* Posts by Disgusted Of Tunbridge Wells

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UK cuts China from Sizewell nuclear project, takes joint stake

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Re: Also

If it wasn't viable, people wouldn't be trying so hard to ban it or make it unviable through destructive regulation.

If it's not viable then some private firms lose money. Who cares?

Clearly it's viable, otherwise people wouldn't be trying to stop it.

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Re: looks like fantasy

If there is a party that will shrink the state, vote for them. Unfortunately there currently isn't.

Failing that, vote for the party that you believe will grow the state by the least. That is probably still the Conservative party. Although probably not by much.

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Re: Local generation

My post was not party political - I called out all three main parties for their culpability.

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Re: looks like fantasy

I'll give you a clue, it's the antonym of "more".

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Re: Also

Putin funded NGOs to spread misinformation about fracking. As a result, cowardly government blocked fracking in Britain (and Poland). And Putin maintained his stranglehold on Europe's gas supplies.

And no, before somebody taken in by Putin's NGO's chimes in, gas prices aren't global - gas isn't fully fungible which is why gas is cheaper in America.

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Re: looks like fantasy

All government is terrible. Lets vote for more of it...

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Re: Local generation

By "decades of government kicking this issue down the road" you mean Labour abolishing the nuclear industry by not building a new nuclear power station after 1995, and then the Lib Dems blocking the building of a new nuclear power station when they held the energy brief in the coalition because it "wouldn't come online until 2021 or 2022".

Of course the Tories aren't blameless either, going along with the centre-left consensus of making decisions that are designed to look good but be harmful - such as the dash for unreliables. And including China in Sizewell C was impressively daft too. And their cowardice in blocking fracking rather than standing up to Putin and the "environmental" NGO's he funded.

'What's the point of me being in my office, just because they want to see me in the office?'

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Re: If everyone is back in the office..

Surely students? Can they not even be bothered to do that now?

Elon Musk to abused Twitter users: Your tormentors are coming back

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One thumb down from an antisemite who likes Twitter's policy of ignoring antisemitism complaints.

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If you'd posted about how much you hate the Jews, your post would have remained there forever.

Priorities.

CT scanning tech could put an end to 100ml liquid limit on flights by 2024

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Re: I don't understand

Do duty free sell anything that's overproof?

Someone has to say it: Voice assistants are not doing it for big tech

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They are crap.

Like 3D TV, they'll be back in 30 years. And they'll be crap then too.

Twitter is suffering from mad bro disease. Open thinking can build it back better

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Re: You want the State to manage social media platforms ? Are you insane ?

> What the Labour party* does for their internal processes is entirely their business, though I note you cite no evidence for that claim.

It isn't contested that Labour require ID for internal elections, I'm certainly not going to find a source for that for you.

> As for governmental elections, the specific proposals on offer from the Conservative government rather obviously favour Conservative voters over the everyone else.

Are you talking about Gerrymandering? Grow up.

* The left wing labour party - that was for the benefit of anybody from the wrong side of the English Channel or North sea, which I think is perfectly clear.

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Re: "banned people he doesn't like"

The problem isn't how the Taliban took power as such - it's their day to day activities.

According to the old Twitter management, possibly tacitly encouraging a protest against the election result is worse than the following:

The first account of stoning I can find for the Taliban was recorded on video and they dug a hole in the ground and threw rocks at her until she died because she had premarital sex with her fiancée.

The Taliban were allowed on Twitter and Trump was not.

In my opinion it stems from the paternalist racism of the left - that foreigners aren't responsible for their actions because they are less than. But they are responsible and these particular lot are are abhorrent.

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When the BBC funding changes, the PSB obligations can be put out to tender.

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Re: What it means to be a republican

That's a brilliant overlooked series.

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Re: You want the State to manage social media platforms ? Are you insane ?

In the UK we have the hilarious situation where the left wing Labour party are vehemently opposed to requiring people to prove their identity in order to vote while demanding ID for internal party votes.

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Re: "banned people he doesn't like"

Before Musk, Twitter banned the sitting president of the USA but allowed the Taliban to remain on the platform and openly and gleefully ignored all antisemitism.

Whatever you think of Trump, that's clearly beyond ludicrous.

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Yes of course, my mistake for trying to spell so early in the morning.

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The time for regulation was before Twitter surpassed a legitimate news story that would have been harmful to their preferred election candidate, preventing real journalists from a real newspaper from tweeting about what we now know to be a true story.

Look! Up in the sky! Proof of concept for satellites beaming energy to Earth!

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Al Quida have responded to your comment with "yes, please make Europe completely dependent on solar farms in north Africa."

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Poorly implemented because government is something that is too difficult to be done well so the less of it ( to a point ) that we have, the better.

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The problem with wind and solar is that you can't rely on its output so you need to spend far more than just the cost of the turbines/panels buying batteries which makes solar economically unviable.

If the panels are in space there is no weather and no night-time. I assume the beamed energy will be able to penetrate clouds of course.

If you can bypass the lack of reliability by putting reflectors in space, that solves the problem.

Whether this is cheaper than building batteries or waiting until something actually viable comes along, I don't know.

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More importantly than providing power, how much would it cost for my dreary English seaside town to have a whip-around, knock one of these together and turn our bit of the coast into the costa-del-England?

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Every government is useless. Everybody accepts this. Why people vote for more of it is beyond me.

