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  • Commented on Generation Z
    Really? Most stuff I've seen suggested a 20 year cycle, which means that the bursting of the property bubble was early, and the last recession was only 7 years ago....
  • Commented on Generation Z
    For what value(s) of "only 1"? There's plenty of Space Opera around which clearly has multiple cars (and sometimes speeds of cars) but only has one "top and bottom of the beanstalk", which leads to the same sort of economic...
  • Commented on Generation Z
    In short, you're preaching to the choir....
  • Commented on Generation Z
    General note - ATM an "average" UK house costs about seven times the average salary....
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    Thanks. I even picked the desired minimun range in my OP as "Glasgow - Tebay" advisedly. On my way to and from 8^2 last year, I met (and not by pre-arrangement) 10 other Glasgow area fans at Tebay....
  • Commented on Yet another bad idea
    It also occurs to me; this thread contains the perfect answer to any argument that you diagree with except this one - "Your argument is invalid; Vladimir Putin is riding a bear bareback"....
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    If you have to ask, you clearly don't understand at least one of the geography or the requirement. The requirement is for people (who have too much luggage to use public transport) to get from near Glasgow to Leeds-Bradford, Nottingham,...
  • Commented on Yet another bad idea
    A view of Russia from every front porch....
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    Disagree. In the first place, 100 miles is only about 90 minutes driving in Europe. In the second, an enforced 30 minute "coffee break" every 100 miles drops your average speed over the ground from 75mph to 50mph (my figures)...
  • Commented on April Fools Day is Cancelled this Year.
    Charlie never uses the name in deference to the international audience, but I normally call it "Huntegowk" (Hunt the Fool). Oh and I never participate in "Demanding Money with Menaces" day either....
  • Commented on Because people keep asking me ...
    Cheers; now, can I be that organised?...
  • Commented on Because people keep asking me ...
    Speaking of - Is Fluff planning to meet Harold at Satellite 4?...
  • Commented on I'm back
    And #44 next diwn - UK law applies. If I do a formal photo session with $person, then I must have a signed model release in order to use their image commercially, other than in "on-site" publicity for my studio....
  • Commented on I'm back
    Sitting hhere I have a radio playing (BBC Radio 2 if it matters to anyone). I sometimes do technical authoring. I can work most of the time, but not when it's a song I really like....
  • Commented on I'm back
    I repeat my objection that bets have to be placed before the wheel is spun....
  • Commented on I'm back
    Ok, I can see wearables working for card-counting (so in blackjack and chemin de fer) but roulette? Fair enough, a given croupier will probably spin the wheel and throw the ball at reasonably predictable speed ranges and delays between wheel...
  • Commented on Circumstantial connections
    I think this requires connivence in the tower. Not onl is there my job which gives me an idea of airfield operations, but I've talked with tower controllers, and someone there would have to know about the swap. At this...
  • Commented on Implications
    I realise about the noise; I actually ignored the fact that it's a delta volume calculation and just did nominal area * depth! Still being serious, there's also the points of having not 2 but 4 goalkeepers, 3 other inner...
  • Commented on Circumstantial connections
    I hadn't read this I think (well not for a while) but forgive me if I wonder why no-one would notice that a typical bizjet or even an Embraer EJ145 (needed for reported performance) won't fit an airbridge....
  • Commented on Implications
    That led me to ask a question. Using the simplifying assumptions that the Earth is a sphere and that the water depth is small relative to the radius I calculated the volume of water needed to be supplied by the...
  • Commented on Implications
    An obvious problem with that idea for Sol system is the "goalkeeper" role that Jupiter particularly and also Saturn take in catching Oort cloud objects heading in-system. As for firing comets into rocky (but low atmosphere) planets, as long as...
  • Commented on Implications
    Para 1 - Colour me interested. Para 2 - Oh yes, and in this too. Have a good trip, and trains are another of my many many interests....
  • Commented on Implications
    Thanks for that: Your para 1 agreed. Para 2 - Thanks again. Being from Dumbarton, and an ex-member of GUGS, I'm more than just passingly familiar with both caldera plugs and shield plugs (there are exposed examples of both visible...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    Thanks for that. I note that the sources I checked were reticent (for whatever reasons) on the regeneration time of the fuel cells. Since some of them were pure commercial sources talking about civilian uses of the technology I'm left...
  • Commented on Implications
    Thanks again; that proves the point that there's something for trees to stick in down there, and also places a restriction on the size of an individual tree (cramping of the root system)....
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    318 - 320 inc SOSUS was designed and built to detect nuclear-powered submarines that stay submerged for literally months on end. By comparison diesel-electrics are trivial, because they have to surface for several hours out of an given day....
  • Commented on Upcoming appearance: Pyrkon 2014, Poznan
    That would figure; apart from Sabine Furlong and yourself pretty much all the German con-goers I know are role-players and/or cosplayers....
  • Commented on Implications
    Thanks for the thought; The actual type of rock rather than just igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic is important here though. Basalt fissures much more easily than granite, never mind Lewisian Gneiss. Having said that, I'd agree with you about the...
  • Commented on Implications
    What's Scafell Pike made of? Ben Nevis is mostly granite, and that doesn't realy crack....
  • Commented on Implications
    I'm less familiar with Scafell Pike and Wastwater than with Ben Nevis, but Ben Nevis is a stereotypical "steep rocky mountain". In short, there are lots of places where there isn't enough depth of soil for trees....
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