2015 est.

6 Germany $3,841,000,000,000 2015 est.

7 Russia $3,718,000,000,000 2015 est.

8 Brazil $3,192,000,000,000 2015 est.

9 Indonesia $2,842,000,000,000 2015 est.

10 United Kingdom $2,679,000,000,000 2015 est.

11 France $2,647,000,000,000 2015 est.

12 Mexico $2,227,000,000,000 2015 est.

13 Italy $2,171,000,000,000 2015 est.

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https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html

(the CIA collects official data)

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Germany: If Brits vote to Remain, we'll admit Hurst's 1966 goal was a goal

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Re: See what can happen when you work together?

@ wolfetone

Regarding a curvy cucumber. In some countries like Finland and Sweden cucumber is grow, during the winter, inside using electric light. The result is a thin, curvy and bitter piece of shit compared to the straight thick and juicy ones you get in the more sunny parts of Europe.

Suppose then that somebody in say Paris who sells stuff like that, decided, due to the common market, to get half a ton of those Nordic cucumbers.

That poor guy would be unable to sell and if he did he would lose his customers.

There is more to regulations sometimes than meets the eye.

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Intel still chip, chip, chippin' away at the European Commission's anti-trust fine

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One thing is for sure

Those American companies would never ask a Brexit Britain for any help. They will turn only to the EU in the future too.

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Why you should Vote Remain: Bananas, bathwater and babies

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Re: Two Stages

"Much of the Remain argument has been about how the EU is going to be nasty and mean to the UK in the event of a Leave vote."

No, that I have seen only among commentards. Suppose you are a member of a Golf Club but a pal of yours decides to stop paying for his membership and then turns up demanding his old "advantages", Would you not smile and say - Sorry, members first. That's not nasty nor mean. Perhaps you should be a bit reasonable. Eating the cake and all that.

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@ James Anderson

No it's a lot more complicated than that. Products produced in Britain are, I would guess, mostly products also produced in the rest of the EU. Those companies in the EU who have had to compete with British products will now have an advantage. Regardless of Brexit or not you will still have to import what you don't produce. Then there are the multinationals who produce products in Britain for the EU. Take cars for instance, why would they continue producing them in Britain, except for the ones for the British market.

You, and you are not alone, in overestimating Britain's industrial value alone. Then consider the fact that both France and Germany have a higher percentage of people working in the industry. Which leads us to the financial sector. The idea that London would gain and Frankfurt would lose is just ridiculous.

And I seriously wonder if you could come up with similar positive advantages you seem to believe in if it was about France. As an economy France is very much on pair with Britain. You find it here:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html

You are letting your national feelings run away with your common sense, My advantage as not British is that I do not need "feelings" when pondering about this,

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Re: Cracking article

Have a look at Michael Moore On Guns, Trump And The EU With Piers Morgan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBULldFtLvk

It reminds me that perhaps it's often easier to look at something from a slight distance. I would assume that most Europeans look with horror at a guy like Trump. Still millions of Americans will vote for him. And to some extent I can understand them.

People vote with their emotions and not so much based on the reality, dreaming is sort of nicer than the damned reality.

That happened in one European country too, not that long ago. The result was not all that stellar,

Those type of guys have been popping up all over Europe. I would claim there is hardly more than some twenty all together forming some protest party.

They are all so very similar, sniffing power, and the mantra is always the same. Typically nobody wants to work with them and they have no solution to anything.

I have no difficulties in comparing Farage and Boris to Trump.

And why all that bluffing, why claim Britain is the fifth biggest economy in the world when nine is the number. Look it up, it's all over the web like here:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html

And then there is the pound and they will never mention that the Danes have their DKR and the Swedes their SKR and not worried at all.

Turkey, oh dear, there is not one country in the EU who wants Turkey to join, The EU is not in any position for any expansion and Turkey is in no shape to join, just a fact, and should that ever come to a vote the decision has to be unanimous.

Poor Cameron cannot say it as he is the Prime Minister and he cannot speak for other EU members nor does he want to offend Turkey as they are part of a refugee solution perhaps,

And as for looking from some distance, the Commonwealth countries are not keen on any Empire replay and suggest Britain should use its strength within the EU rather than outside it.

There is not one country in this world that will find Britain stronger if a Brexit. And non of those countries are in the top 10 for British export or import.

