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  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    The Momentum campaign to deselect Stella Creasy appears to be mostly inside Greg's head, although if he's been hearing this at Labour Party meetings I will gladly accept his word. In the Wantage constituency meetings the hot topics are NHS,...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Last last chance saloon. The odds of preventing an explosive bolts separation from Europe are not high, but they do actually exist. It all depends on what reserves of sanity the PLP and the labour leadership can dredge up....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    That rather depends on the god doesn't it. Some have moral authority. Some are dicks. The necessary attribute of a god is power of some kind....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    "What is that leads [...] genitalia against?" At a guess, Somebody got blitzed at the universe wrap party and tried to photocopy their reproductive apparatus with the Total Perspective Vortex....
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    The Argentine Excoets were demonstrably not disabled during the Falkands War. HMS Glamorgan was damaged by a land-launched Exocet on 12th June 1982....
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    There's more than one way to skin a single-track-running cat http://rebrn.com/re/footage-of-the-leap-frog-at-coney-island-which-demonstrated-the-3159444/...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    I might be more concerned about low level biological effects of body scanning systems at airport security, if the next step wasn't a doubling of daily exposure by boarding an airplane and climbing to ten thousand metres. Elsewhere, this BoingBoing...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Last Friday I went to public meeting held by my MP, Ed Vaizey. This is Oxfordshire, so he's a Tory, and a Remainer, and the crowd was stuffed with very unhappy nuclear scientists and engineers from Culham and the Harwell...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Technical point. Gerrymandering (and over-concentration of Democrat voters in urban centres) favours the Republicans in the House, to the extent that they have a working majority having lost the popular vote. It has no effect on the Senate, or the...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    You've lost me there ... Unhappy King Charles takes one for the Divine Right of Kings - check Subsequent monarchs, starting with Charles II, take this lesson to heart, and gradually relinquish political power, generation by generation. OK, very gradually,...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    ... progressively so since we removed one such Head's head, an act commemorated around the nation by countless Public Houses...
  • Commented on Theme, Fiction, and Empire Games
    Young people today. I despair sometimes “This was a Golden Age, a time of high adventure, rich living and hard dying... but nobody thought so. This was a future of fortune and theft, pillage and rapine, culture and vice... but...
  • Commented on Theme, Fiction, and Empire Games
    The New British crown in exile plotting their return. The Wolf Orchestra persisting unto the second and third generation, long after the state that spawned it went out of business. The Clan world walkers, carriers of engineered cellular trans-temporal devices,...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    That was the story we got when I was being inducted into the UKAEA, decades ago, but the real story is a but more nuanced than "the most fucking stupid thing anybody ever did with a nuclear reactor" It was...
  • Commented on Empire Games sneak peek
    One of Bill Tidy's Grimbledon Down strips in New Scientist had a time travelling Scots Nationalist boffin attempt to change history by deploying hordes of Celtic supporters at Culloden, only to be countered with Rangers fans, as the Redcoats and...
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    With one fewer 'e' ... https://twitter.com/hashtag/elven ... leading me to wonder what would have happened if the Morningstar Empire had gone the cyberwarfare route, stealing faces online ......
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    ... it's worse than that. Means-tested benefits apply a marginal 100 percent stoppage rate, backed up by criminal sanctions. Government is incentivised to do this, partly to minimise social spending, but mostly because it plays well to the voters on...
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    It is known that doctors make the worst patients...
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    I had to look twice. My first impression was "Oh shit, equoids" See what you've done to us ......
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    The EU is the institution we have though, and looks like we are going to need it...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    The filibuster proof two thirds majority in the US senate is a rule made by the Senate itself, and could in theory be struck down by the Senate. Of course, the boot will one day be on the other foot,...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    The notable thing about the Axis of Evil was that there was no axis. I don't think there is one here either, or at least not yet. Lets see how this plays out for a bit before taking to the...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    ... especially if it's standing in front of Sgt Detritus and his siege crossbow....
  • Commented on The Day After
    They're still counting in California. 1% is not a statistical tie, but is within the margin of error for the polls...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Fears of a nuclear confrontation with Russia were never very convincing. Putin's acting out is all about domestic politics and to a lesser extent gaining some respect, or at least caution, from Western states. Economic interests are in reality closely...
  • Commented on Just plain icky
    The recently released board game Bios:Genesis from Sierra Madre Games covers the rise of life from pre-biotic auto-catalytic systems to multi-cellular organisms. https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/98918/bios-genesis It's inevitably more game than simulation, but it's packed with cutting edge speculation....
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    Contributions to EU budget are orders of magnitude less significant to the member states than the operation of the single market. The disruption to the supply chain of British industry is what's going to hurt. It will hurt the EU...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    The six type 45 "first letter D" destroyers are cruisers by any other name, 8000 tons and state of the art stuff. Their role as fleet escorts does raise the question of what are they escorting ... ... hence the...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    There will undoubtedly be bad consequences of a hard Brexit, but I seriously doubt that mass starvation will be one of them. "Project Fear" aka every competent economist on the planet, was predicting a contraction in the economy of a...
  • Commented on What else can you do with a Big Dumb Booster?
    ... nerdsplaining ... the limiting consideration for NERVA was not melting the rocket nozzle, much the same as a conventional chemical rocket, which set the upper temperature of the exhaust. However, the propellent was hydrogen, rather than the hydrogen +...
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