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  • Commented on Upcoming events
    The further note on that is that Corbyn's waffling looks prescient and the People's Vote types should be careful what they wish for....
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    Yikes. I just checked polling and remain/leave has gone from 48/38 to 44/42 between February and May. God knows what it is now. In any event a new referendum is not a slam dunk either way. YouGov...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    I ASSUME it's a deliberate freud on the part of the manufacturers' to increase money intake via franchised repair outlets Now there's a Freudian slip worthy of the name....
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    .But what gets on my wick is that a variable frequency oscillator with three outputs 120° out of phase is so bleeding basic a thing that it doesn't need any kind of CPU at all, not an ARM, not a...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Oops, I was slightly careless in how I wrote that. The distinction is between Parliament and Privy Council, if we are being formal about it....
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    If Boris refuses to resign after losing a confidence vote do we get to see John Bercow arresting him? Or does the Queen send bailiffs to Number 10? Or both? I am thinking that running the government (civil service, Navy,...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Does anybody here know any good numbers on just how split the Labour party is on Brexit? Either membership polling or MP counts....
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Trump certainly has committed impeachable offences. Even more than Nixon. However, the politics are different. An impeachment in the House that fails in the Senate is not helpful. See Clinton, William. OTOH Pelosi publicly stomping on the Squad is bad...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    A friend of mine survived doing a PHD in chemistry with profs who thought it was wasted on women by listening to that song a lot. She got to thank Peggy for writing it when she played a Toronto folk...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Am I still under a yellow card?...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Ok, my communication problem is worse than I thought. Of course women work, and are required to work, and should have the option of working at what they want. It's just that on TOP of working they do more housework....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    All of which is irrelevant unless you change the majority of the target group's mind. I have very little interest and less expectation that I will change the target groups mind. I have every desire and plan to remove their...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    My most humble apologies. I believe this is a communication error. I did not intend to mean that they SHOULD be home doing housework but rather, given current social relations they are more likely to be ACTUALLY doing that than...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    What I really don't understand about modern political correctness is an ability of liberal lobby to tangle everything into one bundle. Is it on purpose, for easy management of PR, or it is a strange mutation of common sense. It...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    More likely busy doing housework....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    "Had form?" I'm not quite sure how to translate that into American. Has a track record....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    The only reason that is possible is that effectively the Roma are not white. That might be their skin colour, but it is not their place in the power hierarchy. Yes, stomping on people lower in the power rankings is...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    EC and GT don't have really good understandings of what social justice activists mean by racism etc. It really has relatively little to do with prejudice and a whole lot to do with power relations. Even if racial bigotry was...
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    That is way too specific a set of requirements to be a mass market product. If you want those you have to leave out the nothing else or pay something close to bespoke software prices (think worse than Vanderbilt's comments...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    I dropped a reference to The Fuller Memorandum into the Arthur Ransome page on FB. There were some positive comments....
  • Commented on Story time!
    That would be Peter Kagan and the Wind which is a Gordon Bok song. wiki Gordon is a delightful songwriter and a beautiful singer. Listening to him do Kagan is just wonderful....
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    Does the "Duke of Cornwall" even have minions? Of course he does: Minions, Cornwall. The question is, where does anybody else get theirs?...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    "The Rhinemaidens. you remember the Rhinemaindens, don't you?...." "I am NOT making this up"...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Concur; Wikipedia gives the area of Metro Toronto as 5_900km^2 (and some change) in 2011CE. I can't parse that number. I can't even come up with an interpretation that makes sense, unless there is an extra 0, 590km^2 is close....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Of course the piping is the limit. My point is that there is effectively an infinite supply for the pipes in a very large city (Toronto may be atypical, we have Lake Ontario for supply, which really is effectively infinite)....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I am dumb, that should be "folk"....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Is it just me or are there an unexpectedly large number of Canadian flok music references on this blog?...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Ah, I have figured out the confusion arising from my overly terse first comment. You (and others) seem to understand that as "going to the fire and putting it all out", I actually meant a large fire department can decide...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Just Google Paradise California before and after. This is a Wikipedia level argument, so not entirely reliable. Paradise was a town of 26,000, that's not urban. There is a claim in this thread that rain will douse a wildfire. A...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Most of the homes which burn during wildfire season are in the suburbs, but good luck evacuating a dense city center with minimal car ownership from a rapidly approaching wildfire. It's not entirely clear to me how long a wildfire...
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