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  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    #32 bullet 1 - Yeah but Bob (fake) Shaw used to airfreight in new Daw paperbacks. I've never seen UK market editions of some Tanith Lee stories. #50 - Likewise; I just will not buy "first book in a major...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    OK, thanks for that. Yes, "it's complicated: No, more complicated than that"....
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    I thought that Australian Aboriginals did not believe in the right to own land, as distinct from property? An answer to that may clear up the supplemental about whether or not they can own a building....
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    Some of this has applied for literally centuries; it used to be possible for a woman to "plead her belly" in a capital case, and, even if convicted, she could not then be executed until after the delivery....
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    Cheers; I know enough about Canada that this now makes sense....
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    At the risk of being repetitive, "Metro Toronto" is given as 5_905.71km^2 on Wikipedia. Or do you have some fond imagining that the fire will stop at the boundary of the provincial capital?...
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    Well, I have been saying for over a year now that I believe that both the Con Party and Liebour have rendered themselves unelectable....
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    Concur; Wikipedia gives the area of Metro Toronto as 5_900km^2 (and some change) in 2011CE....
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    Physician, first heal yourself! ;-) Seriously, you keep making statements which are only true for SoCal....
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    Er, you don't know where I was, or what buildings I visited. Most of them would date to the 1970s through 1996. Also, did you seriously just say that you put baked clay in your cisterns to reduce flush volumes?...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Suburb - A residential or mixed use area in or within commuting distance of a city (source Wikipedia)....
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    Thank you for that. I'm not a practicing member of anything for reasons (mostly of church structures and/or law), but always interested in in the comparative side....
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    And even in Internet Exploder and Chrome under Windoze. I always turn off "Auto second guess you and get it wrong" though....
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    Ok, on bottle recycling, I'm remembering staying with friends in NL. It was a regular (at least once a week) transaction to take a case of empty beer bottles to the shop, place it on a stack of empty cases...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Para 2 - To the extent that trade routes for tall ships were designed such that the ships could spend more or less the entire voyage running before the wind: Even before the Suez and Panama canals were dug the...
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    The trouble with "idiot-proofing $system" is that engineers consistently underestimate the ingenuity of idiots....
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    Your description, and indeed the exhibition generally, are accurate as far as they go. It's a good description of the "single ends" in areas like the Gorbals, which were mostly demolished during urban renewal (that actually was) in the 1950s...
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    #755 - Investing in something better isn't an option on a work machine. #756 Point 1 - I've always thought that too, which makes the modern fashion for having the tank base only about 1m off the floor seem flawed....
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    The trick is to take the good aspects of the concept and bend them to your will. For example, Microsoft Word's autocorrect feature is wonderful if you delete all Microsoft's suggestions and add your own, building a useful list over...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    #707 - It's a technique for using a touch screen as your input device as well as the VDU for the tech. At a guess, you're like me and have never had it inflicted on you by someone who believes...
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    No-one can read anything in 2 point type. 6pt is the actual limit of what is legible with typical (corrected) eyesight....
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    That seems like a very different system to what I encountered in the US. Which used a tank that held 3 US gallons....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Counter questions - What are "all the moving parts"? Other than the ball valve (no user serviceable parts inside), float arm, and operating lever there are no moving parts in a toilet! Why do you believe that there is some...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Well, to the best of my knowledge Canadian fauna does not include a species who's favourite food is houses!...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    #646 bullets 1 and 2 - Which got me thinking; there's an air gap between a PV panel and the roofing, which would reduce the insolation on the roof, and hence reduce the need for cooling. #649 - Cheers Greg;...
  • Commented on Upcoming appearances
    This seems like the most appropriate place. Did you really write Palimpcest in 1820, as MZN UK claim?...
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    Ah, at that rate I've seen similar systems in use for moving documents (and money) around buildings in the UK. In fact, they may still be in use, since such a system at Talledega Speedway in the USA is a...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Well, I've just looked in the relevant area, and the machine I saw above ground is no longer obvious. :-(...
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    Before we start talking at cross-purposes, do you mean the Royal Mail's private tube lines? If so, I wasn't aware that they were ever pneumatic....
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    Greg, wasn't something similarish to "Hyperloop" tried on the London Tube back in Victorian times, as an alternative to steam haulage?...
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