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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,490
Posted By Jack by the hedge
But in that case I gather it's important not to...

But in that case I gather it's important not to count them.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 20th June 2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,114
Posted By Jack by the hedge
It's the huge number of Chinese people killed in...

It's the huge number of Chinese people killed in the resulting operations to try to capture the air crews that takes the shine off it for me.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th June 2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 61,725
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Charismatic leader type, affects to be a great...

Charismatic leader type, affects to be a great patriot but is really just utterly selfish and wicked. Yep. I think you nailed their spot on the bad Harold scale.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th June 2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Their 200-500 per day figure might be true, but...

Their 200-500 per day figure might be true, but looking on the more optimistic side it might equally well be a hurry up call to western governments providing weapons.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th June 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 214,661
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Yes but has anyone dared tell Rees-Mogg he can't...

Yes but has anyone dared tell Rees-Mogg he can't beat a chambermaid with a carpet beater?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th June 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Maybe the difference is who owns the stuff NASA...

Maybe the difference is who owns the stuff NASA paid for. They paid Grumman to build the lunar modules but I assume NASA owned the final product. If not there will probably be quite a stiff penalty...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th June 2022, 04:37 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 16,318
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Maybe Britain should invade Ireland in self...

Maybe Britain should invade Ireland in self defence. Maybe France should invade Tunisia in self defence. Maybe Portugal should invade Brazil. Maybe Spain should invade the Philippines. Maybe the US...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 02:14 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 16,318
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You don't say!

You don't say!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th June 2022, 04:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,621
Posted By Jack by the hedge
My money is on those two part full power...

My money is on those two part full power cartridge cases causing jams due to separation, extracting the stainless steel base and leaving the brass behind.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th June 2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 61,725
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Different sized tons too. 2,240lb vs 2,000...

Different sized tons too.

2,240lb vs 2,000 lb.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th June 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 16,318
Posted By Jack by the hedge
The UK has never armed its police except in...

The UK has never armed its police except in special circumstances. It's been a lot more than 100 years. Why are there still weapons in the UK?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th June 2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 16,318
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Yet you just told us you would permit those...

Yet you just told us you would permit those people to keep their weapons. Seems like your utopia has its problems.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th June 2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 16,318
Posted By Jack by the hedge
And that's your whole plan, is it? Shut down the...

And that's your whole plan, is it? Shut down the arms industries and everyone is safe. Just like that.

Can you foresee any chance of all the millions of existing weapons also being potentially...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th June 2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 986
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Since the whole point is that you shouldn't, the...

Since the whole point is that you shouldn't, the Turks will be pretty frustrated if you do.

Which would, on reflection, be pretty funny.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th June 2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 16,318
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Indeed. They had practicable plans with general...

Indeed. They had practicable plans with general public support and they implemented them.

You could contrast this with the US or South American nations, but you could also contrast it with the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th June 2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Escalating the anti-Maidan protests into civil...

Escalating the anti-Maidan protests into civil war was Russia's cynical creation. They're the real bad guys.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd June 2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Jack by the hedge
They seem to be talking about reference notes,...

They seem to be talking about reference notes, like current standard concert pitch defining the A above middle C as 440 Hz.

The stuff they say about 432 Hz, implying that it was "the standard"...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd June 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Wavelength of 528Hz in air would be about 0.6...

Wavelength of 528Hz in air would be about 0.6 metres, not 0.6mm.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd June 2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,189
Posted By Jack by the hedge
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-local-correspon...

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-local-correspondents/when-cars-kill-pedestrians[/QUOTE]

There's a really good 99% Invisible episode about the same topic, "The Modern Moloch". Their web page...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd June 2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
The habitual burglar complains that the alarm...

The habitual burglar complains that the alarm systems his neighbours are installing will spoil the amenity of the neighbourhood.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd June 2022, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Perhaps a seemingly trivial point but are the...

Perhaps a seemingly trivial point but are the aircraft and vehicles you mentioned built with metric bolts? Ukrainian technicians have probably never encountered the concept of inches let alone...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You didn't address the question. It was...

You didn't address the question.

It was important enough to repeat it three time "in passing" but not important enough to say why you need to tell us these Ukrainians are Ukrainians.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I wondered when we'd get to the CIA write the...

I wondered when we'd get to the CIA write the Wikipedia pages.



Less corrupt than its big neighbour of course, but sadly poor, which is hardly helped by the destruction Russia is wreaking...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Why do you keep banging on about this obvious...

Why do you keep banging on about this obvious fact as if it were somehow news to anyone?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
LOL. As if Russia was some well-meaning...

LOL. As if Russia was some well-meaning neighbour, standing back and tutting at the mess the Ukrainians have made of their own country.

