Greg. Tingey

Greg. Tingey

  • Commented on How I learned to stop worrying and love the concept of punitive slating....
    IIRC there were more people from the USA than "Natives" @ Loncon3. But I may be mis-remenbering that ........
  • Commented on How I learned to stop worrying and love the concept of punitive slating....
    Um, err .... IF you are devout/sincere religious believer & especially if you are (most sorts of) christian or muslim: "Women are inferior" - after all it says so, right out in public in your particular "holy book". So, from...
  • Commented on How I learned to stop worrying and love the concept of punitive slating....
    I think you miss the point. I'm not sure you are "sealioning", but, even if you are not, it's irrelevant. Did you follow the link I put up about gamergate from the "Grauniad"? if not, please do so. It is...
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    Err ... train weights & speeds & power. A modern coach masses approx 30 - 35 tonnes so a 10-car train will mass ~350 tonnes. Power cars, even electric ones are heavy, though not as massive as a steam loco....
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    In another part of the forest, Gamergate has surfaced in the mainstream print media & is making waves. Also Vox Day has made himself a laughingstock ... Really? See also the comments on the Trumpie, elsewhere in here. Theodore Beale...
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    Some folks just have a thing about reciprocating steam engines even though the Turbinia put a stake through their heart over a hundred years ago. For marine propulsion & for fixed power-plants, yes. NOT for mobile sources ( i.e. locomotives...
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    Yup: If you have a Nitric Acid plant & an Ammonia Plant, plus some steel-making, you are away, for 1900-2000 vaules of "away". But, if, as seems likely, NH3 can be made by other small-to-large scale means, that's a game-chamger....
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    Many countries don't use oil-filled transformers, for that exact reason. And a lot of those that do, have extra safety measures in place, against that eventuality....
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    That Canadian Ammonia-generation, & therefore energy-storage system looks very very promising. So promising, in fact, that I suspect some shit will try to take them over & close it down. Because, if scaled-up successfully, along with other ideas in the,...
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    There used to be a very efficient method of energy storage, which was also used for distributed power over fairly short distances. Hydraulic Pressure. All around London, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow (etc) there used to be "Accumulator Towers" - some are...
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    I was thinking of Ammonia + Nitrates generally as feedstocks for serious explosive manufaacture. Dead give-away from/on 7th July 2005 here. "The boss" witnessed the so-called "Aldgate" bomb - I asked her: "What colour was the flash?" ( Because of...
  • Commented on A Storm Of Stories
    Bookstores are also getting harder and harder to find, and seem to carry less and less actual books each year. Yes, I've already remarked on one aspect of this ... my local Waterstones' seems utterly pathetic. However, I will be...
  • Commented on A Storm Of Stories
    Will it make any real difference at all? After all we are Pan narrans the storytelling ape, or so Pterry claimed .......
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    And if a fertiliser then also an explosive (almost by definition) Ammonal/Amatol etc....
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    Charlie @ 223 NOT 7/8th surely? More like between ¼ & 1/3 should do it, if accompanied by education & proper birth controls. ( First step & I quote is: “hang all the Priests” ) See also heteromeles @ 284...
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    Very familiar to anyone who has read: "The Long Summer" A "good" climate (think Medieval Warm period) in Europe, usually means shit in what is now the US south-west. How long before the analogy crashed the climate deniers in the...
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    What we need is an example or analogy showing infrastructure/equipment that was originally hideously expensive to make/own but which is now so widely available at next to no obvious end-user cost that it would be foolish to not have it...
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    how much of what we value in our culture will survive past our outbreak, when it finally crashes? Ask the survivors between 1200 & 700 BCE. When the Bronze Age crashed, very badly, & before "classical" civilisation arose. But, during...
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    IMHO Weber has painted himself into a corner ... The emotionally-telepathic Treecats have joined the war. Some are going to go to Haven, where "we" know there are space nazi sleepers in the high-levels of their guvmint. Who will be...
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    I strongly suggest you look up how big the RN was at the time of the Falklands War. Modern ships need smaller crews, too. NOT a problem, especially if the army is smaller .... EC @ 173 too ... I...
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    And, the subsequent couple of replies too: Gamergate is not right-wing. Gamergate is anti-authoritarian. It just so happens that the authoritarians we are dealing with (this time) come from the left. Really? Define "left" for a start. And please produce...
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    Think back to British Rail - in hock to the unions, dirty and unreliable. Think back to Post Office ownership of telecoms - two weeks Deliberately kept that way by internal political corrupt interests & the meanness of the Treasury....
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    No Because we are horrendously underdefended - & we are spending money on the wrong weapons ( I suspect ) The RN should have at least 45 effective ships & I'm not sure the QE-class carriers are a correct answer,...
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    All workable except the "Wealth Tax" Been tried many times & is never effective. It's one of those wonderful ideas that can always be cheated around. A few of the Privatisations might have been good ideas ( The very first,...
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    EXACTLY Hence all the desperate screams from the christian religious in both the USA & here about "persecution" especially by the "Evil Secularists". And when they can't even tell the difference between a secularist - who might, actually be a...
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    From Theodore Beale's own blog-page ... As for what comes next, we're going to be discussing RP plans for 2016 at a Closed Brainstorm session later this week; only Annual Members and Monthly Members who were registered before today will...
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    Disagree. Yes, the slate put forward was apparently harmless, until one saw the "reasons" given for said slate being proposed. But The whole idea of a "slate" - a block vote - is in itself contrary to the spirit &...
  • Commented on Data, books, and bias
    Judith As in: "All the world's a stage & all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts." I presume? Given TB's consistent stance on women...
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    "SJW" - yes, well.Very surprisingly for my age, I have always been aware of the disadvantages women, in particular suffer from, even in today's societies in Europe & the USA, never mind the "third world" or those where religion has...
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    Yes ( & NO ) ... I started using what was then called the "mks" system in 1961 (at school,of course) ... I have no difficulty switching "systems" in my head. The International System of Units" has been taught in...
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