Greg Tingey

Greg Tingey

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    David L Of course those cobble stone streets at a 30+ degree slope in the rain or snow were, shall we say, fun? Sounds like Sheffield!...
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    Paul ( 219 ) Do you want the technical details of how a signed transaction ends up being recognised as valid and placed on the blockchain? - Yes Oh & thanks, so far .... I realise that for "normal" commercial...
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    Bellinghman @ 194 & EC @ 189 That is so depressing ... And indicates why I am openly not-very-tolerant ( to say the least ) "her" insertions....
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    Bill Arnold I'm 75 Life is TOO SHORT to drag through "her" obscure posts which may, just occassionally contain something. Like I've said before: YOU CAN TRANSLATE into concise English, if that's possible. Now then, either please do that, or...
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    EC Agree What happened to DtP, incidentally?...
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    gasdive NO I thought the PRC has a bigger military in terms of numbers. I suggest you actually look at a map & pictures of this bridge ... it's "quite large"...
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    paws Just because it's the "A306" does not tell you where the bill goes, because ... it's in London & then it gets complicated. I did provide a link ... SS Oh dear, yes, well .. cats & stupid-human-automated machinery!...
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    JBS "Central Railroad of New Jersey" ?? "West Shore RR"??...
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    And now A knuckle-dragging religious primitive, incapable of rational thought becomes "leader" of the DUP, one: THIS throwback if you really want to know ......
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    Paul SO - I'm wrong. Which doesn't actually surprise me (!) However, I DID look up "blockchain" on wiki & I do understand the idea/motivation behind cryptocurrencies, just not their modus operandii And I DO UNDERSTAND "real" money. Perhaps you...
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    David L The US does things bigger & better ( *cough* ) One of the major road bridges in London, Hammersmith Bridge is completely closed. It's a very pretty late C19th suspension design, but has cracked up because of modern...
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    Many moons ago, when home computers were just beginning ... You could buy a graph plotter that connected to the computer, which would work on a pinned-down sheet of paper. Pens, drive wheels, trailing thin cables, right? I read the...
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    SS There was also the recurring problem of Cats sitting/sleeping on/in peoples' Fax machines - it was "always on" & slightly warmer ... wonderful place to nest. There is a good reason for standard UK domestic circuits being able to...
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    Paws Marylebone: Great Central ( Nee: Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire ) railway King's Cross: Great Northern Rly Liverpool St: Great Eastern Rly Fenchurch St also GER, but with a lot of traffic from the London Tlibury & Southend ( LTSR...
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    OK I did what I should have done to start with & "wiki'd" S Nakimoto ... [ Bonkers, but really dangerously bonkers ] AIUI a "blockchain" is a one-way one-time pad with (effectively) irreversible cod/reading. [ Though I suspect that,...
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    H You ( We? ) are all going to need fairly big induction loops in many circuits to smooth out spikes, then? [ As "surge protectors" ] So that power transitions come on & die off/out slowly? Or even a...
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    Addendum - to self @ 1680 Robinia psuedoacacia "False Acacia" Bellinghman Wasn't aware "Costco" existed here, I thought it was US-only - oops. And I'm probably "not eligible" anyway....
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    Charlie @ 100/101 I can see how severe deflation would be really bad ... incidentally, didn't we have deflation, here, 1932-6, which was not a good time? Agree re.Nakamoto being a goldbug, so the whole thing has "evil intent" And...
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    SS Classic example are the "Peas" Smallest I know of is a small annual Yellow Vetchling Right up to big trees like Laburnum & ... ( Brain gone ) .. bugger .. these .. All peas...
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    Michel2Bec and as deflation is much worse than inflation, NO I remember a year where we had between 20 & 25% inflation in a year ( About 1972? ) ... and then there was the inflation in Germany in the...
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    Paul AIUI, "islamic" banking uses an almost identical fraud to cover their arses...
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    JBS @ 31 Which describes me (retired) exactly ..... Actually None of us should be bored. Today's "Queen's Speech" was, quite frankly - terrifying. Individually, some parts might have made sense - but - taken together, even I can see...
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    Rabidchaos I'd worked out the designed-in-scarcity aspect of Bitcoin, that's easy. I said I don't understand how it works ( The Blockchain, if you will ) "NFT" Euw .... whitroth and if people are deliberately saving stuff up for a...
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    EC "they don't like it up 'em" do they? As an escaped ex-xtian I think I know all the dodges lies, evasions & shifts they will try, & of course, I'm pretty familiar with the Bumper Fun Book, as well...
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    Charlie NFT ?? Uh? Pigeon CORRECT "Strict Liability" for ANYTHING AT ALL is a really bad move ... There will always be something that slips through the cracks & some poor innocent schmuck will get jailed & ruined through no...
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    RvdH 😁...
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    EC @ 1595 Has "String Theory" been seen recently? /snark. Grant Wonderful! "Small Gods" - And make sure that the Pupils are specifically told that this applies to islam AS WELL ... ( It's very clearly a Pterry piss-take on...
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    I t would appear that the Universe, or possibly the Interstellar Medium ... Doesn't know the words - because it's "humming" .... whitroth As in: "All hail Athena Nike, goddess of Wisdom & Victory!" Maybe, perhaps...
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    EC @ 1572 HALF agree with you, but the other half still blames the arsehole "leaders". As for theology ... well we had a REALLY EXTREME US-based "The bible is inerrant" so-called church take over a vacant chapel on our...
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    EC YES BoZo is a distorted mirror-image of Sturgeon ( I.e. considerably worse. ) But they are both wreckers, out for personal power at everyone else's expense. Same as BoZo's "levelling up" can be summarised as: "Piss on London" Talking...
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