Author Archives: daryan12

About daryan12

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

The Musk delusion

I’ve critiqued a number of Musk’s projects before, but I think we need to be a bit more direct. Quite simply is Musk entirely the full shilling? Is he the real life Tony Stark the fan boys seem to think, … Continue reading

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Debunking rightwing myths: Qanon

One of the problems with politics these days is how it has become way too tribal. And while it is a problem with those on the left (just look at how Corbyn supporters seem determined to stick it to Starmer, … Continue reading

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Internet gangs of the 2020’s

I did a post a couple of months back about contrepreneurs & fake gurus selling doggy courses or get-rich-quick schemes (which of course are just scams intended to rob you blind). But if anything, I barely scratched the surface. There … Continue reading

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Pyongyang on the Thames

I came across a documentary from French TV about the North Korean “Ghost Fleet” of fishing vessels. Large fleets of North Korean fishing boats have been raiding the fishing grounds of neighbouring countries, most notably making intrusions into Russian waters, … Continue reading

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Boris burrow part II – the Boris bend, or more than likely the Boris bluff

So you if you thought Boris Johnson’s proposal for a train tunnel between Scotland and NI (aka the Boris Burrow) was crazy, well it would seem they are doubling down. Now they want not one, but 4 tunnels connecting the … Continue reading

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Texas tantrums and anti-wind strawmen

Recently there’s been some blackouts in Texas caused by unseasonably cold weather. In fact its the sort of extreme weather we’d be expecting due to climate change (which doesn’t just lead to hotter weather, it can also cause shifts in … Continue reading

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The Boris Burrow delusion

The UK is most definitely in the post-truth era. In that we have a government whose goal is to do nothing useful, but control the narrative and, with the aid of their allies in the media, delude and distract the … Continue reading

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The Sith calling the Jedi Darth

Reblogged from my other site So there was a bit of a raucous over the last week when Gina Carano (who plays Cara Dune on the Mandalorian) was dropped by Lucasfilm over several ill-advised tweets she sent. These included, support … Continue reading

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The great vaccine gamble

I forgot to reblog this from the other week. Worth noting that since then evidence has emerged to suggest that some of the current vaccines might not be effective against emerging strains of covid. Within the row over nationalistic hoarding … Continue reading

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Gamestop, reddit, Musk and why in Wall Street, the house always wins

Reblogged from my other site…. So there’s been a bit of a fiasco over the fact some hedge funds have been trying to profit from a likely fall in the share price in Gamestop, here’s a nice summary of events … Continue reading

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