* Posts by Grumpy Old Man

5 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jun 2008

Doctors: Third babies are the same as patio heaters

Grumpy Old Man

Reality check

Were I to observe that a new-born baby weighs the same as a small bag of potatos, that does not mean that I think that a baby IS a small bag of potatos, does it ? So why on earth should comparing the CO2 emissions of a baby with those of a patio heater imply that a baby is the same thing as a patio heater ?

It seems to me that what OPT are saying that if there were fewer people on the planet, there would be less stress on the ecosystem and that finite resources would last longer.

It makes sense to me, it's about time the political parties took this on board rather than repeating the illogical mantra that economic growth (which means even more rapid resource depletion and environmental degradation) is the answer to everything.

BBC begins fresh Freeview HD TV trial

Grumpy Old Man

HD Unready

My current TV with built-in Freeview claims to be HD ready. I thought that meant that it would display HD broadcasts in HD. But no, I have to buy ANOTHER piece of kit for that. No wonder people are not switching.

Gov claims 'password protection' OK for sensitive docs

Grumpy Old Man

The government must have moved ....

... from Downing Street to Mornington Crescent, as obviously they don't have a clue.

Reding would OK charges to receive mobile calls

Grumpy Old Man

Rabbit, rabbit

We already suffer from the scourge of reverse-billed SMS messages (or "theft messages") which the regulators refuse to do anything about. Now it is proposed for voice calls as well.

Time to bring back the Rabbit phone, the mobile yoy could make calls from but not receive on, perhaps ?

Pluto awarded celestial consolation prize

Grumpy Old Man

Sounds like a "goofy" idea..

.. I'll get me coat....