Poul-Henning Kamp

Poul-Henning Kamp

  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Denmark has no EURO problems, we kept the DKK....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    The Danish government did a redo with the Maastrict Treaty when the electorate didn't return the result they wanted. In that instance a very unified parliament pushed much harder the second time, and won by a smidgen. I don't think...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    ... and what most people seem to have forgotten/overlooked/closed their eyes for, is to what extent the proposed EU reforms were resisted, derailed or vetoed by UK. The most important example is how UK continuously has twarted any attempt to...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    No, Wasa sank as the direct result of continual changes, (always expansions) to the design after the actual building had started. The original Wasa would have been an OK ship, not fantastic, but OK....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Well, it's not going to be a walk in the park for EU, but despite the lofty rethoric from various neofascist parties here and there, there will not be a rush towards the door leaving BXL empty and deserted like...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Denmark is EU member, Greenland is not. The same model could be applied to NI and Scottland, but certainly not to London....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    So that's a thing I havn't seen any press cover yet: February agreement was conditional on a Stay result: www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/european-council/2016/02/euco-conclusions_pdf/ Juncker said in no uncertain words that this agreement was now pining for the fjords. In other words, even if...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Nobody is talking about doing anything that hampers trade, that would be suicide for both EU and UK. Some kind of free-trade agreement will happen, that's guaranteed! The conditions will be quite similar to Norways: You have to follow all...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Of course UK should have made careful plans before voting to leave EU, it might even have been a good idea to have some exploratory talks about what kind of conditions could be agreed on, so that a well informed...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    UK or Bojo are not going to get better terms than the agreement hammered out four months ago. In fact, they're not even going to get those terms, the EU leadership said very clearly that agreement "no longer exist"....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I agree with Charlie: EU in its current state is not a way forward for anybody. But one of the major, if not the THE major reason for the current state is that UK has never truly committed to the...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    The important thing UK seems to overlook, is that no relationship ever is the same after one party yells "I HATE YOU" in public. Juncker didn't mince words: Out, Now! Even if UK somehow fudges and never activates ยง50, it...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    I don't think playing cute by not activating article 50 is going to be very effective. Look at the EU-leader statement above, they're not going to play games here, they want UK out and the want UK out now! Don't...
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    There are some interesting parallels to how superpowers have implemented strategic submarines. USA went with a model where no nukes are launched unless a duly authorized order to do so arrive from outside the submarine. USSR went with a model...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    NAME SP - Submerged Playpen PSP - Permanent Submerged Playpen LCH - Large Continental Hole CLASSIFICATION Benthic Treaty / BLUE HADES / ELEMENTAL DANCE / OCCULUS DEPLOYMENT SP, PSP and LCH are summoning grids for confining ELEMENTAL DANCE to a...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    Called it! https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/iran-sanctions-middle-east-stock-102835505.html...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    My take is that Hillary is at the peak of her popularity. There are nobody in USA who hasn't made up their mind about her at least once already, and the few voters she can capture from now on, are...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Very interesting Charlie. I think relying on historical parallels for how despots rise is too conservative for prediction. Organizing a reign of terror is basically an information gathering exercise: You need to know who to terrorize next. Computers have made...
  • Commented on A world-building puzzler
    Proxy-money can do a lot of bookkeeping for you. Imagine you have a "bank" (probably a religious temple) where they hold tokens representing the money you own. If you buy something, you tell them to move X tokens from your...
  • Commented on 21st Century: a complaint
    Dear Mr. Stross, Thanks for contacting C21 Entertainment Customer Support. Please turn the power off, wait 10-15 seconds, and then gently turn the power on again. If that doesn't clear the problems, you should deinstall all 3rd party printer drivers...
  • Commented on The sky's gone dark
    No, you get just one Kessler event, because each collision of which there will be more and more, releases a cloud of debris with sufficiently spread angular momentum that a very short time into the cascade, access to space is...
  • Commented on Ask the Author
    Have you read Thomas Pikettys "Capital in the 21st century" ? Did it change your perception of the future ?...
  • Commented on Some thoughts on turning 50
    Happy B'day Charlie! I like your rules, they're not too different than my own, and can also see 50 over the horizon now. I'd add one rule though: "Never be bored" Only very few times in my life have I...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    While generally in agreement with Charlie here (Being Danish and therefore from a Charlie-approved-size nation-state) my worry is that a gaggle of small countries will not be able to stand up to our corporate overlords. We saw it for instance...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    Spot on Charlie. A indicative data-point: Arla, the dairy company, is building a new plant i Denmark, to a total cost of around 70 Million Euros. Total employment, once construction is over: 30 full time employees....
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    I just tried to estimate the actual area to be searched based on the Inmarsat ping measurements. My estimate is given the undertainties, Inmarsats thin red line is actually a band 800km across. So the total area to search is...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    I don't buy the $X of valuables to some dude with a white cat. Stuff like that could be transferred any number of ways which would not cause the massive retribution this is going to. No, it has to be...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    I think they expected this to be untraceable. The Inmarsat tracking has probably come as a very ugly surprise for them: Without that, the plane could have been *anywhere* and they would have had plenty of time to cover their...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    "What a lot of people's comments are missing is simply that this is a ridiculously public and inefficient way to smuggle stuff or people." Indeed it is. And for all that, they seem to have put a lot of effort...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    No, they had plenty: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/new-twist-in-the-hunt-for-missing-plane/2014/03/13/dcee10da-aae6-11e3-98f6-8e3c562f9996_graphic.html...
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