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Re: Mad dogs and Englishmen

...because the equator is famous for hosting the worlds most developed economies?

China's first domestic single-aisle jet, the C919, scores 300 orders

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Re: Historically

And the design might be brilliant.

But when some dodgy Chinese scammer that supplies windows made out of clingfilm rather than polycarbonate in order to save some money and pocket the difference, people will die.

Nobody that doesn't live in a genocidal dictatorship will voluntarily get on one of these death traps.

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Re: Historically

The problem isn't the design. The design might be perfect. It might be the safest plane ever to fly.

The problem comes when some corrupt Chinese supplier decides to ship cardboard wings rather than aluminium wings in order to pocket the difference in cost, or when some dodgy Chinese supplier replaces the fuel tank with a couple of bin-bags that have been taped together with parcel tape.

I won't be getting on one of these things.

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I can't imagine many people outside of China volunteering to get on a Chinese made aircraft

Liz Truss ousted as UK prime minister, outlived by online lettuce

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Re: Please help me here

Thinking that the state shouldn't keep growing forever until it consumes 100% of GDP isn't far-right.

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Re: Please help me here

I'm not a small c 'conservative'. Big 'c' Conservative only.

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Re: Please help me here

I didn't say it used to be balanced. But it isn't balanced now either.

Which is fine, their shout. I'm just pointing it out.

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They sacked some writers (eg: Tim Warstall) and changed political direction on Jan 1st 2017.

Also, I'm under 40. And I've always been a Tory ( except when I was a student but you're meant to be stupid when you know nothing ).

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Re: Please help me here

His promise was promising. His actions were cowardly and driven by focus groups.

My hope is that when he returns he deselects Sunak, Gove etc and governs with some balls.

( Although installing KK as chancellor is probably too much to ask ).

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Re: Please help me here

El Reg didn't used to be left leaning. That only started when they started courting the student reader in 2017.

Politics articles aren't fun, even if they are.

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No he does not.

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Re: Please help me here

El Reg went left wing about 5 years ago sadly.

They're going to have a stroke when Boris comes back.

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"Democracy doesn't count when I disagree with the outcome"

Too bad, contractors: UK government reverses decision to axe IR35 tax reform

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Re: Where are the Tories ?

The Metropolitan Police elected not to fine the PM because he hadn't broken the law when some people who work together had a couple of drinks and ate some cake after-hours.

The Labour Mayor for London didn't like this so he forced out the head of the Met.

After this, the police reconsidered and decided that actually they should fine the PM. They also fined Rishi Sunak for merely turning up to a meeting a few minutes early while cake was being consumed. ( Sunak is tee-total before you start ).

And Durham Police's head of police was at the illegal party...

Please stop lying.

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Re: Where are the Tories ?

If a Conservative brings a birthday cake to the office, that's a "wild parties".

If they were Labour MP's drinking beer at 10pm on a Friday night waiting for a curry delivery, that's a "work event".

Get your terminology right.

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Re: This should make people happy

Nobody believes in trickle down. That is a name invented by the left as a slur against right wing economics.

It was actually invented in the 1930's by a Democrat voting comedian to trick people into believing that the Republican party's policies were different to what they actually are.

If you can't defeat the argument honestly, perhaps you need to consider whether you actually disagree with it.

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Re: This should make people happy

> I note that there have been a bunch of analysis in the wake of this U-Turn that suggest (as per Goldman Sachs) that the abandonment of tax reform will significantly worsen our economy next year. Great.

That analysis wasn't reported in the news. It certainly wasn't heavily pushed in the news. I wonder why.

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Re: Where are the Tories ?

In PR nobody's vote counts. You can't vote the bastards out and it's the same thing forever.

Great if they make the right decisions. But if they go down the wrong path ( see: Britain post-war, pre-Thatcher when we practiced "consensus politics" - ie: nobody rock the boat ) then it's terminal.

Given that they are politicians, the ability for the public to throw them out is necessary. PR doesn't afford the public that.

Want to crawl inside a nuke plant swinging a hammer? No? Toshiba's inspection bots will do it instead

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Re: Horses for courses

The automated lawn-mower is an advance, just like the automated washing machine was.

I can't wait until they're cheap enough that I can justify having a robot mow my lawn.

Uber, Lyft stock decimated as US aims to classify gig workers as staff

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Re: Lot of AC posting going on here.

Everybody who disagrees with you is paid to do so.

Let me guess, you vote for a left-wing party, don't you?

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Re: Uber, lyft corporate types

What workers? They don't employ anybody.

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Re: YELLOW CABBIES UNION RIPS INTO INNOVATION

I wonder why the anti-German racism in your post is considered acceptable just because of who you are attacking.

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Re: YELLOW CABBIES UNION RIPS INTO INNOVATION

And we all eat boiled mutton for every meal.

Did you get this drivel from the New York Times by any chance?

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Although not exactly the same, casual labour ( politicised as "zero hour contracts" ) are attacked in a similar way.

However inconveniently, polling shows that almost all users of "ZHC's" like them. Because only 1/40 people are on them and those 1/40 are students, stay-at-home parents with a few hours here and there, who like or need the flexibility that casual labour offers.

When things get politicised by the left as a method of self-aggrandising, people get hurt. In this case it's Uber drivers. In my example it's people who can't commit to regular working hours.

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