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1) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1589500)
Posted 7 hours 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
2) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1588248)
Posted 3 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
3) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1588052)
Posted 4 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
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux: any chance to let CPU in lowest power state? (Message 1588047)
Posted 4 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
5) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Graph "Data Gap" (Message 1588043)
Posted 4 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
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Skunkworks breakthrough (Message 1588040)
Posted 4 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
7) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1588033)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile ML1
No!
You misunderstand, none of my pronouncements
effect any one in the future...

Lets see then from what I've seen of Canada and of Sarah Palin and of your postings:

A country of food-pretentious 'Neanderthals' that have a welfare state program to criminally cruelly skin baby seals alive for the sake of not educating the uneducated fisher-folk there. And secondly to burn and poison Canada and the USA and the rest of the world and everyone else, wildlife and the environment and people be damned, for the the sake of a Sarah Palin inspired "Burn Baby Burn" in total absolute selfish ignorance. The world and Canada be damned.


Perhaps we should follow the "Gary Principle" and nuke Canada and be done with such criminal silliness...


All on our only one Denialist world?

We only have our only one world,
Martin
8) Message boards : Number crunching : The ultimate build (Message 1586005)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile ML1
... Why bother with a case it only limits you. :-)

Well...

A case does have the advantages of:

  • Ducting the airflow to keep things cooler;
  • Keeping the worst of the dust and cats out of the workings;
  • And shielding the computer generated broadband electronic noise from obliterating all radio reception for your neighborhood...



Such skeletal systems are best left imprisoned in a Faraday cage or hidden down in your cool basement ;-)


Happy fast cool clean quiet crunchin'!
Martin

9) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1585027)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
... Thanks for that reminder:

Oil is far far too valuable to burn.

Translation: DRILL BABY DRILL!...

You are truly deluded... And thus goes poof all your trolling in a puff of smoke.


Meanwhile, there is the only one world we have,
Martin
10) Message boards : Politics : Windows8: The Beginning of The End? Or... Win9 v soon!? (Message 1584893)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
Is this where Microsoft is buying into reinventing itself and into a new young "userbase"? All a new game?


Microsoft Has Acquired Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

... Mojang makes no assurances about the specific future plans in store for Minecraft, but says that for now it should be business as usual. Microsoft says it “respect[s] the brand and independent spirit” of Minecraft...


Minecraft sold: Microsoft buys Mojang for $2.5bn

... Mojang spokesman Owen Hill and Microsoft have separately sought to reassure fans of the multimillion selling building sim that work on the game will continue unaffected...

Comment:

... A very telling quote. Microsoft are only interested in something like this to "monetise" it, i.e. bleed as much money as possible out of the current user base. Get ready for more subscription based offerings, (maybe an expansion of the Minecraft Realms offering?), and a crackdown on the user built extensions, (unless they are for sale and MS get their cut).

My kids (rightly or wrongly) feel betrayed. They thought "Notch" and friends were a bit different. Sad to see their illusions shattered.



Why Microsoft bought Minecraft: To lure kids to science, Nadella says

... “At Microsoft, we believe in the power of content to unite people,” Spencer wrote. “Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across multiple platforms.”...

... Yes, Microsoft can use Minecraft as an envoy to other platforms. And Brad Chacos has some good ideas about how Microsoft can do that. But even with more than $85 billion in cash on hand, it’s just mind-boggling. $2.5 billion for Minecraft...




What next to be dug up?

IT is what we make it...
Martin
11) Message boards : Politics : Windows8: The Beginning of The End? Or... Win9 v soon!? (Message 1584864)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
... a form of voodoo!...

Since reading & learning from your "linux" threads for the past few years, I have been installing Openoffice on many of my customers systems as a cost effective way to save them money. Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, my time has been taken up with installing MSOffice on those systems because many of them are now attending university & want MSOffice on their systems. ...

Such is the overwhelming power of very clever and successful Marketing and 'giving away' that Marketed product for cheap or no-cost to schools and students?...

That's quite a clever 'viral' strategy to have the schools do your Marketing and products training for you!


... Oh, & none of them find any problems with Outlook 2013, for that matter, neither do I.

Well, we've got various users with 4GByte-busting ".ost/.pst" files for their Outlook profile, multiple thousands of emails in individual folders and multi-MByte attachments, all of which appear to conspire to bring Outlook and/or their laptops to a halt. Brief relief can be gained by forcing Outlook to do a "compact". The effect is worse for known "heavy"/"unsympathetic" users. (And we've long known that our email limits with the previous mail client software have been more generous than what 'rumor' suggests Outlook can work with...)

For company 'political reasons', we've bulldozed into Outlook on all new laptops. Looks like we now need to do an unusually early 'archiving' to archive most of the email off to an archive area and force everyone to be 'more tidy' with their mails...

We have our own "Cloud" and so there should be less reason for the big email attachments. However, old lazy habits are slow to die for most users...



IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
12) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1584848)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
... Perhaps positive change is possible?

Are they still buying their crude to make their plastic?

EXACTLY so!


Thanks for that reminder:

Oil is far far too valuable to burn.


