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  1. In reply to: david_j_c on Wednesday 06/12/06 03:09pm Hi David "But the observation that the temperature changes happen before the CO2 changes means that it is not the CO2 causing the temperature to change, but the temperature change causing the CO2 change." The statement makes sense when you look at natural causes of CO2 release (i.e warmer oceans as you note below) but happens when you add a new and extra CO2 release method... man? Now in the last 4 CO2 cycles, "something" started warming the earth (and it may have been by as little as a fraction of a degree) that inturn warmed the oceans which inturn released stored CO2. That released CO2 then warmed the earth just that little bit more and therefore the oceans released even more stored Co2.... and the cycle goes on and on until "something" starts cooling the earth. The problem we currently have IMO is the amount of "un-natural" CO2 released and the effects of that (or what they refer to as the "run away" effect) In looking over the last 400,000 year's of CO2 levels, you'll note it would seem that the earth was already at it's natural normal peak CO2 ppmv figure when civilisation appeared (as it's been already suggested, the peak inturn have allowed for "just right" conditions to produce this civilisation) "The past 15,000 years are particularly interesting. Usually the interglacial warm periods last only a thousand years or so, but the current one has lasted about 10,000 years." All eskimos jokes aside, man has been releasing large amounts of CO2 over that 15,000 year timeframe. It's well documented the Aborigines burnt large amounts of the bush over and over again to force regrowth (reflect on the amounts of CO2 released by that practice) My only real worry is since deep water CO2 release seems to lag well behind temperature increase... even if we halved man's CO2 release levels in the next 10 years, we may still "feel" our past effects for decades after. Cheers Matt
  2. In reply to: david_j_c on Wednesday 06/12/06 11:03am QUOTE Robyn Williams: What’s the story? How does the lowering of the temperature follow this increase? Michael Ghil: Actually, what’s involved are interactions on these very long time scales of thousands and tens of thousands of years between the ocean and the ice sheets. As the oceans warm they evaporate more water in lower latitudes; that water goes way south and it falls as snow and that’s the way that the ice sheet accumulates. Note the bit about it acting one way at lower latitudes and another way at higher latitudes (where do most humans live/farm latitude wise http://www.sharescene.com/html/emoticons/sadsmiley02.gif ) It's worth strongly noting (have a look at davesss post for the chart) that CO2 concentration ppmv in the last 4 ices got as high as 300 ppmv (We are currently over 350 ppmv and on track for 400 ppmv within the next 50 years... in short we have nothing on record to predict how earth handles our current conditions) Cheers Matt
  3. QUOTE (healyn @ Wednesday 06/12/06 12:40am) QUOTE Well you said it mminion. You look after your nice green backyard, with its lawn and flowers whilst millions of square kilometers of the planet is undergoing desertification and deforestation. You might sequester a paltry few kilos of CO2 equivalent whilst billions of tons of CO2 are released into the atmosphere thru the burnoff of tropical forest in Brazil, Borneo or as in Africa a similar amount of CO2 that could be sequestered in forest or woodland is converted to sand. Sorry Healyn what are you doing about it all? (at every suggestion on how some are trying to make a difference you seem to only highlight the issues again) I'll repeat part of my last post, QUOTE alot of carbon credit creation comes from the planting of trees (they work out what a tree can absorb and then sell a credit to that value) They also buy areas of existing trees (and therefore stop them from being cut/burnt) One min your suggesting we should help the undeveloped, the next your suggesting their actions (of clearing land to farm) is the real issue and imply it shouldn't be allowed. There is a way to help the undeveloped (by giving them some cash) and at the same time stop the land clearing.... buy the land before it's cleared.... and that's what carbon credits are doing. It's no "total" solution, but again it's a start. CO2 credits maybe used to stop some "African chopping down trees", they may also be used to pay for some "replanting project in Australia".... as I said I don't care, they are being used somewhere to make a difference. As bello said, It is not a religion... we can all do our part without having to chain ourselves to a tree in front of a chainsaw http://www.sharescene.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif Cheers Matt
  4. QUOTE (healyn @ Tuesday 05/12/06 08:24pm) healyn, It's not just paper sheets being traded from one area to another, alot of carbon credit creation comes from the planting of trees (they work out what a tree can absorb and then sell a credit to that value) They also buy areas of existing trees (and therefore stop them from being cut/burnt) They have a real reduction value, something I don't think you've understood and/or knew about. I don't care about some African chopping down trees, if we all looked out OUR PERSONAL impact and tried to lower it over time it all starts to add up. It's the old saying, clean your own backyard first. We have no right to tell some poor African how to live their life until we lower our net impact first. Note I keep saying lowering our net impact, that doesn't mean give everything up and live like caveman, it means looking at ways to counter any CO2 produced with a way to absorb it. As to this "I'll take what I want, and damn anyone else" you may think like that.... but people alot younger then you don't (they are the ones that need to live with the mess created and are now starting their families who based on medical tech will most likely be still living in 2100) You keep trying to turn this into a developed vs undeveloped issue and are missing the point IMO. The developed world can lower it's net impact without giving up modern life (if anything the developed world can lower it's impact by buying forest land in the undeveloped countries, which in turn lowers the impact caused in those undeveloped countries) As to my PC burning up CO2, the average PC uses the same amount of power as a light (the office light is turnt off to counter that, the door is opened to allow the air to cool the house vs turning on the aircon, I'm just wearing underwear as it's cooler and the garden is being automatically watered by grey+tank water) Solar panels are planned on being installed on the shed roof next year when I can pay for them and the house is running ready 5 star energy products... I'm doing my bit and have no issues admitting I could do more, but it all has to start somewhere and this "I'll be dead before it's a issue" way of thinking doesn't help (who knows as I said, you may live double what your expecting the rate tech is changing) Cheers Matt P.S On the PC issue again, worth a thought think about how much paper a site like Sharescene is saving (10 years ago alot of this type of info was mailed out to people) How about trading at home VS driving into the CBD ? Development/New tech doesn't mean we pollute more... if it's used wisely we may even pollute less http://www.sharescene.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif
  5. In reply to: healyn on Tuesday 05/12/06 04:31pm cso1, No evidence doesn't mean it's a fact (do you really think Gore would leave himself so open for attack? Take myself as an example, If I switched to green energy for my house how would you tell ? Other then going thru the mail and opening my bill? With this in mind how can a reporter make the claim then) I believe you'll also find Gore has bought credits to cancel out the effect of those two properties (and replanting on the family farm) On the matter of credits, in the end does it really matter who paid for the credits? The company most likely paid for tax reasons. As to a 16 degree change in less then a decade, that seems to fly in the face of thousands of other drill core samples (one odd result doesn't cancel out a mountain of other results... but it does sell books, which seem to be talked about at the bottom of that story) ______________________________ healyn, Totally agree, covering running cost means little if you don't cover manufacture cost (but it's not impossible to work out approx manufacture cost... most carbon calculators, suggest the manufacture cost for common products/services) i.e. the carbon cost to produce a Primius is far higher then a small hatchback... but I'm sure if you looked at CO2 cost the Primius would pull in front after a year or two. "I'll bet Al doesn't do without air-conditioning or central heating when he gets back home" I'm sure he doesn't... but one can counter the impact of using such a product. ______________________________ This idea that the same rules should apply for all isn't practical (lets be real).... it's about balance, and trying to counter one's effects. Lets look at this another way... Person 1 Does 2 hours per week of charity work Person 2 Donates $50 per week to charity. Who does more for charity ? Both seem to impact the charity about the same.... just in two different ways. It's the same for the environment, the Indian farmer may create 1000 tonnes per year of CO2... the other person AUS may create 6000 tonnes but buy credits to offset that (the net result would mean the farmer is the bigger the polluter) Did the other person have to give up aircon to cause less impact.... nope. It's all about making "some" effort, it has to start somewhere.... Cheers Matt
  6. In reply to: healyn on Tuesday 05/12/06 01:31pm I'm guessing you both missed the bit when he talked about "offsetting" one's impact? Yes Gore hops off a jet and into a limo... but that's offset by the carbon credit he's bought (therefore the net impact is zero) In reply to bananabender's comments... Yes the world has gone thru many freeze/melt cycles (the major causes can be linked back to volcanic activity...it's even now being suggested that the sun may have long term 1000-10000 year cycles) but today's issue is the RATE of change. What in the past took a couple of centuries, is now happening in decades. Cheers Matt
  7. mminion

