Dan Marsh

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26 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Crowdsource fact checking: Claims the WikiTribune community should verify‎; 03:01:59, 26 May 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> "Paypal closed accounts and pocketing the balance in its early days of operation." The tweet by Existential Comics doesn't contain any specific information, such as the exact circumstances, so there isn't really a fact to check. Of course it is plausible that a company, or even a bank, could close an account and keep the balance. Perhaps because the account has been dormant for a long period of time. https://www.theguardian.com/money/shortcuts/2012/apr/04/dormant-accounts-big-society-capital So, in some circumstances closing an account and keeping the balance isn't out of the ordinary. )

25 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: UK anti-corruption drive rests on offshore enablers‎; 02:28:19, 25 May 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> I think it can be useful to look at the history of hiding wealth and avoiding taxes. All of this is very far from new! Firstly, concealing wealth and avoiding specific taxes is not always illegal, or immoral. For example, hiding something of value from hostile invaders, such as the ancient Romans or the Nazis. Avoiding double-taxation or punitive taxes that only exist to generate some easy money for a government. Of course, some of these activities are illegal and blatantly immoral, e.g. completely avoiding tax, hiding bribes, etc. But, British tax havens, and secrecy jurisdictions only exist because the UK government intentionally allows this. And, they allow it along with money laundering to some extent because they would sooner have that value sitting in British banks, than in some other country's banks. That means its all British money that is likely to be spent and invested within the British economy, and eventually taxed in some way. )

24 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: The Death of Websites As We Know it‎; 13:41:38, 24 May 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Needs sources! Also, as the article stands it looks more like a blog than a news article. It needs to reference current events within the web design industry. In summary, you're telling us that the industry is undergoing changes, but I'd say that has always been the case with the internet and websites. You might find it easier to write an article if you narrow the scope, and perhaps focus on the rise of apps. It is not easy to write article that attempts to cover a very broad subject (the state of web design in general). )
• (view) . . Comment: Daily News Agenda: Friday‎; 12:49:16, 24 May 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> How about this story? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44235402 )

23 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Irish emigrants travel home in effort to sway abortion referendum‎; 15:14:41, 23 May 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> There are some sharing buttons at the top right of the page. )

19 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Republican, monarchist or don’t care? Opposing views on the UK royal family‎; 18:16:03, 19 May 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Surely, a republic would mean paying out much the same amount of money, but risking having someone like Trump instead of the Queen? No thanks! )

16 May 2018

14 April 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Missiles hit Syrian targets; Trump lawyer might have been in Prague‎; 13:30:18, 14 Apr 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Evidence does exist in the form of videos, photos and accounts given by people in the area that was attacked. So far, no-one has disproved the validity of those videos. The UN-OPCW has confirmed that Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons on previous occasions. This has been going on for years, and many barrel bombs containing chemicals have been deliberately dropped by Syria on to civilians including small children. There are hours and hours worth of filming that covers these events from start to finish. )

09 April 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Russia's 'disinformation campaign' on Salisbury attack follows familiar script‎; 18:17:27, 09 Apr 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> In some cases the government (UK, USA, Russia, etc.) won't release evidence to the public for very good reasons. They just don't want to reveal, to their opponents, how good or bad their intelligence is, what methods they are using, etc. )

28 March 2018

22 March 2018

21 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Federal Trade Commission investigates Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scandal‎; 08:52:20, 21 Mar 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Aside from owning Whatsapp, Instagram and others, Facebook also has tracking code on many other websites. All those Facebook icons on other websites are often able to track your browsing, and if you have a Facebook account, they will know exactly who you are and what you've been looking at online. Of course, Google does much the same thing. )

19 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: What is novichok, the nerve agent blamed for British attack?‎; 18:02:37, 19 Mar 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> "such a nerve agent potentially could be made in any chemical plant" This is not something that would ever be made at a chemical plant. Chemical plants are for producing chemicals on a large-scale. It can only be made in a laboratory set-up for that purpose. In the UK, chemical warfare agents used to be made by pharmaceutical companies, e.g. Sandoz now known as Novartis. )

17 March 2018

14 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Russia changes the rules of warfare, perfecting 'hybrid war'‎; 13:36:47, 14 Mar 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> If the Russian state doesn't want to be seen as an enemy, then they're certainly going about it the wrong way. Friends don't poison each other. )

13 March 2018

10 March 2018

09 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: 'This is violent, isn’t it?' Trump holds video game violence meeting‎; 16:32:36, 09 Mar 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Perhaps it is the wording, and I've misunderstood. If you're saying that there is no clear link between games and real violence, then that would be about right. I think. )

08 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: 'This is violent, isn’t it?' Trump holds video game violence meeting‎; 23:29:42, 08 Mar 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> The last paragraph says: "Academic debate about games links with violence remains controversial and unclear." Yet the source Wikipedia article seems to be making it clear that there is no link to real world violence and video games, quite the opposite. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_controversies#Studies_on_the_effect_on_crime It may be that I have missed something, but I have never read anything that makes a case for a link between video games and violence. Also, movies and TV programmes show far worse than any video game. )
• (view) . . Comment: Earlier: Diplomatic crisis sparked by nerve agent attack on former Russian spy‎; 20:34:30, 08 Mar 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> So, Putin said "“Russia’s special services don’t do that,” (hunt and kill traitors). In the same way that there are no Russian soldiers fighting in the Ukraine, according to Putin? I think he gets away with misleading people based on prefabricated technicalities of his own creation. )

