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  • Commented on Excuses
    This is an interesting exercise from Marcus Ranum:- https://freethoughtblogs.com/stderr/2017/10/13/transitive-trust/ nothing new to the denizens of this place....
  • Commented on Excuses
    For Pigeon and others the original Space Ritual version with Captain Calvert:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go0JMX3zNeA...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    With regard to District Heating, you might want to follow the links on this page, http://www.leicester.gov.uk/search/?q=district+heating I realise that the Glorious Socialist City of Leicester may not be on everyone.s radar, but we do do things here....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Re crappy kitchen design-you forgot to mention the shitty materials of construction used by kitchen builders. It is called chipboard or compressed fibre board and will swell badly when wet, not that the designers would expect water in a kitchen....
  • Commented on Laundry summer madness sale!
    Which is one reason Momentum is pushing voter registration...
  • Commented on Traveller RPG, Firefly, Dumarest, Vatta's War... are they all "Star Punk"?
    Prador moon-Neal Asher...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    I wonder if one problem with wind generator design is that "Everyone knows what a windmill looks like" but has no preconceived idea of what a solar cell looks like....
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    The anti Corbyn comments reflect the views put out by the neo-liberal/fascist press and the Guardian. I would ask how many of the UK commentators on this thread are active Labour party members? Those of us who are active party...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Can I suggest that you have a look at Brian Uptons book "The aesthetic of play" which has some intriguing ideas on play space and its relationship to life....
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    Well Greg, I did suggest to our city mayor that, as the city voted remain, we should approach the EU to join as a Free City (as existed in the Holy Roman Empire). Sir Peter wasn't in agreement at that...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    All this discussion of the A1 makes me want to mention one thing...The A19(cringe)...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    I hate to say this, but there is sufficient detail in the Wikipedia article on VX for a competent chemist to manufacture it. (At least the info is there until the security forces censor it) The problem is doing it...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    There is also the Great Famine and Civil war to include in the population losses-I am not sure if there are any reliable figures for these catastrophes....
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    Well, Wikipedia gives the World War2 dead as 26.6m for the USSR, given that 10m were Military casualties who would have been in or near prime reproductive age I think we can hazard a guess as to where part of...
  • Commented on Upcoming travel
    If you have not seen the BBC website on Californian weather take a look here:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39010887 To all Californian commentators Stay Safe Please...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    I think that, as well as barrage Balloons, thought could be given to what Wikipedia calls unrotated projectiles but I remember as parachute and Cable (PAC):- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unrotated_projectile I also thought, from memory, that PAC was designed to stop dive bombers...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    There are other types of battery than Li-ion batteries that have been developed, mostly for static power storage. I have in mind Sodium sulphur and Lithium- Bromine batteries. Neither of these are suitable for transport (except possibly ships) as the...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    I will just leave this here if I may Charlie, https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/588944/The_United_Kingdoms_exit_from_and_new_partnership_with_the_EU_Print.pdf It might interest the UK regulars...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Charlie-why Hunger and not a weaponised virulent form of flu or SARS. BW for real nightmares......
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    @Pigeon, Strictly Speaking there are two ways to end a parliament short of 5 years, The House of Commons Library has put out a document* that includes the following:- Early elections can be held only: if a motion for an...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Re point 2 Ouch... I would agree that there is a tendency, not just here, for people to seek out similar minds and succumb to groupthink-I am fully aware that this applies to me and do try to avoid it,...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Of course in England, the Monarch never made stupid decisions, he was badly advised-to oppose the King was Treason. to take up arms against his advisor’s wasn't (at least that was the fig leaf of theory)...Hmm, that suggest something......
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    The two things I would add to your comment Charlie (and which agree with your last line) are, the oligarchy is Historically Illiterate, and as unlike proper Feudal groups there is little long term inheritance involved hence there is less...
  • Commented on Theme, Fiction, and Empire Games
    OK one last thing would you consider a separate open thread for US Politics Charlie?...
  • Commented on Theme, Fiction, and Empire Games
    I was going to reply to Heteromeles posts but I will take this as a gentle suggestion to revert to Empire Games and not the ongoing state of US politics. Can I just suggest that the Nonviolence advocates read "The...
  • Commented on Theme, Fiction, and Empire Games
    Hugh Whilst I live in an unarmed society I understand your problem with the NRA and would reply that armed self defence is justified, if Women take up arms against me then they take there chances and will be hurt.The...
  • Commented on Theme, Fiction, and Empire Games
    Hugh, I suggest you read "Beating the Fascists" by Sean Birchall (Freedom Press). Birchall explains how the National Front(English Nazi's) were forced to stop their Street based campaign of intimidation and resort to an Electoral strategy where the legitimate parties...
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    I have been thinking about Charlie's post and his comment on Newspapers and broadcasters maintaining large legal teams to prevent libel problems and want to make a suggestion. Currently ISP's are carriers(like the Royal mail) and as such appear to...
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    The more "Dark age" history I read, the more I realise that it wasn’t as dark as people make out. This is why the phrase "Dark age" is not used by historians rather it is Early Medieval,with what was medieval...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Chris Dellow has an interesting post addressing some of your points here http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2016/11/my-trump-fear.html...
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