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    Exactly; metal objects being torn out of people's hands when the MRI is switched on is NOT fiction!...
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    Also #83 Or, indeed, just disable the dead man and set the throttle wide open https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unstoppable_(2010_film)...
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    Cheers; I should have thought of them, but my memory is that they're always described without ever being given a handy name....
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    I hope this won't offend anyone. What's the earliest reference people can think of to the concept of a mobile hologram that can actually interact like a solid object? My earliest thought is of a "hard light (hologram)" in Red...
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    #63 3b - Which would explain his ranting about "fake news", if he actually believes that Faux News (sic) is true....
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    I think this also applies if you're flying on a US airline and at Shannon (ROI)....
  • Commented on A Surfeit of Emeralds: Healthcare in the Middle Ages
    A lot of the comments about "medievil demons and witches" I think are actually later grafts onto Christianity as it became a method of controlling the population....
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    "...different ailments."...
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    If (purely hypothetically) I intended to emigrate and was looking for a new adoptive nation, I'd give serious thought to Germany. Equally hypothetically, would you be interested in a driver with similar tastes and interests, some German, and different ailents?...
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    Enterprise - Dr Floxx (sp), who was an alien with a "can do" attitude and a collection of natural remedies derived from assorted creatures....
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    And, of course. Spock's regular comments about McCoy's "beads and rattles"......
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    That's still a part-truth; if you look at how those same papers were reported by the news meedja rather than their content (like most people will have at the time) then you do have lots of "Scientists say we're entering...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    From Samuel Taylor Coleridge "Kubla Khan" lines 3..5:- "Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea."? Line 5 was also used as the title of a post apocalyptic novel by David Graham,...
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    Aircraft - flies, normally under control of a pilot who is in the machine. This would include the Fe-104 (piloted version of the Fi-103 aka V1), and the Japanese Baku kamikaze machine. Drone - "meedja" name for what is more...
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    That's easy; Tor in this context is Tor USA for the USian edition, and Pan-Macmillan is the UK edition....
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    To me a "cruise missile" requires autonomous inertial or GPS navigation rather than "fly this compass course for $seconds and then switch the engine off and part-glide part dive in....
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    For values of "cruise missile" anyway. Fritz X and similar were more like wire-guided Air to Ground Missiles. The Feisler Fe-104 relied on a clockwork timer to cut fuel at $time from launch, so would be affected by wind speed...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    I said that the argument had been used; I did not say that it was correct IMO....
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    Which is my problem with the reporting of "renewables capacity"; it only starts to reduce CO2 production when it reduces the spinning reserve as well as the base load....
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    I'm not sure if this is what you meant, but reading that (not the links, just your text) gave me the idea that the USNA might be viewed as a worked example of the results of allowing nations which don't...
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    Still personal view:- Would I have accepted Greece as a member of the EU? Emphatically YES!! Would I have also admitted Greece as a founder member of the EUROZone? More emphatically NO!! There are all sorts of reasons for this,...
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    I try to avoid that sort of politically charged comment; in this case I'm reporting on how the Greek attitude to personal taxation is reported in the UK media, and not stating my personal view. Typically the media make it...
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    That clause in the constitution has, in the past, been used to deny "churches of religion" the hire of state fairgrounds....
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    the Trumpsters just exempt churches but nobody else from the politics ban Isn't that rather unconstitutional? "Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion" and all that....
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    And you've been over-literal; my point was that there is usually no such thing as $nation cuisine. It all tends to be divided on a $provincial/$ethnic/$religious grouping basis....
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    Agreed; my use of "interesting" was, of course, as in the Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times". If you don't understand that, and hope that times will soon get less interesting, then you've not been paying attention!...
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    There are some other "part-right" comments on this: The current position is that a parliamentary term is 5 years, unless the term is curtailed by a vote of no confidence in the government, followed by a failure to form a...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    ...and probably precipitate Scottish independence Brexit, in any form, may be a breach of the Treaty of Union, and if so, should also cause, not just precipitate, Scottish independence. If so, its effects on the constitutional position of the 6...
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    I wish to submit into evidence Tex-Mex, Creole and Cajun as (Southern) USian cookery styles....
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    I have a suspicion that maybe you don't get how our SCHEDULED elections are incredibly ingrained into our cultural DNA. Elections in the UK aren't fixed on the calendar like ours. And you'd be wrong; under normal circumstances UK elections...
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