Did Margaret Thatcher change the world for the better?
Yes, but socialism won in the end.
No, but she might inspire the next generation.
Other (please explain)
Total votes: 19
Duncan Bayne's blog
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2011-07-20 04:30
My personal website is now on GitHub: http://duncan-bayne.github.com/
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2010-08-12 13:29
In an effort to spend more time focusing on what I enjoy, and less time writing about it, I'm no longer blogging or Tweeting. I now have a static website up at www.fluidscape.com, which I'll be updating on a highly infrequent basis (basically whenever I complete a project, or release new software).
It's been a long while since I participated here - mostly due to my developing a profound cynicism w.r.t. all things political, & deciding to spend my time in other areas, mostly offline - but I see most of the old regulars are still here & active (& that the AGW thread is still on the front page ... damn that's long-lived).
Have fun guys & gals ...
It's been a long while since — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2010-08-19 15:50
It's always sad ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2010-08-14 11:59
Duncan! — by Kasper on Sat, 2010-08-14 11:41
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2009-10-16 21:30
From this article:
What the hell is going on here? The US Government is negotiating a treaty with implications for everyone involved in I.T., and you have to sign an NDA to view it? And only a (very) select few are even given the opportunity.
I'm afraid I'm left feeling remarkably cynical towards ACTA; I fear it will be another poorly written loophole-ridden law like the DMCA (which was really intended to prevent criticism of photoshopping, don't you know).
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2009-06-02 04:31
Given the recent situation where Robert Campbell is having difficulty verifying that an email originated with Peikoff, I thought I'd write a tech blog post explaining the fundamentals of digital signing.
The full post is here. Please feel free to post comments, suggestions or requests for assistance in the comments (either at Fluidscape, or here).
Actually, even in Drupal it — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2009-06-03 01:03
Signed Messages — by wngreen on Tue, 2009-06-02 23:06
Thanks — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2009-06-02 05:26
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sat, 2009-05-02 04:45
So. How long do you give it before your Government is mandating mood-altering chemicals be added to public water supplies, "for the common good"? You just know that someone will claim that having the population doped out would reduce the frequency of road rage, school shootings, gang violence ...
Wonder if that was a — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2009-05-07 00:57
Interesting you should — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2009-05-07 00:56
Wynand — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-05-07 00:47
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2009-04-12 00:20
According to this story ...
"Here's how it works: you — by sharon on Mon, 2009-04-20 16:56
Redux — by atlascott on Mon, 2009-04-20 16:36
"by means of violence and — by sharon on Mon, 2009-04-20 16:25
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2009-04-03 10:29
... it controls the world with its tangy citrus goodness and Zionist plots
Juice from Jews — by Leonid on Sat, 2009-04-04 14:04
What if he compounded his error... — by Marcus on Sat, 2009-04-04 09:13
He may have a point — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2009-04-03 21:54
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2009-03-25 23:35
Sent this to the local newspaper. They've printed my letters before so I have hopes for this one, strongly-written though it is ...
Congrats Duncan — by HWH on Thu, 2009-04-02 12:38
They printed it without — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2009-04-02 03:53
Letter to green peace — by Kasper on Fri, 2009-03-27 06:26
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2009-02-26 03:03
From this article:
Duncan - "Manufactured Crisis" — by Sandi on Sun, 2009-03-01 06:57
From what I can tell, the — by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2009-03-01 02:27
Thank you for the links Laure — by Sandi on Sat, 2009-02-28 23:29
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2008-11-09 05:58
Sent the following to NAB after hearing they offer Shariah-compatible products:
I'm getting closer to an — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2008-12-22 23:22
I received an (entirely — by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2008-11-23 23:59
Sent them another email, — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2008-11-19 00:47
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2008-10-30 07:28
The following is a transcript of a conversation on Elijah's blog; he has removed most of my comments, including two I made before asking him whether he was deleting them (I assumed the first was deleted accidentally, or due to a bug in the blogging software).
I will be updating this post as the conversation continues so that nothing is lost for posterity.
I have honestly thought... — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2008-11-03 22:35
Yes... — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2008-11-03 22:34
How many are NOT taking this as humour? — by Scott Wilson on Mon, 2008-11-03 18:35
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2008-10-14 23:19
I find that time and time again, certain topics come up in conversation. So I thought I'd address them in a Q&A style and post them on my blog. It's much easier to direct someone to some reading on an issue than to repeat myself time and time again. I'll update this page as I come across new questions, and new answers.
Denomination was the best — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2009-05-25 05:41
Are you arguing that Sufism — by jeffrey smith on Mon, 2009-05-25 04:34
Are you arguing that Sufism — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2009-05-25 03:18
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2008-09-16 05:35
According to the Crimes Act 1961:
The were committed by Muslim — by Robert on Thu, 2008-09-25 22:03
Manhattan, Bali, London, and Karachi — by Luke H on Thu, 2008-09-25 19:49
Ban on Muslims... — by Robert on Thu, 2008-09-25 18:40
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2008-03-09 13:49
I admit that I was wrong & unfair about the Libz - having gone back and reread your latest press releases, it is clear that the party has definitely taken a new & fresh direction over the past year.
