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What is making Boeing 737 MAX 8's crash? 86% Posted Mar 2019

What is making Boeing 737 MAX 8's crash?

Comment: 1 day ago

But he also made an AOA instrument whose complexity certainly convinced me. I'm only disappointed he doesn't hold forth regularly in my local pub.

Patagonia |The paradox of an eco-conscious company 86% Posted Mar 2019

Patagonia |The paradox of an eco-conscious company

Comment: 3 days ago

I assumed it was a young man with long hair - (but I admit it's just an assumption as "back in the day" I had long hair and was occasionally mistaken for female until I started speaking).

If you were genuinely "shocked", I suggest you get out more.

How Bercow changed the course of Brexit 93% Posted Mar 2019

How Bercow changed the course of Brexit

Comment: 3 days ago

A parliamentary session is roughly a year long, but is not precisely fixed. It means the period when parliament is doing business / is "sitting" / is "in session".

It's a bit like your "day". You get up (State opening of Parliament), go about your business (Parliament is in session), go to bed again (Parliament formally closes / "rises" / "is prorogued"  / business ceases).

Sometimes you do a lot in a day and go to bed after midnight - but that just means you had a long "day." So it's a different use of the word "day", not to mean 24 hours, but the period marked by your getting up and going to bed.

A Parliamentary session needs that formal marking of State Opening at one end and Prorogation at the other.

So, yes, IF (Capital I, Capital F) you have a formal prorogation before lunch and an official opening after lunch, THEN it could be after a lunch break but that's normally too short a time to get in all the speeches and grab a sandwich.

The octopus that uses tools 87% Posted Mar 2019

The octopus that uses tools

Comment: 5 days ago

"Octopi"? From the Smithsonian?

And then "octopuses"? What consistency, what erudition, what a shambles.

Elon Musk's plans to colonise Mars 87% Posted Mar 2019

Elon Musk's plans to colonise Mars

Comment: 9 days ago

God, that sound-track and voiceover are annoying

Holy plow! 93% Posted Mar 2019

Holy plow!

Caption: 9 days ago

The backup utility belt wasn't as impressive

Now This | Are we still putting children in cages? 93% Posted Mar 2019

Now This | Are we still putting children in cages?

Comment: 12 days ago

"Areas of the border facility that are carved out for the safety and protection of those who remain there while they're being processed."

Sounds a bit like the protective custody of 1930's Germany.

Where does London stop? 87% Posted Mar 2019

Where does London stop?

Comment: 12 days ago

So (as Jay SAID IN THE VIDEO, "HAVE YOU ACTUALLY WATCHED THE VIDEO?") that's not fair.

You're benefitting from the amenities of your local city without contributing to it. How would you feel if someone came into your house, ate all the food in your fridge (after inspecting the sub-standard, non-european labels) and went off again without paying anything?

Pretty peeved, I should imagine - because you'd worked hard to buy the food, the interloper hadn't contributed to your household, yet had reaped all the benefits.

Even though we can't vote for our queen, I'm surprised you americans put up with such an inequitable situation.

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards? 86% Posted Mar 2019

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards?

Comment: 12 days ago

“Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye." Matthew 7:5

1) "unrelated items that had nothing to do with the video"? Err, you're the one who started going on about fat and sugar labels on apples (not mentioned in the video)

2) and if you're looking for differences in labelling between Europe and the US, I used that Google thing again to find this site from the USDA which should give you the information you want. https://www.usda-eu.org/trade-with-the-eu/eu-import-rules/eu-labeling-requirements/

Now, "revenons à nos moutons..."

a) You know not all information is true.

b) You assert the video said food labelling in the USA is inferior to that in the UK - and you allege that is not true.

How do you know the information you're basing that judgment on is true?

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards? 86% Posted Mar 2019

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards?

Comment: 16 days ago

a) You know not all information is true.

b) You assert the video said food labelling in the USA is inferior to that in the UK - and you allege that is not true.

How do you know the information you're basing that judgment on is true?

Can Dr Phil help Alex Jones? 87% Posted Mar 2019

Can Dr Phil help Alex Jones?

Comment: 16 days ago

Sorry - I was distracted worrying over the fact we can't even vote for the queen in England

Can Dr Phil help Alex Jones? 87% Posted Mar 2019

Can Dr Phil help Alex Jones?

Comment: 16 days ago

Was that actually the same conversation? Or was it two separate ones spliced together?

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards? 86% Posted Mar 2019

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards?

Comment: 16 days ago

That was an example of the things you can find on the interweb (I believe it's called). Try here https://www.google.com/ for other things. I'm sure the information you're looking for is there

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards? 86% Posted Mar 2019

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards?

Comment: 17 days ago

Yes. You falsely assumed people in Europe put labels on everything.

As for, "Who knows" - I've come across this great thing called "Google." If you ask it a question like, "food labelling usa and europe" it gives all sorts of useful information like this:

https://www.ecowatch.com/13-ways-the-eu-beats-the-u-s-on-food-safety-1881850175.html 

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards? 86% Posted Mar 2019

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards?

Comment: 18 days ago

So that makes 2 countries: UK and USA don't put "fat and sugar" labels on their apples. My question was, "Who does?"

I'm wondering why you even introduced this non-point.

I mean, I could say, "People who live in Florida should put their head in a blender before posting on Boreme," but that's neither here nor there - so I obviously wouldn't say that.

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards? 86% Posted Mar 2019

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards?

Comment: 18 days ago

Good point - well made

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards? 86% Posted Mar 2019

Newsnight | Will UK-US trade deal lower UK food standards?

Comment: 18 days ago

Who puts "fat and sugar" labels on apples?

Chatty gargoyle at Denver International Airport 88% Posted Mar 2019

Chatty gargoyle at Denver International Airport

Comment: 19 days ago

It's a real gargoyle.

Or maybe there's an operator who can see/hear what's going on and interact with the public.

I saw a guy operating a "robot" in a situation like this. He had a mike and a shoulder bag with the controls for the robot and just hung around in the background. Very few people saw him as their attention was on the "robot"

It would be easy to do with a camera and sound pick-up too.

The real skill is the improv and ability to interact.

Strong winds disrupt BA flight to Gibraltar 87% Posted Feb 2019

Strong winds disrupt BA flight to Gibraltar

Comment: 24 days ago

Thank heavens we won't have to deal with those European cross-winds any more once Brexit goes through

Stephen Colbert | Bill & Melinda Gates talk tax 87% Posted Feb 2019

Stephen Colbert | Bill & Melinda Gates talk tax

Comment: 29 days ago

I must have missed the bit when Angela Merkel's step-sons filled in for Mutti.

Also I agree with your point that Ivanka is "working" at the White House.

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