Greg Tingey

Greg Tingey

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    SFR @ 275 Self-awareness is a common thread through the Discworld books. Tiffany Aching Heteromeles @ 284 Well spotted ... something the fashionable left-wing wanking whingers NEVER EVER seem to acknowledge is that slavery & the slave trade would not...
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    whitroth @ 1051 Indeed The major banks & The Corpration were & are all in favour of "Remain" - as was the great majority of the population. It's the reactionary "counties" who are in favour of Brexit, mostlly because they...
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    EC Yeah "Oh the horrible "Spanish" bluebells" etc . Same species, though .... IIRC several other lunacies along the same lines...
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    SFR There was me thinking AUS' worst eco-fail was the introduction of the Cane Toad .......
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    Fern propagation is ... temperamental. I introduced common harts-toungue fern Asplenium scolopendrium many years ago - & although it's supposed to like damper conditions than one gets in SE England, it thrives & comes up everywhere. Similarly with "Male Fern"...
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    Paws It seems to be a standad rethuglican meme: "We are not a democracy, we are a republic" - as if that was in some way, virtuous. There's the other meme of "constitutionalism" - which as far as I can...
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    Heteromeles Raptors in varied habitats .... Kestrels moved into London ( along with a lot of other birds ) during the appalling cold winter of 1962/3 As is well-known Peregrines have coloniosed the strificial cliffs of the towers of central...
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    PJE & EC That, of course, is how Buzzards & Eagles do it as well - a sychronised huge downstroke at the same time as a jump. YouTube clips will confirm this .......
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    Heteromeles @ 194 Do Buzzards count as large soaring birds? Because they jump-start, without a run, even from the ground....
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    April D Your ignorant incomprehension based on the deliberate lies you were told about 1776-82 won't wash here [ Like British Tea was CHEAPER than the pre-mafia smuggled tea that the "revolutionaries" were "marketing" & the whole thing was an...
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    JBS WinNT was very good, but, when USB ports & sticks (etc) came in it couldn't/wouldn't hande them AT ALL ... Hence the delayed move to XP....
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    Bioconcrete, perhaps - scaling-up & reliability problems? Could be interesting...
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    EC Portugese Man o'War not-quite jellyfish? The gas-filled bladder, or pneumatophore, remains at the surface, while the remainder is submerged. RP & Pigeon Swan taking off...
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    THERE ARE people still runningn the only really good version of Windows there was, that I was reluctant to leave .... Windows XP But, their systems are isolated from the main net. Network Rail's signalling systms mostly run on XP,...
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    Tonight on BBC2 TV - "Good Omens" Followed by a documentary/bio of Pterry. In later episodes, in outside shots of "Soho" & the bookshop, I might just be visible for milliseconds .... [ It is, of course, a set, actually...
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    Charlie @ 120 Almost happened. Consider the R 100 Cheif designer one Mr Barnes Wallis. R 100 scrapped after violent & ignorant press campaign, after crash of fucked-over & fucked-up R 101....
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    Going back a subject Infighting amongst the Murdochs over AUS fires, or so it seems....
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    Piogeon @ 906 😁 JBS Unfortunately, all too true....
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    Organic (hydrogen-filled) blimps are another matter. Welcome to Welcome to Gaea!...
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    Allen Thomson @ 883 DID YOU REALLY MEAN THAT? taking a Beano ... oh dear, oh dearie me ... Send for Dennis the Menace & Gnasher....
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    J Reynolds OLD JOKE I have, too ben to Bielefeld ... ( And do uou mean 617 squadron bombed an IMAGINARY target with Grad Slams, 14th March 1945 then? ) David L IIRC the "bible" of Chenmistry - "Beilstein" -...
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    Rex No, it's much deeper & much worse than that. I first visited Germany in 1965, with my father - who spoke almost-perfect German. { He was a chemistry MSC, you HAD to learn GErman to to a degree in...
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    paws My father was drafted ( as an MSc in Chenistry ) to be a Scintific Civil Servant at Nobel explosives, Ardeer Factory, Ayshire ... 1941-45 David L Correct ... she's trying to visit all of the old, classic Silk...
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    EC BUT Your point (a) is the one always used by religious fuckwits/liars/blakcmailers/bullies to promote theor particular version of BigSkyFairy & its programme of coercion & blackmail. NOT BUYING IT Your point (b) is now a known problem - it...
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    pigeon the lesson pretty thoroughly learned that getting into that sort of thing isn't worth the candle and the appetite for doing it on any major scale markedly diminished. SOME idiots haven't learnt. Iraq-Iran ... the relgious wankers of Hizbollah...
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    EC I fundamentally disagree - simply because my interpretation of the same available evidence is dofferent. As a rationalist ( I hope) I'm saying that is certainly seems to be incompatible with what we presently know - otheriws known as...
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    Moz with the obvious caveat that the US considers itself above the law and nothing they do can legitimately done back to them "This is the whole of the law" The US SHOULD have learnt this lesson in 1862-5, but...
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    I would REMIND PEOPLE That my wife flew into Terahn in the second week of November & flew back again on the 29th, changing planes, but not airlines ( Turkish) at Constantinople, both ways. It was pretty tense, then, internationally....
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    Martin @ 769 Quote from that piece you linked to: Carroll added: “No one, not even the president, is above the law.” Except, it seems that US presidents cannot be charged with any crime, nor tried in any court, unlike...
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    JReynolds Tu quoque or something like that....
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