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  • Commented on GDPR compliance notice
    We have the USA trying to unilaterally require that businesses all over world implement sanctions on Iran. Isn't the US also trying to ban secondary boycotts (like BDS)? Surely some enterprising US citizen could take their government to task if...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Overall though, I'm less scared by the overt US and Europe "hunt down and kill individuals" stuff that makes headlines like Windrush or the daily mass shooting, and more scared of the incredibly competent and exciting new developments in social...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Pebble-bed reactors have been tried in the past and failed dismally. It's more {insert technology of choice} with nukes. We're still building gen 3 designs from the 1960's because all the dozens of shiny new designs have somehow failed to...
  • Commented on GDPR compliance notice
    I've seen L. Sprague de Camp's books filed variously under C, D, and S. I used to confuse people by filing my music alphabetically using the artist's name, originally excluding one leading "the" but eventually not (it's complicated as...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Ugly! We had a similar thing happen in Oz during the "carbon tax" era, the Snowy Hydro people gambled (correctly) that the tax would be short-lived so they ran their storage right down while demand for "green power" was high...
  • Commented on Test Case
    killfile is also available for opera: https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/extensions/details/blog-comment-killfile/...
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    That is awesome. Thank you....
  • Commented on Test Case
    (quoting EC) political correctness run riot Whenever I read something like that I assume it's written either as satire or irony, occasionally sarcasm ("we promoted an older white man, it's political correctness gone mad I tell you"). It's only used...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    be glad that mud huts and brick work in your part of the world. Here we're stuck with earthquakes I posted some links above to mud huts that have survived both the 7+ quakes that hit Christchurch recently. Don't be...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    good luck, telling spec builders anything is usually ugly. I've had friends go through the process and end up with a completely custom build in a different area to the one they initially planned (a lot of spec builders build...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Singular they... when I was at school we discussed it after I got marked wrong, so I came up with s/he/it and after some discussion it was agreed that "they" was preferable, especially for spoken material. I was quite happy...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    most of the passive thermal designs I've seen were aimed at living in deserts, more than elsewhere. Possibly you just don't notice, since it's a big part of architecture anywhere that temperatures get warm for more than a week. Passive...
  • Commented on Test Case
    What will they do, do you think, with people like me who "have" a facebook account but can't log in to it because it's disabled pending submission of government ID? Or just disabled full stop, for some of them. FWIW,...
  • Commented on Test Case
    ask visa applicants who use one or more anonymous accounts (including email) for legitimate reasons e.g. fear of persecution or worse to self-dox, with a 5 year window. Pretty sure many/most tech people literally could not comply even if they...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Going back to hairshirtfulness, we just got our quarterly electricity/energy bill and once again... household of 5-7 adults using 12kWh/day gross. For 3 months it's 339kW peak, 730kW off peak resistive hot water, and 979kWh from a 3kW PV array....
  • Commented on Test Case
    "The necessity of learning theology to understand the dipsutes over religion etc etc" That sounds very progressive, normally religious officials want very much that the populace not study religion. Study just leads to questions. And questions lead to agnosticism. We...
  • Commented on Test Case
    It's contrary to our training. The one that gets me is seeing cops pointing guns at people, full stop "never point your gun at someone unless you intend to shoot them". Sadly all too often it does actually indicate an...
  • Commented on Test Case
    So effectively your official language is English No, my official language is "Maori, English and NZSL*". This symbolic stuff is important. Just ask any Québécois. What else is an official language but the language government business is conducted in? Deferring/refusing...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Actually it wasn't the temperature that was a problem for the people, it was the assorted chemicals dissolved or suspended in the water. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-04/eat-fewer-hazelwood-barramundi-epa-says/8413748 The latest story is actually kind of amusing, they introduced tropical fish to the warm water,...
  • Commented on Test Case
    It seems plausible that the Indigenous Languages Act will come into law, but saying "we plan to do something about that in the future" doesn't change the situation now. And until it's law we don't know how it's going to...
  • Commented on Test Case
    On that note, how long until "what language to use" becomes a key factor in access to justice? The car explains what it did but in a language that key people involved don't understand. That would be especially important in...
  • Commented on Test Case
    What year/century is your info from? It's from the comment I was responding to, so it's pretty up to date, a few hours old maybe. I had a quick look at wikipedia which also suggested that Canada only recognises two...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Consumption vs usage is something that's very hard to work out for a whole range of things though. A lot of flood irrigation, for example, moves water out of a river, onto the land, into the water table and back...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Grid solar plants are often put in deserts where water is scarce and supplies are often drawn from aquifers already stressed by over-use... shares an aquifer with Edwards Air Force base That seems like an odd way to look...
  • Commented on Test Case
    That really sucks, Aotearoa made it three because it seemed rude to exclude deaf people from the count, and excluding the English-speakers would have caused problems (excluding Maori was impossible, it's the language used to found the country). Canada officially...
  • Commented on Test Case
    restriction on commercial advertising, they run up against First Amendment lawsuits Surely the US answer to that is liability lawsuits? Sure, put whatever signage you want wherever you can fit it. But you will get sued by every insurance company...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Nojay does have a point about the cleaning requirements, for example. Yes, but as usual, his point is partly true and largely wrong. A few people looked at how cleaning was done and thought "we're not making very good...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    there will be a lot of stuff sitting around afterwards for the survivors. Problem is, much of that stuff isn't very useful without other systems I agree. But I think it's worth looking specifically for the things that will last...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    I especially love "oh we never thought we'd have to open one up ever"... kind of gives the lie to that earlier claim that they're keeping the waste around so they can reprocess it in the future to extract the...
  • Commented on Test Case
    support a bag of sugar off the deck leaving 6 inches of clearance below the bag/structure, using bog roll tubes and gaffer tape Wrap a length of tape round the object and leave enough "tail" on the tape to attach...
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