* Posts by hro001

2 posts • joined 31 Jul 2012

Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet


Oh, noes ... not another UN control grab?!

IMHO, this is yet another control grab on the part of the far-too-many-tentacled UN. Which in a way is somewhat ironic considering that many of its arms have been so reluctant for so long to embrace the technologies that have evolved in the past ten years!

This has been changing over the past year or so. However, while the mileage of some may vary, I haven't seen anything in which the UN is involved that has not resulted in a lowering of standards and progress concomitant with an expansion of UN self-serving - and self-perpetuating - bureaucracy.

'Ex climate sceptic' Muller's latest BEST stuff is the worst so far


Re: Muller was never a sceptic

One of my all-time favourite Mullerisms™ is from an observation he made in December 2003:

"In most fields of science, researchers who express the most self-doubt and who understate their conclusions are the ones that are most respected. Scientists regard with disdain those who play their conclusions to the press."

Considering his "performances" over the past year or so, one might be inclined to say: "Physicist, heal thyself"


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