    RRS

    QUOTE (KOKO @ Tuesday 28/11/06 10:32am) So let me get this right, You suggest Povey and Landau are breaking the law (the result being a possible jail term)You suggest Findlays are breaking the law (the result being a possible loss of AFS and broking licence)You suggest Canmex (and all those directors) are "in" on this con (the result being a possible jail term)You suggest Sir Sam is breaking the law (the result being a possible jail term) And lastly, You suggest the name of a country means something... I really suggest you look at how the name "Puntland" came aboutLet's look at whats more likely, Sir Sam is trying to keep his "success rate" high and therefore won't really associate (i.e. show at meetings, give interviews with the press etc) with RRS until the SP increases (i.e. they start drilling/find oil)Findlays are just one of a group of brokers making $$$ from the swings (as it's almost predictable how it's trading between announcements)Povey and Landau are making timeline predictions but Somali politics keep throwing a spanner in the works.Since Somali politics keep throwing spanners in the works it would be wiser not to give "predictions" or "timelines" but if RRS did that I'm sure we would see some complain about the lack of discloser. It's a case of the old saying... dammed if you do, dammed if you don't. RRS is a risky stock, and I'm (and I know others are) growing annoyed at those that can't handle that risk and want to make silly comments (by your own admission your just blowing off steam) Cheers Matt
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  9. mminion

