Phill

Phill

  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Really? Because I only ever see this argument coming from remainers, both before and after the vote. Both news sources and people on my facebook. The person I was responding to seemed to be implying that punishment was both inevitable,...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    "Convince them of what? That Brexit is a bad idea? How do you go about convincing them of that? Facts, reality, consequences? They got all that, repeatedly and still voted Leave." Were they? I mainly remember a right load of...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    "All of the remaining countries who like being in the EU have every incentive to punish the UK for leaving to set an example for anyone who is thinking of going." Does no-one else think this sums up a good...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Apart from me being a Unite shop steward...yes, I've seen the attitude you describe, but not commonly and certainly not everyone. The remain camps biggest failure was to constantly dismiss UKIP voters as stupid racist morons, which completely removes any...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Urrgh. I notice how most people on the left/remain side are too busy campaigning to reverse the decision of the referendum to actually give any alternative way of leaving the EU. Which is one reason why May can do what...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    The past two years have been increasingly bizarre. At least you can't say politics is dull now. The argument about supporting Brexit while opposing Independence works both ways. How can you support a nation leaving a union to have more...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    I'm about halfway through Trustee now-excellent recommendation, thankyou! Rather appropriately, I read it at work whilst keeping a couple of big CNC lathes running. The technical detail is enjoyable, as well as spotting references to great figures of model engineering...
  • Commented on Empire Games
    The bit about Miriam hopping into a "Clean, efficient diesel limosine". Clearly they've not been copying any Volkswagen designs then! Also, I really want the silver fighters seen early on in timeline 3 to be suspiciously similar to EE lightnings...:D...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    It's the perfectionism I admire-though you're right that for rough arse prototypes it's a bit OTT. I learnt mainly from volunteering at a preserved railway (Crich tram museum), another source of incredibly skilled old men. Bike stuff looks interesting, though...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    Do you have many model engineering societies? Sadly I think their golden era is drawing to a close, but the skills available are somewhat jaw dropping. One of the first things that gave me a love of machining and metalwork...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    Where are you getting taps from? My tool shop (In the UK) has no bother getting metric fine taps, for between £5-10 depending on size. Proper HSS too. Imperial threads aren't as scary as has been made out. The biggest...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    I think people need to look beyond the various ism's of Trump, Farage, etc, to understand why they win things. I don't think that 50ish% of people are out and out fascists. I do think a lot have been pretty...
  • Commented on Empire Games
    Regards development...please keep the trams :) (I'll get my anorak...)...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLOND
    From: Occupational Health Subject: Volunteer trials wanted Dear Colleagues, Our team of researchers are investigating possible links between Krantzberg syndrome and a thaumatically contaminated diet. Their hypothesis is that by eating and drinking in an occult environment, our staff may...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Something that has occurred to me. People are, quite justifiably, annoyed that there seems to be no real plan for leaving. Most are angry at the Leave campaigners. What about the government and opposition? Most of the prominent Leave campaigners...
  • Commented on Nightmare Stacks competition results ...
    Blimey, I'm dead, er, chuffed...:) I've sent an email, only just got home from a ride up North. Got a runner up prize at the Kwak triples club meet on saturday too :)...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Since we're looking at two leadership elections. Both of whom will produce Prime ministers, one now, one soon. It'd be nice to get voting rights to both... Maybe the time has come to join the Conservatives and Labour?...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    Different time, far, far worse circumstances. You can learn from history, but I think we have plenty of time yet....
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    TBH I more hacked that out for faceache world, where everyone seems convinced that we're about to resurrect Oswald Moseley. But having taken bloody ages, I thought it'd be appropriate here too. Thought it might cheer up and embolden a...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    Just done some super fun number crunching, using the referendum and last election results. To paraphrase Moss, you’d better put seatbelts on your eyes... At the 2015 election, UKIP got 3,881,099 votes nationally, on a turnout of 66.1%. Had the...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I stand corrected on the timing of it's actual start. But not on it's rise in popularity. Before Friday I'd never seen it, now it's everywhere. It would be interesting to see, but I suspect those signing it post 24th...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I would have a lot more sympathy for this petition if it had been put out before the vote! Whilst its proposals have some merit, it's timing suggests it's more about changing the result than getting a clear mandate. Also,...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    James Kemp pretty much summed up how much clearer they could have been. What will we negotiate for? What are the starting points for negotiation? Who will form the delegation? Also, what will they do now they'll have a lot...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    The failure of parliament to have any plan whatsoever for Brexit is a complete dereliction of duty. MPs are elected to represent the will of the people. Whatever an MPs views, in a situation where the expression of that will...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    TBH, I think this is another reason Brexit will, long term, be good all round. The EU can carry on with it's project. We clearly never fitted too well. Am I right in thinking that our government stopping various things...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    It is a great shame this referendum wasn't held 25 years ago. A project like the EU needs a clear mandate from it's people, which was never sought in the UK. Ah well. Kinda find it a bit worrying, the...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    I once knew, through volunteering to fix old trams, a wonderful ex railway engineer/designer, who enjoyed telling this tale every time someone claimed women couldn't do engineering. He had in his staff a female bearing and tribology expert. On one...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    I admit to being a bit dense, but in what way? That they keep dumping crap on Bob? Or they're not dead keen on his sudden powers and abilities? I quite enjoyed TAS, although it involves settings and viewpoints I'm...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Greg, you've voiced the thoughts I struggle to express clearly. People forget that, initially, Labour was pretty anti EU, and it was the more unrestrained wing of the tories who forced things like the Maastricht treaty through. Such well known...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    I get the impression that racism/immigration fear is on the rise across Europe-look at the various neofascists getting huge gains everywhere. Tied into this, but a seperate issue, is the EU referendum. I'd say it's fairly obvious that racists won't...
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