* Posts by Vendicar Decarian1

18 posts • joined 17 Oct 2011

Firm-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named's tax dodge profit shift? Totally legit

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Boffin

You elected leaders who were more beholden to Corporations than the people they were elected to represent.

"WTF is wrong with the world to allow this to continue." - RobE

Why would you expect any different outcome?

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Boffin

Re: Fair play to them

When the goal is maximizing profits, morality, ethics, civility, reason, etc. are abandoned, and greed becomes the only driving force.

"What they are doing may be ok in a legal sense but it is certainly morally wrong" - AC

Corporations exist to extract as much money from the flock as possible, by providing the worst possible product at the highest possible price.

Never forget that.

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Sceptic becomes UK Environment - but not Climate - Secretary

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Boffin

Paige is another denialist loon doing his best to bring politics to the floor in order to deflect the scientific consensus view

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Breaking: Megaupload seizures illegal says NZ High Court

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Another total failure from the nation of fail.... America.

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Renewables good for 80 per cent of US demand by 2050

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Boffin

Nuclear power is a wonderful idea until you realize that to power a world population of 15 billion at U.S. levels of consumptive energy waste, over 200,000 nuclear reactors would need to be constructed world wide.

300 in Iraq alone.

Currently the world has around 450 of them, and 4 have blown up over the last 50 years. Roughly 1 percent.

With 200,000 reactors we should expect to see around 40 of them blow up every year.

No thanx. I'll continue to reduce my consumption thank you.

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Outrageously old galaxy spied birthing new stars at furious rate

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FAIL

The galaxy is very young, not very old as it is seen when the universe was only 10% it's current age.

Only Register author Andrew Orlowski could be more technically incompetent.

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NASA cuts inspire 'Planetary Exploration Car Wash & Bake Sale'

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Holmes

Republicans have been working for the last 40 years to destroy NASA. And now they have apparently succeeded.

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Greenland glaciers not set to cause disastrous sea level rises - study

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Boffin

Lewis Page engages in a lie of omission here by omitting the time scale over which the IPCC/Greenpeace claim was using.

"Just a few years ago, the fearmongering hippies* at Greenpeace were bandying a wild figure of seven metres about, adding:" - Lewis Page

What was said.

"Climate models indicate that the local warming over Greenland is likely to be one to three times th global average. Ice sheet models project that a local warming of larger than 3°C [5.4°F], if sustained for millennia, would lead to virtually a complete melting of the Greenland ice sheet with a resulting sea-level rise of about 7 m" -- IPCC 3rd Assessment, Synthesis Report, Summary for Policy Makers.

Page dishonestly makes it appear that the IPCC and Greenpeace are referring to imminent melting over the next 100 years that would produce a rise in ocean levels of 7 meters, when in fact it is over a much longer time scale.

The highest rates of ocean level rise I have seen in the peer review press is a 2 meter rise (highest estimate) with most estimates now falling into the approximately 1 meter rise or slightly less by 2100.

Page chooses to ignore the science, and lie by omission.

He is not a honest reporter and should be shown the door.

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FAIL

With Lewis Paige yet again caught lying in a Register Article, one wonders why he remains employed.

Due to his dishonest ranting and the never ending stream of nonsense and dishonesty from Andrew Orlowski, I find myself increasingly suspicious that the other articles in the Register are of equal "quality".

In terms of being a reliable source of information I now rank the Register 2 out of 10, and my visits here are growing ever less frequent.

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German education minister accused of copying in class

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"PhD thesis she wrote in 1980" - article

Wasn't that 32 years ago? How many papers were digitized 32 years ago and how many from 32 years ago have been digitized?

Sounds petty and probably bogus to me.

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Pilots asking not to fly F-22 after oxygen problems

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Is there NOTHING that America can do right?

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Samsung shifts Apple A5 chip production to Texas

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Boffin

Apple will not be purchasing many A5's with A6 probably being used for the Iphone 5

Is this a move by Samsung to withdraw production from Texas as the A5 vanishes?

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Former HP boss Patricia Dunn dies at 58

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Boffin

What is HP?

Isn't it some kind of steak sauce?

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HP tempts Elite computer buyers with capacious Box

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Boffin

Gosh. Weren't those computers discontinued last week when HP got out of the computer business and into the services business?

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China fires up homegrown petaflops super

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America is history

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Dennis Ritchie: The C man who booted Unix

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Boffin

?You can do virtually anything with C"

Except write efficient and readable, and relatively bug free code.

It's one of the worst languages ever produced.

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Intel mad for power, but stacked-up dies keep MELTING!

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Boffin

My expectation is that you won't see a factor of more than 4 or 6 by 2018.

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Boffin

Hmm. 100 times faster in 6 years.

Somehow moors law doesn't seem at all adequate for that.

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