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StringJunky

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About StringJunky

  • Birthday 02/16/1962

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    UK
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    My bike and biking at the moment.
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    All of it
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    Chronic autodidact, perpetual student and navel gazer
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  1. The Green Mile, The Ring original Japanese, Any Bruce Lee film.
  2. I can see for miles... but will walk into anything less than a metre away.
  3. Space chiefs are to investigate whether electricity could be beamed wirelessly from space into millions of homes. The European Space Agency will this week likely approve a three-year study to see if having huge solar farms in space could work and be cost effective. The eventual aim is to have giant satellites in orbit, each able to generate the same amount of electricity as a power station. ESA's governing council is to consider the idea at its Paris HQ on Tuesday. While several organisations and other space agencies have looked into the idea, the so-called Solaris initiative would be the first to lay the ground for a practical plan to develop a space-based renewable energy generation system. Read more https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-62982113
  4. Expansionism to Soviet levels is Putin's MO. We either let him or we don't. The choice seems to be binary, given that, evidently, any opportunity towards a compromise just gives him time to remaneuver. This why Zelenskyy is not interested in talking to him at this point in the conflict It would be militarily and politically foolish to lose any hard earned gains to anything else, given that this conflict is going to be extremely difficult going forward in their winter, which apparently is brutal. Our next task will be helping the civilians and armed forces keep warm enough to endure the likely struggle ahead. Russian conscript losses are going to be an order of magnitude more numerous. The support they have in the field is pitiful. This image of a new influx of conscripts says it all:
  5. I just read about that. The pressure at the 582 foot cold lakebed allowed the water to hold 20L/L of carbon dioxide vs 1L/L near the surface... 20x more.
  6. The innate public sense of sanctity/respect in the highest holders of legal office must be looking decidedly grubby for many Americans.
  7. As per swansont, the direction of focus, which should be clear, is the apparent behaviour of Allito/associated others, and slightly more widely, perhaps the effects on judicial fairness/integrity, or not, by the SC judges. Let's keep it tight.
  8. How will those work to isolate the bare metal from the atmosphere?
  9. As bad as he is, I think he needs to be corralled away from those options by not forcing him to make those choices. We aren't going to do what we did to Saddam and Gaddafi... look where that led. When it looks like he's irrevocably stuck we need to give him options to save some face. The ultimate judgement and any punishment, whatever form that might take, needs to be by his own. We need to know when to stop being hawkish, I think.
  10. It's only delaying the inevitable public unrest in Russia. Europe and Ukraine public are fully aware of the situation. The loyal Russian public seem to be slowly seeing through the cracks. The ultimate game seems to be one of mutual attrition.
  11. An intersubjective position is that where opinions are in concordance with each other as to the evidence and observations presented.
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