The head of the Royal Air Force says he thinks that Britain should go Net Zero ten years earlier than planned because ‘our public demands it of us.’ According to the Telegraph : While Defence, which accounts for 50 per cent of the UK central government’s emissions, has pledged to work towards its legal commitment of net-zero by 2050, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston has called on the Royal Air Force to meet the target 10 years earlier. During a recent visit to Washington, Sir Mike said: “I recognise that sounds crazy to some, that we’ve got an Air Force Chief talking about being net-zero, but I think the imperative is clear: our politicians will demand it of us, are demanding of us. Our public demands it of us. And the young people in the Royal Air Force today demand it of me and the leadership, that we should be taking a lead in this.” Sir Mike said he had a “hunch” that as the climate crisis worsens, the target for net-zero will be brought forward. Who is this … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Military Aircraft ‘Net Zero’ 10 Years Sooner, Says RAF Chief
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The world has lost a third of its forest since the last ice age , and an estimated 15 percent of global greenhouse gases still come from deforestation and forest degradation. Now a new pledge made at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow last month hopes to change this stark picture. The Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use, signed by key forest nations, aims to reduce deforestation to zero by 2030. The pledge has raised hopes that the world would see a fresh impetus to curb the devastating impacts of deforestation. “If we could get deforestation to zero, it would be an incredible achievement,” says Simon Lewis, a researcher of global change science at the University of Leeds and University College London. “Both in terms of carbon [...] and for biodiversity and conservation, because two-thirds of the world's species are in the world's tropical forests.” But there are also serious caveats to the pledge, including the fact that similar declarations have been … [Read more...] about What will it take to end deforestation by 2030?
Home / Opinions / Music & Movies Android & Chill An Android media player with Play Store access and the right price would mean never buying another iPod again. Jerry Hildenbrand 4 Dec 2021 3 Source: Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central I've had a lot of Android devices over the years. Among all the phones and tablets and TV boxes though, my favorite is the lowly Samsung Galaxy Player. I got more mileage out of it than any other Android device, at half the cost of the others. It was cheap as dirt and had a great Wolfson DAC that drove my headphones almost to the breaking point. I used it until it literally stopped working, no matter how many new batteries I stuck in it. That's why one thing I really wanted to see over the Black Friday weekend was a new Android Media player. My wishlist wasn't very long: it needed to have access to the Play Store, it needed to have a decent set of audio specs with a headphone jack, and … [Read more...] about Samsung needs to bring back its iPod competitor
The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) , a non-profit organization that promotes open-source software and defends the free software General Public License (GPL) , sued major TV vendor Vizio for abusing the GPL. Specifically, Vizio is using Linux's source code and other open-source software, such as BusyBox, U-Boot, bash, gawk, tar, Glibc, and FFmpegis, in its SmartCast OS TV firmware. These programs are protected under the GPL version 2 (GPLv2) and the Lesser GPL (LGPL) . Also: Software Freedom Conservancy sues Vizio for GPL violations All the SFC requires is that Vizio makes this code available to the public as per its licenses. Vizio won't hear of it. As Bradley M. Kuhn, the SFC's Hacker-in-Residence, and Karen M. Sandler, the SFC's Executive Director, wrote in a recent blog post , Vizio has not released the source code. Nor has the company proposed a Complete Corresponding Source (CCS) candidate for the SFC. With the latter, the SFC could have provided … [Read more...] about Open-source Vizio lawsuit takes an ugly turn
Courtney Love Cobain, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, and Kendall Roy are all in the running to be Friday’s Main Character on Twitter after a single tweet where the queen of ’90s grunge music Twitter-scolded the Tesla CEO for his mean reply to the Vermont senator (we’ll get to Kendall in a sec). According to Love, she was bcc’d on Musk’s “str8, male, PayPal mafia email group” for months. “With that information in mind, don’t you think in a ‘civilized society’ one should embrace paying our fair share of tax?” she tweeted on Thursday. She attached a screengrab of Musk’s November 14th reply to Sanders’ tweet that asserted, “We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period.” Being one of those extremely wealthies, Musk apparently took umbrage and replied to the 80-year-old senator: “I keep forgetting you’re still alive.” That didn’t sit right with Love, apparently. “Don’t pick on Bernie. It’s Kendall Roy shit,” she instructed him, adding the name of the erstwhile … [Read more...] about Courtney Love says she has Elon Musk’s private emails
When you last downloaded a torrent file, you may have been offered a magnet link as an alternative. Magnet links are very different from torrent files and offer some advantages over them that all torrent users should be aware of. How Traditional Torrent Files Work We won’t go into all the details about how BitTorrent works here. But magnet links are an alternative to traditional torrent files. Here’s how traditional torrent files work: Torrent files don’t contain any data of the files you want to download. The file contains a list of torrent trackers (if any) that coordinate all the peers participating in the torrent. It contains information about the files that are being shared, such as their names, sizes, and information needed to do integrity checks on the data. Torrent files can also contain extended information, such as a DHA (Distributed Hash Table) which allows each peer to act as part of a decentralized tracker network. The DHA is an important concept to … [Read more...] about What Is a Magnet Link, and How Do You Use One?
Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced plans to double the number of women recruits in the military by 2030. The number of women recruits in the British military will be doubled by 2030 as part of plans announced by the Ministry of Defence on Thursday. An overhaul to the way sexual offences are dealt with will also be implemented as part of a response to a parliamentary inquiry into the treatment of women in the armed forces. Sky News reports that 33 recommendations made by MPs as part of the report were accepted by the Ministry of Defence, though the ministry notably refused one recommendation that involved changing the jurisdiction of sex-related crimes from military courts to civilian ones. The Ministry of Defence also aims to bump the percentage of women recruits to 30 per cent. This number is double its previous goal of 15 per cent, and around two and a half times the current percentage of recruits who are women. The drive comes despite the fact that the … [Read more...] about Britain’s Woke Defence Ministry Wants to Double Women Recruits
The UK’s Royal Navy has further succumbed to politically correct woke culture, reportedly banning the terms “unmanned” and “manpower” over concerns that using the phrases is “sexist”. The professional head of the Naval Service, First Sea Lord Tony Radakin, reportedly ordered the banning of the phrases to create a more inclusive environment for female recruits to the Navy. “The vast majority of people in the Navy accept that some terms are problematic or no longer appropriate. Leadership are keen to ensure that, where practicable, gendered terms aren’t used,” a Royal Navy source told The Sun . The Canadian Royal Navy has announced that it will be looking for a replacement word for the rank of ‘seaman’ in favour of a term that is not gender-specific, as well as avoiding the double entendre. Britain’s Royal Navy is also considering a change to the name as well, but as the source noted: “The problem is that sea-person sounds a bit rubbish. There’s a lot of history attached … [Read more...] about Royal Navy Bans ‘Sexist’ Terms ‘Manpower’, ‘Unmanned’
The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom have become mired in identity politics, with the British Army bragging that it is winning the “race for diversity” against the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. “[M]ultiple long-term targets [were] set out by the country’s defence and military leaders” to increase military diversity in 2015, according to military interest news source the Forces Network, with an increase in the proportion of BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) personnel in the Regular Forces to 10 per cent by 2020 becoming a key target. “As of March this year, annual intake reached a hopeful 9.1 per cent,” the report notes. At present, the British Army appears to be leading the pack, with 11.1 per cent BAME personnel, compared with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines on 3.8 per cent, and the Royal Air Force “struggling” on 2.3 per cent. “Diversity and inclusion is critical to our success and will give us the operational edge we need,” claimed Secretary of State for … [Read more...] about British Forces Mired in Identity Politics in Army ‘Race for Diversity’
Senior British army officers are threatening to punish soldiers who criticise a politically correct Army recruitment advertisement that panders to identity politics, according to a ‘warning note’ seen by the Mail on Sunday . The note seen by the Mail on Sunday says that senior Army figures “have become aware that serving personnel are not following guidance and have demonstrated negative opinions” about the series of videos which target Muslims, LGBT people, and “sensitive” individuals on grounds that the ads are too politically correct. Military superiors are “increasingly frustrated by the perceived negative impact that serving personnel are having on this campaign”, warning that anyone who reacts negatively to the promotional videos “can be dealt with under disciplinary or administrative action as appropriate”. The “This Is Belonging” series released in January 2018 include one video entitled, “Keeping my faith” which shows a section stopping in the middle of a patrol … [Read more...] about REPORT: Disciplinary Action for UK Soldiers Who Criticise Army’s PC Ad