It never takes long for articles like this to reveal those still in denial about climate change due to our greenhouse gas emissions. What evidence would ever convince you?
344 posts • joined 5 Feb 2008
Something in common
Climate change deniers, Trump supporters and Brexiteers all seem to have the same aversion to facts and in a Venn diagram they would likely be the intersection of all three sets.
Re: Oh, where to start......
The best thing Zuckerberg could do to prevent further damage to democracy is to buy Fox News and then close it down. He could usefully follow that up by lobbying to repeal the legislation which allowed Murdoch to create Fox News in the first place.
No longer laughing
I see you were only joking, but it's becoming ever harder to laugh at the clusterfuck called Brexit. There's credible evidence that "Gove and Johnson are pushing for hard deregulation under the cover of hard Brexit. With the European Research Group and the highly influential Legatum Institute on their side, the duo have demanded that the prime minister drop taxes and make a bonfire of the regulations that protect us."
Paid for option
I'd pay for WhatsApp, if that was an option which turned off all data slurping. As it is, I won't install it, much to the annoyance of my family.
Re: Safety-critical updates?
"Logical conclusion - as soon as manufacturer is aware of a flaw that will require a safety-critical patch, they must order all affected vehicles off the road until the patch is available."
Actually, there is precedent for that with aircraft. There are many recorded incidents where flaws have been discovered which result in all affected aircraft being grounded until the problem has been fixed. To rub salt into the wound, the owners have to foot the bill.
Re: Awwww shut up and quit your whining.
Surely it would have cost far less for Microsoft to pay the most popular app developers to port their apps than throw away their investment in Nokia?
Re: They were unusable to begin with
Must have been written by the guys responsible for that abomination, Kies!
Re: Windows 10 FAIL Creators Update
Ahem: learn to spell!
Re: The end
No need to panic just yet. My MS Surface 4 still hasn't been automatically updated with the last Creators Update, so I don't expect to get the Fall update any time soon.
Re: DJI can't police this.
"The drone operator is at no physical risk, unlike the occupants of any aircraft it may collide with."
Got to wonder why I got 4 thumbs down for such a inarguable fact. Perhaps the perpetrators would like to explain?
Re: DJI can't police this.
"Requiring manufacturers to make sure drone operators can't fly beyond visual range, or over certain altitudes is akin to saying car manufacturers have to make sure people can't drive cars with their eyes shut or break any speed limits."
Not quite. The drone operator is at no physical risk, unlike the occupants of any aircraft it may collide with.
It's disappointing to see that only 1861 people supported the crowd funding of this case so far. You can be sure the government will take an apparent lack of interest into account when they reject any changes to this draconian legislation. Too late to contribute now, but maybe later, if the costs aren't capped.
Re: I Think We Need The BBC
"the Sky fee is in addition to the BBC fee" - and you're paying to watch adverts, and increase the funds available to Murdoch to influence our politicians and get monopoly control of sporting events.
Re: The Internet again!
If for no other reason. May's instinctive support for mass surveillance should make anyone think twice about voting for her at this election. (I put it that way, because the election leaflet I received from the Tories was all about her, with the occasional reference to "my candidate".)
The store is unattractive for developers ...
... because Microsoft take a 30% cut, which only makes sense for Windows software which is not already established in the market.
It's such a long time ago that I can't remember what, if anything, would break if an application developed for XP was run on Windows 7. Can anyone enlighten me?
Maybe, but if being based in the US is your criterion for not trusting encryption, iPhones and Android are not safe, so we may as well not even try. theintercept.com came about as a result of Glenn Greenwald publishing Edward Snowden's revelations, so they are very strong on encryption and I'm inclined to trust their recommendation of Signal.
Re: The Thin End
The real news is that fake news which affirms belief can now spread at an unstoppable rate. If subsequently corrected at source, very few of the readers of the original will receive the update, so the fake news becomes established as fact. This is obviously very dangerous for democracy and scientific facts which we don't want to be true, such as climate destabilisation due to our greenhouse gas emissions. This obviously has to be tackled, but I'm not convinced that Facebook's approach is going to be effective.
I'm fully aware of what an autopilot in an aircraft does, as I fly with one. My point is that it must be constantly monitored, which is why I assumed that's the term used by Tesla's offering. It's not a driverless car, although at least one person is no longer around who assumed it was. Of course, the job of an autopilot on the ground is much more complex, which makes it even more important to monitor its behaviour.
Autopilots have long been available in aircraft, but the pilot must constantly monitor what it's doing. Isn't that what Tesla are offering?
"Recommendations include keeping an alignment with European State Aid policy, offsetting a potential shortfall in funding for rural broadband networks, the possibility of state funding for a Universal Service Obligation, and a reciprocal agreement with the EU for UK consumers to continue to benefit from mobile roaming prices."
Of course, pulling out of Europe means we will no longer have a say in future changes to those policies, or the implementation of new ones. Economic survival means we'll just have to do what they say. That's what Brexiters call taking back our Democracy.
