* Posts by Aquatyger

49 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Mar 2014

This is the end, Windows 7 and 8 friends: Microsoft drops support this week


Windows 11 on any PC

There are plenty of videos on Youtube on how to install Windows 11 on any PC. This is just one of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vwKbIzoHnU

Elon Musk issues ultimatum to Twitter staff: Go hardcore or go home


Ex Employee Hardships

I am surprised the article did not mention the hardships that those who have lost their jobs will have to undergo:


Fixing an upside-down USB plug: A case of supporting the insupportable


Re: Can't put my finger on it

Well the NAZIS and the Italian Fascists were said to be fine examples of Marxism in the 1930s. It was only when they started to acted as typical extreme leftists that they were labelled as far right.


Re: Can't put my finger on it

It always amuses me when the national socialist Marxist regimes of the national socialist German workers party and the Italian fascists are described as right wing. I think that to a communist anything to the right of that position is extreme right wing.And describing the murderous activities of those two socialist organisations and any other party as right wing and therefore bad belies the fact that the socialist extreme left communists were responsible for around 200 million deaths worldwide arising from their policies and programs.

OK, Google: Why are you still pointing women at fake abortion clinics?


People have the right to listen to anti-abortion advice if they want to. If they don't they are not coerced to stay on-line. It is called my body my choice. It is easy to move to another website or just hang up the phone.

Facebook settles Cambridge Analytica class action for undisclosed amount


Russian misinformation operatives

I would assume this is an euphemism for the Clinton Foundation.

Netflix to crack down on account sharing, offer ad-laden cheaper options


Re: Wokeflix

Youtube videos imply that Netflix has followed the Go woke, go broke path. Their share price has supposedly tanked from a high of $700 about a year ago to around $220. I did not watch it enough to see these woke programs but an example was shown illustrating an Asian couple where the male was pregnant. This makes it a bit hard to suspend disbelief when watching.


Ditched Netflix for Stan

When Netflix sent out its email saying they were raising the price I deliberated for a few months then cancelled. Instead, I subscribed to Stan, mainly to re-watch an Australian police series called "No Activity" about two undercover police sitting in a car while carrying out surveillance. The first episode was a little bit rude but the actors get better as they ad-lib their way through the series. Surprisingly, there were other watchable shows on Stan - a little bit of icing.

Twitter faces existential threat from world's richest techbro


We need some balance

There appears to be a huge amount of misinformation in these threads, most likely from CNN watchers. Anyway, my opinion is that we need some balance. We need a social media platform that censors left wing opinion and encourages conservative opinion. After all, why pander to the left. The Nazis and the Italian Fascists were paragons of socialism and Marxism and, along with communism, these left-wing philosophies and activities have been responsible for over 200 million deaths word wide. So good on Elon.

Twitter preps poison pill to preclude Elon Musk's purchase plan



Leftists are frightened of free speech because it highlights how their misinformation is the bullshit it is.

Google unrolls search features to tackle misinformation


Re: Fact checkers need fact checkers

So from this I assume that you believe that the National Socialist Workers Party of Germany were extreme right wing?

I would refer you to this video that tells of left wing liberals in the 1930s praising the Nazis and the Italian Fascists as being exemplary examples of socialism and Marxism. Thomas Sowell: Were the NAZIS Right Wing? (Re-uploaded) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNxrBilAV7Y


Re: Fact checkers need fact checkers




Google is your friend. However, I used Duck Duck Go.


Fact checkers need fact checkers

It has been demonstrated in court that fact checkers are just expressing left-wing opinion.

LAPD cops who preferred playing Pokémon Go to tackling robbery can be fired, appeals court rules


They were fired because they knew it was a waste of time to arrest anybody, especially if the theft was only for a few thousand dollars.

