* Posts by Ed Zuiderwijk

7 posts • joined 14 Aug 2007

Dutch vacuum salesman pumps Google for €1m

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Knol ...

Knol is Dutch for (among other things) "ball". Well Knol has balls, you might say.

But perhaps in Googles case it should be translated as bollocks?

Tumble dryer bites woman in Weston-super-Mare

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Clearly a Dalek in disguise. Exterminate!

US war robots in Iraq 'turned guns' on fleshy comrades

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Perhaps it was programmed by Haliburton, maybe even Dick Cheney himself

UK withdraws from Gemini telescope programme

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The last paragraph about the "future projects" show how totally clueless the STFC is. Why do they think that anyone would want to cooperate with such an unreliable partner as the UK has shown itself to be? This stupidity has not only scuppered the Gemini participation, it has made any participation in whatever international science project impossible for a long time to come. The damage this has done to the UK science enterprise is totally out of proportion to the current shortfall in funding.

Mr and Mrs Renault cannot name daughter Megane

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Megane Renault?

That model gets better with age. Could be a great drive in 18 years time.

Earth will feel the heat from 2009: climate boffins

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Growing Tomatoes

"Sounds pretty good - can we look forward to our tomato plants growing faster, stronger and fruitier than ever before?"

They actually do that in Holland using flue gasses from nearby industry as source of CO2. Works a treat, large juicy and tasty tomatoes.

By the way, I'm not talking "shit" and I object to being lumped together with creationists and anti-immunisation freaks.

Perhaps it is you who should try and understand what the "denialist" are actually saying, namely that it is not CO2 which drives the climate, but variation of cloud cover as a result of changing solar (magnetic) activity. Nobody "denies" that CO2 is increasing because of us, or that the Earth has warmed up over the last century.

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It's the Sun ...



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