Robert van der Heide

Robert van der Heide

  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_Suck,_Arkansas...
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    Should have been clearer I was linking them. What you wrote in #401 casts doubt on the reliability of the classification “violent” refered to in #384....
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    “incarceration is mostly driven (5/6th?) by violent crime” Given what you say, what fraction of that “violent crime” is robbing a liquor store and how much is disobeying an officer while darker and/or poorer than Watts? And how much of...
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    Swiss neutrality was not based on pacifism; quite the opposite....
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    [Elizabeth Warren’s] supposed proficiency, as a dominatrix, to reduce a member of the US Marine Corps to blubbering jelly... Waiting for Rule 34 to kick in....
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    Hillary’s emails *again*? They must be getting really low on squid ink if they’re reduced to using that stuff again - it’s gone rather stale....
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    None of that addresses the “interesting” question of what happens if the State of New York indicts Trump for tax fraud from before he took office....
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    From language choices I believe the poster @1999 to be British. Knowing a bit about the history of British involvement in Ireland, I think that comment deserves a red card....
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    I think it’s the most incoherent comment on this page. Which is pretty impressive considering the competition....
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    “Coppicing ... has a delay of between 20 and 80 years,” Still way too long for the modern next-quarter-bonus-focused executive....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    “managerial revolution“ It appears that this New Yorker cartoon is in the “Ha ha, only serious” category. https://www.cartooncollections.com/cartoon?searchID=CC52630 (Businessman at podium: “While the end-of-the-world scenario will be rife with unimaginable horrors, we believe that the pre-end period will be filled...
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    “Finance ..., should be regulated heavily” See my #727....
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    “trust in the responsible company, the engaged employee and the educated consumer” None of which were present when the FAA allowed Boeing to “self-certify” the 737 MAX. Which is remarkable given that the “consumers” were large companies making G$ purchase...
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    Fill them with mercury instead of wate?...
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    Any chance it also explains the Roman dodecadra cited above? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_dodecahedron...
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    Yeah, I’ll stop. #1557 dismissal of SSC’s anticapitalist essay as “libertarian” clinched it....
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    “Humans are fucking complex in 2000+ years” My impression is that In groups of 100 or so we’re reasonably nice, or at least not much nastier than gorillas or chimpanzees. But the more we organize into bigger and bigger groups,...
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    Does Loki know what these are for too? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carved_stone_balls...
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    “Here's a thing: We found out you are all massive liars and hypocrites.” You’rve been observing humans how long?...
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    “95% junk” I’d guess 99.95%....
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    Isn’t that where they did the location shooting for the Roadrunner cartoons?...
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    Guernsey is 65 km^2. If you paved it in silicon how many kWH would you expect on the days around winter solstice?...
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    LA Times: Under the 25-year deal with developer 8minute Solar Energy, the city would buy electricity from a sprawling complex of solar panels and lithium-ion batteries in the Mojave Desert of eastern Kern County, about two hours north of Los...
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    “Supreme rules against BOZO - whole new game at that point.” How so? Parliament had three years to find an a way to avoid the no deal default case, and couldn’t. How does a few extra weeks make a difference?...
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    Note that the first-gen CANDUs at Darlington, Pickering, and Bruce, hanivng reached the end of their 40 year design life, are getting refurbished. Not a “we think we can limp this thing along for a few more years before something...
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    Once x watts worth of installated panels is cheaper than x watts worth of inverters, it makes sense to overbuild the panels, so the expensive inverters can run at 100% for more of the time....
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    “Also with large farms you are actually using a lot of land, be it wind and solar,” Based on my observations in various places including USA and Ireland, when wind power shares space with farming the amount of land it...
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    “On the other hand, it is likely that humans survive and unlikely that we become either wiser or hobbits.” The long-term options are (1) wiser, (2) hobbits, (3) a few million hunter-gatherers....
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    *notification requirements hadn't been met.* “But the plans were on display…” “On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.” “That’s the display department.” “With a flashlight.” “Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.” “So...
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    The US legal system, not having the “user pays the legal fees” of Commonwealth systems, is at the other extreme....
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