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Met Office: 2014 was fifteenth warmest on record

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Got a right bee in their bonnet about AGW round here haven't they ? Just relax and accept it, Reg, it's getting warmer like they say.

EU cyber-cop: Dark-net crooks think they're beyond reach (until now)

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Re: This is someone

Well according to award winning Princeton scientist Dr Carl Hart, you'r wrong. And you can read all about your wrongness here. http://www.drcarlhart.com/

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This is what the science says on the addictive qualities of marijuana ~~~

"We were the people who reported on marijuana withdrawal. I know people don’t like to really hear that — the marijuana withdrawal story. It’s important to put this one in context. What we did was, we brought people into the lab who smoked every day — multiple joints a day — and then abruptly shut them off. And you could see marijuana withdrawal in some of them — not in all, but in some. With marijuana withdrawal, people’s sleep is disrupted; they don’t eat as much; they’re more irritable. It looks kind of like tobacco withdrawal or something like that. It’s gone in about four days, depending on the level of marijuana usage. When we think about marijuana withdrawal, it’s certainly not life-threatening, but it can be irritating. So when people say, “Well, you can’t possibly have withdrawal from marijuana” — well, people will have withdrawal from any drug that they’ve been using for an extended period of time. We get withdrawal from caffeine; it’s not a big deal, but it’s real."

Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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So, there must be some ideology or philosophical outlook behind this, other than an appeal to prudery. It looks like they are actually taking it upon themselves to mould and engineer the sexuality of the UK for it's own good. Yet in all the articles I have read on this they fail to give any detailed of their real reasoning behind their judgements. Who the fuck are they to do that ? I didn't vote for any of this. I don't recall it being on any political manifesto ?

They need to make some attempt, based on research, to justify this social engineering. I'd say it's probably rooted in work of sociologists like Albert Bandura and such - but I can only guess because they aren't telling us.

One thing you can say is that anyone claiming we have free speech in this country is an absolute idiot.

'Tech giants who encrypt comms are unwittingly aiding terrorists', claims ex-Home Sec Blunkett

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Gratuitous Vinay Gupta link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KybZAEm0stY&feature=youtu.be

Dragon Age, Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...

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Re: Veni, vidi, Origin

£40 at Game.

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Re: Still trying to....

People whine but it's easily worth at least a cut price offer.

Renewable energy 'simply won't work': Top Google engineers

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"(even the present well-under-one-per-cent renewables level in the UK has pushed up utility bills very considerably)."

1% ? What figure is that for, renewables are at least 9%.

www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk tells me that our electricity supply is currently 40% from coal, 13% from nuclear, 25% from gas and 7.7% from wind. Wind has grown a lot.

Philae healthier: Proud ESA shows off first comet surface pic

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Headline -- ESA Spends Billion, Finds Rock.

WATCH Rosetta's Philae's SUCCESSFUL drop on Comet 67P

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So does this count as ownership of a comet now ?

Danish lit star Helle Helle, Marianne Faithfull and Jim Al-Khalili on Quantum Biology

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That's what I mean by fiddly. A little unobtrusive half-size umlaut key for those occasions would be the thing. I've got a pause/break key - never use that, or the scrl/lck, or the mail button, or the web home button. Lot of junk on keyboards could be replaced by an umlaut. I bet the Germans have special umlaut keys. I bet even the Austrians have them eh ?

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Fiddly job putting those umlauts in.

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" He's just pointing out that the fact that we can understand it (and, specifically, see that Gödel statements must be true, even though they can't be proved algortihmically) contradicts any claim that human intelligence is ultimately derived from algorithmic computation."

Ah, so that's what it's about. Sorry I flogged my Godel book on Amazon now. Got a tenner for it though.

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“Perhaps death represents the severing of the living organism’s connection with the orderly quantum realm, leaving it powerless to resist the randomising forces of thermodynamics.”

Quote of the year.

Bloke, 26, accused of running drug souk Silk Road 2.0 cuffed by Feds

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Re: Mmm...

" The FBI doesn't get tired? " Neither do Bolivian peasants. Makes you wonder.

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