Angry birds ground some Google Wing drones in Australia


Forget magpies and ravens

I loved the video about the kangaroo. Magpies are dangerous because they can, as they swoop, peck you in the eye and blind you. A woman in Queensland was so terrified by a magpie swooping she fell over onto her baby that she was carrying and killed it. That is the reputation magpies have.

As for kangaroos, in the video the commentard seemed to think that the kangaroo was reaching out its paws to clasp the hands and thank the rescuer. This person must have been a city dweller shielded from reality. Kangaroos reach out and grasp to provide sufficient leverage to kick and disembowel. This kangaroo was obviously too weak from immersion in the cold water and fighting off the bull sharks to follow through.

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement


Re: WTF?

Wasn't it the Canadians who burnt Washington? They do do seem pleased about it and do bring it up whenever the US threatens or makes plans to invade Canada.

Florida Man sues Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for account ban


Typical slander

As soon as I see something like this:

"The former political office holder, known among other things for a cancelled reality TV series, a discontinued steak business, a failed casino, and a shuttered business training school," I know the article is going to be a hit piece where they play the man instead of the ball.

Facebook bans sharing of news in Australia – starting now – rather than submit to pay-for-news-plan


Re: It took a while but now it's finally happened

The Betoota Advocate. Certainly a very interesting newspaper. It seems full of advocacy and slanted words and phrases rather than actual news reporting. I guess that is reflected in the name.

Iran sent threatening pro-Trump emails to American Democrats, Russia close behind, says US intelligence


Is the USA actually a democracy?

No compulsory voting. The obvious chance for mail-in voter fraud.

In Aussie and I guess the UK you need to register to vote, be ticked off a roll when you do vote in person and it would be obvious if you voted more than once. In the US, mail in voting ballots could be harvested by anyone, filled in by one person and then mailed. In one California county apparently their are 20% more registered voters than residents. Their elections are a farce.

Zuck says Facebook made an 'operational mistake' in not taking down US militia page mid-protests. TBH the whole social network is a mistake


Re: "done their duty and stepped in"

I think the sad thing is he did not manage to shoot the thug who tried to kick him in the head.

Engineer admits he wiped 456 Cisco WebEx VMs from AWS after leaving the biz, derailed 16,000 Teams accounts


Re: Time in clink > police

The guy was reaching into a vehicle after being tasered. I'd shoot him too.

Putting the d'oh! in Adobe: 'Years of photos' permanently wiped from iPhones, iPads by bad Lightroom app update


Where is the evidence?

Just how does anybody prove they have lost anything unless they have backed up first to show what they have lost?.

Internet blackout of Myanmar States that are home to ethnic minorities enters second year


The Rohingya are not exactly blameless

After all, when the Brits armed them in 1944 to help expel the Japanese from Burma, instead the Rohinga proceeded to kill or displace about half a million Burmese. Since then they have tried through violence to have an independent Islamic state in Burma. So why would you want them?

The girl with the dragnet tattoo: How a TV news clip, Insta snaps, a glimpse of a tat and a T-shirt sold on Etsy led FBI to alleged cop car arsonist


Re: Thoroughly deserved

Yes, fa stands for fascist. A left-wing socialist organisation that used jackboot thugs. Very similar to antifa today. Also, I can never understand why NAZIs were described as right-wing. NAZI stand for the National Socialist Party of Germany. I suppose they are right wing if you are a communist.

What could possibly make a cranky crocodylomorph more terrifying? How about one that chases you on its hind legs?


Forget about the crocs

I watched the videos about black snakes in the Daily Mail at the bottom of the link about the 8m crocodile and that was scary. It gave me that funny visceral feeling. Give me a croc any time. Even the large python in the Queenslander child's bedroom was a worry.

This reminds me of a joke. A man was driving in the country and as he went over a bridge he saw a large group of children playing on the river bank. A large crocodile leapt out and grabbed one. Concerned, he went over to the house near the river and spoke to its occupant. Hey Missus, he said, did you know there was a crocodile in your river and it's eating your children. Cor, thanks she says. I was wondering what was happening to them.

Mortal wombat: 4 generations of women fight for their lives against murderous marsupial


There are no rabies in Australia. God, in creating Australia, gave us enough to worry about.


You may wonder why we survived this relatively non-aggressive chewing but I suspect it was because it was a nice wombat. It was slightly smaller than the average wombat, has a nice coloured coat and long eyelashes so I suspect it was a girly wombat and thus less likely to behave like the one in the story. Anyway, if the people in the story had not panicked and had kept their heads I am sure they could have avoided the rampant attack. All this falling over allowing the wombat to go for the groin strikes me of hysteria.


Wombats are able to walk during the day

Both my wife and I have been bitten by a wombat in the morning light at Cradle Mountain. We were wondering why it was biting us until we worked out we were between it and its breakfast further up the track and it wanted us out of the way.

Hey Mister Prime Minister ... Scott! Can you get off my lawn please, mate?


Re: I salute that man!

Koalas can be nearly as dangerous as drop bears. I have seen a video showing a Koala leaping for the crotch of a cyclist who had foolishly stopped to look at it. I have searched for that video but I suspect YouTube has censored it in favour of the fake news of Koalas pretending to placidly accept drinks from cyclists instead.

Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...


Fake news?

Apparently the involvement of Donald Trump with the fish tank cleaner lady is fake news. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n4Ed9SD4Q0


Re: Antibiotic for a virus?

This provides a nice explanation of the process of the disease. https://youtu.be/BtN-goy9VOY


Re: Antibiotic for a virus?

"Does it help contain secondary bacterial infections"



Re: Whilst We’re On the Topic...

I believe it used to be in the 6000ppm - 8000ppm range until shellfish started to sequester it down to the dangerously low levels we have today.


Proof of concept

There seems to be an awful lot of Trump Derangement Syndrome in this thread. Anyways, back to the chase.

The suspicion that something was biased in this article was "a well-known French doctor and microbiologist who is skeptical of human-caused climate change".

What has "skeptical of human-caused climate change" got to do with anything in the COVID-19 world. It just proves he is properly skeptical of any current paradigm. Also the trial was really just a "proof of concept" And it looked pretty good to me if the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin cleared 6 patients of virus in 5 days compared to a control group. A lot of "proof of concept" studies only have about 6 or so rabbits in each group and they are designed to pave the way to more rigorous studies. Rabbits are expensive but there appears to be plenty of sick people cheaply available for larger trials and happy to sign up for what appears to be a promising result.

The final conclusion that some stupid people took an overdose of chloroquine phosphate is also irrelevant. I guess that was just to trigger the Trump Derangement Syndrome and increase the negative bias this article displayed. Sucked in.

British bloke accused of extorting victims for 'Dark Overlord' hacker crew finally gets his free trip* to America


So, like lawyers, 95% of the profession give the other 5% a bad name?

Satellites with lasers and machine guns coming! China's new plans? Trump's Space Force? Nope, the French


Machine guns in space

I suspect that current machine guns would be impractical because of vacuum welding of metal surfaces. Using grease to prevent this from happening would cause the grease to disperse volatiles and start to harden. It would be a sad event if the guns (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvhydtOGLMs) were started up and the barrels refused to rotate and the ammunition refuse to feed. Quelle horreur!

Fantastic Mr Fox? Not when he sh*ts on your lawn, kids' trampoline and your soul


My favourite was in a paddock outside Condobolin where a flock of lambs were playing "King of the Castle" on a hill in the middle of the paddock. A ewe was watching them and disliked their exposure to airborne depredation so bleated at them and made them come back to the main body of sheep who were shelltering under the trees. As they reluctantly followed the ewe they kept on looking back over their shoulders at the hill and could no longer resist. One broke for the hill and the other lambs turned and followed and resumed playing, much to the ewe's distress.


Employ these people.


