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    Pigeon 312 said: > ... that they don't bother to worry about whether the facts support their argument. Or whether the point was even about > Labour in the first place. It's been known since ancient Greek times that facts...
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    Yes, I know that sort of frustration. Potentially the next big revolution in health care provision is when that community realise that in order to keep doing what they're doing, they need to greatly reduce the cost of delivery of...
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    Oh yes. But it's not just false positives - the people you're giving "free" help to that don't need/deserve it. You also have the problem of false negatives - the people who do need/deserve help but are prevented by your...
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    mdlive 88: > And while some of it can be considered paranoia, when one considers the changes that have been made > in the last 10 years as outsourcing has started, and the health system starved of funding, it does...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/21/australias-iron-ore-exports-hit-by-rule-change-as-china-escalates-war-of-words China has a large steel industry, but it imports its iron ore from Australia and Brazil among others. The RN has: Two fleet carriers (at some point). But probably only one will be usable at any one time. Two...
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    My partner had success with lockdown sourdough. Her first attempt "sagged", but second attempt was good. https://www.yeovalley.co.uk/recipes/recipe/plain-white-sourdough/ And she found this website helpful: https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/sourdough/troubleshooting-free-form-sourdough-loaves/ Apparently the first attempt was too damp, don't put all the water in at once with...
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    Oh yes, those are certainly things. I'm sure there are lots of others factors - that's my point. It's not the straight-forward decision that it's often portrayed to be in the media. Western Europe is big enough to make strategic...
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    Elderly Cynic 1354: > (*) The other being the hammering of our educational system, and the deliberate dumbing down of the population. What changes were made, and how do you perceive they had the effect you talk of? This is...
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    One thing I think it's worth discriminating between is the difference between individual citizens of the country, and "the state/government" of that country. I've had dealings with a couple of Russians, and they have been perfectly fine people. But I...
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    Elderly Cynic @ 1244: > Yes, that's the question, and what I was railing against was that the dogmatic answer was "Nothing, so we aren't even > going to assess the risk of that happening." As a statistician (i.e. applied...
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    JBS : > Two thoughts on that ... > 1. IF Sony was going to manufacture guns (that break the day after the warranty expires like every one of their consumer > electronics products I've ever purchased), what kind of...
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    > Windscale > Here the problem is/are the loonies ( Including the Daily Hate Mail ) who simultaneously describe the EU as: > "The EUSSR" & "Der vierte Reich" - without any justification or evidence to back theor claims -...
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    > Not sure about that. For one thing, we've got huge chunks of the military industrial > complex (those related to nuclear war and fighting the next world war) that generally > stand useless and get retired, but on which...
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    I suspect we're probably both very close in terms of thoughts on Brexit. The EU/Europe *is* currently problematic though. The main problem is that it's not close enough to really get a lot of the potential benefits, but the members...
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    I think it's really difficult to know what you might need for any upcoming unexpected occurrence. Even if you have some idea of what you're trying to meet, getting the right amount of capacity in place in time is still...
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    There was an interesting article in the Economist about the trials and tribble-ations of COVID related PPE: The great PPE scramble Why countries can’t meet the demand for gear against covid-19 https://www.economist.com/international/2020/04/19/why-countries-cant-meet-the-demand-for-gear-against-covid-19 (This one isn't paywalled) The TL;DR is demand...
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    One that was topical again recently due to a significant anniversary that non-UK people may not have heard of: Aberfan The mistake that cost a village its children https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-150d11df-c541-44a9-9332-560a19828c47...
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    Risk of falling asleep, even if only for a moment, at the wheel....
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    That sounds like they were distracted by the annual paperclip audit!...
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    Sadly, school curricula are low hanging shiny baubles for politicians to fiddle around with so as to be seen to be "do[ing] something Muttley!" I can't see how you can realistically change school curricula without starting at the lowest age-group...
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    Oh yes, I can see why people would want to be in his inner circle. I wouldn't personally want to be there, but I can think of the sort of people who would. I meant that I don't see how...
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    Another one bites the dust. Seemingly for looking into whether members of the Trump administration are doing dodgy things again: Steve Linick: Trump fires state department inspector general https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52688658 I can't see how anyone can take those jobs anymore....
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    > It has always seemed to this outside observer that compared the POTUS the > British PM had almost dictator like powers as long as he held his coalition > together. That's kind of true, providing the party in government...
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    Yeah. People don't have a lot of every-day experience of the implications of exponential growth. I did the figures a few days ago, and assuming each person infects three others it only takes about 250 generations (IIRC) for a single...
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    I'd be interested in theoretical use scenarios. I suppose one possibility is still Russian invasion into Europe. Nuclear weapons have become kind of funny. Specifically that your strategic nuclear weapons system has failed its intended purpose the moment you actually...
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    I wonder if the first rule of nuclear weapons club is, if you use them aggressively, everybody else in nuclear weapons club is going to glass carpet you? This I think might be my approach to nuclear weapons proliferation. You...
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    Any book writing I do will be LaTeX and github. My editor can raise a pull-request with his suggested changes!...
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    Oh yes, you're 100% right. But it's a fascinating exercise to try and understand what the original drafters might have had in mind and how the interpretation has drifted over time. It's a story right? One of the interesting things...
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    Actually, I think this idea of what constitutes well-regulated is pretty much what I expected. With all the gun-violence going around it seems pretty obvious that your unregulated militia completely lacks even the most basic discipline, such as, never point...
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    How did they ever get the 18th amendment passed?...
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