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Comment Re: Does he have the data to support his "beliefs" (Score 1) 179

unfortunately the next thing will be the 24x7 NHS. The only 'fact' the politicians have is that more people die at weekends. They don't really know why but the solution will be to put more doctors on shift at weekends and dilute the weekday service. I guess its too much trouble to do evidence-based goverment.

Comment Re:This is interesting.... (Score 1) 573

I'm generally happy that GW is being caused by human activity. Having said that, I'm also prepared to listen to genuine information that might contradict this. So far I've not seen any reason to change my opinion.

What concerns me more though is that the debate continues. Regardless of whether humans or nature are responsible or a combination of the two, the reality is that the climate is changing. If we assume for a moment that humans are not responsible, are we really prepared to accept the climate changing. If it continues to change in this way, we are going to be seeing more extreme weather and we are going to see higher sea levels. This seems indisputable to me. So, sit back and do nothing if humans didn't cause it and do something if we did? That seems utterly mad to me.

Don't misunderstand, I realize there are dangers in deciding that we do want to try and improve the climate but it seems to me that that is the debate we should be having as well.

Comment Re:Going overboard while falling short (Score 1) 235

Whilst I do accept the majority of your points, there is some sense in the display being such a high resolution - VR. The Galaxy Gear VR will also use the new S6 and it will make sense for that feature to have sufficiently high resolution.

Completely agree with the rest of your points. The things that differentiated Samsung from phones such as the M8 was the ability to change your battery and to add storage.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 228

I pretty much agree with every point you made. The problem though is that we see Facebook as a social network. The reality is that it is also a business and is wanting to make money. This is no different to a TV network canceling your favorite show. We see entertainment but they see the need to make money. I will applaud businesses that take a moral high ground but I can't say I'm surprised that this has happened. Maybe before the floatation they could have stuck to this but Facebook is expected to priorities investors and that means compromises in other areas. I really wish this wasn't the case. The potential of Facebook (and other similarly large and popular services) being in a position to take the moral high ground and stick with it could be part of a mechanism for change.

Comment Re:Action movies are boring. (Score 1) 332

All your points are valid. The main issue in doing that sort of thing is that it's much more difficult to do in a movie. The ideal situation is for Star Trek to move back to TV. I don't think it makes sense for a new series about the Enterprise (Kirk, Spock, etc). It should either be a new era beyond the next generation or it should be along the lines of DS9, in an existing era but with a new ship and cast. Whilst I have enjoyed most of the movies (not 5 or 10), Star Trek has always been at its best on TV.

Comment Re:Does Samsung or Google have any influence? (Score 1) 201

As pointed out several times already, this is being highlighted because Apple is on record for stating that they would not do business with companies using such abusive practices. I don't know if the other companies have made such statements or not. Even if they haven't it would not be unreasonable to highlight the abuses if they occur. However, to imply that the abuses reported by Panorama are in some way reduced because they do not also highlight the abuse of the other companies seems wrong to me.

Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 65

some good guesses and a few very funny answers. GCHQ is in fact the Government Communications Headquarters. Although it's in a completely different location, GCHQ can trace its roots back to Bletchly Park.

In the spirit of the above suggestions, I presume the FBI is the Farming Board of Investigation and the CIA is the Central Idiots Agency.

Comment Re:War of government against people? (Score 1) 875

Even if what you (and others above) say is true, the US still seems to be particularly violent. Whilst violent crime may be coming down, it still seems logical to remove the tools of violence. I can see a use for rifles and shotguns for hunting but handguns in particular have no use or purpose in a civilized country.

Comment Re:Why are they in the EU again? (Score 1) 341

Most Prime Ministers realise this as well. Sometimes it takes until they get into power before they understand it but the reality is that since entering the EU (the Common Market), no PM (including David Cameron) have been skeptical enough to decide we should leave. It's worth mentioning as well that most of the major milestones to increased membership has been during Tory governments.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.