• Commented on Go away, Muse, you're drunk (again)
    The Youtube channel Not Just Bikes released a video about the truck/SUV-insanity a few months ago. It covers the history, the chicken tax debacle, how the trucks are growing like tumors etc. Fair warning: Jason Slaughter can be quite opinionated,...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    More relevant, I think, is that Finland doesn't have a Russian naval base on its territory. Russias real meddling started around 2010, after Ukraine made it clear that they wouldn't be renewing the lease for Sevastopol when it ran out...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Before you guys go too far with your racing slugs and shock waves, remember that there was little to no flow in the pipes at the time; NS2 had never been opened, and NS1 had been closed at the russian...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    IIRC, part of the problems have been requirements that all passenger trains can withstand a frontal collision with a heavy freight train, with only minor scratch damage (I'm exaggerating, but only somewhat). Only american passenger trains are overbuilt to that...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    And today: What are we going to do about the rich?
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Since we are well above 1K posts, no matter your base, I'll just mention that the Pet Shop Boys also want to comment. From yesterday: Give Stupidity a chance: From today: On Social Media: And tomorrow we will...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    Speaking of which, the IBM POWER series processors are also vulnerable to Spectre/Meltdown, or at least an attack close enough scare IBM into patching the firmware on the POWER 7+/8/9 series, and they're looking at earlier. For an amusing war...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    Since we're well into the overflow portion of the comments thread, could an islander please describe to this continental what the new Brexit deal is about? Which group is going to rage about it?...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    Re: Dimming LEDs. This appears to be a complicated subject. Big Clive did a video covering this about two weeks ago:
  • Commented on The sky's gone dark
    Although OGH is asking for societal changes, I will risk his wrath by dragging up one technical problem that no one's mentioned. If we lose the GPS system, we also lose accurate time. A lot of our modern infrastructure (and...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    Does that mean that the hardback sold out already? That sounds like good news indeed....
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