* Posts by Infury8r

26 posts • joined 24 Apr 2014

Software glitch, not wind farms, blacked out 60,000 in South Australia


Gas fired capacity ain't sufficient to generate power

Stop trying to shift responsibility off intermittents.

Having 'capacity' is only ½ the issue.

Unless there was a gas supply contract in place, the power industry wouldn't have had the fuel availability to make up the shortfall.

The issue is entirely the fault of intermittents' proponents.

As South Australia blacked out, PM's office was told renewable power was not to blame


Absolutely correct

"Renewables didn't cause South Australia's blackout"

It was lack of generated electricity from renewables.

Aroused Lycra-clad cyclist prompts Manchester cop dragnet


Maybe she was just flattering herself?

3 continents, 8 countries and one cyber attack on a fake petrol company


Another credible option .....

"It’s a credible scenario to imagine that hacktivist types or (slightly more of a stretch) ransomware-slinging cybercrooks might also target an oil firm."

Or environmentalists.

Blocking out the Sun won't fix climate change – but it could buy us time


Satellite measurements don't .....

"Observations in recent years show that warming is accelerating, ...."

The temperatures observed during the entirety of the satellite age show no warming of the global mean temperature.

VW: Just the tip of the pollution iceberg. Who's to blame? Hippies


Re: Stop blaming just the hippies

"So actually, if you do the proper math, the condensing boilers are an area where the "hippies" have achieved a significant improvement to air quality ....."

Provided one factors-in the energy used / pollutants emitted, during the manufacture & replacement of equipment which has only half the life of old 'inefficient' boilers.

The boiler industry deliberately obfuscates the (gullible) public by quoting efficiencies >100%, without explaining the difference between 'net' & 'gross' efficiency.

How much info did hackers steal on US spies? Try all of it


Obama's entry should make interesting reading

Apple's 16GB iPhones are a big fat lie, claims iOS 8 storage hog lawsuit


Tim Cooks car ......

I other news, Ford sold Tim a car, claiming its storage space was 10,000 ltrs.

Cook complained he could only get two golf bags in the back.

Ford countered that the engine & operating system occupied 9,500 litres.

Brit iPad sellers feel the pain of VAT-free imports


What's the problem?

Use Apple's Education Pricing, & buy the stuff for your 'offspring' who's at school / college / university.

Remember, the discount increases, the further up the education tree they climb.

ZZZAP! Climate change means getting hit by lightning is likelier


Another suitable scare-story for Harrabin, harbinger of doom.

Risk of an adverse event doubling due to climate change. I await Aunty's disguised-plagiarism.

729 teraflops, 71,000-core Super cost just US$5,500 to build


Maybe the UK's Met Office should use it.

And so save UK taxpayers £97,000,000.

Why Comrade Cameron went all Russell Brand on the UK’s mobile networks


Kill two birds with one stone

Why not put telephone masts on to of windmills?

The latter are in high, rural locations, so would maximise coverage. They're already an eyesore, so making them slightly more conspicuous is not great issue.

Be nice to the public, PC Plod. Especially if you're trying to stop terrorists


Clubcard Points

In other news, Tesco has been requested to analyse the purchases of all its customers in case they've purchased common household chemicals which might be used as precursors for explosives or poison gas manufacture.

To avoid detection, DO NOT buy Harpic & Domestos in the same transaction.

Ten years on, TEN PER CENT of retailers aren't obeying CAN-SPAM


Apple being the biggest spammer ever

Whilst maybe strictly not a violation of the CAN-SPAM Act, Apple clearly set an atrocious example of corporate arrogance with their dumping of U2 album onto every customers' iTat.

Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure


As the NSA rubs its hands with glee

Oh the irony.

BBC Trust candidate defends licence fee, says evaders are CRIMINALS


Arrogant BBC

The arrogance of the BBC is clearly demonstrated when you want to buy a 'new' licence non-consecutive with an old licence via its preferred route - its website. For example, if you've been away on holiday or business.

It refuses to allow a start date in the future; it insists the start date be consecutive.

True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS


Possessing "Information useful to a terrorist"

1950's / 1960's A-level chemistry books are deemed now to contain "Information useful to a terrorist"

The older chemistry students amongst your readers were actually taught knowledge deemed now to be useful to a terrorist.

Whatever you do, don't mix Harpic with Domestos; the resultant poison gas was used as a weapon during WW1.

Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart


Re: It's about real-time pricing, not just turning things off

"It's about real-time pricing, not just turning things off

The benefit of smart meters - combined with other kit like zoned smart heating - is that you should be able to access real-time pricing based on the supply and demand. "

Correct principle, incorrect logic.

It's not so much '...you should be able to access real-time pricing', more a case of your supplier will impose peak-damand charges. i.e exactly as they already do to most of their larger non-domestic customers whose entire winter monthly bill is dependent upon their peak ½-hour demand. Imagine it, you switch a light on in the garage to check something out, and the price you pay for all your electricity that month is increased!


Re: er ... actually

"A 100% mesh grid of smart meters will tell you *exactly* where the leccy/gas is being pilfered from."

On the contrary, it'll simply tell you that some is being stolen. But the companies 'know' that anyway, because the quantities they bill for, are less than the quantities they pay for.


Human meter readers perform one unsung task that Smart Meters will never replicate. Regular visits by the humble meter reader is the first line of defence against energy & fuel theft via meter-tampering.

And every other consumer pays for that theft.


EVERYTHING translates back to monetary value.

1. Why save CO2? Atmospheric CO2 has been rising steadily these past 17 years, but global temperature has remained static. We've been misled that there is a definitive link.

2. The £billions in cost of all the renewables foisted upon us is simply the cost some have calculated as being the 'lesser' cost of the hypothetical 'cost' of doing 'something', when in fact doing 'nothing' is the least cost solution.

Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network


Re: Not wanting to defend plod, but

"Yes, but you'd need to prove to the police that it's not you if the shit hits the fan."

On the contrary, it's up to the police to prove it WAS you, if the shit hits the fan.

When PR backfires: Google 'forgets' BBC TV man's banker blog post


Fewer than 0.0001%

"Bear in mind that the European Union is home to over half a billion citizens - meaning fewer than 0.0001 per cent of them have complained."

Maybe fewer than 0.0001 per cent of us have anything to be ashamed of?

AV for Mac


Does she bank at Barclays?

If so she can get Kaspersky for free. 3x licences. Mac/Windows mix.

Achtung! Use maths to smash the German tank problem – and your rival


1. Many companies' products' serial numbers incorporate production year and/or month. [Not necessarily known by the researcher] so 1204**** may, just may, relate to April (20)12 production.

2. Honda 450: 1965 - 1968 serial numbers began CB450-1000001; but 1968 - 1969 serial numbers began CB450-3000001. Squaddies searching blown-up bits might find 1000321 & 3000198 but not know the year. If they were tank numbers, bulk orders for white flags ensues.

Teen girl arrested with 70-year-old man's four inch weapon inside her


Complementary comment ..........

I actually first read that as "When The Smoking Gun told Souther exactly where his $200 piece had turned up, he exclaimed: 'Oh gash'." which again makes perfect sense in the context.

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