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1) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1634787)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile ML1
Britain and America, are two Country's; separated by a common language.

And all connected by the same planet and the same environment and the same atmosphere and the same climate effects.


Your pollution directly affects us all.

All on our only one planet,
Martin
2) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1634780)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile ML1
So, really... We are all stupidly dumb enough to ignore Science and we must wait until too late we get our feet wet?!


Climate concern 'linked to floods'

Public belief in the reality of climate change has risen in Britain, partly because of the 2013 winter floods...



All on our only one planet,
Martin
3) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1634774)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile ML1
Did we Strike a Chord?

What?! You Gay?

Sorry... Me not Jane nor senile.


(Apologies to others who are not Clyde...)

All on our only one planet,
Martin
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Shuttle Orbiter, alternate designs to be nuclear (Message 1634558)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
I still find it odd that either a re-usable moonlander as a shuttle between the ISS and the moon hasn't been developed. Or an orbiting mothercraft like a miniature ISS orbiting the moon, and a smaller moon lander.

Then you can pop down to the moons surface to collect rocks, then use a permananent space based shuttle between the moon ISS and the main ISS. And then a Space X device back to earth.

How do you perform servicing and checks/repairs?

The existing Soyuz 'lifeboats' have a limited time at the ISS due to the harsh temperature cycling, micrometeors, and radiation during each orbit, and a lack of servicing all adding up to steady deterioration...


A system like that would enable you to build a moonbase as well. But as we have seen NASA everybody seems more interested in Mars and asteroids now.

Moonbase Alpha?...

You need to develop rockets that don't need fuel tanks for that to work! ;-)


Keep searchin',
Martin
5) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1634372)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
Small positive moves against ever greater Fossil Fuels pollution:


MPs: Ban fracking to meet carbon targets

An influential committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change...

... "There are also huge uncertainties around the impact that fracking could have on water supplies, air quality and public health."...



Block on fracking in Scotland announced by minister

The Scottish government has announced a block on planned fracking operations, pending further inquiries.

Ministers will carry out new work on the environmental and health implications of the controversial gas drilling technique...

... In the meantime, consent for unconventional oil and gas developments will be refused on planning grounds...




All on our only one planet,
Martin
6) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1634370)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
Yet more recent extremes for the denialists to deny:


Doomsday Clock says 3 MINUTES to MIDNIGHT, again

... IT IS 3 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

Despite some modestly positive developments in the climate change arena, current efforts are entirely insufficient to prevent a catastrophic warming of Earth. Meanwhile, the United States and Russia have embarked on massive programs to modernize their nuclear triads—thereby undermining existing nuclear weapons treaties. The clock ticks now at just three minutes to midnight because international leaders are failing to perform their most important duty — ensuring and preserving the health and vitality of human civilization...



Brazil's most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's three most populous states are experiencing their worst drought since 1930...

... The drought is also having an impact on energy supplies, with reduced generation from hydroelectric dams.

The BBC's Julia Carneiro in Rio de Janeiro says Brazil is supposed to be in the middle of its rainy season but there has been scant rainfall in the south-east and the drought shows no sign of abating...



North-east US braced for huge snowstorm

A "potentially historic blizzard" could dump up to 90cm (3ft) of snow on the US north-east coast...


Climate change will hit Australia harder than rest of world, study shows

Australia could be on track for a temperature rise of more than 5C by the end of the century, outstripping the rate of warming experienced by the rest of the world, unless drastic action is taken to slash greenhouse gas emissions...


Still thirsty after Malawi's flood

Recent floods in Malawi have left hundreds dead, many more homeless and devastated crops...


Winter Storm Juno: Snow shuts down New York and Boston

New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down, with forecasters warning residents to expect "crippling" amounts of snow...


Study: Global warming 'doubles risk' of extreme weather

Extreme weather arising from a climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean will get much worse as the world warms, according to climate modelling.

Parts of the world will have weather patterns that switch between extremes of wet and dry, say scientists. The US will see more droughts while flooding will become more common in the western Pacific, research suggests.

