Graham

Graham

  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    I'll bet the general public prefer electronics designed on linux machines to electronics designed on windows machines. Although they may not know it. NB for clarity, i mean the 99.999% of the electronic design thats done at the silocon level....
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    It really woeries me that wales might make the jump, particularily if scotlamd goes. It makes far less sense for wales and we're talking at least a generation to see the benefit. Why? Relavively powerless Senedd vs Scottish parliament is...
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    Either of my Sat nav's have maps. And fairly regularly they will tell me a route is blocked and route me around the blockage well before a map navigation would. This happens much more often than road blocked and sat...
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    Minor correction. The wild cards talk is listed as 80mins finishing at 15:20. Time for huge crowds to swap site and go to my talk at 15:30!...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Activities of the young: fortnight seems to still have legs for group play. V clever balance of free to play, no pay to win (so no need for cash strapped to boringly 'grind'), but plenty of opportunity for pay to...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Fusion is not dissapearing FURTHER into the future as we go along. If anything we are now gradually catching up with when it should be working usefully. Plus - 100 year timescale - for all the engineering difficulty involved that...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Yes, I live right next door to one of those places (we're usually quoted a second largest tidal range in the world, but i've seen at least two places put as #1. We've had proposals to barrage off our estuary...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    >Drastic lowering of power needs could well make room scale wireless totally practical. For information processing devices, of course. For devices using electricity to do work we're already moving towards batteries rather than cables. >plugged in chargers On a related...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Remember the laws of physics may not change over the next 100 years, but power requirements certainly will. Drastic lowering of power needs could well make room scale wireless totally practical....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    You can imagine the barrage might come back to life at some point because the birds mudflats will be flooded anyway and it gets bonus points for protecting cardiff, newport, avonmouth, bristol,Gloucester and a large chunk of South Wales key...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Work facilities guy wanted the building roof checked. Collegue bought drone in but it wouldn't fly. Inside the fence for filton. Quick chat to manufacturer and a software upgrade and fence removed (Filton is defunct). Drone flys. And there is...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Extra Plus side of this, pump the water back out at your beaches and the Pacific might actually be warm enough to swim in.......
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    Typo (I think).uk tor edirion page 320. About half way down. Flourished under the rule of the Puritan Protestant Cromwells. I think that should be Cromwell with no s....
  • 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...
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