* Posts by David Adams

125 posts • joined 21 Nov 2007

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Heavyweight physics prof weighs into climate/energy scrap

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Very interexting article

Nice to see some figures with attached research for a change.

Qinetiq rolls out 'third party' SDK for killer robot lines

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Cool....

....Can't wait for someone to play Frogger with this badboy!!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/06/16/hack_vac/

Though R-Type might be a more suitable game d:)

Qinetiq ships first 'Transformer' war-droid

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RE. Will they let it through Terminal 5?

Erm, I'd like to see them try and stop it!!!

I demand a Play People diorama of the event forthwith!

T5 Transformers t-shirt bust: Shock snap

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Pure Class!!!

That is all.

Hello Kitty gets claws into UK electronics

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I would just like to take this opportunity to....................

.............welcome our new cute feline overlords!

'Crazy rasberry ants' target Texan tech

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Joke

It's obviously.....

... a branch of the "neoLuddite ResistANT Army" here to help us fight against the RoTM!

We are obviously at a critical point in the evolution of the machines so the Ants have been transported back in time, (using the Machines own time travelling device obviously), and are set to munch their way through the Armies of the Machine Overlords.

.............. and I for one welcome our brave time travelling LuddANT allies...........

Online ID checks to limit teen booze and knife purchases

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Repeat after me.......

"Knee-Jerk".

Can we have an icon for the inexorable erosion of freedom and liberty in this once great Kingdom?

Taser rolls out taser-on-a-roll, new military zapbomb deal

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It's such a simple idea!!!

"some morons sitting in front of rows of monitors and remote-launching electroshocks will rule the roads!"

Hope you don't mind if I steal that idea, i've just thought of a great Real Life MMORPG!!!!

It's the natural progression from the experiment where they let people on a council estate in London watch live CCTV feeds.

Just give them a joystick and an on screen target and it will keep the kids off the streets!

Government will love it, staffing costs will be zero, they might even make money out of it for a change!

BOFH: Shiny new computer room

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I never knew he worked here!!!

"... Rows of tables in carpeted rooms with servers stacked on and around them....

...Portable aircon units leaking water onto the floor...

...IPS power!!!...

...Rats' nests of network cabling and power cables strewn all over floors and tables, in doorways, across light fittings..."

Absolute class.

Extreme porn bill gets final reading

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Alert

With apologies to Pastor Niemöller...

When they outlawed protests outside Parliament,

I remained silent;

I was not a Protester.

When they removed the automatic right to a trial by Jury,

I remained silent;

I was not a suspect.

When they tried to increase detention without trial,

I did not speak out;

I was not a Muslim.

When they started watching every aspect of society through CCTV,

I remained silent;

I thought I had nothing to hide.

When they came for me,

there was no one left to speak out.

It turns out that thinking was itself a crime.

Jacqui Smith un-downgrades cannabis

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Government and Science

This was always going to happen, it's an easy vote winner for a dying party.

"We're tough on drugs!!" Yeah, wotevva Gord.

Interesting article in the Observer this weekend about how the Government ignores the Scientific Evidence and makes up their own results.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/may/04/drugsandalcohol.drugspolicy

World Bank chief: Ethanol cars run on human misery

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@ David , re Biodiesel

Are you ready to be held liable when someone reads your comments and does as you say?

"It requires no modifications to a diesel engine to run biodiesel."

This quote is correct in most cases and I have no argument with it.

"Biodiesel is ridiculously easy to make. Go to your local McDogfood, nick the used cooking oil (they LOVE to not have to pay for disposal!), and run it through a coffee filter. BAM! Biodiesel."

This quote is just wrong and will kill most Diesel engines.

What you have after running it through a coffee filter is clean used cooking oil.

The problem with running an engine on cooking oil is that it is much thicker than Mineral Diesel or even BioDiesel. As it's thicker the fuel pump has to work much harder, you are more prone to clogged injectors etc. Also it solidifies at much higher temperatures that Diesel so in cold weather you are trying to inject butter into the engine.

Diesel engines can run on clean oil if you convert them to heat the fuel before it reaches the pump/engine.

To convert it to BioDiesel you need to react it with Lye and Menthanol which strips most of the glycerine (a handy by-product of this process) and water out of it.

You also get a ready supply of soap from the used Lye.

/Rant.

Botanist sues to stop CERN hurling Earth into parallel universe

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Alien

I'd just like to add....

... that should we open up a dimensional rift, I for one welcome our new Trans-Dimensional Insectoid Overlords!!

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Need to be careful with the Pooh Poohs!!

"I Hope so Blackadder.

You know, if there's one thing I've learned from being in the army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh.

I knew a major: got pooh-poohed; made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh -- he pooh-poohed it.

Fatal error, because it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers, who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs.

In the end, we had to disband the regiment -- morale totally destroyed ...

by pooh-pooh!"

Absolute class!

Arthur C. Clarke dead at 90

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Truly...

...another Embuggerence!!

Arthur and Gary in the same month? This sucks!!

There are getting fewer and fewer true genius' out there.

iPod Nano electrical discharge sparks new battery fear

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Coat

Is it.......

........ another cleverly disguised Taser??

The tin foil one in the corner please.

Quake rocks Britain

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Carnage and devastation

Been a bloke on Radio Sheffield this morning describing the awful scene he found on his patio this morning.....

"The Peg box has fallen over and the pegs are all over the floor. The Plastic ones are mixed up with the wooden ones, it's all just terrible!"

Must admit it scared the crap out of me, thought the boiler had blown up again!!

Man uses networked 'crazy' toaster to hack PC

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Its...

Talky toaster isn't it!

"I don't want any toast, I just want to read my emails"

"Ah, so you're a Waffle man."

Beeb censors Fairytale of New York

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Paris Hilton

Won't someone think of the.......

.... IPhone??

I was going to ask where the PH angle was but then I saw "You're an old slut on junk" and that question was answered.

Faggot is also a term used for a bundle of sticks, usually firewood.

Police give up on lost CDs

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Re. Silenced

"IIRC, he was put under police 'protection' to prevent him from doing just that. They'll have to let him out eventually, though..."

Weren't they trying to extend the length of time they can detain someone without charge??

It all starts to become clear!!

Santa putting children's information at risk, warn experts

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Data Protection act

Doesn't this just cover information stored electronically?

Everyone know he uses a magic list which is clearly excluded from the act!!

Taxi!

Public says no to ID cards, No2ID says 'starve the beast!'

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Re. Aussie Election

"He spoke of such optimism of the future it was amazing. People were cheering on the streets the night of the election. A new sense of optimism has gone through the people. Even many people who voted for the encumberant and saying that he's not a bad choice."

Does anyone else remember 1997?

The future seemed so much brighter, with our shiny New Labour government.

What the hell happened?!?!?!

Met Police to pilot Tasers

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Re: i only hope

There wasn't any moral outrage about West Yorkshire Police Tasering a guy TWICE while he was unconsious in a Diabetic coma, so I can't see there being much more reaction to the first Fatality.

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Stop

Less-Lethal?

Less-Lethal than what?

These are being issued to NON Firearms trained officers, so does that mean they are less-lethal than Truncheons?

Darling admits Revenue loss of 25 million personal records

David Adams
Black Helicopters

Why are we surprised?

After the amount of trouble this Government gets into with any IT system why should it surprise us?

As the guy on Newsnight said last night, it was only a matter of time before it happened.

I wouldn't trust them with a bloody Speak 'n' Spell!!!

P.S. Where's the PH angle?

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