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  • Commented on Upcoming events
    we got rid of the tumbledryer.. it was a machine for burning money... we either dry in the garden , or if its doing that 'sky-water' thing, spare bedroom with a dehumidifier....
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    I wonder if the Iranians are smart enough to recreate the torpedo boat? a dumbfire ww2 tech torpedo is unjammable, and utterly lethal. This gunboat diplomacy, its not too bright really. Hubris.......
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    damn that must be strong stuff...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    The Laundryverse is the 40k verse isn't it..is Bob going to become the Emperor of Man?...
  • Commented on Story time!
    well, asked my uncle about the whole limpet mine thing.. He was weapons officer in the RN for quite a few years.. he confirmed what I'd originally thought... that's not how you use limpet mines... Theyre supposed to be placed...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Yeah, just lost my Dad on the 18th of last month, had to thread my way through the bureaucracy... lucky he was really organized. just had to do the eulogy, funeral is on Friday... stress... if you ever have to...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    a bomb... a large nasty bomb. job done.. you cant really possess a body is its a loosely associated cloud of fleshy bits breaking the sound barrier......
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    you'll be telling us next that he's a vegan... how bad can a teetotal vegan be in power...errrrrrrm...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    i actually duplicated my c drive,,, then stored the copy in a physically different place,,, now that's paranoia!...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    a roof! a roof! in my day we didn't have roofs!! we'd just stand an scowl defiantly at the rain!...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    its a valid point.. these leader types come from a movement.. its like fungi and mycelium. the toadstool isn't the fungus entire...
  • Commented on How to get a signed copy of The Delirium Brief
    a 'Fell runner' sounds Lovecraftian.....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    perhaps when bob reaches max level he will possess the internet.. and become our local neighbourhood deity...?...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    probably at least as far.....
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    makes me think that the asylums have wifi...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    what I was envisaging as an anti armour weapon... basic drone, warhead of an rpg or perhaps an efp.. image matching software running on the likes of a smartphone.. you'd just let it take off in the direction of the...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    a rather interesting piece.. https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431270-300-wakeup-call-how-turbulence-could-reveal-secret-nuclear-subs/...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    I had a 75lb pull compound bow, and actually tried the 'dukes of hazard bow' thing.. not actual stick of dynamite but a spent firework tube with dirt in it for simulated weight.. it didn't fly well. maybe 20m. explains...
  • Commented on Traveller RPG, Firefly, Dumarest, Vatta's War... are they all "Star Punk"?
    the only problem with a kinetic weapon,, for it to do damage it has to survive impact with the atmosphere. so a crowbar isn't going to. faster it goes, the more of it there needs to be...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    pulled cynically, its going to go one of two ways.. Thatcher II gets back in, and is impossible to dislodge from the jugular of the nation as she rides its crumbling corpse down into brexit ruin theres a hung parliament.....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/nov/22/books.france http://belgranoinquiry.com/article-archive/british-use-of-nuclear-weapons http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p017fjcj thatcher was crazy enough...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    However, a more serious confrontation occurred in 1977 after the Argentine Navy cut off the fuel supply to Port Stanley Airport and stated they would no longer fly the Red Ensign in Falklands waters. (Traditionally ships in a foreign country's...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    there was a previous falklands crisis in the 1970s.. that was solved by the Argentinians getting a phone call.. something along these lines ' I hear you have a task force operating near Our Falkland islands, coincidentally we have a...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    the whole thing smacks of fiction. can you see roman legionaires letting gawking spectators close enough to talk to a crucified prisoner? can you see this character being let off for disrespecting his mother in public during the water-to-wine incident.....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    its the oldest scam,, obviously at some point a tribesman who was a little more savvy and less energetic , invented a trick so he could get food without having to do anything.' If you give food to the great...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    I'm forever arguing with the loons on facebook. To a great part, they don't actually read their own holey books. They like to band the 'omnis' about ,omnipotence, omniscience but fail to think the consequences through...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    how about a cobalt salted bomb..? don't do the damage with blast and heat.. but with something much more unpleasant?...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    whats the thoughts on powerline networking?...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    I'm thinking more than a couple of cities nuked.. that country is no longer a viable entity. the panic, casualties, infrastructure problems, disease.. the UK..? utterly hosed. but even such as the usa.. say 10 cities gone. that's not one...
  • Commented on A Surfeit of Emeralds: Healthcare in the Middle Ages
    problem about established authority... Aristotle said that flies had 4 legs... no one bothered to check for about a thousand years...
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