DuncanE

DuncanE

  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    If you think anyone with even a passing interest in wine doesn't care what Bourdeaux wines are (hint: there are almost none that are just unblended Cabernet Sauvignon), or that no-one makes a connection between wine regions and the wine...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    As someone who has stage-4 non-smoking lung cancer, I laughed bitterly at the smoking ban - a problem that is largely solving itself (~14% of the UK population now smokes and it is continuing on a downwards trend). The fact...
  • Commented on Do my Laundry
    if you haven't already, read The Black Locomotive by Rian Hughes...
  • Commented on Fuck the Monarchy
    Go to a grocery store and buy the ingredients to make your own. It will be more filling & nutritious and will cost you less. While this is mathematically correct, it is also a (slightly extreme) example of the...
  • Commented on Fuck the Monarchy
    Online discussions about British food often descend into flame wars, so in the interests of trying to avoid that, I'll try and remain as neutral as I can. British food, like a lot of other elements of the country are...
  • Commented on Fuck the Monarchy
    British Rail ceased to exist in 1993 when the rail system in the UK was privatised. BR food was famous for being pretty much the worst food available in the UK. Things have improved a bit since then. Instant powder...
  • Commented on An AI app walks into a writers room
    I confess I use the WCML more than the ECML so fair enough... I stopped using the back entrance to Waverley after running into a "gentleman being pleasured" by a "lady of negotiable affection" on the Scotsmen Steps on a...
  • Commented on An AI app walks into a writers room
    Every West Coast Main Line and some East Coast Main Line trains I've caught out of Edinburgh also stop at Haymarket. If you live on the west side of Edinburgh and need to travel to Englandshire, there's rarely a reason...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    I've been told this by a guy who was a Rapier operator in the 1st Gulf War. He also said they video-taped it and when the higher ups heard about the tape some very unpleasant MPs turned up and seized...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    Although much smaller than Wal-Mart, Tesco make them look like a quite a homely Mom&Pop operation in terms of their attitude to competition. Tesco in the UK bought up huge tracts of land, not because they wanted to expand, but...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    If you install the NHS App on your phone, that can grant you electronic access to your GP Health record (or at least it does in England, services are not always the same in Scotland). Of course whether i) this...
  • Commented on Yokai Land Q&A
    During the late 80s I worked for a few years in a govt dept managing supplies for an air force. My area covered amongst other things, fire suppressant systems. At one point we were busy replacing extinguishers on some older...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    Of course that junction is boringly straightforward compared to the Gravelely Hill Interchange on the M6 in Birmingham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_junction#/media/File:Spaghetti-Junction-Crop.jpg I'm not sure any would-be terrorists would even be able to figure out which part of the interchange to blow up...
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    Actual 15TB SSDs are a thing now in the corporate IT space. Also as an ex-technical writer I'm pretty sure you meant to say TB and not Tb, although even TB and GB are falling out of use now amongst...
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