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Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial


We have already established via the UN's own publications that the scam of taxing the planet via carbon taxes was conceived entirely independent of and prior to the advent of global warming hysteria/scientism/fake news. With entirely different justifications.

No, you haven't. You have just made a totally unsubstantiated assertion.

That's step 1 in a 20 step program to disabuse you of the cwazy silly notion that GW is settled science.

If you want to play at armchair scientist you might at least do a bit of research. Maybe Wiki it or something?
I would suggest you start with "History of climate change science"   #First_calculations_of_human-induced_climate_change.2C_1896

Högbom found that estimated carbon production from industrial sources in the 1890s (mainly coal burning) was comparable with the natural sources.[19] Arrhenius saw that this human emission of carbon would eventually lead to warming. However, because of the relatively low rate of CO2 production in 1896, Arrhenius thought the warming would take thousands of years, and he expected it would be beneficial to humanity

So it is an old and well established science.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Stanislav Petrov the end of Days
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:44:53 pm »
I wasn't sure where to put this, but it kind of feels kind of discordio-political. Please move if inappropriate

RIP Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov. Thanks for Saving The World.


    “A Soviet officer who prevented nuclear Armageddon has passed away aged 77. Stansilav Petrov was monitoring radar in Moscow at the height of the Cold War in 1983 when it showed that America had launched a salvo of nukes at Russia.Despite panic among his subordinates Petrov decided not to retaliate, and it was later revealed the radar reading was false - generated by sunbeams reflected off some clouds.”

for better or worse he kept the game alive

Yep and, as a lowly pawn, I thank him daily for his service.

Aneristic Illusions / Stanislav Petrov the end of Days
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:30:32 pm »
I wasn't sure where to put this, but it kind of feels kind of discordio-political. Please move if inappropriate

RIP Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov. Thanks for Saving The World.

Apple Talk / Re: people still post on forums, technically
« on: September 12, 2017, 01:46:00 pm »
Posting is just like supersized pegging, and I'll do it if I damn-well want

Ninjas. I'm going to be killed by ninjas.

When I'm old and I've done all the things I want to do or there's no chance I'll do any of the things I haven't done, I'll contract assassins to hunt me down. It can be any time, any place, just as long as I don't know when and where. The only rule is that they need to be many, and it must be with swords.

And I'll carry a katana with me for the remainder of my days, because I'm sure as hell not going down without a fight. I might have hired them myself, but they won't know that, and I'll be damned if I'm not determined to take a few of the bastards out with me.

Oh FFS man, that is soo fucking bourgeois - lay off of the ninja's by all that's holey, they are only doing their bloody jobs

High Weirdness / Re: Monkey Copyright Ownership
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:10:44 am »
Smart simian to settle

High Weirdness / Re: Monkey Copyright Ownership
« on: August 03, 2017, 03:12:43 pm »
Wow! That's one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. PETA makes Trump supporters look lucid.

And you are just a monkey on the internet. So what was your point?

Gove is planning on pulling the UK out of the common fisheries act to "take back UK waters for UK fishermen". This same insane promise was pushed by UKIP so I really didn't think anyone would take it seriously, the bottom line is that act allowed the UK access to an area streching up towards Iceland, down to Spain and up past Norway and vice versa, European countries in UK water.

While technically it means that the UK will have exclusive fishing rights to it's own area, where previously a lot was given away to other countries, it's greatly reduced area means all UK fishing vessles will be competing in a very small area.

But it also doesn't take into account that certain kinds of fish are seasonal and regional, if there is a really good salmon batch down by spain or west of Ireland it just wont have access, and never mind if you wanted to pick up something exotic like swordfish or octopus.

The bottom line is, keeping the existing rules protected UK fishermens livelyhoods, and kept fish costs low... Lets hope the Brexit negotiations succeed on import/export duties because if it defaults to WTO taxation of 21% in/out a lot of people are going to lose their jobs.

It seems to be a given that no matter what the looneytunes in power do an awful lot of people are going to lose their jobs and a whole lot more people are going to have a degraded standard of living. In self defence I have decided that the best approach to this is to stop giving a flying fuck and to pimp out my handcart because we surely seem to be headed to hell on the fast track.

Or Kill Me / Re: Look both ways before you cross
« on: June 29, 2017, 09:19:02 pm »
Yeah shit is fuckin awful here right now.

Its pretty shit over this side of the pond too. In no small measure because of the staggering political ignorance of the vast majority of the electorate.

h2g2 - Golgafrinchans

Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: June 19, 2017, 04:11:31 pm »

                   Is the question to which life is the answer


This series is rocking

Literate Chaotic / Re: Consistently Overcast Skies
« on: June 13, 2017, 11:27:55 am »
Plants that grow in shade are not a completely fair comparison. It wouldn't just be the overcast but also the lower temperatures that would cause a problem. If you can handwave a reason for the temperature to stay within similar ranges as now then you could use shade loving plants as a baseline but plants are in shade because the sun which generates the heat to enable plant growth isn't falling on them directly, not because it is permanently blocked. Just a thought.

Well one bright spot today:
Katie Hopkins sacked: LBC staff broke into ‘massive cheers and applause’ when controversial radio presenter fired

and the Mail online are refusing to comment . . .

Apple Talk / Re: Seriously, NOW where is the Youtube thread?
« on: May 25, 2017, 01:07:47 pm »
Quote from:  newsfeed?
If we could figure out how to make butthurt turn a turbine, we'd never have to worry about powering our cities again.   

Last SNL made me think about this [turn off at 3:53 to avoid commercial bullshit]

Actually it looks like the Japanese solved this problem years ago

edit: fixed quote

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