Ed Seedhouse

Ed Seedhouse

  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    I'd just like to point out that here on Earth leaves are green because they reflect those wavelengths. if they used green light for photosynthesis they'd be another colour. As it is they use the red frequencies for photosynthesis, and...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Beryllium is also used to form very stiff dome tweeters for very expensive "high end" loudspeaker systems. I have even heard of it being used to form cones for lower frequency drivers....
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    Actually, most car fires don't do that I don't think I said they do. "Often" doesn't mean "most of the time" so far as I know. I fail to see any reason to suppose that electric vehicles would be any...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    "Oil-based fires, indeed nearly all carbon-fuel fires (absent explosives and solid-fuel rocket mixes) can be put out by depriving them of oxygen and cooling the as-yet unburnt parts so they don't light off in turn" Car fires often trap drivers...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    This is for Canadians only, obviously. Wouldn't work for the U.K....
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    My idea (which is mine) is that the people of the First Nations decide whom the incoming Monarch is to be, and that she will reign for only one decade....
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    "But in the mean time we'd make spree killings a whole lot harder." And likely save a whole lot of lives....
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    "But they're not founders of one of today's world-wide religions. Which is what we've been discussing." There were many "founders" of Christianity. Paul was much more a founder than Jesus. Jesus seems to have been a mostly observant Jew who...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    "If this is the case, why are you so focused on Jesus?" Why are you putting words in my mouth? Your post appears to me merely a fantasy about someone. Whoever that someone is, it is certainly not me. I...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    "none of those governors - or any other Roman citizens - are claiming to be the Son of God. Lofty claims require lofty evidence" Factually incorrect. Roman Emperors commonly claimed to be descendants of Gods and often to actually be...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    Egads. 300 b.c.e., not 399!...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    Oh boy, I've been misleading people here. The earliest Greek translation of the Hebrew bible was the Septuagint, likely around 399 b.c.e. This is the version the writers of the N.T. quoted in several places and probably the one Jesus...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    Slip of the keyboard. For "Latin" substitute "Greek" of course. Codex Amiatinus is the earliest surviving Latin copy of the complete Christian bible, dated to circa 700 c.e....
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    The earliest complete copy of the "new" testament is the Codex Sinaiticus, dated to around 400 c.e. The earliest copies of single books from the o.t. date to around 200 c.e. There are fragmentary texts dated earlier still. They are...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    "Was Greek the original language for Exodus, or was Greek itself a translation from Hebrew, Aramaic, or some other ancient language?" The earliest fragmentary texts we have of what Christians call the "old" testament were first written down in ancient...
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    If the local news sources are right, the stolen equipment can be, and has been, remotely disabled. I am not sure if this can be bypassed by someone with computing skills, but the local (by which I mean North American)...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    "Are you SERIOUSLY claiming that there are no immunological differences between races?" Race is not a scientific construct. Scientifically race does not exist. So there cannot be any immunological differences between "races", period. Genetic differences between individuals totally swamps genetic...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    I have in fact used "Remember everyone, stay 145 mhz apart at all times" on several of the local "nets" here on Vancouver Island. Got exactly one laugh....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    With 6 months to go before the election in the USA (presuming that even happens) we do not have any surety that either the current incumbents in any elected position nor any of their opponents will even be alive. Given...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    B.C.'s approach is working as well as it has due certainly to local situations that are unlikely to be fully replicated elsewhere. Most of our cases are in crowded institutions such as nursing homes and meat packing plants that can...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    "I don't think anywhere in Canada has put test-trace-and-isolate in place in any meaningful way." It was done quite well in British Columbia and is still being done, thanks. It was the main strategy and worked fine until we got...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    I have the same comorbidities as OGH but a decade plus more years. Also two years out from open heart surgery with an artificial aortic valve and four bypasses. Here on Vancouver Island we just had our first positive test....
  • Commented on Upcoming Appearances
    "Pacific North-East?" It all depends on your perspective. I live in Victoria, the capital of B.C. and thus the center of the world. We are south of the 49th parallel so all the rest of B.C. is north and east...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    "If this reminds you of anyone in politics, that's up to you; I didn't name any names. :-)" But the TV show that I also watched, definitely did. Now "we" know what channels you watch, commie......
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    But you can't use convection to do it, you can only dump that energy into that cold vacuum in the form of radiation. Convection is a much more efficient way to dump heat than radiation....
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    Would it be a reasonable assumption that as long as I don't install new software I should be OK? No, it most certainly wouldn't be. Unless the O/S prevents it the bug will happen and no current or past O/S...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    Explain, then, why the introduction and gradual rise in the age of consent precedes general schooling and then the rise in school graduation ages by roughly a century. I wasn't meaning to suggest a direct causal relationship. The AOC is...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    I think the restriction on having sex with young teenagers has little to do with the age of sexual maturity. It has to do with a more abstract concept, that being the age of consent. We want (or should want,...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    That's where money comes from. Printing currency has little or nothing to do with the economy anymore. Yes, but I believe coins and bills are created by the Mint (at least they are in Canada) and are part of what...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    From what I've understood of Charlie's explanations in the past, currency in the UK is issued by a bank, not by the government, and so the Bank of England is what issues it. The government regulates it, for sure, but...
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