jrootham

jrootham

  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Got me on that one. I was wishing for emoji when I read that....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    I am thinking you rather lack credibility on the political front here....
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    I like oysters. However, de gustibus non est disputandum. Another win for oysters is they sequester carbon in their shells....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    I do have one small local question. Is GT a Common and Garden Red Baiter, or a Spotted or Herbaceous one?...
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    Apologies if this is a hijacking of the blog. If OGH decides this is out of line I will bow my head and quietly slink away. I have been looking at the Labour party antisemitism row from across the pond...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    I did a straight up search and got Non hoc semper erit liminis aut aquae caelestis patiens latus - ‘This side will not always be patient of rain and waiting on the threshold.’ From Kipling apparently....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    The one I followed is known as Focus Fusion. Very much a shoestring operation. For a while they had a website describing their progress, which was mostly what the current engineering challenge was and what they were doing about it....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Given the energy density of hydrocarbon fuels and the lack of energy density of anything else I have to figure we are going to need to build a synthetic fuel industry. Carbon from air CO2 and hydrogen from water. To...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Radical transparency for thee but not for me....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Excuse me. Joe Shuster was from Toronto. Just up the street from me, as it happens. When Superman first appeared, Superman's alter ego Clark Kent worked for the Daily Star newspaper, named by Shuster after the Toronto Daily Star, his...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    ""Traditional" tribal chieftainship? I'm not sure there is such a thing" There certainly is in Canada, in British Columbia in particular because most of it is not subject to treaties. "In Wet’suwet’en country, the law is the ancient feast system,...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    It seems unlikely the pile on top of you would be more than 3 or 4 high. I can believe 20 in the pile up but most would be spread down the street....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Bikes run at lower speeds, so you get more crashes but less damage. A lot of people fall off bikes, very few die in consequence (absent being run over by a motor vehicle)....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Re: [2] Good thing the are resting, otherwise they would be multiplying....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    And you complain about me being literal!...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    My last reply was to 928. I interpreted it to mean that once we got to 0 carbon emissions we were done....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Actually carbon capture is necessary even after we get to zero carbon. We really need to be at 275-350 ppm CO2, we are over 400 now....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    How much potassium does it drag to the bottom?...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    I think I see where you are getting your energy requirements from on the U from seawater thing. You are assuming it is similar to desalination. The energy requirements of pushing water through a membrane (which I assume is where...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Ah, here we get lucky. The isotope mix of plutonium from power reactors cannot be used to make atomic bombs. After 400 years, (cf above) maybe. In any event, extracting plutonium and making bombs are sufficiently large industrial processes that...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Sort of. If you have a fire requiring a fire truck on an airport I assume it's shutting down over that and drones are not an issue for the duration. In fact with that many dispersed, manned and ready to...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Re: "starts to leak" I do not believe that's what happened. My understanding is that a (or a group) of canisters waiting to be sealed up caught fire (wrong kind of kitty litter, I kid you not) and leaked. This...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    "CC will result in far far more deaths than any nuclear accident, or series of accidents could." True, but unless you HAVE TO that kind of calculation is out of political bounds. Query: Where did you get 25TW? I found:...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    "In the US, they're *still* looking for a permanent storage facility" Well, yes, but not because they don't know how to do it. Yucca Mountain is toast, but there is a open and working storage facility in New Mexico....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Considerations for nuclear power are non trivial. The original sin is the connection to nuclear weapons and their testing. That was the equivalent about 500 (there is no good agreement on the number) level 5 and up nuclear accidents. The...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Let me take a fast stab at it. If you have a non cloud server, you get a whole machine (or more) and you have to figure out and manage all the things you need to provide the service you...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Oops. Yes I flipped the references. Is it still comprehensible? Yes, of course it is more complicated than that. However, suppression occurred in Canada too. I believe the speed record for passing legislation in Canada was a bill to make...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    You are correct, I misestimated my audience. I tried again at comment 562. I wouldn't mind a professional wordsmith's comment on that. Part of the point is that in the USA, at least, there are no words in the common...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Ok, since everyone is studiously ignoring the original point, let me reprise. Since I have to do this without labels, it will, perforce, be verbose. At the time of the American Rebellion there were two contending political philosophies in the...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Well, they do that in Newfoundland. Not at scale though. They have garden plots at the side of the road made from the dirt that got scraped up to make the road. Newfoundland: They call it The Rock b'y, and...
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