• Commented on Go away, Muse, you're drunk (again)
    News local to our host: "A 52-year-old woman has today, ​Sunday, 11 June, 2023, been arrested as a suspect in connection with the ongoing investigation into the funding and finances of the Scottish National Party."
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Further on the "pumped hydro sites aren't regular hydro sites" topic: Queensland is now looking to proceed with up to 7 GW worth of pumped hydro (24h storage capacity) across two sites. Makes sense for us in the sense that...
  • Commented on I can't even
    AND SHE'S STEPPING DOWN. Shortest-serving PM in UK history. Replacement leadership contest to be concluded within the week?
  • Commented on I can't even
    Pigeon @1344: You may be pleased to know that "ruddy great steel girders" are increasingly common on rail-over-road bridges in Brisbane. They're typically installed immediately adjacent to the bridge, as protection for it. We have the signs and the jingles...
  • Commented on I can't even
    But realistically, the best defense Australia has got is diplomacy and sheer remoteness -- much like Siberia. Well, apparently nobody wants to invade us for lebensraum, and just about everything else we're more-or-less happy to sell....
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Australia has magamatism all along the eastern seaboard but it's not really a continuous pattern. Places in between have much crappier soil. AIUI there's one particularly strong hotspot that's moved south-south-west. It's currently down at the Victoria/South Australia border and...
  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    Consequences are ensuing:
  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    Aaand Facebook have extended Trump's suspension until after the inauguration. Wonder how long it'll take Twitter? Hey, maybe there's a silver lining here: if right-wing crazies get off Facebook in a huff that reduces FB's network effect power. The alternate...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    Greg: The transformation is not reversing the order of the letters, it's swapping initial L and Z. Back to the topic at hand, what do people think of the chances of a very hung parliament?...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    On the SNP only being able to get 50 seats or so: Perhaps they should follow the example of the Bavarian nationalists, and run candidates in the rest of the country. "Don't you want to get rid of us?" (Example...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Regarding group names - It's a bit more complicated then just filling out a form. AIUI, you only get a group name if you're a registered party as of at least one year before the election. Registering a party in...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    In the study of electoral systems there's a Cube Root Law - that the size of the parliament has to balance out MP-constituent relationships and MP-MP relationships and the correct size is for the number of parliamentarians to be about...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    So, guesses on the overlap between the people who voted Conservative "to prevent the SNP tail from wagging the Labour dog" and for Leave? Meanwhile, as a continuation of the 'memes' subtopic, the latest hotness appears to be "The Union...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    "Little England Prevails." As an ignorant Aussie, do people have predictions on what the effects will be on London's hyperdominance vis-a-vis the rest of the UK?...
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