* Posts by The Axe

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One thought equivalent to less than a single proton in mass

The Axe

@Jason Bloomberg, So you think that the whole public is pristine and innocent and kind and gentle and it's Hopkins articles that make them hate others? Do you not think that she is just saying stuff that many of the public already agree with?

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We are 'heroes,' says police chief whose force frisked a photographer

The Axe

Re: Again?

I thinking you have a visual problem. You didn't look at Eddie picture in the tweet, nor read the story properly. Eddie is not dark (other than maybe a tan from living on the South Coast which gets more sun than the North). Eddie was not being lippy, he was not giving his name to someone who had no authority to ask for his name, in other words a civilian member of the police.

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Manufacturers reject ‘no deal’ Brexit approach

The Axe

Fake news and hyperbole and scaremongering

All spouted by vested interests only interested in keeping their salaries and not caring one jot about the UK.

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I'LL BE BATT: Arnie Schwarzenegger snubs gas guzzlers for electric

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Re: Taxed Enough Already

@Shady: "Global fossil fuel subsidies were $5.3 trillion in 2015. The good ol' US of A subsidised $600 billion of that. Global renewable subsides were $88 billion in the same period."

Well done, mixing global and US subsidy figures to confuse the issue. Then not reading the Wiki article you link to which shows fossil fuel subsidy to be about $4b.. And I bet you think that a tax credit which all businesses get counts as a subsidy when applied by the Oil & Gas industry.

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Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov

The Axe

Re: Likely

Or it could be that POTUS was renamed to POTUS44 and a new POTUS was created which immediately garnered millions of followers so putting a lie to the hate factor. How many did the original POTUS gain in its first few hours?

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Tech moguls dominate Oxfam's rich people Hateful 8

The Axe

Soros

Why isn't Soros listed as one of the billionaires. Could it be that he is one of those who funds Oxfam and that lefty lot so he's a good guy in their eyes?

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You have the right to be informed: Write to UK.gov, save El Reg

The Axe

Re: Conflicted

Certain sections of the press got away with abusive behaviour. They were eventually punished. What S40 wants to do is punish everyone because of the actions of a few. Just like in a classroom where the whole class is kept behind because one kid wrote "Teacher is a twat" on the blackboard.

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The Axe

So you want a state regulated press. Just like the good old USSR then.

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The Axe

Re: Um..

So Mosley can sue El Reg under section 40. Bye bye El Reg.

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Virgin America mid-flight panic after moron sets phone Wi-Fi hotspot to 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7'

The Axe

Re: I say let him walk home NOW

You are talking about the one who reported that he had seen a badly named WiFi hot spot and put 2 and 2 together to make 5 aren't you?

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Oracle exec quits over co-CEO Safra Catz's promise to assist Trump

The Axe

Re: "Planned Register of Muslims"

"So, according to you, it's perfectly OK if someone (a presidential candidate, say), threatens or plans reprehensible and unconstitutional actions. You will continue to support that candidate fully even after he is elected, and even when he is actually President, as long as he only threatens these actions. You should only start to complain when he actually starts to implement his ideas."

So according to you, it's perfectly OK if someone (a presidential candidate, say), commits criminal acts or takes money from foreign government. You will continue to support that candidate fully even after she is elected, and even when she is actually President, as long as she only threatens the other side. You should only start to complain when she is actually jailed.

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Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

The Axe

Re: When I was at college...

Vegans are basically following a belief system. Just like Christians and Muslims. And because it's a belief, and all beliefs can conflict with each other, everyone can take the piss out of everyone else. So don't feel ashamed about criticising someone's beliefs. The basic human right of free speech means that you have the right to offend someone else because they will be offending you, be it by spouting some religion or political opinion.

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Re: Fighting your way to the top of the food chain?

"It is an inefficient use of our time to sit in front of the gogglebox staring at other people doing absurd things for our entertainment. It is an inefficient use of our lives to spend a majority of it in an office staring at a screen and typing away on a keyboard making 1's and 0's fly around the world."

Oh, so I suppose you want to go back to grandparent's time and do lots of manual work and work long hours with very little leisure time? That must be efficient use of your time. Me? I'd rather use efficient technology that makes my job easier and faster with with less physical work meaning that I have more time for my own pleasure, which might involve the gogglebox.

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Re: But Why?

As a chemist you should be doing what you did at university, READ. If you read the article or any of the other news reports about the story, then you'd read that it's used in the manufacture of the polymers, in the pellets. And if you read a bit more, maybe like doing RESEARCH (again something you must have done at uni) you'd find that it's used as a lubricant, you know something to help all the pellets move along through the production process.

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Drubbed Grubhub bub scrubs anti-Donald-dubbed snub sub-hubbub

The Axe

Re: Simple questions, simple answers

Stating the stereotype that many Mexican immigrants are criminals etc is not racist. It's stereotyping and xenophobic at worse.

Media writing about beautiful people is stating a fact. Just look at how the write about Hollywood stars.

Rosie O'Donnell's face is ugly. But misogynistic? Nope, she is an individual. She's not a whole gender. Extrapolating from one to all is just like stating that all Trump voters are identikits.

