* Posts by elgeebar

7 posts • joined 11 Jan 2008

How can the BBC be saved from itself without destroying it?

elgeebar
WTF?

Forget Auntie for a second... What about the Climate?

Going slightly off topic (the BBC) and at the risk on inducing some actual rational debate (on the Climate), lets pose some "what if" scenarios....

1/ Climate change is NOT happening: We continue to make pro-environmental changes to industry and society: What happens? Well some environmental engineers makes some money making filters and god only knows what else plus some fish in the river don't die. Conclusion, good for the economy and good news for everything else!

2/ Climate change is NOT happening: We don't continue to make pro-environmental changes to industry and society: What happens? Oops, a few environmental engineers go bust because nobody no-longer wants their filters or what ever product. Conclusion, bad for the economy but good news for everything else!

3/ Climate change IS happening: We don't continue to make pro-environmental changes to industry and society: What happens? Oops, guess we or our children or our grand-children are all going to die sucking on man made poisons. Conclusion, bad for the economy and everything else!

4/ Climate change IS happening: We continue to make pro-environmental changes to industry and society: What happens? Oops, but not so bad because we erred on the side of caution with the air we breath and water we drink, at least we're not going to all die. Conclusion, good for the economy but not so good for everything else!

In three of those scenarios, life goes on. Now I'm not into irrational risk taking so can we all agree that "3" is a really bad idea and "2" is not great for the economy? That leaves us with "1" and "4"... lets keep doing the science and debating the results until we find out which one is conclusively right but until then, lets err on the side of caution?

Everything Everywhere to be Nothing Nowhere in rebrand

elgeebar
FAIL

Blancmange

They can rehash some old ads then...

The futures bright, the futures Blancmange

elgeebar
Stop

What ever next...

So we have Avodaphone

and NO2

We used to have One To None

and CellNot

elgeebar
WTF?

Re: A good start though..........

It won't work... an S3 is a shit, shower and shave... then again!

BOFH: Dawn raid on Fort BOFH

elgeebar

@skeptical i... "I don't suppose there's any way to quickly strip old power/ connector cables of their casings and harvest the copper within, is there."

Electricians used to save their scrap cable then have a bonfire before taking it to the scrapie... Obviously frowned upon these days due to the billowing clouds of noxious smoke it creates... most scrapie's I've dealt with recently, will take insulated copper so don't worry about it.

BOFH: The unwanted software compo

elgeebar
Coat

Surely I'm not first!

Coat because being first is such a sad place to be!

BOFH: Memory short circuit

elgeebar
Gates Horns

Scottish Pound Notes... In England!!!

Whenever I visit friends that have gone shandy drinking (i.e. now live down south) I always take one pound notes with me... It gives me so much pleasure when they try to figure out in shops a/ is it legal (yes) b/ where to put it in the till

I guess it a BOFH kinda thing ;-)

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