Antonia T Tiger

Antonia T Tiger

  • Commented on The morning after
    Incidentally, it's very apparent from this Parliament that we Brits don't know how to do coalitions....
  • Commented on The morning after
    The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition should "pair" (a parliamentary practice to cover unavoidable absences and such) and never vote. We know they are supposed to disagree. You might allow an exception for a free vote, and...
  • Commented on The morning after
    How big should a "devolved" assembly be? And I include a Westminster Parliament when only English MPs vote on an English matter. Scotland, at 5.3 million people, is the largest of the devolved regions. The total for the three is...
  • Commented on The morning after
    One feature of the morning after: All the people who were trying to look rational and sensible about the issue revealing themselves to be the rabid loonies that they really are....
  • Commented on The morning after
    I shall take great joy in David Cameron's departure from Downing Street. He has shown us what politicians will do when they are scared enough. My experience of London is of a city of fine people, who exemplify the best...
  • Commented on The morning after
    Before the referendum, there seemed to be a lot of bogus reports of bad behaviour by the "Yes" campaign. In a few cases, there were photographs of flags being burned which turned out to have happened in the Middle East,...
  • Commented on The morning after
    So it's politics as usual? I am collecting insults that will fit under the 140-character Twitter limit, preferably avoiding words such as Scunthorpe that can trigger censorware....
  • Commented on The morning after
    When was the last time that David Cameron kept an electoral promise?...
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    I know about the Mad Minute. The minimum standard for a British Army infantryman in August 1914 was 15 hits in 1 minute on a 12-inch target at 300 yards. The record, set by Sjt Alfred Snoxall, is 38 hits....
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    Bayonets and rifles aren't what they were. The combination a British soldier was carrying, a hundred years ago, was considerably more dangerous to an enemy. The rifle was 44-inches long, extended with a 17-inch bayonet blade. The current L85 is...
  • Commented on DO YOU 'LIKE' THE SUN? The Content Casino vs. the Long Game
    You're sort of hinting at the real limit to all this: room-sizes and human eyes. Can we see the detail in these higher resolution images? There's some complexity to the question in things such as the colour gamut of the...
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    I think I know of whom you speak. This is a bit off to one side of martial arts, but similar. You remember the London Olympics and the Royal Jubilee? Does anyone remember that busload of unemployed people, on an...
  • Commented on Who let the dogs out
    One of the things I have done in my writing is have characters who don't take a chance on hand-to-hand combat. If they have a gun, they will use it. The Police might believe the myth about rice flails, which...
  • Commented on Who let the dogs out
    I have a vague memory of the BBC documentary, years ago, that mentioned there were two distinct types of sword arts in Japan. The -do art was distinct from the -jutsu. Kendo had people striking at the armour. Kenjutsu had...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Charlie is a sustained source of foreign currency for Scotland, just as he has been a foreign currency source for the UK. Maybe the SAS will try to kidnap him....
  • Commented on Who let the dogs out
    Maybe not quite about making movies, but certainly set in the business: Singing In The Rain The Artist Cats Don't Dance I wouldn't count Space:1999 even though it is set at a film studio....
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Thanks for the pointer, it's a joint BBC/Open University production, there's been a lot of episodes so far, and they're available on iPlayer. More of Less page with lot of stuff linked....
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    That fire-at-the-feet pattern is a side effect of the special effects technology. If you want to make it clear they are being shot at, and there's nothing else close to the performer, the pyrotechnics go into the ground. You maybe...
  • Commented on Who let the dogs out
    That stunt-double clip of Zoe Bell tells you a lot about movie fight scenes. It's not like reality at all. It's trying to look like what the director wants, which need not be realistic. It's like that last scene of...
  • Commented on DO YOU 'LIKE' THE SUN? The Content Casino vs. the Long Game
    I think they're calling it Fiber-to-the-curb and it's close to appearing here. BT are installing the extra junction boxes to accommodate the hardware that will sit between the high-capacity optical fibre the the last length of the customer's copper line,...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    What I recall, and "Creative Writing" wasn't around to screw tuition fees out of students, is that the only writing taught was how to answer an essay question in an exam, and that wasn't taught in any detail. It was...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    The family statistician has been explaining to me why the current polls are genuinely "too close to call". First, the ordinary errors of taking samples. When a poll shows a 51/49 split, the result could be 49/51. And, the way...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    I remember some of the early TV myths about martial arts, such as the TV series Kung Fu, and this very British treatment of that myth....
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    On the driving example, you don't remember the details, but does that just mean they didn't seem important enough to remember in the long term memory? I'm not sure, from the check I did on that idea, whether it's good...
  • Commented on DO YOU 'LIKE' THE SUN? The Content Casino vs. the Long Game
    Antonia makes a vulgar response....
  • Commented on DO YOU 'LIKE' THE SUN? The Content Casino vs. the Long Game
    I am wondering a little about the timescale on this. Three large towns within about equal reach, and all have seen changes in the cinema business. Town A: Small cinema in traditional building, sub-divided into multi-screen, some of them quite...
  • Commented on Drink Me: The Horror Hotel Story, and Where Ideas Come From
    Fernet...
  • Commented on Drink Me: The Horror Hotel Story, and Where Ideas Come From
    I'm a little old-fashioned....
  • Commented on DO YOU 'LIKE' THE SUN? The Content Casino vs. the Long Game
    I ignore the adverts. Too many are inept search engines. They get your search strong, can't find it, and pop up a link to the page that failed with their own set of adverts. And I see plenty of business...
  • Commented on DO YOU 'LIKE' THE SUN? The Content Casino vs. the Long Game
    But how much of "Hollywood" is the cinema? I can think of several elements that affect the whole film-making business, and some may already be on the way out. Direct to Video: This may be on the way out. And...
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