GeorgeH

GeorgeH

  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    I tried to suggest this to Charlie some time ago....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    You could always grow a ponytail, like I have. Nobody shows up to a consulting gig with a collared business shirt and a ponytail except aging UNIX experts. I mean "DevOps systems experts"....
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    Heteromeles: I probably don't know as much as you do, since I only got a minor in soils science when doing my PhD It puts you well up on formal in-field training. I never had any in school. I learned...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    Having gone back and looked at the soil classification jargon again, he and the others were studying profiles down into the B horizon depths and looking at whether B horizon material could form useful growing topsoil etc., was sufficiently tied...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    The blockquoting failed in the above, my comment starts at the "You can ask 100" line....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    CatinaDiamond wrote: You cannot have a 1-3 meter layer of topsoil. It's measured in inches - 3-6" being the usual ranges. As such, and since you've not presented any credible papers: While I honour your dead friend, you're full of...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    Catina - I admit I don't do topsoil ecology for a living. However, I have had friends that did (the one that did fluid and dissolved minerals propagation through soils particularly, though that lab also studied the propagation of biomass...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    Regarding topsoil - the doom and gloom faction ignores that there are places we've seen - 10k years ago - the topsoil scraped away down to bare rock that now have meters of topsoil. Organisms came in but most of...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    OGH wrote: I'm declaring this fatuosity to be evidence of a win for Catinadiamond by default. Hint: agriculture isn't just about dumping nitrogen on fields. Look at the amount of diesel oil and gasoline burned to produce one litre/gallon/unit of...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    CatinaDiamond wrote in part a few days ago: None, and I mean none of these are based upon solar tech. It's all oil - which takes about a billion years to get ready. The moment you put your food purely...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Nojay, at this time I am not willing to hypothesize along those lines in public. It could have real world impacts....
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    In WW2 they were time, electricity, and to a lesser extent (but significant) capital materials limited. Time prohibited making centrifuges work; that just took a lot more thinking and engineering. The South African vortex method would have been great (and...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    J Thomas wrote in part: People talk like it's cheaper to centrifuge it. I *really* *like* the idea of using it for coolant. It comes out of the reactor and you have some sort of heat-exchanger to heat water or...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Dirk Bruere wrote: The interesting question is "how little". I know that 1kg is quoted as a lower limit but I recall seeing a summary of some Polish paper a few decades back suggesting it might be closer to 100g....
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Pigeon wrote in part: To Charlie, Nojay, J Thomas, re breeders: You cannot, practically, build a U-Pu breeder using thermal neutrons. If you could arrange everything in your favour it might just about be possible using fuel in solution in...
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Phill wrote: Alternatively, Case Nightmare Black-an outbreak of Goths "Bela Lugosi's Undead."...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    April_D wrote in part: They were a happy little band of sociopaths-in-training, and when pressed on anything related to the humanities (which, by the way, were UCSC's specialty when it was founded) they would inevitably present a deer-in-the-headlights look before...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    I think the rise and fall of Anne Rice's career and perceived coolness account for the 80s-90s Vampires, and the film Lost Boys of 1987. They were otherwise uncoolish for a while....
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    As someone who is in the technical nuclear nonproliferation community, I don't know anyone who's here in it who doubt that Israel has nuclear weapons. Nobody *knows* for absolute sure, but everyone's going to put the odds at well over...
  • Commented on A product review, and some musing
    ...annd today we found out that an Advanced Persistent Threat crawled inside Kapersky Labs and the phone systems at the hotels that the P5-Iran nuclear talks are being held at. Yay, APT....
  • Commented on What's The Best Medium For A Storyteller In 2015 And Beyond?
    Not unconnected to the establishment, but running out of the usual step. To our viewing advantage, I think....
  • Commented on What's The Best Medium For A Storyteller In 2015 And Beyond?
    Hugh: One of the things that's slowing the entire midbudget range of films down is that the bottom dropped out of that particular market for the studios in 2008 - 2009. There's a huge hole where the mid-range budget movie...
  • Commented on What's The Best Medium For A Storyteller In 2015 And Beyond?
    Random comments - First 100k word fiction work was written on a Mac SE in WriteNow. I had written 10k works on typerwriters before that and ZOMG you kids have no idea... Regarding films - I think we're seeing really...
  • Commented on A product review, and some musing
    Regarding airliners - all you need to do is physically isolate the buses. NO shared hardware or network. If you want to feed data from the controls to the entertainment (some people might) then you put in a one-way LED/optical...
  • Commented on A product review, and some musing
    Ten years ago this stuff was either hypothetical or NSA-only. Seven years ago it was real but hard to find and targeted. Three years ago medium sized nation states were using it routinely. And probably the Russian Mob. It's really...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    On a similar vein, past short distances the right way to move electricity from offshore power sources onshore is to electrolyze water to H2 gas, use the Sabatier reaction with atmospheric CO2 to get methane, run the methane through pipes...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    Greg wrote: I'c not heard of the Metcalf attack - had anybody else outside the USA? Wierd - no bombs, no penetration of the sub-station perimeter, reliance on the 7.62 (= ".3 caliber" ? ) rounds to penetrate the oil-filled...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    Ah, found the HTS DC cable manufacturer : http://www.amsc.com/documents/hts-cable-systems-for-ac-networks/...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    I'm not assuming cheap high-temp superconductors... you do realize we have some ginormous DC interconnects between the US west and east grids right now, in production transferring power?... I don't have their construction cost reports in front of me (I...
  • Commented on Cloud cuckoo politics
    There is a difference between Australia's government not encouraging domestic solar, and them blocking a big DC oceanic interconnect and people buying desert and solarizing it. One of these things is just normal domestic politics. The other one, and large...
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