* Posts by Twinkle

7 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Jun 2015

UK's iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory nominated as World Heritage Site


I wonder if anything like this could happen today? It was a personal mission by Bernard Lovell just after WW2. It was seen less disparargingly affer it tracked early Russian satellites and produced pictures from an early Russian moon lander.

UK Parliament's back for Snoopers' Charter. Former head of GCHQ talks to El Reg


Re: Oh dear.

Costo has the thickest tinfoil and therefore best for preventing mind control or mind reading. Celebrate the next tinfoil hat day on 1st April 2017 https://blog.kaspersky.co.uk/tinfoilhatday2016/6984/


Re: Who cares?

Transparent oversight would mean the terrorists know. Its not like WW2 where you would be shot for being a spy or terrorist. You will still be living it up on benefits.


Who cares?

Who cares? Mass surveillance is the norm commercially. for commercial advantage. When you browse you drag around loads of scripts. Some are poorly designed and do not complete leaving you with debug (waste of time) or stop options. Browsing is like walking though long vegetation and collecting endless burrs.

Electronic surveillance by GCHQ does not worry me in the slightest. I am not a terrorist or a foreign country out to steal information from companies or bring down the internet.

I suspect mass surveillance is working quite well in the UK as we have relatively few successful terrorist incidents though there is no way all can be stopped.

As to how well GCHQ is preventing information theft etc- who knows?

Patent trolls, innovation and Brexit: What the FT won't tell you


Re: So why is Brexit the answer?

Why not move to Singapore which believes in open honest government? You will then be close to where most world future economic growth will take place - a better prospect than the EU whose falling share of world GDP is predicted to fall from 15% today to around 10% or less by 2050.

Pluto plastered in what looks like 1970s orange wallpaper – proof


I always wondered what happened to that wallpaper. Who would have guessed they sent it into space to get rid of it?

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


I remember the same attitudes with smoking and cancer. Naturally smokers did not believe it caused cancer. Cigarette companies used their considerable spending power to cloud the issue in the same way as oil companies do for climate change today http://www.skepticalscience.com/Skeptic-arguments-about-cigarette-smoke-sound-familiar.html