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  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    If you're old enough to run up large debts that then you're old enough to vote (modern equivalent of "if you're old enough to die for your country...")....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    The Shetland tidal power array has been going for 6 years - its partly a research project but is also generating energy for the grid ( 4 x 100Kw turbines, 2 more to be added this/next year )....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Sorry for the rabbit hole on railcards. On the original subject of voter ID for young people, there is a "proof of age" ID card for £15, but my duaghter tells me those who can afford the extra £19 have...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    If I start the application for a 16-25 physical railcard it tells me I will need an existing form of id to show that I qualify, examples are driving licence, passport. Where can you get a rail pass (for someone...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Bus passes are issued by local councils with photo id you provide. Railcards are issued by National Rail with photo id you provide....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Sorry, that should be up to 30 GWh (duh)....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    I think Coire Glas is the latest pumped hydro scheme in Scotland - up to 1.5GW https://www.coireglas.com...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    The floating point sorting issue pre-dated IEEE754 by at least 5 years; the host machine was a French minicomputer and the values came from an external graphics workstation. IIRC, and I probably don't, the flpt format was: word 1: 1st...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Ah yes, the fun of supporting 2n-bit integer/fixed point artithmetic on n-bit machines. Oh how I miss it... not. I was on one project where someone had to sort a large number of floating point values which he did by...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    ...adjacent routes... Watford Gap in England has a Roman road, canal, rail track, and motorway all still in active use (the first has been upgraded a tad)....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    That (£7376) is the old state pension for those who retired before 2016; there is an additional amount payable based on years spent working (and paying NI) or caring for young children (or adults who need full-time care). The current...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    For the train fans... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-63442530 - 100-coach passenger train (over a mile long)....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    A few++ years ago they ran Eurostar trains on the East Coast line for a while, with multiple warnings for passengers in coaches T,U,V that they would have to move forwards through the train if they wanted to alight at...
  • Commented on I can't even
    TAOCP Volume 4b is available Including a quote from OGH :)...
  • Commented on I can't even
    We have a winner !!...
  • Commented on I can't even
    During the summer months there are 2 steam trains a day from Fort William to Mallaig. As this is a tourist service each one stays a couple of hours in Mallaig, so they are scheduled such that the second one...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Its partly incompetent politicians ("if you must do this stupid thing, don't do it this way"), and partly the City happily repeating the behaviour that lead to the 2007/8 crash (because they got away with it that time so why...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Some of this may sound familiar... From the description in this week's Private Eye the derivatives involved are LDIs (Liability Driven Investments) which have been sold to pension funds that run defined benefit schemes - i.e. final/average salary schemes. These...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Apparently EV battery swapping is a thing in China which they're now exporting https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61310513 On inflation, I occasionally 'have a moment' when I realise I'm paying 5 shillings for an apple !...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Well I still dont know where he gets the £500 billion figure from - any figures for the tax cuts that I've seen are a fraction of that. He is also flat out wrong about the impact on student debts....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    This one seems apposite just now https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sword_in_the_stone.png...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    I think the 195 billion includes the cost of limiting the increase in cost of mains electric and gas for consumers (domestic thru 2024, commercial for 6 months). The actual amount here will of course depend on the prices paid...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    I noticed a couple of minor errors in that article, e.g. cost of tax cuts announced so far is around 50 billion, not 500; student debt repayment amounts are not affected by interest rate changes. There may well be others...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    One note on the new management's approach to finance. When a UK government announces their Budget measures for the next year this is accompanied by a separate analysis from the Office of Budget Reponsibility that summarises where the money for...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    From their latest moves it appears that Tory strategists think there is a strong chance of losing the next election, hence the current go-for-brokegrowth announcements. If it works in the short term then that boosts their chances, and if it...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    "(incidentally, Cambourne is in Cornwall)" Camborne is in Cornwall, Cambourne is near Cambridge - one of the many traps waiting for the unthinking satnav user....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    There is a "common travel area" between the UK and the republic of Ireland, which was established years before we joined the EU and continues after Brexit. This could be extended to include an independent Scotland if there were sensible...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    The worms are going to have to work hard - the coffin was reported to be oak and lined with lead (hence the eight bearers). Extra protection from solar radiation ??!! Also, it occurred to me that by hanging on...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    One minor factor in the shock people have reported feeling at the death of the 96-year old queen may be the decimalisation of the currency. Before then we all carried in our pockets/purses tangible proof of the passing of royalty...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    ...and yet another kind where tap water is heated on demand by passing it through a small bore tube close to the burner. These tend to be used where there is no space for a separate hot water tank....
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