Search found 172 matches

by marknorthfield
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broadcasting house
Replies: 20
Views: 2098

The story is well worth a listen. However, the subsequent interview was slightly disappointing in that Paddy (the presenter, who I like very much) fell into the trap of asking 'when the oil runs out' which meant the former Shell president John Hoffmeister was able to declare that the crossing point ...
by marknorthfield
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Spending Cuts March
Replies: 66
Views: 5082

Thought I'd throw my tuppence worth in... I went on the march today, fully aware that there was no single 'alternative' agenda being marched for, fully aware that a lot of people don't see the bigger picture with energy/finance/climate change, fully aware that it won't change government policy one j...
by marknorthfield
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Saudi troops have entered Bahrain: Saudi official
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

Mark Actualy the Libyan rebels strongly resisted our offers of aid, when they were winning. I've not heard much about them now asking us to bail them out, although they may be. My understanding of the protestors' demands is that they centre around that old chestnut of a minority ruling a majority, ...
by marknorthfield
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Saudi troops have entered Bahrain: Saudi official
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

What makes you think anyone would want our help? Well, the Libyan rebels certainly do... But, in the event of Iran getting involved in Bahrain beyond issuing critical statements (and I'm not saying that's likely, just that anything is possible in 2011 it would seem) my rhetorical question was merel...
by marknorthfield
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Saudi troops have entered Bahrain: Saudi official
Replies: 15
Views: 2045

It's certainly a good week to bury bad news (John Simpson said as much a few days ago in relation to Libya). That is, unless Iran do get physically involved in Bahrain, and then everyone will know about it.

And if they did, whose side would we be on? The side of democratic protest? I doubt it.
by marknorthfield
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

So the military are trying the helicopter method after all. The NHK footage of it illustrates the scale and difficulty of the challenge. The Guardian live feed has quotes from David Hinde, head of the department of nuclear physics at the Australian National University, about this. 8.40am (5.40pm JST...
by marknorthfield
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

From BBC's live online updates. Looks like they're giving up on the dousing spent fuel ponds by helicopter idea. 2126: Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has just announced it is abandoning the plan to use helicopters to drop water as it would be too impractical, AP reports. It said other options were ...
by marknorthfield
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

A bit more detailed analysis of the technical side etc. Have only skimmed so far, but it looks interesting.

http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/2 ... anese.html
by marknorthfield
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Saudi Immune to Unrest LOL
Replies: 32
Views: 4091

Immune, perhaps not, but they're going to have a damn good try! Not reported on any mainstream so a pinch of salt for the time being. Unconfirmed reports from several sources have indicated that an activist, Faisal Ahmed Abdul-Ahadwas, who called for a "Day of Rage" on March 11 through Fa...
by marknorthfield
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: The Secret Life of Waves
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

I found this programme both intriguing and profoundly moving. I guess I was made aware a long time ago that waves are not made of water and that appearances of solidity are all to do with timescale, but it was fascinating to see it explored so intelligently. Being able to see the world in terms of p...
by marknorthfield
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peak Oil Music!
Replies: 397
Views: 168087

Appreciation very much appreciated. :) To answer your question Maudibe, both albums with a recording engineer mate of mine Andy in South London (though I pay him for his time as it's his job). He uses Logic Audio. The arrangements are all mine; I play all the piano/keyboard things and hire string pl...
by marknorthfield
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peak Oil Music!
Replies: 397
Views: 168087

OK, I'm all Soundclouded up. Woo-hoo.

http://soundcloud.com/mark-northfield

Hopefully that should solve any audio problems.


8)
by marknorthfield
Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peak Oil Music!
Replies: 397
Views: 168087

Oh dear. Sorry folks. :( I'm very surprised if the whole thing sounds distorted... The drums on the track ARE distorted, but they're supposed to be! I just checked out the site again now and it seems to be fine (in both Firefox and Safari). I'll have to look into Soundcloud as it's not something I'v...
by marknorthfield
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peak Oil Music!
Replies: 397
Views: 168087

OK, I've resisted posting anything here for a looooooong time, even though it's always been an interesting thread to flick through. Please indulge me this small bit of self-promotion! I recorded something recently called 'The Up Shit Creek Blues' as part of an album ('Alterations') I will be releasi...
by marknorthfield
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: yahoo! PO is a great fun game. Message from someone whos won
Replies: 90
Views: 9335

Laugh? I nearly did!

:wink: