Greg Tingey

Greg Tingey

  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Not just AUS history either ... A huge part of the "S China Sea" is quite shallow & didn't drown until about the same time as DOggerland vanished - oe maybe even more recently. There's almost-certainly a lot of Archeology...
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    Mass manufacture really needs to get properly organised and develop a standard consumer. Unfortunately ... this has just been done. The ghastly (from the p.o.v. of the traveller) class 700 units on Thameslink. Newspaper Article Unfortunately, the comments are full...
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    Strata - yes - one of the very few Pterry novels I didn't like. "Dark Side of the Sun", strictly, isn't Omphalos. Also ... If Omphalos true THEN Science doesn't work BUT Science does work THEREFORE Omphalos false...
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    (I can't be bothered to convert this into miles per gallon. The onus should be on the minority who insists on using the imperial system to do the conversions to and from metric system each time, not the other way...
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    Whilst "Addressing the fertility gods by their most prominent attributes" IIRC...
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    That reminds me of something U K le G wrote, about "not synching with Campbell" & then coming across Cordwainer Smith & realising that IT COULD BE DONE ..........
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    Let's not get into the "5 potions a day" territory here, shall we? Note to non-UK readers: "5 portions a day" is the supposed-recommended veg intake for "healthy living" - a portion being defined as 80g. Which means 400g of...
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    I hate to disagree with you, especially after your insigtful comments on the decaying internal state of the USA - but: "Omphalos Hypothesis" - really? That's for brain-fucked bible-belters & NornIron Ultra-prods. How do you get around the 3° K...
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    heE USA is NOT THE FUCKING PLANET! Just because your miltias, oops so-called "police" behave like that, it doesn't mean that eveyone else's do. It's another part of your gun problem, which I don't think will be solved until your...
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    Yes My 1996 L-R has a significantly lower fuel consumption than the last-models, which rolled off the line 19 2016 ........
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    Errr ... No...
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    Places were built before gas got so popular actually will have it a lot easier than, say, LA or San Diego... Yes Look at the loink-phot of my street & remember what was said (by you?) about two cars...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    That's why Trump will probably be re-elected for a second term. I think not, from 5000+ miles away ... (!) Trump will be brought down/impeached/ removed & Pence installed, against a Dem-majority lower house 2018-20. Pence will then win in...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    Your two most recent posts suggest that another time of troubles is coming ... Except that this time it won't be (much of) a geographical spearation, as it was in the 1860's - which will be evn worse - it'll...
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    It was a rebuild/upgrade/modernisation of the old building. A very impressive job actually. here ......
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    Yeah well, one of the many reasons I got the particular model of Great Green Beast that I have is that it has: NO ELECTRONICS. Hence 95% home-maintenance & CHEAPER, etc .....But, of course, although good by the standards of...
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    Ah but ALL DIESELS ARE EVIL & if it was built before (approx) 2008 ( 2012?) we're going to steal it from you, ( & you can get a new, better car, oh yeah ) because of the EVVULL POLLUTION...
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    For daily use, you charge your car off your own fuse-box. Because this is more convenient. Come home, park, plug in, walk away. Yeah, really? What planet are you on? With the cable running out of my front door, across...
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    I would assume that they have their own problems ... We know the USA does, f'rinstance, don't we?...
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    Oh dear. And I live relatively close to the edge of London & don't drive short distances, if I can help it. The Great Green Beast gets used for - hauling a big load / going a long-distance to a...
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    depending on manufacturing capacity of batteries. AND - the ready availability of charging points for everyone ..... Something that is often missed & a huge infrastructure investment, that really only a government can make ( I think )...
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    Hell, my apartment complex ditched the recycling bins last year. Your'e in the USSA, somwhere ... Whereas, in all of u, recycling is continuing to increase. Says something about the social & regulatory structures of those societies, I suspect....
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    It seems to be an repeating/repetitive humans-in-groups failure mode. Communism is a classic millenarial religion ... It's even used as an excuse for the failure of the SovUnion etc, as not being the "real revolution" & "this ( or next...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    "Drug Test" This is insane - here, if you aRE ON MEDICATION OF THAT SORT YOU must declare it - & then, if nothing else is found, you have poassed. We had a problem last year ( & still with...
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    I must admit, I watched a replay of the Falcon-Heavy lift & R Strauss started playing in my head & I wondered if it was the 60's again .... [ Not for long, but .... ]...
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    So, anywhere that says (Spaced-out) "U +" translates as: & # x CODE-string and terminating semicolon, then? Let's try a different one "smiling face with horns" = U + 1F608, which should have a leading & # x and a...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    I just skim-read that "Atlantic" article Deeply scary That is worse, much worse than the UK. Yes, I know we have beggars on the streets & homeless people, with some dying in the city-centres, but, even so that 47% of...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    allynh We have won the war at the cost of a collapsing middle class and failing infrastructure, kids with no future -- their future is less than their parents -- workers unemployed and addicted to opioids. That cost in lives...
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    Because IT IS TOO EASY FOR THE LAZY to say "the 1%" When they actually mean either the 0.1% or even the 0.01% ...... If you include my notional property-value ( & ignore the fact that it needs underpinning work...
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    DIDN'T WORK - did it - will someone please explain? W T F ?...
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