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  • Commented on Two Thoughts
    Then or course my long comment got eaten by the damnable half our or so log in that is possible on this site. I'll try to recall some of it... So, starting at the bottom, I agree re. Staling waiting...
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    That depend on what your original point was. It was extremely lacking in detail; I did check the post you mentioned, but it was also lacking in any relevant information. And I still think you are wrong. How to explain...
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    I agree that being too obtuse is bad and pointless and annoying; often I find the posts are about stuff or ideas that I already know about, so there isn't anything to learn either. I get the impression Charlie wants...
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    THe other point being that since I am not actually all powerful or telepathic or whatever, you can reply yes or no to whatever I type about your motives, aims etc and I have no way of being sure of...
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    Have you read/ heard of "THe Illuminatus Trilogy"? That's got their method. But I really don't think they are doing it that well; ideally you should notice more about what effect it is having, or not, and if most of...
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    That's funny, every history book I've read on the subject says that you are wrong. Hence the lowered production rates and decomissioning men from the army. Then the UK refused to capitulate and Hitler et al got a bit distracted....
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    Actually what that sound like is the ventilation issue; too many places get badly done up and nobody realises that water comes in through the old stone walls and lime mortar. The old fireplaces with their fires kept air flowing...
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    You know what, you're really going to have to substantiate that. THe closest example I can think of is thatched housing, where having a fire every day is essential to keep the thatch dry, but that is mostly just necessary...
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    Strangely enough the trunk roads that I travel on are magically well maintained, and they're putting a shitload of money into upgrading the M8 and M74. Meanwhile some of my local roads are in such a state that only a...
  • Commented on Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology Is Indistinguishable From Cthulhu
    I too like history of science and technology, but also have a chemistry degree and related stuff. In my experience they don't teach the history of it all much at all, especially nowadays. Certainly, previous noteworthy experiments and important people...
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    You don't see that early onset of puberty etc is a good or bad thing, but I can assure that it is a bad and confusing thing, for example for the girls themselves, and their long suffering parents. A friend...
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    A quick post about a previous closed thread- the one on hemline index. Which was open when I was away on holiday. To Jay and Heteromeles - the idea that, to quote, "I do recall reading that when distilled spirits...
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    Nope, I'm afraid I don't get what you are saying there....
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    Many of us on here are not so sure about the disappearance of slums. So far many developing world cities have been happy to keep expanding slums for the last 50 years or so. The question you need to answer...
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    I think that's a bit wrong though - the creationists and denialists are specifically ignoring honest application of their previous knowledge/ ways of thinking, whereas the more outlandish arts people are not. There is of course a great deal to...
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    Important to remember too that climate change is pushing crop growing areas north, however in north america that means leaving the nice fertile central plains for the granitic and rather worn out Canadian shield area, which doesn't have anywhere near...
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    Nobody did, it's part of their "I know people don't like me so I'll run away when their little bubbles get broken too much" schtick. Or maybe they thought they were insulting people too much and red carded themselves. Or...
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    Given that everyone I've ever spoken to thinks that Gove and his assistant, the one who wrote the entertaining manifesto/ complaint, were the sloppy ones, I have trouble understanding what you are on about....
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    Of course. Nobody said interstellar flight was easy....
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    Och, that one's simple - give it an emergency tether and drop it behind the main ship......
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    There's a lot of things stronger than structural steel, and more suitable for withstanding high temps. Alumina for instance, properly built up. Or various other oxygen containing minerals, with copper or something running through them to conduct the heat. It'll...
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    Nope, not DK effect, merely an artefact of your unclear communicating style. It's better for people to re-state what they think you have said or something related than continuing in ignorance of what you are on about. Also just try...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    I think I got it from postscript actually......
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    OKay, most effective stuff needed to have an effective survival situation for a large part of the populace. What I've read is that there grew a larger and larger gap between what the government spent on the problem and what...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Nope, not that one, wrong cover. Ah, found it - "War of extermination - the german military in world war II 1941-1944"Edited by Hans Heer and Klaus Naumann. And of course the invasion of France was not a foregone conclusion,...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Perhaps quite good at being told to stay there and fight until you die... Relatedly, I recently read a book, which of course I now can't find in my library, much of it translated from German, which makes it clear...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    The ridiculous thing about the British empire is how it was basically cobbled together by accident and by money pursuing merchants trying to get their own way. I read "The scramble for Africa" by Thomas Pakenham last year, and it...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Angell spends a lot of time in the 1933 edition pointing out or claiming, whichever way you want to put it, that he never said war was impossible, simply showed that it was stupid and couldn't possibly meet the actual...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    And a 1933 edition of Angell as well, I picked it up a few weeks ago and finally had a read of some of it a couple of days ago. It made a lot of sense, especially in hindsight....
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Or indeed the British....
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