and sympathy for his family, best wishes to all.
347 posts • joined 4 Aug 2010
I've even done my share.
But if you take a closer look
That isn't really fair.
Yes the users data's used
That is how it works
For free and all without that
we'd be paying for the perks.
Like free communication, text and video,
To catch up with the rellies
And others you may know.
Like the chance to publish stuff
That's been sitting in a drawer,
And get your friends opinions
To take on or ignore.
And as for kids participation
Think they have no imagination ?
They'll go on-line as they please,
We all know that it's done with ease.
and the Minister should too !
Is that TN1 got convicted of fraud, presumably involving the loss of other people's money. That's a form of theft and there was a time when the penalty for that was Death, not just ostracism. If I was looking to do business with TN1, particularly if it involved me giving any sort of credit, and found that he had a conviction for fraud I would certainly drastically reconsider that business and that is as it should be. The man stole once and was convicted of it and rightly punished. Round here that's known as " form ".
Fucking Paypal. Sold an item on eBay, specifying Paypal as payment vector. Item sold and buyer paid immediately. I get advised that their payment has gone to a " Pending " account and I have to wait at least 21 days for my money. I had to borrow money to despatch the item. I'm still going to have to wait 2 weeks from sale time. Fucking Paypal. I'll never specify it again.
not trivial at all. Artificial gravity would be required to enable CO2 release, which, were it to the outside, would have to be through a regulator to maintain back-pressure in the vessel. The yeast used will need to operate at space station room temperature, otherwise a heating element of some kind will be needed inside the vessel. The water and wort additives - extra sugar, assuming some kind of pre-packaged wort being used - would have to be introduced to the vessel separately from the yeast solution, or at least stored separately. Some kind of internal agitation, magnetic perhaps, might be required to assist the brownian motions of the brewing wort. When the brew is complete the product would need to be dispensed into the kind of sealed drinks containers already used on the space station, to be drunk through a straw, ( and we all know what happens when you do that - whoopee ! ) The whole process would need to be watertight to avoid any spillage and probably vacuum-proof to be safe in case of de-pressurisation of the brewing compartment. In order to repeat the process, cleaning and sterilising solutions and methodology would be required. None of this is impossible but I'm having difficulty imagining a process that might work in space working on earth. Perhaps I need more imagination but 30 years home brewing prac has me scratching my head on that one.
Good luck, kid. I'll toast you with a ( terrestial ) home-brew if you can make something drinkable !
" ... cost sweetener in their calculations, however: their cost estimates for that comparison includes the costs related to the human health effects of fossil fuel–caused air polution. "
This meme has been showing up lately. Projections ( for which read modelling ) of putative death-rates associated with any activity is now calculated at $2.5 meeellion per head. This makes really stupendous sounding ecocomic propaganda. Without deprecating the ascription of that value to a human life I'd be interested to see a take on the impact of, say, electric vehicle accidents, latte-induced kidney failure, fugu fatalities, bicycle doorings, solar-panel installer accidents to say nothing of open fires - I think you see where I've headed here. Ignoring duplication cost, networking is the problem with renewables as they stand.
If CO2 is the problem, the answer is nuclear.
If this lady had shop-lifted an album containing these songs ( and perhaps un-attributably copied the disc and shared it with a bunch of friends who then did whatever with the files so what haven't we all ), then been picked up for her light-fingered-ness, she might have done a couple of hours CS and scored a slap on the wrist . Given that the internet has pushed all sorts of shiny at gullible clickers, including historically the likes of Kazaa, Limelight et al which bestowed no benefit other than the files any penalty greater than the retail value of the songs
might only be justified as punative damages is outright extortion.
If there real culprit be
the clickbait beneficiary
might be he.
seem perfectly capable of churning out pick, tick and flick legislation at a rate of knots.
A Bill to Retrospectively and Without Prejudice Pardon Persons and Entities Extant or Deceased Convicted of Offences under Laws Since Repealed
would take no time, cost nothing, add little more than a few foot-notes to history, give enormous relief to family and admirers of those so convicted and at least mollify the consciences of us all.
IANAL but no ?
and I booted around the footy oval at Niddrie High School in 1968 addressing the problem of referenda debate and voting, proposing the connection of a keyboard (input) and television (GUI) combination in people's homes to a central computer via the domestic telephone network. I'm sure I'm no orphan in this.
I decided against pursuing it when further imagineering yielded something not unlike Twitter !
