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  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Urga tease. That one is a standard spelling. Worker ants, and all that....
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    Iain does have a firmly Scottish-centred viewpoint which shows through quite a lot. There's even one passage somewhere where a Scottish character goes to England for the first time and goes on about how strange it is that the English...
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    (Er, are you replying to me or Nojay?) "...misrepresenting English spelling and pronounciation." It's not so much "misrepresentation" as ordinary loose use of language. Bascule refers to his own style as phonetic, and really it's hard to see what else...
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    That was the purpose of developing it; I'm talking about the pattern they had decided on for how the mechanics of the thing they were developing were intended to work....
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    "I keep telling you ... Hang all the priests!" Doesn't work. It just means you get a new religious dogma which is all about hanging priests. Then once you have hanged all the priests, the Calcrafts get bored, and to...
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    Carbon dioxide, then, as Nojay and I have said....
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    "OK, my parents were around, but I effectively taught myself to read aged 3." Much the same here. By the time I got to school I had moved on to spelling reform, and used to drive the teachers up the...
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    Super stuff. Date written on wall....
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    Wehey, bounce bounce bounce. Do we have a prediction for a date when I will be able to go into town and buy it in a shop?...
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    A simple drop of water can make an unexpectedly good microscope. Plenty of tips of that nature should be included, because they demonstrate an immediate relevance of "this stuff" to the everyday world and give people something attractive to become...
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    Orwell took it even further. The ultimate goal for the development of Newspeak was to reduce it to one single core word plus a great array of modifiers....
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    "By the time you can do anything like this, you probably have technological civilization already and don't need the help." Not at all. You don't need computers, you just need it to be possible for curious people to indulge their...
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    "...would you not run *pipes* down to the hot water/rock, and run clean water (or whatever) through the *pipes*, with no direct input from anything that's down there?" You would if you could but you can't so you don't... Rock...
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    "The folks who have a good idea about fusion today say prototype fusion power plants (PROTO) are about eighty billion dollars away. Timescales, it depends how fast they could spend that eighty billion bucks but probably twenty years or so...
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    An AC cable phenomenon that does have a measurable (though not audible) effect at audio frequencies is speaker cable inductance. So if you want to make a fancy speaker cable that does have at least some thin technical claim to...
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    "random rock" I don't know why I said that. It isn't random rock. It's the remains of old volcanism, which is a lot worse and quite likely has people digging various interesting metals out of the more accessible bits already....
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    "However, unlike fracking, it doesn't involve toxic chemicals, just water." Unfortunately at the temperatures and pressures involved water becomes a pretty vicious solvent, so when you circulate it through random rock it concentrates in solution all sorts of crap that...
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    "I'm still curious if there are other gasses besides helium that would work for the heat exchange." Certainly there are. In one sense you could use any gas you felt like, but most of them are obviously silly choices for...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    They wear the uniform as a matter of course. Their pick-up trucks mostly began life in legitimate use for similar purposes; they still have the adornments like big yellow "highway maintenance" stickers on the back and orange flashing lights on...
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    Comment #6 in that thread is amusing, too......
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    "Given the waters around the UK we could become a significant net exporter and not be reliant on African solar or Scandinavian wind as posited upthread." Unfortunately this is not true. The UK is indeed unusually well off for possible...
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    "If the only way you get the magic nuclear medicine is by forgoing wind, solar, and batteries, it's not worth dying for." I consider that to be a false dichotomy: there's no reason not to build both, in whatever proportions...
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    I live in probably the stupidest country in the world. I don't find it particularly remarkable that the government should say "hey, we've fucked everything up so much that we can't make toilets work any more, so now you can...
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    I find modern or modernish housing developments mostly less hostile if you're not in a road-only vehicle. The roads are usually laid out in a piss annoying pattern that broadly resembles a plate of spaghetti but has the topology of...
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    I found it a lot easier to read after I'd updated my unfucking script for the Independent website to shunt all the "recommended" guff to the bottom of the article instead of having great lumps of it interrupting the text...
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    Will it be in the actual shops soon then?...
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    (I am assuming the word "year" needs to be inserted at the appropriate point.) "Well, everything wears out, so this is sort of true. But wind and solar tend to have 20-30 life spans planned in..." ...Which is shit. Because...
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    Cut the whole UK loose along with a kilometre thickness of rock underneath; tow it out and park it on the equator somewhere; mount it on ruddy great springs or magnets or something which exactly counterbalance its average weight, and...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    No, it's not the excremental type of dog smell, it's just the general odour of dogulousness that they exude from other parts of their bodies. The smell that pervades the old blanket in their basket and they think is lovely...
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    My neighbours on both sides must have horrific gas bills because they keep windows wide open even in the middle of winter no matter how cold it is. This is because they have dogs and it is necessary to let...
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