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1) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1591343)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile ML1
And now for a good breath of fresh air:


Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says. The energy network operator said it was caused by a combination of high winds and faults in nuclear plants.

Wind farms are causing controversy in rural areas and the government is choking off planning permission for new sites.

But for a 24-hour period yesterday, spinning blades produced more energy than splitting atoms. Wind made up 14.2% of all generation and nuclear offered 13.2%...




We need to have a balance and a mix, but those wind turbines incur much less of a danger and suffer much less 'decommissioning' or replacement costs than what we have so far suffered for going nuclear.

Our first generations of nuclear were needed for the cold war effort. Now that is past, why is fission nuclear so ridiculously expensive? (And still suspiciously with the decommissioning costs ignored...?)

Here's hoping for a faster push to going fusion powered... Or go thorium fission powered?...

Meanwhile, going windy looks to be a very good part of a mix of multiple clean sources.



All on our only one planet,
Martin
2) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1591337)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile ML1
...
Mr Coleman based his research on the findings of the NIPCC

Oh good grief *scratch head wildly* ... back to these guys are we... *wade inelegantly through dung to thread door* seriously anniet... you have to stop following links to anything daily mail

Edit: Forgot to say hello :/

Hello! :) Everything what you've all said... I think :)

Excellent. And good comment.

Love your style :-)


Hey, and hello also! (Now then, it's catching!! :-) )


Still all on the only planet we have,
Martin
3) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1591063)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
At last, is this a form of 'Facebook' whereby you do not have your life prostituted for you?


'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep for Ello

A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising has secured multi-million dollar backing

Ello, which launched in August, has also become a Public Benefit Corporation, which prohibits its current and any future owners from breaking that promise.

The network plans to make money by introducing micro-payments for additional features...

... He added that the decision not to explore user data was already saving the company money.

"If you ask me what the demographic of the Ello user is I can't tell you - I don't know," he said.

"Maybe anecdotally but not at a granular level.

"While Ello has grown incredibly fast, we still have 14 staff.

"We're adding a few more people to help handle growth - but because we're not selling ads or mining data, there's a whole load of people we don't need to hire."




IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
4) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1591061)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
Putting a stop to this would be a good start.

http://www.news.com.au/world/south-america/startling-photographs-reveal-illegal-logging-in-the-amazon-still-goes-on/story-fnh81jzo-1227092331006

Unfortunately, such as that is directly killing people:


Peru creates new anti-logging commission after murders

The Peruvian government says it will investigate illegal logging along the Peru-Brazil border following the murder of four indigenous leaders.

The leaders were killed in early September, allegedly by loggers...



Putting a stop to the surrounding corruption and also the corruption of foreign investment buying the death goods would help also...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
5) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1591052)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
Denial or fact?

Unfortunately yet more of the deliberately contrarian headline grabbing befuddlement. Note the profusion of opinion and complete lack of useful fact...

Note how the Daily Mail looks to be more for exposing beach babes and tits and celeb gossip than real news and is not normally used by any scientists...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
6) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1590820)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
Is there really some sort of innate 'cultural' problem worldwide and including in the cyberworld all against women or of targeting women for 'exploitation'?


Yet again:

Nigeria's Boko Haram 'abducts more women and girls'

Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants...


All from a misogynist set of religions?...


All in our only one world,
Martin
7) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590813)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
Note: This Thread is not important.

Indeed not for this thread itself in isolation, but...

It will not change the world

It just might...

From ideas are actions born...


I think we've agreed that "business-without-restriction-and-without-morals" is unacceptable to the morals of at least some posters on this thread.

There is the unholy excuse that the uncaring cruelty of business towards people and the environment at least is excused by the assumed 'requirement' to make the maximum money that is excruciatingly possible for shareholders...

And with that, there are various examples of where current legislation and regulation is either too lax or ineffective to uphold current ideas about morals (all dependent on who's morals you might assume!)


And that is all to such an extent that we now have over recent years a new force of 'ethical' consumerism with public groups naming and shaming the excesses where regulation has failed.


All a nasty game that is still too nasty for the present 'rules' of the game...?

Here's where positive ideas in this thread could spur some lobbying for something better.

Meanwhile, my morals are such that I shun as far as possible what I see as the worst of business...



All in our only one world,
Martin
8) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590540)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
And so CLYDE claims to be "mildly amused" by this thread...

To get back on-topic from the troll arguments distraction:


Just one example of (what is or was?) modern day big corporation 'sponsored' 'slavery'?...



