Graham

Graham

  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Mass transit accessed by bike rather than by foot goes a long way to solving that issue. Makes the 'clumps' about three times the size , even if biking slowly enough to not need a shower. Plus of course the...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    John McDonnell does not WANT to steal your house, he's a London MP: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/29/labour-will-promise-not-to-increase-vat-or-ni-john-mcdonnell-hints What he does however know is that to make his manifesto costings add up he needs some tax that does not discourage productive work. Hence a...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    Most likely tsmc,Intel and Samsung will make that investment with gf a probable. Intel and Samsung semi both have revenue of around 14 billion a quarter (Samsung may well overtake Intel this year). Looking down the semi top ten list...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    >History would tend to suggest that there are as many on the convinced Left as on the convinced Right, and they tend to balance each other out. Historically, whoever gains the Centre, wins power. Have you got an actual counter-example,...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    The Guardian article from a couple of days ago has lots of links, including some to research papers. It's also a summary of a book on the subject which presumably has even more: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/21/bike-helmet-cyclists-safe-urban-warfare-wheels...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    So i'm not going to go into 'before I die', lets give ourselves time to enjoy such a thing and do 'in the next four general elections, before you've been drawing your old age pension for too long'. I also...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Nope. In this case I'm attempting to argue that Scotland does not suffer from a democratic deficit within the UK as originally suggested. Not against independence. My argument for not leaving would simply be that across the people effected to...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    I don't know either. But i'm sort of assuming that if I was a scottish secretary who had to face 50 or so SNP MP's at scottish questions I'd at least try to do my basic job. (I have to...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Yes, the first past the post system means many people are made irrelevant. Yes the scottish parliament is better constructed to try and avoid that and create a consensus driven system. But on the other hand the previous SNP administration...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    It clearly does mean that, it just doesn't mean they are listened to or acted upon....
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Hmm, so as thought experiment extend your argument downwards. If you are only represented as a region when you make the difference between the government you supported being in power or not then there is not a single occasion in...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    >Also, I'm not treating anti-English sentiment as "racism" because I find that it is quite likely to be a reaction to the sort of English person who takes the attitude "I am superior to you because I am English" and/or...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    (so far it's just the Borders line) Don't forget the Bathgate line. Partly reopened in 85 for exactly that reason and fully reopened and electrified around 10 years ago. If you look at Livingston it's been continually growing and...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Exactly. Brexit changes everything for Spain. Spain was against automatic continuity membership for a secessionist region. Spain has no reason to block the application of such a region to re-join, simply because Spain could block it....
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    >– which means that for 62 of the last 67 years, Scottish MPs as an entity have had no practical influence over the composition of the UK government. From a high of 72 MPs in 1983, Scotland’s representation will by...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    'Of course importing electricity would cost' Yes but we'd pay for it with....electricity. The Norway hydro thing is pretty much virtual pumped storage. Instead of Norway using it's own hydro to make electricity all the time we send over spare...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Then you would be at least partly wrong. On the hardware side note that while China puts together much of the world's consumer electronics 99.999per cent of the hardware design complexity is in the chips. China is the world's largest...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Then you would be at least partly wrong. On the hardware side note that while China puts together much of the world's consumer electronics 99.999per cent of the hardware design complexity is in the chips. China is the world's largest...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Just remember to not allow any wires through the cage that could be used to carry signals......actually that is a slight flaw in the plan. Personally I'm fairly relaxed about smart meters of the remotely readable variety. I already have...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    I do understand the agricultural soils bit, but I didn't cover it. I also understand just how hard work it would be for those whose job was to create the soil (Grandparents were pretty much subsistence farmers in north pennines,...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Are they ignoring it? The dividend yield on both Shell and BP are well north of 6%. That's more than double what you'd expect for a 'safe' company. i.e the share prices of both of those companies is about half...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Coming into this comment thread two days late, apologies if I duplicate too much. You originally asked 'Where am I wrong'. I'm not convinced you are wrong about end result (i.e. gigadeath, potential general fall of civilistation). I do think...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    Yes, you might be able to find someone who can design a small risc core by themself. You might even be able to get them to lay it out by themself. (If you define having full use of the products...
  • Commented on The morning after
    I think you're suffering from a bit of post no vote pessimism there. Yes a parliament can't be bound by it's predecessor, but this promise was not made by parliament, it was made by the parties themselves. If they thought...
  • Commented on Apology
    The Death Merchant Princess' The Assassin Princess' The Capitalist Princess' The Capitalist Kings The Capitalist Presidents The Paranoid Generals The Paranoid Kings The Paranoid Presidents...
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