Tim H.

Tim H.

  • Commented on Omicron
    The unfortunate fawn looked like a rag after hitting the front spokes of a bike doing maybe 75 kph, launched into the handlebar and shattered a plexiglass fairing. I got road rash. Locals took me to their house to wash...
  • Commented on Omicron
    I killed my first deer with a GS 550B in the mid-eighties, a fawn bolted from it's hiding place in a futile attempt to escape the noise from nearby train tracks and ran into the front wheel, I like to...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    I suppose you meant supercharged 27 liter V-12. In a more sensible world General Motors would've licensed RR's excellent two stage blower for use on their V-1710, the combination would've been sweet....
  • Commented on Omicron
    Got my booster last Tuesday, in and out in less than an hour. Concerning the many named entity, worth skimming, usually too obscure to read and a bit of a comfort to encounter someone more alienated than myself....
  • Commented on Omicron
    Thirty plus years ago I met Al Kreitler, a maker of bicycle rollers whose toy dog (A full size smaller than a Shih Tzu) habitually rode in Mr Kreitler's bib overalls, tiny head & fore paws peeking out over the...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Sounds about right, I have little in the way of foresight, but a new variety of COVID every year or two until after I've died would not be a surprise....
  • Commented on Omicron
    Added to the human resource issues, we might be looking at a succession of corona viruses as varieties mix and mingle in the unvaccinated. Not nearly as fast as Stephen King's "Captain Trips", but a return to normal looks like...
  • Commented on Omicron
    You have a point, but the holders of wealth will demand access first, theirs may be the voice you heard....
  • Commented on Omicron
    Lockdown is politically painful, the dependency of politicians on donations from businessfolk guarantee it. It will be even less possible in the US, as the dependency on the goodwill of the donor community is greater....
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    I suspect many of the abusive home situations are exacerbated by "Fundagelical" churches highly selective reading of scripture* to justify the patriarchal life they wanted anyway. It might go like this: child has first sexual experience in unapproved manner, psychological...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    The Rude Pundit had a good essay on teaching uncomfortable history: https://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2021/11/what-we-can-learn-from-germany-on.html No surprise the more nostalgia stricken partisans of the lost cause wish to suppress unflattering history, but the longer they fight, the worse it's gonna' be to rip...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    One of the more worrying bits for me are right wing(Nuts) who are unwilling to accommodate others, even to the limited extant their ancestors did. It's just one piece of the "Compound Failure", but possibly, not the least....
  • Commented on PSA: Publishing supply chain shortages
    The B-50 also used P&W R-4360s instead of the reliability challenged Wright R-3350, as did it's passenger/cargo variant, the C-97, which was also saw continuing development, ultimately becoming the Aero Spacelines "Super Guppy"....
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    If it's broken badly enough, their money becomes ornamental. A "New deal" style of compromise would be in their best long term interest, but they may find long term inconceivable....
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    Bitter amusement is a poor substitute for happiness, but there's a hell of a lot of it available. That the self esteem of a handful of the wealthy depends on the relative misery of billions is appalling, and militant "Fundagelicals"...
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    WTF's in the water in places where a "Conservative" party decides their optimum will be the Nation's? These jokers look to be Tories & Republicans first, British & American second (On a good day). In a more ideal world, a...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    Note to admins, safari tells me the site certificate expired 196 days ago....
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    And quite unlike what we call a "Box end wrench". A box spanner (Now I have a non-rude name for them!) is only suitable for very light duty....
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    If you're suggesting developing shelters, water desalinization/purification/recycling and food synthesis for displaced people on this planet now, will give us a head start when similar techniques are needed off-world later, I like your thinking....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Okay, might need to wait until we can build a beanstalk....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    This suggests another space-based energy possibility, would also need to microwave energy to the surface: http://www.phy6.org/earthmag/wtether.htm...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    I suspect that if a point is reached where bigger, better blades aren't available, refurbishment will make sense....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    "(conserative)politics made manifest"?...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    Yes, but, it's more than the south, it's how many of TPTB are okay with human suffering? How adept are they at dehumanization? Can they do this and still command the respect of their peers?...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    What I said fits with ecology as well. Concerning "The perfect being the enemy of good enough", I read as "This is a game of nibbling at the issue, reduce it enough and it's nearly as good as complete elimination."....
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    A suggestion, a useful thing in stories based in the future might be a meme that some forms of economic success* come at too high an ethical price. *Perhaps those whose success comes at such costs might be referred to...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    I see it as more of a thing for the folks who run other people's lives, and those who want to. And 19th century Wall $treet banksters were involved in the plantation economy up to their eyeballs, one of the...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Thanks for that link, I’ve seen her mentioned on Brad DeLong’s page, a good sign that she’s the real deal....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    The attitudes towards labor harbored in the english speaking world will be an impediment to cutting enough carbon emission to relieve Gaia's indigestion. The working class mostly will not have the resources to replace methane fired furnaces, water heaters or...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    I both disagree and agree with Greg, lumping all mideasterners together as "Arabs" would be like calling all Europeans "German", I believe he was calling the elimination of U.N. agencies a bad thing as well he should, it has been...
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