Grade? F-, please try harder.

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The Axe

Re: such poor reading comprehension

"Um what? Did you happen to miss when he said of mexicans "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists."

That's totally not insulting or demeaning a minority, no not at all..."

99% of Mexico is populated by Mexicans. I don't see that as a minority. Or is that your double-plus good definition of minority?

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Intel's new chip targets industrial IoT

The Axe

4K video on an IoT thinggy???!

No comment here, not needed

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Today is the 211th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar

The Axe

Re: Politically Correct Nelson at Trafalgar

I see one down vote from a progressive lefty liberal twat.

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Super Cali: Be realistic, 'autopilot' is bogus – even though the sound of it is something quite precocious

The Axe

Re: Hell, yeah!

Lots of modern cars are very quiet if not silent. It's the tyre road noise that you'll hear, not the engines in most cars.

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Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7,000ft

The Axe

Re: Let's hope....

You mean the pilots of the civilian aircraft?

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Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died

The Axe

Woman interviewed by BBC was not a member of the public, she was a member of Corbyn's team. #BiasedBBC.

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

The Axe

Scrap the BBC

High time the BBC was scrapped. All it shows is crap now a days.

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300 million pelicans? Pah. What 6 billion plastic bags really weigh

The Axe

Re: Enviromentalists are extrapolating

@TheOtherHobbes

Yeah, like your link. It's so full of obvious crap.

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The Axe

Re: Enviromentalists are extrapolating

@Pascal Monett - I can do links too*.

Are we really “choking the ocean with plastic”? Tracing the creation of an eco-myth - https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/12/24/are-we-really-choking-the-ocean-with-plastic-tracing-the-creation-of-an-eco-myth/

An Ocean of Plastic - https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/12/17/an-ocean-of-plastic/

Garbage: Another environmental claim proven to be hyped - https://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/01/06/garbage-another-environmental-claim-proven-to-be-hyped/

* Well not clicky ones, but you know how to copy & paste.

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The Axe

Re: People should really stop driving to the ocean and tossing them in

@JeffyPoooh "Hint: Somebody should figure out how the plastic is getting into the ocean."

The plastic isn't getting into the ocean. Enviromentalists are extrapolating from a couple of locations which happen to contain a tiny bit of tiny pieces of plastic (specially chosen to help their case) and making a case that all the world's oceans are filled with plastic to the same level.

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Avnet sees Dätwyler's bid for Raspberry Pi slinger, raises to £868m

The Axe

@theModge "Who sometimes still manage to compete with each other on price!"

Look up Price Discrimination. The microeconomic process of charging different prices for the same product to different customers. For those that can afford it, charge more. For those that are looking for a good deal, charge less. The end result is more items sold which increases turnover which is good from a business perspective.

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The Axe

Re: Turkey shoot

It'll still be a UK company employing UK staff and paying UK taxes.

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Silicon Valley's contribution to the US Republican Convention: Gayness

The Axe

Milo

What about Milo Yiannopoulos? A well known right winger and a dangerous faggot* to boot. So dangerous that Twitter had to ban him for life for upsetting one of the Ghostbusters actors.

* His own words

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Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

The Axe

Re: More indicative / venting than any real chance

What about the pain created for us by the EU which we and our next generation don't really need?

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New York decides not to tinker with vendor lock-down for now

The Axe

Re: Other than screens and batteries

It's not the average person who does the repair, it's engineers like Lois Rossman (look him up on YouTube) and many other independents who do the repairs. And they can be cheaper and better than the big companies. Because they care about their customers. So it can be economically viable to repair in many cases.

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French authorities raid Google's Paris HQ over tax allegations

The Axe

OxFam are dodgy with their tax affairs too

OxFam aren't squeeky clean over their handling of tax either. They use dodgy methods to get as much money as possible, using techniques that could be seen as evasion if HMRC got off their arse and decided that it wasn't what Parliament wanted when the laws were written. See how they handle GiftAid on donations of non-cash items. Plus they don't really spend that much on the needy, keeping a load for themselves to pay the high salaries of their executives.

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We will end misleading broadband adverts, thunders ASA...

The Axe

The ASA can't even ban an advert. All it can do is ask that the advert is not shown again - usually after the campaign has finished and the advert not likely to be shown anyway.

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The Axe

People have been taught not to think for themselves as everything is managed by the state. Now that people can't think, other people who do think are taking advantage of them. And rather than teach people to think for themselves, the ASA wants to dumb down people even more. #ScrapTheASA

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Intel takes aim at Arduino with US$15 breadboard

The Axe

Combined with a real PC

Udoo are combining the Arduino killer with a PC killer, a quad-core 64-bit 2.24GHz processor.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/udoo/udoo-x86-the-most-powerful-maker-board-ever?ref=nav_search

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Pair programming: The most extreme XP practice?

The Axe
Mushroom

Two words

It's crap.

Or is that three?

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Tech biz bosses tell El Reg a Brexit will lead to a UK Techxit

The Axe

Re: FUD

A small number of the leaders of the IT industry. There are many other leaders in many other industries and not all of them are for staying in the EU. I suspect all of them will make sound logical decisions based on what they think and perceive and believe will help their personal interests. I also suspect all of them will make their decisions based on what they are told to say to keep the the status quo so that their personal interests are maximised.

