* Posts by Gupie

9 posts • joined 23 Feb 2010

Lawyers of Mordor menace Hobbit boozer

Gupie

Re: Fuck Saul Zentz

Yes but this does not prevent say someone opening a pub called "The Apple". You could I believe even form a company named Apple as long as it is in a market the cannot be confused with any existing company called Apple. This is why Jobs and co could call their computer company Apple when there already was an Apple record company.

Gupie
Happy

Re: Fuck Saul Zentz

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denham_Tracts the term "hobbit" predates Tolkien. You cannot copyright folklaw.

Judges probe minister's role in McKinnon extradition saga

Gupie

You, I or the Iranian intelligence services

News of the World TO CLOSE

Gupie
Alert

Other papers also phone hacking?

I can't believe it was only the News of the World that hacked phones. Hopefully it was the "Sun that done it" as well. They can close that rag down too.

Save the planet: Stop the Greens

Gupie
WTF?

Yes

"...as long as there is one breeding pair of humans, there's too great a threat to the biosphere"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_Human_Extinction_Movement

Gupie
Flame

Actually there can be more than one reason for something

That's perhaps one reason why nuclear power was pushed 50 years ago, I doubt there is a shortage of weapon grade fissile material now. If nuclear power, thorium or otherwise, was a vote winner we would be investing in it, after all you cannot make nuclear weapons out of windmills but there is a motivation to develop them.

Gupie
Flame

fossil fuel companies also don't like thorium

The lack of research into Thorium in Europe is much more likely due to a general anti-nuclear bias, think bombs and radiation, than due to a desire for a pre-industrial energy and population levels from some sections of the Green movement. I would think that more effective opposition to any viable replacement to fossil fuels would come from existing fossil fuel companies and dependants.

Global warming worst case = Only slight misery increase

Gupie
FAIL

What about 2060...?

So according to this guy there are going to be no major problems in 2030 with a 1.5°C temperature rise, but so what!? Global warming is not going to reach it's maximum in 2030. The significant question is what will the effects be of with say a 3°C rise in 2060 and a 5°C rise in 2100....

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