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Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 17:17
Replies: 48
Views: 2,144
Posted By njp
Well, this particular "thing that's going to...

Well, this particular "thing that's going to happen" probably won't have much effect.

But people who operate power grids and oil pipelines routinely take action to prevent damage to their systems...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 17:10
Replies: 48
Views: 2,144
Posted By njp
I agree with your general point - it was a real...

I agree with your general point - it was a real problem and a lot of software needed to be fixed - but it is also the case that a lot of the hype was ill-informed. Much was made at the time about...
Forum: Freeview 12-09-2014, 16:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By njp
Doesn't that have a laughter track? How can you...

Doesn't that have a laughter track?

How can you tolerate it?
Forum: Politics 09-09-2014, 22:53
Replies: 574
Views: 14,117
Posted By njp
Just pointing out that the people who agree with...

Just pointing out that the people who agree with you are always a bit, well, rubbish. Why do you think that might be, Eel?
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 09-09-2014, 17:15
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By njp
A friend of mine ordered a 19" set, thinking it...

A friend of mine ordered a 19" set, thinking it would be OK for a bedroom. When I went round some days later, he was complaining that it still hadn't arrived. I noticed an unopened parcel sitting...
Forum: Politics 09-09-2014, 15:18
Replies: 574
Views: 14,117
Posted By njp
Hah hah. Ross McItrick again. What did I say...

Hah hah. Ross McItrick again. What did I say about him?

Ah, yes:
Forum: Politics 09-09-2014, 15:10
Replies: 574
Views: 14,117
Posted By njp
Well, if you neither agree with him or disagree...

Well, if you neither agree with him or disagree with him, and instead find yourself in some sort of uncollapsed superposition of intellectual eigenstates, I'm at a loss to understand why you bothered...
Forum: Politics 09-09-2014, 13:36
Replies: 574
Views: 14,117
Posted By njp
Nice extension of the analogy. But the Eel...

Nice extension of the analogy.

But the Eel remains as resolutely unimpressed by ocean warming as he is by any other kind of warming. If we wait a while, he'll tell us why.

[Oh, why wait? The...
Forum: Politics 09-09-2014, 13:29
Replies: 574
Views: 14,117
Posted By njp
That's just a proper scientist pointing out how...

That's just a proper scientist pointing out how stupid the deniers are. I suppose Matt Ridley must get bored when he hasn't got any banks to bring down, so has plenty of time to turn his ineptitude...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 07:21
Replies: 10,014
Views: 700,432
Posted By njp
Shrimpton also thinks David Kelly was murdered,...

Shrimpton also thinks David Kelly was murdered, and can tell you the exact combination of drugs injected.

He can tell you the exact missile used to shot down MH370...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 22:18
Replies: 2,502
Views: 158,169
Posted By njp
It's crackpot nonsense. Why would anyone bother?

It's crackpot nonsense. Why would anyone bother?
Forum: Politics 08-09-2014, 17:58
Replies: 574
Views: 14,117
Posted By njp
No wonder you are puzzled. That's not remotely...

No wonder you are puzzled. That's not remotely what happens.

Obviously the rest of your post is also nonsense.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 16:18
Replies: 77
Views: 2,547
Posted By njp
It seems there is a problem with people using old...

It seems there is a problem with people using old ones. 19 deaths in 1996, and 816 fires requiring fire brigade attendance:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/455045.stm
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 16:02
Replies: 77
Views: 2,547
Posted By njp
That sounds very unlikely. Do you have a...

That sounds very unlikely. Do you have a reference?

My guess is that heart attacks and falling out of bed would be way ahead.
Forum: Advice 08-09-2014, 09:20
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By njp
That's the equipotential bonding. Leave it alone!

That's the equipotential bonding. Leave it alone!
Forum: Advice 08-09-2014, 09:19
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By njp
That's the statutory stopcock. There should be...

That's the statutory stopcock. There should be one inside your property too. Perhaps it's just imaginatively positioned...

Regarding the seized lever valve - you could try squirting it with WD40 and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 08:27
Replies: 77
Views: 2,547
Posted By njp
And the stores will soon be full of hideous...

And the stores will soon be full of hideous festive tat - Halloween, bonfire night, Christmas...

Yuk.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 08:23
Replies: 77
Views: 2,547
Posted By njp
That's astronomical Autumn. Meteorological Autumn...

That's astronomical Autumn. Meteorological Autumn starts at the beginning of September - each season is precisely 3 months long.

It's all rather arbitrary, of course. What you really want is...
Forum: Advice 07-09-2014, 23:51
Replies: 75
Views: 4,898
Posted By njp
Could be. I'm not interested enough to look for...

Could be. I'm not interested enough to look for correlations between external events and his posting behaviour.
Forum: Advice 07-09-2014, 21:53
Replies: 75
Views: 4,898
Posted By njp
The OP is known to be a part time troll.

The OP is known to be a part time troll.
Forum: Politics 07-09-2014, 18:54
Replies: 574
Views: 14,117
Posted By njp
Oh. I wish you'd make up your mind. So do you...

Oh. I wish you'd make up your mind. So do you agree with him or disagree with him? You can tell us now, to avoid further doubt. Then you can explain what point you thought you were making by citing...
Forum: Politics 07-09-2014, 09:41
Replies: 574
Views: 14,117
Posted By njp
So you don't agree with him, but you can't...

So you don't agree with him, but you can't understand why he's wrong, and you want me to explain it to you?

The author of the crackpot article was Ed Caryl. A quick search failed to reveal his...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 09:17
Replies: 356
Views: 14,102
Posted By njp
1) I think we would all have ignored or forgiven...

1) I think we would all have ignored or forgiven the error, and auto-corrected it!

2) I can't remember the exact "edit window", but it's certainly less than 60 minutes. Nearer to 20, I suspect.

3)...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 23:51
Replies: 63
Views: 1,762
Posted By njp
By which you of course mean that you prefer to...

By which you of course mean that you prefer to ignore a vast body of evidence in favour of some nonsense someone wrote in an old book.
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 18:10
Replies: 356
Views: 14,102
Posted By njp
Mistaken, probably. We don't consciously "see"...

Mistaken, probably. We don't consciously "see" lots of things, but we make decisions based on them anyway. Consciousness is just the tip of the cognitive iceberg. We filter and immediately discard...
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