Scott Sanford

Scott Sanford

  • Commented on Upcoming appearances
    From what I have seen of Greg's previous posts... I'm sure Greg would enjoy spotting a TR3A again, although his chances of seeing one airborne seem slim. Most operators would be more careful than that, I'd hope!...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    ...drive an M-1 tank down a Detroit freeway, and it will break a track on a pothole[1] in minutes, and then be stripped for parts. Not to mention that an M-1 can take mere cannon shells, but not a car...
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    The flip side of this is that it's probably easier to contain a single pig than it is to keep all of 200 pounds of crickets caged, and things like crickets can be pests if too many get loose. I...
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    it's not the altitude it's the steepness - as many people with larger cars have found out when failing to drive over, say Hard Knott Pass ..... First hairpin going up from W to E And ... even more fun...
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    I'll admit to not liking javascript. If I could selectively block javascript from http sources (chrome/firefox), would be happier. What you're describing is NoScript, which blocks javascript from sites that aren't whitelisted. It comes with suggestions, like allowing youtube, and...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    If you wanted to work on an old British vehicle then A/F tools could be found to fit the bolt heads without specifically needing to hunt down Whitworth spanners. Sockets for ratchet spanners could be a bit trickier to source...
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    Trump won't listen. He thinks he can appeal impeachment to the Supreme court and that they'll overturn it for him. Yes, I saw that tweet too. Nobody seems willing to guess whether he really doesn't understand the American government or...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    ...measurements will always be given in the least useful form. Seen recently: Q: How tall is Mila Kunis? A: 1.723 × 10^-16 light years I did the math; it checks out....
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    For that matter, the Finance, or is it Oversight Committee chair, having issued a subpoena for the Shitgibbon's tax returns, could, if they think of it, order the Sergeant at Arms of the House to arrest Mnuchin and the head...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    As I remember, the loudest opposition to "Metrification" was from the construction industry, who AFAIK didn't want to buy new tape measures. Big deal. Is this a hassle to anyone doing construction or just DIY home repair in Britain? I'm...
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    I'm slightly disappointed they didn't choose the competing definition for the meter as 'the length of a pendulum with a period of two seconds,' which would have been easy to measure to reasonable accuracy even by 18th century hobbyists. It...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    And as I pointed out, the primary person I'm trying to avoid confusing is ME. Okay, that's a reasonable stance. I've been doing something similar myself lately for commenting on fiction. The TV show Sabrina (fluff but a decent time...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    So, since the delay, i’ve seen little discussion either here or in the news about what happens next. So does that mean Parliament is going to do bugger-all for the next five months, then panic again halfway through October? Previous...
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    The idea that there's a natural world separate from the divine world seriously only exploded in the 19th Century (especially after 1860 and the publication of Darwin's Origin), and before that, I don't think a chemist or alchemist could disentangle...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Someone made up a lovely protest sign giving as good a plan as anyone else has presented. Let's be jolly British about this: * Revoke Article 50 * Apologise profusely * Offer tea * NEVER speak of this again...
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    Granted that Trump has a long history of pretty much everything he's accused of now, but knowing that a guy is a career con artist is one thing. Some specific prosecutor being able to prove in court that he did...
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    the most likely version of the report that clears Trump et al of wilful wrongdoing would be the one that makes his team look like a bunch of idiots out of their depth It's hard to imagine any independent investigation...
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    My understanding is that science and magic were not distinguished. The actions of the tinker, sailor, smith, alchemist or brewer are what matter, not their state of mind. I was going to address Hereromeles's oversimplification myself but I like your...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Nigel Farage has launched a 'Brexit Party' but failed to register thebrexitparty.com and the name has been poached by his opponents. I'd say this is typical of Brexit competence but honestly the whole Brexit movement seems even less organized and...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Clearly WikiLeaks never watched Yes Minister and missed that, ‘you never believe a rumour until it’s been officially denied’. Yes Minister has become a utopian fantasy of well functioning British government....
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    But I don’t think either was treasonous under US laws... Treason is tightly defined under US law and convictions are surprisingly rare even when people have done things they really shouldn't have. (I remember all this because the actual legal...
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    Off-topic breaking news: the BBC has a report that Julian Assange has been arrested but no details yet....
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    ROTFLMAO!!! I've sat through a WSFS business meeting, might have been there, or a couple years before. For those who've not been to a Worldcon, the business meeting occurs what, two? days in a row, and runs hours each day.......
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    I think it takes an awareness of history to understand how good we've had it. Yes, it can be tedious to hear people blither on about the one true canonical definition of extra-virgin olive oil or quibble about whether a...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    I suspect we may be coming up on the hillarious "What have EU ever done for me?" moment of realization, thanks to UK. "All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Aligning yourself with the economically conservative bloc that was formed because you were actually leaving the EU would be the logical next step. If you were economically conservative you wouldn't be leaving the EU....
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    There is a truck eating trestle in Albany, Oregon with lots of pictures on the interwebs about what has happened to previous trucks. The period between is usually about five years... This article suggests an impact about once every two...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    We should be okay if nobody asks for a definition of "chips." Now that you mention it, I've always wondered... :) * shrieks, hides under table *...
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    I think both the US and Russia have experimented with pump jets. The US has been playing with this, off and on, for years. The Russian Navy probably has but they don't tell me about their mad science projects. The...
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    Yes, that's called a pump jet. This may be one of those 'two nations separated by a common language' things. To me that's a shrouded prop, no matter how fancy one makes the shroud - and as you describe some...
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