OK So I was wrong!

They aren’t really that crap. Andy Mac explained the "bleeding obvious" to me and that is that the private key must be a value that doesn’t change. Because if it can change then you end up having to change it yourself through multiple tables. The proper way to do it is to use a surrogate key as the primary key if the original primary key is going to change. That way you always use the surrogate key which never changes and therefore you never have to change it across multiple tables.

Who’d have guessed!

Anyway, I just read a fair proportion of the Guinness World Records, Gamers Edition, 2008 and let me tell you, it’s a damned good read. I remember the Guinness book of records as a load of facts, which it still is, but the facts are written in a linear way with comment between them, so it reads like a book. I also recently finished "The Ultimate History of Video Games" and it’s superb. if you have any interest in video games, read these two books.  For those who remember the  "old school"  the Guinness book has the proper top 100, not some stupid modern day nonsense with Dr Kawashima or Goldeneye as the best game ever.

There is only one best game ever, everything else is a pretender to the crown. Nothing, and I repeat, nothing, will every usurp Space Invaders from the top of the heap. It was just too influential to ever be moved. Although, that said, I wouldn’t mind being proved wrong one day. Because if any game ever did  become more influential then I, for one, would love to play it.

And while I’m at it, and a tad drunk, all this crap the government is spouting about climate change being man made and that they are going to ban the plastic bag. I mean, come on, what with? The recyclable ones are actually worse than the plastic bags they replace because, whilst being re-usable, they take up far more energy to make and most people forget them so end up buying bag after bag, week after week. Paper bags are obviously not the way forward, unless you want to cull even more rain forest. So what’s the answer.. Who knows, maybe the answer is to keep the status quo.

You green types have just gone mad with your ludicrous nonsense about climate change. Are you going to give me my money back when you eventually admit you are wrong about it? I read a report just today in New Scientist that said it’s a fact that global warming is man made and spouted a whole load of facts, like the last 30 years has seen the greatest amount of warming in the last millennia. Well so what? It’s ok coming up with popularised bollocks like that but it proves nothing. It’s like saying that today was the wettest day since 1930. So what? That just means that there was a wetter day before 1930, if you go back further than a millennia it turns out that today’s warming is nothing unusual or strange. The difference is that people are so full of shit about it that it ends up stopping development in the third world, where they need it the most, and basically means that people are going to die!

The length to which you go is beyond compare. Apparently now I have to worry about my carbon footprint. My ARSE! All that means is that only the rich people will be able to go on holiday abroad because nobody else will be able to afford the carbon that a plane produces. Everybody else will have to pay the extortionate amount of money it costs to stay in a shit-hole in England for a week.

I recently saw an advert that was on national television. It basically tried to say that making sure your tyres on your car were at the correct pressure would reduce carbon emissions from your engine and therefore help to stop global warming. For crying out loud. The amount of money spent on that advert and the number of miles travelled in a car to produce it could probably have been better spent saving some poor dying child somewhere.

Everyone forgets the maths. We are a country of 60 million. China is a country of over a billion. Our total population is a gnat’s chuff compared to them. If they reduce their carbon by a mere 1% it will dwarf anything we can do. But I’m not picking on the Chinese, I’m trying to point out the ridiculousness of using the argument of tyre pressure to somehow show that you can make a difference with man made global warming, which, by the way, has a damned good chance of not existing.

Interestingly the IPCC seems to omit the fact that water vapour is 270 times more warming than CO2 and that it accounts for about 97% or so of the atmosphere. All these here new trees that are being planted produce water vapour all day long. And apparently it’s a matter of fact that there are more trees around today than there has ever been, simply because managed forests are 3 times more compact that natural forest. So despite the fact that huge swathes of rain forest are being chopped down, it is more than made up for by  man-made planting. Admittedly I don’t know the real fact, just being a lay-man, and that losing rain forest means that God knows how many species {of tasty animals} are lost, but in terms of CO2, maybe it’s more damaging to plant trees that produce water vapour than to drive your car to work.

Anyway, I think my drunken point is that you should not necessarily believe the crap that spouts forth from modern day media. Everybody seems to be jumping on a bandwagon of ignorance. Go on You Tube and look up climate change and its sceptics, don’t just believe the mainstream. Use your own brain, don’t depend on other people to decide on things for you. And when you see the graphs from the last 100,000 years that show today’s warming is completely in line with previous warnings, then you might just realise that maybe, just maybe, what a complete load of bollocks the green movement is trying to spout forth to achieve their own political aims.

Cheers

Lee

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