No way! There are things on Facebook that aren't satire?
1.8 what? If you're talking about deaths, then so what? The difference between 0.0018% and 0.0034% is minimal. But I'm talking about danger in general, not just danger of death. The chance of getting randomly bashed by a gang of drunken thugs on the streets of Kabul is zero - in London, it's high.
In the UK there is pretty much nothing that can hurt you by way of flora and fawna (bee stings and bramble prickles aside).
Humans are fauna and the UK is the most violent country I've ever been to (I grew up there). I worked in Afghanistan in 06 and 07 and people would comment on how dangerous it was walking around Kabul - I used to answer "not nearly as dangerous as it is walking around London". One difference between the two cities is that if someone kills you in Kabul, it will be for a reason - in London it's just as likely to be because they don't like your shirt.
Real jungles are very tame places compared to that concrete one.
Skype's peer to peer - not server based.
Who owns skype now?
If i have to use Windows, i install Geany - which is what i use on Linux in gui mode anyway. I only install Cygwin if i need more than just an editor.
Yeah, i do that quite a lot. Not echo usually, just cat. And not usually to add things (it's too easy to miss out an angle bracket and overwrite what's already there), but frequently to insert text in a new file.
Octal? Surely you mean binary. Or did it have 8-way switches? The machines i used to patch via the front panel toggle switches had 16 bit words, so we thought in hex.
Pollution occurs wherever there is life.
True. Earth was populated for millions of years by organisms that polluted the atmosphere with oxygen.
Oh the idea has merit. It is why it keeps coming up. However, who eats the cost? We do. We as end consumers eat it.
Who do you think will eat the cost of rising sea levels and dried up water supplies? It certainly won't be the companies that caused the problems in the first place. It will be us again. But those costs will be astronomically higher than a tiny little carbon tax.
We over and over do exactly the wrong thing to save the world. Which ends up doing the opposite.
I'm not sure who the "we" is that you're referring to, but you sound like you know what you're talking about. How do you recommend governments act to reduce carbon emissions?
Unfortunately, the Australian federal government is a 100% owned subsidiary of the mining companies. Although the prime minister is a moron in his own right, he's only doing what his bosses tell him to do.
No, all of science is debatable. Even Newton and Einstein.
Only if you don't understand science. If you do understand science, you know it's not debatable – but it is falsifiable (i.e., it can be proved wrong, if it is wrong, by reproducible experiment).
You can debate things you don't understand, of course, if you must – and a lot of people do – but it's entirely meaningless.
Here's one: Plastic plankton.
Nah, dispersants don't dissolve plastic - otherwise your dishwashing detergent would dissolve the plastic bottle it comes in.