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  • Commented on I can't even
    It does; the CSS rule tells it how to be a bastard, and the javascript tells it where to be a bastard. If you disable javascript, the offending entry never gets added to the class list in the first place....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    The racing slugs are only possible at all after an extended period of no flow, and the motive force is assumed to derive from depressurisation on the Russian side. However, "NS2 had never been opened" does seem to imply that...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    All I can see from that trace is thunder, basically. Low-pass filtering and reverberation; flash mutter ker-bwoarghm urrgh uh uh. I know nothing about interpreting seismic traces; I'd expect them to all look more or less like that at any...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    "The pipe's just over a meter wide, and clathrates have 90% the density of water, so a kilometer-long clathrate slushy would be on the order of three tonnes, if I did that right." I'm going: assume the pipe is square...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    "It will dissociate at a "high rate" if the pressure drops" I'm having difficulty substantiating the general assumption that "high rate" means "high enough to be called an explosion". The stuff is at least metastable at ambient conditions, and people...
  • Commented on I can't even
    "The "it's been a big immigration year" is a "let me not make rash statements in public" consider-all-the-options response." Thank you, that has resolved the apparent self-contradiction which was confusing me....
  • Commented on I can't even
    Redefine "undeserving" so that its relevance does not begin to kick in until somewhere above the level of universal requirements like adequate food, housing, medical care, security etc....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Indeed, you have to be aware of what you're talking about with "speed of sound" around shock fronts, since it is faster in the heated material behind the shock than in the quiescent material ahead of it. Indeed the shock...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    You don't need the fruit juice (unless you're intending to drink it). I was kind of notorious at school for having put such a device in a teacher's desk. Even though I never actually did this. (Indeed the only explosives...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    It's constrained to remain a deflagration for as long as it depends on its own turbulence to homogenise an inhomogeneous arrangement of fuel and air. This is the case for coal mine explosions in which disturbed coal dust is the...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Don't follow. Surely the median age dropping in a year with high immigration is what you'd expect to see, because of older people being more set in their ways and less likely to be the ones who up sticks in...
  • Commented on I can't even
    "Seriously, I had no idea it was possible to crash a G7 economy in less than a week!" Somehow I missed this... The fundamental problem is the situation that makes it possible; not as in "the government are shite", but...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Back then, there were also a lot of anti-war/anti-right-wing protest songs in the charts (and some bands did nothing else), and shows by comedians like Ben Elton and Rik Mayall taking the piss out of the Tories all the time...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    LONG explosions that are not deliberate are the sort of thing you get in coal mines, and the best description of the mixture on any sort of scale is non-homogeneous :) Ignition of course takes place in the zone somewhere...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    I can't find anything quantifying the variation of the autoignition temperature of methane with pressure at ambient temperatures that will actually let me bloody read it (Cloudflare, will you please just fuck off and die already), but it does go...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Scene: Charles III is being coronated. Cathedral full of crowds, TV crews, etc. They are just about to put the shiny hat on him. Suddenly, there is a power cut: central London goes dark; only the TV gear keeps running,...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    "if the pipe gas was mostly air" Which it won't be unless someone has been pumping air down it....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    "I have no idea how the sheep ended up in the school cafeteria, but they usually did." Cooked or raw?...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    There are multiple points in that article which assume the presence of explosive quantities of oxygen in the pipeline or 70m under the sea. Should have read this thread before putting finger to keyboard :)...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    That is superb. Makes me wonder about the possibilities for cultural inheritance in ruminants. Put a small number of calves with a large number of goats and let them grow up climbing trees. When the calves get old enough to...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    "Anoxia is anoxia, so any aerobic critter caught in the initial eruption is dead." No - it won't displace oxygen that is already dissolved in the water, so ability of fish etc to breathe is unaffected. They just get the...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    I reckon goats have the ability to accumulate enough rumenal methane to acquire significant buoyancy. Or they just have wings that disappear when humans are looking at them, or biological gravity field generators or something. When you consider that they...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    It sounds like it's still a good order of magnitude more than what you'd need if you actually got down there and emplaced the charge right on the target. The effectiveness drops off very rapidly with distance, so being in...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    It's only explosive when there's oxygen about for it to explode with. Making that be the case 70m under water even for a couple of milliseconds is a ridiculously difficult way of going about it compared to just making the...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Why would their boat be included in the data? Just use one that won't be, it's not as if there's a shortage of choice....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    These reports of multiple blasts and a huge amount of explosive suggest to me someone anticipating imprecise emplacement and using lots of great big bangs to compensate. So not using a sub or diving gear or other underwater method that...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    These reports of multiple blasts and a huge amount of explosive suggest to me someone anticipating imprecise emplacement and using lots of great big bangs to compensate. So not using a sub or diving gear or other underwater method that...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    "I mean, Boris was kind of amusing on Have I got Nudes For Youse, but he did exactly the same thing in the English Parliament and apparently the voters liked it." We'd have seen exactly the same thing if it...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Tiny drops of water work pretty well too. Bit runny, but easy to make....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    "Pig poop is full of antibiotics. From an article: That's because pigs produce 8 to 10 times as much fecal matter on a daily basis as humans. The article is daft, then. It's full of antibiotics because they feed them...
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