Jeff Fisher

Jeff Fisher

  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Basically the US now had a national ID card system but implemented in a way that let's some stupid people pretend we don't while costing quite a lot more. And, yes, a couple states were stragglers. That's part of the...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Re cables branching out spots. Hm, yea that makes sense. I wonder how often the undersea cables actually terminate very near the shore, vs reaching inland a bit to reach some pre-existing nexus. One near me is about a mile...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I don't expect the undersea cables are much of a problem. They aren't really like a continuous fiber thousands of miles long, there are repeaters every (googling) 100km or so for the best. If you need to move the bit...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    "Ken Clark's permanent customs union motion only lost by 8 votes" Is that a real proposal, or another fantasy that is DOA with the EU?...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    On Brexit... well i guess. Maybe May wins? Gets labor to vote for the deal?...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    "I believe (hope, fingers and toes crossed) that the damage he's doing can be fixed in a decade—so long as he doesn't actually get re-elected." The problem is Trump is just a symptom of the modern republican party. And with...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    In the US federal government impeachment and removal from office require only a very vague justification. The real hurdle is that a 2/3 super majority is needed to remove in the Senate. This means you need something like 1/3 of...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    "direct result of the earlier rule change by D's for the same numbers when approving lower court judges" ... which was a direct result of the Republican plan to take over the courts by blocking nominees to hold open slots...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Admitting PR as a bunch of states probably fixes the referendum issue too. Each city that passed can become a state, those that didn't can stay the territory....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    I think the ninja level move with regard to states and the US Senate is for any D majority that does show up to admit DC and Puerto Rico as ten states each....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    The Democrats restored a house rule that automatically raises the debt ceiling when the budget passes, so that is less likely to be a problem this year. Of course Republicans are also a minority in the house, which already reduced...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    er, ...quickly pass actual funding bills for......
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    It sounds rather like they will pass actual funding bills for all except (sigh, time to type some fascism) homeland security. Which would make any shutdown a lot smaller. It also severely reduces the hostage count, just one among many...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    OK, something nice in 2019: Seattle has closed its horrid waterfront elevated freeway forever and started tearing the thing down. Most of it will be a park in a few years, but has already stopped pumping freeway noise along the...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Juror pay in many (Most? All?) parts of the US is so low as to be roughly equivalent to nothing. IMO that's bad, particularly in that it make jury duty more painful for lower income people. But it is not...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    "The main issue I have with the wealth tax concept is that the truly wealthy people won't have to pay it." The truly wealthy spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year lobbying for more favorable taxes in the US....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    I ended up with a full size suv rental for a week in Denver and hated it. Driving something so big is a huge pain. Even in it's natural ex-urban habitat it was annoying. Maybe another peice if I get...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Safety by vehicle type is pretty murky to me. There are a bunch of issues. There is, of course, a huge industry deeply invested in the US in showing their most expensive products to be safest. The US regulatory system...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    The good news with Seattle and sea level is that it is hilly. It ends up about half under water with total ice melt sea level rise (about 240 ft). So presumably Seattle will just kind of slide north and...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    "allow for inspection, repair, limited access, and possibly upgrading every couple of hundred years or so..." I believe that has been discussed. There are some issues. First, once something starts to leak in one of these storage facilities it is...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Re: Nuclear storage. The big problem is the time periods involved. Tens of thousands of years absolute minimum, hundreds of thousands to really get into the 'this isn't a lot worse than some natural deposits' range. We barely operate on...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    *that was, of course, a dark joke....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    "Interesting thought, but it's a property tax, not a house tax." The way prop 13 works if your house burns down and you build a new one (or someone does) the new one, even on the same land, would have...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Fire as the salvation from prop 13? The old houses burn, the new ones have reset tax basis....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Re batteries, size, where do you put them? I don't know of any batteries that are designed for this today, but I suspect they could be built for underground install. Opens up a lot of under garden-parkingspot-sidewalk-street-basement locations. And there...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    One does not mitigate heating energy loads with batteries; one mitigates them with air-sealing, insulation, zone heating, heat-pumps, etc. Heating power consumption can be reduced 70% in a retrofit by insulation (new construction can do better), and then get that...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    "How about join the Dark Side of the Atlantic?" IMO this goes along with the US breaking into at least three pieces. So the UK joins up with the North East. The west coast and Hawaii form a nation. Alaska...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    And of course the option the current government wants to pretend doesn't exist: they call the whole thing off, wake from the fever dream, and continue about their business....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    There is no proposal of 'economic war' from Europe, the problem is the UK squandered all the time it had to prepare for Brexit wishing the EU would just give it everything for nothing (eg no border on either side...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    From Robert Preston in that article: "The delay could be no more than a couple of months, because there is an absolute horror of the UK participating in elections for the European Parliament at the end of May." I'm always...
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