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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd June 2022, 05:45 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 95,346
Posted By wobs
A birth rate of 2.159 and falling, is not an...

A birth rate of 2.159 and falling, is not an exploding population.

Their death rate is also going down, but that will level off at some point. India is like nearly every other country: A...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th June 2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 36,407
Posted By wobs
Then there's the US supplies of Javelin missiles....

Then there's the US supplies of Javelin missiles. They have sent about a third of their stock, and replacing it will take time:...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th June 2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By wobs
Some things don't age well. From 26th June...

Some things don't age well.
From 26th June 2016:
"UK will retain access to the EU single market: Brexit leader Johnson"
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-boris-idUKKCN0ZC13W
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th June 2022, 02:48 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,807
Posted By wobs
Came across one this week on another forum: ...

Came across one this week on another forum:


Turns out it was not generally a repeatable experiment, but the following article brings a nuanced conclusion (as is often the case with thee things):...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th June 2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By wobs
I'm at a loss as to how it isn't.

I'm at a loss as to how it isn't.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,925
Posted By wobs
Very much this. I was talking to some...

Very much this.
I was talking to some neighbours at our Jubilee party on Saturday about access to the area by anything other than car. We both biked across town regualrly, and appreciated the new...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th May 2022, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,294
Posted By wobs
US and UK are pretty close on alcohol related...

US and UK are pretty close on alcohol related deaths per head.
15.3 in US in 2018
11.9 in UK in 2018
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db383.htm...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd May 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,925
Posted By wobs
Further to previous message, I can't find the...

Further to previous message, I can't find the full film now, but here is the trailer, with a pay per view link:
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The full thing is over an hour, but once you get onto Italian money...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd May 2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,925
Posted By wobs
There is a documentary film called Push, that...

There is a documentary film called Push, that sets out this very issue. If I find it on youtube, I'll put a link up tonight, but in the meantime, here is a small summary:
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th May 2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,925
Posted By wobs
Build More Houses

An interesting YT from Britmonkey. Basically he argues that all of our major problems could be solved if we built more houses. And by major problems, he means:
Poverty
Homelessness
Climate...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By wobs
No, that was what came up in my searches, but its...

No, that was what came up in my searches, but its not it.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 02:45 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By wobs
I recall seeing a book (over 10 years ago), that...

I recall seeing a book (over 10 years ago), that blames the decline of Western civilisation on jazz. Bascially, it goes back to the 1920s, as before that, music was much more civilised or something....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,831
Posted By wobs
Immigration has continued, but many EU workers...

Immigration has continued, but many EU workers left (unsurprisngly). What has changed is that people are less worried about immigration. Which is interesting.
...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th May 2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By wobs
I was asked about microwaves at work today, so...

I was asked about microwaves at work today, so looked into it. It turns out we used to test for leakage years ago, but no longer do so. The person who asked was concerned about her home unit, but...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th May 2022, 03:30 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,960
Posted By wobs
Or they could be a Prison Teacher: ...

Or they could be a Prison Teacher:
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/11980800.prison-teacher-jailed/
I remember this one happening, what with her prestending she had a bomb in her car.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th May 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 61,571
Posted By wobs
An interesting article about Culture Wars in The...

An interesting article about Culture Wars in The Conversation:
https://theconversation.com/britains-descent-into-culture-wars-has-been-rapid-but-it-neednt-be-terminal-182885

Key quote for me was:...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th May 2022, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 214,546
Posted By wobs
Its been doing the round on social media that...

Its been doing the round on social media that Star Trek Next Gen predicted that Ireland would see reunification in 2024. Although this was down to the IRA's efforts rather than the UK government's.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th May 2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By wobs
I assume he's still the worst.

I assume he's still the worst.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th May 2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,195
Posted By wobs
Adam Something covers things nicely: ...

Adam Something covers things nicely:
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5 main issues:
Cross compatability
Switches
Need to be fully elevated
Maintenance
Low capacity
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th May 2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,195
Posted By wobs
I'm lead to believe this is the main drawback. ...

I'm lead to believe this is the main drawback. Because points are really difficult to acheive, you lack the flexibility, so you end up with a loop.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th April 2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,148
Posted By wobs
Prof Michael Clarke on Sky thinks it will be in...

Prof Michael Clarke on Sky thinks it will be in Russian hands by morning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oFn8u2jHTE

Probably a great deal neither of us know for certain currently, but maybe I'm...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th April 2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,148
Posted By wobs
Mariupol looks like it will fall into Russian...

Mariupol looks like it will fall into Russian hands (after days of reports of Ukraine troops running out of supplies).

How will Ukraine reclaim the city if it falls?
Will there be anything left?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 795
Posted By wobs
I'll tell you where I don't want to draw the...

I'll tell you where I don't want to draw the line- On snow/ice:
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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th April 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,148
Posted By wobs
And what if they do something to us, or do worse...

And what if they do something to us, or do worse things in Ukraine? How do we retaliate?

It seems our leaders want something in reserve.

Also, I suspect it takes time to get certain things in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th April 2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,148
Posted By wobs
Will that still be the case in the East? Isn't...

