Sunday, 24 October 2010

Right vs Left

Lifted from commenter "Charlie"  on Biased BBC blog "Spending Cuts In Word Clouds"

If a Rightie doesn't like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
If a Leftie doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a Rightie is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
If a Leftie is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a Rightie is gay, he quietly leads his life.
If a Leftie is gay, he demands legislated respect.
If a Rightie is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A Leftie wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a Rightie doesn't like what a media bod says, he changes channels.
Lefties demand that those they don't like be shut down.
If a Rightie is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A Leftie non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
If a Rightie decides he needs sickness care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A Leftie demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a Rightie reads this, he will pass it on so his friends can have a good laugh.
A Leftie will delete it because he's "offended".

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Hadron Collider

Why do we never hear or read anything about the Small Hadron Collider?

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Climate Change is now even less than the last over-prediction

Remember when IPCC predicted that Himalayan glaciers would have melted by 2035. Then they embarrassingly had to admit they were wrong after proper scientists pointed out flaws in their data?

Now, yet another of the nightmare scenarios mankind is supposedly facing, rapidly rising sea-levels, has been debunked.

Delft University of Technology has established that the predicted Arctic & Antarctic Ice-Melt rate has been overestimated by a factor of 3.

It now turns out that the original predictions were not properly corrected for glacial isostatic adjustment, the phenomenon that the Earth’s crust rebounds as a result of the melting of the massive ice caps from the last major Ice Age around 20,000 years ago

Those of us living near the coast can sleep a little sounder in the knowledge that imminent flooding is that much less likely.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

You couldn't make it up.....

Two convicted ETA terrorists (1 x M + 1 x F) are allowed conjugal visits in their Cordoba prison.

It's worth remembering that they have 3-digit sentences.

He's been unable to make her pregnant, so now they are demanding expensive IVF treatment; and likely to granted it because denial would 'breach their rights'.

It will be Spain's taxpayers, via its Health Service that pays. [The cost sometimes exceeds that of Cancer treatment]

What a wonderful environment any progeny will experience.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Air lifted to hospital, but waits 3 hours in A & E.

British SuperBike rider Stuart Easton crashed his Swan Honda whilst testing at Cadwell Park, Lincs, today. It was quite a serious injury, so he was airlifted to hospital. 

He then waited 3 hours in A & E for attention.

His team could probably have repaired his bike & ridden him pillion to hospital in that time.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Politicians / Lobbyists - A Gravy Train on the Circle Line.

First they make crap Laws & Regulations, and Trough expenses whilst doing so.

Then they charge exhorbitant fees for correcting the errors they've created.

A Gravy Train on the Cirlce Line.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Important Notice

Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Still not warming.....................

Barcelona hit with heaviest snowfall in 25 years

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Global Not Warming

The worst freeze for over 30 years has affected the Baltic, trapping many ships in the ice.

Monday, 1 March 2010

myLabourPoster posters

Washing Prescott's Smalls

Oxymoron of the month from Iain Dale. And it's not yet March 2nd.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Heating Appliance-Efficiency Con

To deliberately mislead consumers, appliance manufacturers quote their appliances' efficiency at Net cv (calorific value) or ncv. This enables them to quote a higher number, & so con purchasers into thinking their energy use will be less than it actually will be.

A manufacturer that states his appliance is, for example, 95% efficient (ncv) misleads a purchaser into thinking that only 5% of the fuel / energy is wasted into the flue.

Not so.

Net cv is only a theoretical figure. It is thermodynamically impossibility to buy fuel / energy at Net cv, so by definition, all energy is supplied at Gross cv. The relationship between Net & Gross cv (in the UK for Natural Gas) is that Net cv is 1.11 x Gross cv.

e.g. An appliance that is quoted as 95% efficient at Net cv has a Gross efficiency of only 85.595%. In other words, a consumer who buys 100 units of fuel / energy, gets not 95 but only 85.595 units of useable heat.

The fact that manufacturers can quote efficiencies at Net cv means they can quote a figure greater than 100% for modern condensing boilers. (Could be approx 104% Net cv.) Hands up those who thought that at 104% efficiency, that boiler gave them 4% more heat than they purchased.

That boiler quoted at 104% Net cv efficiency is only 93.704% efficient and loses 6.296% of energy by case & flue losses.