Russia has fomented the violence, armed the insurgencies...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Just like talking about "the Poles" in...

Just like talking about "the Poles" in 1939.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Is that what you think; that Duda and Putin might...

Is that what you think; that Duda and Putin might carve up Ukraine between them, just like Stalin and his friend Hitler did to Poland in 1939? Is that really what you think?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Once again you imply that the Ukrainians are only...

Once again you imply that the Ukrainians are only opposing the invasion of their homeland because the terrifying despot Zelensky is forcing them to. And that he is only doing so because the even...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You don't know what "it" is? Okay, the "it" which...

You don't know what "it" is? Okay, the "it" which is not true is the thing which you claimed seemed to be becoming more and more true in your post to which I was replying. If you need further...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
It was never true. The Russians maybe expected...

It was never true. The Russians maybe expected the Ukrainians to give up but that was a delusion. They're fighting because their homeland has been invaded and they want to fight the invaders. On...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Su-37 would be more fitting as he got thrown out...

Su-37 would be more fitting as he got thrown out of the forces for flying one without proper training and crashed it, which is why he's presumed to have died flying as a mercenary for the Wagner...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
:dl:[/QUOTE] Oh, my. With perceptive...

:dl:[/QUOTE]

Oh, my. With perceptive analysis like that we can certainly trust their conclusions.

By the way are we talking about the same Russia which collaborated with the "odious Nazi...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st May 2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Okay. You don't blame them, you merely consider...

Okay. You don't blame them, you merely consider they made a "rookie mistake".

What do you think they should have done differently, to avoid this rookie mistake?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st May 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
So you blame Ukraine for failing to join NATO...

So you blame Ukraine for failing to join NATO already. How were they going to do that? How would Russia have reacted if they tried?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st May 2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I presume you meant cold weather gear.

I presume you meant cold weather gear.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st May 2022, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
The local bully took over your neighbours garage...

The local bully took over your neighbours garage in 2014. Declared it was his now and defied anyone to do anything about it. Now he wants their spare bedroom too, and is throwing your neighbour's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th May 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 61,725
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Ireland managed to metricate its speed limits...

Ireland managed to metricate its speed limits without the sky falling.

British cars speedos show both mph and km/h already. I have a car imported used from Japan and I swapped its speedo...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 24th May 2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,178
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Spirits are just pretend.

Spirits are just pretend.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th May 2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 22,311
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I believe OTAN is also the French language...

I believe OTAN is also the French language acronym equivalent to the English language NATO.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th May 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I think that tripwire is already in place and...

I think that tripwire is already in place and it's Russian. Are you imagining Western navies can just sail up to Sevastopol and blockade the Russian Black Sea fleet unmolested?

I gather the...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 23rd May 2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,178
Posted By Jack by the hedge
In a pre-money system you have no choice. Hunt,...

In a pre-money system you have no choice. Hunt, gather, farm or starve. If you don't work you don't eat. It's nothing to do with money.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 22nd May 2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,178
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Obviously not. If it was slavery they wouldn't...

Obviously not. If it was slavery they wouldn't need to pay you.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd May 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Well spotted. And the low outbuildings match, as...

Well spotted. And the low outbuildings match, as do the two gas cylinders and the trees. Yes, that's clearly the spot where the original Russian video was shot.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd May 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I expect the figures also look better if you...

I expect the figures also look better if you exclude the poorest 30% of the population. Poor people have worse health outcomes "for whatever reason".
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd May 2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Ah. I didn't see that, thanks. (As a non-user of...

Ah. I didn't see that, thanks. (As a non-user of Twitter I can follow the link but scrolling past the original thread just gets me a log in or sign up banner.)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd May 2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Agreed. It's plausibly the same general location...

Agreed. It's plausibly the same general location but I can't identify any features that match the buildings or indeed identify the vehicle. May well be a true story but the video is not proof so...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd May 2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,657
Posted By Jack by the hedge
But the Special Military Witchhunt is only a hunt...

But the Special Military Witchhunt is only a hunt for Ukrainian witches. Stop looking at those Russian ones. And the demilitarisation aspect is proceeding to plan except for the single detail that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st May 2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 78,382
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Three phase isn't uncommon (as a residential...

Three phase isn't uncommon (as a residential supply is usually one of 3 phases distributed from the local substation, each 120 degrees out of phase with each other). 2 phases 180 degrees out of phase...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,193
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Seems rather early to descend to the Volkssturm...

Seems rather early to descend to the Volkssturm level of desperation.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th May 2022, 03:57 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,846
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Well there were Christians in Roman Britain...

Well there were Christians in Roman Britain toward the end of their occupation but I'm unaware of any attempt to Christianise the population so I wouldn't think of it as any meaningful retreat when...
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