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  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    They quote an economist called "David Dollar". That could be the most amazing Nominative determinism I've heard all year....
  • Commented on Radio silence
    I didn't take the lesson quite as presented either. However I wasn't as fast on the uptake as you were. The lesson that people in authority can be and often are dangerously insane wasn't one I picked up at first...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    "Everyone seems to have missed my reference to Tasmania" I didn't. My country is founded on shameful behaviour. Behaviour we're still hard at work denying....
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Not just moves that no-one could understand, it brought new concepts to the world of Go. New modes of play, new strategy, new ways of thinking. The Go masters say that it's like a breath of fresh air. That their...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    "Obama was born in 1961. He'd have had to volunteer some time around his 10th birthday to have served in Vietnam." Because Vietnam was the only shooting war the US was involved in after Obama was born in 1961? Just...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    I was taught early, ie primary school (about 6 year olds) that collective punishment was a right and proper way to go about things. The teacher would stand up in front and deliver the required ultimatum to hand in the...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Yes, if you arrange things such that a single point failure means you die of exposure. It's not a requirement of technology that you arrange things in such a way. It's perfectly possible to have a bunch of layers (I...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    I just bought some electric clothing. It's used a lot by the building trade and so it's now cheap and good quality. I got a Milwaukee Heated hoodie. The batteries are small and light and each one lasts up to...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    The British built some bridges for this exact reason. The one in Newcastle who's name escapes me (looks like a little Sydney Harbour Bridge) was a prime example of this. The shipyards were closing during the Great Depression. There was...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Re GPS etc, I think the thing is that most people want to self rescue rather than set things up to make outside rescue easy. It's a bit of a mind shift for the self reliant types (solo mountain walkers...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    "If people would stop stealing my 2013 Zule gag, that'd be swell." A Ghostbusters gag? Angry Video Game Nerd gag? ???...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    "That takes money and effort, but not as much as dealing with dust storms." You realise that you've stated categorically that no such effort will be made don't you? The group who have to spend the money and make the...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Oh and of course, if you have a polyphase setup you're welcome to put 10 kW down each phase if you want. The 5 kW limit only applies to single phase houses, not houses that have 2 or 3 phases,...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Recent rule change in the Australian Standards. For everyone else, laws you have to follow, but they cost 440 dollars for each standard, and they're sure to reference many standards in each (20 in this one), so for one job,...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Developers are the same the world over in producing housing that's not fit for habitation. I live in such a house and I've owned tents that had better insulation. (that's not even an exaggeration, I wish it was. However storage...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Water...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Such difference in reporting of petrol car fires. Here's a story about a car that caught fire while being driven by a journalist. Google had 875 results when I searched for this event. http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/companies/no-recall-for-ford-everest-or-ranger-ute-fire-was-caused-by-a-loose-battery-cable/news-story/9d3bea1a30bd2e486aa57c5236fe6d75 The article starts "IT will go...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    We have an average of about one public bus catch fire every week in Sydney. (that may have dropped since they started retrofitting automatic fire extinguishers) Usually they burn to a shell before the firies get there. It only manages...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Similar things can be said about farmed animals. Farmers spend a lot of their time shooting kangaroos because they feel they take away feed from the sheep. If you tell them to stop, they grumble (which farmers are famous for...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    "So yeah, if you broke open the batteries, misted them with a fine spray of water and then charged them up, you'd damage them. Is that what we're talking about?" And... even if that *was* what we were talking about,...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    "Fluorine gas is not involved anywhere and nobody said it was." Really, nobody said that huh? "contain Fluorine, which readily combines with the hydrogen found in water used for fire fighting to make Hydrogen Fluoride. This is a highly toxic...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    I just read something that I will not mention due to the UK's libel laws. But... If say there was a serious hysteria going around about some shit that was becoming more common every day. Particularly if that shit was...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    I thought the anti-vaxxers had some way out ideas. Fluorine gas. Out of a fire. Like there's some sort of bottle of compressed fluorine in each battery (what it's doing there is left up to the reader), and somehow in...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Oh, and there's no Fl in car batteries anyway, let alone Fl gas. FFS where do you people come up with these ideas from?...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Jesus H Christ as our American cousins would say. Pour friggin water on it. That will put it out. "If the high voltage battery catches fire, is exposed to high heat, or is bent, twisted, cracked, or breached in any...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    It appears hydro is pretty good in Scotland. Hydro need not be pumped to be useful as storage, you can simply turn it off when electricity is available elsewhere and turn it on when it isn't. I'm not sure about...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    I've seen enough output graphs to spot a single install that has either local shading in the afternoon or a storm in the afternoon. That's not what a nation sized output graph looks like. The more evidence you provide, the...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    "The killer is that, once they have started to break down (whether spontaneously or from being caught in a fire), it is effectively impossible to put them out. If there is a multi-car pile-up, and a fire starts for any...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    I looked at the image, which didn't contain the information you said it did. I looked at the publication it came from, and after a skim, didn't seem to contain the information you said it did. You seem to have...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Oh ok. I stand corrected....
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