Alternatively, I believe I saw a video on a computerised trap that allowed feral animals to go into the trap area but shunted wanted animals such as livestock through a gate system out of the trap. You could build one of those. Google is your friend.

It's so hot, UK needs to start naming heatwaves like we do when it's a bit windy – climate boffins


Fine weather

It sounds as thought the weather in the UK is starting to become a bit more pleasant. It might be worth a visit.

Apple's revamped iPad beams a workhorse in from Planet Ludicrous


Why would you bother with an iPad?

I have just managed to wean my wife away from her iPad. I bought her an Android Lenovo P10 tablet for $404AUD for her birthday. It has a 10" screen, weighs 440g and looks very spiffy with its glass facade. Added a 256GB microSD for $80AUD. Space is no longer a limitation. Bluetooth keyboard cost $20AUD. Downloaded Word for free and a few apps she will need. She can now download all her Audible and Amazon books to listen to in the car or read in the plane or ship. She can now watch all of her videos that can be downloaded from her computer. She can write using the keyboard. She can send and receive her emails. The camera is fine. She no longer needs to worry about space and all the other limitations of an iPad. The iPad is being left at home while we go on a cruise to HongKong. Hopefully, I can sell the iPad on Gumtree when we get back.

Apple will throw forensics cops off the iPhone Lightning port every hour


Aiding and Abetting

I wonder what would happen to Apple's policy if their executives were hauled before the courts for aiding and abetting criminal and terrorist activities.

Does my boom look big in this? New universe measurements bewilder boffins


Re: Fudge factor

Dark matter is just another Biga Banga fudge factor. The structure of the universe seems to extend well past the 13 billion years time frame.

Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Siemens tease electric flight engine project


Jet fuel?

Another advantage is that when the world's oil runs out, the aircraft could be converted to run on coal-fired electricity. To make it environmentally sound you could use clean coal.

Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge


Re: HERESY!!!!

You left out the biggest religion in your list, namely Islam. Wildly successful and created in the 7th Century.

Scorchio! This June was the sixty-sixth hottest on record


Lewis is wrong. We need global warming

The earth needs to heat up and stay warm. We are at the end of an inter-glacial and the earth is ready to plunge into a new ice age. Bring on global warming I say.

What did you see, Elder Galaxies? What made you age so quickly?


Re: @ Aquatyger

What aquatyger is trying to imply is that the universe is too large to have travelled all that distance to encompass the universe at the speed of light in 13.8 billion years. Big bangers get over this by saying that matter exceeded the speed of light then slowed to the observed expansion. That has thermodynamic implications that the observed microwave background should be far hotter than 2.8C.

Another work-around is the singularity was not a singularity but inflation occurred diffusely but it just really means that the big bang hypothesis is not a good predictor and provides epicyclic explanations to prop up innacurate predictions. It is more a religion than a science. Some even say it is creationism by stealth.


Typical big bang religion - trying to force the facts to fit the fantasy. The universe is far to large to have come from a singularity. These galaxies are far to old to have developed from a big bang 13.8 billion years ago. Yet the observed facts need to be massaged or ignored if they don't fit the metaphysics.

Dark matter killed the dinosaurs, boffins suggest


There are alternative explanations

Typically these big bang metaphysics theorists ignore the better predictive alternatives. Plasma cosmology has an explanation of the observed inadequate gravitational attraction, that does not need dark matter. As for the 31Myr cycles of extinctions and the 250Myr cycles of major extinctions (including that for the dinosaurs), all can explained by the solar system's wobble through the plane of the Milky Way as it turns about its axis and the time of rotation of the solar system around the galaxy (remember Feynman's plates and their wobble). Wobbles cause the earth to pass through rings of objects such as the Opik-Oort cloud in the plane of the solar system or the plane of the galaxy large enough to cause extinction events if the earth is unlucky enough to collide with one.

Theoreticians are just grasping at straws, hope-wishing, desparately looking for further fanstasies to bolster their belief in their dreamworlds.