* Posts by BD 1

15 posts • joined 27 Jul 2009

New Firefox versions will make you activate all new add-ons – except one hacker favourite

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Search for Firefox EME free

e.g. https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/46.0.1/win64-EME-free/

Get thee behind me, Satanic mills! Robert Owen's Scottish legacy

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Not to forget the Youth Hostel

Anent accommodation, there is also the SYHA Youth Hostel at South Lanark https://www.syha.org.uk/where-to-stay/lowlands/new-lanark.aspx

I absolutely agree that New Lanark is well worth a visit. There is also a fine walk up to the Falls of Clyde to complete the day out.

Mind and body exercised in the one day.

Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

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Re: Why upgrade?

OK, the Win 10 Wizard suggests that I won't have to reinstall any programs but................

2. Will I get any benefit from upgrading, other than a possible slight increase in security, but bearing in mind that I have avoided virus infection since my first 286 running DOS 4.1?

Thanks

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IT Angle

Why upgrade?

I have a Win 8.1 laptop fully configured to hide the Win 8.1 interface, including Classic Shell. I run a lot of very specialist geotechnical programs I have two questions

1. If I upgrade will I have to re-install all my programs?

2. Will I get any benefit from upgrading, other than a possible slight increase in security, but bearing in mind that I have avoided virus infection since my first 286 running DOS 4.1?

I am completely OS agnostic. My computer is a tool for me do my work. I just want my computer to run my specialist programs and for items to be where I expect them.

Thanks

$1,000 BOUNTY offered for FINGERPRINTS of a GLOBAL SPY CHIEF

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Happy

As the spy chiefs are members of government agencies they are clearly honest people who have nothing to hide. I suggest that Simon Davies simply makes contact with them and asks them for their DNA and dabs. Why should they refuse? Into the bargain they will be $1000 better off. What's not to like?

Analogue radio will CONTINUE in Blighty as Minister of Fun dodges D-Day death sentence

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Stop

Re: Yes, make Radio 1 DAB

Add:

7) Time signals that actually indicated the time

Bogus gov online test tells people on dole they're just SO employable

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Alert

The net archive on behaviourlibrary.com is also curious.A huge list of papers on behaviour.

http://web.archive.org/web/20120527223918/http://behaviourlibrary.com/

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FAIL

The domain registration of behaviourlibrary.com is revealing. Not British but American. What cr*p have the Government been buying from the US cod psycho pedlars?

Registered through: Apis Networks

Domain Name: BEHAVIOURLIBRARY.COM

Created on: 17-Nov-11

Expires on: 17-Nov-13

Last Updated on: 18-Sep-12

Registrant:

Domains By Proxy, LLC

DomainsByProxy.com

14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309

Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

United States

Administrative Contact:

Private, Registration BEHAVIOURLIBRARY.COM@domainsbyproxy.com

Domains By Proxy, LLC

DomainsByProxy.com

14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309

Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

United States

(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Technical Contact:

Private, Registration BEHAVIOURLIBRARY.COM@domainsbyproxy.com

Domains By Proxy, LLC

DomainsByProxy.com

14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309

Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

United States

(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

Domain servers in listed order:

NS1.APISNETWORKS.COM

NS2.APISNETWORKS.COM

Registry Status: clientDeleteProhibited

Registry Status: clientRenewProhibited

Registry Status: clientTransferProhibited

Registry Status: clientUpdateProhibited

UK Govt refuses to ban shale gas 'fracking'

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And coal mining

And if you look earthquake maps of the UK, you will find that coal mines are associated with induced earthquakes too. Lucky that Thatcher closed them all.

A few references

http://www.nyx.net/~dcypser/induceq/mis.html

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Faccing/fracking just exists

"Why is it necessary to abbreviate the word 'fracturing" to "fracking"?"

Because that is the accepted terminlogy thats been used in oil and gas drilling for decades, spelt fracking or fraccing. There is no right or wrong, the word just exists and saying that it is gramatically incorrect will not make it go away..

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Go for it

This is a sensible response from the government. Like all extractive industries, shale gas has its environmental problems but these are not substantially different from that associated with conventional gas-well drilling or coal mining. The idea that fraccing will lead to widespread pollution of our water supplies and flaming gas coming from our water taps is nonsense.

Of more environment concern is the disposal of the water and associated chemicals that are injected into the well as part of the fraccing process. Yes this is an issue, but with proper planning, not an insurmountable one.

Our modern society needs energy and shale gas is worth exploring for. Whether it will turn out to be the bonaza that the proponents are selling remains to be seen.

Home Office jumps the gun on DNA research

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Not even proof-read

Ben Goldacre was utterly scathing about the Jill Bando Institute report.

http://www.badscience.net/2009/07/is-this-a-joke/

Quote <This research was incomprehensible and unreadable.> is typical.

It would seem that the report is not just premature but not even proof-read. A fine basis for government policy.

Police drag feet following DNA law change

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Unhappy

ACPO, who are they?

So who the heck is ACPO anyway to be making recommendations? It is not a statuary body, it is in fact a private company conforming to the requirements of company law. How is that that some sort of unofficial "dining club" can presume to influence how the police operate?

Hain breaks ranks with Cabinet over McKinnon extradition

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Happy

War criminal

"US authorities only have to say they want a subject for trial on an indictable offence"

Does this mean that a US judge could extradite Tony Blair as a war criminal without having to produce evidence to UK court? I like it!

Amazon Kindle doomed to repeat Big Brother moment

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Happy

Its free anyway

Why bother to buy from Amazon? You can get most of Orwell's work free online (except if you are a very honest American).

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/search?author=orwell&amode=words

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