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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Pino Grigio Re:Reality of the situation (207 comments)

Wow, all this extra energy coming into the system, no extra energy coming out. And not only can't you find it but it hasn't had a noticeable affect on the temperature for at least 17 years.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Pino Grigio Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

So what does "problematic preconceptions about women's roles" refer to, if not the idea that women don't have preferences and priorities that (on average) are different from men's? If they do, why not celebrate that rather than seek to change it through some social engineering experiment that must be to the detriment of men through some kind of discrimination against them?

I am saying this notwithstanding issues of individual liberty prevalent in many societies around the world that should be the focus of the feminist movement but that are often ignored through political correctness.

about a week ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

Pino Grigio Re:Hmmm ... (356 comments)

If this is correct, they're not black holes. I suppose that's all you need to know.

about a week ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Pino Grigio Re:Beginning of the End. (207 comments)

Straw man argument. Venus atmosphere is 90% CO2 and it's much closer to the Sun than the Earth.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Pino Grigio Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

So you are asserting that biology has absolutely no role in behaviour and that even more absurdly, there's no difference on average between male and female biology? You are literally asserting that "male" and "female" are social constructs with no grounding in biology that might explain their different preferences, wants and needs?

I know the termites have been busy eating the building that is intellectual honesty in this debate, but that is really beyond stupid.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Pino Grigio Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Yes, you need to control for the fact that women often take time out to raise children, whereas men are more likely to continue to work through it. Once you've done that, come back with some new figures.

about a week ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Pino Grigio Re:"Belief" is not part of the scientific method (207 comments)

Why is this guy being marked "troll"? He's right. The predictions made by climate botherers have been absolutely terrible. Even the IPCC has been dialling back climate sensitivity. I remember when a "researcher" (although a scientist I use that term in its broadest possible sense) managed to get 15C out of his brand new model we were all encouraged to run at home. Absolutely ridiculous. But it was front page news. Can you believe that?

Perhaps as well as dialling back on the sensitivity the climate bothering fraternity should also dial back on the alarm. But I'm not sure how they can do that without also dialling back on institutional grant funding from central government. What a dilemma.

about a week ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Pino Grigio Re:Beginning of the End. (207 comments)

Why do you think falling temperatures are "best case"? Cold is far more detrimental to biological activity than warm.

about a week ago
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New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

Pino Grigio Re:Interesting (138 comments)

That was certainly my experience, although I put it down to placebo rather than any actual physical change. I'm not sure what the fact of the matter is here. Presumably a placebo affects a change in the brain itself anyway and this may be what the study is detecting.

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Pino Grigio Re:Everyone loses (474 comments)

They've already started rowing backwards. The trouble with giving Scotland more powers is that it means they finally have to come up with a solution to the West Lothian Question. And the socialists particularly are loathe to do this as it would dilute their influence in Parliament on English matters, as England is far more conservative than either Scotland or Wales. England is after all by far the largest country in the union (>50m people, compared to 6m in Scotland). It's a scandal that despite having powers devolved to Edinburgh Scottish MPs have continued to be allowed to vote on English matters at Westminster.

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Pino Grigio Re:Everyone loses (474 comments)

Different regions of a country have differing needs and economic strengths and weaknesses. Fiscal transfers are made between regions all the time.

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Pino Grigio Re:Everyone loses (474 comments)

Did someone hit you over the head with a fucking spade? Cameron is a fascist? A fascist? WHAT?

Why do you even bother having an opinion when it's so idiotic?

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Pino Grigio Re:Free Willy! (474 comments)

No clue what you're talking about.

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Pino Grigio Re:Free Willy! (474 comments)

The Lords is just a revising chamber. The Commons has primacy and even if the Lords reject a bill the Commons can invoke the "guillotine" to pass it anyway. There are advantages and disadvantages of course. The main advantage is that the Lords cannot challenge the commons as they have no democratic legitimacy. All they can do is discuss and argue over the various provisions and amendments to the legislation that comes their way.

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Pino Grigio Re:Free Willy! (474 comments)

Special treatment. I know it's a cliché but that was really quite Orwellian.

The reason the EU would be reluctant to accept Scotland - at least in the short term - is it would encourage a whole load of other separatist movements across Europe and would further fragment an already highly fragmented demos.

about two weeks ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Pino Grigio Re:I know! (545 comments)

Really? Fewer driver problems on Linux? Seriously? I mean WHAT?

about two weeks ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Pino Grigio Re:I know! (545 comments)

Correct. I have a good experience on Windows too, with both 7 and 8.

about two weeks ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Pino Grigio Re:I know! (545 comments)

Why is every thread about Windows infested with Linux enthusiasts? If you've got nothing to say about Windows 9, WTF is the point of even commenting on this?

Prick.

about two weeks ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Pino Grigio Re:Tax? (324 comments)

Precisely.

about two weeks ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Pino Grigio Tax? (324 comments)

Taxes on businesses and profits are taxes on:

(1) Wages, pay and conditions
(2) Investment
(3) Employment

I think all taxation should be personal taxation; that a business should not be classed as a person for legal purposes and that no taxation should be levied on industry or business at all.

That should enable the tearing up of what in the UK is a 10,000 page tax code, most of it concerning various bribes, shakedowns, let-offs and special cases for businesses. I think if you can't make a tax code that can be written on one side of a piece of A4 paper, you're probably being paid by the hour to write it.

about two weeks ago

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