Will that still be the case in the East? Isn't it a bit more complicated there, with seperatists etc.

Also, where did Russia send its best troops?

Just being cautious here.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th April 2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,148
Posted By wobs
If Western governments had imposed full sanctions...

If Western governments had imposed full sanctions on the first day of the invasion, then what? How do you then apply more pressure further down the line?

This was a point made on the news in the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th April 2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,148
Posted By wobs
I'm not saying the report isn't true, but the...

I'm not saying the report isn't true, but the picture in the link is from 2013 from a youtube video:
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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st March 2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,024
Posted By wobs
Closer to the OP story, Jerry Sadowitz was...

Closer to the OP story, Jerry Sadowitz was punched at Montreal Comedy Festival in the '91, and Jim Jefferies was punched in Manchester on stage 2007.

I believe all were white that were involved in...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th March 2022, 01:41 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 95,346
Posted By wobs
Energy efficiency tends to make the issue worse...

Energy efficiency tends to make the issue worse due to Jevons Paradox.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th March 2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,177
Posted By wobs
Based on pre-WWII, but I'm now wondering whether...

Based on pre-WWII, but I'm now wondering whether the Ukraines should blast Boney-M at the Russian troops. *


* - The song, not the actual group, as that would be a bit weird.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th March 2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,022
Posted By wobs
Select Comittee hearing: OdTYSnUO1BI Awkward...

Select Comittee hearing:
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Awkward questions, to put it mildly.

Didn't even deny they had to consult the unions.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd March 2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,177
Posted By wobs
Ukraines have secured a great deal of Russian...

Ukraines have secured a great deal of Russian equipment, but now they have an "electronic warfare system, designed to suppress AWACS and radar reconnaissance satellites and the like":...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th March 2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,022
Posted By wobs
Apparently, they have been losing money on...

Apparently, they have been losing money on freight crossing to N.Ireland owing to Brexit, but that doesn't explain why everyone else on the UK side has been laid off.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th March 2022, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,177
Posted By wobs
A good analysis of the sitution so far by...

A good analysis of the sitution so far by Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges:
https://cepa.org/the-next-10-days-will-decide-this-war/

We need to:


As well as analysis of the current...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th March 2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,177
Posted By wobs
I'm reminded of what JJ.Pershing said at the end...

I'm reminded of what JJ.Pershing said at the end of WWI, where he prophetically claimed that Germany had to be militarily destroyed. In other words, even if Russia loses this war, the thirst for...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th March 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,177
Posted By wobs
Lindybiege is a youtuber I enjoy, but this is a...

Lindybiege is a youtuber I enjoy, but this is a departure from his usual fair. He's interviewing someone who has decided to leave the UK and join the fight in Ukraine.
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There are signs...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th March 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,177
Posted By wobs
..

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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th March 2022, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,177
Posted By wobs
From Dyson with love?

From Dyson with love?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th March 2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,177
Posted By wobs
Is there a good chance that at least one city in...

Is there a good chance that at least one city in Ukraine could end up like Aleppo?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60631433

Would Putin have enough resources to do it?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th March 2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,859
Posted By wobs
Things are changing quick ...

Things are changing quick
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60617365
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd March 2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 81,196
Posted By wobs
Bin Laden was in a poorly guarded house in a poor...

Bin Laden was in a poorly guarded house in a poor part of the world. Once they knew where he was, it still took a team to take him out and it wasn't without issues.

Ceaușescu was captured due to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st March 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 81,196
Posted By wobs
How many Russian troops need to give up before it...

How many Russian troops need to give up before it becomes unmanageable and they all give up?

Am I the only one who suspects (from my non-expert point of view) that their numbers may overcome their...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th February 2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 81,196
Posted By wobs
A surprisingly detailed look at the state of...

A surprisingly detailed look at the state of Russian military late last year:
https://warontherocks.com/2021/11/feeding-the-bear-a-closer-look-at-russian-army-logistics/

Captain Swoop has...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th February 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 81,196
Posted By wobs
Or not! ...

Or not!
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/uefa-champions-league-final-russia-ukraine-b2022178.html
"Uefa set to move Champions League final away from Russia"
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd February 2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,598
Posted By wobs
Totally agree. Not just that, but they have...

Totally agree.

Not just that, but they have burned more coal as a result of this anti-nuke policy.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd February 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,598
Posted By wobs
I'm not sympathic at all about the concern for...

I'm not sympathic at all about the concern for nuclear. The amount of nuclear waste would be tiny, especially if we re-processed it all until we used as much useful fuel as reasonably possible.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd February 2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,598
Posted By wobs
Two words: Jevons Paradox

Two words: Jevons Paradox
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th February 2022, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By wobs
We clearly need to update the saying to "the...

We clearly need to update the saying to "the computer is mightier than the gun" .
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th February 2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 214,546
Posted By wobs
I could point him to my work. We're currently...

I could point him to my work. We're currently struggling with this, and may lose the contracts.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th February 2022, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 214,546
Posted By wobs
This is a good balanced lecture on the story of...

This is a good balanced lecture on the story of Brexit, and its effects and some political realism:
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Nearly an hour long, but worth the watch. I think its good to remind ourselves...
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