Posts by ML1

1) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1843025)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
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The UK Guardian gives a very good summing up of the search:


Why hasn't MH370 been found?

Australia’s multimillion-dollar search effort for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight ‘tested the limits of human endeavour’ – and failed. Where did it go wrong?



There's some rather interesting clues in there...

Keep searchin',
Martin
2) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1840368)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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Then why have so many guns 'out there'?...

Because crazy people can buy them.

Here is a very good example of what can be done and is being done:


How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime

Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret?...

... "The moment you have guns in society, you will have gun violence but I think it's about the quantity," says Overton. "If you have very few guns in society, you will almost inevitably have low levels of violence."

Japanese police officers rarely carry guns and put much greater emphasis on martial arts - all are expected to become a black belt in judo. They spend more time practising kendo (fighting with bamboo swords) than learning how to use firearms.

"The response to violence is never violence, it's always to de-escalate it. Only six shots were fired by Japanese police nationwide [in 2015]," says journalist Anthony Berteaux. "What most Japanese police will do is get huge futons and essentially roll up a person who is being violent or drunk into a little burrito and carry them back to the station to calm them down."

Overton contrasts this with the American model, which he says has been "to militarise the police"...




All a question of who's freedom and liberty?...

All in our only one world,
Martin
3) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1840365)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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99.95% are going to have to be eliminated.... SOON.

Nah. Less then 50% of the population have to be eliminated if humanity choose to live like today.
http://www.overshootday.org/
On August 8, 2016, we began to use more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.

My prediction is that the Overshoot Day in 2017 will be on August 2.
Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock....

How do we reprogram our present exploitative way of living to instead move soon enough to sustainability and clean?...


We have quite a race to not lose...

All on our only one planet,
Martin
4) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1840364)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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One much needed positive side effect of going clean is very much needed here, now rather than pollutingly later:


Brixton Road breaches annual air pollution limit in five days

... King's College London, which runs the air quality monitoring stations, said some London streets have the highest levels of NO2 exposure in the world. Oxford Street, Kings Road and the Strand are other pollution hotspots.

Under EU law hourly levels of NO2, mostly caused by diesel vehicles, must not exceed 200 micrograms per cubic metre...

... The news has come on the day Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced 10 new low emission bus zones in the capital.

The new routes bring the total number of Low Emission Zones planned to 12, including previously announced zones in Putney High Street and Brixton. The mayor has pledged to double funding to tackle air pollution to £875m over five years..

... "Too many people have had their lives shortened, their asthma and other respiratory problems worsened and their quality of life reduced..."




All on our only one planet,
Martin
5) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1840358)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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Sorry, there is no middle ground.

Whether and where we can reach a "middle ground" is something of a race between politics and selfish greed and brinksmanship...

Education is a very big help. As is a feeling/sense of 'stability'/'security'. Note how some areas/societies have naturally reached a steady or even a lowering population level due to a change in their society whereby everyday mortality is seen to be low enough that a very big extended tribal family is no longer needed or even desirable.

There are positive ways possible to save our planet and ourselves.

Perhaps our biggest enemy is now our corrupt ways of finance and business, all without morals or care, and the reckless impractical greed of a few psychopaths that have clawed their way to what they consider to be "The Top". All at the expense of everything else, including everyone else...

So:

Can we have a positive change of society and politics and business such that a healthy population can survive and cleanly thrive?...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
6) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1840032)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile ML1
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Microbook v Facebook

Ah, so, all employment applications will be powered by Micro$oft on the Micro$oft cloud with Micro$oft monthly subscription fees!

So if you want to hire, you can't use open source, it has to be Micro$oft! What a wonderful way to ensure you have 100% market penetration. Maybe I should buy some of that Micro$oft stock while it is still a bargain!

Microsoft has greater penetration yet... By legally restricting your intellect:

Intellectual Ventures


Really? You have to pay tax to Microsoft for anything software or computers?...

IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1839723)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile ML1
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Again, I possess just enough programming knowledge to totally screw up a machine. My experience with VM software is basically 0. Any links to installation guidance or sources would be greatly appreciated.

Heck, why not start my 70th year on this world learning something new? Gives a reason to go for another 70........... " : >

Using a VM to run Quicken on Linux is one (cumbersome) way.

