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  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Greg, For domains+DNS I can recommend gratisdns.dk. They also have mail-services, but I'm one of the insane ones who run my own server, so I don't have 1st hand experience with that....
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    The "final flight of the Blackbird" was a publicity stunt, where they attempted to "fly from LA to WDC in an hour". It was heavily televised while I lived in California, so sometime in 90'ies. They flew "from above LA...
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    We are down to less than a handful of organizations which can produce silicon at near-state-of-the-art in any relevant volume, the precise number of orgs may even be 2, and the number of fabs they can do this in is...
  • Commented on Story time!
    There is very little market for second hand semiconductor producing kit, because fabs get 'downconverted' to produce LEDs or solar cells rather than shuttered....
  • Commented on Story time!
    So it looks like FaceBook is a sovereign nation with its own currency now ? Wanna bet that FaceBook ads will become cheaper if you buy them in ZuckerMarks ? Any politician who attacks FaceBook had better be ready for...
  • Commented on Story time!
    The chances of success, however one defines that, depends a lot on how fast or prepared the transition is. The fundamental limitation will be how high a population density you can keep alive, because that directly determines your work-product volume....
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    For what you call major event scenarios, which are not limited to just air-side trouble like volcanos but also medical quarantines, (mass) defections, high-jackings etc, airports and governments have several layers of plans. One of the plans is almost always...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    A friend at work has no middle name, so she always puts an X in the blank. That satisfies most systems and is accurate since "X" is usually used to mark a form. I worked with a guy from California...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Concrete is not "largely untouched" at 1200C. Already around 500-700C concrete looses half its compressive strength, at 1200C there is no strength left. This will probably not matter much for a poured slab directly on the ground (garages, roads) but...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    The main problem with tidal energy is to make the equipment last when the full static load changes sign twice a day. (And if you _really_ want to pull energy out of the oceans, mount a turbine between to of...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Thanks to the "sandwich" constructions most of the 1%'ers use, you can probably get a lot of mileage out of destroying just one or two of the relatively minor tax-havens at a time. The most interesting way to do so,...
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    "including 20GW of unpredictable wind" Can we please be fact-based enough to put this fossil speaking point to rest? Modern wind turbines work over a sufficiently large range of wind speed that any competent MetOffice can predict if their name-plate...
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    There is no known reliable pricetag for the initial decades of the French nuclear programme, because the civil and military sides of it were well and truly mixed up, with a lot of creative bookkeeping to hide this fact. For...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    So as it happens, I spent a lot of time thinking about this exact problem-space in the last 7 years, because we have built a house (in Denmark). One of our requirements was to build "green" as calculated over the...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Worth noting: The linking of Manning and Assange in the USA's accusations are very likely an effort to make sure that they can both be *at least* punished for "conspiracy to $something". In USA it is a crime to simply...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "asked whether they were happy with the direction the Union was taking" I think a big part of this is that the union is bad at selling itself. The USA constitution does a good job on memory sound-bites, in particular...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    EU has an entire department dedicated to countering the bullshit Murdoch's propaganda machine pumps out: https://blogs.ec.europa.eu/ECintheUK/euromyths-a-z-index/...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "the only other nuclear power in Europe" You mean except for France ? (And if you want to get picky: USA's B61's stored in various NATO countries.)...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    I wonder if any researchers have collected data on how bookmakers odds and GDP exchange rates have developed throughout all this ? My eye-balling spots only very weak correlation, and I'm pretty sure there is at least one good academic...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "And so I completely reject your attempt to get us to see this as "normal". It's NOT." I hate to correct you on this, but anything which was when you got born is just the way the world has always...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "And where the *fuck* are the internationalist socialists of old?" The last true union-president of that sort in Denmark, Thomas Nielsen, said it in his farewell-address: "The army of hungry workers have taken the car home to their bungalows to...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "All it really takes is a government that wants to do it." And that's the point: Nobody is ever willing to take the big hammer up front. Just like in the 1930ies....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Seen in hindsight, yes, the 1930ies could have gone better, but think it could have gone much differently in real-time. The level of abstract reasoning and economic modelling required were simply not part of the political landscape of the relevant...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "What happens in event that May stares no deal in the face, blinks, and withdraws A50?" (It may take another tour of the EU courts to find out if that is still a legal possibility once you have gone into...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "Like the only way to discredit the "ideology" behind Hitler in 1932 was to let him win an election and give him a chance to fuck things up?" Wasn't that pretty much what ended up happening ?...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "All of which will drive the Leave camp absolutely batshit about the Dolchstoßlegende by those euro-traitors" This is actually an important detail. The only way to discredit the "ideology" behind brexit is to let them get away with it. Any...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    "another round of negotiations starts immediately, either way, to determine the final trading relationships." There is a bit of a difference here. If article 50 section 2 is in play (ie: Parliament approving the EU-May deal), those negotiations can and...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    But the crucial thing is UK has to ask for the extension. EU being willing to offer a long extension (on conditions no doubt) makes no difference if the UK's PM does not ask for it. That's probably the reason...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Not really that interesting once you get to the bottom of the article: Some 52 per cent of people supported a new vote, 29 per cent “strongly” and 23 per cent “somewhat”, while just 24 per cent opposed, to some...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    The remainers have sort of resigned themselves to leaving by now, and they will be sad about it. If you snatch their victory from the brexiters, they will go mad. So isn't the more relevant question: Will the PM who...
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