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  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    "And I have *no* idea whether to put the cardboard in with paper or plastic...." I don't suppose it matters. When they come to sort it they probably just chuck them all onto the "non-recyclable" heap anyway. I was looking...
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    "Milk bags seems to be a Canadian thing." They used to be an option in Britain back when everyone got their milk delivered daily: as standard you got it in glass bottles which you washed out and had taken away...
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    "If you take a bunch of plastics and melt them (and yes, I'm ignoring the necessary source separation part to get the fluorinated crap out of there), you get something that's essentially tar." Not really; you get something that's essentially...
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    "they use capacitors as heat sinks (I assume, since the build things where the hot components are pressed up against the electrolytic capacitors)." Ha, yeah, it's a pain in the arse that. There is actually a good reason for it...
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    Oh ffs, that's not just a British thing then? Trees and hedges that fruit garlands of dogshit in bags? Chicken's tits. Round here also people use bags like that to wrap weed in. So it looks like a nice wodge...
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    Strange, since they probably all come out of the same factory in Shenzhen. Pretty much guesswork but I can think of at least 3 ways the lower mains voltage in the US might be causing that result. Some of the...
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    Mains LED lights are the same: overdriven LEDs, undersized/underrated driver components, and an attitude that measures to take care of heat dissipation are for the birds. Well, they are. I make my own and I do indeed make a point...
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    What on earth did he think it meant? I took a guess at the meaning and came up with what turned out to be pretty close to your UD quote, but beyond that or implausibly literal possibilities like "someone who...
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    Para 1: Yes. Para 2: No - the accelerated frame also experiences time dilation. If you get a reading on an accelerometer, you get time dilation; it doesn't matter whether you get the reading because the tin can you're standing...
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    Exhaustion of the magma chamber followed by its internal collapse. (Until that point, things were quite emphatically going up.)...
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    Me, I think they should not be allowed to continue using the ceremonial/poetic/whatever alternative name of Pigeonland until they have justified it by doing the necessary DNA magic to reinstate the passenger pigeon....
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    (Granted I cocked up confusing spheres and shells (see #575) but it doesn't affect the point.) Acceleration and time dilation are both consequences of mass distorting spacetime; the difference is only that one is trivial to observe even in ordinary...
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    Sure they would. The point of having a nuke is not to use it. What you do is you wave it around and make other people hide in the corner going "ohnooo he'sgotanuke he'sgotanuke". If you actually set it off...
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    #556: The gravitational field strength of a sphere of mass - whether it's solid or a hollow shell - is greatest at the surface. Inside the shell it falls off until it gets to zero at the centre. With the...
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    That's pretty much the same conundrum as I was confused over when I was little: are Germans called Germans because they have germs? After all, it would explain why we kept fighting wars against them. Apparently the true situation is...
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    #496, #499: I like to transpose the middle two letters of "United"....
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    "Like everyone on the big island in the UK is English, yes?" Calling everyone from Deutschland Prussians would probably be like that, or at least sort of like that. But I don't think people are much bothered about what the...
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    "worked to make support for Israel a partisan wedge in the US." ...following the lead of a certain Brit who was into that one a hundred years earlier, who would now be remembered as more of a cockend than anything...
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    Yeah, they're the Deutschen. "Germania" has only a partial overlap with the areas defined by later borders, less with the later population, and far less still with the later political entities. For most of its post-Roman history the place has...
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    "I always interpreted the armor as a kind of "personal tank"" "Is that thing an armour or a personal tank?" as Haynes said to Kinnison. Of course, the Lensmen had had direct matter to energy conversion since back in the...
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    "utter disregard of energy source" It's a very old problem. IMO the most frequent crime against plausibility in Jules Verne's works is that his standard magic energy source is plain old electrochemical cells. One of his stories he has a...
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    My grandad had that. (When I was of the age where cardboard is a preferred constructional material, I presented him with a 3D cardboard model I'd made of the ophthalmoscope photograph of the condition in Wolff's "Diseases of the Eye"...)...
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    Yeah, that's what I meant - it's too blunt and over the top, so you have no choice but to look past it to see the movie instead of seeing it and the rest of the movie as integral. Kind...
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    ""Robocop" was supposed to be a warning of corporations becoming law in themselves, instead it was seen as a straight-up action movie. And "Starship Troopers" was supposed to be a parody of fascism, and it's not like Verhoeven was subtle...
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    For further information, see the tale of John Thomas Allcock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e6O1JO_Z-w...
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    "The US had nothing to do with [Sykes-Picot]" This is true. But they did get their first chunk of potentially-oily Middle East through being willing to play ball with the British in the post-war implementation phase. "With the sinking of...
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    "My understanding is that eg. French conscription in the middle of the 20th century was just as inequitable" French conscription at the beginning of the century basically said that you had to provide a body to the army for two...
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    "I don't think the US could stop Britain and France from doing that." Indeed, they couldn't. All Woodrow Wilson's idealistic plans for how America would shape the post-war world according to the principles of self-determination and democracy and stuff just...
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    If you want to bless me you can bless my bottom......
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    Er, yeah, that's just what I'm complaining about....
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