Indeed, if you like fake news, it's available in abundance in Murdoch's publications and Fox News.
Difference of opinion
"Calling a difference of opinion and policy a "delusion" is revealing."
Holocaust denial is an opinion as it runs counter to the facts. Much the same applies to anthropogenic global warming.
"Much of the data I've read about takes that big yellow ball we orbit out of the maths. Is it a factor or not? What drove previous climate changes? These are things we need answers to as far as climate change."
All those issues and more have been researched by scientists, before concluding that our greenhouse gas emissions are the forcing factor for climate change. The fact that you haven't read about it indicates that you are getting your information from sources specialising in alt facts. Try Berkely Earth, which was originally funded by the Koch brothers, until their expectations were crushed by the results of their research.
Re: It's not a cut, its streamlining
Well, Bob, you've certainly convinced yourself. Now all you've got to do is convince the scientists who actually understand what they're talking about and your Nobel prize should be assured!
Re: It's not a cut, its streamlining
Well, I suppose that as the AGW deniers in government can't dispute the evidence, the best payback for their paymasters in the fossil fuel industries is to stop collecting the evidence which is measuring the effects. I suppose those with a sociopathic personality won't be bothered by the implications of what they're doing, as long as the money keeps rolling in.
Re: partial denial
That's the thing about a conspiracy theorist: no amount of evidence will ever change their mind. It's alarming that the president of the USA is one.
If the balls-up over the NI hike is anything to go by, get the Daily Mail on side and the Treasury will instantly fold (or May will tell them to).
Hope they weren't made by Bose!
I'm still downloading it, so haven't tried it yet, but from the description, the difference is that by hovering you don't need to move the cursor position to see the scope of a block of code.
I can only get a good signal from O2, and found GiffGaff while searching for a SIM-only contract. I like them because I can terminate with 1 month's notice, and I can change the contract details each month (if appropriate), based on my actual usage for the previous month. The only downside is that calls from other European countries are not inclusive.
Re: Climate Change Whistleblower
Indeed, under Lewis Page, El Reg was part of the AGW denial echo chamber that includes WUWT, the Mail, Telegraph and GWPF. As they have not duplicated Rose's "research" here, it seems that El Reg has sensibly decided that the consequent loss in credibility is no longer worth it.
Re: The Mouth of Hell ?
I abandoned all hope when Trump won.
Doesn't make sense
"hardly anyone upgrades Android from one major version to the next using OTA updates. This poses a mortal threat to Google"
Surely their programmers can write code capable of delivering adverts to old versions of Android?
Re: Global warming is an industry not science
maxpower, I hope you don't write software, because you're hopeless with logic. The fact that the climate has changed in the past, without our help, in no way precludes it from changing in the future, due to our greenhouse gas emissions. Global warming is caused by industry, not science.
Re: "Deniers" a pejorative? I think not
"What I know is that all the major governments are actually doing is to use it as an excuse to add even more to my already ridiculous tax bill." - Dave 15
What is your evidence for that assertion?
I couldn't make sense of that, and Google translate failed, because it couldn't guess which language to translate from. Do you code in a write-only language like Perl?
Brown aptly dismisses WUWT and Delingpole, with "Breitbart and the other clowns". However, it didn't take long for a who's who of those clowns to gather to discuss how they can reward their fossil fuel paymasters, once Trump's in charge. None of them cares what state they leave the climate in for future generations, as long as they can extract maximum profit for themselves now!
Re: Brown earned his "Moonbeam" moniker
He's right about the threat Trump poses to climate change research and action. Every one of his administrative picks so far have a history of AGW denial and funding by fossil fuel corporations.
I've seen the same problem on a Windows 10 PC connected to a TalkTalk HG635 SuperRouter. Had to reboot both the PC and the router to get it back online.
'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said ...
If terrorism is the threat of action "designed to influence the government...", why haven't they locked up all the lobbyists, instead of gutting the unions and forcing new contracts on junior doctors?
No holding back PayPal when responding to security issues
One of these days they'll update their mail servers to use TLS 1.2 ...
Re: I wonder...
You could probably get away with it, if you gave it rounded corners.
It's all very well rushing ahead with new protocols, but it only encourages the payment card industry to insist they are implemented while major players can drag their feet. For instance, Apple only implemented TLS1.2 in their mail client a couple of months ago, while PayPal still haven't implemented it in some of their mail servers, but it's been a requirement to pass a PCI scan for well over a year.
Re: If they really were concerned...
After reading this article I thought that if Microsoft were really concerned, they'd have flagged up the link to climate change. However, before sounding off, I thought I'd better follow the link to Microsoft's statement and found this right at the top of it:
"The world is experiencing the very real effects of climate change, including extreme weather, droughts, air quality problems and the warming of our oceans."
So, it's The Register which doesn't want to acknowledge the connection.