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21) Message boards : Politics : NSA silences the web & newspapers! (Message 1504376)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Heartbeat reveals loophole for NSA spying

... & I'll bet that they are not the only ones to take advantage of that fact.
22) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1504374)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Sirius B
What being Liberal in Britain really means...

Nah, can't be true can it?

Nickerless Clegg: The man who knew nothing

More questions for Nickerless

2015 is definitely going to be a good year (but just a blimp for the LD's).

Foreign Aid increased

"Many Conservative backbenchers are incensed that the Coalition has protected aid spending at a time when public services are facing stringent cuts."
23) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions (Message 1504347)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Yep, education is sorely needed...

...for spammers posting the same link on various threads.
24) Message boards : Politics : NSA silences the web & newspapers! (Message 1504334)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Nope, the picture is not bad taste, in fact in proves a point...

...Often a picture is better than a thousand words...

As for spying, man has been doing that for centuries, it's only now that technology makes it a lot safer and easier than what it once took.
25) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1504320)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Has it succeeded? Well we now have what? Almost 70 years of consecutive peace in Europe? A historical record. So clearly we are doing something right this time.

Yep, for Europe I'm going with 'EU' as the way to prevent mass atrocities.


Suggest you reread the history books or are you attempting to rewrite them?

The EU has only existed for 40. You can thank the US for the other 30 or don't you think the "cold war" existed?

Back to weapon safety...

Oh Dear...
26) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1504126)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Churchill's ghost must be splitting his sides laughing.
27) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#2) (Message 1504116)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Yep. Several years ago, family members asked why the two mobile mechanic chests I purchased - for tools?

Nope, PC components/cables etc...

Got asked why have all that clutter. Here & now, they are practically empty, waiting for "other spare parts to come in" :-)

Had many a customer ask if I had cables/ram etc. for their machine as they did not want to spend a lot of money.

The best one was fairly recently. I built a system for a customer many years ago, now built a new one. She threw the printer an Epsom SX215 out because the cartridges are too expensive and threw the old system out (she was paying nearly £30 a set - I get 3 for £22 - compatibles though which work great).

I got them for £0.00 & sold them to a customer who needed one for her youngest daughter as she was starting secondary school (refurbished & running Win 7), but couldn't afford the cost all at once (only charged £20 + cost of Win 7).

Let her have it via instalments - she paid last instalment last Saturday, also showed her where to order the cartridges.

One happy customer who will come to me for a better system when her finances improve for the better.

I hate this throwaway society but love snobs & those that keep up with the Joneses :-)
28) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#2) (Message 1504098)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Coal, gas, oil, wind, solar...

..I see no one has mentioned another that should be on the above list...

US

Smartphones
IPads
iPods
Tablets
Laptops
Desktops[especially those that use boinc to attain high cobblestone numbers)
Cable boxes
Satellite boxes
Sound systems
media/nas boxes
TV's
Fridges
Freezers
Lights
Printers
VCR's
DVD/Blu-Ray players
hairdryers
washing machines
Tumble dryers
power tools
cookers
microwave ovens
digital cameras
Shredders
Vacuum cleaners
Shavers
Games consoles

Those with standbys instead of off buttons, are they turned off completely at night?

Are lights turned off when not required?

The amount of power we can save if everyone used appliances as & when needed must surely assist in reducing climate change, if not, it would definitely help our wallets!
29) Message boards : Politics : Malayan Boeing B777-200 missing (Message 1503986)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sirius B
]MISSING Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 was “thrown around like a fighter jet” in the moments after it lost contact with authorities in a bid to avoid radar, an investigator has said.


That is what's bugging me. THAT didn't raise any red flags?

With all the contentious issues on that side of the world, surely someone must have noticed its suspicious behaviour?
30) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1503981)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Wouldn't they have worked down to farthings (¼d)


LOL. was just checking on that...

farthings ceased to be legal tender on December 31st 1960.

So the correct total would be £1 6s 7.25d as it was from 1903.
31) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1503969)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sirius B
That's what I made it...

739x240=177,360 + 143 (11s 11d) = 177,503 /556 = 319.25

240 = £1 leaving 79.25 /12 = 6.60 [the .60 = 7.2d)

...

£1 6s 7d
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 210 - Make Me Laugh! (Message 1503714)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Mike, have you tried those e-cigarettes?


Yes, i did.
I dont like it.

Its like kissing a robot if you know what i mean.


Try these...

iBreathe

by using them, uBreathe :-)

@Anniet, no exploders here...

..you just recharge the battery separate :-)
33) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Autism (Message 1503708)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sirius B
When you can spare a moment... :) read the letter on this link

from their perspective

...because they are our greatest teachers :)


All I can say is...

What a letter!
34) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503704)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Yeah but an armed populace will never stand in the way of a government. Just look at the United States, where the government had no problem with repealing the Posse Comitatus and deploy the army against armed civilians that thought they could separate from the United States.


No need to look to the US, how about closer to home?

22nd July 2005

"The death sparked an intense public debate over a shoot-to-kill practice known as Operation Kratos. The codename was dropped in 2007, but the policy continues."

Even the SAS does not kill unless it is absolutely necessary!
35) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503674)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sirius B
In the case of weapons, it actually only speeds up the corrosive and corrupting influence of power. Weapons have been granted power due to their lethal properties and as a result anyone carrying a weapon has power. While the goal was to curb the influence of government tyranny, instead weapons have empowered individuals to become tyrants themselves. If the aim is to curb the corrosive effects of power, weapon ownership MUST be restricted.


That may be quite true, however, once that is accomplished, a corrupt leader gets into power, replaces those under him with his own "yes" men" and this occurs...

June 4th 1989

... so when democracy falls, we can expect more of it. What price gun control now?
36) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1503669)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Heating up...

"A Nato source told the BBC the organisation believed that "Russian forces have been involved in the seizure of some of the buildings".

And the US ambassador to the UN said the attacks on police and other buildings in eastern Ukraine had "telltale signs of Moscow's involvement".

"It's professional, co-ordinated. Nothing grass-roots about it," ambassador Samantha Power told ABC News.

"The forces are doing in each of the six or seven cities they have been active in exactly the same thing.""
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thunder over Louisville (Message 1503317)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Thanks for the links Gordon.

Air Show schedule

I liked "Fat Albert". The Blue Angels colour scheme on that C130 is great.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thunder over Louisville (Message 1503310)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Sirius B
No , we don't want that. Terrific weather there for the show.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thunder over Louisville (Message 1503298)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Nice live feed of the "Blue Angels". Superb display.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1503244)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Sirius B
Jenny, a blonde girl came skipping home from school one day.

"Mommy, Mommy," she yelled, "we were counting today, and all the other kids could only count to four, but I counted to 10. See? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!"

"Very good," said her mother.
"Is it because I'm blonde?" Jenny asked.
"Yes, it's because you're blonde," said the mommy.

... The next day the girl came skipping home from school.
"Mommy, Mommy," she yelled, "We were saying the alphabet today, and all the other kids could only say it to D, but I said it to G. See? A, B, C, D, E, F, G!"

"Very good, Jenny," said her mother.
"Is it because I'm blonde, Mommy?"
"Yes, it's because you're blonde."

The next day Jenny came skipping home from school.

"Mommy, Mommy," she yelled, "we were in gym class today, and when we showered,all the other girls had flat chests, but I have these!"
And she lifted her tank top to reveal a pair of 36C's.

"Very good," said her embarrassed mother.
"Is it because I'm blonde, mommy?"

"No Honey, it's because you're 24."


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