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by Octavious
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Interesting phase in the pandemic
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: Interesting phase in the pandemic

No, didn't catch any of that :-)
by Octavious
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DUNE 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: DUNE 2021

It's no Salvador Dali
by Octavious
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Interesting phase in the pandemic
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Interesting phase in the pandemic

As many of you know, the UK has been largely back to normal as far as Covid-19 is concerned for several months now. It is common once again to see trains jammed full of people, and the road network feels as busy as it ever was. In the background coronavirus cases have oscillated around the 35,000 a ...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 21
Views: 242

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Tjappator, I think the timescale is 'as soon as possible'. The most immediate impact can be done with renewables that are deployable much, much quicker. I have nothing against building more nuclear plants (fwiw, I worked as a nuclear engineer for a few years before changing fields). I just think it...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 21
Views: 242

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

As an update, I've been reading through the decision document for Hinkley's abstraction permit. The average daily flow for Hinkley C is calculated to be 125 cumecs, which translates (to use the eldritch measuring preferences of the Yanky newspapers) into around 3 billion gallons a day. Naturally the...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 21
Views: 242

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

A fun fact on nuclear power stations that isn't widely talked about is their environmental impact. The cooling systems suck in and kill fish. Lots of fish. Millions and millions of fish every year. This is true of regular buildings. For instance Trump's hotel and tower in Chicago takes in water and...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 21
Views: 242

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Coal is not an option and you shouldn't talk about it as if it is. Clearly coal is an option, and one that a great many parts of the world are opting for. That you don't think it's a good option doesn't change that fact. Indeed, if it was being used at far smaller scales than today it's a perfectly...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 21
Views: 242

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

To some extent, yes. The mitigation being talked about regarding Hinkley C back when I left the environment agency had the potential, if it worked as hoped, to limit fish kill from a great many million a year to just quite a few million a year, although the last I heard Electricité de France were fi...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 21
Views: 242

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

A fun fact on nuclear power stations that isn't widely talked about is their environmental impact. The cooling systems suck in and kill fish. Lots of fish. Millions and millions of fish every year.
by Octavious
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 21
Views: 242

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Your accident list is a little light. Windscale had the potential to be very grim and was only just prevented from being so, and that one the Russians kept quiet for years was quite nasty. Having said that, most of the accidents occurred from the age where nuclear power plants were essentially facto...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Whether or not Trump can be considered to be of the right or not is a matter of debate. He veered between several parties over quite a short period of time, and his policies of protectionism and high government spending are quite alien to right wing philosophy. He also had a very unique relationship...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

I never loved the EU, but always thought Remain was the better option. This was the primary reason why I joined the Lib Dems, as they seemed to be the only party who were committed to the fight. Not that all Lib Dems were enthusiastic Remainers. The MP Norman Lamb was part of a small but significant...
by Octavious
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Not at all, ora. You have made things perfectly clear
by Octavious
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Minting Trillion Dollar Coins
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Minting Trillion Dollar Coins

Because Biden will lose it down the back of the White House sofa
by Octavious
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Wow... I never really appreciated quite how intense your sense of moral superiority actually is. It is truly fascinating stuff. Depressing, but fascinating regardless
by Octavious
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Jamie, old chap... the thing about the dating game is that you don't start off by picking someone you're sure will be your life partner. You start off with someone you have a bit of a spark with, and things develop... or not, as the case may be.
by Octavious
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:03 pm
Person I might go on a date with =/= person I am sure I want as my life partner.
That is not what I said and you are mis-characterising it on purpose. ;)
by Octavious
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

There are some spheres in which it is right and proper to be intolerant. I am intolerant of racism. I am intolerant of misogyny. I am intolerant of homophobia and transphobia. I am intolerant of the needless economic inequality which exists in the UK today. It is conservatism's tendency towards tol...
by Octavious
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Re: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

The title of this thread seriously mis-represents the actual topic of the poll. It wasn't a poll about open mindedness in general, but about being open to date someone with different political views. You don't believe that how you choose the person you wish to share your life with is the surest ind...
by Octavious
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Conservative men most open minded and tolerant
Replies: 22
Views: 355

Conservative men most open minded and tolerant

A light hearted venture into something completely different today :-D. As a member of the Liberal Democrats I signed up to Lib Dem President Mark Pack's regular polling digest, Polling Unpacked. Today's edition had a look at an interesting little topic, namely How willing are Brits to date people wi...