Anyway vote.

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Three non-obvious reasons to Vote Leave on the 23rd

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Re: Did UK make ever something positive to make EU stronger?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBULldFtLvk

Perhaps this will help.

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New York decides not to tinker with vendor lock-down for now

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Re: Other than screens and batteries

@ DougS

I don't fully agree. There is a lot about how TVs are made to fail faster. Special screws made by Apple to screw you, and such. Take a look at ifixit. I, for instance, will never by a cellphone that prevents me to replace the battery on the go.

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Patent trolls, innovation and Brexit: What the FT won't tell you

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Re: So why is Brexit the answer?

@ Voyna i Mor

"That would involve a whole lot of politicians and civil servants having to learn some foreign languages".

Do you actually understand that the British are the ones who have the highest chance of being understood in they native language in the EU. No other country/language in the EU has that advantage, no even close. As for education, it should and could always be better but I am not all that worried about the British.

Not related to your comment at all, but I have been wondering about the Brexit people who for some reason seem to claim the UK is the fifth biggest economy in the world.

Still what I find is this list. Not that it should matter but when claims are dubious it starts to sound a bit Trumpish to say the least.

COUNTRY COMPARISON :: GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY)

Rank Country GDP (PURCHASING POWER PARITY) Date of Information

1 China $19,390,000,000,000 2015 est.

2 European Union $19,180,000,000,000 2015 est.

3 United States $17,950,000,000,000 2015 est.

4 India $7,965,000,000,000 2015 est.

5 Japan $4,830,000,000,000 2015 est.

6 Germany $3,841,000,000,000 2015 est.

7 Russia $3,718,000,000,000 2015 est.

8 Brazil $3,192,000,000,000 2015 est.

9 Indonesia $2,842,000,000,000 2015 est.

10 United Kingdom $2,679,000,000,000 2015 est.

11 France $2,647,000,000,000 2015 est.

12 Mexico $2,227,000,000,000 2015 est.

13 Italy $2,171,000,000,000 2015 est.

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https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html

(the CIA collects official data)

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Uber helicopter taxis

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Why the hell

Do they need Uber to do that.

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Queen's birthday honours shower knighthoods and gongs on tech's finest

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@vic, and Sir Bill (Gates) of course.? And no need to kill old traditions.

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Over Ireland? Bothered by Brexit? Find that new home for your cloud

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A few points

"(for example Switzerland's a neat European location that's not part of the EU but enjoys excellent trade agreements)"

Switzerland like Norway pay for their agreements with the EU and probably more per capita than the Brits, no free lunch there. And they play by the rules too, so I am not that impressed by the "political independence" mentioned in the article. A fact the Brexit side seem to a hide.

Google has one data centre in Finland and Facebook one in Sweden. The cost of energy is, as somebody pointed out, of importance too.

I have not problems understanding the importance and advantage a English speaking country provides. But on the other hand English is the IT language and has become the "second" language in Europe without doubt.

To cheer you up, is it only me when I feel more at ease listening to say Obama's pronunciation of the English language than to Mr Russel Brand in this interview with Piers Morgan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbH_Qw2dRO4

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Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Re: Good terms?

Divorce or not, Brexit or not.

Suppose you are in the process of divorcing. Some of your friends will perhaps point out that you have children, your wife is actually a very nice person, you work for a great company. All about the reality, so think again, don't destroy what you have, rather build on it. Non of those friends will claim that divorcing will suddenly open up a new heaven for you.

Then compare that to the friends who support your divorce. They can claim/suggest you will meet the women of your life, young beautiful, and if not rich her mother will be and her grandfather will appoint you CEO. Your teeth will grow back like your hair, and you will have a hell of a yacht.

This is what is going on in this Brexit debate. There is no limit to the lies and no limit to the fantasy,

Suddenly Airbus will fuck off and the Comet will fill the sky, suddenly the Commonwealth will bail the country out, suddenly Australia will order British submarines, suddenly there will be sunshine, suddenly Britain will rule the seas again, suddenly Britain will be top notch in nuclear technology. Tata will beg to return to Britain building cars and making British Steel number one in the world.

This is how the game is played.

It's like there is something new in the hair. On both sides of the pond.

Rather build on the reality.

