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  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    Wow, they called a big drone ship 'A Shortfall of Gravitas'? I strongly suspect someone at Space X has been reading Banks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_spaceport_drone_ship#Names...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    I've been mildly surprised to see the "Top to Top" yacht full of kids on youtube taking casual walks along the shoreline in Norway... carrying a rifle! For a moment I was confused, and then I saw that it's Svalbard...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    Putting on the parking brake is the dead giveaway. You are reading things that aren't there. There was no mention of any brake, only throttle and wheel. You're not reading 'full lock' as being something to do with a brake...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    Bread is a difficult one - supermarkets have used is as a loss leader for years, at least in the UK. If they start selling it at, say, 10% below cost rather that 20%, that looks like a price increase...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    Nitpick FDR jr served on a Destroyer convoying from "Iceland to Minsk", supported the Sicilian invasion and ended up as Captain of a Destroyer Escort that earned 5 battle stars for WW2 against Japan; Minsk is the capital city of...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Anecdata: a friend had Wilson's disease. His first liver transplant failed. Happily his second took, and he's in good health now....
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Are you talking about your post currently at #664? If posts have been resurrected from the spam trap, they'll change the numbering of following ones Certainly Paws's reply seems to be replying to #664...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Chased away by the Many Named One's doxxing a year ago....
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    I have by my arm a packet of banknotes, of various denominations of one particular currency. The smallest is 5,000 The largest is 500,000,000,000 That's 8 orders of magnitude, for the Serbian Dinar, all from 1993....
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Costco in the UK is also a bit weird. It works on Cash & Carry Warehouse lines, so you need to get a membership card, and that has odd requirements: your company may have an affiliation (a friend could get...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Ah yes, Erikson. I've walked along the Pommern in Åland, and it's really quite impressive...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Where did I say "warm beer" was above body temperature? You made that claim, not me. If 'warm' means above the sublimation point of dry ice, all beer is drunk warm. Oh wait, that's not your definition of 'warm' either?...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Or fragmented crackling - we were with friends in Munich when our dining companion managed to cause explosive disassembly of his schweinshaxe's covering. Happily the gentleman on the next table over was most understanding when Peter apologised: he appreciated the...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Hmm, so fermented finely sliced cabbage with unfermented finely sliced cabbage. Perhaps some mashed potatoes with your fried potatoes....
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    I'm happily running on a MacBook Pro with that amount of RAM, so it's reasonable for now. I'm more cramped by the tiny 2TB SSD (Yes, I know. That's a huge amount, but I end up shuffling VMs in and...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    For electrics and plumbing, my wife does it, or did it in those cases where regulations now forbid. Installing the Daikin unit was something we got the suppliers to do - running pipes up the outside wall to near roof...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    It's a shame, really, if ultra-super-Marxist baby-eater Jeremy Corbyn had actually won the election we'd probably have had a second Brexit referendum by now but them's the breaks. The same Jeremy Corbyn who imposed a three line whip on the...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    On Google Maps I measure it as a pretty constant 200 metres, so approximately 10 chains...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    I was confused that you raised the point at all — nobody else had mentioned Ocean Liners at all that I saw, only Cruise Ships....
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Those are Azamara ships - they're pretty small for cruise ships, and at 20 years old quite old for the Cruise market. As for ocean liners - as far as I'm aware that's a class of ship with just one...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Ah, Ever Given is apparently doing 4 knots northwards. Hoorah!...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Yeah, I noted that. It did stay in Malta for a few hours, long enough to resupply I'd be mildly surprised if it went all the way to India to be broken: there's a breaking yard at Aliaga in Turkey...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    We used to keep our wellies at the bottom of the stairs for a reason. There are certain excitements to living in what used to be a water mill. Happily it was only one end of the ground floor that...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Thanks for that. 60 metres turns our street into a beach, with our house on the wet side of it. Another 60 metres, and the coastline would move about a km south....
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Coincidentally one particular journalist/columnist has been made to eat crow today for statements she made (not AFAIK in a paper - I think they were on social media, given that an abject apology has been Tweeted today)....
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    In the UK, there is, or was (it was decades back that I was last even vaguely invested in this) a distance component. My sisters went to school in the nearest town, but we were 4 miles away, so the...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    There are school buses in the UK - here is one of the ones that pass near us. Big, yes. Yellow, no. 72 seats? Who knows There are ones that are yellow. Just not our local ones. I have been...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyc - as in 'encyclopedia'...
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    It does though make me wonder what the algorithm they're using actually does. I suspect it's strongly biased towards sites that have appointment slots (perhaps understandably!) and not for sites that are close to hand....
  • Commented on Central Banking on Mars!
    That's more like it. It really didn't make sense to send you all that way down the A14...
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