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1) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1649916)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
It's more that 'they' haven't worked out a way of tracking cars across borders yet.
2) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1649894)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
One of my colleagues is half czech, and despite owning a RHD car, it's registered at his parent's house in Teplice and so has czech plates. He can park pretty much anywhere with impunity.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cooking for real (Message 1649893)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
One thing I'll never do again is try to cook fish on a grill, it was a mess big time. Pork, beef, chicken fine, zero fish.

Trick i saw on the internet is to slice a lemon very thin, make a 'tray' on the barbeque with them and then cook the fish on that. I've tried it and it works a treat.

Why not use tin foil? No mess at all.

Tin foil sticks to the fish.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1649889)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
*Drool!*

A food so good it's been banned by two major religions, what further accolade could it have?
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cooking for real (Message 1649885)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
One thing I'll never do again is try to cook fish on a grill, it was a mess big time. Pork, beef, chicken fine, zero fish.

Trick i saw on the internet is to slice a lemon very thin, make a 'tray' on the barbeque with them and then cook the fish on that. I've tried it and it works a treat.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Sheds of The year (Message 1649883)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
The ballroom shed would be my favourite from that article.
7) Message boards : Politics : 100 days to go (Message 1649881)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Will you two cut it out!

I cordially invite you to please refer the matter to the Mod Team at seti_moderators@ssl.berkeley.edu I am more than happy to defend my corner at any time, and in fact would welcome the opportunity to do so.

For the same reason that i wouldn't call the police if my neighbours were being a rowdy, no.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If you had a Time Machine (Message 1649595)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
9) Message boards : Politics : 100 days to go (Message 1649583)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Will you two cut it out!
10) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1649569)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Sorry to bring chemistry into this question about chemicals.

To make statements like the above you need to be more specific than 'sugar'.
There are many sugars. Fructose is a sugar. As is glucose, a sugar often found in energy drinks like Lucozade. As is Lactose, harmless to most people, causes serious problems for those who are intolerant.
Assuming you're talking about cane sugar, which is predominantly sucrose. Sucrose is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose, and upon digestion is broken down into those two sugars. So fructose isn't worse than 'sugar', fructose is 'sugar'.

The Foundation of the 'Sugar Controversy', is The (aren't we superior) Controllers wishing MORE Power over, what they believe to be - The Dumb People.

Very dangerous.

Eh? Not really sure what you're trying to say.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Can I just ask some thing? (Message 1649545)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Has there ever been an effort at 'crowd funding'?

LOTS of less worthy endeavors are paid for in that manor. A well written proposal might surprise everyone with the results.

:D

What would you call their current approach if not crowdfunding?
Those who are interested and can afford it do donate, anyone outside the crunching family is unlikely to be interested.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If you had a Time Machine (Message 1649544)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Blue or Red?

Oh blue definitely, with all my knowledge of the future (i'm following the Hitchhikers version where nothing changes or is changeable) think of the power i could gain!
13) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1649539)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Not correct, because most people don't have the education to make an informed opinion.

If people did, then the manufactures wouldn't make the products in the first place.

How many people know that fructose is worse for you that sugar?

How many people realise the artificial sweeteners fulfill the desire for things sweet but fail to satisfy the hunger, so that they end up eating more than they should?

Sorry to bring chemistry into this question about chemicals.

To make statements like the above you need to be more specific than 'sugar'.
There are many sugars. Fructose is a sugar. As is glucose, a sugar often found in energy drinks like Lucozade. As is Lactose, harmless to most people, causes serious problems for those who are intolerant.
Assuming you're talking about cane sugar, which is predominantly sucrose. Sucrose is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose, and upon digestion is broken down into those two sugars. So fructose isn't worse than 'sugar', fructose is 'sugar'.
14) Message boards : Politics : 100 days to go (Message 1649531)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Now, while i agreed with Cameron for insisting that the Greens should be included if UKIP were, this latest turn seems rather petulant!

David Cameron scared of TV election debates, say rivals
David Cameron's political rivals have accused him of running scared after saying he will only take part in one televised debate ahead of the election.
Downing Street has rejected a head-to-head clash with Ed Miliband and said the PM will only take part in a debate featuring seven party leaders.


I was listening to this unfolding on Radio 4's Today programme this morning, Paddy Ashdown popped up to say that if Cameron doesn't want to debate with Miliband then Clegg would be happy to fill in. Others have suggested that if Cameron fails to show up then it should be Ed Miliband and an empty chair. I'm not sure about that second option, i think the empty chair stands a pretty good chance!

Cameron was all in favour of debates five years ago. In fact i remember him using words like 'essential' to describe them. They were all set to go, strange he should be running now, Cameron had gotten the greens involved, albeit with the consequence of the SNP and Plaid Cymru being involved too. I wasn't sure about that, to be involved in a national debate, surely one should be a national party. What's Plaid Cymru going to say on questions about HS2 and the like?
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If you had a Time Machine (Message 1649123)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
I'd go back to about 1946 and 'invent' the square Tetra Pak container.
16) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1649118)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
India in the news still...

Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

In 2012 an Indian student was violently raped on a moving bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists on death row while spending two years making a film about the case. She came away shocked by India's treatment of women - but inspired by those seeking change...
All a question of questionable culture?...

All a question of better education and better values towards women?...

All in our only one world,
Martin

While much of what he says is abhorrent, i fear he may have a point with this line:
Chillingly, he went on: "The death penalty will make things even more dangerous for girls. Now when they rape, they won't leave the girl like we did. They will kill her. Before, they would rape and say, 'Leave her, she won't tell anyone.' Now when they rape, especially the criminal types, they will just kill the girl. Death."

Some Indian men have a serious attitude problem!

The other lawyer, AP Singh, had said in a previous televised interview: "If my daughter or sister engaged in pre-marital activities and disgraced herself and allowed herself to lose face and character by doing such things, I would most certainly take this sort of sister or daughter to my farmhouse, and in front of my entire family, I would put petrol on her and set her alight."
And he's a lawyer?! It beggars belief!
17) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1649116)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Because the alternative, limiting human population, is too much a hot button issue.

I've already expressed my support for that idea elsewhere.
18) Message boards : Politics : 100 days to go (Message 1649115)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
OMG there is justice sometimes. Mitchell was a nasty foul mouthed son of a bitch that behaved above his station. Good for that PC. In future they should install microphones and recorders on the gates.

Damages

Mitchell

I'm still dubious. Only two people really know what happened, and it will remain that way.

This line amused me:
Weighing up the competing claims, the judge said PC Rowland was "not the sort of man who would have had the wit, imagination or inclination to invent on the spur of the moment an account of what a senior politician had said to him in temper".
Basically, the policeman in question is too thick to have made it up.
19) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1649114)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
You don't progress beyond Inspector in the UK unless you are in Lodge.

So we can safely assume that they're all as bent as a ten bob note then.

The phrase is 'bent as a nine bob note'. Ten bob notes were real things.

20) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1648792)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile The SimonatorProject donor
Tidal lagoon power to surge ahead...

World's first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

About time!

My opinion was neatly encapsulated by this comment:
Why is it that every time a proposal for clean energy arises, there are those who object on grounds of NIMBYism or dubious environmental concerns? These people need to understand that we cannot continue as we are and we must secure our energy future. The alternatives are, in this case, anglers having their sport ruined or millions of us relying on Russia for our power needs. A no-brainer!


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