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  • Commented on London Bridge
    “Oh, we get high MPH storms too, but no one believes it, so it's not reflected in housing codes.” It might appear so in some places but most of the US adheres to the IRC and that has fairly stringent...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Hah! That is alarmingly close to what I was discussing with Bridget yesterday - as in “he’s nuts - but what if it is true? The signal for alien invasion due to the magical powers being weakened as a new...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    The sensible mantra is “build it tight, ventilate it right”. Which means build the envelope as near airtight as practical (tested by blower door) and install appropriate ventilation for the environment. In a few places that might be opening windows...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    So you’re paying a bit more than double what we pay for the lot (heating, cooling, lighting,cooking,hot water, computers, woodworking tools, security scanners, laser perimeter systems etc) for a 50% bigger house, in Canada. I guess that is an indication...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    Re: HMQ; I’m a bit surprised to be a little sad. She was a decent boss back 30-some years ago, which rather scarily means she was the same age I am now. Re: shiny; oh, you people and your obsessive...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    I’d much prefer to see windmills and fields of solar panels than the exhaust plumes of coal fired power stations and the vile brown cloud of pollution that sits malevolently over the UK as you approach from a hundred miles...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    “I mean, I can just see them using a plasma torch on the London Clay while burrowing under the Thames and pumping water out furiously. It'll be fun! ” I’m not seeing a problem here. I mean, heat, clay ->...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    For those of you concerned about the work required to bore transport tunnels, do I have good news for you! https://newatlas.com/energy/earthgrid-tunnel-boring-robot/ A plasma tunnel borer! Science fiction come to life! Tunnels across the USA! Under the Pacific to China!...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    “from the moment I saw images of the Vegas Loop is to get rid of the cars and have bicycles.” Let’s not be foolish here - that much concentration of neon Lycra would cause some form of singularity event. Bad...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    Good grief, that was crap even by gizmodo standards....
  • Commented on The ends of education
    “sharing with my partner/so/bedwarmer/girlfriend.” - well, I’m not surprised you’re struggling to share with 4 people. It’s difficult enough with just the one mistress......
  • Commented on The ends of education
    “Thin sandwich” and “thick sandwich” were common names for two forms of university course in the UK of the 80s. Thin sandwich generally meant the students would do six months at an industry placement and six months at college in...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    Same here - at least I can’t remember ever being taught any English grammar outside of other-language classes pointing out ‘this is just like the English plonkative case’ etc. Weird. How comes we’s all speak so good like I does?...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    Learning multiple languages when young may be easy (for certain values of the concept) but it is terribly easy to lose the facility. In early teens I could make a decent fist of Latin, Russian, Welsh (my first language, kinda)...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    University taught me a whole lot more than just the facts and theories of engineering. Quite aside from the fact that the first course also covered languages, philosophy, sociology, economics, along with the obvious mechanics, stress analysis, thermogoddammits, fluid mechanics,...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    I had a related experience at uni; those of us in the 2nd year of a “thick sandwich “ course (which is to say a sponsored first year at an engineering company - Rolls-Royce Aero in my case - then...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    I’m pretty sure I’m talking about all political conservatives...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    “Have the Tories become so self-centered that they're deliberately blinding themselves to what goes on in the rest of the world? '” Hah! Yes, that is pretty much the definition of current ‘conservative’ politics. Reality? “No thanks, we want the...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    “Russia and the Ukraine. Which were one country for how many hundreds of years?” So would this approach justify Ingerlandshire invading Free ScotlandFuckYouSassenachs in a few years time? I’m inclined to say not. Also “the Ukraine” is considered just a...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    So does a military veterinarian treat Navy SEALS? Heat-crushed bored minds need to know....
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    The job title of someone that drives a train is - duh - ‘train driver’. Always was....
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    “So the Engineering Council and Parliament both disagree with you.” Which just goes to show that they are wrong. I mean, really, parliament doesn’t appear to have managed to be right in rather a long time. The Engineering Council is...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    “Consider machinists (UK - engineers” Nope. Absolutely not. Machinist is a skilled trade, a technical qualification. Engineer is an academic qualification, a degree. It is emphatically not a train driver. Obviously there people doing machining that are engineers but that’s...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    We have a couple of dozen heavy cloth shopping bags that were originally swag-bags from conferences. I suspect the youngest must be 25 years old. Only one has really failed, by the plastic lining hardening, cracking and spalling. And referring...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    This is why I always thank Siri and their brethren. They will remember......
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    "what's wrong with python (from a readability pov) tho?" Well, my view - which is clearly biased by my preferred toolset and working environment - is that the use of indenting as a structural element makes it very difficult to...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    "Antipope OK. Let's see if I can explain again." Simple editing error - I wrote my text in Notes, which includes a page title. I copied and pasted and didn’t remove the title. Write-only language- APL is surely the lead...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Antipope OK. Let's see if I can explain again. I’m really not sure it’s worth the bother since you appear to ignore anything written for you. As mentioned previously, Smalltalk has always been able to work with 'outside' stuff. Saying...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    I do me extremely well, thank you. Just as I do Smalltalk. If you don’t see the value, that’s very much your loss...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Oh, pfui. Scratch is not intended as a systems language. It isn’t its purpose to connect to every library. It does however connect extremely well to actual real things, so you can read external sensors and drive external devices. And...
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