Author Archives: daryan12

About daryan12

Engineer, expertise: Energy, Sustainablity, Computer Aided Engineering, Renewables technology

Debunking right wing myths – migration, jobs and wages

A common myth of those on the right, one even some on the left fall for, is that immigrants compete against locals for jobs and help push down wages. Neither is entirely correct and indeed restricting immigration can end up … Continue reading

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The danger of scamcoins

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I’ve talked quite a lot about online scams as well as cryptocurrencies recently. So what happens when they collide? You get the mother of all ponzi schemes! And unfortunately there are now several examples of fake…

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How lies can bring down a state

Originally posted on daryanblog:
An element at work in the panic buying in the UK has to be, somewhat ironically, the government constantly telling people everything is okay and not to panic…which caused a spree of panic buying! Because when…

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When project fear became project-we-told-you-so

t From my other blog…… So we have a crisis, building since January, that’s finally reached a point where even a biased media can’t hide the truth any more, forcing the government into damage limitation mode. Which predictably involves using … Continue reading

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Brexit means…conceding sovereignty to Australia

I’ve long warned the dangers of the brexit mentality, or more precisely the dangerous world view that drives it. And the recent fiasco over nuclear subs highlights why. The UK has managed to convenience Australia and the US to stitch … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: anatomy of a fool’s errand

Originally posted on daryanblog:
The algorithm’s running social media seem to be getting darn smart. Because just the other day, 55 days: the fall of Saigon popped into my feed. And to say this is eerily similar to events in…

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Should doping be allowed in sports?

So the Olympics has seen more than a few positive drug tests, not to mention positive covid tests as if the athlete’s didn’t have enough to worry about (you do have to feel for these athletes, they are essentially prisoners … Continue reading

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The paradox of sustainability

One of the obstacles to sustainability can be human nature. Scientists and engineers have a habit of seeing everything as a numbers game. If we reduce the carbon footprint of something by X amount an apply that across the board … Continue reading

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Bitcoin crackdown

Reblogged from my other site. Discussing the crackdown against crypto currencies by several governments. Continue reading

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More brexit betrayals and the rise of the brexitbots

Reblogged from my other site. Discussing how many of the warnings given to brexiters about their immigration policy are starting to come true. Continue reading

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