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  • Commented on The morning after
    I have similar feelings about the reliability of the English, er "British" Broadcasting Corporation....
  • Commented on The morning after
    As you probably gathered from Antonia's comment that I replied to, my objection is to filters that are badly designed and can't tell that Scunthorpe is not a vulgarism for female genitalia (or even a sexist term for women) rather...
  • Commented on The morning after
    Er, the use of " string" and "Astring" was to deliberately highlight the fact that one was a word and the other a sequence of letters". "Pen Is(land)" is a 6 character string with "land" appended and not a 5...
  • Commented on The morning after
    Ok, name one single area where "Worse Apart" actually said "we will make this better by $action if you vote No" rather than just that the Yes policy wasn't as good as the status quo....
  • Commented on The morning after
    That sort of badly designed nannyware that doesn't understand that " $string" is a "naughty word" but "A$string" isn't annoys me more than occasionally seeing "naughty words" ever can....
  • Commented on The morning after
    Ok, if we couldn't win (and IMO corrosive negativity has triumphed over positivity, optomism, and several other things I hold dear) I at least wanted a closer result. As it is we're now in the hands of trusting Scamoron and/or...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Incidentally, there is another face to nationalism, that of aspiring for your country to be best & good ... Yes, and if you perceive that your country has been dragged into an illegal war by a lying toad who wants...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Greg, my point was that some devout (if liberal) and scholarly Muslims do not find their faith and alcohol in any way incompatible, so I'd steer clear of using descriptors like "nominal" just because some of an individual's actions do...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Or my neighbour & friend (the best neighbour I've had in 60+ years), is nominally muslim, but he drinks occasionally & has booze in his house. Er, I know Muslim scholars who would conform to this description, well except for...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    I see your point, but let me ask the question from the other side. Should a union between two states be driven by factors other than economic expediency on the part of one, and imperialism on the part of the...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Ok, I've only skimmed the papers, but I think there's a possible weakness in your post. No-one is claiming that "civil war is a function of land area". Nor is anyone claiming that "number of tribes per nation is a...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    You're the only person I know who's ever disputed the original claim that you're challenging. You do have cites to back it up?...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Not necessarily; there are lots of policy issues where I disagree with the SNP (eg nuclear power). As for Liebour, I think they will wither on the vine since their only tactics seem to have been "be better than the...
  • Commented on DO YOU 'LIKE' THE SUN? The Content Casino vs. the Long Game
    I think I agree; I've settled out at a DVD player and a 32" 16x9 set because I can't see the pixels or noticable rasterization at my usual 9 feet viewing distance. There is no chance of getting me to...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Possible clues in the differences in the names "The Federal Republic of Germany" and the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" I think. Well, to me this indicates constitutional differences between the 2 states even without the clue...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Explain to me again how finding exceptions makes a generalisation untrue in the general case....
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Er, if your statement was correct and we take production in 2000 as being 100, then production this year would be 25....
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    A good driver sees far enough ahead to not be there when the accident happens. That was part of my point I think; certainly a good driver is aware of their environment at distances that appear precognisent to a poor...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    I actually knew most of that Barry. It just wasn't very relevant to my point, due to the lack of intra-state civil wars in the Yousay compared with in Africa....
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Consider this - Yugoslavia is/was highly atypical for Europe. It consisted of several small states which had intense political and/or racial and/or religious antipathy towards at least one of the others (see any discussion of Chetniks vs Partisans in WW2,...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Well, given that one of the better Sunday papers were moved to comment that "Worse Apart" will soon be claiming that "A 'Yes' vote in the Scottish Independance Referendum will cause an large asteroid to strike the Earth" I think...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Some of us are thinking "keeping Sterling for now means one less thing to do when we're all as busy as 1-armed paper hangers"....
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    I mentioned in the other thread that performance psychology fascinated me. One part of this was the "flow state" (what I suspect is meant when the Japanese start talking about "no-mind"). I'd suggest that most experienced drivers have in fact...
  • Commented on DO YOU 'LIKE' THE SUN? The Content Casino vs. the Long Game
    rural internet is still marginal for streaming services It's only vaguely better for downloading. Point taken?...
  • Commented on DO YOU 'LIKE' THE SUN? The Content Casino vs. the Long Game
    Paws reads #23, more or less echoes it (well except that it was 4 towns rather than 3 and the "last train" goes the correct way for me), reads #24, and then mirrors #25....
  • Commented on The referendum question
    A "No" vote means "not this time" rather than "the question may never be asked again". Similarly, a "Yes" vote does not mean that Scotland and England can not at some future date negotiate a "future treaty of union between...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Contrarywise. A referendum on the sovereignty of Scotland is always binding, because, since the Declaration of Arbroath, the sovereignty of Scotland has vested in the whole body politic and not in a sovereign or a parliament. What may actually have...
  • Commented on Drink Me: The Horror Hotel Story, and Where Ideas Come From
    Learn more HTML. Oh and I actually prefer Arial to Calibri....
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    Supporting anecdotals - I've heard it from several sources that shock to the groin takes between 5 and 20s to register in the brain, so it's quite possible that the assailant will "just keep coming" for long enough....
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    I'd agree about your cite's romanticism (interesting and well argued anyway though), and that several of those actions seem more likely to have involved "mounted infantry" (I'm defining cavalry as "soldiers equipped and trained to fight from horseback", and explicitly...
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