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  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Some of which are actually different languages. I'll ignore that there are at least 8 dialects of Gaelic and just enumerate Doric, Gaelic, Lallans, Scots and Welsh as having their own distinct vocabulary, grammar and syntax....
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    "more than one brake circuit", which typically actually means that you have hydraulic lines from a master cylinder to 2 or 3 wheels, at each of which you have one brake assembly and one tyre. You don't have any redundancy...
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    Well, where I live, the wind speed can be 40mph mean, 60 peak gust for several days at a stretch. Are you seriously claiming that, if you choose to cycle in those conditions and get blown into a heavier vehicle,...
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    (if you do not have any reliable parking at all, why do you own a car, full stop?) Because:- 1) there is no reliable public transport from home to work 2) you sometimes make leisure trips where there is no...
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    multiple redundancy in the braking systems LOLROFMHS! How, exactly, do you propose to achieve multiple sets of road tyres and foundation brakes?...
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    I'm not saying that they're commonplace, but an HV transformer fire isn't a whole lot less nasty than a fire in a bulk citane tank....
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    "Death by PowerPoint" sound more like one of mine than one of Charlie's. If so, it's a comment on the lack of information content, and the excessive presenting time to "deliver" it, rather than on the size of the pptx...
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    Well, I think we can sort of agree then; Car seats are not a "one size fits all" proposition....
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    Er, the biggest issue I can see here is that the Triumph V8 is only a 3.0l, and both the Dolly Sprint and SAAB engines are 2.0, so the bore centres may be different (but I'll give you that the...
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    Er no; the SAAB straight 4 was developed from the Triumph 1.85l by SAAB's usual technique, which will typically mean that not a single part is common!...
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    ...model with a Spitfire engine... You mean "a Triumph engine..." In its 1300 and 1500 capacities, that engine was used in the Triumph Herald 13/60, 1300 and 1500 Mk1s, 1300 and 1500 mk2s, Toledo and Dolomite 1300 and 1500...
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    That's genius precis, but I think Charlie's closer. I've seen a cat flow 8 feet up a wall to reach a shelf....
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    And you're wrong, for lots of values of wrong. The MG Midget and B are totally different cars for one thing. You can probably service either with 5/8" AF ring and open ended spanners, a 1/4" blade flat screwdriver and...
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    How about a "Morris Minor 2-seater", er MG Midget? I know they were exported to the Yousay in sufficient numbers that it was felt worthwhile to change the engine, bumpers and ride height to meet 1974 Federal regulations....
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    A Volvo seat. I admit I didn't sit in its real seat for long enough to assess its comfort over long periods, but as a general principle anything that doesn't have a Volvo seat is better off for the fitting...
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    Unit mass fuel per work done makes good sense as a measure of efficiency for a stationary engine since they're normally constant reciprocating speed units. It makes less sense for any form of mobile engine, even a steam engine, since...
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    IIRC Terminal, from Blake's 7 Episodes 3:13 (Terminal) and 4:01 (Rescue)?...
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    Replying here because you started it. Do German filling stations sell fuel in distance or volume? Hint, I know the answer is volume. The nonsense of stating "fuel economy" as "volume per unit distance" rather than "distance per unit volume"...
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    One portion can be fruit juice. Wine is made from grape juice and cider from apple juice, so logically... Also chillies in sufficient quantities can be "a portion", and I have eaten 80g of pickled chillies as an "amuse buch"...
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    No-one else has responded to this by mentioning Jack Campbell's "Lost Fleet" series, where there actually is a "speed limit" on fleet engagements of 0.2c (relative) caused by targeting difficulties even using computerised gunnery systems....
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    No, you can't do that. It definitely puts you in Knip, and I think leaves you Tunnelled as well, at least if you're North-bound....
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    Para 1 - "Rug is a beer"? ;-) Oh, we're back to IPA again, aren't we? Para 2 - Very true indeed. Several year 1s at my school (self included) taught ourselves to read pre-school, then had to learn IPA,...
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    Well, at that rate I'm fairly certain that you've just said "The North American Great Lakes and Mississippi-Missouri river complex can't exist because Rocky Mountains" not once but twice....
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    Up at #101 I talk about "Death by PowerPoint" scenes; these are one of the aspects of what you're referring to yes?...
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    I agree your point, with the note that they've gone from ~Trafalgar to ~Midway in 30 years or so (book time)....
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    Manty R&D works first time every time (or at least only gets written about when it works). IRL I have a job that means I know that at least some stuff does actually work first time when trialed. OTOH DW...
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    Oh yes; that's been well documented from back in 1978/9, including accounts by George Lucas himself....
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    Where does the extended LotR mention a prevailing wind from West to East, as your wind shadow argument requires?...
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    As long as we define merchantilism and feudalism as subsets of capitalism, I'd say that the Roman Empire was capitalist....
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    Well, IMO David Weber is best known for "military SF". For that to be "internally consistent" I'll normally ask that the speculative physics of FTL and weaponry in that universe are internally self-consistent, that "military discipline" is consistent, and that...
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