The study, in Nature Climate Change, adds to a growing body of evidence over climate change and extreme weather...




As always, no singular extreme weather event is of any great significance unless you are caught in the middle of that event.

However, how many are needed to be convinced that there is something unnatural driving the extremes...?


We are making our own consequences,

and yet we procrastinate yet further!


All on our only one planet,
Martin
7) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1634365)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile ML1
... Interesting how that is the best you can do to try to convince us all that we can pollute on an industrial scale all without consequence.
Only in the dreams and fantasy world of your mind is that being suggested.

So that's agreement then that the industrial pollution and worldwide consequences are very real.


He does like to do this.

Just him.

Oooer... You do get so personal regardless of the discussion. Sorry but you're not my type.


All on our only one planet,
Martin
8) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1633689)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile ML1
... Just give people the information.

People make the decision if McDonald's, or any other Business, adjusts or fails.

Correct?

WRONG.


With "Ronald McDonald" playing the game of pied piper to the children, the adults follow too...

Add added children enticement with 'free' toys, sweeties (candy), and extra helpings of sugar and salt and that "umami" added ingredient and...


FATTIES R US!


Not only in the USA for that one!

All in our only one world,
Martin
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux mount issue on Parallella (Message 1633527)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile ML1
"does not exist" describes it...

x2:/dev> ls -lh /dev/mm*
ls: No match.
x2:/dev> ls -lh /dev/sd*
ls: No match.
x2:/dev> ls -lh /dev/hd*
ls: No match.

[...]

Is your sdcard compatible with the Parallela hardware?...

Well as far as I know it is, has been running for the last 6 months. They are Sandisk ones in both machines. Besides if I plug a USB hard disk or a USB memory stick in they can't be mounted either. Its almost as if its been setup to not see any other device when plugged in.

Weeeeeeell...

There's your problem... ;-)


For whatever reason, the "udev" service or whatever is used to populate media/storage devices is not operating or otherwise cannot find or access your hardware.

Double check that those devices work fine elsewhere??


As a work around I ended up using Dropbox and then doing a wget to copy it across. Doesn't solve this problem though or explain why.

That's a good ingenious work-around.

More interesting is why /dev is not populated with your devices.


You can:

Look up to see how to manually create the udev nodes for your hardware. That will take you into some developer type esoterics but will show you how things work.

Or... Copy your data to a backup and then try a full update. Or last ditch, try a reinstall.


Or... Have you tweaked any config around the time those devices disappeared?...

At least we can see where the problem is. Why may be more interesting...


Let us know what you find!

Good luck,
Martin
10) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1633113)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
... I can hear the shrill shrieks now of a biased source, well, prove the quotes in the material wrong, or eat crow...

That leaves the question of the massive exaggerations, or outright lies...

Interesting how that is the best you can do to try to convince us all that we can pollute on an industrial scale all without consequence. I suspect there will be more to the context for your quoting than has been included.

Note also how for here in the UK, we have for example had to go to considerable expense to build the Thames Barrier to protect against that particular river very expensively flooding London. There are a number of effects all at play for needing the barrier. Human caused climate change and intensified storms are significantly in there...


And contrast your example with this for crass denial for the more unsavory pollution the dirty fossils are pushing...:


Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking

... The settlement, reached in 2011 but unsealed only last week, barred the Hallowichs' son and daughter, who were then aged 10 and seven, from ever discussing fracking or the Marcellus Shale, a leading producer in America's shale gas boom.

The Hallowich family had earlier accused oil and gas companies of destroying their 10-acre farm in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania and putting their children's health in danger. Their property was adjacent to major industrial operations: four gas wells, gas compressor stations, and a waste water pond, which the Hallowich family said contaminated their water supply and caused burning eyes, sore throats and headaches...



And that's before the stuff even gets burnt... There has to be a cleaner and sustainable way instead...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux mount issue on Parallella (Message 1633060)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
Tried that too, unfortunately didn't work.

x2:/mnt> ls -l -h
total 4.0K
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Jan 24 16:33 boot/
x2:/mnt> sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/boot
mount: special device /dev/mmcblk0p1 does not exist
x2:/mnt>

"does not exist" describes it...


