328 posts • joined Wednesday 4th August 2010 06:31 GMT
wanna puke. Management-speak murder. Death is so easy when it's somebody else.
@M7S Re: Units.
European or African ?
A new meme
" ... cost sweetener in their calculations, however: their cost estimates for that comparison includes the costs related to the human health effects of fossil fuel–caused air polution. "
This meme has been showing up lately. Projections ( for which read modelling ) of putative death-rates associated with any activity is now calculated at $2.5 meeellion per head. This makes really stupendous sounding ecocomic propaganda. Without deprecating the ascription of that value to a human life I'd be interested to see a take on the impact of, say, electric vehicle accidents, latte-induced kidney failure, fugu fatalities, bicycle doorings, solar-panel installer accidents to say nothing of open fires - I think you see where I've headed here. Ignoring duplication cost, networking is the problem with renewables as they stand.
If CO2 is the problem, the answer is nuclear.
Someone will want to locking up all our young people next !
If this lady had shop-lifted an album containing these songs ( and perhaps un-attributably copied the disc and shared it with a bunch of friends who then did whatever with the files so what haven't we all ), then been picked up for her light-fingered-ness, she might have done a couple of hours CS and scored a slap on the wrist . Given that the internet has pushed all sorts of shiny at gullible clickers, including historically the likes of Kazaa, Limelight et al which bestowed no benefit other than the files any penalty greater than the retail value of the songs
might only be justified as punative damages is outright extortion.
If there real culprit be
the clickbait beneficiary
might be he.
For Pardon also read
Apologise to, Uncharge, Deconvict, whatever OK ? History needn't change.
Parliaments north and south
seem perfectly capable of churning out pick, tick and flick legislation at a rate of knots.
A Bill to Retrospectively and Without Prejudice Pardon Persons and Entities Extant or Deceased Convicted of Offences under Laws Since Repealed
would take no time, cost nothing, add little more than a few foot-notes to history, give enormous relief to family and admirers of those so convicted and at least mollify the consciences of us all.
IANAL but no ?
and I booted around the footy oval at Niddrie High School in 1968 addressing the problem of referenda debate and voting, proposing the connection of a keyboard (input) and television (GUI) combination in people's homes to a central computer via the domestic telephone network. I'm sure I'm no orphan in this.
I decided against pursuing it when further imagineering yielded something not unlike Twitter !
What about executive resposibility ?
I wonder whether another CEO would have accepted responsibility having been in office for nearly four years ? But of course former bank directors are never to blame for anything are they.
Re: No safety net.
It's a good idea, but what would the Belizians charge Mr Bush with ?
Such a shame
that the Intellectual part of this Property grab is filling out a form and paying a fee. How innovative.That is all.
Having motorcycled through the Pink Lakes country *
I'm here to say it can be very, very scary. Flat, dry as chips, few geographical references and no locals to speak of **. Being Australia,
tourist rip-off mecca that it can be, not a particular flying fuck is given about anyone who doesn't know their way around you are free to go as and where you please. But this police advice needs to be posted in a meter-high font at every entrepot. Failure to carry adequate paperwork, funds, fuel, water, warm clothing, bedding, first-aid kit, rations and excuses on long trips can be fatal ! ON ANY OTHER THAN FIRST CLASS AIR SERVICES, LEAVE ALONE REGIONAL HIGHWAYS !
ps: roads here are generally described as either " made " or " unmade" according to extent of macadamisation.
* before Jobs and Wozniak built their first device, as it happens
** Icon - did I mention HOT ?
Re: Was it? from the introduction to the Garnaut Report on Climate Change 2011
pp ix (it's still there ) by Ross Garnaut ( Economist and Mining Company Director)
" But then I said something that brought back the prime minister’s attention. ‘If we used the share market’s discount rate to value the lives of future Australians’, I said, ‘and if we knew that doing something would give lots of benefits now but would cause the extinction of our species in half a century, the calculations would tell us to do it.’
The beginnings of a smile on her face became a hearty laugh. ‘You’ve got us there, Ross’, she said, as the others were infected by the lift in spirits and joined the laughter. ‘That’s a unanimous decision of the committee. We’re all against the extinction of the human species.’ "
Or not ?
