paws4thot

paws4thot

  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Start -> Power -> Shut down...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Congratulations; that looks a lot like you have just reinvented the Additional Member System and all its issues, like a party which polls over 50% of all votes cast still not holding a majority of seats in the House....
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    1117 - That's one dilemma I don't have to even think about; we have had that conversation, and all done DNR and "no heroic measures" directives. 1118 Para 2 - Well, I was here at the time, and it was...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    356 - I've said this, or variations on it, before. When an archaeologist says "they used this for ritual purposes" it can/may have the actual meaning of "we can't be bothered doing the actual science to find out what it...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    OTOH the "desirability" thing of automobiles is a variable; I know very few fellow UKites who actually perceive a Honda Pious (sic) as in any way (except maybe running costs) more desirable than a Tri-Chev....
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    what is the current sentiment wrt Tories over there? Well, I habitually refer to them as "The Con Party"; Have you noticed many (even any) people arguing the point?...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Agreed. Anecdata. A young crow (Corvus corone) landed in my back garden, wich was surrounded by 6' tall hedges. It needed to grow up a bit in order to climb out over the hedges, and we supplied some food and...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    200 - I don't have time to research this just now, but I have vague memory that BeCu is actively banned in FIA "Blue Book" competition engines because of the toxicity of the dust. 202 - Just a quick note...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    1049 - You've clearly mistaken " 'not influencer obsessed' and/or 'social media averse' " with "don't use ar$ebook or tw@tter". 1053 - "Generation AA"? ;-)...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    IME most of her posts are/were one or more of arrogant, condescending, insulting, incomprehensible and threatening. You see why I just didn't bother?...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    1025 - And, other than cases where autopilot is disengaged by the driver, the issue is the system, whether it fails to disengage at all, or it disengages and then requires the driver to take a specific action more or...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Various - Beryllium is also used in alloys like beryllium copper, which is used (carefully) in manufacturing openings for gauss cages. 171 - True about the Genesis weapon, but it's also presently unstable....
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    1006 - The present laws in most nations about autonomous driving just say you must not do/use it (even when they allow car "safety" systems like "lane enforce" to apply overrides to the driver's control inputs). 1008 - I've no...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    I know you won't believe me, but that is confusing situations where the driver disengages "autopilot" shortly before an incident with ones where the car does so, and leaves the driver maybe 1 second to react in order to apply...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    947 - *“Elon does not like the color yellow.” (Yellow is the colour used to mark hazards.)*" Not that this should be relevant where a hazard exists. You're just as hurt by a forklift if you're a tech billionaire hit...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    Is it ok to let the AI control the pub doors?...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Wouldn't that require a degree of competency on the part of a government minister? ;-)...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    67 - From Wikipedia "William Earl Johns (5 February 1893 – 21 June 1968)", so all his characters are still in copywrong by the 70 years from death rule. 72 - Or wind up with a planet where the idea...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    21 - The Biggles film) springs to mind as a parody of WE Johns' books. 46 - IMO "A Intelligence" is an oxymoron; "A Stupidity" would be closer to the mark (unless you happen to be Banksie, and I've been...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    A test that the 27th President reputedly failed by himself....
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    685 clause 3 - I've never encountered Marxists who regard his works as "Holy writ". 686 Para 2 - You've counted France and Germany both twice in that list....
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    663 - Well, yes and no. I see your point, but having a place to store food that reduces spoilage is more important than ritual. 666 - Well, I have never (had) to learn to use chopsticks effectively. I prefer...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    649 - Cheers; I do know some other archaeologists who see the base point that saying "ritual this", "ritual that" is lazy thinking. 656 - From para 7 "considering how cats feel about water.". Which is? When answer, bear in...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    633 - Other than Inglundshire, which part of the UK has an Established Church of Religion? Which nation worships a political theory? 638 - Interesting; I'd usually interpret "ritual" in archaeology as meaning "we don't actually know what they were...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    624 - Perhaps you should look up the definition of blasphemy ? Or at least stop throwing the word around in a way that shows you don't know what it means? Oh and while you're at it stop conflating leaders...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    617 - Not "know" so much as "am not surprised that". 622 - s/UK/Ingurlundshire. The establishment of the CoE took place during the reign of Henry VIII (Tudor), before the Union of the Crowns of Scotland (which takes precedence here...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    Let's take a self-declared atheist; call him "Greg", because that's his name. Does Greg, like most proselytising theists, go around saying "This is the One True Way, and you must follow it"? I submit that the answer is "yes." I...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    581 - We have similar in 2 forms in Glasgow. Plastic poles as per 580 and 581, and hard rubber bumps which can launch one side of a car into the air and leave it uncontrollable for several seconds! Sadly...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    That's pretty much the argument I was making for, yes....
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    Once the drivers (and any passengers) come out of their cages, don't they have priority over the bicyclists "who's lane" they have to cross to reach the sidewalk? They would in the UK, based on the latest (2022) Highway Code....
Subscribe to feed Recent Actions from paws4thot

Following

Not following anyone

Specials

Merchandise

About This Page

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Search this blog

Propaganda