What do you get from listing what devices are there?

ls -lh /dev/{mm,sd,hd}*

?

(That cryptic short-hand lists all the usual media types.)


Is your sdcard compatible with the Parallela hardware?...

Good luck,
Martin
12) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1632997)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
Moving further East... One positive giant leap overturning old misogynistic 'tradition':


Egypt FGM trial 'convicts Raslan Fadl of manslaughter'

An Egyptian doctor has been convicted in a retrial of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) surgery...



All in our only one world,
Martin
13) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1632995)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
... Just give the information: THEIR CHOICE.

Correct?

Fair enough given fair and accurate information.

However, instead what we see is overwhelming overpowering intrusive Marketing and direct manipulation that leave most people bewildered, conned, or simply browbeaten and bullied into submission. We see far too much of that in the IT industry. The big players in the food industry appear to be just as cynical and uncaring and manipulating.


There is a big cost to that:


Mark Drakeford on NHS stress from smoking and drinking

The NHS is being put under too much pressure dealing with self-inflicted conditions, the health minister has warned.

Mark Drakeford says it is having to "rescue" people from "harm that need never have happened" through too much smoking, drinking and a poor diet...

... he would do all he could to "bear down" on smoking. He also wants a UK government crackdown on sugar in processed food...



The cost of being unhealthy

We eat too much, drink too much and don't get enough exercise. It's that simple. And if you think that doesn't apply to you, you're probably wrong.

There are seven established factors that raise the risk of ill health. They cover everything from smoking to low fruit and vegetable consumption.

An incredible 93% have at least one risk factor...



And note how the media and "Marketing" are a significant part of our culture...


All in our only one world,
Martin
14) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1632733)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
This one is quite a boost and likely extremely worrying for the old Fossils Fuels hegemony:


Obama backs India's solar goals, seeks support for climate talks

U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday offered to help finance India's ambitious solar energy target and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support at global climate talks in Paris later this year.

India is the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter and often acts as the voice of the world's developing countries in United Nations talks on everything from climate change to economic cooperation. It is reluctant to commit to emission targets ... Instead, Modi has made it a priority to expand India's renewable energy capacity and lessen the need for polluting fossil fuels.

... India is seeking investments of $100 billion over seven years to boost the country's solar energy capacity by 33 times to 100,000 megawatts...




Note that is for 100 Giga Watts of electrical generation... And a number of times that in less Fossil Fuels CO2 pollution...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux mount issue on Parallella (Message 1632708)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile ML1
You have an extra unneeded ":"...

Try:

sudo mount -t vfat mmcblk0p1 /mnt/boot


Note no ":". Also, /mnt/boot must already exist (mkdir /mnt/boot ?).

Oooooops... Too hasty a reply...


Normally, such device names such as sda1 for the first partition on a HDD, or mmcblk0p1 for the first partition on a flash memory device are usually in the "/dev" directory.

Hence try:

sudo mount -t vfat /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/boot

If you do not know what file system is on there, you can simply use:

sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/boot

and allow automatic discovery of any filesystem recognized.


Or... If you are running a distro such as Ubuntu and a graphical desktop, you should get a notification from the task bar where you can then click to select whether you want to mount the new device or do whatever with it with whatever choice of applications.

If not... One for the Parallela forums?


Good luck,

Happy fast cruinchin'!
Martin
16) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1632524)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile ML1

Leave them alone.

For drugs and tobacco victims, is that really what is wanted?...

Here's a very good first hand article for how the wrong direction is too often the way of things at present:


The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and it is Not What You Think...

... Ironically, the war on drugs actually increases all those larger drivers of addiction. For example, I went to a prison in Arizona -- 'Tent City' -- where inmates are detained in tiny stone isolation cages ('The Hole') for weeks and weeks on end to punish them for drug use. It is as close to a human recreation of the cages that guaranteed deadly addiction in rats as I can imagine. And when those prisoners get out, they will be unemployable because of their criminal record -- guaranteeing they [will] be cut off even more. I watched this playing out in the human stories I met across the world.