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Re: Champagne Cider

The heat is up regarding the referendum, apparently also on ElReg articles. I wrote a "stay" comment on "itsmymoney" that was rejected, and I wonder why. And no, I did not mention nor Champagne nor Cognac or Scotch Whisky.

Was the reason that I wrote I rather listen to a guy like Stephen Hawking than to guys like Farage and Boris because Hawking is known to use his brains and is not running for office.

Or was it because - "It's sad to see how Brits have fallen for the same rhetoric as the Trumpers in the USA. "Make America great again - Everybody is cheating on us - Those fucking foreigners - I will make great deals again".

Or perhaps It was because I suggested it's better to look forward than to one's arse, while I fully admitted that I tend to look at the "behind" when it comes to women.

Oh well, you know I love you too, but I have to tell a story some old seamen told me then long ago.

I went to sea as a merchant sailor when I was sixteen, see the world and all of that. (IT came much later in 1967).

What those old men told me was that some years after the war they sailed into some harbour in England much surprised to find it looked just as before. Longshoremen than told them - yes indeed, it was all destroyed during the Blitz but they built it up just as it was. Perhaps just "one of those stories" but still, somebody must have invented it, out of the blue?.

While the referendum is up to you, it's also a divorce, and I feel no reason not to express my opinion, with all due respect.

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Berners-Lee: WWW is spy net

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Re: A sea of sewage

I am OK with books and even roses, but don't you think you are a bit "fatalistic". Why live when we die anyway, why speak when nobody listens, why bother about democracy when it doesn't work anyway, why use an umbrella when it's never to be found when you need one anyway. Cheer up.

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France POPs €800k fine on 'illegal taxi service' Uber's windshield

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Re: Good

The French may eat snails but they don't eat shit all the time. Salute.

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EU referendum frenzy bazookas online voter registration. It's another #GovtDigiShambles

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Re: Too stupid to vote

As stupid as anyone who enters the train station at 10:40pm when the train is scheduled to leave at 11:00pm.

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England just not windy enough for wind farms, admits renewables boss

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Re: "Solar only works in really sunny countries"

"Germany could never stand on its own" ??. They don't have to stand alone. What about Britain. you import about 50%.

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Re: Nuclear

"Please ensure when you agree to this that the company doing it factors in costs of clean up ".

Also factor in the cost of cleaning up the air and preventing Global warming when burning coal and oil.

I don't like Nuclear that much but it's a technology that can be improved a lot, and that will not happen if that technology is let to die. The Chinese and the French seem to understand that. China will have more Nuclear than anybody else, not that surprising as the result of burning coal is so "visible", and they are damned good at long time planning.

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Will you get reimbursed if you're a bank fraud victim? Brits think not

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Re: And what can you do...

"but 3 is just not enough".

On SCO Unix the default was 9 and we soon learned that even that was too low for many customers, and we gave up, and started to increased the default right from the beginning. SCO Unix was actually quite good, but delivered on rubbish PC hardware, compared to all the other Unix versions.

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Re: I just say no

To say no would be too time consuming for me, but I newer use Windows for any online banking, so far so good, since 18 years. Perhaps it's more about the banks or just good luck.

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Uber, AirBNB: Lay off 'em, EC tells member states

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Re: Europeans need to seriously wake up...

We should all stay awake. There is no need for anything US against Europe, it's about taking care of democracy and humanity and prevent oligarchy. Right now I am more concerned about the mental state of the US than about Europe, (and I agree with Sanders). Not that we don't have problems too, of course,

We cannot prevent Multinationals from forming but we should not let them write the rules.

As long as Google plays by the rules, I am OK with that, and if they pay their fair share of taxes.

Uber I consider a scam.

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Re: The problem

"establishments are useless at spotting some one like Trump coming for them and are useless at responding effectively",

The US media is failing too, if not all, news have become nothing but entertainment ;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoeGeQokR9Y

What is it with us, He is like a spoiled brat among adults, adults who cannot shut him down because adults are adults. I seriously think the Germans were confronted with a similar psycho not that long ago.

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Re: There are lots of “collaborative economy platforms”

I have a slight feeling it's not just the baby but the bath tube and the water too. And please don't mix the internet into this. For "“collaborative economy platforms”" you have to try much harder.

