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  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    their religious instruction is all about learning those parts and the reasons with the other bits don't apply/are allegorical/really say something else. Paraphrasing Tuco (("The Ugly"): "If your gonna murder someone, murder someone. Don't spend years reading a book...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    How the heck are they going to enforce a "no pregnant women leave Texas for abortion" ordinance? Same ways as They deal with a wayward teenager: Have some wannabe "Meal Team 6" goons kidnap them and put them in...
  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    Teens, especially those playing sports, can generate an absolutely immense pile of dirty laundry. And if not washed will start growing interesting fungi and things. It probably depends on climate, personal sensibilities and such, but: What I do is...
  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    ... he granted GNT a monopoly on telegraphs through Russia to Asia (Which interestingly is why Denmarks "FE" is in bed with NSA these days). Another interesting thing is that the Chinese emperor did not agree with having the...
  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    “We took commercial SAR, which was in our testing and evaluation pipeline, and we brought it directly to operations,” I worked with radar about 15 years back and the company had a SAR, it was basically 2 half-height 19"...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    My guess is that the reports of prompt "Acute Radiation Sickness" around Chernobyl are rather far-fetched -- it would take several Sieverts of exposure in a few hours for that to occur The fast decays of the nasty stuff like...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    I'd suggest that being able to rapidly detect and appropriately punish cheaters is a central characteristic that needs to be built in at the fundamental level. Which, IMO, is indeed one of the reasons why there is barely any...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    There is absolutely no clear evolutionary trend towards less virulent strains; it's merely that more virulent strains rapidly kill off their host population so disappear. However, the evolutionary pressure in western society is for Covid-19 is to move away...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    I've probably still got the manual that tells how to make them - what chemical solution to soak the newspaper in - around here somewhere? Some kind of oxidiser should work, maybe Potassium Permanganate?...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Large banks are routinely being fined for money laundering. They seem to regard it as a cost of doing business. Drug money is certainly not excluded from the general economy. Nobody wealthy actually cares about money. Instead they do...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    "different divisions of the company should compete against each other, and none of them should be a "profit sink", My current TBTF-place of employment is organised exactly like that. This "competion" is totally a great thing, if one does...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Don't allow morons and cray-cray people to have guns? Establish a fund that pays compensation to all victims, funded by an annual tax on each gun owned (people with illegal guns can conveniently be taken down for tax fraud, which...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    How about plasma cleaning? In physics experiments we sometimes put things that needs to be really clean, like laser mirrors, into a vacuum chamber, pump it down. Then one puts a little bit Argon, Neon, or maybe Hydrogen, into the...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    And the problem with the no-fly list is there's no notice and no appeal. I see no immediate problem with Americans having a good taste of their own medicine. These systems are the way they are because they were...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    I think it is a lot more likely that someone truly dangerous, one with precisely the right sort of spooky security state contacts, and solid Wingnut Christian Credentials, a.k.a. Mike Pompeo, who will be running on a "Purity and Security"...
  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    Oh, and minimum wage in Ontario is $14.00/hour, so if you got a full time job flipping burgers you would earn just under $30k, which also helps put that Apple Canada wage into perspective. If whoever wrote "iDrive" had only...
  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    Lets see, for my birthday so far I got Fukushima and a Global Pandemic. I think 2021 will be something like Joe Biden starting a hot war with Iran or even Russia because the USA will become too frustrated over...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    But the bullshit in this country is so deep & pervading, that I am still afraid we are going to emerge on 1st January, All of the bullshit has just convinced the world /EU that the UK has lost...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    What do the tory headbangers actually bloody want? Betrayal, More than anything else they expect, crave and demand to be Betrayed! They are like truffle pigs, sniffing, snorting and rooting in the mud for every morsel of "The Good...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    I honestly belive that giving the UK any kind of deal, at this point, will be a massive strategic mistake by the EU! The Tory's still have 4+ years of "government" in the tank, and based on recent form, they...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    For what it's worth, pre-fabricated 10 GHz RADAR waveguide comes in "imperial" and "metric" options for the fixing screws. They are kinda 5 mm screws and look quite similar. It is possible to get an "imperial" screw about 2/3 into...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    But Johnson is nevertheless in a strong position from which to sell out. I think that is from someone thinking that the swivel-eyed ones are just vain, stupid and without any attention span whatever, while conveniently ignoring their considerate cunning...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    At this point in time, it does not even matter if there is a "deal" or not, unless of course that "deal" is just a Brexit deadline extension dragged up as a deal*. The "logistics" for doing whatever any deal...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    That's hundreds of pounds (/dollars/etc) right there, before you even start on sorting the actual problem out. With my car (Toyota), there is an insurance for this, costing about 50 EUR per year for all of Europe. Just call the...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    The expertise fallacy is common so someone must have dug into it. Daniel Kahneman and Amos Twersky. Their papers are unusually well-written and readable for reasearch papers. Alternatively, one can get a book on behavioural finance (I would like to...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    If you were really cute, you could figure out a way to set a guillotine-type line cutter, About a decade ago, I was attending a football game with the kids and the parents are talking as one does. One of...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    At the moment, it is recognised that BoZo is a liar, but is still regarded as "funny" ... but that is diminishing rapidly. Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, "I Hate You, kinda made for Boris Johnson: https://youtu.be/C1AYhumuoxM...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    (a) Scotland, NI, Wales, and maybe the North of England leave the UK (and rejoin the EU), Anyone asked the EU about that? Because, many people here would think that we already have our plates loaded quite full up...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    I think Donald Trump doesn't actually care that much about being president, it is too much hard work and, it takes time aways from things he enjoy more, like TV, golf and scamming. What he does like about being president,...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    In other words, C generates lots of interesting false leads for B to explore and A to report on, but they never quite pan out. Well, that does sound an awful lot like the whole of "Russiagate" affair, which never...
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