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  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    tl;dr of that - After Mayhem blew a comfortable majority in the Palace of Oathbreakers, by calling a General Election when she succeeded "Call me Dave" Scamoron as leader of the Con Party, the only way she could achieve an...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    OK, let's get this out the way top of thread. I believe that both the Con Party and Liebour have now rendered themselves unelectable for a generation. As a side note to this, at least one Con minister has said...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Well, it's actually a "daft question". The only relationship between the Eurovision television network and the European Union is that they both start with the sub-string "Euro"....
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    Well, FWIW Equid spurred me to buy and read Cold Comfort Farm, and I expect to enjoy re-reading Equid more as a result....
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    #556 - Well, FWIW that advice was valid in about 1940. If it's still valid as of ~1999 I can't see any reason why it would not still be valid. #558 - I don't know the local geology (or river...
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    "FWIW" - Likewise, and indeed I use the term da'esh because my Muslim friends say that da'esh are not Muslims....
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    Para 1 - B-) Para 2 - Good point well made. Para 3 - Well, as long as you're sure the orcas won't be badly injured by playing with da'esh and/or neo-Nazis... Para 4 - No apology necessary....
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    Actually, I'd like to propose Left corner, Jihadi John the Beheader, right corner, half a dozen Australian salt water crocodiles!...
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    #531 and #532 - For comparison, the River Leven in Scotland is only 6 miles long and has the following:- 2 road and one rail bridge in Dumbarton A trunk road bridge carrying the A82(T) past the towns named in...
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    #500 - St Kilda Group is a National Nature Reserve. Hirta itself is also a key part of our primary missile Test, Evaluation and Training facility, so no. #508 - The offence being in using an unlicenced receiver, rather than...
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    True, although proverbially rabbits breed like, well, rabbits....
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    And, as I've said before, Gruinard has, at least officially, been decontaminated....
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    Also Greg #474 Or there's Rockall, which is a lot further from the nearest inhabited land than Gruinard Island....
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    Similar feelings about the church that my Mum and sister attend. Greg, they do actually live the bits about "doing charitable works" etc including supplying a meeting place for their local AA and NA branches, running a local food bank,...
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    #423 - Alternatively, look up "White Elephant" and pay particular attention to where the term originates from rather than current usage. #434 - Tell me that executing that number of high ranking Cons isn't a nice image though? #442 -...
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    Isn't that a pretty much certain artifact of your Electoral College, and particularly how some states (more Rethuglican ones I think?) cast all their College votes for whoever wins the state but others (more Democrat?) would map your figures to...
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    Well, I am wondering if the Mayhem cabinet's conduct of the "Brexit negotiations" may constitute High Treason, and, if so, is the death penalty still available?...
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    Well, our "big transmitters" like Darvel (Ayrshire) or Kirk o'Shotts (North Lanarkshire) are something like 500 to 600 feet tall and transmit over a footprint something like 35 miles radius (maybe more). I think we can safely say that most...
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    I think this is a case of "2 nations separated by an apparently common language". In the UK a radio station (or TV station for that matter) is a single source of content, usually but not always on a single...
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    Para 3 - According to Ian Rankin himself, John Rebus is no longer aging in real time since his retirement from the Police....
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    #309 and #310 - Which, between them sum up why I say that books are fungible, for certain values of fungible. If I go to the bookshop intending to buy $author1's new book and am told it is delayed, my...
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    OK thanks; that's what I meant about there not really being a market for this sort of stuff any more....
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    That's what I meant (with the note that for years I didn't buy Dune_2 or Dune_3 because I could never find a copy of Dune itself). I was also less than as happy with God Emperor of Dune et al...
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    Why is Van Buskirk an anthropomorphic moose? No idea; he's explicitly described as a human from a 3G world in the books. Why is Worsel an anthropomorphic pterodactyl? I could make him fit that sort of description based on the...
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    #107 - I suspect that, if there were still a market for such things, Charlie's original postings on this blog could be published as a book of essays. #109 - Well, my preference is for a book that comes to...
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    Puhleease!!! There are literally truck-loads of high fantasy novels written after the publication of the Sillymarilion (sic), and there's not one I know of that takes this route. Of course, you'd need to licence doing so from the literary estate...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Similarly, but I have a scroll wheel mouse....
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    I have, completely independently of Charlie, and without writing for a living, had very similar discussions with agents and editors to what he says or implies in #82....
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    Well, there is an author's note (or possibly interview I have read) in/around the time one of the later HH books where DW says something like "Admiral Lady Steadholder Harrington is 'too senior' to be allowed to go and command...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    I don't know about PV panel installers, but general roofers in the UK use similar elevators....
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