Poul-Henning Kamp

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  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    A missile is thrown, and does not come back. The technical performance metric for rocket based missiles is "throw-weight": How much weight they can "throw" how far. A drone loiters around and comes back home at the end of the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Terminal guidance would most easily be done with a night-time photo as reference, that is 1960ies technology, and a photo lifted from promotional material would plenty good for this kind of attack. Night time would be preferable to daytime, as...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Can I recommend you play around with EU's excellent PVGIS webapp instead of just guessing: https://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pvg_tools/en/tools.html I've yet to meet anybody not in the PV business who could guess correctly to within 50%...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    My take on Corby and Brexit has always been that he would *love* for UK to crash out and then hand him the steering wheel, enabling "reforms" which would be incompatible with or impossibly slow in a EU membership. The...
  • Commented on Normal service will be resumed eventually
    My Condolences. I think what hit me hardest in your situation, was that I suddenly, by default, became the grown-up in the room. And yes, the depression and its impact on creative productivity is a real thing....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Of all the reactor types we have tried, the PWR is probably the most troublesome all things considered. For one thing, the entire "loss of pressure" aspect adds about seven full binders to the operational "handbook" and complicates any kind...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Most people ignore two of the three heat transport mechanisms in their mental gymnastics, and as a result, they come to really weird conclusions some times. Roof-integrated solar (ie: solar panels instead of tiles) can trivially be made with a...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Most of the people who talk about "movable nuclear reactors" have never done the math to find out what size they need to be, or how heavy they will end up being. The sheer bulk of Akademik Lomonosov should make...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    The high temperature of MSR is actually half their attraction. (Higher temp -> higher turbine efficiency -> More electricity) To get similar temps with water, you have to use really high pressure, which is a lot more trouble than molten...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Solar is something you put on the roof with the roof, either when you first build the house, or when you tear the old roof down and put up a new. Retrofitting solar to existing roofs, while both possible and...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    We have CCS technologies that work, but they are "boring": 1. Grow trees. 2. Hydrolyze them to charcoal. 3. Burn the offgas (mostly CH4) to drive a turbine. 4. Bury the charcoal underground, and leave it there....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    As far as I can tell, China sees this as a long term project, and given the rather mixed results everywhere else, a cautious and systematic approach does seem indicated. Given how new nuclear power is in China, if they...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I have heard about two locations, first on the coast somewhere, and later in the Gobi Desert. I suspect it may be the same project which has been moved, but news about this is very spotty, usually arriving as a...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    You really need to read the EU treaty, because all of those shenigans were contemplated and preempted. The ironic historical footnote is that much of that verbiage was a UK contribution, with the hairy eyeball focused squarely on the untrustworthy...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    One interesting wrinkle here: Being able to *buy* things on WTO terms is not a *right*. WTO is all about level competition *when* trades happen, but it does not force anybody to trade in the first place. EU can stop...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I don't think "plain Norway" has ever been on the table from either side. The "Norway plus" model that has been bantered about, is "plain Norway" plus so much alignment that the Irish border becomes unnecessary. That is plus a...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    You seem to assume that Scotland would not want to be part of Schengen ?...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I'm sorry, but I have to defend Gove a little bit here: If Parliament enacts another "We do not want No Deal Brexit" resolution without agreeing what they want instead, there is nothing the Government can do with it, except...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    one and four is not the same thing. She has specifically not given Boris NoDeal on a platter, but she has really motivated Parliament to get their shit together. As for Gove's coment: If Parliament were to pass another "We...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Sorry, but that is simply not the way politics works. If anything it is almost _never_ binary, as will be patently obvious if you look at the result of the "binary" Brexit referendum. In politics precise timing is often the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I think the queen simply wants this madness to stop by October 31st. The brexit referendum was three years ago, and that is a long time for a country to be politically paralyzed. There are about a handful of possible...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    For almost of the thinkable future relationships, you are right: The WA would be required. But some kinds of relationships, particular Norway(+) does not need the WA, because for all *practical* purposes UK would still be a member of EU,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I have to point out that a bad analogy is like a wet screwdriver. In difference from UK, Denmark actually have a constitution, and we have it primarily because we had a bonkers king (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_VII_of_Denmark) so the power left to...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    @300: Parliament has already "blocked no deal", twice as I recall, only missing the fact that it takes two to tango. To actually avoid no-deal, Parliament (& Govt!) must ratify a deal with EU before the deadline. There is currently...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    As I understand it, Boris has picked the dates so that: A) If they NoConf him before the forced vacation, he can time the snap election so that NoDeal will happen during the election, and UK will NoDeal on autopilot....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    That is almost word for word the conclusions of many discussions with colleagues when I worked in USA. In USA all your freedoms are "freedom to" types, and they have almost no "freedom from", in particular they have zero freedoms...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    She could have waited a couple of days, given the various visitors a chance to say their piece, before she did whatever she had already made her mind up to. That would have given the impression that the result that...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    That ship sailed months ago. When was the last time you heard *anybody* in political EU talk about "remain" ? Nobody, not even tweeded anglophiles, can see how UK, in its present state, can function, and be trusted to function,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    More like: "See last line of Article 50. KTHXBI!"...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I think Her Majesty, has answered my previous questions, by not even hesitating for a single day and by not listening to a single one of the many who have asked for an audience to advice her on the subject....
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