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Why is Switzerland so rich? 94% Posted Mar 2017

Why is Switzerland so rich?

Comment: 1 day ago

So, not just nazi gold and chocolate, then.

28 million dollar bid: 87% Posted Mar 2017

28 million dollar bid: "Are you fucking serious?"

Comment: 1 day ago

Bob Geldof gets around

Retracing route of London terror attacker 87% Posted Mar 2017

Retracing route of London terror attacker

Comment: 4 days ago

Here here.

The "terrorist" attacks in the west are a reaction to western foreign policies.

Retracing route of London terror attacker 87% Posted Mar 2017

Retracing route of London terror attacker

Comment: 4 days ago

What? Have you turned into Mad?

I was talking about landmines and grenades because I thought we could both agree it's a bad idea to sell them to the general public.I would extend that thought to include guns.

What point do you think we're discussing here?

Retracing route of London terror attacker 87% Posted Mar 2017

Retracing route of London terror attacker

Comment: 4 days ago

You're being disingenuous. We're not trying to compare total deaths by firearm - rather than per capita.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-u-s-gun-deaths-compare-to-other-countries/ says you're 10 times more likely to be killed by a gun than people in other developed countries.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/upshot/compare-these-gun-death-rates-the-us-is-in-a-different-world.html says the odds of being killed by a gun in Japan are the same as being killed by lightning in the USA

You cannot deny more people per million are shot in the USA compared with countries with strict gun control (and are not at war, so don't look up stats for Syria)

Retracing route of London terror attacker 87% Posted Mar 2017

Retracing route of London terror attacker

Comment: 4 days ago

I'm pleased to hear Walmart doesn't sell such weaponry - presumably because they (and you) agree it's good to keep highly dangerous weapons under control.

Or do you think it would be a good idea for half-wits to buy hand-grenades even with a background check?

 

Retracing route of London terror attacker 87% Posted Mar 2017

Retracing route of London terror attacker

Comment: 4 days ago

Glad to see you're finally getting on board the green agenda and agree banning cars is a good idea because they kill so many people.

It's not true to say Brits want to ban guns - the law is that you cannot own one without a licence.

Would you think it a good idea for any half-wit to be able to walk into Walmart and buy land-mines, hand-grenades or SAM missiles whenever it took their fancy? Well, I'd say most people over here feel the same way about gun ownership.

Planet will burn before corporate media covers climate change as existential threat88% Posted Mar 2017

Planet will burn before corporate media covers climate change as existential threat

Comment: 5 days ago

Why get it from the horse's mouth when you can get it from the horse's arse?

Live BBC interview ... with children! 88% Posted Mar 2017

Live BBC interview ... with children!

Comment: 7 days ago

More up to date https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6AgtTyk-Hs

Vera Lynn - Land of Hope and Glory (1962) 94% Posted Mar 2017

Vera Lynn - Land of Hope and Glory (1962)

Comment: 8 days ago

Was he drinking goldfish-water?

How a mathematician dissects a coincidence 87% Posted Mar 2017

How a mathematician dissects a coincidence

Comment: 11 days ago

Too much science for me. Can you explain why it's not 1,000 thousand records?

Disposable drones to the rescue 87% Posted Mar 2017

Disposable drones to the rescue

Comment: 12 days ago

I'm guessing "Reading" comprehension would be more useful to people who live in Reading. I suggest you should have studied reading comprehension like the rest of us - then you would be better able to spot your schoolboy errors.

Disposable drones to the rescue 87% Posted Mar 2017

Disposable drones to the rescue

Comment: 12 days ago

Yes - an outside possibility. I'm more inclined to think covert military ops.

Disposable drones to the rescue 87% Posted Mar 2017

Disposable drones to the rescue

Comment: 12 days ago

Oh! And again!

Q: How do you put "Guest" in a double-bind?

A: Tell him not to get triggered.

If you get triggered a 3rd time, Guest, it shows I'm getting to you.

Disposable drones to the rescue 87% Posted Mar 2017

Disposable drones to the rescue

Comment: 12 days ago

Doh! You did get triggered!

Now, don't get triggered again.

Disposable drones to the rescue 87% Posted Mar 2017

Disposable drones to the rescue

Comment: 12 days ago

Very good: accusing someone of having no education and putting "Now your triggered" in the very next sentence. Priceless!

Don't get too triggered, now.

Disposable drones to the rescue 87% Posted Mar 2017

Disposable drones to the rescue

Comment: 12 days ago

Is this just a wind-up? OK, I'll bite as I was going to post anyway.

1. COncernedCitizen asks how the electronics are going to be made biodegradable. Please point out where in the video it is explained (as you claim)

2. He asks if they are cheaper than parachutes - you answer a different question about accuracy.

3. You ask "Why are libtards so dumb?" I think "Libtard" needs to include libertarian as well as liberal to apply to COncernedCitizen.

So, COncernedCitizen, you raise good points. The only thing these drones have going for them is accuracy. In humanitarian scenarios parachutes are more useful, adaptable, cheaper and can handle bigger payloads.

Accuracy should not be a problem: a low-level flight with lots of people on the ground should cater for most circumstances.

I therefore suspect this DARPA-supported project is not about humanitarian aid.. My suspicious mind comes up with two other possibilities.

Firstly, the military. Here's a way to deliver a 2 lb payload covertly (silent and with minimal radar presence) to within 50 feet of a location and the bulk of the drone will disappear within a few days. How useful would that be for covert operations?

Secondly, business. Is this a viable option for say Amazon to deliver goods to purchasers? Obviously 50 feet is too large an error of margin at the moment, but it's a start.

Veritasium - The original double slit experiment 87% Posted Mar 2017

Veritasium - The original double slit experiment

Comment: 15 days ago

If the argument was "settled", what are photons?

Noam Chomsky on US/Russia relations 87% Posted Mar 2017

Noam Chomsky on US/Russia relations

Comment: 18 days ago

They also fail at understanding basic colour theory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_theory

The basic colour "white" man is actually made up of all colours (R+G+B), so colonial "whites" are actually colonials of all colours.

These narratives also demonstrate the author's prejudices because they're not acknowledging the polychromatic nature of white and white men.

Americans in cycling Copenhagen 87% Posted Mar 2017

Americans in cycling Copenhagen

Comment: 18 days ago

Not sure what this has to do with encouraging cycling - but people choose to work because of a number of factors: money, location, challenge of work, relationships... (standard Maslow stuff) largely interchangeable but not totally. If you were offered more money to work in a less pleasant environment you may or may not take it, depending on the money and how unpleasant the environment.

One of my decision-making criteria is around environmental impact. How I travel, products I buy, food I consume... these decisions are all partly governed by my assessment of sustainability for the environment. I think we should aim to live within our means and not borrow from future generations.

Therefore I applaud what they've done in Copenhagen (and to an extent London) to encourage cycling. I think it's good for the powers that be/the government to intervene and promote sustainable activities like this.

They should also be discouraging behaviour like yours and finding ways to discourage people driving single-occupancy vehicles 36 miles every day - car-pooling, public transport, home-working etc.

All our choices impact on the environment and I think we should "step lightly on the planet"

 

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