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  • Commented on Bad news day
    Thanks for the cite. I guess some troops did have problems, but I didn't know of any. There was always a lot of bottled water around. Enough that I remember seeing the aftermath of a water pallet that burned. It...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    Fair enough. I had better experiences with the KBR laundry and don't recall losing anything. Granted Camp Victory 03-04 was one of the biggest bases, and Bucca was later on in 06-07. I do remember some shower restrictions in Afghanistan...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    Don't outsource. More expensive? Well, gee, maybe not go into wars that fast. The point of trying to use LOGCAP style contractors is they are much cheaper in peacetime because you don't pay them since you aren't using their services....
  • Commented on Bad news day
    It wasn't really a totally idiotic policy, but its issues certainly showed up in Iraq and Afghanistan. I think it really started out after the Gulf War and as a consequence of the All-Volunteer Force. The reason the US went...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    i'm not sure the russian successor state was in a fit state to do anything that proactive in 1991, i mean i imagine they must have been in a kind of institutional shock also it's a bit disingenuous to just...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Question on nuclear plants. I understand that the objections include use of massive amounts of concrete and the problem of sitting on shorelines for cooling when climate change might alter those shorelines. I live on Long Island, so I am...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Hello, occasional commenter resurfacing On a completely different topic, could I please request some advice? My father passed away about a year ago and I am still trying to clear up the house. We were both packrats and accumulated 10,000-20,000...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    1107- re #1069 - I find myself wondering; does carrying the torpedo-launched variant Tomahawk eat into the bow magazine's torpedo capacity? If so, then the missile module might be desirable simply for magazine and flexibility reasons? 1116 - "does carrying...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    A couple of thoughts about the Australian SSN program. I am really curious about why the French were excluded. The US, UK, and France are the primary western operators of nuclear subs. Australia was going to buy conventional subs from...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    My thanks to everybody who has commented on geothermal power and given me a better idea of the technical issues. I will try to find out some more myself. I realize the issues dealing with high temperature and high-pressure water...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    On a different note, what is going on with geothermal power? This article from Vox suggests that there have been some promising developments. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2020/10/21/21515461/renewable-energy-geothermal-egs-ags-supercritical Traditional geothermal has been limited to areas where there is underground hot water relatively close to...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    #1193 - For the avoidance of doubt and explanations, the main difference between a Garand .30-06 and a Lee-Enfield 0.303 appears to be the mechanical fit of the ammo to the chamber and where they were made (similar size magazine,...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Thank you for the information, but I doubt the US could be persuaded to start producing a French reactor design in less than 10 years. The point of suggesting the naval reactors is that they are currently being produced at...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    A question regarding nuclear. While the US hasn't built a commercial reactor in quite some time, it has built over a hundred naval nuclear reactors since the first Los Angeles class submarines in 1976. Granted, the naval reactors are smaller...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Thinking on the problems with nuclear power, especially complacency and the desire for profit above all, I wonder if the operators could be separated from the power company? The western navies have AFIAK had a pretty good record with nuclear...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    I realize I am very late to the party, but a couple of thoughts on Concorde as a bomber or recon aircraft. It really can't be easily caught by any existing fighters as it departs the area and heads for...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    @468 Why would anybody want to dump worn out solar panels in a landfill? Why not just take them over to a solar panel plant, melt them down, and use them as the input for new panels? It is probably...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    I think one of the biggest sources for this was (and may still be) Scapa Flow, where the German High Seas Fleet was scuttled after WW1. It avoids the war grave issue because everyone survived....
  • Commented on Dead plots
    "I think the answer is probably "Congressional politics". If you're going to have a regular army base in New York state, you gotta have a unit to station there." IIRC it was a political decision, but also a practical one....
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    Good luck and best wishes from across the pond. It is looking like you will need them....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Its because if you include everybody, then half the US population is in the global 1% since US median income is around $40,000 and the global 1% figure was around $37,000. I don't really think there is that much commonality...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Minor quibble, the US Supreme Court does not try impeachment cases. They are tried by the Senate, with the Chief Justice presiding when they are impeaching the president. From Article I, section 3 of the Constitution, The Senate shall have...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    People who say that should actually read the decision. SCOTUS did not declare that corporations are humans and have rights; what they ruled was that corporations are comprised of people, and those people do not lose their rights by collecting...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    I very much doubt there will ever be another Constitutional amendment. But if there were, I propose the following. A corporation is not a person. Only natural born persons are "persons" and only natural born persons have rights. This reminds...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Just to further confuse the issue, some states, like California, have what are called jungle primaries where all candidates run, and the two leading vote getters advance to the general election. Note, this can (and has) lead to situations where...
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    Greatly enjoyed the book and am very much looking forward to seeing where things go next. In particular, how does the Laundry deal with going public? The cover stories were stretched with the mass casualty event at the last Prom...
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