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  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    GCU Do Not Look Into Laser With Remaining Visual Receptor (D)ROU Lacking In Superlatives GSV Kardashev Was A Pessimist GSV Constants Are Relative...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    So what do you think of the latest scandal, quietly disappearing behind the noise of the nutter with a car. It would appear that the Tories overspent significantly and didn't declare it, which is a criminal offence that has at...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    I've gone down head first a few times on a bike in the past, but only when flung off sideways when the wheels caught on something like a tram track or a grass edging. Worst was being thrown into a...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    It would be interesting to see how inherent risks (severity and probability) affected the outcome when it came to wearing of hard hats on building sites, or ski helmets on the slopes... I will happily anecdata that the wearing of...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    When you look at most commercial "high-visibility" kit for use on building sites and roads, it's yellow Actually for anything transport related it is orange. Commercial is usually yellow, delivery guys get a yellow vest, but if you do anything...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    I know I've had four or five close calls up the road from home where I've nearly been taken out as a pedestrian crossing a road by a motorbike rapidly filtering up past stopped traffic. Mostly it would be my...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Of course you can. It's just that generally the good systems use an app that talks via wifi to a local controller, which sets the preprogrammed scenes, rather than any direct contact. A sample scene might be "close curtains, lower...
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    I'm pushed to think of any household gadget for which the concept of a maintenance engineer "connecting" makes sense Proper home automation systems definitely need engineering access to configure properly. Lighting, blinds, AV switching, heating etc, particularly in terms of...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Keyword in that sentence was *almost*, but yes I was exaggerating for effect. I imagine today though that between Google, Amazon and Tesco you probably could have a pretty good strike rate for someone who regularly used your services. And...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Your purchase record is valuable info. Is it worth more than the 5% rebate is a different question. But Target was doing sophisticated analysis back in 2002 on this sort of data, to the point of knowing when someone was...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    It works great for solid concrete uk basement flats, or anywhere you are renting, average speed plummets over any distance if your wiring is dodgy - I get around 40mbps over 40m or so, and up to 200mbps either side...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Ah, fair enough then. I know a similar bunch of guys on the kiwi side :). Yeah, termites are definitely a problem all over the show, good driving hazard in the top end too, though even they have issues with...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    A lot of the push for wireless in the UK has been driven by the difficulty of retrofitting a legacy housing stock with suitable cables. Loxone for example has two ranges, a wired normal one for new builds and a...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Moz, you need to read a book Home of the Blizzard, about the Australian Antarctic Expedition. Those mad nutters earned their segment of Antarctica, and Macquarie Island was a bloody awful place to spend any length of time....
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    To be fair the average hybrid car in central london is terrifyingly good at sneaking up on you if you aren't paying close attention due to all the surrounding noise, the fact most of them are uber drivers and therefore...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Surely I'm not the only one familiar with the classic "universal" garage door remote, which lives in the glove box and can open pretty much 2/3 of automatic garage doors, more if given the opportunity to learn the relevant pattern....
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    Frankly cubane is relatively sane compared to some of the stuff that the Germans under Klapƶtke are playing with on a regular basis. Hexanitroisowurtzitane is a seriously funky formulation from 2011 and this one has FOURTEEN nitrogens linked together. Actually...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    I think the most interesting part of the FOGBANK example is that modern manufacturing processes can be too good - they had to deliberately maintain impurities in the process to get the desired result ... whatever it was....
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    I'm fairly certain that land launching a SLBM is very straightforward, just needing a sturdy enough launch vessel to provide a similar gas ejection system to get it off the ground. At that point the missile behaves exactly as it...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    The Chinese are also spending a fortune building and upgrading the links between Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea in Pakistan and Kashgar in their remote interior. My flatmate keeps a close eye on it since a lot of the...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    So my cousin grew up in Perth, and I always remember a photo she had from some ~30yr ago taken out the window of the ute coming back from some rural visit, showing a line of marker posts that were...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    Depends entirely what they are looking for. I had an MRI of a broken shoulder, and the bones clearly stand out from the flesh so I didn't need anything. On the other hand a friend had an MRI to determine...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    I now have a large chunk of titanium down my femur. It has a roughly 1 in 4 rate of pinging the old style gateways depending on how sensitive they have been set, but will always trip the handheld scanner....
  • Commented on A Surfeit of Emeralds: Healthcare in the Middle Ages
    So we're talking 19th century here 1854, John Snow, did the first mapping of cases in a Soho cholera outbreak and essentially invented epidemiology. I walk past his marker most days to get lunch :) As I understand it he...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Post-Samurai Japan has a really pronounced obsession with face, an awful lot of the elaborate courtesy rituals revolve around making sure that neither party gains or loses status unintentionally, while equally ensuring that intentional changes of status are made as...
  • Commented on A Surfeit of Emeralds: Healthcare in the Middle Ages
    I have some large chunks of titanium in me now due to a severe accident, and discussing this situation with a number of medical friends of mine convinces me that a large part of modern surgery is effectively just carpentry...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    So in general I agree with the thrust of your argument, but I have to raise an objection to I personally would prefer CNG vehicles to EVs. The problem is that CNG has a rather drastic failure state. A friend...
  • Commented on New guest blogger: E. C. Ambrose
    Hello there, and if you like taiko I hope you're taking the opportunity to go see Kodo on their way through the US....
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Arrgh. The insolation at a 60 degree latitude (the UK) averages under 50% of that at a 30 degree latitude (Mexico & Dubai). Solar is a great tech. It can't compete well with other renewables in the UK outside of...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Another comment on Bangladesh - they have severe issues all along the country with soil salinity, exacerbated by a trend since the 90s to convert farmland to what was much more lucrative shrimp farming by letting the sea into their...
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