    MBL

    QUOTE (daggie @ Tuesday 21/11/06 01:00pm) MBL staff trading only occurs twice a year (from memory we are now in one of the two periods now) With the above in mind, I'd suggest the drop maybe caused by staff selling.... how else do you pay for extra cost between the 911 and the GT3 http://www.sharescene.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif Cheers Matt
  10. mminion

    RRS

    In reply to: Baeda on Tuesday 21/11/06 09:00am Hi Baeda And where did "http://billroggio.com" get that piece of info ? www.garoweonline.com I note that if you click the link (that then takes you to Garoweonline) it states that 35 law makers voted for the bill (there's 66 seats in the government) so the bill just pasted (if that information is accurate) Found a interesting article on Somali merchants wanting to return home (search for the title "Fortunes of war: the creation of a Somali merchant diaspora") http://headheeb.blogmosis.com/archives/2006_08.html Cheers Matt
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  12. mminion

    RRS

    QUOTE (Livas1 @ Monday 16/10/06 04:37pm) "As a shareholder, communication from the company is not outragous to expect.. and i would rather them put info in an ASX announcement to the entire investing world, rather than have 10, or 50, or 100 shareholders calling them a week and taking staff time away from core business" Multiple times in the past I've seen someone quote a director only to later discover that never "directly" spoke with the director.... the quote was second (or third, or even fourth) hand, and in some cases it was almost beyond doubt they made it up. It's Chinese whispers, even if the quote was originally from a director by the time it's posted the meaning may have been changed. This creates issues down the track. The company/director gets labelled with a "misleading the market tag" when they didn't, they inturn get annoyed and stop talking to shareholders, the shareholders get annoyed the company isn't telling them "what's happening" and people then label the company/director as "not informing the market". While all this was happening the company is doing deals, digging holes, hiring people... silence from the company (any company) doesn't mean nothing happening. I'd also agree with econex, the bigger the company the more times they have been thru the above cycle (therefore the less they talk to shareholders/publish detailed information) Cheers Matt
  13. mminion

    ETRADE Australia

    QUOTE (royboy32 @ Wednesday 04/10/06 08:43pm) In just trying to access the web address I can see the same issue. I'd say they are load testing the site or upgrading something Cheers Matt BTW I've merged the topic into the existing HSBC/Etrade topic
  14. mminion

    ETRADE Australia

    QUOTE (BSA @ Tuesday 03/10/06 11:13pm) Hi BSA, Forgetting the generators (as they seem to fail alot) the UPS in the data center should have been able to supply 1-2 hours of power for the servers. But even if the server is UP it doesn't always mean the "outside world" can see it... under the streets is alot of comm's equipment (i.e. Telstra, Optus, etc) of which isn't connected to backup power.... no power = no network link All that aside you also need to make a call.... is this a 5-15 min issue or is this going to run over an hour. Moving into DR (disaster recovery) isn't easy and more so you then need a second outage to move back to the main system (so you don't move to DR if the outage "look's like" a short term event) Etrade IMO is a little silly for the comment "We have been assured that this problem will not occur again" as it's not easy to know when a capacitor will fail... it would have been smarter to say "Energy Australia have assured that this probelm should not occur again" Cheers Matt
  15. mminion

    ETRADE Australia

    QUOTE (suti @ Tuesday 03/10/06 09:46pm) Being next door doesn't mean your on the same power circuit (thats how the power grid in the CBD is designed) All that aside both buildings should have a generator (which should have kicked in... sounds like it didn't for some buildings) and losing power is in the CBD happens more often then you think (I've seen power flow graphs, the power spikes all the time and it's amazing the grid stays up) Cheers Matt
  16. mminion

    RRS

    QUOTE (dee27 @ Tuesday 26/09/06 09:05am) QUOTE How about a company share buyback (for conversion to AIM listing) at 20c per share with funds from JV sign on fees. Dee, Have you seen the Top 20 of late? A buy back wouldn't secure enough shares for AIM listing especially after the JV's are announced. That aside the JV sign on fees could be better put to use funding further exploration (and therefore even more JV's) Take a step back and try and look at the issue from a long term point of view VS trying to make a quick buck Matt
  17. mminion

    RRS

    QUOTE If there were imminent JVs with decent sign on fees, why the need to dilute with another billion FPOs and options in order to raise another $25 million to buy out Consort Would you like to suggest how else you list on the AIM? Yes the dilution provides funds to buy out Consort, but it also provides shares to use to list RRS on another exchange. QUOTE completion of drilling of four hydrocarbon wells in Puntland The 4 wells is a nice change (need to remember in the last announcement it was only 1) Other then the above "well" change (+) and Sir Sam free ride (-) there's really nothing new that the market didn't already know about. Cheers Matt
  18. mminion

