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  • Commented on I can't even
    »it would lead directly to the end of the monarchy.« I'm not so certain. If a very large fraction of the country think things have gone of the rails, having royalty step in to bring it back could easily cement...
  • Commented on I can't even
    »In other news, La Trussterfuck has pissed off the King so much he's briefing against her.« Assume the "Conservative" party conference does not dispose of her (Can't they simply throw her out of the party ?) Would that let C3...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    That's sort of what I mean: Given how western societies usually react to explosions, in particular explosions of a new class of targets, this event feels very out of character. Statements by "Deeply concerned" politicians, but none of the usual...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Am I the only one who find the official responses to the pipeline explosions a bit tepid ? I get the feeling that NATO countries know that this is not going to escalate so all they do is a bit...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    »Up to this point they're completely unguarded. I don't know how underwater assets are guarded, but I'm sure someone does. « They are not guarded, it would be insanely expensive to do so. They /may/ have intrusion/fracture detection, in the...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    »I haven't a clue what the rates, taxes, etc. are for fishing boats country by country« The important thing is not taxes but EU fishing quotas....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    »Putin to No/Dk/Pl: "nice pipeline you've got there, shame if anything happened to it ..."« I dont buy it: A single explosion would have sent that message, and left potentially profitable infrastructure in place for future use. Much more likely...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    »But, again, the problem is that a pipeline breach is pretty easily repairable« Of course it is. But none of the organizations with the kit & skill will be doing it, while Russia is under sanctions. Until Russia is back...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    »So why would Poland.....?« Turn the question around and ask instead: If Germany had shut Nordstream in their end, as immediate response to Russia's invasion, would anybody have bothered sabotage it ? Of course not. And yes, Poland is my...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    »Things to do: visit the Roman frontier Gate House in Trier. Three stories tall five metres of concrete thick, and of course concrete floors« If in Trier, also do not miss the Roman fitness-center and the roman basilika. For the...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    »So I looked up the history of accounting« While it is true that accounting is as old as numbers, the crucial breakthrough was "double entry" accounting which appears in Venice in the late 1200s, where it was most likely considered...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Raise your hand if you had "(Attempted) Military Coup in China" on your 2022 predictions....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »I think there's more than just contracts get written in obfuscatory ways.« Many retiring lawyers and politicians have argued that legal text should only be ratified if the proposer can recite them verbatim from memory....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    It is not just planes: MAERSK sailed most of the kit for both Gulf Wars for DoD....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    I think those numbers are misleading for the simple reason that DoD is present and responsible for security on pretty much every single US embassy in the world. Even with a quite small military detachment, some rooms of the embassies...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    One trick of growing potatoes which is widely unknown these days, is that you do not need an entire seed-potato to seed a plant. My great grandmother cut the largest of the seed potatoes in two or four pieces, always...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    You may not realize this, that how much people fear death correlates a lot with their sense of "want". Contended people simply do not seem to fear death nearly as much as people who are obsessed with relative position in...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »In general I think they conclude that before agriculture was dominant,« One of the strongest pieces of evidence for a pleasant life pre-agriculture, is the "kichen-middens" of the "Ertebølle Culture". In summer the moved out to water, lived on oysters...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »Average time to get a criminal case to court is now over 300 days, with many trials being delayed for multiple years -- the system is in collapse.« ...and since the system will be measured on "number of cases closed",...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »That was tried with the Seagull. (Three posts, IIRC.) They would still post a dozen a day« If the Seagull could post a dozen a day, then what I'm arguing for was obviously not tried with Seagull. It needs to...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »The people who complain about moderation practices of ANY blog have almost never ever had to do it. Moderators just can't win.« The reason moderation almost never works, is because moderators almost always do it wrong. Content based moderation is...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    "Geothermal" can mean almost anything. If they only drilled 20-50 meters down, it is actually not geothermal unless you live on Iceland or similar volcanism. Worst case, you heat-source is "stored sunshine" and you could end up depleting it in...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »Fucking typical. Do the easy bit (saying "you can't do this any more") while totally ignoring the difficult bit (ensuring there is a reasonable alternative). What we'll probably get is people using fan heaters and the like.« First, the way...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »If I've understood Poul's post correctly he isn't trying to go straight from outside temperatures to hot water ones. He's got one stage going from "outside" to "warm", with the output being used both directly for things that only need...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »by building my own control circuitry« If you have a couple of years with nothing else to do, than to reverse engineer the physical and electric parameter of the hardware ? Sure, why not. It's as good a geek-project as...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »District heating can be hooked up to reactors for combined heat and power.« In theory: yes, in practice no. The only place that has only ever been practiced is military settings (Camp Century, McMurdo) and in northern parts of USSR....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »One interesting aspect of district heating is that they can use heating sources that would not be viable for individual houses, such as using heat exchange from sewage« Denmark is pretty near the front in District Heating, and the PM...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    So slightly back to the topic: Politico reports that foreign heads of state will be driven in coaches (=busses) to the funeral service. I'm sure there are reasons. I'm sure somebody finds them valid. But that is going to be...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    »The bad news is that heat pumps are more complex with more to go wrong than a simple gas boiler« Really ?! Is that the hill you want civilization to collapse on ? Yes, there are a lot of feel-good...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    If we are talking air-output heat-pump: Yes, you got it right....
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