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  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Banking is Big Business in Scotland and has been for three hundred years. The capital of Scotland is physically dominated by two sorts of buildings, churches and banks. The churches were built as signifiers of social piety by rich people,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Jeremy Corbyn is a concensus politician, not a Absolute Leader type like Blair. What he personally believes is not Labour Party policy, that's clear despite the best efforts of the media to label him as totally in charge of policy...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    That's not what bugs _Moz_ (and me too). The Economics prize that's just been awarded was created and funded by a bank, the Sveriges Riksbank back in 1969. It's labelled "in memory of Alfred Nobel" but it's not a Nobel...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    There is no legal requirement for anyone detained or charged by the police in Britain to say anything while being questioned or to say anything in court if prosecuted. There is no need to plead anything like the 5th Amendment...
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    There are plenty of contemporary paintings showing other battles including sieges and the like where bowmen and crossbowmen are firing upwards. The Agincourt battle depictions show very few if any crossbowmen and the archers are firing horizontally into ranks of...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    This was discussed in the video... At Agincourt (the particular battle this video was aimed at, so to speak) the French knights attacked the English lines on foot through sucking mud after a cavalry charge failed due to wet ground...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    I've seen pictures of jungle dwellers shooting with vary large bows. Their draw weight is nothing much and draw length is limited by the size of the archer's arms, not the span of the bow. The arrows are overlong for...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    Anthony Wedgwood Benn, ferociously intelligent but not capable of running a whelk stall. Enoch Powell, smart as a whip but needed a minder to tape his mouth shut in public. They still made it into Parliament where they were no...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    There was the time I was driving a car full of SF fans home from a convention. As I came off the motorway down the ramp I said "We're in the pipe five by five." Passenger-seat said "Picking up some...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    now they advise you to sit in the car like a pudding waiting, The standard advice these days is to get everyone and their little dog too out of the car and move to the other side of the...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    But if we're gonna' be playing with "full auto", I want a "Ma Deuce" Best cinematic implementation of the M2 I've ever seen was in "Waterworld" where they used a privately-owned quad-mount .50 AA unit to good effect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoSLZP0e-M4 Note...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    The Beretta 93R can do three-round burst too but it requires a shoulder-stock unit to clip onto the butt, turning it into a nearly-controllable shoulder-mounted machine-pistol. The shoulder-stock had a three-lobed sear that controlled the burst-fire mode, without it fitted...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    I saw a wildcat rifle/round a long time back, the .475 LTD -- that stood for Lott-Tanner Dinosaur -- which was a modern case (a necked-down .50 BMG IIRC) and nitro-based propellant load for a classic cordite-based heavy-game bullet to...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    if you can imagine some kind of gun, it exists. .600 Nitro Express revolver? Yes, it does kick a bit (search on YouTube if you want to see it)....
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    The problem was finding video cards in my junkbox and elsewhere i.e. not spending money, to fit into a repurposed server which I got for very little money (and there's a genuinely funny story attached to why it was so...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    Two video cards, of two different types? Why not one video card, and connect two monitors? That's what I, and most of the folks I was working with did. This is a 2U-high server so it needs half-height video cards....
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    A phone or tablet is mostly used for data consumption, a laptop or desktop is mainly used for data creation in the workplace. I do use my own desktop for consumption, especially entertainment -- a 4k 32-inch diagonal screen is...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Britain does have Wyre Piddle though....
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    I've never really seen the point of carrying your work desktop around with you in your pocket, I must admit. What happens if you get to the office and discover little Tarquin has loaded it up with virus-riddled porn the...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    My experience with Linux, going back to about 1995 is that it doesn't work. For me. I may have a black thumb in this regard but... I end up recycling and repurposing older machines a lot and I don't have...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Milngavie near Glasgow is pronounced "Mulguy". Oddly enough, old ceramic bottles dating from the Victorian period my Mad Friend Norman and I found while snorkelling in the loch near to the town had the name as "Mulguy" embossed on them....
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Actually the "uttermost edge" of the Roman Empire in Britain, as far as a fortified border went, is Antonine's Wall a bit further north, running across the Central Belt from the Clyde to the Forth. Saying that there were established...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Hawaii does have an Interstate highway so I presume it's possible to drive there from the CONUS. Perhaps you just roll up your windows and hold your breath?...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    What turned small-pocket-computers with integral wireless networking into the mass-market fad they are today is the apps that run on them. The Palm series and Blackberries didn't have the extra computing capabilities, storage etc. to do much more than the...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    I'd guess that anyone with a couple-thousand dollars could build a Linux workstation with 64-128 gigs of memory, possibly with more than one processor if they went the AMD route. It would take more than 2000 bucks to build...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Ah, she has your attention. You may wish to disregard the shiny hook and swim away. Or not, your choice....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    My eyes glide over the many content-free postings on this blog even when they're filled with eye-catch phrases, commentator names and trigger words (probably why you noticed it in the first place). I'm not going to bother looking at the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Ken Clarke, the last surviving Thatcherite as the Man On The White Horse who will ride in and save us all. Oh dear....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Ah, it's time to play the Biggest Battery Breakthrough Since Breakfast Buzzword Bingo Game! Let's see, carbon nanotubes, huh, no explicit mention but we do have "elemental metal nanoparticles" and "graphite C-encapsulated metal NPs" which looks suspiciously like carbon nanotubes...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Megawatt-peak is a maximum value of energy produced under perfect conditions by various solar arrays, what I call the dataplate figure. Car engines are similarly rated in the literature -- a quick Google says OGH's car engine can produce 164kW-peak...
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