* Posts by mikebartnz

56 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Jul 2009


Vanished global warming may not return – UK Met Office


Re: @ h4rm0ny

So yet someone else who believes the 97% fraud and also a person that claims to have a scientific background. Unbelievable.


What is the purpose of posting the same thing twice?


Re: Burning down the house

1978 was a decent winter and I believe it was sixteen years before that when the previous one occurred.


You say you got the raw data but to me it doesn't look like that at all. The raw data would mean the data before any adjustments had been made but you got the data after the adjustments had been made so your graph actually doesn't mean anything but shows that it is you that is lying or just don't actually understand what you are on about. Take your pick.


Re: @ AC

That looks mighty like it came from Cook's study and the joke there is if you look at his data, which incidentally he tried to hide,it says the opposite of what you think.


Re: @ h4rm0ny

Quote *97% of climate scientists support the theory* Not that old fraud again. Sad :((


Re: @ h4rm0ny

Quote *The undecided are rapidly becoming a minority themselves and it's getting harder for true denialists to manufacture any pretence of wide support.*

Said by someone who is obviously deluded. While I have not done a survey my observations point in totally the other direction and in some polls CAGW doesn't even enter the equation.


Re: Spin your first sentence, as usual

NOAA have developed 114 pristine weather station sites with all the latest gear for greater accuracy but what is interesting is the fact that they are not quoting from it because it doesn't back there agenda.


Re: record temperatures every year, who said it stopped and why the biased article title?

Because it is the troposphere which is meant to show global warming because of Co2.


Re: record temperatures every year, who said it stopped and why the biased article title?

They make that claim and yet they are talking about a measure of warming that is even less than the margin of error.

They say that the temperature has risen 0.8C since 1880 and yet tell me how many temperature readings back in 1880 would have been accurate to a tenth of a degree as it would have been lucky for it to have been accurate to a single degree taking into account human error.


The Vogon

You are assuming the temperature records are in fact of sufficient quality and also that all the adjustments that have been made to them are in actual fact done correctly. There are serious doubt about both of those but we will probably know more when the investigation has been completed.

Climate change alarmism is a religious belief – it's official


Quote "by an increase of extreme weather events"

The opposite has been happening so it is more BS.

Scientific consensus that 2014 was record hottest year? No


Re: Cut the sh*t! @Stuart 22

It has been shown that in the USA they have actually been using phantom stations.

Munich signs off on Open Source project


In reply to AC 16th December 2013 16:44 GMT

Anonymous Coward.

Why don't you just give up as you are coming across as a complete joke and MS shrill.

Google swaps out MySQL, moves to MariaDB


Re: Oracle is good at developing new products.

Just a shame they are going to get thrashed by Team NZ. Our yacht builders are very happy at the moment.

If PCLOS doesn't have MariaDB in the repositories shortly I may just go ahead and convert anyway.

Chrome and Firefox are planet-wreckers, IE cuddles dolphins


But IE

But IE already has half of it preloaded because it is so tied to the system so that is not a true comparison.

Office to propel Windows tablets past Android in 2015



Quote "Well I havnt bought a tablet becuase im waiting for one with Office on, and i'm sure there are plenty like me..."

Going by your posts here I am glad there aren't.

While the 86 tablet might have a show I just can't see the RT one going anywhere.

I still can't see MS doing so well by 2015 as they are too late to the game and people no longer feel that MS is the only show in town.

'Google strangled Acer phone using Alibaba Android rival at birth'


Lack of understanding

Why should Google treat Acer as a preferred partner when Acer aren't doing the same in reverse.

They can still build an Android phone and an Alibaba one they will just cease to get assistance from Google and I can't blame them.

Windows 8? Nah: Win Phone 8 should give Apple the fear


@ DocWilson

Quote"The cheap Android handset (Samsung Galaxy Europa) I bought for the other half last year was pretty dire, and I reckon a WP7 model for twice the price would've "felt" twice as good in terms of build quality/speed/UI."

That would have to rate as the most stupid post I have read apart from RIGHTO's which are just a joke.

Apache man disables Internet Explorer 10 privacy setting


@h4rmOny Re: Default values

Quote"You can't really get away from a default."

Absolute crap it is dead easy to implement.


Default values

Why does IE10 need to have a default value at all for this and then it would be a true user choice as we all know that the majority of PC users just click next/ next and never read what is happening and that is why viruses and malware do so well.

Microsoft to open 32 pop-up retail stores for the holidays


Permanent or not

I suppose they have their XBox and will have the Surface but unless they continue to make PC style hardware this will just be a me to reaction to Apple.

Microsoft offers alternative Lync-like web chat spec to W3C


Typical MS

Why the hell can't MS try and work with others instead of always running off and creating another standard like OOXML.

Woolworths cuts off Dick


What a joke

"Following further restructure, Dick Smith will be divested as a going concern to an appropriate buyer and will continue to operate as normal."

It ceased to being a going concern when it became another toaster shop.

Chrome passes Firefox in global browser share


How many people have had Chrome installed when they have been installing something else. I've seen it on numerous PC's and the people have not actually made a point of installing it. It has just turned up with something else.

