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With luck, there is a new page on Number Watch.
It worked! But only after refreshing a couple of times.
I have monkeyed with the after effects of the web system that is/was FrontPage. I like to be helpful whenever possible, but the administrators of sites that support FrontPage have never been overly supportive, so I danced around them. I don't know if it was the nature of frontPage that made them less than helpful or their own lack of understanding of IT infrastructure.
I am not a fan of FileZilla either. It works. It does its job. There is experience needed to handle all the variations out there. I didn't write the opening paragraph, but every time someone asks me to write the instruction manual to something, words sounding like them come out of my mouth. The best way to help people is to get a ScreenShare going because you cannot make any assumption about the state of the computer they are using. It is possible to have 4 popup blockers on the computer in question without the user knowing it. I have seen systems with 3 firewalls, 4 popup blockers, and then the real problem was outside because the external firewall decided to put a policy in place without telling anyone.
A 1X2 lego brick can be connected how many ways to another 1X2 lego brick?
Is it 2, 6, or the sideways 8?
Or to put it differently. The ISP that recommended FileZilla should have directions on how to configure it. The company FileZilla can't tell you how to configure it for ISP X.
The rules of how legos can be combined mutate depending on where you are.
Yay! It does work.
Good to see you back.
Delighted by the rebirth, and well done John for your dogged conquering of FileZilla!
Congratulations on your victorious return!
Yes good to have you back John. Only one minor quibble though, the virtual deaths you quote from diesel particulates in London is 7,000. I heard Ken Livingstone on the radio this morning, and he said the next London Mayor would have to act urgently on the 10,000 deaths a year from poor air quality. So the number has already grown. Though, hold on a minute one is diesel particulates, and one is poor air quality, so maybe there are 7,000 deaths from diesel particulates, and an extra 3,000 from other sources of poor air quality that aren't from diesel engines. Remarkable how they can be so precise.
The only thing you can be sure of is that driving in London will soon be an activity for the rich, as motoring taxes of one form or another rise.
Paris has a very aggressive form of this already coming into force where they're attacking private vehicles, something the current London Low Emission Zone hasn't done yet, preferring to punish commercial firms who have no vote. A Labour London mayor would have no such scruples.
Anytime anyone talks about deaths caused by pollution and you know its yet another propaganda piece by the activists.
If I can find the link I will post it but the government did once have proper scientific reporting where the scientists, lots of them, presented a report stripped bare of emotive terms and showing dissenting views. The report in question was about particulates. All particulates (apparently the impact of NOX on health is not as causally secure as SOX.)
The purpose of such reports was to inform decision makers not promote solutions.
No where did it mention deaths caused by particulates.
Instead it talked about the impact of particulates on life expectancy, i.e. morbidity not mortality.
NOX etc are not Cyanide. One whiff and you don't die.
The report focused on cardio-vascualr deaths from, all causes and informed that the impact of particulates (life time exposure not an occasional whiff) could only be inferred from a change in life expectancy correlated to a significant change in particulates.
Since the report claimed that no where in the UK was the particulates level above the safe threshold expect occasionally during in rush hours in some locations, we are left to wonder just how many people are really affected and to what extent.
The major changes have been:
1) the clean air act
2) the rise of gas fired central heating (which also raised the question of the impact in modern life of living in sealed environments at home, in the car and office and thus the extent to which particulates in the same concentrations have the same effect as previously).
3) the ring roads with the consequenet dispersal of industry and power generation from the inner cities to the peripheries and the marked improvement in air quality that followed.
We are left to ask how many people ar affected and to waht extent? Are they cut down in their prime at 25-30 years old or when all other forms of death have been set aside and the impact is in terms of weeks for a few people?
But as with the Marine pollution reporting claiming first 30,000 "deaths" a year and later rising to "60,000" one suspects what we are really seeing is the "activist scientist" not so concerned with scientific methods and neutral reporting but advocacy and agenda setting.
Oh, we ought to ask how many computer models where used in these reports and to what extent the limits increasingly arbitrarily imposed by politicians no longer have any beneficial effect on health buit do do what the activists want which is to destroy our society,.
It is good to see that you are back. Number Watch has been sorely missed.
Thank goodness! I had given up hoping this site was still live, ages ago. I don't contribute here - lack of expertise, I guess. But I did miss it. Live long and perspire!