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  • 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...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    I've taken to skipping over the wanna-b-Ai's comments.. its too much like watching a horse rollerskate....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    the 1st world etc... the first world countries are those aligned with the USA the second are those aligned with the USSR the third are unaligned...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    I think its called 'casaba howitzer'. its effectively a nuclear claymore mine.. but instead of ballbearings to zip and perforate , it uses metal vapour https://www.reddit.com/r/Fallout/comments/3ahhqy/the_casaba_howitzer_a_nuclear_bomb_that_is/ http://toughsf.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-nuclear-spear-casaba-howitzer.html...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    how about 1 kinetic impactor.. followed by a tsar bomba class bomb. the impactor produces a stadium sized reflector for extra orion type thrust ?...
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    On news slant... every source that has a dog in the fight , has an agenda to push. Varying from choice of words to outright howls of anger. Seeing as the truth would be tricky to winnow from this mess-...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    on a slightly more , fthagn note.. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/travel/mysterious-pyramids-found-in-antarctica/ar-AAkHU7D?li=AAdeCd7&ocid=spartandhp...
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    craziest guy I ever heard of, bloke invented leaded petrol- poisoned chtulu knows how many generation. then invents Freon. effectively inventing the ozone hole manages , finally to kill himself with an improbable pulley gadget. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Midgley_Jr....
  • Commented on Reality is broken
    some guy who ended up being famous, for BAD reasons, once said that governments stability rests on 3 pillars 1: tradition, if its always been like that... 2:popularity amongst the people 3: willingness to use force looks like theres a...
  • Commented on Reality is broken
    it had me thinking of a laundry version of stargate sg1.....
  • Commented on Reality is broken
    far as I knoe , all the safeguards in SAM systems are down to IFF tranmitters, which airliners don't carry. same as the incident in the gulf when a USN ship decided the airliner flying overhead might have been an...
  • Commented on Who wins? Cthulhu or the Emperor of Mankind from Warhammer 40K?
    my pet theory is arrogance, r2 refused to speak a meat-language. he was plotting a Skynet incident the whole time.. and Yoda was the head Sith, 'always 2 there are' , yeah right.....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    almost certainly, if its 'strossy' it'll be good you'd somehow turn the trope on its head...
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    wonder how much gamma you'd get.? and is it just carbon that's effected?...
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    thinking of countermeasures... magic seeking missiles.. you already have a thaum-meter. that could easily be a seeker. magician casts- invisibility... about 2 seconds later--- boom very nice book btw...
  • Commented on Why Should You Care About Virtual Reality? Because It's A Source Of Hope.
    top level decision making can probably operate with lag up to 500ms quite easily...
  • Commented on Why Should You Care About Virtual Reality? Because It's A Source Of Hope.
    you basicallyu need enough bandwith for 2 hd films at once. 4-5 meg/sec...
  • Commented on Science-fictional shibboleths
    you want a scary virus? there were some experiments into mousepox that added some extra genes, 100% lethal...
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