* Posts by Marcus Vowell

8 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Aug 2007

Bacteria to blame for global warming?

Marcus Vowell


Well, for starters, here's a paper debunking the hockey stick graph.


Seems rather compelling to me. Can you produce a scientific paper that refutes what these guys say? If so, tell me what it is, because I do want to read it. That's my point. It's not enough to say, "That was refuted." Where? By whom? I've cited a source for my claim. Can you for yours? I honestly hope so, because, like I said, I'd like to read it.

Marcus Vowell

It's amazing...

How both sides of this debate say the same thing: "Those who (claim/deny) that humans are the cause of global climate change are relying on pseudoscience to lead people away from the established scientific fact that the reverse is actually the truth."

Though I rarely see any of this "established scientific fact" from either side. Except for that "hockey stick" graph, but that's been debunked.

This has become a war of belief, not science.

Babbling net software sparks international incident

Marcus Vowell

Jag offs

I'm sure they've gotten better since, but I remember discussing the universal translator problems back in college, and at the time the best one they (whoever they are) had translated "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak" in to Russian and then back into English. The result was "The vodka is good, but the meat is bad."

That being said, these Dutch guys are arseholes to get all riled up over what is obviously just a poor translation.

US airforce checked out for synthi-fuel by 2011

Marcus Vowell


More humor. I make a response to a comment bashing America and I get accused of "bashing" Britain. I merely state fact. Besides, the camps you're referring to were "reconcentration camps" from which the term "concentration camp" evolved.

Besides, I love Britain. So smeg off.

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And yet...

If the US *does* exploit those oilfields, then they're "raping the environment". Joyous.

"but then again, the American goverment [sic] only introduced the concentration camp a few years ago"

Droll. Especially considering Hitler himself was late to the party. Britain invented them during the 2nd Boer War.

Fujitsu spins out two convertible PCs

Marcus Vowell


Are there any actual reviews out there for the T2010? I can only seem to find "reviews" that just list the features and such. No tests or critical analysis.

Livid woman torches ex-hubby's wedding tackle

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Gives new meaning to "burning sensation"...

Stolen satnav guides thieves to owner's home

Marcus Vowell

How about this...

Set "home" to actually be your local fire station. Wait, what?