The Anonymous Widower

Novac Djokovic Is Screwed, Glued And Tattooed By The BBC

This article on the BBC is entitled Novak Djokovic: Doubts Over Timing Of Covid Test.

This is the introductory paragraph.

BBC research has cast doubt on the timing of the positive Covid test Novak Djokovic used to enter Australia to try to compete in the Australian Open.

The BBC have done some impeccable research on the tests and their dates.

Read it, as nothing they did was difficult, once they had details of all the tests.

As my old company accountant would say.

Novac Djokovic Is Screwed, Glued And Tattooed.

But then the accountant had ways of making money and numbers talk and perform!

In my life, I’ve had three accountants as friends and all have shown me simple ways to detect fraud.

One even showed me how to dress up a spreadsheet, so that a banker would believe it. As he had been Chief Accountant of one the most famous names in British industry, I always wrote my software to his rules.

January 28, 2022 - Posted by | Computing, Sport | , , , ,


  1. Thankfully Zerforschung were inquisitive enough to start enquiring and the BBC picked up the trail.
    Take your story about the battery storage plant at Moss Landing. Shortly after phase 2 was commissioned phase 1 was shut down for 3 at least weeks with reported overheating, after which there seems to be a total news blackout on the status of the plant. Was the problem resolved simply or are there underlying issues? Either way phase 3 has just been approved and you are left to rely on the integrity of the companies and people involved. The difference, someone followed up on the Djokovic story.

    Comment by fammorris | January 29, 2022 | Reply

    • I feel that lithium-ion batteries for grid connected applications are living on borrowed time.

      There are the environmental problems of lithium mining.

      It needs a lot of energy to refine the lithium.

      They do catch fire in eScooters.

      So I suspect, when there are alternatives, that can be made to work, as with grid-connected applications, they will be phased out.

      The problem is going to be mobile applications.

      But why do we get problems with eScooters catching fire but not other vehicles?

      Comment by AnonW | January 29, 2022 | Reply

  2. E-scooters, just look at the way they’re marketed as a quick way of setting up a money making opportunity. Result, there are too many unscrupulous e-scooter companies that are only interested in making profits. If manufacturers make their batteries using low-quality materials and fail to undertake proper quality control inspections or operators don’t do the necessary maintenance what would you expect. We know lithium-ion batteries are potentially more prone to combustion, storing as they do large amounts of energy in relatively small storage systems.
    Reading one article it says that …..”one of the common causes of fires in electric scooters is physical damage to the battery.” I’ll bet that poor design of the original scooter or low quality maintenance will mean that although most lithium-ion batteries should be enveloped within the scooters framework, constant hits and knocks are damaging the battery.
    Probably just as important to ask the following about a diesel powered vehicle but if a double decker fitted with batteries caught fire what measures are taken to ensure the passengers get off unscathed?

    Comment by fammorris | January 29, 2022 | Reply

    • By chance about ten years ago, I found myself sitting next to a bus-driver union rep on a Manchester bus. He said he preferred the London-bus layout with two doors.

      It meant that idle youth didn’t bother the driver and try to steal his money, which at the time Manchester still used.

      The one way in and out meant wheelchairs loaded and unloaded faster.

      It also meant in case of an accident or fire, passengers got out easier.

      Surely, because of covid, all buses should be double-entrance.

      He was all for contactless payments, as it stopped attacks on staff.

      Comment by AnonW | January 29, 2022 | Reply

  3. Yes all buses should be dual entrance, they just worry about loss of revenue with if they have two doors.

    Comment by fammorris | January 29, 2022 | Reply

  4. My travelling companion said that contactless ticketing put the revenue up. But some councils are against it for political or anti-London reasons.

    Comment by AnonW | January 29, 2022 | Reply

  5. It would be interesting to know which councils are against contactless ticketing.

    Comment by JohnC | January 29, 2022 | Reply

    • I don’t think the Labour Party were too keen, when Boris brought it in, in London.

      Comment by AnonW | January 29, 2022 | Reply

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