There is an alternative...



Perhaps this where there is a greater need for religion and monasteries and self-help groups and all other forms of meeting in groups than is appreciated...


For the tobacco industry, there is still the cynical manipulation using advertising psychology and by formulating their product to give an instant feedback of false 'relief'... However, the influence of whatever victim's surroundings is much more powerful...


All in our only one world...
Martin
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1632420)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile ML1
... just not at the control of M$. If M$ has full control, I would have to opt-out and deal with "auto" updates when I had the time to do it. Then I would opt-in, wait for the reboot and log back into Windows. Personally, I would frown on ANYONE other then me having such control of my PC.

If there's no option to: "Inform me of updates but let me download and install them later.", then I may have to think twice about getting Win 10. Just because they are "giving it away free" for a year does not mean they can take control of PCs all across the world like that. THAT would be a major security risk I would not want to deal with, in my opinion. Hell, even the different flavors of Linux I have tried lets you deal with updates when you have the time, they're not forced upon you. ...

We run rather a few Windows machines that are used to control equipment. We've had to isolate those machines from the outside world to ensure that there are no updates foisted upon them that then cause some badly expensive reboots or other interference... (Very simply, we very rarely update them. The disruption and risk is too expensive.)


Microsoft (as does Apple and some others) has (have) complete control of the updates for their internet connected users. With that, they have complete control of your machine and your data all at their whim and discretion and Marketing...


IT is what we allow it to be,
Martin
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux mount issue on Parallella (Message 1632419)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile ML1
I've got a couple of Parallella. they work fine running BOINC and Einstein. I'm trying to test a seti@home app on them but I am having issues copying the files across...

dmesg shows it being recognised, so its probably me in that I can't get it to mount partition 0:
mmc0: new high speed SDHC card at address e624
mmcblk0: mmc0:e624 SU08G 7.40 GiB
mmcblk0: p1 p2


when I try the mount command I get:
sudo mount -t vfat mmcblk0p1: /mnt/boot
mount: special device mmcblk0p1: does not exist


Other suggestions about using blkio that google returns don't seem to help either. It simply returns to the command prompt with no display.
sudo blkid


I expect its simply me using the wrong syntax. Any help would be appreciated.

You have an extra unneeded ":"...

Try:

sudo mount -t vfat mmcblk0p1 /mnt/boot


Note no ":". Also, /mnt/boot must already exist (mkdir /mnt/boot ?).


Good luck,

Happy fast cruinchin'!
Martin
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1631476)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile ML1
And what about the old CRT monitors that I still have...?


Since you won't be installing Windows 10 on the CRT itself...

Unless that is you leave them on long enough without a "screensaver" for the phosphors to become permanently branded!

:-P


IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
20) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1631473)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile ML1
Thanks for a very good post and very good comment.

Re the:

On another note, ML1/Martin has for quite some time been focused on only the Fossil Fuel aspect, seemingly convinced that we can solve the problem by just stopping Fossil Fuel use without having much of a decline in standard of living. It seems that he has a joygasm every time someone puts up a wind turbine or a solar panel.


:-)


More seriously, my main distaste is for how the Fossil Fuels industry appear to be committing gratuitous outright vandalism with their sponsored FUD campaigns to poison anything that might reduce the burning of their products or restrict their pollute-us-all-to-hell without a care.


To turn around our two centuries of ever more significant industrialized pollution, we already have solutions if we can overturn the old oil corruption...

At the moment for "Fossil business as usual", we are indeed doomed. No question about it. However, that isn't necessarily the case IF we can do something positive...

Wind and solar are a nice headline grabbing and very visible start. There is a lot more also that needs to be done and sooner rather than later.


Technology and our civilization can save us, but only if we smash the stifling corruption so that we can let sustainable new clean ways succeed.


All on our only one world,
Martin


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