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offsite link Does This Data From Public Health Scotland Show that Vaccine Effectiveness Against Death is Just 46%... Mon Aug 02, 2021 00:55 | Will Jones
A rough calculation based on recent death data from PHS suggests that, with 87% of deaths in the vaccinated, vaccine effectiveness against death may be considerably less than studies have suggested.
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offsite link Tens of Millions of Brits Will Be Offered Pfizer Booster Vaccine This Autumn Sun Aug 01, 2021 13:31 | Michael Curzon
Millions of Brits will be offered a Pfizer vaccine booster later this year, even if their first two doses were from another provider, because it has proved to be more effective against the Delta Covid variant.
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Andrew Bridgen MP has criticised the Government for "trying to aggressively coerce young people" into getting 'jabbed' with threats of vaccine passports, but says the plans would not pass through the House of Commons.
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offsite link Australia Uses Helicopters and the Army to Enforce Lockdown Rules Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:07 | Michael Curzon
Australia is using its army to enforce strict 'Zero-Covid' lockdown measures, with helicopters flying over parts of the country telling rule-breakers: "You will be found and fines issued."
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national / sci-tech / press release Friday November 07, 2008 15:02 by Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland
The Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) spoke out today, in advance of their 13th Annual Conference, about the need to increase the confidence of political and management decision makers in using and investing in information and communication technology (ICT). HISI also identified the need to raise public awareness of how critical a role ICT plays in the current delivery of services. In today’s economic climate HISI stresses that technology is crucial to the drive for efficiencies and effectiveness within the sector because it underpins and supports the development of services. read full story / add a comment
Google Alert.
international / sci-tech / news report Friday August 15, 2008 10:43 by Cookie Monster   text 4 comments (last - friday august 15, 2008 14:00)   image 3 images
Can corporations censor the Internet? read full story / add a comment
national / sci-tech / news report Friday July 18, 2008 15:55 by Michael O'Callaghan   text 3 comments (last - friday july 18, 2008 19:50)
Prof Paddy Cunningham exposed as biotech industry lobbyist read full story / add a comment
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national / sci-tech / news report Thursday March 06, 2008 16:16 by ANM   text 91 comments (last - tuesday september 30, 2008 19:19)   image 2 images
Politics.ie, the popular internet discussion chat board, has been taken offline in what is said to be a serious hacking incident. Users of the site complained that personal information and private messages had been hacked into earlier this week, and some also complained that their avatars (the colourful flag or party emblem they use to indentify each other) had been changed without their permission.

Yesterday at lunchtime the site stopped loading onto users' computers, with all requests timing out. People have speculated that productivity in certain government departments has since shot up. read full story / add a comment
<small>Mohammad frequently consulted with angels</small>
national / sci-tech / feature Friday February 22, 2008 09:29 by James O'Brien   text 167 comments (last - friday march 01, 2013 19:38)   image 12 images   video 3 video files   audio 2 audio files
Anarchism has traditionally been hostile to all religions because by their very nature they tend to be authoritarian. A supernatural creator who sets the rules is naturally considered to be the ultimate source of authority. And its authority means humanity’s obedience. If there is a god, it would, in the words of Bakunin, be necessary to abolish him. But a creator doesn’t exist, so we are left with the more mundane task of spreading the good news that values aren’t handed down from on high, but emerge from human society.
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international / sci-tech / press release Thursday January 24, 2008 15:58 by Michael O'Callaghan   text 2 comments (last - monday june 09, 2008 00:10)
This scandal came to a head after one of the paper's co-authors, Shane Morris (an Irish biotech scientist with a degree from NUI Maynooth who is advising Fine Gael on GM food and farming issues), threatened legal action against the GM-free Ireland Network and GM Watch after we exposed him as a Canadian Government agent and reported that his paper has been described as "misleading" and a "flagrant fraud". For details see http://www.gmfreeireland.org/morris read full story / add a comment
back in '77 they had B&W telly. No-one got the significance of the tree.
international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Friday October 12, 2007 22:19 by iosaf mac diarmada   text 3 comments (last - friday may 03, 2019 16:18)   image 1 image
Yesterday night the switch was flicked on one of the largest satellite arrays on the planet. Named after Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen the system brings together his dilletentism or whims as a mega-geek & the anglo-saxon culture industrially vital world of SETI and the very murky US involvement in deep Space radio telescope exploration in one project with one stated aim :-

The search for intelligent Alien life.

