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  • Commented on Official Announcement: April Fools Day is Cancelled
    > provision is going provision isn't even!...
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    I've been operating under the assumption that the immediate purpose of the vaccination programme is to reduce the serious infection rate requiring hospitalisation and intensive care sufficiently that healthcare provision is going into repeated cycles of close to overload or...
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    For the ethnic make-up of the Police, I wonder how much of that is down to minorities having such a low opinion of the institution and also being aware of bullying etc. that they just don't want to have anything...
  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    Weta are mostly a digital vFX company. The company I worked for at the time, BlueArc, supplied most/much/all of their NAS storage. (And indeed many of the rest of the digital vFX companies at that time.)...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    Whitroth #181: I'm not sure they can realistically bring back the Iowa class ships anymore. Amongst other things, I think they have the problem that there are insufficient men left who know how to drive them for it to be...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    @Greg #71: > PHK > DO keep up! > We went metric, apart from Pints, & Miles on roads, many years ago. ( And as Charlie says, those are "derived Units" > officially measured in International Standard Units ) ......
  • Commented on Editorial Entanglements
    I'm not sure if you mentioned this, but on a really busy month, I wonder approximately how many stories have to be read through? Is the volume so high that you need multiple people to help winnow them down to...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Just double-checked my Amazon pre-order for the hardback and it still looks like it's good :-). All I can say is, all hail the new management!...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    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...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    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...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    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...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    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...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    > 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...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    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...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    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...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    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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