Alternatively, you may have success with the latest version of WINE. The listed reports are a mixed bag but some people have their versions working. See: WINEhq - Quicken

(I'll let others explain what WINE is...)

Good luck,
Martin

(Linux mobile!)
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1839514)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile ML1
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What a mess!

I really do not understand why people pay money to suffer this!....

Really folks: Find freedom from such silliness and check out a Linux distro. The Big Boys make Billions running Linux. You can run Linux for yourself for just the cost of your time to install. Or you can pay a company for Linux.

Easiest is to look up Ubuntu (Mac-like), Kubuntu (Windows desktop similar), or Zorin (for Windows users). Sorry no links, on an Android Linux mobile!


What is your New Year Resolution for Computer Freedom?

Keep searchin,
Martin
9) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1837647)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile ML1
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Thanks Bernie for cooling the (personal heat) of the thread.


Back into the real world, can the deniers deny this:


Arctic heatwave could break records

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve...

... these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change.

Temperatures throughout November and December were 5C higher than average. It follows a summer during which Arctic sea ice reached the second-lowest extent ever recorded by satellites...



And can we "re-educate" Trump to put our only one planet before his own and that of his cronies' corrupting businesses?...

All on our only one planet,
Martin
10) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1837646)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile ML1
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... Meanwhile, it's being a bit windy over the north of the UK these last few days and...

At the moment, we have a steady 7GW of wind generated power (national grid maxed out) to give about 20% of UK demand. Similar proportion to nuclear and about twice that of coal. (Gas turbines supply the most at about one third at present, they also soak up the demand variation.)


There are good ways to go. How quickly can we bankrupt the polluters before they forever bankrupt the planet for us?...

We're now slumbering over on this part of the planet and with the reduced electrical demand, the wind power is well on the way to providing 25% of the UK electricity supply. That is more than dirty old coal (7%) and that of the more efficient gas (16%). Nuclear is up at about 33% with hydro, bio and (wind) imports from Holland and nuclear from France making up the rest.

All a good move in the right direction but we can still do more and better and cleaner. All a question of "how soon"?


All on our only one planet,
Martin

[edit]
To update the numbers on that:

Interestingly, nuclear has increased to 8.4GW, whilst the wind power has eased to 6.1GW.

Demand is still decreasing for the night and so nuclear and wind will continue to increase in their proportions.
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11) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1837645)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile ML1
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We are Screwed.

Good summary and with the present all-too-slow political response and the business-as-usual extreme profits and all else be damned business with no cares or morals, yes we are completely screwed.

However, that is still no excuse for the deniers and the corrupt oil sponsored FUD of: "It's not a problem, it's not a problem, it's not a problem, it's not a problem, SUCKERS - FOOLED YOU ALL! It's all now too late so just go home and die quietly."

Politics and business changes.

In this case, we really do need the politics and business to change more quickly for the better. The fabulous magic of Science does have physical limits to what can be saved...

This is all a Worldwide Experiment that we have no business to conduct on our planet.


All on our only one planet,
Martin
12) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1837514)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile ML1
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Can this hold back at least some of the tide of Big Oil rape and pillage and pollute for greedy profits-at-all-costs?


Obama bans oil drilling 'permanently' in millions of acres of ocean

Outgoing US President Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore oil and gas drilling in the "vast majority" of US-owned northern waters.

... The move is widely seen as an attempt to protect the region before Mr Obama leaves office in January. Supporters of president-elect Donald Trump could find it difficult to reverse the decision.

Canada also committed to a similar measure in its own Arctic waters, in a joint announcement with Washington.

The White House said the decision was for "a strong, sustainable and viable Arctic economy and ecosystem."...

... President Obama is heeding advice from scientists warning that humans have already discovered three times more fossil fuels than we can burn without risking the climate.

Oil firms will still want to explore for further profits, though. And the next secretary of state, Exxon's Rex Tillerson, may offer the industry a route round the ban by paving the way to an Arctic drilling deal with Russia...



Meanwhile, it's being a bit windy over the north of the UK these last few days and...

