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  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    salwar kameez? That's what my mum always wore in India. Much easier to put on than a sari and equally good at rendering her invisible....
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    Well there you go. My memory is obviously scrambled. I guess I read it like 4 decades ago....
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    Race This is an argument that can never be resolved. Arguing that a word encodes for a useful scientific meaning despite it having a different meaning in lay language sometimes simply cannot be conveyed no matter how much effort you...
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    Unicorns fly, but like humans, use prosthetics. (aircraft, rockets, magic). https://www.fimfiction.net/story/396744/the-maretian...
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    Speaking of experts, and binary choices, and returning momentarily to the subject. (discussing the Australian situation re Covid 19) There's an epidemiologist who's been on the telly a bit lately. They're always asking her what we should do, and I'm...
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    I promised a friend that I'd read Atlas Shrugged. I think he thought it might cure my empathy. I really really tried to read it, but I gave up at about half distance. It really is the worst thing I've...
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    Speaking of winter boots for walking... https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/12/12/otzi-the-iceman-shoes/...
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    I didn't doubt that people had boots. I was thinking of multi day walks. I would have thought people would simply stay put in winter. As is often pointed out, there's not many hours of daylight, and without artificial lights...
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    Re walking in the good old days. Would they have worn shoes at all? I've never taken note of the furthest I've walked barefoot, but certainly something over 10km. I used to avoid shoes when walking the dogs in summer...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    He sounds (from the wiki page) like a right charmer....
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    They're not *your* representatives silly... Quote from senator Matthew Canavan, FB post on his page 27th July 2017 "It has been such an honour to represent the Australian mining sector over the past year." They don't even *pretend* that they're...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    They were very mean to the Princess....
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    Oh, and speaking of good and evil stories. From what I understand, it's massacred the original religious stories, but nevertheless I subscribed to Disney Plus yesterday specifically to see Moana in Te Reo. I can highly recommend it. There are...
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    I don't know how often it used to be, but now that Te Ao is my primary news source I'm seeing Rāhui and Tapu quite often. It seems from the outside, to be managing moana kai industry pretty well. There...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    ...absolute proof *against the theory* is used......
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    Wanna bet? Closing the hospitals will be proof it's a conspiracy. Redcap with broken arm gets told to go home and wrap it up themselves, while blacks get in without any waiting (we'll just leave out the multiple gunshot wounds...
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    I don't know that the insulation being stripped off or not stripped off would have made any difference in the end. I was at my Mum's watching a program that I've forgotten the name of, but it was a bit...
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    Re oral history. The aboriginal people near Mount Gambier call one of the many lakes in the area a cooking pot. That's the only volcanic lake and it hasn't steamed for thousands of years. There are dozens of sinkholes that...
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    We are also "lead" by a pentecostal happy clapper here in Australia. He firmly believes that being poor is due to being a bad person and the poor deserve to suffer. Being rich on the other hand, is proof that...
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32481442...
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    If it's the one I'm thinking of, he did it himself. There were some people from the base who passed him tools, but he did it. No video link, it was about the same time as Gagarin, so early 1961....
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    Actually, take the cold trap low enough and it will freeze out methane along with all the stinky volatiles. Methane freezes about 30 degrees before oxygen and nitrogen. But I'd still like a backup....
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    Also, the backup scrubber weighs a 10th of what I said. I was tired when I wrote that, so forgive me that I went astray....
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    It's almost unbelievable. If DT hadn't gradually accustomed us to outrageous behaviour, you'd never credit it of a president....
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    "really have to go with sterilization" I can't see this being a difficulty in any way. Tell the colonists "we don't know what the 9 month trip through space, followed by years of radiation on Mars will do to your...
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    Reading that paper, 5 kg doesn't seem to be the half of it. For instance, each person breathes out a kg of CO2 (depending on diet). That's going to need a kg of scrubber at least. You need two moles...
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    "why are they not demonstrating outside the Saudi & especially the PRC's embassies?" Most PRC embassies have a semi-permanent protest going on over exactly those issues....
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Errgh, I see that question has already been answered. Sorry....
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    This, with cattle and buffalo. https://youtu.be/Q1zPmNwP8SQ...
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    I fooled around with trying to get Firefox to let the other kids have some memory for years and never got it to understand sharing....
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