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  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Yes, he was the Leader of the House at the time and apparently still believed he had some form of dignity within the chambers. Nobody else did. I'm actually quite impressed at just how fantastically incompetent the cabinet is these...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Yep, that's a rule that was put in place back in 1989 when the BBC first introduced TV cameras into the House. See the Westminster Parliamentary Broadcasting - Rules of Coverage here. It's horribly outdated in this world of the...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    >And at times some things are counted by hand as in when someone won by less than 200 votes So what if someone wins by 500 votes, they never do a hand count to verify? What if you got a...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    I think rather what he is saying is while your current system works, it is unwieldy and vulnerable. There are better ways of doing things that are more professional, which speeds things up and reduces the risk of errors while...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    I always liked this novelty one heard on National Radio at a very young age. Always thought it was Fred Dagg, but looks like it was an Australian group....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    My favourite day in the UK - doesn't matter if your brown or white, all the kiwis in london get along in perfect harmony and mock the English....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Yes, they do that in NZ as well, but after the election they cross reference the rolls from each polling station to see if the same name is used repeatedly. Last election they had ~125 cases of multiple votes, which...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Yes, but why can’t I take my postal vote to the polling station 200m from my office? Or use the polling station that is 200m from home in the other direction but next to the supermarket? It’s oddly specific, and...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    I still find it really weird that UK election day is explicitly *not* done on a weekend. They also deliberately make it harder for people to vote even though the polls are open until 10pm, since you can only vote...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    >It's an actual cold hard majority of people in Australia would, as they say, not piss on a refugee if they were on fire. Yes, the description from my family over there goes roughly like this. Australians really really don't...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Sigh. >roughly equivalent to the cost of the NHS deficit!. This site really badly needs that 1-2min edit your post feature....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Yes, that is true, but sometimes they can't easily. For example the Grosvenor family - the Dukes of Westminster - own most of Mayfair and Belgravia and a fair chunk of the rest of the UK alongside substantial assets in...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    > FWIW, the current situation generally results in Senators being owned by corporations. I don't really think this is any better. In honesty the bigger issue is the lack of term limits. Your Senators and Representatives have utterly insane incumbency...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Yes, I learned this year about Xylella, which is causing catastrophic damage to the olive groves in southern Italy, and those trees take a century to be truly productive....
  • Commented on Sitrep
    In terms of Berlin bars worth a visit even without a crowd I can totally recommend Zyankali as a rather quirky cocktail bar with a mad scientist twist. Tom is a totally awesome guy too. And Lebenstern has a truly...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Corbyn is not really a rabid brexiteer. He doesn't like the pro-business aspects of the EU much, but seems to accept it over the current alternative options. Reluctant remainer is probably a fairly accurate tag. The Antisemitism is a beat...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    I'm in a building with 12 flats of between 2-6 people who get to share six rubbish bins collected every two weeks and six recycling bins collected every week. Oh, and one small organic waste bin. We used to have...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Based on my experience with Camden they will simply take away half the rubbish bins, collect every other week, and expect you to magically create less waste....
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Yep, the wave piercing cats are bigger capacity, more fuel efficient, lower stress on the hulls, and overall can be run in a wider range of conditions than all the high speed alternatives. They can also be shaped to minimise...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    You get import problems, because all vehicles entering the UK have to be checked and taxed appropriately. This is a slow process, especially when you don't have the parking areas or the customs inspectors to cope with the surge in...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Yeah, the last NZ cults of personality were Peter Dunne and United Future and Jim Anderton's Progressives. Technically the Winston Peters Party New Zealand First would count but they seem to get a few others elected so can stand on...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    In general that I can agree with. China is certainly spending a shit ton of money pushing roads and railways through some seriously inhospitable country. My flatmate has family up Gilgit way which is on the main road from Pakistan...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    eventually eliminated as the route gets upgraded, as it will if it's a success I suspect probably not, because the breaks in gauge in Asia are very deliberate, to prevent military forces from using the railroads as express routes into...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    So "my" library from that source will be inaccessible from now on. I still buy from Kobo in preference to BigRiver, but then immediately import the epubs into Calibre so I can use them with the ereader of my choice....
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    Signing in worked fine. https clicking any link redirects me to http and logging in also sent me to http. On https antipope.org is fine, but for antipope.org/charlie and /feorag Firefox is warning me that some elements of the page...
  • Commented on Test Case
    BAA deliberately kept Stansted from competing with Thiefrow and Grotwick You need to keep in mind Stansted is also the designated UK airport for any hijacking or aviation security scenarios because the design means that planes are kept well away...
  • Commented on Test Case
    They are also in wide use in the construction industry while a building is being built - either cages on the outside of the building on temporary tracks or internal elevators under manual control until the installation is certified....
  • Commented on Test Case
    Almost everyone has a lot of misconceptions about how Switzerland actually works, not least of which is the idea of being a Swiss citizen. For reference people are citizens of a town, then a canton, then the country ... and...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Even operating a still is legal As far as I know, the only country in the world that lets home users legally distil spirits for personal use without a licence is New Zealand for a variety of historical reasons. If...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Um. That's pretty common architecture in the UK now as well for footbridges. Most have wire mesh to let the wind through but stop objects going out. Also doubles as suicide prevention....
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