All on our only one planet,
Martin
13) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1584681)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
Yet another example of how some of the dirty fossils are far more polluting and dirty than has previously been admitted... And this example is for BEFORE anything even gets burnt into pollution:


U.S. Methane 'Hot Spot' Bigger than Expected

One small “hot spot” in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States – more than triple the standard ground-based estimate...

... "The results are indicative that emissions from established fossil fuel harvesting techniques are greater than inventoried," Kort said. "There's been so much attention on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, but we need to consider the industry as a whole."

Coalbed methane is gas that lines pores and cracks within coal. ...

Frankenberg noted that the study demonstrates the unique role space-based measurements can play in monitoring greenhouse gases.

"Satellite data cannot be as accurate as ground-based estimates, but from space, there are no hiding places,"...




All on our only one planet...
Martin
14) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1584667)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
And so on to disinfecting one piece of what I consider to be poisonous advertising:


How LEGO got awesome to #SaveTheArctic

Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell.

This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and Arctic defenders everywhere. And it’s a huge blow to Shell’s strategy of partnering with beloved brands to clean up its dirty image...




Perhaps positive change is possible?

All on our only one planet,
Martin
15) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1584661)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
Clyde i did find it funny , it's why i put lol laugh out loud . In fact it cracked me up and i thought it was a good reply .

Guess that goes with the thunderous crack of lightning!


Nothing unusual for the conditions then? Really?

Looks like Clyde is playing the part of the New King Canute but for different reasons...


All on our only one planet,
Martin
16) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1584646)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile ML1
On a shining positive note for once:


Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize.

At the age of just 17, Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize.

The teenager was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for campaigning for girls' education. She now lives in Birmingham in the UK.

The Nobel committee praised the pair's "struggle against the suppression of children and young people".

Mr Satyarthi has maintained the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and headed various forms of peaceful protests, "focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain,"...




All in our only one world,
Martin
17) Message boards : Politics : Windows8: The Beginning of The End? Or... Win9 v soon!? (Message 1584046)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
Martin as the resident Linux Guru. Why havent you persauded your employer to just go with Linux staright up?
Show him the error of his ways. And tell him Linux will forever free him of such hassles.

Already done when we moved off the last Win2000 server well over a decade ago. We gained a x4 performance upgrade on the existing infrastructure. Our server rooms have been a Windows-free zone ever since.

Works very well and we gain extra savings in simply not having ANY Microsoft CALs to waste time with to suffer Voodoo costings! (We would also need to hire someone full time just to work out the licensing and EULAs!!)


IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
18) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1584037)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile ML1
Meanwhile, Autumn has hit the UK with a "bang", and late:

[...]

UK weather: Stormy conditions hit power supplies

Hundreds of homes in parts of the UK have been left without electricity after severe gales. Power providers in north-west England and Northern Ireland have been working to reconnect those affected. ...

... "This is a very typical autumnal set up, but as we have had an exceptionally dry September and the trees are still in leaf, wind and rain events like this can, and have, caused some disruption."

Northern Ireland Electricity said 1,000 customers were without power as of 14:00 BST - down from more than 7,000 earlier. ...




And today we've had squalls and thunderstorms(!) despite the temperatures normally being way too low for such things and all too late in the year in this expected climate...

Perhaps we need a new measure for how disruptive our new weather is...

Really all just 'natural'?...

Looks like the thunder and lightning has been noticed:


Lightning damage 'worst in 20 years' - Western Power

... About 100 homes are still cut off after 12 hours of electrical storms over Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and the Swansea area. At its height 1,600 properties were hit. The company expects all homes will be reconnected by 19:00 BST.

Scottish Power said heavy rain was a factor in the loss of power to hundreds of homes, mostly in Gwynedd.

A fallen tree and landslip also blocked the A465...




All on our only increasingly industrially polluted planet,
Martin
19) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1583708)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile ML1
Meanwhile, Autumn has hit the UK with a "bang", and late:


UK set for driest September since records began

... The country received just 19.4mm of rain up to 28 September, about a fifth of the normal level.

It has also been one of the warmest Septembers in the past century.

But forecasters say the UK is set for a return to more normal conditions in early October - with cooler, wetter, and windier weather expected...



UK weather: Stormy conditions hit power supplies

Hundreds of homes in parts of the UK have been left without electricity after severe gales. Power providers in north-west England and Northern Ireland have been working to reconnect those affected. ...

... "This is a very typical autumnal set up, but as we have had an exceptionally dry September and the trees are still in leaf, wind and rain events like this can, and have, caused some disruption."

Northern Ireland Electricity said 1,000 customers were without power as of 14:00 BST - down from more than 7,000 earlier. ...




And today we've had squalls and thunderstorms(!) despite the temperatures normally being way too low for such things and all too late in the year in this expected climate...

Perhaps we need a new measure for how disruptive our new weather is...

Really all just 'natural'?...


All on our only increasingly industrially polluted planet,
Martin
20) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1583707)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile ML1
... This issue is too important than that.

What's that?

The World as We Know It, money, politics, or morals, Or?


All on our only one world,
Martin


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