* Posts by aelfheld

69 posts • joined 17 Jul 2009


No fax given: Blighty's health service bods told to ban snail mail, too


"The rest of the world runs on email [...]"

If the Health Secretary supposes that, the Health Secretary law is a ass - a idiot.

Pentagon's JEDI mind tricks at odds with our 'values' says Google: Ad giant evaporates from $10bn cloud contract bid



Google has principles?

Do they keep them in a lockbox?

Wannabe Supreme Brett Kavanaugh red-faced after leaked emails contradict spy testimony


Re: Yet Another America - Fall Of Rome - Moment

It's totalitarianism enhanced by technology.


Re: Yet Another America - Fall Of Rome - Moment


But how would you know? You wouldn't be allowed out either.


Motes & beams

Point the first:

"The emails are labeled "committee confidential" meaning that they should not be shared beyond the committee. But on Thursday they were leaked to the news media and some were then later publicly posted by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), who argued they were of such significance that their release was warranted due to the broader public interest."

The e-mails were cleared for release on Wednesday per Booker's request & with his knowledge. His (Booker's) claims of putting the public ahead of partisan interest was itself a partisan sham (admittedly, not something alien to Booker).

Point the second:

That Kavanaugh was an associate in the White House during the Bush 43 administration is known, as is his work before & after. His role was to coordinate between various entities in the administration. That he handled documents regarding surveillance post-9/11 is utterly unsurprising & in no way demonstrates knowledge of the actual programs put in place, let alone contradicting his testimony.

Point the third:

Kavanaugh is arguably less a partisan choice than Elena Kagan (I'd be curious to see McCarthy's published objections to that nomination) as Kavanaugh has over a decade on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit whereas Kagan had no prior experience as a federal judge.

It's not difficult to conclude Kieren McCarthy is attempting to manufacture a controversy where none exists to further his own partisan & ideological views. It's not his views that are objectionable but the obfuscatory manner in which they're presented.

Now that's a dodgy Giza: Eggheads claim Great Pyramid can focus electromagnetic waves


Just what I was thinking.

Trump 'not normal' FCC commish reveals amid Sinclair-Tribune mega-media-merger meltdown


Move along. No bias to see here. Move along.

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel was appointed by Obama &, oddly enough, expressed no objections to his ham-handed interference when imposing 'net neutrality'.

Boss helped sysadmin take down horrible client with swift kick to the nether regions


Sorry to see you leave

Congratulations & felicitations on the new situation.

Julian Assange said to have racked up $5m security bill for Ecuador


Re: How can it possibly cost them $66K per month?


It makes everything more expensive.


It's his nature

Scorpion, meet Frog.

Frog, Scorpion.

FBI slams secret Nunes memo alleging Feds spied on Team Trump for political reasons


I would have said Talleyrand.


"The claim of a politically motivated investigation doesn't appear to gel with the facts: we now know that US intelligence agents were warned repeatedly about concerns over Donald Trump and his team's connections to Russia by other spy agencies across the globe: from Germany, Holland, and the UK.

The claim of a politically motivated investigation does gel with the facts. The wiretapping was, by all accounts, largely justified by the Steele/Fusion GPS dossier which has been shown to be a large steaming pile seasoned with a few sparse grains of truth.

There are certain standards that are supposed to be met to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on an American citizen. The evidence to date indicates the FBI didn't meet those standards.

FCC douses America's net neutrality in gas, tosses over a lit match


Re: Black arm bands for everyone

Does the phrase 'bollocks on stilts' mean anything to you?

Before 'net neutrality' investments were being made in the internet, both the physical infrastructure & the software driving it.

Since? Not so much.


The FCC is reversing a policy forced through by the previous FCC commissioner, under the direction of the previous president, in contravention of existing law regarding the 'net.

Trump tramples US Constitution by blocking Twitter critics – lawsuit


Re: ID 10 T alert

While trying to shut down those specifically guaranteed in the Constitution.


Re: ID 10 T alert

It's also been established that those in the country illegally do not enjoy the full panoply of rights protected by Constitution.

Fear not, humanity – Saint Elon has finished part two of his world-saving 'master plan'


'Til the money runs out

Not one of Musk's enterprises would be feasible were it not for massive infusions of tax dollars sluiced through federal, state, and local programs.

The only thing sustainable about Musk's endeavours is the gullibility of politicians.

Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies


Re: The Dad Was Well Within His Right To Shoot The Drone

Unfortunately, you may well be right.


Re: This David Boggs character has something really wrong with him.

Can't fix stupid.


Sauce for the goose

Hopefully Merideth will sue Boggs for a solid six-figure sum.

Boggs was, as the judge noted, at fault but it was Merideth that was arrested & required to appear in court.

The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016


Irrelevance beckons

"[...] less SHOUTINESS, an evolving sense of humour, more modern and global cultural touchstones, science coverage that gives proper prominence to peer-reviewed, evidence-based research and a recognition that attempted self-aware hopefully ironic sexism is almost always indistinguishable from actual sexism."

That appears to be, in effect, a complete surrender to the fundamentally irrational notion that subjects can be ruled unfit for discussion.

Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


"You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here."

Elon Musk's $4.9bn taxpayer windfall revealed


Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!

"[...] such subsidies aren't going to last forever."

You underestimate the idiocy of governments. The U.S. still subsidises mohair.

Boycott Firefox, gay devs urge as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO


Re: Shakes Head

So it's tolerant to be intolerant of Eich's views, but it's intolerant to be tolerant of Eich's views.

Hopefully Eich will tell the thought police to piss up a rope.

