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  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    That's really good. Thanks :)...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    That QAnon-as-LARP article suggests ELIZA to me; Q as an expert system, learning from the input of its followers....
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    It's not as simple as that. Quite a few 8/8 pieces are in 3:3:2 rhythm. (Coldplay's 'Clocks' is an example, IIRC.) And I know at least one song in 10/8, which is in a 3:3:2:2 rhythm. (Siouxsie and the Banshees,...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    "Technical Diving for Space Nerds"? I'd buy that....
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Also, thanks and apologies to JBS. But I'm certain that any effect of losing the icecaps will be minor, given the mass involved....
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    That is exactly the precedent I had in mind....
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Thanks. I was hoping you'd chime in. My original question was intended more to understand what the long night might produce in terms of interesting forms. My first guess is that there will be a tendency towards corms, tubers and...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    I'm hoping there are no gun battles on the corner of 53rd & 3rd....
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    In terms of the long-Covid effects: My guess is that the first solution will be that wherever possible, Long-Covid Syndrome sufferers will be asked to work in teams, doing remote operations. Remote operations should be possible to run by team,...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    SFReader at 154, part 6 (Isolation): I'm pretty clear that Extra-Habitat Activity suits are not the same as isolation. The waste disposal mechanisms will need massive upgrades to operate unsupported for long periods (i.e. without breaking isolation to do it),...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Thanks to gasdive, Vulch and Elderly Cynic for thoughts about polar vegetation; I appreciate it....
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    The waste disposal problem looks serious to me, because the colony systems are not built with a significant loss of resources in mind; they're supposed to be closed-loop, or close to it. Anything which puts a big crimp in those...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    The original of that map, larger image: https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/iran_country_profile_2009.jpg...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    A quick search (and I mean quick) suggests that the sea floor of the Strait of Hormuz is over 100m deep in places, but that doesn't go past the Strait. It looks pretty cramped in there, to me, but I'm...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    As a complete diversion, I have a question for the botanically-minded, if anyone would be kind enough. We know that the poles will become much warmer. But this doesn't affect the day length. What does vegetation evolved to deal with...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    :lightbulb: Thanks. It's been a long week....
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Thanks JBS. (That was news to me, so I'm glad I asked, as well.)...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Annoyingly, I can't read the KTLA article as I'm "in the EU" (nope, not any more). I assume this is the same content: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/national/2021/01/07/lawmakers-vow-to-investigate-police-after-capitol-breach/...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Given that there were at least two people among the Capitol attackers with bundles of wrist restraints (there are photos on Twitter), I think this is a little more organised than it might first appear. I suppose that could just...
  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    Acting for the Scottish Government....
  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atholl_Highlanders The comedy possibilities are endless....
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    Oooooh... Does the Duke of Atholl stil have a private army?...
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    Re the Trump's destination on 19th January, I still cannot see what the Russian government would gain by letting him stay. (Pass through, perhaps, but where to?)...
  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    I wanted to say thanks to the commentariat for the thread about drone/RC piloting. I do have a specific use for one: I want to look for (and count) bittern with it. And water rails, and snipe, and other animals...
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    ... aargh... *the others* aren't that bad....
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    Well, they'd have to get a photographer or a commercial artist to make the likeness. So I expect it would be a multi-shot exposure, then "Ohhh... I think we'll go with *that* one... Stop puking, it's not *that* bad!"....
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    Well, we're not past 300 yet, but it doesn't seem to have been mentioned yet. I'm hoping (!) this is the poisoning incident I think it is. Because one pandemic is just about manageable. https://www.dw.com/en/india-unknown-disease-leaves-1-dead-scores-hospitalized/a-55845856...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    JBS at 68: GFA is the Good Friday Agreement, responsible for the current abatement of the Troubles in Northern Ireland....
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    Apropos of nothing in particular, but possibly of interest to some of the UK-based members here, this is a railway map of the UK which allows the user to adjust the date and see what the network looked like. (OGH...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    Not geoblocked to me (southern Britain). Thanks for the link!...
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