Occam's Razor and all.

Or am I being a bit too cynical?

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The Axe

FUD

Fear Uncertainty and Doubt.

The remainers are playing up the scaremongering to extreme hype levels because they don't have any real facts that are totally down to the EU doing something good. Many of what they spout could just as much happened if the UK was outside the EU. Look at all the other countries in the world, they aren't part of the EU, but have they suffered? Sure some have (mostly socialist despot ridden countries, a bit like the EU :-) ), but overall the world is a better place than when the EU was created, and it isn't down to the creation of the EU.

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The Axe

Re: refused work visas .. And why would they do that?

@Jess said "The outcome of a brexit is totally unknown."

True. But also the outcome of staying in is totally unknown too. Do you know what regulations the EU will create next month, next year, next decade? If you asked someone in the 70s if there would be stability because of the EU, you'd probably get an affarmative but the reality of all the petty gold plated regulations and banning everything such as imperial measurements means that the everything was unknown by being part of the EU.

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Photographer hassled by Port of Tyne for filming a sign on a wall

The Axe

Re: Unfortunately... you're wrong

Theft is theft, there is no time limit or extenuating circumstances such as saying that you were going to return the item eventually.

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The Axe

Pressing charges

"but realistically if he doesn't want to press charges over anything, which he really doesn't have anything to press charges over, then there isn't much the police can do (whether or not they have the will to). "

No such thing as pressing charges in the UK. You've been watching too many US cop shows. It's the CPS who make the decision whether or not to progress a case. The most a victim can do is refuse to co-operate which in effect the same as not pressing charges. But the victim can't force the charge through.

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Raspberry Pi celebrates fourth birthday with fruity version 3

The Axe
Coat

Won't it be your 3.14159th Pi?

I'll get my coat.

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How one of the poorest districts in the US pipes Wi-Fi to families – using school buses

The Axe

Re: How does the driver get home?

Yeah, I would've thought sticking it in a box on a pole would work just as well, and it doesn't need an expensive bus to sit around. What do the people do when the bus is doing its job of transporting people?

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How to build a starship - and why we should start thinking about it now

The Axe

Re: 2 Things

Its amazing how we are living in such a well developed society with lots of nice high tech to play with. I wonder what created it? Oh, I know MONEY!

As for population pressure, that's decreasing. Malthusians bleat about the world being filled and it'll be the end of the world. Populations are actually decreasing (except for immigration) in developed countries as the pressure to churn out babies lessens due to the cost of raising children and the lack of a need to replace those children who die young.

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Google UK coughs up £130m back taxes. Is it enough?

The Axe

Like relatively unknown international conglomeretes like StemCor aren't highlighted for their tax dodging antics? I wonder why.

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Criminal records checks 'unlawful' and 'arbitrary' rules High Court

The Axe

Proportionate

So judge says "it seems to me, to be some machinery for testing the *proportionality* of the the interference, if the scheme is to be in accordance with the law"

Home office then say "This government remains committed to protecting children and other vulnerable people by providing employers with *proportionate* access to criminal record information in order to support safer recruitment decisions." yet implement a law which has no proporionality in it as it requires all and any crimes to be disclosed no matter what period of time has passed.

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'No safe level' booze guidelines? Nonsense, thunder stats profs

The Axe

Re: What's the point of living?

"What next, running in the corridor is dangerous?"

It is if you are carrying scissors.

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The last time Earth was this hot hippos lived in Britain (that’s 130,000 years ago)

The Axe

Re: Rate of change

Nice to call us deniers. We don't deny the climate is changing. What we disagree about is what is causing it.

Is it changing that fast. We have lots of records for the last 100 years or so, nothing much beyond that. The climate might have changed quickly in the past, the proxy records can't show that.

Are the stakes that high? Humans have filled Earth primarily because they are an adapatble species. We have adapted to the ice and adapted to the desert. We can adapt very quickly to anything the planet throws at us.

What's made climate change political is the Greenies who demand that the planet change to their whims. They're the ones who have had laws created to force people to pay more for their energy - just so that the Greenies' favourite businesses can get subsidies.

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YouTube’s 10 years of hits: Global recognition at last for Rick Astley

The Axe

Haven't seen any of them...

... in 2015. I might have seen one or two in previous years though.

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Researcher criticises 'weak' crypto in Internet of Things alarm system

The Axe

Re: Huh?

Who this "expert"? He doesn't seem to know much about criminals. I suppose he'll probably also say that car alarms need highly skilled IT experts to break and therefore it's unrealistic for cars to be stolen without actually breaking a window as criminals are stupid. It's the "expert" who is stupid. He probably advised the car makers when they were making their insecure car alarms.

This "expert" needs to realise that not all criminals are clueless. Criminals can come from all walks of life.

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Getting metal hunks into orbit used to cost a bomb. Then SpaceX's Falcon 9 landed

The Axe

Re: Bah!

@Esme, the problem with rotational derived gravity is the Coriolis Effect. That causes more problems than the artificial gravity solves.

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