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Therion667

  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Skylon? Isn't that a hi-tech trebuchet? Kind of?...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    I think originally we should blame Mr Sulu, who I think originally tweeted it, and was on a roll a few days ago......
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Ah! Caligula! A true triumph of post-production, so to speak. Malcolm McDowell is an excellent actor, if somewhat underestimated; O Lucky Man! was superb, as was IF. And of course he was born in Leeds (more or less). But more...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    > places maximum levels on insect in a food (including "snack") item. Just as well that which is permitted isn't compulsory. Yet....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    >mark "he's Mussolini, not Hitler...." More Nero, I would have thought (the historical one, not the popular one). Still might be worse, could be Caligula, post insanity....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    >There is no similar advice regarding portions of insects! There are however rules concerning the amount of insect matter permitted in food, which a sufficiently clever lawyer might argue constitutes a recommendation! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Food_Defect_Action_Levels is quite enlightening in this regard....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    The Ringworld question! If you give x billions an extra 5 minutes each, is it better than giving me billions of 5 minutes of extra life.No doubt Teela Brown could tell us....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Given that some Dinosaurs became birds, what's next?...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    As I understand it, one can in principle build a (thermo)nuclear weapon arbitrarily big. The problem is getting them off the ground. Where are terratonne weapons when you need them?...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    >Because how could it be any worse? I'm sure OGH will think of something......
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    Somewhat peripheral to all this but quite interesting in a post truth context: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b086nzlg...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    Given the NK attitude to treaties, maybe they'll build a proper Orion and put a city on the moon!...
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    >Long story, and I can't be arsed to repeat myself again. Bittorrent is a thing. You know what to do. Yes I am quite familiar with the story. Just wondered if it was an error or a presentiment! At one...
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    Hi Charlie I notice that Audible UK are showing the Fuller Memorandum as "Not Available" whereas in the past they simply didn't mention it. Can one infer it may become available in the UK at some point? Or would you...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    >> As a matter of interest are lunatics still denied the vote? >Yes, if involuntarily detained I believe. Ah, that explains it. Thanks....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    >plus some others (peers and Gibraltar residents). As a matter of interest are lunatics still denied the vote?...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    >Wow, a hundred comments and nobody has said "B-b-but, an armed society is a polite society!" I think it was Pratchett who remarked that an armed society is a nervous society....
  • Commented on The Day After
    >Assuming of course that the Tea Party christians [...]. The one thing I confidently predict is that religion will increase in adherents under President Trump, largely because I think/feel that belief rates are broadly a function of perceived societal insecurity!...
  • Commented on Just plain icky
    Or ask the Astronomer Royal, who has the same issue, where he gets his shoes and suits....
  • Commented on Just plain icky
    If some parasites can reduce intelligence, could other (possibly engineered) parasites increase intelligence? Shades of Victorian tape worm weight reduction!?...
  • Commented on Just plain icky
    Years ago, IIRC, I think I read a story where it turned out that human intelligence was the result/side-effect of a parasitic infection. When said intelligence enabled us to cure all disease, it was game over for human society....
  • Commented on State of the Charlie
    FWIW, during the 90s I worked in Nairobi, Kenya for several years. The sunrise/sunset times don't change there much. I found it very wearing during UK Autumn which was essentially summer there, and clearly haven't lived in other latitudes enough...
  • Commented on A small research question
    Not in the UK. (I believe it's available in audio format in the USA.) Sure. But obtaining a USA credit card is tricky, in lots of ways. Not difficult, but it does raise your profile, for a given value of...
  • Commented on A small research question
    While I don't think this is the place to argue the ins and outs of RCC theology, it's my feeling they never formally contradict themselves. While they are wrong, it is tricky to prove it. In a strict sense, given...
  • Commented on A small research question
    Except, of course, it doesn't. I refer you to the decree "Lamentabili" (3 July, 1907)!...
  • Commented on A small research question
    But do investment bankers generally own cats or just indulge in pussy?...
  • Commented on A small research question
    Speaking of which my cat just bit me again... So no doubt we shall see. Though this behaviour did modify my behaviour to the point of buying a laser pointer, which it "likes" (is a slave to). Now I need...
  • Commented on A small research question
    Hi Tim One of my fave Darwin quotations. And presumably why the RCC, and proponents of ID, IIRC, maintain that the fact of the Universe/Creation establishes God, but special revelation (in the technical theological sense) is necessary to know His...
  • Commented on A small research question
    Why have no human diseases evolved that are fun to have and to spread? Good question. Muse: Possibly STIs might qualify. Are there studies on the well being & internal psychological states of victims in the early stages? Do STI...
  • Commented on Nom de Teleport
    Thanks Dirk, Looks like there enough to be getting on with there......
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