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  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Continental level is far too broad a brush when discussing antisemitism in Europe; Note my earlier comment about Garnethill synagogue in Glasgow, and compare with Clifford's Tower in York https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Castle#Massacre_of_Jews ....
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    #156 - They go well with a real (if restored) picture of City of Truro - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GWR_3440_City_of_Truro_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1479746.jpg . The other shot I linked above doesn't show just how bright Caledonian Blue is. #158 - I could get on board with...
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    Agreed, and, in fact I've seen much longer versions of "First They Came...", but I honestly don't know which is the original, which are shortened and which are lengthened from the original....
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    With thanks to Martin Niemoller - "First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out Because I was not...
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    #122 - I know a couple of Sabras, and their take on Israel's borders heavily features "defensibility" and "not being able to yomp across the nation in a day in full kit". #132 - Ok, I can't think of any...
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    And then, based on my experience, you get to spend the next 2 weeks trying to ring them back, where you probably would have answered a call that identified as "your exchange" + "9E6" rather than "number withheld"....
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    Caller ID is worse than useless except for personal callers who's number(s) you also know, given the number of legitimate organisations who use a central 0800 number or "number withheld" (UK data), and the ease with which scammers can fake...
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    From Wikipedia, "The ace of spades is used as a symbol for people who are both aromantic and asexual."...
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    Yeah; my point was that attempting to draw a socio-sexual cultural implication from "Ace of Spades" was fraught with possibilities for misunderstandings......
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    IF I understand it, a D10 is a die with 10 faces ... How do you map that to a 5 point scale? It is, so 1 or 2 is "strongly disagree" (or SA, depending on mood), 3 or 4...
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    #949 - This was an actual person; well 2 actually since I asked to speak to the first one's manager and got to speak to a recognisably different person (different sex and accent). #950 - I tend to answer these...
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    Similarly, except that the only one I actually answered was "supplying a scam telephone call blocking service". Things got a touch nasty when I told them how bad a job they were doing!...
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    Well, if childhood bronchitis hadn't killed me by 18 (rather than being cured by steroid powder), haemodialysis wasn't even invented until 1943, so I'd be recently (last 6 months) dead from renal failure....
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    Ace of Spades possible contexts - Highest scoring card in the deck, in games using fixed trumps in the English speaking world: Motorhead album : Title track and hit single from same : VMA-231 USMC....
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    I am aware; I was saying that the message I responded to was likely to generate another 3 or 4....
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    Only if Charlie thinks that he needs multiple copyright suits to "make his life more interesting"....
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    Well, FWIW it reads as she planned to leave it $somewhere in the house that was not readily accessible by anyone, ever....
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    Not so much questions as observations:- 1) I liked the mention of the Baby Deltic. Any chance of adding either a Warship or a Hymek (subject to period) to the MPD? 2) Is "being possessed of a loud and offensive...
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    #817 - Well, my personal research says that both statements about vitamin C are "sometimes true". That is, they are both true for some but not all persons having the abnormal uric acid crystalisations in some joints that are commonly...
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    McSween's Vegetarian Haggis (which is vegan) is totally legal in the US. But try convincing a US Customs officer of that! Life's not long enough!...
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    #784 - I'd be surprised if anything can do programatic Chernoff faces as a native format. The only time I've seen them as an actual data set, they were a telemetry flat file "database" that took 6 people a day...
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    I don't get that, since we're not {teapot teapot} mad!...
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    #767 - And that's a separate problem; well 2 actually, but Grapher can do things like bar charts, not just scatter charts, which addresses one of them by "using appropriate software and chart types". The other one is that you've...
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    How many different colours can you discern? I can certainly do 8, and enumerated the same 4 used in the comment I was replying too. SO I reckon I could plot 8 variables against a common X axis. I'll give...
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    You're not convincing me there's an issue here. Grapher can map several different Y axes against a single X, so say wealth, race, religiosity, region all against number of people. You can get a 2 week trial from https://www.goldensoftware.com/products/grapher/trial ....
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    #749 - Golden Software Grapher. A graphing package that can do multiple axes, and even 3-dimensional plots, and still remain readable. In any event, I was suggesting the spiked plot as better representing political parties on $issue than a pure...
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    Worked example - Read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Central_station#Signalling and the subsequent sub-section on electrification (that's right, not all EMUs operating out of GCS use the same voltage). There are 15 high level platforms, feeding onto 3 dual track main lines, and it is...
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    I think you're thinking that a "political spectrum" is/should/will be like a white light spectrum, with all values representing more or less equally. I see it more like a mass spectrum, with large peaks representing "political parties", and background in...
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    Cold feet is a new one on me. Sugary fizzy drinks are a major trigger, but red wine and hard cheese aren't....
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    #696 - And, of course, "enplane". #712 - Foods that cause you to produce urates, which then aren't processed properly and crystalise in your joints. You'll need to do your own research; my best suggestion would be to start at...
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