    RRS

    All, There have been complaints about the level of "chit chat" on RRS (please don't post for the sake of posting, if there's nothing new to comment on then there's nothing to post about) Same goes for off topic images (there are still people on dialup) I'm sure I'll hear the odd gumble but I'll put this to you, if the topic looks like one big joke/party then don't be surprised when people write the company off as one too. Cheers Matt
  19. mminion

    RRS

    QUOTE Although keeping in mind Puntland has the posture to negate any ICU shinannigans but once any preverbial hits the fan inside Somalia everyone will get to share in the spatter IMO your really over rating the ICU... when (it's not a "if") will splinter or implode it won't effect North/Central Somalia as they have little to no control there (or even the TFG as a whole as the ICU doesn't have anywhere near the control within the TFG that it claims) This is nothing more then a game of poker, the ICU knows that the TFG is holding a better hand (AU support) but is trying to bluff and talk it's way out of losing the lot (i.e. why don't we all share the pot) The TFG doesn't seem to want to share (it's not going to talks in Libya) therefore all this "talk" about a plan to share power is just that..... a bluff by the weaker side. Cheers Matt
  20. mminion

    RRS

    "Islamic courts are full control of most the strategic towns and regions in Somalia" "full control " using the word "Full" doesn't allow for doubt does it? "most the strategic towns and regions in Somalia" Again Really ? From most other sources the Islamic Courts have "some" control of areas south of Baidoa, but that's about it. Same media source as above but different story: "Islamic militia that have seized control of Mogadishu and much of the rest of southern Somalia oppose foreign interference." "and much of the rest of southern Somalia oppose" Wait a second I thought it was "full" not just "much" ? "southern Somalia" why only limit the claim to southern ? And yet another story (all still the same media source "Shabelle") http://www.shabelle.net/news/ne1430.htm "Somalia’s traditional elders in Salagle, a village in Middle Jubba province of southern Somalia, have endorsed for the first time to consent Somalia’s Islamic Courts militias to be trained in their region, amid the Islamists in a process of widening their power in all southern Somalia." "The motive of the militias being trained resembles a kind of rehabilitation; the Islamists are gaining support from communities in southern Somalia in an endeavor to seize all southern Somalia, including Baidoa" "have endorsed for the first time to consent Somalia’s Islamic Courts" First time? Wait a second as per past claims the Islamic Courts are in "full control" and have been for awhile. "village in Middle Jubba province of southern Somalia" It's 500km south of Mogadishu.... if they really control "of most the strategic towns and regions in Somalia" why are they training there ? And drum roll the size of this force they are training.... Over 100 militias.... sorry my money is on the African Union peacekeeping force and their 100+ to 1 ratio. Sorry but why do I still get the feeling the media is beating up the story (the better the story, the more news paper sales... why let truth get in the way) One would think that they would at least be smart enough to report the same "party line" but even that seems too hard. So for those not keeping score, the Islamic courts seem to control "much" (and that's being kind, IMO it's a handful of small towns) southern Somalia and seem to have a fighting force in the hundreds (ok, it maybe even as high as a couple of thousand) VS 8,000 African Union peacekeepers & what ever Puntland/Somaliland/TFG can put together... but I'm sure the media (and those that control the media) will continue to make out that the battle is too close call. Cheers Matt
  21. All, There have been complaints about the level of "chit chat"on AGS (please don't post for the sake of posting, if there's nothing new to comment on then there's nothing to post about) I'll also add, if you want to discuss other subjects i.e "TA VS FA" there are multiple topics in "Investment Discussion" for just that. Cheers Matt
  22. mminion

    RRS

    All, Cross topic promotion isn't allowed on Sharescene (please don't talk about non RRS stuff on the RRS topic) the same goes for "chit chat" (please don't post for the sake of posting, if there's nothing new to comment on then there's nothing to post about) If you want to discuss other "possible investments opportunities" there are multiple topics in "Off Topic Chat" i.e. High Risk High Return Oil/Gas Stocks http://www.sharescene.com/index.php?showtopic=8087 Cheers Matt
  23. mminion

    RRS

    In reply to: afas on Tuesday 12/09/06 02:19pm afas Please read thru the past pages (or better yet use the search function) of this topic as your not asking anything new (or even suggesting anything that hasn’t be discussed in detail before) Cheers Matt
  24. mminion

    NASA TV

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/live_tv.html Just about to open the hatch between the shuttle and the space station... Cheers Matt
  25. Peter Brock's Daytona Coupe, taken yesterday. Photo taken by Ross Smith
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