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  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "On the lamppost EV charging - it is preferable to running cables from the house to the street, but it needs to mot eat further into pavement space" It's a type-2 charging port on the side of the lamppost, or...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Why would you need a 320 mile range to do 150 miles from Glasgow to Mallaig? Having been to Glasgow, Fort William and Mallaig I can confirm that electricity is present in all three locations. Or to put it another...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Since I’m presuming you’re not engaging in argument of the excluded middle[1] I’m not certain what your point is? I did after all specifically point out that Ubitricity’s lampposts are just one method by which on street charging can be...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Robert Llewelyn (played Kryten in Red Dwarf) has a YouTube series called Fully Charged covering renewable energy and EVs. It’s been going about a decade, which is also about how long he’s had his Nissan Leaf. It was actually one...
  • Commented on Omicron
    'Power' is often used interchangeably with 'budget' - so unless it's a cheap (easy) fix, pols are unlikely to try to implement it. The powers of Holyrood, and thus the Scottish Government, are defined in the three Scotland Acts. Whilst...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    As I recall, the creation of a unified single police service in Scotland was also in the 2011 manifesto of the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party? Though strangely, this doesn't seem to get much coverage which I'm sure isn't because...
  • Commented on An update on the revolutionary experiment
    "I'm not sure when Royal Government became British Government there in the U.K" Probably on Tuesday 30 January 1649 with the execution of Charles I?...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    #762 - You're making the usual assumption that all the chargers work, and have space at them when you want it. I have seen a single vehicle parked at a charger bay for several hours at a time Or I...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    The e-Golf was IMHO a warmed-over "compliance car" created when VW had the whole diesel-gate scandal and suddenly needed to have an e-Golf that was more than a "We have an EV, but why not buy one of our nice...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Comparing cars that are made in both dino-powered and EV formats, thus attempting to compare like with like, it would seem that EVs might be in the range of 20-33% heavier? This is comparing the VW Up, the Mini, the...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Clearly next year’s entry should be a performer/performers from Scotland. That way if they do well the uk media can report it as “British performer does well at Eurovision”, whilst if they do badly they can report it as “Scottish...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    That exception is that Scotland is probably too poor, compared to its present subsidised position. I await with interest your proof that Scotland is subsidised, though I won't be holding my breath for it. Just to be clear though, none...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    The Barnett Formula merely defines how public expenditure changes in Wales, Scotland & N.Ireland when it’s changed in England. I struggle to see how one gets from that to the usual unionist trope of “Scotland is too small, too poor...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    20cm clearance is plenty, it's more than enough. No it bloody isn't! That constitutes terrifying close! It would be terrifyingly close even if I was riding a recumbent trike where at least it would be part of the trike that...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Saudi Arabia already has the delivery vehicles for any nuclear weapons it might “borrow” in the future - the Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoyalSaudiStrategicMissileForce...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Since the "Orkney Satanic Panic" occurred well before the Named Person Scheme was even first mooted, I fail to see to see the relevance. How does not having the Named Person Scheme prevent future panics when the absence of the...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Never really been sure what people's problem with the Named Person Scheme was to honest. No extra people would've been set to "spying on people's children", and no extra reports on children would've been created. All that would've happened would've...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    1 x Landing ship, Logistics. (I think the assault ships are the closest remaining comparison.) The closest remaining comparison to the Landing Ship Logistics would be the Bay Class Landing Ships, operated like the preceding LSLs by the Royal Fleet...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    How many parties are in Parliament - 4? 5? (I don't remember if UKIP still has any seats). 9, plus the Speaker of the House (independent by constitutional convention) and Sinn Féin who won't take the oath of allegiance and...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    The UK isn't going with the Apple-Google system, they want a nice centralised database that they can mine "for research purposes" (and no, the data won't be deleted and you won't have the right to ask for it to be...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Nuclear energy actually works, it produces large amounts of electricity on demand to meet existing needs AIUI almost the entire fleet of commercial nuclear reactors worldwide don't do "on demand", in between shutdowns they run at 100%. Partially this is...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    (How big is the investment portfolio you need to provide that income? If you're creaming 1% off it, and it's growing at 2% per annum, then it needs to be around £6M. I'm guessing absolutely not less than £2.5M, quite...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    Google Maps on iOS seems to have different lengths of expiry for offline maps depending upon which part of the world they’re for. My particular part of Scotland is cached up until the end of the year, but if I...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    There are no reliable figures for tax raised in Scotland, nor can there be without legislation first - we know how much profit e.g.Tesco makes (or doesn’t make, as the case may be) in a given year, but we don’t...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Wait until after the US presidential election. THEN: c(1): If Trump is re-elected, do something that affects him personally -- e.g. massive damage to his brand (which associates with his ego, such as multiple simultaneous attacks on Trump properties around...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    Sadly Brexit makes the economic case for Scottish independence worse. At the last referendum we were looking at both Scotland and the rUK being members of the EU after independence. Now the deal would be Scotland in the EU and...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    When did NATO promise not to expand eastwards? Who did they make this promise to? What treaty did they make this promise in? What where the exact words used? Who made the promise? (The NATO Secretary General? A joint communique...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    The escape route (FCVO) for the Queen, if not necessarily the rest of us, would be a vote of no confidence in Parliament. If Boris survives said vote then clearly he has the confidence of the house and should be...
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