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Bellinghman

  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    It's a shame, really, if ultra-super-Marxist baby-eater Jeremy Corbyn had actually won the election we'd probably have had a second Brexit referendum by now but them's the breaks. The same Jeremy Corbyn who imposed a three line whip on the...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    On Google Maps I measure it as a pretty constant 200 metres, so approximately 10 chains...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    I was confused that you raised the point at all — nobody else had mentioned Ocean Liners at all that I saw, only Cruise Ships....
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Those are Azamara ships - they're pretty small for cruise ships, and at 20 years old quite old for the Cruise market. As for ocean liners - as far as I'm aware that's a class of ship with just one...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Ah, Ever Given is apparently doing 4 knots northwards. Hoorah!...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Yeah, I noted that. It did stay in Malta for a few hours, long enough to resupply I'd be mildly surprised if it went all the way to India to be broken: there's a breaking yard at Aliaga in Turkey...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    We used to keep our wellies at the bottom of the stairs for a reason. There are certain excitements to living in what used to be a water mill. Happily it was only one end of the ground floor that...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Thanks for that. 60 metres turns our street into a beach, with our house on the wet side of it. Another 60 metres, and the coastline would move about a km south....
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Coincidentally one particular journalist/columnist has been made to eat crow today for statements she made (not AFAIK in a paper - I think they were on social media, given that an abject apology has been Tweeted today)....
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    In the UK, there is, or was (it was decades back that I was last even vaguely invested in this) a distance component. My sisters went to school in the nearest town, but we were 4 miles away, so the...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    There are school buses in the UK - here is one of the ones that pass near us. Big, yes. Yellow, no. 72 seats? Who knows There are ones that are yellow. Just not our local ones. I have been...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyc - as in 'encyclopedia'...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    It does though make me wonder what the algorithm they're using actually does. I suspect it's strongly biased towards sites that have appointment slots (perhaps understandably!) and not for sites that are close to hand....
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    That's more like it. It really didn't make sense to send you all that way down the A14...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    I arranged my appointments yesterday, and my wife arranged hers today. Oddly, when she was offered venues, the one I selected wasn't on her list so she's going to central Cambridge instead. It could be because she's in the next...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    Malta is often used as a waypoint on long voyages. For example, Viking Sun: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:4924418/mmsi:257179000/imo:9725433/vessel:VIKING_SUN which shows its most recent voyage being Malta to HK Yes, it supposedly started in Valletta. It actually started in Mukran in Germany (where it...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    Yeah, those work very well too - faster than an electric in my experience. I remember (back in the day) having canned rations, where each box contained one of those P38 equivalents (which meant everyone sooner or later had one,...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    nonsense on stilts I'd reserve that description for the bridge with its extraordinarily tall towers But the tunnel option has about the same feasibility as that bridge, with the extra feature that, as a long undersea tunnel, it would use...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    I suspect that modern engine plants also now ship their products already 'run in' (aka 'broken in') if at all needed. I bought a new petrol car back in 2006 (manufactured in 2004) which recommended taking it easy for the...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    He was illustrating that things vary, by describing how it works local to him....
  • Commented on A Quick Infomercial
    One time my wife and I took a scheduled helicopter flight (Helsinki to Tallinn, so international at that). The weight allowance was quite tight, and we were weighed with our cases before boarding. The only thing I took into the...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    I guess you've got to start extracting thorium from the regolith, or something (/snark). You just need to ship in He3 from the Lunar mines. Easy, see?...
  • Commented on A Quick Infomercial
    I get the feeling that baseball and cricket are similar to the German and Dutch languages. The seem almost the same to outsiders. Till you bring it up with a native speaker and get told in no uncertain terms that...
  • Commented on A Quick Infomercial
    There are also couples (I presume I don't know the only one) where both partners transition, in opposite directions. There may be a point, depending on timing, where you could point to a gay relationship, but it's straight both before...
  • Commented on A Quick Infomercial
    I'm almost surprised there aren't more such edifices in the Channel Islands. Tax havens, big fish/small pool, what's not to like?...
  • Commented on A Quick Infomercial
    It's the one the other end of the tunnel from St Helier ......
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    My Ingress playing has stalled. The local Smurfs were mostly Science Park workers so are almost all working from home. I get the occasional drive-by but otherwise everythign local tends to be green already. Yeah, mine too. I'm keeping my...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    It appears that a whole bunch of glands can be subsumed under that label, including testes and ovaries...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    The Oxford vaccine is intended to be single dose, ship around the world. Really? The clinical trials were for two doses, with the unexpected discovery that having a half-size first dose seemed to increase immunity into the 90% range...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Good grief -- the difference between a private jet and private plane is millions. I grew up with these people, I was born into them, and they have garages filled with vehicles from jet skis to motor boats to land...
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