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  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    #200 - Yes, but that would have (in #122) required teaching 7 people, at least one each of consultant and contractor included, to use FrameMaker to produce 30 to 60 page documents. I don't know how many levels of numbering...
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    #356 and #357 - If it helps, I do the same. #358 - You forgot "...completely different ones, add 2 or 3 extra ones at random intervals to follow the pronunciation rules, and you might..." So yes the spelling is...
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    Does it really matter greatly if we say "imps" or "apps" here? Well, "imps" are like "daemons" only smaller. MickeyShaft have recently taken to calling "Wurd" an "app", and I think what we think of that piece of bloatware is...
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    Well, if people want to play "unpronounceable place names", I live in an area where most place names are originally Scots Gaelic or Old Norse. Will the rest of you just concede? #334 - Bien sur monsieur. C'est "Marie le...
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    #82 - Well, to me a mainframe is a device under the control of the organisation that (most of) the users are employed by. "The Cloud" is under the control of a third party which leases space and CPU counts...
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    Ferry nuff. About 8 months back I was cross-graded from Windoze 7 to Windoze 10. Cross-graded because changing the skin is not an upgrade!...
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    Want - Something like Unix with a screen editor OTOH have Mickeyshaft inflicted on me by corporate (and I think you could say similarly Charlie?)...
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    #234 - There is evidence that the Celts were in Scotland and Ireland. (or do you want to argue that with Peter Berresford Ellis?) #259 and #270 - Agreed about what a rack is. We have several of them at...
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    We have a vaccine for rabid Unionism these days! ;-)...
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    #158 - This makes the 3rd time I've seen the Twits in #157 (qv) quoted by/through different channels in 90 minutes since arriving at work! #176 - AIUI there has never been a successful impeachment (Tricky Dicky resigned first) so...
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    Ah, the glory days of CS (UK) and PCW, when I used to threaten "I'll hit you with my magazine!" And since you may be interested, yes Dennis Publishing still exists, mostly in car magazines....
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    #37 - Earworm!! #124 and #125 - People moving next to a race track that was operational before "their new house" was built complaining about "those noisy racing cars", and worse getting support from the local authority. Back at the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Instead of "losing my entire works pension" I'd only lose 60% of it. Guess why I'm not jumping with excitement! ;-)...
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    Legenderry — popular with people who think they’re a lot funnier than they actually are (local radio DJs are a particularly egregious example). In my experience you could just say "...radio DJs..." without the prefix "local"....
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    In the same era UK income taxes were up to 97.5% (on income above a threshold). There are recorded accounts of international sportsmen going into tax exile in Europe (continent) to avoid paying this level of tax....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Well, my Mum had a Honda Jazz CVT (until she decided to give up driving a few months back). If you closed the throttle completely it would slow to about walking pace on a flat road, but then keep going...
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    There is NO repeat NO parliamentary mechanism for preventing a prorogation of parliament. The only means available to overturn a prorogation is via the courts. Or would you find it acceptable for BoZo to go for a 3 year prorogation...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    #1888 - "Bald" tyres (UK definition, less than 1/16 inch tread over central 3/4 of tread, visible on the rest) can get the driver a ban in the UK if all 4 are bald. It could also lead to licencing...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    #1832 - BIG HINT. in December and January the entire installed solar fleet of the United Kingdom produces 0.0microWh for 16 hours a day. No amount of handwavium will fix that either. So we need something else, particularly since I've...
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    #1736 - Your point is understood, but no amount of handwavium will create several gigawatts of potential energy in a container that isn't of the order of 350 million cubic meters elevated 400m above the generating turbines. #1737 - My...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Of those, only about 350 were the "Minor Million" special edition, painted lilac (source about every type history ever), and with a modified badge reading "Minor_1_000_000"....
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    That's just silly; as every fule knoe Haggis live on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schiehallion . Other uses for Schiehallion include "being the centrum of Scotland", weighing the Earth, and housing the little people (The name translates from the original Gaelic as "fairy hill...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I'm thinking more of the certain pollution of the environment caused by turning a fresh water loch and water course salt....
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    #1666 - I live in Scotland. We already have lake and river fishing, oh and sea fishing within 40 to 50 road miles of pretty much any randomly chosen location. #1673 - This doesn't seem that far removed (right now...
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    YES!! One end is the upper reservoir and the other end is the Moray Firth....
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    You did notice up thread that I used to work for the Hydro? That made it easy to establish that the Ben Cruachan upper reservoir contains ten million m^3 of water in a lake 3.9km in radius and with a...
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    HR Pufnstuf time? I mean he's calmly suggested creating a large land-locked salt lake....
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    Please do not feed the troll....
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    OK, I've read #1617 and #1627 again, and still can't find any mention of electricity. What now? An actual application perhaps, such as the Scarborough cliff lift funiculars?...
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    OK, I'm not sure who's trolling whom here (but am bored enough to type this twice). The energy stored in the water in a hydro-electric upper reservoir (conventional as Loch Sloy, mentioned but not actually named up thread, or Cruachan...
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