Bellinghman

Bellinghman

  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    Followed by the usual chorus of 'But why does he get tested?' Because he's the head of the government you dimmocks! Same as Charlie boy being the backup Head of State....
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    Aaand it was in the air again today. At least I heard it, and a friend reported it from his end of town. Seems to have been the same aircraft....
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    CERN is one thing, but the border at Basel runs through the built up area. That'd be interesting to see. (And people bathe in the Rhine, which has France, Germany and Switzerland on its banks there.)...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    We're no longer under the Heathrow flight path (and I don't miss the BA 747s heading to Paris that used to shake our house), we're now under either the Luton or Stansted flight paths, depending. All I can see right...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    The UK/France border is easier to close than that between France and Switzerland, for example, but crossing it can still be as little as getting on a train and off again. You don't have to take a plane or a...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    There was something doing aerobatics on Monday or Tuesday. Sounded right, and the wing shape was Spitfire, but with D-Day markings....
  • Commented on Infomercial Interlude
    One of the printers was mis-set. The font used had very similar characters for 8 and 9 and nobody had seen it. I looked right at it and missed it; so did the line manager. A classic case of seeing...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    We've put down a deposit. If we lose it — no, when we lose it — well, we're able to eat that cost. We know that others won't be so lucky. I suspect the next convention we'll get to will...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    To update: EasterCon is cancelled (and has been for a while). As of last night, WorldCon in Wellington is not going to happen as a normal WorldCon - the chairs have concluded that postponement just isn't logistically possible. What they're...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    I was last in central London about a fortnight ago, and it was already perceptibly less crowded than usual. Not empty though, but there were seats available on the Tube. A week ago in central Leeds seemed about what I'd...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    I note that Viking Cruises has cancelled all cruises, both river and ocean, till 1st May. I don't blame them at all. (I've been a customer of theirs, and they're very health conscious. Before every meal, you pass your hands...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    We'll miss seeing you two. Damn. The gig we went to last night in Cambridge is likely to be the last I buy tickets to for a while. It was relatively empty compared to most performances in J1 — less...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Ah, 125 mph is roughly 200 kph, not 225! 225 kph is roughly 140 mph I've been on ECML trains peaking just over 125 mph, so it wouldn't surprise me that the maximum allowed speed is a smidge higher....
  • Commented on COVID-19
    In contrast, looking at a typical East Coast Main Line train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle, it takes ~3 hours, it stops at 7 intermediate stations, and is 432 km in total. The top speed being 200 kph. So...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    My wife and I caught a slightly slower Hikari Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo, probably about the same period as you. Because we had to wait for the right train, we watched as the Nozomis passed through the station. 16...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Yes indeed. Conveniently close to the Duxford Air Museum for those who like Concorde and TSR-2 and SR-71 and other interesting planes, and decently within range of Cambridge for when we want to go see something, but otherwise a small...
  • Commented on A serious question
    I've written text wrapping/layout code1, and now you've given me nightmares. As far as code support for features is concerned, I'm supporting code that includes what we call 'mosaic printing' - i.e. it prints a single 'image' over more than...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    It'd take me a good half hour drive north to get to your station, given I'd have to cover the length of the A1198. We're London commuter territory — I used to be able to get to Victoria before 09:00...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    To be serious, you'd probably want something more in the range of 60%, and also some other ingredients to stop your skin drying out. Like actual professionally made stuff....
  • Commented on COVID-19
    4.2% alcohol? I don't think that's fit for this purpose. A 30 second exposure to 42% alcohol is apparently what you need, so I think you're going to need to switch to Whisky or Gin. Without ice or mixers. (We're...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Really? How would the twin that went perceive the twin that stayed on Earth to have aged more slowly, assuming the latter sent a message via interstellar laser? Let's assume that they both agree to send a birthday greeting every...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Also poppy seeds. As in those little black specks you often find on bread rolls ... Singapore prohibits importation of those1, but I don't think they're going after individual seeds. 1 As I understand it you can import them, but...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Eastercon this year is at the Birmingham Metropole - a frequent con hotel next to the NEC....
  • Commented on COVID-19
    The annoying thing about Wellington is that it's neither Auckland nor Christchurch, which appear to be the airline hubs for the North and South islands. We're doing London to Singapore to Auckland - two legs followed by a leisurely road...
  • Commented on A serious question
    I gather that washing your hands and not touching your face appears to go most of the way. A full face mask will protect against most of the face touching ......
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Yeah. I can understand why people get so frustrated, to the point of calling other people names (well done erturs for keeping your cool) — it doesn't make intuitive sense that x + c = c for all values of...
  • Commented on A serious question
    I would consider beards as soft surfaces for this, akin to fabric (if not so tightly structured). As for the social constructs, I was in a clean room a couple of weeks ago1, and I commented that shaking hands in...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    No. If you think you have determined that, then you are still misunderstanding relativity. If you are in the 'frame of reference' of Earth (i.e. not moving relative to it), then you will see light passing at the speed of...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    You're not getting relativity, I'm afraid. For both of them, it's the other who is 'moving at near light speed'. But in the usual scenario, one slows down and comes back again. It's the change in velocity that matters. The...
  • Commented on A serious question
    The problem with that idea is that the variation in distance to the moon during the year (about 40,000 km) is somewhat larger than the distance it has receded in recent times (about 40 km in the last million years)....
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