Back in the real world
There is still a thriving colony of fairy penguins within 5 km of the heart of Australia's second biggest city. A few km down the coast the beaches I grew up on are more beautiful, cleaner and full of life than when I was a child 50 years ago and the air where I now live is consistently like wine. Subjective perhaps. The screechings of the climate-change alarmists become more ominous and the solutions proffered more bizarre and hideously expensive. The tricks and turns of these propagandists would make any 20th century wartime minister for information green with envy. The latest is " co-ordination" ( why does that word make me shudder ) of all emergency services under a politically appointed supremo - to deal with fire, flood, epidemic or whatever other climate-change induced disaster ( and here it all is ! ) the government of the day wants it to deal with. The platforms of our train system are patrolled by armed "Safety Officers " but you can't buy a ticket or use the toilets as there are no railway staff any more, or anywhere else for that matter, just goons with guns. The public infrastructure is being turned away from the public, given into the control of the cheapest tender to operate a license to print money. Has organised crime taken over ? - The mask keeps slipping...
National Cyber Security Strategy, UK National Computer Emergency Response team, Cyber Reservists for the MoD, GCHQ, The Security Service, Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, University of Oxford, Cyber Incident Response scheme and National Cyber Crime Unit of the new National Crime Agency gets NCSSUKNCERTCRFTMODGCHQTSSCPNIUOOCIRSNCCUNCA.
William of Occam might have had something to say about such multiplication, but I think I just found my new password !
Given Australia's pretensions to world leadership of the Camelot Weather Restoration Movement, the AGCC spin on this announcement is just PR. If these images are anything to go by, an upgrade to cyclone-proof is overdue. And tax-deductible of course...
Re: "That's not even enough to heat up a kettle..."
Sorry Martin, 1Kw for a couple of minutes will boil a kettle. The insignificant Kelvin metric anomaly matters to all who dunk...
is the OEM / retail sale ratio ?
Japanese say " wan wan " as English speakers say " woof woof "
and some of the dogs I've seen in Japan could definitely benefit from some better care - being a status symbol doesn't always translate into an ideal life for the poor beggars...
As a sci-fi lover and IT retiree it pains that a study (PDF here) of South African platinum mines out of Monash University reveals a best energy/coolant performance of 175.1 GJ/kgpgm at one location and 269.3 m^3H20/kgpgm at another location ( PDF page 11 ). So, ~27 barrels of oil or ~48 Mwh and perhaps 80 overweight indian elephants of water to produce a 1 kg piglet of platinum, terrestially.
Whatever these chaps plan to do with whatever they believe they can find, serious innovation in remote / autonomous waterless micro-gravity mining, concentrating, smelting, refining, milling, machining, by-product processing, waste disposal and transportation appears needful. Other challenges might include the inverse square law as applied to solar panels at the orbital distance of the asteroid belt, the limits of political tolerance vis-a-vis the project milestone of hoicking major atomic reactors into departure orbit and the impact on the rocket -fume / breathable-atmosphere ratio that despatching the necessary foundation plant might have.
Nice dream, tho...
Re: Chalk this up to disruptions of the internet
" to take a variation of an old example, if an Australian resident on a British website clicks an ad for a German company brokered by an American company, where is the transaction happening? "
The German company contracts accountable advertising exposure from the American company and makes the appropriate expense claim. The British website contracts accountable content from the American company and makes the appropriate income declaration. The Australian parts with their credit$ for the advertised goods / service. The German company despatches the goods and makes the appropriate income declaration. The Australian has obtained a right in Australia, rightly subject to applicable Australian law, no ?
Props to Mr Bradbury for articulating a difficult issue.
Re: Catalyst 13:25
I watched this program on iView last night. BOM statistics were presented, all showed a .7 degrees celsius average increase over 100 years, with which I have no difficulty. Dr.Jonica Newby spoke of the seas around Tasmania getting " hotter and hotter " then put her foot in the aforementioned sea, saying "mmm not too bad " before a wave came in causing her to withdraw her foot with a shrill giggle. The clear implication was that the water there was HOT. According to the program ( as it might be interpreted ), my chances of success in a cooked-prawn-direct-from-the-sea retail sales business based at Port Arthur, Tasmania, were 100,000 to 1.
The program had an agenda. Was it guided by an ABC seminar of 28, whenever that was held ?
Following the link may confirm/deny your prejudices. This program violated scientific integrity for propagandistic purposes, IMHO.
@bugalugs "falsify away"
aweigh, of course
falsifiability be defined as the quantum of credibility(utility,applicability,understanding,etc) of an hypothethis or theory resting on the repeatability of experiment and accuracy of empirical observation ? F = AeO/Re ; range 0 -1. 0 = faith, 1 = applicable science...?
Ah, yes, Toshiba laptops
and the two hour 4-DVD ROM " Back-up/Restore Disc " creation process at install. Good reason to remember that well. They never worked.
Re: Ice age?
WHAT is your favourite colour ? horn-gloat rag-strewn...
(Holy Grail etc )
It comes as little surprise
that you are cynical about election of police commissars. Your nation's existence has, within living memory, been threatened by a society whose law-enforcement functionnaries were blatant political appointments from amongst elected officials. These officials proceeded to so influence their police forces as to render nugatory real commitment to the common good in favour of the dictated dominant political paradigm. Fuck Godwin.
All this on the day
the Prime Minister has announced consideration/planning of a Royal Commission into child abuse by " institutions". Fascinating that a story about NSW ALP politicians' buddies having well-in-advance information about which farms might be worth buying up prior to coal-mining exploration licenses being granted was shuffled off to be overwhelmed by the PM's announcement. ahem.
Damn them all.
osenbei are delicious
but meant to be popped straight in. Their oh-so-slightly-caramelised-soy glaze would accumulate all sorts of fluff. The seaweed garnish wrappings would flake off too.
生存 seizun (survival) sounds like sanzen(3K) ( happyaku juu hachi(.818K) ) punnishly
Re: Search engines all failing
gurgling " the German tin plate toy search engine " bought your post up at #5..
Stand still with both hands at your side. Say clearly " I am compliant " and outline any medical conditions you think relevant ( think duty of care ). Carry an activated sound recorder ( and preferably have someone videoing the incident - getting harder isn't it ? ) then do your best to do as requested by the officer.
Here down-under a chap at a random public transport search point was arrested for putting his hands up on the grounds that it was " a threatening gesture " !
If violated, complain / litigate !
Y29800 or about AU$370
an interesting sign of the times
code for " the money goes into the right pockets " ?
anyway what does bottom line cost have to do with the desired outcome ? happy to pay a bit more if no-one has to breathe exhaust fumes !
has been tightly integrated into the media scene here downunder. The government broadcaster, the ABC, mentions FB and Twitter every five minutes. Official ABC policy, I need to add, is to not promote private services, brands or companies beyond launch of what may be seen as a worthwhile enterprise. Exceptions are made for these
data-mines social media. News bulletins and most other programmes promote the twin horrors their darlings incessantly. Socially, failure to have active accounts with them, let alone expressing doubt about the wisdom of recording so much chatter forever, is seen as queer. Whilst I'm happy to concede that some use them in legitimate and even productive ways, there is a huge amount of hateful sniping between users which has driven some people to madness ( in your country too, eh ? ). Ms Meagher's murder ( dreadful but hardly without precedent ) has bought a number of IT related subjects to the fore. Calls for extension of CCTV coverage were immediately met with an admittedly-probably-nugatory-but-very-speedy commitment from the Victorian government of 3 million dollars for that purpose. Only a few civil rights lawyers have raised any doubts about this. The matter of FB postings about the accused is one which must be addressed. I wonder if plans of the plutocracy might be upset if they take action against the occupants of what has been created - an elephant house in the media room. I hope a court requires them to take action. Promptly.
YOU ! Get your hands out where they can be seen !
Re: Bukakium ?
comes and goes quickly
blows my mind
to think gravity alone holds all the gas atoms in our atmosphere to our little iron ball.
"poor matching* of the extreme to other nearby locations and poor matching* to subsequent temperatures recorded at the site" asterisks added
as *defined by them, 90 years later. humph.
Re: "... effective and appropriate punishments."
Whilst I cannot agree with your punishment prescription, it must be recorded here that I too began receiving phishing emails ( purportedly from Westpac bank, ANZ bank, Paypal and some most definitely from 419ers) since *ahem* this site's inadvertent, accidental and hopefully never-to-be-repeated release of subscriber addresses a while back. My response has been to forward the offending emails to the security wonks at the falsely represented organizations ( usually spoof@ etc.) and to blacklist the source. The flow, never more than trickle-ish, is steadily diminishing. Well done, those security wonks, I say.
To whichever reader(s) passed my address on, a pox on you, btw.
make some very disparaging remarks about how this Playmobile figure more closely resembles a cat-walk model than the average NON-pregnant person in this ( antipodean, YMMV ) part of the world.
So I'll leave it at that...