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JHomes

  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    "You had to be dead posh to afford a colour set." Local songwriter (one Dick Coker IIRC). Now I've got a colour TV, All the neighbours are jealous of me. My social standing is rising so fast, I think I've...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    "How many TV channels did you have growing up?" As per the comment above from runix, for a good part of my childhood, none, and for the rest of it, one. Also, my parents were not early adopters (of this...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    "403 - But you try and tell an environmentalist that they'll not believe you." Yes, well, counsels of despair are often disbelieved, on the grounds that if true, you're stuffed anyway, and if false then you might be able to...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    "Yes, fungi, not slime molds. Running mazes. Turns out plants run mazes too." May I point out that fungi are not, in fact, plants? I can't? All right, but it's still true. JHomes...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    "you're writing billing software in floating point?" I've come across such. It was written in C and on this particular platform int was 32 bits, which wasn't enough, and long was also 32 bits. Yes, really. So they used double...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    'other than size, what is the difference between men's and woman's "fell boots"?' I don't know about "fell boots" whatever they are, but my footwear of choice these days is trail shoes, and although I am male, I usually get...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Regarding paying electoral workers. ISTM this could mean either of two groups of people, and in some of the comments I am not sure which is meant, and suspect that others here are not sure either. People working for a...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    "You're assuming that people, given UBI, will sit in front of the boob tube and munch chips, and never be tired of that." I quote the late and much lamented Sun-Earther Iain El-Bonko Banks of North Queensferry. "In a similar...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Ah! I agree with a fair bit of that, although not everything. But it is not how I read your earlier posts. JHomes...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    "There is nothing whatsoever obstructing them from freely choosing to eat less than will supply them with enough protein; they just don't want to suffer from malnutrition." FIFY. What's up with you, Pigeon? You're not usually this cruel and judgmental....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    "then when they put me in the machine my trousers explode." That's not angle grinding, that's Ragwort JHomes...
  • Commented on I can't even
    "My question is this: why didn't he mention raising taxes?" He did. "or rising taxes at a time people can ill afford them?" Them as can be taxed cannot pay the tax, them as could afford it have moved their...
  • Commented on I can't even
    "And what's 4 times?" We have met the enemy, and (s)he is us. JHomes...
  • Commented on I can't even
    "why is "have to pay with a credit card" the line in the sand?" I think for most of us it isn't. There is one person on this blog whose idiosyncratic approach to financial management precludes them having a credit...
  • Commented on I can't even
    "When gas prices are rising, you pay less when you do run the tank all the way down before filling (get the most miles you can from the less expensive gas)." I think it doesn't work like that. The less...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    "What separates places like West Germany, Japan and South Korea from places like Russia and the above?" One at least plausible idea I've come across is "The Curse of Natural Resources" The idea is that if a country has natural...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    "just the right size for the noggins of heretics who believe any to be stronger than the Black Pharoah," Which is why we do not believe it, until such time as the disposal of the Black Pharoah demonstrates it to...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Charlie, Sorry to nitpick (not really) but the verse you quoted is not from "On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at" but from another song, that begins "Do you ever think, when a hearse goes by,". The references to t'worms in "On...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    "What do you suggest I try next?" I think you are overlooking something, namely that you are overlooking something. PHK said explicitly that he is using his heat pump system not just for space heating, but also for domestic hot...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    "or maybe a bunch of damn big turbines?" It's been considered. However, to call the engineering problems related to the site severe would be a severe understatement, so nowt as yet. JHomes...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    "there is a period about mid tide when the tidal rise is about even through Cook Strait." Yes. Of course, it does not last for very long. JHomes...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    "Cook Strait is a bit notorious for being a hole in a dam across the roaring forties." It's also notorious for being a short stretch of water, with large bodies of water at each end, and the tides are about...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    "As Wellington is officially a windy city, how come the place isn't surrounded by wind farms?" Presuming that you are talking about my home city, We do have them, and that's not the only one. It does take time to...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    "The dams are there for storage" Supplementing myself, and also to ensure that all the water goes through the turbines. JHomes...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    "With big water moving horizontally dams are pretty pointless anyway, you use flow generators instead." Even with dams, it's really flow generation. The dams are there for storage, and seasonal storage (to a large extent) at that. They serve to...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    "That's what I mean about it being more than happenstance that western European nations seem to be more focused on optimizing violence than are others." Jared Diamond, in Guns, Germs, and Steel, suggests geography. Specifically, the geography of Europe encouraged...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    It sounds to me as if you are looking at a trip that you have planned making decisions that are perfectly reasonable if you are making the trip in a private car that you own, but are utterly stupid if...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    "it's almost always been by a van driving a route and making several deliveries at a time." In these here parts (suburban Wellington, Aotearoa) when you put in an order for home delivery, you also book a delivery slot, usually...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    I don't see anything in this discussion of QALYs about marginal utility. There seems to be an assumption that one more happy person among billions makes as much of a contribution to overall value, in absolute rather than relative terms...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    "I'm guessing UK boarding school is also shared rooms." I'd say dormitories. At least for the younger attendees. There have been examples here in Aotearoa. JHomes....
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