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  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Well, (with the note that I've not read "Snow Crash") my first thoughts were of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft) and Relic Hunter (TV series). From which I came up with the idea that all archaeologists should be armed...
  • Commented on Test Case
    I believe that account of "driving" through LA to be entirely true. However, I've just used a route planner to double-check my figures, and from central London to Nottingham it gave ~126 miles and 3.5 hours leaving now. Gary lives...
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    And the related English "traffic treacle" (like a traffic jam, but stickier): For example the time Gary Stratman spent 12 hours driving from London to Nottingham (and the only time I have ever seen him look annoyed was when he...
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    In English they're formally referred to as "portmanteau words"....
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    And quick test using Internet Exploder 8 under Windoze7 (I know but it's still on my work machine) - No "not secure" warnings and address starts "http_colon_double_slash_treble_w..."...
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    typo - the linked comment should read "...any personal info..." And this gave me "too many comments too close together" error the first time I tried to post it, so that still works....
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    Chrome on Windoze7:- I'm still seeing the old http server and a "not secure" warning. Since I don't have any person info on here besides an e-mail address I don't actually care as long as this comment goes through....
  • Commented on Test Case
    And at the same time you get people like UK con-goer "Blind Pew", who tells jokes like "When I go skydiving, how do I know when to bend my knees? My guide dog's lead goes slack."...
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    Mikko, as long as you've actually been taught rules of grammar at some point, reading a language is actually a good way to learn vocabulary and syntax which are clearly applicable to writing it, but not such a good way...
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    OK thanks James. Charlie, that interplay also clearly shows that James must have lived in Dumbarton for several years, although I suspect neither of us is a Son of the Rock....
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    And I can look at that itinerary and tell that you had to make a return to hub to get from Stirling to Am Gearasden (via Glasgow (I just made a political statement there)), and used a different form of...
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    First Amendment => Freedom of free speech and press .NOT. First Amendment => Freedom to distract individuals operating machinery which possesses lethal amounts of kinetic energy. So the First Amendment says that you may say what you like (as long...
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    #379 to #381 refer. I've actually been asked for directions more in Larndarn (non-Larndarner who navigates there by AtoZ) than in Glesca where I spend more time and mostly do know!...
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    Personal question - Are you any relation to the pharmacist Kemps in Dumbarton?...
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    Thanks for that about your Para 2....
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    Ref "secondary annoyance" I can't do anything useful about Auld Reekie (I don't think anyone can without the use of strategic nuclear weapons ;-) ) but I think you're presuming that the "best route" to Glasgow Airport is to stay...
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    I've said this before, it wasn't just Londoners who didn't want the "3rd Larndarn Olympics"....
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    Para the last - It wouldn't be normal usage in Scotland; $name Park would certainly indicate an area, although it might well indicate a housing development rather than an area of recreational land....
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    Considering that in NA highways and streets are cluttered with signage specifically designed to attract attention Aka "adverts for $company"? In the UK a rest area with motel, fuel and multiple food vendors would have a single sign "Services" and...
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    Para 1 - Very true. I was in Glasgow, near Tennants' head office on Bath Street, on the first Saturday after UK buses were deregulated and could see a bus jam running down the hill, and back up Cathedral Street...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Well I remember totally confusing one of them by asking if they found entombing the waste in concrete in a subduction zone might be acceptable. By that I mean that they didn't know what a subduction zone was in the...
  • Commented on Test Case
    TBH, in (3) it actually missed the motorway exit completely!...
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    Well, the one and only time I've relied on a prat-nav it managed to:- 1) Not tell me to turn off the road I was on, and then tell me "At the next opportunity turn around." some 15 miles later....
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    Actually something else is occurring to me now. The "pedestrian" is wheeling a bicycle; In UK law this actually makes them "a vehicle" and as such they should have given way to a vehicle proceeding along the main carriageway which...
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    #109 also refers. I've watched the video several times, and I literally could not see the pedestrian in the video picture until the headlight beams struck her. Of course, in that exact situation I'd have been driving on high beam...
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    You'd lose 2 marks straight off for references to "UK Law". There is no such thing, English (and Welsh), Scots and Northern Irish law being 3 separate legal systems within a common national border. Having said that, I can't find...
  • Commented on Test Case
    That's been going on since the 757's "flight information mode" which displays a subset of the cockpit navigation data in the passenger cabin. Of course, that could be done via a pure simplex link....
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Also, such locations are far rarer than you imply, though there are a few - and I am planning a cycle tour in one later this year Actually, I don't even imply, never mind state, that they're commonplace as such,...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    And back to the "cycling can sabe teh planit Eleebentee!!" argument. How about if you can expect the wind to be strong and unstable enough to make walking and even sometimes standing up difficult? We can get whole weeks of...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    All of which statements are true taken in isolation. The do rather ignore your need to show that a low-key surface has a significantly higher albedo than a high-key on in the visible and IR portions of the insolation spectrum....
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