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@stewgreen, May 19, 2018 at 12:36 PM

"A new tax on waste incineration is being considered by the government
to help increase recycling of plastic and reduce the amount that ends up in the ocean."
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/incineration-tax-could-boost-plastic-recycling-b26njp3xk
BS argument surely ?

How on earth would taxing incineration reduce waste plastic being fly-tipped?

May 19, 2018 at 9:33 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@Uibhist a Tuath, May 19, 2018 at 8:01 AM

I was sure it was the thermostat influenced from my days of driving old bangers, garage mechanic convinced it was the sensor because he'd had a couple of faulty sensors in the previous few months. Turns out I was right but ended up paying for a sensor and getting a free thermostat. Why didn't he test the thermostat in boiling and cold water I used to - because he was certain he was right and what did an old dude like me know about it. Why didn't he take it for a test drive, because he was sure he'd fixed the problem; I was back after 10 minutes driving.

Bad mechanic using the diagnose problem, then throw new parts at it solution - spending other peoples money.

Diagnose then test to identify faulty component(s) is correct way. He could have tested the sensor by simply disconnecting it and observing if temp now normal.

May 19, 2018 at 7:51 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@stewgreen, May 19, 2018 at 1:04 AM

..In reality the human brain cannot tell which is which , so it too has guess from a cue

Dogs too. One of ours barks at foam in a river, warning it to stay away.

Really funny was when she wanted a stick, everytime she approached the stick moved and she backed off; she couldn't figure out she stood on other end of stick - covered with fallen leaves -when she approached.

May 19, 2018 at 7:47 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

hidden on page 2"A new tax on waste incineration is being considered by the government
to help increase recycling of plastic and reduce the amount that ends up in the ocean."
BS argument surely ?

May 19, 2018 at 12:36 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

The charities regulator has sought “urgent assurances” from the RSPCA about its governance after it paid a six-figure sum to a former chief executive amid a row over age discrimination.
£ unknown cos of NDA .... he'd only worked 1 year and was 57

May 19, 2018 at 12:18 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

England's peatland to be restored under new £10m grant scheme
YP call "Carbon Capture mission"
stops moss declining should absorb CO2 ...hmm yeh minimally

May 19, 2018 at 12:07 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Ha @Clipe in the online polls 90% line up behind Peterson/Fry, i'm guessing a lot of Peterson fanboys cos Fry was the better speaker IHMO
Youtube munk debate Peterson's logic is sound but his speaking style is not that of the common man
His opening he doesn't explain what he is doing, and he clouds hos speech with jargon "gran narrative" therefore sounds complex
#1 He explains the context that political context comes from people who view society as GROUPS not individuals
#2 "So when you speak, all you are doing is playing a power game on behalf of your group ..and that is all there is"
ie you are looking at people's labels not what they actually say.
Maybe he struggles to get his complex view into the time.
Later thru debate Peterson has to continually defend himself from attacks.
Fry having declared himself a lefty, doesn't get attacked.

None of the speakers began by defining PC, which is what they should have done.
The other side had the debate title wrong, One thought the debate was about pushing feminist grievance, the other thought he was putting on a show and pushing his black grievance ..he lost it when he defined Peterson by his skin colour "You angry white man".
They lost by a mile..which was FRy's main point 'cos you the left play the identity politics game you cause people to vote AGAINST you , re Trump/Brexit'

May 19, 2018 at 10:45 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

James Cook University has a bit of a reputation for dismissing its academics - Remember Bob Carter? - Just because crocodiles abound in Queensland the faculty doesn't have to behave like them ....but then of course this is James Cook University isn't it....here

May 19, 2018 at 8:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

stewgreen
The human brain can make a pretty good guess at sentences without vowels and where only the top half of letters are shown. Bit you bump into the certainty illusion as you call it almost daily,

One example, I had a problem with car running cold during the winter, temperature not reaching normal and falling when engine not working hard on downhill stretches. I was sure it was the thermostat influenced from my days of driving old bangers, garage mechanic convinced it was the sensor because he'd had a couple of faulty sensors in the previous few months. Turns out I was right but ended up paying for a sensor and getting a free thermostat. Why didn't he test the thermostat in boiling and cold water I used to - because he was certain he was right and what did an old dude like me know about it. Why didn't he take it for a test drive, because he was sure he'd fixed the problem; I was back after 10 minutes driving. Another group affected by it, in my opinion are (medical) doctors. Call Centres are also full of people reading scripts written by people who know they're right.

May 19, 2018 at 8:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterUibhist a Tuath

James Cook University looks both stupid and savage:

Peter Ridd has been sacked by James Cook University for speaking to The Australian and breaking a gag order to ­expose disciplinary action being taken against him after he criticised the quality of Great Barrier Reef ­science.
here

May 19, 2018 at 7:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

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