I'm here to say it can be very, very scary. Flat, dry as chips, few geographical references and no locals to speak of **. Being Australia,
tourist rip-off mecca that it can be, not a particular flying fuck is given about anyone who doesn't know their way around you are free to go as and where you please. But this police advice needs to be posted in a meter-high font at every entrepot. Failure to carry adequate paperwork, funds, fuel, water, warm clothing, bedding, first-aid kit, rations and excuses on long trips can be fatal ! ON ANY OTHER THAN FIRST CLASS AIR SERVICES, LEAVE ALONE REGIONAL HIGHWAYS !
ps: roads here are generally described as either " made " or " unmade" according to extent of macadamisation.
* before Jobs and Wozniak built their first device, as it happens
** Icon - did I mention HOT ?
pp ix (it's still there ) by Ross Garnaut ( Economist and Mining Company Director)
" But then I said something that brought back the prime minister’s attention. ‘If we used the share market’s discount rate to value the lives of future Australians’, I said, ‘and if we knew that doing something would give lots of benefits now but would cause the extinction of our species in half a century, the calculations would tell us to do it.’
The beginnings of a smile on her face became a hearty laugh. ‘You’ve got us there, Ross’, she said, as the others were infected by the lift in spirits and joined the laughter. ‘That’s a unanimous decision of the committee. We’re all against the extinction of the human species.’ "
Or not ?
There is still a thriving colony of fairy penguins within 5 km of the heart of Australia's second biggest city. A few km down the coast the beaches I grew up on are more beautiful, cleaner and full of life than when I was a child 50 years ago and the air where I now live is consistently like wine. Subjective perhaps. The screechings of the climate-change alarmists become more ominous and the solutions proffered more bizarre and hideously expensive. The tricks and turns of these propagandists would make any 20th century wartime minister for information green with envy. The latest is " co-ordination" ( why does that word make me shudder ) of all emergency services under a politically appointed supremo - to deal with fire, flood, epidemic or whatever other climate-change induced disaster ( and here it all is ! ) the government of the day wants it to deal with. The platforms of our train system are patrolled by armed "Safety Officers " but you can't buy a ticket or use the toilets as there are no railway staff any more, or anywhere else for that matter, just goons with guns. The public infrastructure is being turned away from the public, given into the control of the cheapest tender to operate a license to print money. Has organised crime taken over ? - The mask keeps slipping...
National Cyber Security Strategy, UK National Computer Emergency Response team, Cyber Reservists for the MoD, GCHQ, The Security Service, Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, University of Oxford, Cyber Incident Response scheme and National Cyber Crime Unit of the new National Crime Agency gets NCSSUKNCERTCRFTMODGCHQTSSCPNIUOOCIRSNCCUNCA.
William of Occam might have had something to say about such multiplication, but I think I just found my new password !
As a sci-fi lover and IT retiree it pains that a study (PDF here) of South African platinum mines out of Monash University reveals a best energy/coolant performance of 175.1 GJ/kgpgm at one location and 269.3 m^3H20/kgpgm at another location ( PDF page 11 ). So, ~27 barrels of oil or ~48 Mwh and perhaps 80 overweight indian elephants of water to produce a 1 kg piglet of platinum, terrestially.
Whatever these chaps plan to do with whatever they believe they can find, serious innovation in remote / autonomous waterless micro-gravity mining, concentrating, smelting, refining, milling, machining, by-product processing, waste disposal and transportation appears needful. Other challenges might include the inverse square law as applied to solar panels at the orbital distance of the asteroid belt, the limits of political tolerance vis-a-vis the project milestone of hoicking major atomic reactors into departure orbit and the impact on the rocket -fume / breathable-atmosphere ratio that despatching the necessary foundation plant might have.
Nice dream, tho...
" to take a variation of an old example, if an Australian resident on a British website clicks an ad for a German company brokered by an American company, where is the transaction happening? "
The German company contracts accountable advertising exposure from the American company and makes the appropriate expense claim. The British website contracts accountable content from the American company and makes the appropriate income declaration. The Australian parts with their credit$ for the advertised goods / service. The German company despatches the goods and makes the appropriate income declaration. The Australian has obtained a right in Australia, rightly subject to applicable Australian law, no ?
Props to Mr Bradbury for articulating a difficult issue.
I watched this program on iView last night. BOM statistics were presented, all showed a .7 degrees celsius average increase over 100 years, with which I have no difficulty. Dr.Jonica Newby spoke of the seas around Tasmania getting " hotter and hotter " then put her foot in the aforementioned sea, saying "mmm not too bad " before a wave came in causing her to withdraw her foot with a shrill giggle. The clear implication was that the water there was HOT. According to the program ( as it might be interpreted ), my chances of success in a cooked-prawn-direct-from-the-sea retail sales business based at Port Arthur, Tasmania, were 100,000 to 1.
The program had an agenda. Was it guided by an ABC seminar of 28, whenever that was held ?
Following the link may confirm/deny your prejudices. This program violated scientific integrity for propagandistic purposes, IMHO.
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