Andrew S. Mooney

Andrew S. Mooney

  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    One example of shouting fire (That has become a quiet industry in-joke) is the aviation sector and it's claims of a "looming pilot shortage." This is then a signal for you as an outsider to get your parents to...
  • Commented on Aftermath
    Also - Sinn Fein aside - If the poll really is a tie, the speaker of the house does actually have a vote that they can use, and it is usually in favour of the government....
  • Commented on The Scottish Political Singularity, Act Two
    Manchester got as far as a flag, and having Anthony H. Wilson using Situationist ideas as part of his campaigning as part of his organisation "The Necessary Group." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposed_Flag_of_North_West_England There really wasn't much to the proposal beyond that, as one...
  • Commented on The Scottish Political Singularity, Act Two
    "What was the population of the UK at the height of its empire?" At it's peak in the 1920's, the population of the British Empire was roughly 450 million people, approximately one quarter of which were in India, Pakistan...
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    Badly from the perspective of public psychology: In that because the goalkeeper made a mess of one goal by forgetting his role as the last line defence of England's national psyche, he has forfeited the goodwill of the people for...
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    “I can honestly say that I have felt less emotion at funerals than I did watching QPR get relegated." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10817517/Is-watching-football-making-you-depressed.html "I think in the modern age we commodify emotion, whether it's music, politics or sport. It's engineered so we can...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    ..Well, yes, but consider how private security forces like that exist to protect a landowner from his tenants, as much as anything...And those estates are serious money, in that one reason why the Scottish government would be keen to instantly...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    Oh dear...Before you get too smug about the wind turbines, you might want to have a good look at whose land they are on: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/10/scotland-land-rights Scotland is intrinsically ungovernable if just 500 people own half the land in your...
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    ...If you've got no other option, though, in terms of Kerosene costs, hail mary stuff like this is what you are dealing with. That or synthetic fuels which others have talked about....
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    I think you're on your own there...Mr. Stross is probably reading it, Bellinghman is corroborating my discussions about scheduling, and so from there, you probably can build something to power an aircraft remotely. The issue would be is it cost...
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    It's not my proposal. Download it from here: http://ri.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0LEVxOLWWJTHBEAVm9XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByZDBpbXI5BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw--/RV=2/RE=1398983180/RO=10/RU=http%3a%2f%2fntrs.nasa.gov%2farchive%2fnasa%2fcasi.ntrs.nasa.gov%2f19900000829.pdf/RK=0/RS=qtLzrwLP0SjgIdlj_QuIQaL8Gus-...
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    Correction : 14-16 Hours of utilisation at Emirates. Higher than I remembered off of the top of my head. Sorry....
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    According to the file....I've read to the end. The device doesn't use PV style solar cells. It uses a "solar concentrator." According to the diagrams in the file, it's basically a giant car headlamp shaped device that functions like...
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    Don't need to bother with that as it's in the file. The author seems to think about 40 megawatts for a 190 seat, 737 equivalent study vehicle called the TAC/E. You only need to operate one engine, remember, as you...
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    Jerry Pournelle wrote about this issue in his work "A Step Farther Out," in respect to applications for space based solar power. A quick answer to your broader question about how to provide remote power for terrestrial transportation such as...
  • Commented on Generation Z
    "Better examples might be the Nordic countries and other western European ones (France, arguably the UK as well) where population growth is at or just below replacement (the UK's population increase is almost entirely due to immigration) but there are...
  • Commented on Generation Z
    It's not as great a problem as you believe it to be. Huge numbers of foreign universities teach in English - The Global Language and all that, ...Off of the top of my head. Maastrict University offers courses in...
  • Commented on Implications
    "Which other 'mundane' authors do you think have 'got' worldbuilding?" Try George Orwell's earlier works. Not the very obvious later book he wrote as a result, but what otherwise are his personal accounts of his life in "Homage to Catalonia,"...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    "Losing Helios 552 might be a freak accident, but if decompression and a locked door led to the loss of MA370 as well, then this would be a new threat that will now have killed 360 air travellers—many times more...
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    No excuse! Not in the age of the internet: http://www.b737.org.uk/aircraftsystems.htm Here is every different variant through the years. These people are nothing if not thorough: http://www.b737.org.uk/aircraftsystems.htm According to the magazine, you are looking for the DCPCS panel... http://www.b737.org.uk/pressurisation.htm ...And...
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    ....and the air accident investigators. (Missed that bit at the end.)...
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    Putting the switches "back" or into any specific position is not a ground engineer's job. It's the pilot's job to check they are correct when they go round the cockpit with the checklist. Checking every switch, when you're on the...
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    They did know it was faulty. Or rather, they knew that there was a *problem* with pressurising the airframe because on numerous occasions previously, there seemed to be something wrong with the rear door of the aircraft. They assumed...
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    Yourself and DavidL are both wrong. What caused the Helios Airlines crash is not a cockpit door or an incompetent crew. It was a faulty air conditioning system. As in, deep in the bowels of the vessel, *something* was causing...
  • Commented on Wow
    To imply that the whole radioactive mass exploded at once is a bit dubious. One idea could instead be to consider the idea that the natural nuclear reactor is in equilibrium with the water reserves and is the equivalent of...
  • Commented on What are the big issues of 2013 going to be?
    "A sensible alternative would have been to have taken the electronic guts of the MRA.4 program and shoe-horn them into a converted Airbus A319, or just buy off-the-shelf Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime recon aircraft." In short: No. You must never...
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