It's not just published...
It's number ten on the readers' recommended comments
Admitedly, a lot of that is probably people like me who just bumped it up the ranks for the fun of it.
The BBC is evidently impressed with the Tw*t-O-Tron - the automated vitriol generator based on real comments from the corporation's "Have Your Say" rantfest - since it has now deployed the service to save enraged Middle Englanders the bother of forming a coherent sentence while venting steam from both ears. The proof? Try the …
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what Web 2.0 will end up disintegrating into - terabytes of retarded gobshite spewed by bozos who believe what they read in the papers. Don't forget that the contents of the Twat-O-Tron were originally harvested from Have Your Say.
Have Your Say used to be quite strictly moderated, and usually displayed a fairly well-balanced set of arguments. It used to be more difficult to get a posting published though. But since that rule appears to have been relaxed, the signal-to-noise ratio has dropped through the floor. Also, I've long harboured a suspicion that someone is running scripts against Have Your Rant to push up the recommends. Easy thing to do - Hotmail + LoadRunner would do the trick nicely.
Today's consipracy theory states that it's the Beeb doing it, as they want a good reason to axe Have Your Say completely. At last I can use the black helicopter!
The HYS column used to be rather interesting now the BBC appeared to have spiced it up tabloid style with questions they know will will get a predictable angry response. Just ask people a question that will hit a raw nerve and watch the comments come flooding in
"Will soaring oil prices bring recession?"
"Should councils apply to store radioactive waste?"
"Should evil people who stamp on kittens be locked away?"
Yup no thinking involved, no debate, just answer with a "Yesssssss!!!" or "Nooooooo!!!!!"
Terrifyingly - I'd recommend Slash Dot's over the BBC's, recommendations and mark-downs would give us a far better system rather than the Beeb's that just gives peoples votes to the first ten to have any weight behind them.
This leads to the top comments being violently opposed with absolutely no middle ground.
Oh I have been comment stuffing with the Twat-O-Tron for weeks now, maybe the Beeb will wake up and sort the bugger out?
This might actually be the best thing that has happened anywhere, ever. I'm sure I'm starting off a chorus of "I'm Spartacus" but I THINK that one is actually mine. It certainly sounds very, very like the output of the Tw*t-O-Tron that I submitted to HYS around that time...
Comment "recommended by 178 people". Hm.
The problem with giving the f*cknuckle general public a voice for their opinion is that the ignorant scum are too thick to form an opinion that is either reasonable or informed.
Democracy falls down for that very same reason. Give the general public the power to decide what is best for them and they will do just that, decide what is best for _themselves_ rather than what is best for society as a whole.
It hasn't tried to ignore good science (e.g. deny that humans have anything to do with global warming, or claim that nuclear power is the one and only possible solution to any energy shortages we may have)
But it's nearly there. The spelling, punctuation and grammar are spot on (when do we get a lolcat icon?)
Mine's the one with a copy of the Express and a kitteh! in the pocket.
The great unwached hav sopken again and wrip-roring time was had by aklk abnd sundry ! Great big poopies, ate my hamster, griddle me rockets off with a barbecue fork.
Fucking ace this internet fingg init?!
oh no - my nrain has beeen hijacked by internet fairies who are intentn on making me belive in Dog!!!!!
Still, I mean, really. How juvenile </pmpussness>
There should be an entrance exam before you can vote to prove that you can grasp the basic issues of a particular subject. Perhaps then we can get back to sensible people have more of a sway than reducing ourselves to the lowest common denominator. Down with the pro-literate-tart-e-rat^H^H^H^H^H chavs.
Paris, coz I aint seen her for while
>a) humans AREN'T responsible for global warming
It's a hypothesis that works. Personally, I don't think it's a proper theory, because it's incredibly difficult to test. But there are no other hypotheses that have any evidence that works.
Prove it wrong, and I'll join you. Show me significant evidence that could explain it, and I'll be objective. I'm skeptical about everything (except the FSM, free beer and that the answer is 42), and I simply cannot find any reasonable explanation for observed facts about climate change.
>b) nuclear power IS the answer
Please, please, please, learn to look up facts and use a calculator.
Fission is a waste of our time - we have 100 years of economically viable fuel at most, if we don't increase consumption.
Fusion reactors have some promise, but we're at least a decade away from having the basic facilities to start building even vaguely useful reactors, and probably 50 years from actually using them to make a significant contribution (don't get me wrong - I really do have a lot of hope for them!)
Breeder reactors could multiply the use our available fissile fuel by a factor of 60. But, they cost a LOT more than standard fission and there's only a handful being built. If we gradually converted our entire fission systems over to breeders, realistically, we still only get a century out of them before the fuel is gone at the most.
1) You're wrong. MMGW denial is as logical as religion, but it is more useful - we should always question the theories.
2) Fission energy is a very medium term solution (it can help in 10-20 years, with a lifetime of 30-40). In the short term, and the long term, it's a complete dead end. But Fusion has potential.
Regarding gobshite usage. Gobshite is a title or job description rather than a substance. Correct usage is "That fucking gobshite is for a hiding" or "Which one of you gobshites was talking about my Ma". It's not used in the sense of I've got gobshite on my boots. (unless it's bits of hair and skin, scraped from a gobshite). A gobshite talks shite (or occasionally bollocks) and you could say was talking shite, but not talking gobshite. It's the same as Frenchman really.
Have a read of this:
The parts 2, 3 and 4.
Lots of science explaining why "climate change" is a load of old tosh. Enjoy the read then come back and let me know if it was enough proof.
Secondly, Using fission for 40 years while we perfect fusion would at least deal with our energy problems for the next 40 years. this should be plenty of time to perfect fission and will also give us lots of experience of dealing with nuclear fuels, meaning we will be able to make the process safer and safer.
>Have a read of this:
Oh please, those arguments are the same old denial tosh that's been comprehensively discredited for years. The numbers don't add up, let alone it acting as "proof". Again, I ask for reasonable, peer reviewed evidence and argument.
>Secondly, Using fission for 40 years while we perfect fusion would at least deal with our energy problems for the next 40 years. this should be plenty of time to perfect fission and will also give us lots of experience of dealing with nuclear fuels, meaning we will be able to make the process safer and safer.
I agree - that's what I mean by medium term (although I assume you mean "time to perfect fusion").
Of course, that will put your fuel bills through the roof - fission is roughly the same price as renewables (before your tax money has to pay for disposal and security), isn't going to get any cheaper through tech improvements, the fuel costs are going up. But hey, nuclear must be the way to go, because labour says it is. <cough>
I always thought it was a very effective term for the sort of incoherent ranting that typifies Have Your Rant, but I can see that the PC lonny letf liberal brigade have sold the cuntry to illeagle IMMIGRANTs and are recking whats left of the english LANGUAUGE. FACT. Election now please!!?!
True_british_PATRIOT, bigotry-on-the-hill, englandSTAN
(Thanks for the heads-up though :) )
Look! I've owned significant portions of this country for some time, and I'm becoming increasingly weary of the common man ( or oik ) thinking he has a right to a `say´. You people simply don't understand that what we think is best for you, IS.
So do please, stop trying to have your say and just knuckle down to a little honest work and some justifiable kowtowing. Now where's that damned butler? rogering the understairs maid I expect! JIGGINS move me away from the fire will you ? I'm burning, And get me another Turkish boy ,I seem to have broken this one!
Yours Reginald Turdtwiddler II (Mrs)
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