I'm going to treat today's "system booting" as a piece of tech-news & come at it from the ever reliable anti-trust angle. Thus I hope to raise awareness of the capitalist & philosophical elements of the project rather than spurn the "tinfoil hat" brigade onto anything sillier than they've achieved mostly not by being too suspicious or paranoid but rather by not putting their theories in social or historical context. To that end I'll mix news with a bit of analysis & bit of opinion. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / news report Thursday June 21, 2007 20:17 by R. Isible   text 1 comment (last - friday june 22, 2007 11:19)
ThePirateBay is best known for hosting trackers for distributed file-sharing and getting raided recently by the Swedish police at the behest of the US MPAA. They've been making noises about a couple of new ventures, and one of them has gone live: a completely uncensored image hosting service. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 20, 2007 12:45 by R. Isible   text 11 comments (last - friday june 29, 2007 19:17)
YouTube (now owned by Google) have launched what they say are "localized" versions for 9 countries: Brazil, Japan and seven EU countries including Ireland. The Irish version appears bizarrely to be localised in English. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / press release Thursday June 07, 2007 15:27 by tom eile   text 2 comments (last - friday june 08, 2007 15:52)
Iraq's powerful oil workers' trade union today expressed alarm as an
arrest warrant was issued for its leaders, in an attempt to clamp
down on industrial action.

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Port Oriel Harbour viewed from the approach road from Clogherhead village.
louth / sci-tech / news report Friday May 18, 2007 18:23 by Sean Crudden   text 6 comments (last - thursday may 24, 2007 16:20)   image 22 images
The Minister for Communications, Marine, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Noel Dempsey TD, visited Clogherhead today to perform at 2.30 p.m. the official opening of the refurbished Port Oriel harbour. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 09, 2007 14:42 by Sheikh Dr. Shaheed Satardien   text 4 comments (last - wednesday may 30, 2007 01:07)
The Inter-Faith Roundtable is a loose affiliation of people of different beliefs (from Christians, to Muslims, Hindus to Sikh etc) who seek to promote peace, tolerance, respect and understanding between the creeds and those of none. We believe that integration is an essential part of that process, as the lessons of Europe so starkly indicate. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / press release Wednesday April 18, 2007 06:42 by Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Sepp Hasslberger
FDA tried to have manufacturer indicted and revoked the petition for approval of aspartame, until Don Rumsfeld called in his markers. Then Dr. Adrian Gross, FDA toxicologist told Congress aspartame violated the Delaney Amendment because it causes brain tumors. When Dr. Soffritti of the Ramazzini Institute did the prestigious cancer study showing aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen flacks tried to rebut the study. Dr. Soffritti has now done another study even using lower doses - aspartame once and for all is shown to be a multipotential carcinogen that should immediately be removed from the market. It has caused a global epidemic, Aspartame Disease. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / news report Monday April 09, 2007 14:06 by Clive Sullish   text 3 comments (last - thursday april 12, 2007 12:00)
A new ‘probability-based’ report, prepared for England’s Ministry of Defence by Rear Admiral Chris Parry, warns of the dangers to political stability which may present themselves during the 2030s. Competition for scarce resources and climate change in a context of growing population will fuel the continuing conflict in the Middle East and possibly give rise to conflict between Islam and an economically-vibrant and still-atheist China. ‘Terrorism’ will be facilitated by technological developments.
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dublin / sci-tech / news report Monday March 12, 2007 18:25 by Red Wedge   text 41 comments (last - tuesday april 03, 2007 00:46)
I attended some of Marxism 2007. This is my account of proceedings. read full story / add a comment
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national / sci-tech / news report Wednesday November 29, 2006 15:16 by TestTubeBoy   text 4 comments (last - friday december 01, 2006 10:40)   image 1 image
Contract researchers are forming an association to improve their lot read full story / add a comment
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international / sci-tech / news report Saturday November 25, 2006 03:03 by Steve Peacock   image 1 image
Over 17 metric tons of highly enriched uranium (HEU) are slated for transfer into the hands of private contractors, whom under the auspices of the U.S. Dept. of Energy program will "down-blend" the weapons-grade material into nuclear reactor-friendly low-enriched uranium (LEU) -- which would then be shipped to foreign nations. read full story / add a comment
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international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Sunday November 19, 2006 16:57 by Ezra Niesen   text 1 comment (last - friday november 24, 2006 18:30)   image 1 image
Scientists who study human evolution have discovered the evolutionary origins of morality. The concept of morality exists in every culture on Earth, but the morals themselves are different, which causes a lot of conflict in the world. Now that the Democrats own the U.S. Congress, I’m sure that conflict is about to get very interesting… read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / news report Wednesday September 13, 2006 22:02 by o as if   text 13 comments (last - monday september 18, 2006 13:25)
On this day 50 years ago IBM unveiled its RAMAC (Random Access Memory Accounting Machine). A computer machine which weighed several tonnes & occupied the same space as a bunch of fridge freezers. It was the first hard drive which could be searched & accessed without starting from the "beginning" of the data flow & running to the end, such as one must do with a magnetic tape.

Between 13/9/56 and its withdrawl from the market in the mid 1960's IBM sold over 6,000 of the units each of which could store 5 megabytes of information. read full story / add a comment
national / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Monday August 07, 2006 13:23 by Anon
Geologist view on Oil Exploration in Ireland read full story / add a comment
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