Greg Tingey

Greg Tingey

  • Commented on SF For Nothing, Stories For Free
    Don't Cameras have done this. I used Olympus reflex's for years .. Now I have a modern "Pen" digital - wonderful camera, superb optics ... but the digital whizz-kiddery means sometimes, I've touched a virtual control without realising it &...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    sleepingroutine @ 505 (Ukrainians will steal anything that isn't nailed to the ground with reinforced concrete piles) I am not one of the moderators, but I think you ought to re-read the blog rules - if that isn't "racism" or...
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    Charlie @ 482 Abilene Paradox occurs because people, having learnt the hard way, know that "rocking the boat" or even "Blowing the whistle" (Currently a problem again) only get shit dumped on your head. There are few people who won't...
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    Meanwhile, back on topic (!) Murdoch paper ( Times ) points up Brexit costs Its paywalled, but basically the pennies ( & Billions ) are beginning to drop ... In my mind, the question is how long before & how...
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    Heteromeles @ 429 The railways in Britain cost a life at about £10 million. Thus, if it costs less than that to make a single improvement, then ( usually ) they will do it. [ E.G. Putting in expensive footbridge,...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Meanwhile ... Any comments Personally, I think the proposals are well towards Upmister cariage sidings, but what do y'all think of this one?...
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    JPR @ 270 do you mean like this wiki article? Both the Oregon Territory and the State of Oregon have had multiple laws and policies discriminating against racial minorities. An 1844 territorial statute outlawed slavery but also forced freed slaves...
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    Except, one of the reasons ( usually omitted from many histories ) that the German advance on Paris was forced to shorten their line, advance more slowly & eventually be defeated at the Marne was ... Belgian railwaymen ( &...
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    Mayhem Erm. China has intrenational standard gauge ( $'8.5" = 1435mm ) tracks, as does Persia/Iran [ There wre ex-Stanier 2-8-0's working there until about 20 years back(!)] But "The stans", generally, have Russian guage, which is 5ft = 1524mm....
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    sleepingroutine @ 215 could freely live in Soviet society Well, THAT is an oxmoron before you go any further .... Ioan @ 217 I know someone wh has just come back from Uzbekistan ... One reason they can do little...
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    sleepingroutine @204 Tell that to the Uzbeks, or the Crimean Tatars or Ingush or .........
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    Heteromeles & Moz Actually it's simple (I think) We always assume that no person is a villain to themselves & belive themselves virtuous. I'm not so sure. SOME people seem to delight in being mean & vicious & spiteful &...
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    EC @ 178 Not even wrong ( I thin - & I think Charlie also thinsk? ) May was anti-Brexit - I think that her deliberately putting Rabid Brexiteers "in charge" is that they will fuck up completely (As is...
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    FUBAR @ 679 Of course I've realised - but she knows, as do you that I am scientifically/technical trained & like accurate information. She deliberately wraps evrything up in multiple-layers - & sometime, of ocurse, the wrapping contains nothing at...
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    And now ... the EU may be looking at stopping the clock Interesting. Elsewhere, a give-away about autarky & Authoritarianism from DT I wonder how many in the USSA will actually pay attention to that?...
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    Erwin Labour's majority in yesterday's Lewisham bye-election slumped ... Because Corbyn is a rabid Brexiteer - the splits inside Labour are as deep as those inside the tories. Or hadn't you noticed?...
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    WHAT "information density"? Sorry, but I don't believe you. Or, alternatively, please demonstrate, by example, what you mean - there's a post just up-line ( # 666 - how appropriate! ) which you could practice on....
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    Personally, I think Britain joing the Euro would be a mistake, but we should have joined Shengen, first off .... If nothing else, it would make leaving the EU even harder than it is presently proving...
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    It will be SO GOOD yessss! Unemployment up to 15% plus, half of London idle & most of the rest of the country running around looking for work & food. Be VERY CAREFUl of what you wish for....
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    Erwin @ 162 A reminder today ( on "Today" ) that we are being squeezed out of the Galileo project, which is about 40% Brit-tech & money ( The others are Germany about another 40% & the rest of the...
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    Well, you should not be. Some of us prefer messages in comprehansible English that actually have an information content. [ What's the use of loud & raving messages that we are all doomed, if you can't figure them out ......
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    JBS @ 105 And when was the last time the U.S. had a "sane" President? 2008-16 actually. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ fjansen @ 109 Sorry, I don't follow what you are saying....
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    AV Spot on Just for once I agree with EC - they are immune to Brexit - but, even so, reality is approaching, & as Charlie says, as the deadlines of 6 months & 90 days cut in, a withdrawl...
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    MEANWHILE I hope Uber have fresh underpants to change into, or maybe not ........
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    EC @ 71 DON'T believ you. I realise you are of the opinion that "the west" is irredeemably corrupt & no better than some tin-pot African/S American/Middle Eastern dictatorships, with merely a veneer of respectability. But, do you know: It...
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    "Today" programme - just now. Retiring head of CBI stating that (to the effect of) "Brexit is an utter disaster" & "It's all ideology, with no content" The Tories are notorious as the "pro-Business" party - yet most business' are...
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    Derek Yes It's the reason I voted remain, in spite of having semi-Corbynite sympaties, regarding corrupt businees lobbying in EU regulations. "Ireland, Scotland, Gibraltar" - all of which involve customs problems & interference with free movement. The Brexiteers always pretended...
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    Derek I had a very-sceptical view of the EU, as some may remeber. Indeed, in some respects I still do - I hate to say it, but Crbyn has half a point. BUT On balance, "in" is better than "out"...
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    Ripenorta @ 31 All very true But, you must remeber the amount of noise ("Sound & fury signifying nothing" maybe? ) the Brexit-Loonies can make. The moment to show them as empty shams must be picked to an exactment -...
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    Moz @ 607 active... cyclist involvement with street modifications so what's built is almost always very usable NOT ROUND HERE We have a so-called "mini-holland project, consulted on heavily with London Cycling Campaign & pushed byu the utterly ville Cllr...
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