Google's Schmidt calls climate-change deniers 'liars'


Projection - it's not just for pop psychologists anymore

It's fascinating (in a cringe-worthy fashion) to listen to those who have manipulated and manufactured data, 'hid the decline', and rigged climatological 'models' accuse those on firmer scientific ground of being 'liars'.

Of course, coming from the (highly) paid liar Schmidt, the accusation takes on a certain aura of risibility.

Al Gore: Stop using the atmosphere as 'an open sewer


The 'Wrong Way Corrigan' of climate

Is there any aspect of climate science that Al Gore hasn't been wrong on?

War On Standby: Do the figures actually stack up?


Re: I like the idea, but...

It seems to have escaped your notice that a higher demand for a product - where, as in the case of refined fuels, production is limited by capacity - will result in higher prices.

If you don't care for the price of diesel fuel, go back to gasoline.


Wilful ignorance

<blockquote>It's plain that the Energy Saving Trust either didn't read the full report, or didn't understand it.</blockquote>

The latter.

And that intentionally.

Iran threatens to chuck sueball at Google over missing gulf


Re: Sadly

Just because a stopped clock is right twice a day doesn't change the fact that it's stopped.


Re: Finally

Well why not? The EU is calling World War II a "European Civil War".


Re: Reallly!

Considering the number of idiot judges, it's probably the only venue they would be heard in.

Facebook's Eduardo Saverin: I'm not a tax-dodger


For thee but not for me

”We simply cannot allow the ultra-wealthy to write their own rules."

That should read 'We simply cannot allow the Congress to write their own rules' and with more reason.

Hanging's too good for 'em - so what do you suggest?


It's a bit chilly,

but Antarctica would serve nicely as a Coventry.

Killers laugh in face of death penalty threat, say US experts


Deters at least one person

every time - never heard of an executed criminal killing anyone after the execution.

Besides, anyone who thinks the purpose of execution is to deter others is not living in the real world. It's the ultimate punishment, which is why it should be used sparingly.

Climate-change scepticism must be 'treated', says enviro-sociologist


Re: Jury still out != Denier

By the standards of the warm-mongers, you're a denier.


Re: Lewis Page has done it again.

"Resistance at individual and societal levels must be recognized and treated [...]"

As you seem incapable of actually comprehending the written word, why should anyone much pay attention to your blithering?

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Paging Felix Edmundovich

"It's for your own good."

The rationale of totalitarians throughout history.

Medieval warming was global – new science contradicts IPCC


Re: Poor logic

Climate scientists were wrong when claiming that the Medieval Warm Period was local to Europe only.

'Climate scientists' have done everything possible to deny and obscure the Medieval Warm Period.

As Climate scientists were wrong regarding this MWP, they must be also wrong regarding AGW

'Climate scientists' haven't been 'wrong' - they've bloody well lied. And most of the data most of the data doesn't the hypothesis of AGW

This study is an important breakthrough, as it proves that GW can be caused by factors other than human activity

Not to listen to the 'climate scientists.

As AGW can't be proved without a shadow of doubt, we shouldn't preemptively act to prevent it

Why is it massively disrupting civilisation around the world is 'erring on the side of caution', but being reluctant to do so is 'poor logic'?

Your arguments are unconvincing because they are fundamentally unsound.


Re: And the Medeival Ice age was probably man made.

Huge tracts of land: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3YiPC91QUk


Re: And the Medeival Ice age was probably man made.

Do you even have any idea what time frame is designated 'medieval'?


Surprise, surprise, surprise

Old science contradicts the IPCC too.

Their track record is good though - they've been more thoroughly and consistently wrong than anyone else in at least a century.

They've been using computer models that, fed validated historical climate data, can not produce results even tangentially related to actual current conditions.

Any honest seeker after the truth would take that as an indication that their model has serious flaws and requires correction.

In the case of the IPCC, the CRU, Phil Jones, Michael Mann, Tim Flannery, et al, they've instead attempted to brand those not buying into their doom-mongering as 'deniers', 'Luddites', &c, &c.

Global warming Anthropogenic global warming Man-made climate change would be the phlogiston theory of the 21st Century if it had more foundation.

India threatens to block Google, Facebook and chums


Fetishing food animals offends my sensibilities

In a nutshell, to Hell with the 'sensibilities' of their people.

If they're so tetchy about what's on the 'net what are they doing visiting sites that offend their delicate 'sensibilities'?

US spy drone hijacked with GPS spoof hack, report says


Don't get too worked up

Other sources indicate the drone went down in Afghanistan (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/8934451/Drone-shot-down-over-Iran-lost-over-Afghanistan-last-week.html) and was sent to Iran by the Taliban (http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/15/us-drone-may-have-been-downed-in-afghanistan-not-iran/).

Don't put much credence in Iranian claims of technical skills - with the possible exception of their facility with Photoshop®.

Just trolling: It's OK to poke fun at Christians, says ASA


Oh no, not the same thing at all

I wonder what the ASA would have come up with if the line had been "TROLLS CAN SMELL GOD-FEARING BLOOD – MOHAMMEDANS NEED NOT APPLY."?

Not that The Grauniad would have even thought of doing anything like that.

UN set to dump GMT for tech-friendly Atomic Time



Bugger the U.N.

It's the most worthless collection of self-aggrandising buffoons on the planet (even more so than the European Parliament) split between those apologising for being civilised and those wanting the benefits of civilisation without actually becoming civilised.


That's how you tell when you need a new one.


Can't speak for Britain

but the reason for daylight 'savings' time in the U.S. was to extend the hours people shopped.

Spanish boffins unwrap anti-magnetic cloak


Uh, sure

I'd have a ham sandwich - if I had any ham.

Google: Go public on Profiles or we'll delete you



what's this 'gender' nonsense? People have sex. Furniture has gender.


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