Poul-Henning Kamp

Poul-Henning Kamp

  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files
    "I have no say in how it's being planned, or even contact with the production company." I talked to an author who did see her work on the TV and she said that it had involved a large number of...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    A general election can indeed be done in 6 weeks, which brings us to the 6th of may. Which leaves the new EU-friendly government and robust Parliamentary majority just 18 days to either arrange for the elections to the European...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    It's an interesting idea. I've always suspected all three countries would be run much more competently if the Norvegians elected a parliament for Sweden, Sweden elected one for Denmark, and Denmark elected on for Norway. I similarly wonder if not...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    It occurs to me that future historians are likely to write about this under the heading "Tragedy of the (house of) Commons"...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    As pretty much everybody involved have been saying all the time: It meant nothing. No-Deal brexit is the default. To avoid no-deal a deal must be approved. Only deal on offer is the one UK's PM has negotiated with EU...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    You are missing the fact that May would triumphantly celebrate the no-deal brexit and not even contemplate cancelling the article 50 notice ? Listen to what she says all the time: The most important objective in her mind is to...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    The judges and auditors in EU have a very generous pension, well north of 100K€, in order to make it a lot harder to bribe them. Once we get into that level of compensation, scaling is an issue....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    It squares fine, short and long extensions are very different beasts....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Parliament can suspend their own rules if they want, so May just have to win two votes instead of one to send the same deal in front of the house again....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Tusk just said no (short) extension unless May agreement approved by parliament. That leaves only four scenarios: 1. Cancel Article 50. 2. Approve Mays deal, optional short extension (what for? The deal is approved...) 3. Use second referendum to ask...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I think a bigger factor than inaction is that any effort to avoid no-deal, no matter how concerted, wise and well executed, dies on the doorstep if just one single minister out of the 27 says "I'm sick and tired...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    "The EU isn't going to negotiate with a non-democratic leader. They just can't." Thanks to Denmarks constitution EU can, but only in very limited subjects and only for few days, but I doubt they would even want to contemplate that....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I think you are probably right and have myself wondered if UK was a "failed state" for some time. Given the backstop of QE2, that diagnosis is probably premature, but that brings us to the subject to intensive care and...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Having voted Mays deal down rather conclusively twice, I don't see any way that the current Parliament can or will satisfy EU's demand for clarity in favour of an extension. Indeed even if somehow Mays deal was approved in third...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Charlie, can I ask a stupid question about indyref2 ? Suppose SNP calls it, wins it and then starts implementation. What happens to the big, now ex-pat, land-owners ? I guess QEII might get special treatment, and maybe CoE as...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I think the messaging out of EU today has not been fully parsed. Remember that everything you hear out of EU right now is tempered and muted by the "comity rules" which prevent EU officials from influencing the interior politics...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Make that "Serious, but not as desperate as it should be" ?...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    "High Altitude atomic blasts to put more dust into the air." Uhm no. If you want an atomic blast to put dust in the air, you need the fireball to interact with the ground where the dust is. The approx...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    More importantly: The last two states added were both non-contiguous and given statehood mainly to simplify DoD's operations during the Cold War. Buying Greenland from Denmark was also considered in same time period (Project IceWorm, DEW line etc.), but compliant...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Greg, Lets say Parliament nixes the May Agreement, and calls for a referendum giving three choices: "Hard Brexit", "Mays agreement", "Remain(Withdraw A50 Letter)". By 1st of feb you have the result: 55% Remain, 20% May Agreement, 20% Hard Brexit PM...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Re "stuff the DUPs mouths with gold" Wouldn't it be cheaper, all things considered, to buy SNP votes with an IndyRef2 ? If things go south, SNP will do that anyway, so it's not exactly a big loss for May....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Greg, Dont ever confuse what the news-crew thought they heard with what the politicians said. Here is a good example from june 13th: https://twitter.com/business/status/874624233459994624/video/1 That got the headline "The U.K. would be welcomed back to the European Union if the...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    The thing that keeps tripping me up is the "We can just cancel the §50 notice and remain" thing. For one thing, there is nothing in the treaty about that, so the ability to do so depends entirely on the...
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    I am one of the few people who have implemented an OSI-TP4 stack from scratch and I can assure you that there neither is, nor ever was, anything desirable about the OSI protocols from a technical point of view. That...
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    Getting hold of an unpublished manuscript sounds like the perfect training assignment in Social Engineering 101. Success or failure is indisputably determinined when the book is published. There is no way to cheat which isn't, ipso facto, the same as...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    To frame it differently: was "The Atrocity Archive" (no 's') at 76,000 words twice as satisfying as "The Concrete Jungle" (30,000 words)? That is pretty unanswerable for us who read them one after the other because they were in the...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    They even say that drug development follows Eroom's Law, the inverse of Moore's Law--discovery is getting harder, not easier. And why wouldn't it ? The basic "theory" of drug development is that we just need to find the small-ish molecule...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    THIS is the Sweden / Norway border This is not quite a straightforward a comparison as you might imagine. For all practical purposes, the SE/NO border is an internal EU border, Norway is a "-light" member of EU for this...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Corbyn & Momentum are full-on hard Brexiteers Are they now ? As far as I can tell from over the North Sea, Corbyn's strategy is to sit very still and await a full blown national emergency being handed to him...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    for some reason we don't yet have lots of wave and tidal power turbines around our coast. The "some reason" is endurance: Waves bash things to pieces and they're good and fast about it....
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