John Hughes

John Hughes

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    GErman Ammonium Notrate explosion, down to strupidity & ignorance CF AZF. Hell, the wiki page links to Ammonium nitrate disasters. It appears that people never learn....
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    Or possibly the report author knows what he’s talking about and uninformed internet commenter is an idiot. Tetlow is expressing surprise that "Poles, Romanians, Iranians and Syrians" are not applying for German citizenship in large numbers. So how does that...
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    Ah the joys of macho diplomacy. The EU doesn't get to tell its member states what to do. The EU is its member states. Stop thinking like a Brexiter....
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    "Co-author Daniel Tetlow added: “We’re observing a new social migration phenomenon and a redefining of what it means to be British-European. In 2019, Brits came in just behind Turks in numbers receiving German citizenship – way ahead of Poles, Romanians,...
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    Oh, yes, and then there's HR, who HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE about the organization they work for, don't care to learn, plan to job hop in three or four years, and want degrees and certificates because THEY HAVE NO IDEA...
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    A libertarian is quite close to a minarchist, but more willing to grant a role to government. Crappy unsupported retcon. A "libertarian" is an anarchist. Americans don't know how to read....
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    Can you explain what Left Libertarianism is in a way that makes sense? Left Libertarianism is Libertarianism with nice people....
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    no, we're not using gnome-keyring, we need to run ssh-agent, Why?...
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    Jesus fucking christ I've fucked up the fucking blockquotes again. Shit fuck. Fuck fucking IBM and fucking SGML....
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    "Near-infinite time wasting" is more a matter of self-discipline.Great, now support 10 other people who have all "customised" (i.e. broken) their workstations in different ways. Self discipline is great for solipsists, not so good for those of us who work...
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    These days I use XFCE, which is near-infinitely configurable Which is why I use gnome3, and everybody in my company uses gnome3. "near infinite configurability" means near infinite time wasting....
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    Yeah, she was probably involved in getting Otpor! off the groundWell, that's damning, just the sort of thing an evil blood-soaked neoliberal would do. Clearly a reason to hate her....
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    She's a damn neoliberal hawk. This is serious... or wasn't Tony Blair a neoliberal? I sort of missed the bit where Tony Blair was standing against Donald Trump. And if you think any Tory PM wouldn't have got into bed...
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    But for many of us we just DID NOT LIKE HER. Who the fuck cares? What makes you think you would "like" any politician if you actually knew them, rather than the fake personality they project, or, particularly in the...
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    Part of the problem is that Biden's definitely a moderate, so they'll stay in power for awhile. The terminology is terribly confusing, deliberately I think. "Moderates" are conservatives. They want things to stay the same, maybe get a bit nicer...
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    Yeah, but two directions to a place that doesn't exist is a good one. (Looked it up on google maps and I was right -- Basingstoke doesn't have a town centre, just a huge shopping arcade. When we passed through...
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    Even better than ( the horror! ) Basingstoke - I have an anceint photo of two opposing signposts at a roundabout there, both saying ... "Town Centre" Isn't Basingstoke the place that has no town centre any more, they demolished...
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    I've never gotten the point of "a president you can have a beer with." Especially when said president (Bush, Trump) famously doesn't drink....
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    Ah, the famous "password on a whiteboard" hack....
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    And in Sweden, the daily death toll (as seen ten days ago -there is "register lag") is down to 10-14. So it's down to only 10 times the rate in other hard hit developed countries. Only Belgium, the UK, Spain...
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    IIRC in Germany, you have to apy for ambulances (!) In France you have to pay for ambulances, that's to say medicalised vehicles used for transporting sick people, just like you have to pay for a hospital room. But if...
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    John H oops - my bad - with the attribution(s), at any rate. Thank you for that (partial) apology. But, nonethelss, USA "healthcare" is a non-existent thing, from the p.o.v. of someone from this side of the pond. And there...
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    Greg, get your attributions right for fucks sake. John Hughes Emergency medicine is a service they are required to provide, but no one is required to reimburse them for it to the level that they spend, IIRC. That's a more...
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    Emergency medicine is a service they are required to provide, but no one is required to reimburse them for it to the level that they spend, IIRC. That's a more fundamental problem than universal health care. Yeah, Ronald Reagan introduced...
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    Oh I quite agree, the error France (and the UK) made was not the intensity of the lockdown, it was the timing, if they'd started a couple of weeks sooner the peak would have been way lower....
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    The primary reason why the lockdown didn't do much good for France was that they did not go far enough with it. WTF? Don't buy into ralphie boy's stupid narrative. Look at the facts. Guess, from this graph, when the...
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    And all the stats I'm seeing show that while cases are not hugely low (the Swedes claim increased testing capacity picking up milder cases they wouldn't have detected earlier on) ICU admissions and deaths with the virus are (each) well...
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    And there is the question of indigo.My father, who has spent quite a large part of his life painting rainbows, has always contended that indigo doesn't exist....
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    All new lines are to be driverless (line 14)and 15, and 16, and 17, and 18... Driverless train lines do not go on strikeOne day we'll unionize the AIs! Don't give up hope, brother!...
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    Paris did it [ converted to driverless operation ] with Ligne 1 Yes, I know. Which is why I found your "it's a non starter" claim a bit odd. Ligne 4 is also being converted with a cost estimate of...
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