David.in.Italy

David.in.Italy

  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Not all war-goods travel by ship....after the exothermic things land, and troops fly in coach, the next transport plane in, always carries batteries (portable power) https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2003/9/1/2003september-battery-supplies-ran-dangerously-low-in-iraq not this (missing) battery https://www.iraqicivilsociety.org/archives/4946 evidence of aliens in the bronze-age?...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    “Polls”, whilst once upon a time polls and polling companies might have been trying to capture the voting intention of a nation, now they are simply another SC element. “Strategic Communications”, attempting & succeeded to sway the outcome of an...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    I helped build and upgrade the antimatter machines, the antiproton collector systems, ran around 3.5GeV/c. (Fairly low considering that Fermilab was running the Tevatron at that time. My favourite CERN machine was called (at the time of Eifionydd Jones) the...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    I also consider that off-G is quite likely an oppo nudge website, there is quite an active debate on its articles, quite a lot of freedom of speech, it handles hot topics and I’m sure they make stuff up. They...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    back to Indigo...as I was driving recently from France back to Italy, from Nimes, to Genova - or as you might say, in an indigo frame of mind "de Nîmes" a "Gênes", where the material made in Nimes 'denim' was...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    “Major smuggling operations” The last of these that I encountered was whilst I was keeping the king’s phone working in 1980s Saudi Arabia. In order to win contracts ...take the minister of PTT to... urgent conferences in Bangkok, my company...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    That Bolton, an old-fashioned right-wing War Hawk should denounce DT is ...... um, er it’s like, someone offered Bolton $2M....for the book(1) & the takedown of the ‘orange idiot’ (1)At least according to BBC world service overnight, whilst I’m...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    Brit, Lombardy resident reporting back from the French beach, near Beaulieu, near Monte-Carlo. Nice weather, some clouds, 23C/73F. Vaut le voyage! Nice croissants d'isigny, 1€30each. By car - there were zero border controls, not that many locals are wearing masks....
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    (CH₃CH₂)₄Pb - Tetra ethyl lead, 10^9 grams of it, one Canadian province, one year.(1) Although debate continues about available particulate Pb correlation effect on violence in society, this is more-or-less confirmed by the ability of certain governments to RIF the...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    the reverese takeover was one of the wackier proposals for a sane UK government getting an exit out of the B-Exit situation. Declare war on the small independent island of Malta in the mediterranean, then fully surrender before the task...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    This personally happened to me. I bought a $60K HP server from a hardware/software company in British Columbia, as I was required to develop some software defined waveforms, or understanding of such. Bought from SSP to be exact http://www.spectrumsignal.com/ It...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Dom C is famous for dead cats; bringing a (hopefully metaphorical) dead cat to a meeting, the journalists start to ask about government policy(1), excess-deaths in care-homes, world-leading bad-figures etc Whoosh....Suddenly there’s an ex-moggie on the table, and the meejah...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    The MedCram doc (Roger Seheult) is taking the usual Vit-D(0), and a bit of Zinc etc...he’s apparently trying to fill himself with antioxidants He introduced a , new to me, couple of extra daily “food supplements” for preparing body defences...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Word updates...it gets worse couple of days ago I updated my Mac MS apps, early in the morning as the ISP doesn't allow updates during peak netflix time. As everytime I update stuff, I then look for the bugdoors (Chrome:...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    I'm happy to leave it to the US electors to choose for themselves in November, but look at how we got here.... an accurate view based on hard facts .... Re: previous prez, Malia's grandparents met at The Agency Russian...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    in my old metal biscuit-tin, I have a €25 straw(1) , 0.2micron?(still a couple of baddies at that level, but most are removed) and a hand-crank radio+PV+USB charger. Why?, well - spaceweather.com keeps informing me that the next Carrington hasn't...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    That ‘background Bluetooth polling’ could plausibly be from an array of vBLE beacons. An airport could install a dense array of virtual [Bluetooth Low Energy] beacons to collect highly granular traffic data in baggage claim areas, leveraging all of that...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    good news on those SoCal batteries! That mid-day 'excess' of solar PV, a few years ago the energy market had a big capacity hole at mid-day as all the aircon etc was turned on; it's a success of PV that...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Nuclear: niche uses, current new reactor building programmes the world over are taking an ever increasing time to be ready to be certified, switched on. There ‘might’ be some oil-barrel size future nuke-tech that can supplement the baseload, but I...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Re:contagion rate, without anti-malarials, now estimated between R = 0.2/0.7 in lockdown here, regionally variable, with maybe the following article showing close to a limiting case? I’ll randomly throw in a very professional idiot-science ‘nudge’ at the end(*3), as...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Agreed, there was a Daily Mail story a few years ago about a nice old lady on the sea front of Brighton/Hove who met a cute bat, and it killed her. Apparently it was (natch) a rabid French bat, had...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Re:Murder of a UK scientist, by the wider military Intelligence community, our KGB, their KGB I listened to the original Gilligan broadcast on BBC R4 toady program (less toady in those days), and saw the fallout not sure about any...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Excellent data there Bill, my work has been trying to put all new office-space in Dilbert style cubicles, open-plan (which I saw for real at SLAC in the ‘90s), staff unions have been resisting this Italian health institute has just...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    According to the Instituto Spallanzani di Roma, they found that eyes are not simply an entry point for sars-cov-2, but also an exit point. Tested some very positive subjects who had conjunctivitis symptom and discovered that tears are virus laden,...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Soon!??? it’s been fairly evident that this bunch [1], or at least half-of-them have been operating nationally since, oh, end of the Obama presidency say [2] If only the South Korean option was a choice[3], but that requires fair votes,...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    I always take the A1, Barter Books provide a welcome cup of tea and nice biscuits. Alnwick did amplify the "Keep Calm" meme. There's always time to strip their PKDick shelf of all the unread short-stories. Today we are being...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    I get the feeling that Russia might survive this, they started with a very high staffing number of ICU beds etc as a proportion per million (NBC/CBRN or SARS prep?). Plus autocratic gov. run by a president-for-life who does play...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    Spain is mentioning a year of giving basic public income to a million citizens or more[0] Italy already has a widespread form of handouts, due the previous crises, a lot of 'normal' people pay with tokens at the supermarkets. I...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    Baltic dictatorships It’s rather more nuanced (as usual) when it comes to the narrative about who invaded who, or who is “just about to invade” who The Baltics are certainly not dictatorships, young democracies perhaps, but they did all have...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    I have in the past climbed 60m up a tree in order to attach a ~10m pole on top of which was a high gain cellphone antenna. Attaching the cellphone to wire at the bottom of said pole meant...
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