Gates: Novell are sore losers, Word trounced WordPerfect


If I remember correctly the Linux version got pulled at about the same time as MS and Corel settled a disagreement and it isn't strange when you consider Borland stopped producing Kylix at the same time as MS and Borland settled a disagreement.

FSF takes Win 8 Secure Boot fight to OEMs



You are being very disingenuous by ignoring the behemoth that MS is.

All they have to do to convince everyone of their good intent is add that there has to be a mechanism to turn off secure boot so that other OS's can be booted to get certification but they seem very reluctant to do so.

I often use a Linux live CD or USB drive to sort out a PC Windows has screwed up.

Kiwis drop the ball on government server upgrade


Speak for your self.

I don't know what cave you have been living in if you think NZ is low tech. May be you need to travel more.

Community Linux support for Penguin phones floated


Rolling updates

Why maintain old kernels when you can do rolling updates like PCLinuxOS does.

Microsoft vs Google patent ding dong gets stuck on repeat


You're right

You're right none of them have the balls to do what is right.

HTC 'dismayed' by Apple's bizarre patent allegations



Quite frankly the whole USA patent system is pathetic and a lot of USA firms are coming across as childish little bullies. Why the hell they can't just start competing by putting out a better product rather than being a bunch of patent trolls I will never know

'Real' JavaScript benchmark topped by...Microsoft


Waste of time

By the time IE10 comes out all the other browsers would have moved on and probably by several versions so the article is a complete waste of time in my books.

I to am suspicious of him testing IE10 and not the latest test builds of the other browsers.

Opera uncloaks Gmail challenger from Down Under


Grow up

You are just throwing all your toys out.

Considering Opera's presence in the mobile field I think it is a good move of theirs as this is where the real growth will be. I wish them luck.

Microsoft files monopoly complaint against Google



When are MS going to learn to just compete without behaving like a bunch of tossers.

PlayStation hacker defiantly posts 'bible' following police raid


F*** Sony

Years ago I decided to never touch another Sony product after trying to help a friend with his Sony MP3 which was so riddled with DRM crap that it was next to useless.

German Foreign Office kills desktop Linux, hugs Windows XP


@Darren Tuffs

Quote"i think ill stick with Windows thanks, whats linux anyway,"

Quote"oh and before you down vote me as well you will note ive not offered an opinion in favour of Linux or windows,"

Yes you have.

It would be truly interesting to know what the issues were. Someone said printing was one in which case the whole thing hasn't been handled properly

Oracle: 'Eight Android files are decompiled Oracle code'



Oracle are coming across like SCO and alienating too many people. They better watch out else they will go the way of SCO.

Microsoft bans open source license trio from WinPhone

Jobs Horns

Stupid sods

WP7 hasn't exactly been a great success and they want to hobble it even more. Really bright move but that's alright because the programmers will put their time into Android instead.

Microsoft holds Androids hostage in open source wars


The past

It makes me wonder why Ray Ozzie is leaving. Is it because of bumbling Balmer and his lack of vision for the future so he tries to cling to the past.

As far as I'm concerned MS have been full of piss and wind accusing Linux of infringing their patents and yet doing nothing apart from being a big bully and not pointing out the patents being infringed.

Is Steve Ballmer (finally) kicking ass at Microsoft?

Jobs Horns


Quote "Something like that would make it appear that Steve Ballmer is a failure."

Well he is isn't he.

Penguin in the picture: top video editors for Linux fans



Jesus I wonder how Wetea studios ever survives listening to so much tripe here.

Mozilla Thunderturkey and its malcontents


Compact Folders

Having read a few comments here I think quite a few would benefit by running Compact Folders and I can't understand people keeping gigabytes of old emails but see it all the time.

Internet Explorer 9 beta due on September 15


Who cares

It's a beta and not out for a month and the release not out until next year so who cares as it is too far behind and it doesn't run on linux.

Apple spews Judas Phone signal bar 'fix' to world+dog


Sad sacks

I have never owned an Apple product and don't intend to in the near future but what a bunch of sad sacks here. My three to four year old Nolia will drop reception if I hold it incorrectly so I took note of what it said in the manual. Big deal.

Why we love to hate Microsoft


Get rid of the idiot.

They would need to get rid of that idiot Ballmer for one thing.

The Linux Chronicles, Part 1


AC: 30th June 2010 16:06

Quote "Never mind the dialogs with controls off the bottom, because no-one would ever use a screen that was only 600 pixels high."

Hold the Alt key down and click and drag anywhere within the window.

If it is one used regularly click on the menu button on the title bar, go to Advanced/special window settings/Geometry and force position or size.

Those two have no equivalent within Windows.

Pictures of Ubuntu: Linux's best photo shots at Windows and Mac


@Derek Bradshaw

While you won't find a Gnome version of DigiKam it will still run in Gnome just like Gnome apps will run in KDE so DigiKam, DigiKam, DigiKam, DigiKam.

Windows 7 Backup gets users' backs up


@AC 23rd June 2010 09:40 GMT : Wrong

Do you really think that when you pay for Windows (whether on a new PC buy or the full product) you are not paying all those programs you mention.

Microsoft offers iPhone devs Windows Phone 7 cash


They are.

That's because they are. They are too far behind the game.

Microsoft: Oracle will take us back to 1970s hell


Yeah right

If MS think it was the wrong thing to do it must be the right thing.