... And you thought plantation slavery was a thing of the past?

Do you sponsor such slavery and death?

Really "consumerism" and "business" all with no morals? Or just a game of deliberate ignorance?



Do you support the businesses by giving them money to do whatever nasty business-with-no-morals with your money?...

Really is there "no other way" of business?



All in our only one world,
Martin
9) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590505)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
You bitch about American business and then post an example of a Swiss company ..... well, you might ask yourself where Android phones are made, including all the components.

Very good distraction there to avoid the original point of the extremes of business-with-no-morals and of the business people being allowed to shirk all responsibility...


If you want some American examples, there are the various unsavory news articles of how and where Apple assemble their products. All to sweat maximum profit and the health of the damned assembly workers is damned ignored?...

On a slightly different angle but for what I consider is destructive vandalism have been the examples of where Microsoft were found guilty and fined for writing software that issued fake errors to put their competitors out of business, and then there is also Intel famously for their "naughty Intel" whereby Intel compiled code was made to run unnecessarily slowly if the CPU was detected as being an "AMD" CPU despite all the necessary instructions and capability being available.

Nasty stuff that has cost everyone dearly. Yet the fines imposed long after the fact demonstrate that such dirty deeds appear to be profitable...


Cooperative competition and openness as offered by FLOSS is vastly more productive than the various destructive no-morals business practices we repeatedly suffer to everyone's detriment. Indeed we get expensively slimed.


All in our only one world,
Martin
10) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1590422)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
Just one example of (what is or was?) modern day big corporation 'sponsored' 'slavery'?

Labour

Starbucks began to purchase more fair trade coffee in 2001 because of charges of labor rights violations in Central American plantations. Several competitors, including Nestle, followed suit...

There are other examples ongoing not yet in the spotlight...

In response, there is such as:

Global Exchange Fair Trade

Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Program has worked to promote Fair Trade, end child and forced labor and trafficking in the cocoa industry, as well as educate and empower children and adults to advocate for and purchase Fair Trade products. Because Fair Trade cocoa and coffee provide an economically viable way for producers to protect the forests that shade their crops, this campaign has played an equally important role in protecting forest ecosystems and biodiversity...


For myself, I still boycott Nestle for what I see as their heinous Marketing and business practices that I consider directly promoted the sickening deaths in some countries 'in need' of the very babies Nestle were supposed to be 'helping'...



And you thought plantation slavery was a thing of the past?

Do you sponsor such slavery and death?

Really "consumerism" and "business" all with no morals? Or just a game of deliberate ignorance?


All in our only one world,
Martin
11) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1589815)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile ML1
... Take a phrase to its extreme...

So you accept that business should have morals?


All in our only one world,
Martin
12) Message boards : Politics : Is conflict needed for human advancement? (Message 1589810)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile ML1
... So, if we get to the point where we are all living on this planet in relative peace, will we begin to stagnate and lose our ability to advance?

That all depends on the social environment...

In the business world, the 'peace' brought by monopoly status usually implies severe stagnation. IT and tech are particularly prone to that.

However in contrast, in the academic world, peaceful open cooperation leads to the greatest and fastest advances.

And with wars, the advances very much depend on which side you are on and also for what you might call advancement...


A recent large example is the cold war between America and Russia where both funded incredible and rapid advancement of missiles and moonshots, all at the expense of poverty at home.


All in our only one world,
Martin
13) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1589805)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile ML1
... Business is not a Morality Play, and shouldn't be...

Really?

I had thought that American business had moved along from the days of plantations slaves and segregation and slave labour and 'worse'...

Or is there no sense of "worse" in 'Business-with-no-morals'?


Meanwhile, at least the public and consumers can drown the worst of the 'bad' or 'immoral' business practices when unhidden.

Is this a good 'bad one' for example?

Princes and John West: stop trashing our oceans (FADs)

The shocking footage above comes from tuna fishing operations using Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs). They attract all types of marine life, including sharks, rays and turtles, which get caught in giant nets before being tossed overboard, dead or dying.

Major supermarkets like Tesco, Morrisons, and Sainsburys have all banned FADs from their own-brand tuna. But John West and Princes lag behind.

After heavy public campaigning in 2011, both promised to go 100% FAD-free. ...

... Send a message now to Princes and John West to tell them to stop killing sharks, turtles and rays. We won’t accept broken promises. They must keep their word and protect our oceans.




Given enough of a spotlight and enough of a pariah status, even the most immoral business must change or die...


