David L

David L

  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Nuts. Forgot that formatting tags here end with a paragraph. There are two paragraphs to the quoted text....
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Missed a "T" on that copy/paste. Anyway, impeachment will likely not happen unless DT shoots someone in the Oval Office in front of witnesses. Otherwise the hard core R's would vote out half or more of the R's in the...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    It's not that they aren't supported with bike lanes and other things that are starting to "drive" the motorize of us nuts... It's just that if there's a touching, the bike rider may wind up in ICU while the auto...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Totally wishful. Here's the details. A US President is above the law. Well not really but they have a lot of protection. The only way they can be removed from office for breaking the law is via the impeachment process....
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    In the event of a crash, bike riders of any type are many times more likely to die than car drivers, because they are the crumple zone. I have several friends who work in and around hospitals. One is a...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    So from my murky view from the western side of the big pond, as I understand things. France will have a new president by May 7, 2017 at the latest. This is way before Brexit really gets started. Ditto anything...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    This is most clearly visible in modern Fortran, which has pointers, but which are rarely used except for such uses. This tickled a memory from around 1975. There was a circuit analysis program that ran on IBM mainframes that was...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    You'd probably want to rip Cat5 out now and pull fresh Cat5e or Cat6 cable now so you've saved yourself some time, effort and cash. (Cat5e at the minimum, Cat6 is better but a bit trickier). Cat5e only matters compared...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Looks like it's the UK/England's fault. :) Trumps wire tapping accusations that is. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/the-former-british-lawmaker-at-the-heart-of-the-trump-wiretap-allegations/2017/03/06/9d8c6b94-027c-11e7-9d14-9724d48f5666_story.html...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Party registrations and votes in elections are no where near lockstep. Most new registered voters don't want to identify with either party. They vote for the least worst candidate in their mind. Which is why we in NC and other...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Guess none of the moderate Republicans can figure out how to change this, by say, getting more non-extremists to register as Republicans? Most registered R's (and D's) are not extremists. But primaries tend to be where only the truly committed...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Thorium doesn't need anyone to be "delusional"; it works. Yes but someone here a year or few ago who works in the area said the problem was that it was trivial to divert part of the fuel cycle for weapons...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    But hey, look at what the US tried to do and still hasn't got working right. And has been ongoing since 1997. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Tactical_Radio_System I personally think it would be cheaper to replace some of the specialty radios used by various...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    And nobody has solved the long-term storage of nuclear waste yet. In the US there are non trivial sized political groups who will never accept any long term "solution" no matter what the merits. Because they have figured out that...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    I'm not convinced that the USA can design a new weapon at this point — not without renouncing the CTBT and conducting enough tests to work out what "unknown unknowns" they may have forgotten since the 1980s and which never...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Even if we pull our heads out of our arses and actually start to roll out light-water reactors like jelly babies while shooting anyone who releases fossil carbon into the atmosphere in the form of CO2 there's more than enough...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    As for keeping things secret - quite a few USAF bases have managed to do so while testing new designs usually coincident with a spate of UFO sightings. Have you ever been in the barren western US? It is vast...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    I suspect that pushing a missile up from below the water then lighting it up and having it go in the direction desired would take a few $$ or pounds. The first Trident shot failed due to water getting into...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    How hard is it to land-launch a submarine-launched ballistic missile? Very. And that's after pouring multiple trucks of money and time at it. Now if you're willing to surface and don't care much about the sub after the launch, well...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Any decent strategy (which, despite all your faults, the UK is rather good at) would include a Trident that's off-the-records entirely, running with non-US warheads. OK I'll engage. Just how would the UK acquire such a thing. It would have...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    The US has somewhat ... Your numbers don't line up with this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_the_United_States#Current_status or https://fas.org/blogs/security/2015/10/newstart2015-2/ And what I've read elsewhere indicates both Russia and the US have less than 2000 each on deployed status. At this time. Your numbers seem...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    The US has less than 4000 deployable nukes. Less than 2000 in "active" service. If the UK has 200 that not a rounding error....
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    Buying a laser seems a lot easier. :) I bought a HP Color LaserJet Pro 3600 8 years ago or more on closeout. It came with full toner carts. 6000 pages for black. 4000 pages for each of the others....
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    and the on-patrol British SSBN is thought to carry a less-than-maximum complement of missiles and warheads on any given voyage. US missiles on subs carry less than the max warheads possible due to treaty limits. I suspect the UK subs...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    What percentage of the UK population wants to keep their Trident force?...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    Life of ink jet printers. Epson printers used to (and the better ones may still) have separate print heads from the ink carts. This allowed for much better quality of output but meant that if you only occasionally printed your...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    Allow me to confuse the issue further: the cartridges in new printers are only 1/3 to 1/2 full, so generally you at worst come out even buying new cartridges. But do they tell anyone this? Yes. At least in the...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    You're talking about people from a culture where many wear face masks on a daily basis....
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    Then you get to factor in what did the various governments consider as a live birth. I read years ago that the USSR didn't record someone as being born until 7 days after the biological process took place. And that...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    Cloudflare is an Internet performance enhancement company. You, the visitor, don't pick and choose to use them. A site picks them to enhance their operations. Or not. :)...
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