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  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    You've got an end of the right stick, and got me wondering whether or not the U-Bahn's 170 stations would be enough?...
  • Commented on Maneuvers in the Dark
    Well, there's another surreal image!!...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    It might be interesting to see just who understands our allusion though?...
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    Just North of Euston on one branch of the Northern Line but not the other? If so, then shall we?...
  • Commented on Maneuvers in the Dark
    ...and an effective blast radius larger than its range!...
  • Commented on Maneuvers in the Dark
    It would be even more over-kill than a Maxson (or a Flakvierling, or an 8 barrel pom-pom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_2-pounder_naval_gun ) for use against quadcopters or pigeons!...
  • Commented on Maneuvers in the Dark
    That was a paraphrased quote from the owners, not a claim that they hand-loaded spent brass with new charge and shell....
  • Commented on Maneuvers in the Dark
    Well, the Canadians actually say "Boomies", but they're referring to the same demographic....
  • Commented on Maneuvers in the Dark
    I've seen video (sorry, broadcast TV show) of the Maxson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M45_Quadmount and it is huge fun, but the civilian owners could only afford to reload the ~1_000 rounds per barrel that they fired off about once per year....
  • Commented on Maneuvers in the Dark
    Well, I watch a show called "Chicago Fire", which aside from being hugely well written and acted is notable for how realistic its effects work is (for instance, when they needed one appliance to be t-boned by another, they actually...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    So what you're actually saying is that they were fit, and could out-reach you as well? Elderly Cynic is right about Rugby (Union), and it still has violence that scares NFL quarter-backs!...
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    We've already got https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_eagle some of which nest just a few miles from where I live....
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    I don't know about the Yousay, but in the UK lots of the main lines out of the city centres, main junctions, and sometimes even main stations have (or clearly had based on the track bed) through and stopping tracks...
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    Well, physics related anyway, and that's why I couldn't resist......
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    something inside the bus that caught fire Lots of buses have steel chassis and aluminium bodywork; Hit them with the right (wrong?) tank round and you could be looking at something not unlike thermite being created inside the bus footprint......
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    Or not; the term "field firing" is still used on/by UK Ranges....
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    A surprise to Buffy Anne Summers, who first entered pre-production in mid-1991 (based on a July 1992 release date for the film)....
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    ...the commission set up for mass transient in the area... I've heard of "HS2" but this is the first suggestion I've seen of it using relativistic velocities! ;-)...
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    See Pigeon's #117 for the legal framework. For a worked example described by a local with an interest in railway history, fire up Bing maps, and look up "Dumbarton, Scotland, UK". The rail routes you see cross pre-existing highways at...
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    Yes and no; most of the commentary that I've read or heard said that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was an excuse for giving a war rather than an actual reason, so the involvement of Serbia as a...
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    Why is World War II always being re-fought? Well, since no-one has said this, "because the military always re-equip to fight the last big war but with better weapons"....
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    Same way the Spanish did ... Offer them a well-cured pork sausage & a glass of vino! Not remotely funny but willfully ignorant and easy to avoid. For example:- "I'm vegetarian." (I don't know any Muslim veggies, but I do...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    #218 and #219 - What I said was that a swing percentage (for an effective 2 party state) of the UK electorate felt strongly that the statement was wrong. I suggested that a similar proportion of the USian electorate might...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    Really? "The Donald"'s comment about "banning Muslims from the USA" annoyed ~500_000 British residents enough for them to call for him to be declared "persona non grata". Compare that with the electorate, and if a similar percentage of the US...
  • Commented on Excuses, excuses
    THIS!! I used to have a manager who "wrote Fortran in Ada" (he ignored all types except integers, floats and arrays (include strings as array of character), did "magic numbers", used GOTOs (yes, that's right, GOTOs in Ada), ignored defined...
  • Commented on A world-building puzzler
    I presume you mean the "Old Course", which, with the New, Eden and Jubilee Courses, is owned by the "St Andrews Links Trust", a genuine charitable body set up in 1973 to manage the named courses. You're correct about the...
  • Commented on A world-building puzzler
    The R&A could maybe accommodate 20 families https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Royal_and_Ancient_Golf_Club_of_St_Andrews . It's just a golf club, and doesn't actually own (and never has owned) a course....
  • Commented on A world-building puzzler
    Slow, and opens to fit the window in Chrome as well. When I say "slow", I mean you can actually see the pixels flipping from white to scan. But again you can zoom it....
  • Commented on A world-building puzzler
    Hi Susan, it also opens fine on Chrome....
  • Commented on Science-fictional shibboleths
    Well, the Aftershock cards would be a new addition to the Ticket to Ride rules set....
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