All in our only one world,
Martin
14) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1589799)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile ML1
Just how have we allowed Marketing to go so wrong for so long?!

There is nothing wrong with it, it is working perfectly. I'm sure the tobacco companies are looking at the age to get them started and how much cancer crap in their smoke and how much drugs to hook them and calculating a way to maximize the number of fags consumed over a lifetime. Yes, the marketing is working perfectly.

Now stop bitching about the marketing and start bitching about the real issue, the fiduciary duty to the shareholder to maximize profits at ALL costs.

And there indeed is part of the unwholesome problem.

Along with also the lack of care and responsibility of the 'shareholders' and company management/officials for the good health of others and our world.


All in our only one world,
Martin
15) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1589500)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
In my view, what I see as a crass cynical response from the 'industry' adds to my belief for how slimy their product and Marketing are:


Trafalgar and Parliament squares smoking ban call

Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares as well as the city's parks if a report by London's Health Commission is implemented...

... There should also be a ban on junk food shops near schools, it says.

Smokers' group Forest labelled the call for a smoking ban "outrageous". Boris Johnson said a ban could be considered if "it would actually save lives"...

... About 1.2 million Londoners smoke, and the commission claims 67 school children take up the habit every day...

... "London should lead the way for Britain, and the mayor should lead the way for London by acting to make our public spaces smoke free," he said.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Lord Darzi said: "We want to make sure kids are out there exercising rather than looking at adults smoking in the corner."...

... Simon Clark, director of Forest, said: "A ban on smoking in parks and squares would be outrageous. ... If you don't like the smell, walk away.

... In 2011, New York introduced a ban on smoking in Central Park and all of the city's parks and beaches.



What is that?... Even the best of apologists openly admits that smoking stinks?...


Just how have we allowed Marketing to go so wrong for so long?!

All in our only one world,
Martin
16) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1588248)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile ML1
And such is the denial and uneducated trivial trashing from couldn't-care-less trolls.


Meanwhile there is the real planet and the real world.

All on our only one planet,
Martin
17) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1588052)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile ML1
And here is just one small example of the conflict between local business politics and the polluting dirt of fossil fuels:


Warning over Aberthaw Power Station [coal] emissions

... Nitrogen oxides released into the environment from burning fuels have serious consequences for human health and the environment, causing respiratory illnesses, acidifying soil and surface water, and damaging vegetation.

The commission said the power station near Barry, which has been operating since 1971, currently emits more than double the legal limit of gases.

Tougher regulations on power plants will be introduced in January 2016 throughout the European Union.

Aberthaw employs just under 600 full-time and contract workers and RWE claims it can supply power for around three million homes. It is estimated to be worth £75m to the Welsh economy each year...




All on our only one planet,
Martin
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux: any chance to let CPU in lowest power state? (Message 1588047)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile ML1
... The problem is, that I still want to power state in "on demand", so that all my other Apps get the full frequency power of the CPU. I want BOINC running all the time in the background - but without letting the CPU using higher frequency but stay in it's lowest "on demand" frequency. When I start another app, this should behave normally, meaning: power state should be able to increase if these apps demand more CPU power.

So far, I just read about Linux system configuration to force all "nice" threads to not increase the CPU frequency. But this change would force _all_ nice threads to not use the full CPU power. ...

And there you have a conflict of wishes...

I believe that the normal powersave power schemes ignore "NICE 19" low priority tasks and stay in the low power mode.

However, some Boinc users complained about that and so Boinc uses a higher background task priority that since then now kicks in the full CPU speed?


You could create/save your own power scheme whereby you can set whatever CPU frequency you wish...


Happy cool crunchin',
Martin
19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Graph "Data Gap" (Message 1588043)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile ML1
Note the frequency of exactly 1.42GHz...

The frequency spectrum trough at that point is a well know artifact of the data collection. There are lots of prior posts about it and it is in the FAQ.

Sorry, nothing but an artificial artifact of how we collect and process the data.


Good find but keep searchin'!

Cheers
Martin
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1588040)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile ML1
... developed by the US Department of Energy and then abandoned. But Lockheed-Martin ... (venture capital) ... Fusion research experts are now in St. Petersburg for a congress. Why wasn't it announced there?

Tullio,

This is yet another of a similar series of announcements this year from the 'secretive' 'Skunkworks'...

My suspicions are similarly suspicious for such grand claims with nothing of substance to believe...


All a game of funding?...

Whatever happened to Thorium??


Keep searchin,
Martin


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