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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Michael Schumacher in critical condition after skiing accident (Message 1528538)
Posted 43 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Schumacher is reported as being "out of danger" but his chances of making a full recovery appear to have diminished.

Telegraph article
2) Message boards : Politics : More on how Neo-Darwinism has it wrong again... (Message 1527272)
Posted 47 days ago by Profile The Simonator
This is a peer review paper. This is science. Do you people know what science is and is not? Please do try to grow up and understand what is and is not.

If you have no grasp of what science is please do not post here...

Certainly, Mr Kettle.
3) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1526777)
Posted 48 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I had (and still have, somewhere) a pink mountain bike, no-one ever tried to nick that.
4) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1526776)
Posted 48 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Doctors in the Uk have been calling for a ban on pointed kitchen knives for years. BBC - 2005

Sounds fair enough to me.
5) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1526438)
Posted 49 days ago by Profile The Simonator
um... because they sold off the bike sheds when they sold the playing fields? :/

Then where can the kids go to smoke? They're missing out on vital areas of their education if there's no 'behind the bike sheds'!
6) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1526069)
Posted 50 days ago by Profile The Simonator
& closer to home...

Out of date myths to be tackled

To play devils advocate for a moment:

In the last year the number of completed prosecutions and convictions has increased, the CPS said today, but the conviction rate has dropped from 63.2 per cent in 2012-13 to 60.3 per cent in 2013-14.

They're decrying the drop in convictions as a failure of the justice system, there is another possibility, maybe the men who weren't convicted weren't guilty.
Maybe they were innocent, just because they were accused doesn't automatically make them guilty.
Maybe they were a victim of a vindictive woman who decided after the event that she'd been 'raped' in an attempt to get him locked up for something he didn't do, a case which fell apart when it came to court.
How do i know? I don't. But neither do you.

Labour’s shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said it was ‘very disturbing’ that despite an increase in the number of rape allegations reported to the police since 2010, convictions had been falling.
Perhaps the number of (genuine) rapes has fallen, it's a possibility. This sort of comment from ministers doesn't help the situation.
7) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1526062)
Posted 50 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Google blunder over D-Day doodle

Maybe they should stick to doodling.

Technical blip causes Google to briefly display international image.

Not really news is it?
8) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1526057)
Posted 50 days ago by Profile The Simonator
This should not be down to schools only, what about the parents role...

Sex Education not taught properly in schools

...or did they enjoy fumbling about in the dark?

Why can't they learn it behind the bike sheds like we had to?

Edit: Sarcasm above, obviously.
9) Message boards : Politics : Windows8: The Beginning of The End? Or... Win9 v soon!? (Message 1525122)
Posted 53 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Putting Ubuntu on my mother's pc required almost no setting up at all, bar stuff you'd expect like network details and printer.
Firefox, Evolution (email), LibreOffice, F-spot photo manager, Totem (video player), RhythmBox (music player), all come as standard and do everything she previously used Windows for.
Just how easy do you want?
10) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1525117)
Posted 53 days ago by Profile The Simonator
And torture goes back a lot earlier than the 70s, i've been to the York Dungeon.
11) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1524049)
Posted 56 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Calling her a "British sailor" I'll forgive as a language problem.

She's from Liverpool and she was on a boat, where's the language problem?
12) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1523617)
Posted 57 days ago by Profile The Simonator
If everyone took your attitude we'd still be bashing rocks together in caves.


On the contrary: I have always been involved in technological innovation. I also like to separate fact from fiction, hype, chicken little and snake oil.

In time there will be economic and technical reasons for adopting more ingenious solar powered equipment and generators. When that happens i will be the first to adopt.

Just trying to separate current reality from wishful thinking.

Someone posited an idea, and your response was "where can i buy one, it doesn't exist, therefore it's a fanciful idea."

It's not a reality yet, that doesn't mean it won't work.
13) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 3 (Message 1523603)
Posted 57 days ago by Profile The Simonator
What can Ukraine do?

Only an idiot, or Western Europe, would rely on Russia for its energy.

Those aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.
14) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1523542)
Posted 57 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Personally, I still think that all I'll get is a load of waffle without nothing substantial being said or done.

Well at least he did respond, and has said he'll investigate your concerns, that's a good start.
15) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1523541)
Posted 57 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Great!!

Where can I buy one, what's the part number, what is the price ??

Tis a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

I'm still waiting for solar roof shingles which are more likely to happen than this fantasy. I will buy them as soon as they are available and will cost the price of expensive shingles plus a little more that will amortize in 5 years at 10 cents per kilowatt/hr

Well they have to develop them first, raising the funds is the first step on the ladder.

If everyone took your attitude we'd still be bashing rocks together in caves.
16) Message boards : Politics : U.S. Presidential/V.P. candidates (Message 1523538)
Posted 57 days ago by Profile The Simonator
How about Boris Johnson, he was born in New York, so he's eligible.

17) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1523536)
Posted 57 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Most of us believe in this thing called democracy, where we chose our governments by voting for them and then abide by the wishses of the majority


These leaders have won re-election with overwhelming majorities--most of them pretty close to 100% of the vote.

http://www.planetrulers.com/current-dictators/

These people love their leaders. We should find leaders like these for the U.S. and many European countries. Then the world would be just lovely.

Have you not got a more up to date list? That one lists (among others) Kim Jong-il (dead), Gaddafi (dead) and Hozni Mubarak (imprisoned).
18) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1522654)
Posted 60 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Wasn't sure where to put this, but i have to point it out.

Here's a photo of a One Direction fan burning her ticket in the wake of their recent drug scandal.

Anyone else spot the irony?



(Hint: tshirt!)
19) Message boards : Politics : 6a: Setting Europe Ablaze - Part 2 (Message 1522648)
Posted 60 days ago by Profile The Simonator
So why doesn't the EU do something sensible and organise a centralised immigration bureau that can do a worthwhile job. Instead of making silly rules that p*** people off.

Because that would be a good idea.
20) Message boards : Politics : Ground Zero Cross. (Message 1521909)
Posted 62 days ago by Profile The Simonator
To 'Es99' and 'Мишель':

Your VERY Long posts are an example of what I am saying. Of course you have a compulsion to respond to every word, over, and over, and over again. Then, thinking that after no response, you have won the argument.

Actually (think of this as a conversation over coffee), the other people just 'tune out' these type's.

P.S. - At least HeeeHeeeHeee 97 to 3... is more interesting.

I enjoy responding to those 'long' posts with 'long' posts. Its a chance for me to critically engage with myself and with others and a chance for me to reflect on other peoples opinions and arguments on a given topic. Who knows, I might learn something.

And if not, well then I just practiced my English skills :P

I agree with Es and Мишель, it's what keeps this a discussion rather than an argument.
And on top of that, if in their reply they didn't respond to all the points made in the post they're replying to, people like Clyde would claim they're skipping over the points they can't answer and try to claim some kind of moral victory from that.


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