* Posts by Alan Paul

10 posts • joined 26 Mar 2008

Chinese takeaway biodiesel man in garage explosion horror

Alan Paul

@ Chris Richards

"Scotch is used (though I'd say it was somewhat dated) to refer to anything originating from Scotland, including its people."

Yes, but only by arseholes, to be fair.

The Guardian's excellent Web 2.0 blog-up

Alan Paul

My sides!

Ah, Scott, you really are quite the wit.

James A - "I think you amply clarified my point that environmentalism has come to resemble a fundimentalist cult which cannot accept any deviation from thier accepted othodoxy."

Um, just how exactly?

Given that we're currently over-reliant on finite resources for our energy needs, surely cutting back a little - even just by using energy saving bulbs - is a good thing? I think you're confusing 'fundamentalist' with 'thinks that unimaginative, attention seeking little dimwits who'd eat their own shit if a perceived do-gooder told them they shouldn't (see Scott, above) are a bit tedious and really ought to grow up.'

Alan Paul

@ James Anderson

Maybe the problem isn't the bulbs, per se, but rather the effect on them of your dull opinions.

Really, what is the point of articles like this? So the Guardian failed to have the effect they'd hoped for, but as Mark points out in the first comment, they may have been able to raise awareness of the issues and influence the behaviour of those who didn't sign up to their campaign in small ways, which is all to the good.

Certainly it's better than the tedious, smug, self-satisfied circle jerk of the "environMENTALISTS are teh nazis" crowd. Like, yeah, you don't give a shit. Well done, have a medal.

Music biz proposes 'iPod tax' in return for format-shift freedom

Alan Paul

Format Shifting Promotes Sales

Well, it does in my case. Without being able to rip CDs and play them on my Sansa when on the move, I wouldn't buy around 90% of the music I do, as there simply wouldn't be enough time to ever listen to it all.

There's also the issue that the player has podcasts on it, and music that I created myself, and I use it occasionally as a portable data drive....

Biologists track down elusive lungless frog

Alan Paul

Backwards Evolution

Are we not frogs? We are DEVO.

Faces give away giveaways - psych profs' amazing claim

Alan Paul


This a far better report than the Grauniad had of the same story.

Lewis Page, I salute you, sir!

Japan turning itself into Cyberman machine civilisation

Alan Paul


But there is no Keyser Söze!

O2 says 128Kb/s is all its 3G customers need

Alan Paul

Re: wibbilus maximus

Seriously, fella. If you're going to accuse others of being morons, you need to learn that 'then' is not the same as 'than'.

MPAA copyright punch up knocks out TorrentSpy

Alan Paul


"@ the other freeloaders - As long as you exist I will support surveillance cameras, more police rights, less privacy, fingerprinting, DNA databases etc. If you don't want a world like that then learn to behave like a civilised human being ...catch my drift, Angel-Ass?"

You'd honestly rather live in the GDR than see someone get something for nothing? You are a retard.....

Mobile snap murderer jailed for life

Alan Paul

@ Lozzyho

"The difference is this little shit quite obviously decided to ignore someone else's human rights FOR FUN, so why should we recognise him as human?"

Because if we don't, we, as a society, are really no better than he is. I'm amazed that you can write what you did above and yet you really can't see this.

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