* Posts by manchesterj

20 posts • joined 12 Dec 2014

Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse

manchesterj

Re: Blame the EFF

So its prejudice is black peoples fault? That's some contorted logic you're trying to bring in there. Do you have any understanding of why black people or other minorities might at times be a tad sensitive?

Revenge pornography ban tramples free speech, law tossed out – where else but Texas!

manchesterj

Re: @Dodgy Geezer

The germans kept quite good records and the numbers are not inflated. The denial thing is only a crime in Germany as far as I know. Personally I think people who deny it should just be forced to listen to the testimony of some of the people who survived and spend some time watching the some of the programs explaining what was done at places like Sobibor - then they might understand why denial is considered offensive by so many people.

After repeated warnings Facebook bans Britain First for 'inciting hatred'

manchesterj

Re: the white working class children in Rotherham, Telford and Rochdale

unlike the child abusers in Oldham which included a noteable MP..... Not sure what your point is. Some Catholic priests abused kids does that mean that all Catholics are abusers.....?

manchesterj

Re: you support the rape of a 16 yr old

Britain first jumped on this after it was discovered investigated and offenders started to be prosecuted but don't let the facts spoil a good rant.

manchesterj

Re: the white working class children in Rotherham, Telford and Rochdale

Also remember those other Muslim abusers Saville; Smith and what was that football coaches name wasn't he a Muslim as well.....

Mind the gap: Men paid 18.6% more than women in Blighty tech sector

manchesterj

Re: What do these idiots actually want?

You'd better hope your GP doesn't read the register.....

Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

manchesterj

Re: Of all places

So does that mean that there is something wrong with Americans if its not an issue of tougher gun laws.... Now that's going to be hard to fix....

manchesterj

Re: Of all places

Well Hungerford and Dunblane spring to mind (thats 100% more than your estimate) so clearly you haven't done your research.... There have been others as well. Also how do you know we're no safer than we were before, not a very logical argument, that assumes that without the changes there wouldn't have been more massacres an interesting premise.

manchesterj

Re: Of all places

Well yes the could - look at the UK for example. I guess the question is how much do you value people's lives...

EU court to rule whether Facebook should seek and destroy hate speech

manchesterj

It rather depends whether you think facebook is a publisher or the equivalent of a shop owner, both of whom would be done for publishing iffy material or selling iffy goods. Apparently facebook is neither (presumably because it would cost them money to admit as such). As far as hate speech is concerned its a tricky point - there should be limits however.

manchesterj

Re: Very selective actions...

You would target a publisher publishing such material or a shop owner selling iffy goods - why not facebook?

Brit transport pundit Christian Wolmar on why the driverless car is on a 'road to nowhere'

manchesterj

Re: It appears from the article that Mr. Wolmar is a railway enthusiast...

Would the "autonomous taxi" be self cleaning - I certainly hope so....

Whizzes' lithium-iron-oxide battery 'octuples' capacity on the cheap

manchesterj

Re: Reaction!

Or even Francium (but you'd get a prize for isolating it....)

Co-op Bank's users moan over online wobbles

manchesterj

Oh dear

Unsurprisingly Smile is also down/not responding, so less to smile about......

Your top five dreadful people the Google manifesto has pulled out of the woodwork

manchesterj

Re: This Article

Try this bit "I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes" this is in relation to the Tech industry so rather than thinking that maybe the differences might be cultural (female participation in India and other countriesin coding is at least 50%) - he suggests that its biological. There is absolutely no evidence for his statement. So I would suggest that he's trying to back fit what he thinks of "evidence" to fit his own prejudices.

Sainsbury's IT glitch spoils bank holiday food orders

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Re: First world problems

I get your point but 2 sets of my neighbours use this - we're withing 10 minutes easy walk of the local sainsbury (full size supermarket) - One half of either couple only works part time all their kids are at school and being frank who couldn't use 20 minutes exercise a day......

Brexit? Cutting the old-school ties would do more for Brit tech world

manchesterj

Wouldn't that make German an un European language?

MH-370 search loses sharpest-eyed robot deep beneath the waves

manchesterj

Re: asked the Ukrainians why they had ground to air missile batteries ...

That would be why the Pro Russian rebels who had shot down planes in the weeks before with missiles tweeted that the they'd done it (later deleted when they found out it wasn't a ukrainian plane) and the photographic/video evidence of a buk launcher in rebel territory - but we should discount that and the half arsed russian explanation that it was brought down by a ukrainian jet whose service ceiling was lower than the commercial jets altitude - but apparently its a western plot...

UK official LOSES Mark Duggan shooting discs IN THE POST

manchesterj

A bit of a comment on the state of IT systems in that part of the civil service really and I guess the training/awareness of the staff (that it went by post in the first place). Although to be fair when I had to send data to the DTI for the company I worked for there was a secure repository where I could drop of the files - which worked really well and that was about 12 years ago. I guess if you could start from scratch..... some company would make a huge profit and the project would fail....

FATTIES: Boffins say their miracle sunshine skin cream 'prevents obesity'

manchesterj

having lost a stone+ in the past year the easiest way is through diet - exercise helps but you need to do a lot to burn off say 500 kcals (Circa an hour).There is I believe evidence that gut flora has an impact. But as an earler poster said there is no miracle cure (though eating less pocessed food made the biggest difference for me). The hard part is sticking to a healthy diet when there is so much rubbish out there - if you have the time (and to be honest if your organised it doesn't take much time) make your own food because then you can control what goes into it.

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