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The problem

The problem for me is that I am so damned fed up with anything American. Friends and relatives, good memories regardless, I am so totally fed up with what I can see and hear since actually not that long ago. Keep your damned energy in all those important questions like where to piss, who to fuck, who to marry, how many guns you need to buy a cup of coffee and how many grandmother needs under her pillow. Keep the Kardashians, keep Palin, keep Bachmann, keep Trump, keep Cruz and all his religious twats, keep all of that, keep your food, keep your beer, keep your sugar, keep your obesity. The American dream was after all an European idea that did not last.

The problem is that it has become more and more difficult to find/copy anything of value from the USA. It wasn't always like that, not that all ideas was originally American.

The problem, for me, is that anything Uber -like or similar that tries to expand across the pond is suspicious to say the least. Keep it, if it's any good then lets have a European Unter or what ever.

Worst of all is how the Americans have fallen flat in front of the "deregulation lobby". Damn it, it took us more than a hundred years to get even the simplest rules regarding what is put into our food, water, air and rules protecting our working conditions, and so forth.

It is, of course, true that lots of regulation are outdated and silly, but if that was the real problem, then the industry would have taken them out without any problems. What they actually aim at is to take over the whole thing and decide whats good and whats not good for them as they please. In short, they want to get rid of the "middle man", the society, us, if we keep awake. The damned thing with you Americans is that you fell asleep. Time to wake up.

The problem is the same for all of us.

I find it a bit disturbing how some Americans, the very same who have created each and every financial meltdown since the "thirties" boost about how the American middle class absorbed it without a sound why the Europeans complain.

Then again when it comes to this refugee crisis in Europe the two countries who caused it complain the most about having to deal with it, the least they can.

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Capitalize 'Internet'? AP says no – Vint Cerf says yes

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"OTOH I can get lazy and not want to hit that Shift key like everyone else.".

It's much worse than that, You have to keep it down and you need both hands mostly, and if you use the Caps Lock you have to hit it twice. Unfair.

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the extra step

Yes, that come to my programmer's -mind too just by reading the title. I also prefer cp to COPY or to be a bit fair the guys behind Unix were without doubt programmers and not something totally different. Then there is all those colour/color words, lots and lots of them and I must admit that sometimes my one or the other finger feel a bit unhappy with that "u" extra step. But, perhaps out of courtesy to an English site I win.

Colour me surprised, however when I did a search on the (en) Wikipedia for "colour" and it responds with "color".

As somebody pointed out languages change, always have. Until they die like Latin and many other.

Then there are new words popping up all the time. One of the most fascinating new words is "trumpish". What a versatile word, a trumpish person, a trumpish behaviour, a trumpish colour.

What makes the guy so fascinating is that I know him so well. I have three kids. And while he might be able to hide his tax returns he is unable to hide the fact that he never grew up. Not exactly the first rich man's son with that fate.

Have a look at this on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_7bJSTDjT4

This is more or less the first time he is under pressure. Listen to his voice, look a his body language.

In the election there is of course that giggling lady who will not shut up no matter what was agreed upon regarding the debate rules.

But women do have strengths to compensate other weaknesses. The mouth is one of the strongest and sharpest weapons they often have. I have no problems with that, I have accepted my fate. And if there is some invoice or similar to complain about, then just leave it to your wife, it work's wonders. But when a man behaves like that then it's something different.

So for excuse me, excuse me, EXCUSE ME, No thanks, no thanks.

As for all the lying, I become quite good at it as a child, often for good reasons not that it helped that often.

In case there is somebody in the USA who feel we foreigners should not take part in all of this, I can understand it, but we are after all, all involved. We all love kids but just that long before we expect adult behaviour. And that kid I know, he will never grow up.

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Earth's core is younger than its crust surface

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Re: What is time

@ myhandler and jzl

Thanks for responding to my time rant.

The reason I still remember that "time example" is that while I knew the answer as I read the book, I still had to check it on paper because I went for the equal time answer and I just did not get it.

The whole idea with this example is to prove that we are rubbish when it comes to understanding time.

But then I got it, and yes jzl, I was very very proud about my self, I was eleven and I felt a genius. Hasn't happened much often since then.

The solution in one sentence is that the time against the disadvantage (against the current) is always longer than the time during the advantage (down stream). The stronger the current the greater the difference. But what we idiots do is to add 18 to 22 and then we divide by 2 and we get 20 and we will say the time is equal. We suddenly forget that speed is the relation between distance and time. We don't get the time at all.

