Grant

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  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    I'm not sure I followed that. You seemed to be suggesting that if an Israeli government launched a Samson Strike in response to an attempt to the destruction of their country, then the surviving general population would be considered guilty...
  • Commented on WTF
    1602: Scott Manley? Does quite intelligent YouTube stuff on space missions. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2jU5W4ehPE...
  • Commented on WTF
    I love the idea of squirrels being selected for daftness. Unfortunately, I vaguely recall hearing that before burying them, many squirrel nibble out the point from which the acorns germinate - but perhaps that was only hearsay. I know squirrels...
  • Commented on WTF
    1486: Yes. What was your point?...
  • Commented on WTF
    Yeah, thats fair enough. I have worked with/for people who - as far as I could tell - would consider Marx right wing and Genghis Khan a wishy washy liberal snow flake. Generally, apart from on the day the results...
  • Commented on WTF
    RE: 1457 Yeah, I could imagine a born again atheist would be irritating, but I don't recall ever having one turn up on my doorstep trying to convince me their view was right during Sunday lunch (happened twice with Mormons)....
  • Commented on WTF
    1402: "Does this sound suspicious to you? Because it should." Yep, and I think thats why groups like the Mormons, Moonies, evangelicals and Scientologists sound to many people like loons. They are near enough in time that you hear the...
  • Commented on WTF
    Golden plates?...
  • Commented on WTF
    So, if you leave out the specific name of the religion and say, for example: "Members of religious cults, however old the cult, are morons" is that okay? Or must you say something even more vanilla like: "The fundamental basis...
  • Commented on WTF
    Cordite N is a triple based propellant with reduced muzzle flash and less barrel erosion. If memory serves, typically it is something like NQ which had (I think) nitrocellulose, nitroglycerine, nitroguandine, RDX and some odds and ends. The big problem...
  • Commented on WTF
    Its non-trivial making nitrocellulose in a way that generates a stable product. It has a nasty habit of decomposing and the decomposition products catalysing other nitrocellulose nearby to decompose too.The neutralising washing cycles to purify the product enough for safe...
  • Commented on WTF
    Yep. Looks like it to me. They have bought into the Randian/libertarian small government bollocks and perceive the NHS as both big gov and also the creation of evil commie socialist wakefolk. So, about as popular as an anthrax sandwich....
  • Commented on WTF
    Lovely, cos hanging out with a prick like Kushner really says "I'm a nice guy. Trust me."....
  • Commented on WTF
    Someone gave him a World Cup final ticket? All that carbon dumped in the atmosphere for one dumb man....
  • Commented on WTF
    I am shocked! You would think no one in government or advising government would be so stupid. I mean, after doing something like that you might make a totally incoherent speech, crash the economy or act inappropriately at a funeral....
  • Commented on WTF
    Or even potassium perchlorate - if you can get it. Probably best not to try to buy it on Amazon. Not sure about the radioactivity you mention. May be in urban myth territory there....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    I was merely responding to Ilya187's suggestion that I should be disenfranchised just because I might not live another N years where N is >20. It sounded rather like it rose from the casual "everyone born pre 1960 is an...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    So, from 50 onward you have no say in the choice of government while still paying tax? Really? If you want to take my vote away you had better be prepared to make me exempt from VAT, NI and Income...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    "Seriously? Driving a car is hard." I remember it being described in the 70s as one of the most complex physical tasks most the population ever encountered and mastered. But that was before powered steering, sat navs and automatics (in...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    "It's not whether the pedestrians can see where they are going, it's whether cars and cyclists can see them." No sure I understood this really. Bikes and cars both have (head)lights and pedestrians should be on the verge/pavement. So, strictly...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    You do hear a lot about colour information helping the recognition of scene content, but cars can be any colour - as can the coats worn by bike riders. I sort of assume that what keys you to the presence...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Security lights are interesting. People have them on their houses near me. The lights are left on all night and the curtains closed at twilight. Short of using security cameras (and now doorbells), how does illuminating your garden deter theft...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Unfortunately, LED street lights are poorly designed and frequently of a high colour temperature ie bluish. The ones around here are such that you can see the luminaire at 2-3 times the between light spacing which causes dazzle for drivers....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Delighted to hear that my grandfather wasn't the only one daft enough to turn up for both WWI and WWII - lied about his age the second time. He survived the Somme and came back for more... Incredible given he...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Yes, I understand why they are ransoming ship crews, in the same way I understand why the Mafia kill people who offend them - because they can and they have decided the end justifies the means. How many ships do...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    I'm not saying I don't understand why they did what they did ie change from normal fishermen to RPG/AK47 wielding pirates. But when their target stopped being the illegal fishermen would you say its reasonable? If they had stopped at...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    I think I missed something there. You appeared to be saying that, because some people in fishing boats nicked some fish, it was okay for the Somalis to attack non-fishing ship at gunpoint (plus the occasional RPG) and hold the...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Are you surprised by Infosys neglecting to close their russian operation? Once you become sufficiently rich morals and ethics become for the small people. Just looked at Mrs Sunaks Wiki entry. Its also amusing how many rich women seem to...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Release the Dogs Of The AntiGrowth Coalition!...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Thanks for the info. For anyone else interested, the link below lets you see where the centre line goes. Being within the shadow is everything, a 99% eclipse does not cut it. https://eclipse2024.org/eclipse_cities/statemap.html If 2017 in Idaho is anything to...
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