* Posts by user0

3 posts • joined 21 Mar 2019

Barbie Girl was wrong? Life is plastic, it's not fantastic: We each ingest '121,000 pieces' of microplastics a year

user0

Re: What fraction of a gram ?

Arguing about how the stats are put across is neither here nor there - I would suggest that the sheer variety of plastics we ingest are the alarming factor here rather than the amount - there have been no studies to show the effects of ingesting plastics containing a spectrum of chemicals, from the 'relatively' benign (BPA/BPE free food containers) to the downright toxic (eg PVC - containing BPA, lead, phthalates, mercury, dioxins and cadmium).

Anyone arguing that we shouldn't be alarmed about this stuff needs a reality check - the last few decades have seen an explosion in the use of manufactured chemicals and substances in our environment (including pesticides, processed food, cleaning products, antibiotics and hormones in meat, clothes, toys, hormones and other chemicals in treated water, the list is endless) that the last 2 generations have been ingesting, with everyone wondering why cancer rates and other conditions are skyrocketing...

Nothing to see here, move along....

We'll hack back at Russians, declare UK ministers in cyber-Blitz blitz

user0

Re: Sending in the fleet...

Never Fear, that Hunt Jeremy is here. After his stellar tenure as Health secretary, which no one can deny is the reason the NHS is in such an ***incredible*** state now, he is here to work his magic on Defence. And be assured, that Hunt knows as much about Defence as he does about Public Healthcare. Hunt. Hunt. Huuuuuuunt!

Dead LAN's hand: IT staff 'locked out' of data center's core switch after the only bloke who could log into it dies

user0

Was it running RIP or OSPF? Must have been RIP

I'll get my coat.

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