Boo hoo... — by Robert on Tue, 2008-03-11 05:40
Duncan — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2008-03-09 20:30
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sat, 2008-03-01 12:07
After a two-month break, I am flying again. I went up on Thursday morning with the Chief Flying Instructor for some remedial landing lessons, to ensure I don't bend another club aircraft.
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2008-02-12 21:18
This is utterly disgusting. Telecommunications companies assisted the Federal Government by providing assistance with illegal wiretaps - and so the Senate scratches their back by protecting them against lawsuits:
"I do not say a President — by Aaron on Mon, 2008-02-18 14:36
Ah! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-02-18 07:46
Actually, it seems the — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2008-02-18 06:48
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2008-02-04 21:34
Everyone - and I mean everyone - should read To Our Great Detriment: Ignoring What Extremists Say About Jihad by Stephen Coughlin.
"Pentagon Wakes Up & Retains Expert on Islamic Law" — by Sandi on Wed, 2008-02-06 20:17
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2008-02-03 00:25
I'm nearing the end of my third week with Team Ruthless.
*laugh* You are undoubtedly — by Aaron on Fri, 2008-02-08 05:29
Improving rapidly but not there yet — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2008-02-06 23:38
After being intrigued by — by Aaron on Wed, 2008-02-06 21:55
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2008-01-29 22:10
Now, I wonder why the statist in charge of UNITYblog would choose this particular ad-hominem to smear Rand (my emphasis)?
Yes, it would be the right thing to do — by Chris Cathcart on Wed, 2008-02-06 03:38
No Mere "Aside" — by James S. Valliant on Tue, 2008-02-05 17:38
an aside — by Erik on Tue, 2008-02-05 17:15
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2008-01-29 00:12
"The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth" - Bill Clinton
"That depends on what your definition of ‘is’ is" - Bill Clinton!?!?!
I'm sure there must be some more quotes that work this well when juxtaposed ... anyone care to contribute some more?
Always the bible — by Landon Erp on Tue, 2008-01-29 00:51
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2008-01-18 22:30
When I saw this website, I just couldn't help myself ...
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2008-01-16 09:37
So, I'm now doing a workout programme from Team Ruthless; specifically RCAT (Ruthless Combatives Attribute Training).
Update — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2008-01-22 14:20
Duncan, you live in Star — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2008-01-17 21:54
... actually, I've — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2008-01-16 09:48
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sat, 2008-01-05 10:16
Thanks for responding in detail to my original email.
> I would be more than happy to invite you to attend one of my upcoming talks. I have one scheduled
The Rand Centre for Middle East Public Policy — by Sandi on Tue, 2008-01-08 20:43
I'm afraid ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2008-01-06 02:19
Interesting reading, Duncan — by Sandi on Sat, 2008-01-05 23:07
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-12-19 09:45
So I was riding back to work from lunch on the Bollwell scooter I'm getting about on while my motorcycle is in the workshop. I turned left onto the motorway and crunch - the bike swerved and weaved as though I'd hit something.
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2007-12-06 11:26
My wife Ande will soon be starting the low-level flight part of her commercial helicopter license. She sent me this YouTube clip of someone demoing (advanced) low-level flight in a Schweizer 300CBi.
Ande has in fact almost — by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2008-02-24 02:23
Robbie Williams dosent do it — by michael fasher on Sat, 2007-12-08 04:28
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2007-12-04 10:54
I have been having a very bad time with vehicles of late.
Unfuckingbelievable — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-12-05 06:21
Trains, planes and Automobiles — by dinther on Tue, 2007-12-04 17:52
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2007-12-04 04:40
Clear, unequivocal and direct. It seems that supporters of Western values have a friend in the ICV.
Checking Out Their Website — by Sandi on Thu, 2007-12-06 00:41
Duncan — by Mitch on Wed, 2007-12-05 06:24
Actually I just received a — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-12-05 05:19
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2007-12-02 07:24
So I learned another important point about flying today. I flared too early (and too slowly) in a strong headwing (variable between 20 to 30kts), and landed hard on the mainwheels (not hard hard, just too-firmly). The nose then came down, and bounced up, again nothing worse than I've done in the past.
All go! — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-12-05 07:12
Duncan ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-12-05 04:16
Did your landing — by Jameson on Wed, 2007-12-05 04:09
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2007-11-29 07:39
"The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs." - Ron Paul
Both. — by Aaron on Fri, 2007-11-30 15:44
Oh! — by Elijah Lineberry on Thu, 2007-11-29 18:34
Well... — by James S. Valliant on Thu, 2007-11-29 18:13
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2007-11-23 08:33
Dear Dr. Paul,
The excuse that American — by michael fasher on Sat, 2007-12-08 03:25
Aaron — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-12-07 03:09
There's a difference between — by Aaron on Fri, 2007-12-07 00:38
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