07 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Earlier: Diplomatic crisis sparked by nerve agent attack on former Russian spy‎; 23:15:06, 07 Mar 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Rowley said the first police officer to respond to the scene is also in critical condition in hospital. I made an edit to change this to "serious condition" if only because those were his words. Also, I think there might be some difference between critical condition and serious condition. Critical being worse than serious. But, I'm not sure on that. )
23:11:41, 07 Mar 2018 ( diff | hist). . Russian former spy targeted with nerve agent (Updated → his words were "serious condition", so best to use those words, critical can mean likely to die)

06 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Earlier: Diplomatic crisis sparked by nerve agent attack on former Russian spy‎; 17:13:35, 06 Mar 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> His wife died in 2012: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/06/uk-counter-terror-police-investigate-russian-spy-mystery-sergei-skripal )

02 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: China refuses 'foreign garbage,' leaving waste mountains in West‎; 16:36:10, 02 Mar 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> I think it will take a big change in society to really fix this problem. So many products are now effectively disposable, instead of being something you might buy once or twice in a lifetime. I don't just mean carrier bags, but items such as furniture. Of course, things that last also need some repairs and maintenance, and for that you need a lot of people with hands-on skills. Today, it can be quite a job to find someone who can repair something. )

23 February 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Reality TV star wipes $1.3 billion off Snap market value‎; 16:41:30, 23 Feb 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> I'm not completely convinced by this story. She made that tweet at 9.50 pm on the 21st while the market was closed. There was a bit of a dip when the market reopened the following morning. Although the overall long term trend for that stock price remains the same. How does anyone know that dip is directly connected to her tweet, and not due to some other reason? )

21 February 2018

• (view) . . Comment: US gun ownership -- attitudes and history and outlook‎; 15:08:57, 21 Feb 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Any AR-15 type rifle will be semi-automatic, as in it will fire one round each time the trigger is pulled. It will fire repeatedly pretty much as rapidly as you can pull and release the trigger. The AR-15 is the semi-automatic civilian version of the M16 rifle which is fully-automatic, and was the American standard issue rifle during the Vietnam War. The M16 would be an example of an assault rifle because it has selective fire modes. That means that you can select between say burst fire and fully-automatic. An assault might involve trying to overrun an enemy position and close-quarters fighting. You might use full-auto for suppressing fire before running towards that position. Full-auto is going to be pretty inaccurate, and semi-automatic is what you would use for carefully aimed shots. But the type of ammo used is arguably more important than the exact type of gun, i.e. 5.6 mm or .22 calibre is less lethal than 5.56×45mm NATO. Then you have .50 BMG which is extremely lethal, but not something you would want to use in confined spaces. )

20 February 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Cryptocurrencies‎; 16:25:56, 20 Feb 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Is it possible to look into the effects that cryptocurrency mining is having on the supply of graphics cards? It would be nice to know if the availability of stock is likely to improve this year. What does Nvidia and AMD intend to do about this problem? They could design GPUs or cards that cannot be used for mining, and perhaps produce chips specifically for mining. So as to keep everyone happy. )
• (view) . . Comment: Cryptocurrencies‎; 16:19:21, 20 Feb 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Do you mean from the point of view of creating better security or breaking existing security? )

11 February 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Invitation: help us report on Elon Musk and the 'new space race'‎; 16:31:40, 11 Feb 2018 . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Not sure if there is such thing as a new space race. The Space Race of the 20th-century was mostly between the USA and Russia where they were both trying to be the first to achieve certain objectives in competition with each other, and independently. Today, things are more cooperative between commercial organizations, different countries and governmental space programs. For example, SpaceX would not exist without the US government's help in one way or another. They are not really in competition with each other. )

09 February 2018

( tax ) .. - Tag hedgehog created; 16:34:08, 09 Feb 2018.. Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎ ( created )
• Attachment: Erinaceus_europaeus_hedgehog (Hedgehog population in 'serious decline' in the UK) 16:28:26, 09 Feb 2018 . . (N/A)‎ . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( updated → Meta data updated )
• Attachment: Erinaceus_europaeus_hedgehog (Hedgehog population in 'serious decline' in the UK) 16:27:53, 09 Feb 2018 . . (N/A)‎ . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( updated → Meta data updated )
• Attachment: Erinaceus_europaeus_hedgehog (Hedgehog population in 'serious decline' in the UK) 16:26:34, 09 Feb 2018 . . (N/A)‎ . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( updated → Meta data updated )
• Attachment: Erinaceus_europaeus_hedgehog (Hedgehog population in 'serious decline' in the UK) 16:25:19, 09 Feb 2018 . . (N/A)‎ . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( updated → Meta data updated )
• Attachment: Erinaceus_europaeus_hedgehog (Hedgehog population in 'serious decline' in the UK) 16:24:57, 09 Feb 2018 . . (N/A)‎ . . Dan Marsh (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( added )

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  1. Dan, thanks very much for the piece on the planet. Peter

  2. Hi Dan, thanks for adding the picture to the Azerbaijan story. I had to delete it because I wasn’t sure whether it conformed to our copyright licence. Please could you re-upload it and fill in the necessary info in the media directory? Thanks!

      1. Thanks Dan. Will reinsert into the story.

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