The funny thing is that some guys are so totally convinced the time must be equal that they even refuse to do the calculation. For them I have invented a modern version that you can solve in your head. Goes like this. You have a trip to do of 200km in your car. Then you decide you will use 2h driving 100km/h and everything is fine. But then after having made that first 100km you realize that your average speed was in fact 80km/h. Cleaver as you are you then decide you drive the rest of the trip, 100km at 120km/h to make it in 2h. But when your 2h are up you are still 10km short of the 200km. That you can work out in your head.

Now, I am not obsessed with this, but during my "barfly" -period, long ago, often short of beer, I found that one can win a beer or two with that silly question. Only once did I have to avoid a punch in the nose.

Regards Lars

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Re: What is time

@ myhandler

Try paper and pen and you get it. Time.

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Re: What is time

Indeed a timeless question.

As a kid I spent a lot of time in a library during the winter. I had my fair share of Biggles, Tarzan and such but I soon found out adults have more interesting book to read like science, and stuff one had to hide from parents at home. Anyway, one book I still remember after 60 years, Cosmos (1 and 2) was written by some guy (not Sagan) who left Russia for the USA and started to write about science in a "popular" way.

Writing about Einstein and why it took other "boffins" so many years to understand him he claimed one reason is that we understand things like a kg a meter and speed as an physical experience but we are rubbish at understanding time.

To explain his point he has this simple and straightforward example.

There is a river and a boat goes upriver downriver from A to B and then from B to A with no current in the river. And then the same trip but with a stable current, say 2 knots while the ships speed is 20 through the water in both cases. No hidden agenda here just pure mathematics/logic.

Now his question is this - does it take more, less or equal time with the current.

Take your pic but then prove it on paper and then prove your answer with one spoken sentence (pure logic) and you will understand why I still remember it.

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Re: For our US cousins

"the earth is older than 6000 years.....". So very true, I am sure I was informed about it about 37, perhaps 38 years ago. Time flies.

PS. How should I end this comment, elegantly, to reveal that the great, great, majority of our US cousins know better. Ah damn it, know better than older than. I give up.

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Re: Quite a large pachyderm in the room

@ james 68

"the earths tectonic plates constantly move, when forced against each other one plate will be forced under the other"

Tectonic plates, pushing or pulling. According to this fairly recent program it's more about pulling, and recycling is about replacing than producing anything new. And it will become "interesting" if nine plates becomes ten.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1KuEFUtuJY

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These big-name laptops are infested with security bugs – study

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Just load

Linux.

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EU bureaucrats claim credit for making 'illegal online hate speech' even more illegal

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Worthless

article.

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Inside Electric Mountain: Britain's biggest rechargeable battery

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Re: I have my summer house at a similar facility

@ John Hughes

I was wondering about it too.

From:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pumped-storage_hydroelectric_power_stations

Perhaps this in Ukraine, started long ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dniester_Pumped_Storage_Power_Station

"While only 3 are currently operational, the power station will contain 7 324 MW reversible Francis turbine generators. Its installed capacity will be 2,268 MW when generating and during pumping". (In 2017).

And not that surprisingly "The first use of pumped storage was in the 1890s in Italy and Switzerland." you need a mountain after all.

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Microsoft and Facebook, swimming in the sea,
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Transatlantic

If their customers are not only the UK but the rest of Europe then why "land" in the UK, Virginia to Bilbao is probably a bit shorter than to the UK and is close to both France and Portugal. Why that sentence in the article that sounds like an excuse. And then there is that other question. Finland had to pull a cable across the Baltic to Germany as the Swedes started to claim they have some funny right to data moving through Sweden.

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NASA firms up Space Launch System nanosat manifest

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Re: @phuzz - 20kg payload on a 90,000kg rocket to nowhere.

@ Ugotta B. Kiddingme

How unTrumpish.

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BBC post-Savile culture change means staff can 'speak truth to power'

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Re: I don't believe a word of it

When the pro Brexit group complain about pro EU coverage and the pro EU group complain about the pro Brexit coverage then something is as it should be. If only on group complain something is wrong. I wonder what group you belong to. In the USA one channel would be only pro Brexit and some other channel would be only pro EU. I doubt you want the BBC to become either.

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One can always hope

.. that Californians and the Super Delegates understood that Bernie is the better choice.

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