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  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    Yeah, that's where my issue with Charlie's analysis in the OP lies. If things go South for UK (and allies) in 1940, then either there's a negotiated armistice with Germany or a German invasion. Either way, much of the RN...
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    I just translated that as your view being "Something must be done about extradition; this is something, therefore we must do it". Mine, as you might have guessed, is that detention without trial is a worse problem than cross-border flight...
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    Ok, given that an EAW can result in indefinite detention without trial, and even without the applicant having to demonstrate that there is any case for the arrested to answer, what are your options for improving the system? I do...
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    You appear to have confused "Communism" (the means of production are held in common by the people) with "State Capitalism" (the means of production are owned by the state)....
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    "If you don't want to find yourself on a 10 year diet of Lossiemouth..." ;-)...
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    As you correctly say, some parts of the UK are hostile to immigration. Others are actively welcoming. For example, a typical "where are you from?" conversation in Scotland is likely to start "Excuse me, I don't recognise your accent. Would...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Ok, I had to check what a "dataflow language" actually is, but it seems to me that they rely on tasking and rendezvous without ever using these names ("An operation runs as soon as all of its inputs become valid")....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Nope...too Stylish and with an undercurrent towards understated Gayness ...well I always thought that 'Steed ' was Gay though he never had the nerve to declare it and come out of his natty Gents Saville Row Outfitters closet. Why? It...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Er, Excel really isn't a programming language. It's a giant sheet of accounting paper that has a fairly carp programming language (VBA) as one of its extensions. Although #235 makes me woder if you do in fact realise this. Oh...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    For Tony... his voice doesn't instantly do it. That 'smile' though, that incites an almost incandescent fury. He always reminded me of that line fron Hitchhikers - "He smiled that smile that made Ford want to hit it, and this...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Ok, the Peerage Act was rather later than I thought....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Ok, I'd not listen to anything that involves "Niggle Farago talking at me", but I am serious about issues like ERAs being of much more concern to me than what sort of accent the waitress at lunch has....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Where does Defcon happen then? I mean, I know there have been at least 5 of them, but I don't know where it takes place!...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Thanks; Why aren't UKIP talking about stuff like this instead of non-issues like immigration?...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Council for the defence would like to submit in evidence The Right Honourable Tony Benn, formerly Sir Anthony Wedgwood Benn, Baronet....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    O/t, but I won't be bothering with any more of the books after that either, and I enjoyed the Tv series (too?)...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    See that and raise one of MC Beaton's Hamish MacBeth novels, where he is travelling South down the A9 to Inverness, and has just passed through Kingussie! She doesn't even have the excuse of being USian!...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    I have, but only very occasionally. In most cases the speaker (used advisedly) is being partly ironic about their collection of titles on military historry, military technology, role-playing and wargaming....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    I'm not arguing with you, rather adding supporting evidence in that both Goldfinger and Bond travel from Ferryfield (now Lydd International I think) to Le Touquet by Channel Air Ferries (or similar; the company name changed at least twice) in...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Has anyone ever even tried responding to an EUAW with a writ of habeus corpus?...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    You had me thinking of John Creasey's "Gideon of the Yard" at first there!...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    Are we certain that economic illiteracy only applies to the masses? Perhaps "Clueless" George Osborne actually believes that his tactic will work? (and now I'm depressed.)...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    OTOH other villains' places are entirely real - Piz Gloria (OHMSS), St Cyril's monistory, the islands in The Man With the Golden Gun (well, apart from the Solax stuff), I think the fertiliser plant parts of Dr No's island were...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    The Laundry Files explicitly exists in an alternate history to our own, okay? In which case, can I put in a plea to have Paris Hilton killed again, and this time in a plane crash with the Kardashians, yes all...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    I still think I said what I thought I was saying. I now realise that you were not saying what I thought you were saying, which is functionally the same thing because it makes my statement inaccurate or irrelevant in...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    NG - National Grid (company). They have an actual charging policy for connecting generating plant to the national grid (distribution network) which means that a generating plant of $capacity is charged a higher connection fee the further it is from...
  • Commented on Some thoughts on turning 50
    Belated hippo birdie 2 female sheep! "If others wish you ill, do unto them as they would do unto you, but do it first"....
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    As Susan says in #201 Newtonian Physics is wrong. It makes no attempt to consider relativistic effects, which exist even if they're negligable, at terrestrial velocities. They're a helpful simplification at terrestrial velocities, but a simplification is, per se, deliberately...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    Perhaps NG should stop charging generators more for "not being in London"?...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    You could at least show sufficient respect to realise that you're not comparing like with like. I'd presumed that you were just comparing documented numbers of fatalities. Based on present day figures, ~1/5 of the World population are Chinese, so...
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