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  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Ribbit! The green of Enlightenment of course....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Could be worse. 18 months or so back the USAF tried landing an Osprey on the Addenbrooke's Hospital helipad. Landing went OK, but the takeoff didn't go so well. (Bit behind with reading comments due to a weekend in Leeds...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    HMS Belfast moored in the Thames has its guns aimed at Scratchwwod Services on the M1 in case the Northerners get uppity......
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    You're reading wrong then. It's illegal to sell alcohol to under 18s but depending on circumstances perfectly legal for them to drink alcohol someone else has purchased, eg a glass of wine with a meal in a restaurant if 16...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    One useful thing that happened with the switch to 625 line transmissions in the UK was that the transmitters became colocated. With the 405 line VHF system the BBC and ITV transmitters would probably be in different directions but for...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    If it's a sycamore then chopping the top off probably won't kill the roots, it will just throw up a new trunk. I've managed to defeat a few in my garden but there's others keep coming back. It's been ~20...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    One of the 22 spectral bands measured by VIIRS covers most of the visible spectrum and is specifically designed to measure light pollution....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    None of your UK examples are what I'd describe as poll workers, they are party activists involved in the campaign so any remuneration would be up to the party and must comply with campaign finance law. Poll workers would be...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Added twist: vessels with nobody aboard are currently in maritime law classed as abandoned The latest SpaceX drone ship is in theory capable of taking itself out to the recovery zone, collect the returning booster and bring it back to...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Boeing at least appear to have no remaining institutional knowledge on how to bid on fixed price contracts. They're currently nearly a billion down on the Starliner crew capsule contract and 1.9 billion on the Air Force One contract. They're...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    There are a lot of papers about significant weight gain (and loss) following fecal transplants, also effects on auto-immune conditions....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Ely to Kings Lynn has several short platforms in between, more obvious now since they've at least partly sorted the power supply issues that restricted the number and size of trains that could run on that line....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Fun speculation seen elsewhere that this mornings meeting was Boris offering to get out of the way in exchange for a peerage......
  • Commented on I can't even
    Lettuce v. Truss. (Skip back a bit in the stream)...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Indeed again. Makes the next compulsory election interesting as the gap includes a number of bank Holidays....
  • Commented on I can't even
    Indeed. Some places are reporting it as a straight 25 days, but the generic timetable from the Electoral Commission (links to a .doc file) states "days which are disregarded in calculating the timetable for a UK Parliamentary election are Saturday,...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Minimum time for calling an election is 25 working days between the dissolution of Parliament and polling day....
  • Commented on I can't even
    Two in one day if the Chief Whip is confirmed as having resigned....
  • Commented on I can't even
    So who had "Home Secretary" in the Next Minister To Quit sweepstakes? Confidential documents sent from personal email......
  • Commented on I can't even
    The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 Get out clause for modern vehicles is "In this regulation “television receiving apparatus” means any cathode ray tube..." and exceptions for various driver assistance displays....
  • Commented on Upcoming blog outage
    This is a move by the hosting company, all their physical servers in one data centre are being moved to another. I've been getting the warning emails but my virtual server with the same company is on physical hardware in...
  • Commented on I can't even
    I think the Beeb also used them for things which needed a clean earth 40 year old memory says for things that needed to be on sustained power. The standard 13 amp sockets weren't powered when running on generators,...
  • Commented on I can't even
    It would need to be a fenced off no random humans area. Get out of the car at the barrier and the charging system takes over, when you're ready to go use the app on your phone to call the...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Don't overstay your slot or you'll be charged extra, especially if you block someone else who needs a charge This is another case for limited self driving. Park your car in a reception bay and wander off to book into...
  • Commented on I can't even
    The BBC has an angle looking down at the water with a possible boat coming underneath the span. In both views there seems to be a lot of what looks like water thrown through the air....
  • Commented on I can't even
    For the Conservative party, candidates must be an MP and party member in good standing, and need to get a certain number of nominations from their fellow party MPs to go on the list. The Tory MPs then get to...
  • Commented on I can't even
    The parties generally have two or three "Jumpers" in safe seats. They are reliable party drones without the connections to ever make the front benches and who will resign their seats for personal reasons/spend more time with their families/health issues/whatever...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    I appear to have missed the word "million" from the middle......
  • Commented on I can't even
    Ideally Ministers can be questioned by MPs in the House of Commons, but in order for that to happen the Minister must also be an MP as no-one else may speak in the House. The last holder of a major...
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