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  • Commented on What I published in 2018
    True, but I was trying to state the generalisation....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    it would be interesting to look at cost overruns in 19th century projects I won't quote per project, but there were "several times estimate" over-runs on at least some Victorian and earlier canal and railway projects, although at least...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Well, FWIW Scotland can presently supply its entire electric needs from renewables and nuclear, as long as the wind speed is in the correct range to run our wind turbine fleet....
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    get rid of capitalism worldwide, and replace the invisible hand of Adam Smith You've never actually read "The Wealth of Nations", have you? (disclaimer, I've not read it all either) Adam Smith was not, as you appear to believe, a...
  • Commented on What I published in 2018
    From memory, you need to have a Supporting or Attending membership for this year's or next year's Worldcon....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Well, that's how I understood it too, except that I use brace "{" and "}" characters because I don't know an HTML engine that treats them as tag markers. Oh and "like" means like rather than me too....
  • Commented on What I published in 2018
    Nor on MZN UK. That may to do with publisher info rather than anything having changed in the actual release date? I can find several volumes that contain the string "Invisible Sun" with a title search, and all of OGH's...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Er, didn't the Rethuglicans do that several times during the Obama presidency, by refusing to set a budget?...
  • Commented on What I published in 2018
    Well, Wikipedia says that a novella is abut 17_500 to 40_000 words. I don't have a word count for Equoid, just a hard cover book!...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    {AOL}Like!!{/AOL}...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Well, there was this mention of 10^9 human sacrifices... ;-)...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    It's academic in that Maybot "won" (for certain values of won that is). Had she lost, she would have had to resign, triggering a leadership election under Con Party rules. These are complicated, and call for several rounds of run-offs,...
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    It's a real vote in that there is a requirement for 15% of the sitting Conservative MPs to write a formal letter stating that they have no confidence in the party leader in order to trigger the vote. It could...
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    The problem is, as always, that you can be online xor secure, but the requirement to be online keeps getting stronger. A disturbing number of people require an app even if they can't make it work. Yep. I have a...
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    Well, it's technically wrong in that "dice" is formally a plural (singular die, but you knew that), but it's also common (mis)usage....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Let me point out where that goes very wrong now. I'm mid-50s, and my nearest relatives who were adults during WW2 are/were my grandparents (now all deceased) and great-aunts and great-uncles (at least some of whom are also deceased)....
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    Well, your statement makes sense, but I was told mine by a BSc in Microbiology so I have 2 contradictory statements from "some guy"....
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    Well, FWIW the "baked beans -> gas" mechanism specifically involves the way the tomato sauce in Heinz' recipe reacts with some people's gut flora, so not everyone gases after eating Heinz canned baked beans, and different people may gas after...
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    I'd guess that this means that the typo was present in whatever source text Bianca had. If I saw 10^9 in a text I was reading aloud I'd (personally) say "10 billion", or ask what was meant....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    So under 1km from Gruinard Island against 303km from Rockall. Point me?...
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    Sure, but Gruinard Island (disambiguation; there is also a Gruinard Bay and a Gruinard House) has (probably) been de-anthraxed, and is certainly within possible swimming distance of the mainland!...
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    Well, Heinz curried baked beans were a thing in the UK in the 1980s, and I often had them on toast as a quick tea before going to an evening class....
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    Actually illegal as per #727. Rockall (UK) is available though... ;-)...
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    For example, the "ass-blasters" in the Tremors series (several films, short-lived "1 hour" broadcast show) spring to mind......
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    I reject your reality, and substitute my own! Or possibly "yes", but only because we're both Mythbusters fans....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Well, I do "only" have a school level qualification in land use geography, but I am aware of Scottish moors and Canadian tundra and taiga (and the like). The only vegetable "crops" that tend to flourish on them are grass...
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    Well, it's certainly normal English (language, including Australian and USian) usage that "$Name International Airport" denotes an airport with its own customs and immigration facilities....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    OK, why should Liberal Democrat, Plaid Cymru and SNP MPs be punished because the Con Party and Liebour are incapable of organising a party in in a brewery?...
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    For values of "demographic crises" that mean that people actually care about changing ethnicity profiles where they live, I suppose I am saying that other parts of the UK (also actually some parts of Englandshire) feel that there is no...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    s/UK/England -- Based on my experiences as they relate to your post....
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