At the moment, we have a steady 7GW of wind generated power (national grid maxed out) to give about 20% of UK demand. Similar proportion to nuclear and about twice that of coal. (Gas turbines supply the most at about one third at present, they also soak up the demand variation.)


There are good ways to go. How quickly can we bankrupt the polluters before they forever bankrupt the planet for us?...

All on our only one planet,
Martin
13) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1837002)
Posted 19 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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A new low and sadness for USA road-rage?...

When there is no mental health system, what is your surprise?

Then why have so many guns 'out there'?...

Some crazy way for population control?...

Only in the USA...
Martin
14) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1836922)
Posted 19 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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A new low and sadness for USA road-rage?...

Now with added guns:


Boy, 3, killed in Arkansas road rage shooting over slow driving, police say

Grandmother ‘wasn’t moving fast enough at a stop sign’, authorities say, as boy becomes second child killed in Little Rock road rage incident in recent weeks...


Only in the USA?...
Martin
15) Message boards : Politics : Windows 10? (Message 1836921)
Posted 19 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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Phew... This one looks to be rather dubious whereby you are opted in by default:


Allow Experimentation on Windows 10

... Microsoft can "experimentally" change particular settings on the Windows system remotely. This is done to test and/or check certain configurations. You should disable this setting if you don't with to participate in this testing program...


Who's system is that in any case?...

IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
16) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1836515)
Posted 17 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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This a somewhat stark statement to welcome Trump as President for Climate of all kinds:

San Francisco’s Official Response to the Election of Trump

Strange times indeed...

Only in the USA?

All on our only one planet,
Martin
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : quality of planet earth (Message 1836394)
Posted 17 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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... As to possible interstellar relations, Star Trek obviously presents a very optimistic view of our future, and one that would seem to require some significant changes in human nature. Our history seems to indicate that really draconian human cultures (e.g. the Roman Empire, the Nazies, or the various dynasties of China) don't persist through time any better than others. It would be nice to believe that our future points towards stability and social justice, at least most of the time, but who can say? And if another star-faring species finds us before we get out there, would they arrive with respect for other species, or with all the racism and arrogance or our own European explorers in the New World? I don't think we can know in advance.

Cooperative ideas and positive 'peer pressure' work better than tyrants and dictatorships...

Can our world politics evolve to be positive and cooperative before we poison our world?...

Can we curb the poison of fiduciary greed?...


Keep searchin',
Martin
18) Message boards : News : Web site upgrade (Message 1836393)
Posted 17 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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OK... Summary so far for my 'experience'...


  • Main (big) 'tft' monitor: Good
  • Large format but low resolution graphics pad: Poor
  • Mobile phone: Poor




The main issues are:


  • Lack of contrast (ignore the colours... What does the site look like in black&white for people to read what is there);
  • Dependance on high resolution for fine detail for the font.




Very good to have this site distinctive from all others and good to hark back to s@h classic. However, the site must still be easily readable.

For those with poor monitors or poor eyes, include a colour inversion option?


Very good for a site revamp and very good to work with a new look!

Keep searchin',
Martin

19) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1836392)
Posted 17 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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Has Trump really hired an ignorant and blindly religious Flat-Earther to dismantle NASA?...! Or is this all just a game of hellish corruption?

No.

This type of silly attack by the Warmest's. Only emboldens the Denier's claim of False Warmest Science.

BTW: Anybody notice the Name Calling, from both sides, are ridiculous.

Clyde,

So... You Believe the Earth is flat and unchanged since the days of Genesis as described by Your Bible?


Only on our only on Earth,
Martin
20) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1836287)
Posted 16 Dec 2016 by Profile ML1
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There are a lot of hot spots around the world where more of this can be utilised:


World's hottest borehole nearly complete

... The researchers want to bring steam from the deep well back up to the surface to provide an important source of energy.

"We hope that this will open new doors for the geothermal industry globally to step into an era of more production,"...

... it is this supercritical steam that the team wants to bring back up to the surface to convert into electricity. They believe its special properties mean it could produce up to 10 times as much energy as the steam from conventional geothermal wells.

"If this works, in the future we would need to drill fewer wells to produce the same amount of energy, meaning we would touch less surface, which means less environmental impact and hopefully lower costs...




All on our only one planet,
Martin


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