Arnold

Arnold

  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Segways are silly. Anyone riding on the damn things runs the serious risk of dying of sheer embarrassment. On the other hand some sort of re-imagined Sinclair Electric Car? At some time in the near future with the main Shell...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Ah, HA! ..But had you heard of the Y.M.C.A. s involvement in this Vast International Conspiracy ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npbbwj2IrLE...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    I dunno whether or not this following linked will actually work, Greg, but I looked up the same sort of problem as it related to my Nexus 10 but decided to erase the last few applications that I'd downloaded and...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    " The disappointment so far tonight has been epic. " Really? And why is that? I suggest to you that the failure to communicate is mostly the failure of the Communicator ... WHO IS YOU! Thus it is that YOU...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    I rather like the idea of a Sniffer Bear .." According to the number of scent receptors, the bear has the best sense of smell of all terrestrial mammals. Black bears have been observed to travel 18 miles in a...
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    It depends on what they are looking for. I too had a scan a little while ago. My scan was as part of a really through sequence of medical procedures that commenced after a really painful skin condition caused me...
  • Commented on In other news ...
    I rather fancy that most political leaders see themselves as Crowe ..in a...Follow ME Lads!!Kind of way. Thus! .. " For England For Home and for the Prize ..though not necessarily in that order!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isx0GBj1fxU...
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    " Don't be fooled - if there's a revolution, if things get drastic and bloody, and everything you hate is overthrown, then the new leaders... they'll be no different than the old leaders." http://www.deceptology.com/2010/06/meet-new-boss-same-as-old-boss.html Or put it another way? "...
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    Once Upon a Time and Long Ago I met Jim Blish at a Science Fiction Convention ..actually it wasn't called that but rather was some thing else .. "Beyond This Horizon A FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND SPACE EXPLORATION: Organised...
  • Commented on Empire Games sneak peek
    Done .... " Arriving Jan 30, 2017 - Feb 6, 2017 Pre-ordered Track package Empire Games Stross, Charles Sold by: Amazon Export Sales LLC $19.58 Release date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 " Just in time for my birthday on the...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Donald! Don't Do That! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXhHFgDRNBQ...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Its been tried Charlie ..note Civil Service Jobs moved up to Newcastle Upon Tyne ... here and now ..https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions/about/recruitment and also ? ... http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/mar/04/internal-recruitment-civil-service-madness The thing is that many of those comfy middle class jobs are going to be eliminated...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    " You probably aren't familiar with the large number of relatively impoverished aristocrats" Times change as does the texture of the Aristocracy ..impoverished Aristocracy? It depends on what you mean by impoverished for they all know each other and will...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    A bit wider than the City of London perhaps? These days London has become a World City and day by day is being turned into a Gated Community for the Super Rich inside the Ring of Steel. http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/the-paranoid-world-of-londons-superrich-dnalaced-security-mist-and-nuclearproof-panic-rooms-a3096491.html Of course...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    A modest Post Scrip to my above remark that .." OH ..If only The Yanks could have been to be just a little more Humble and have had their President keep his mouth shut on the subject!! " To that...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    You are mistaking reality for fantasy - the fantasy that the Aristocracy will just fade away if you ignore them .."An aristocrat simply has no real influence nowadays unless they are sufficiently enough of a plutocrat to have independent means...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    I will cheerfully admit to being Profoundly Ignorant when it comes to the latest Military Toys from the US of A/Uk toy-box as sold to The Oily Arab Kingdoms, but.. aren't all of these shiny Flying Horse Substitutes as Mounts...
  • Commented on Holding pattern (part N ...)
    " In the UK we have Maplin, which is much the same thing except that it sells components at more or less normal prices, instead of up to 10 times normal as Tandy .." We also we have RS components...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    Why? And also? ..Prove it? That is to say, Prove IT by the known Physical Laws of the Universe in which we live? I LONG to Know ..Do Tell? How do the LAWS of the Universe Next Door WORK as...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    I gather that there is an entirely irrational resistance to the entirely sensible proposal that Wolves be re-introduced to Scotland. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33017511 Wolves would help keep the overabundance of the - madly destructive - deer in control as well as providing...
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    There was an interesting item on UK TV a while ago that featured the modern practice of Urban Archaeology - with a tilt towards underground exploration. Can't find the ref to the particular program but a swift search gives this...
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    True Enough. Back when I was young ..1950s through 1960s I used to regularly use a bus that passed the house end of a Terrace which held and ancient corner shop that had seen many uses since it was built...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    As far as I'm aware Smoke alarms are now mandatory in all New Build /House Extension buildings in England..I'm a bit cautious about saying the whole UK because law does vary quite a lot within the UK. When I had...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    Seriously? You belive that? Dont read much Crime Fiction or Fact do you? Here a casual search .. " Carbon Monoxide MURDER BY " https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Carbon+Monoxide+MURDER+BY&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=eF-2VqyOGoPwavDOjcAF Or search limited to .. "Carbon Monoxide MURDER in crime fiction " https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Carbon+Monoxide+MURDER++in+crime+fiction&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=G2C2VqmBNoeya-_YpOgE...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    But..BUT!! BUT !!!!! ..the ALTERNATIVE is CHEESE!! How is it possible that people in Charlies Blog do not Know of The Wey of Cheese? This Too is ZEN!...
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    Hereafter a quick ..inter-leaf? .. post into this general conversation ...He's In The Bar! ..type thread. I've just had an e-mail update on a petition that will interest many here. Of course quite a few of us will already know...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    When I was a Jr Grade Scientific Officer - aka up- market apprenticeship - I worked from an enormous 1930 Block that was built in front of a rather nicer turn of century building that was ..Ta Ra! The...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    On the basis of my studies of Certain Arcane Religions, and also Zoology, I have been able to deduce that 'Greg' is either The Antichrist or an Artificially Intelligent Raccoon.On the Ancient Scientific Principle demonstrated by flipping a coin I...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    " Have you seen Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead? " YES!! One of my favorite films http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100519/ Well done for your Good Taste in movies ..even though you did make me watch a Rap - 'music' clip on u tube...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    Oh, I knew that even then. But, still ..just recently at that time I was a teenage Boy? ... BEST MANAGER EVER!!...
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