"new lorry park (or "Farage Garage") "
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Well you know that, and I know that, but Johnny Heil-Reader (his family has been here since the Norman Conquest don't y'know?) has not appreciated that.
But give him a few years and he'll work it out.
Pop quiz.No conferring. Leave voters only. When did China and India join the EU?
Shades of Teresa May in fact.
Except Thatcher was capable of critical thinking and understood the difference between the reality of the UK's place in the world and the fantasy projected by large parts of the UK media.
Says the AC without the balls to even put their name on the post.
I'm excited by the looks on the faces of all those farmers, fishermen and NHS supporters who voted for this getting exactly what they voted for.
The wholesale destruction of UK agriculture and fisheries (unless all the money they were putting into the EU CAP continues to come out of taxpayers pockets) and a potential increase in the NHS drug bill by 2.4x.
Heinlein was right. Being spoon fed lies and bu***hit is not "being independent" or "thinking for yourself" it's being a programmed and expendable cultist.
2004 and 2012,which limited its ability to manage the contract commercially.”
"Having gutted the technical civil service of any actual ability to detect supplier bu***hit the clowns left were fed any amount of crap.
You don't have to wonder anymore.
Fixing Trumps election to f**k up America was some of the best (and cheapest) money Putin has spent.
As the US Covid 19 death toll rises and Americans ask "How did we get here?" The answer is simple.
Either you voted for this buffoon or you couldn't be bothered to vote to keep him out.:-(
The only real power in a first-past-the-post system is to keep someone out. Getting someone in whose policies you support is a bonus.
Totally different beast.
IIRC that's about 1/3 the mass of Jupiter.
And yes, on that scale you would need a telescope to find it.
Putting one of the universes most mysterious objects practically in our back yard. Our own baby black hole.
Exciting times. Something to raise a glass to on a Friday at beer o'clock.
The DoD has a big bag of cash.
They want it.
They claim they have "ethics" that they won't be involved in weapons, while demanding ever greater intrusion into peoples personal space.
No Android, location services is not a "critical service" the gallery app needs to display the pictures I took on my phone.
It's chortling that HMG is complaining that it's not getting it's share when it's the EU that's funding this, not directly through ESA.
Anyone competent in international contracts would be aware of this consequence. But they are still whining. And that's pretty funny. They wanted to "Get Brexit done." Well it is. And they've been done by it.
And the response "We'll we'll start our own GNSS, so there" on Galileo sounds more appropriate to a 6YO in a playground than what is currently the 7th largest economy on the planet but that's another thread.
I'm more aware of the flat out lies told by the Leave campaign, starting with the big red bu***hit mobile and it's claims about the NHS. And BTW that "Oh everybody lied" routine is a classic "reflection defense." Suggesting someone who can't deal with deeply ingrained beliefs being questioned (perhaps because those beliefs would fall apart if you did so).
Bul**hit Boris's money to the NHS is about 5 weeks worth of EU contributions according to the side of the bus so far.
So where's the rest?
These are the lies Leave told to win. Now let them either put up or admit "Britain we lied. We told you what we thought you wanted to hear so we could win."
Then tell the UK how you really think you're going to make the British economy better outside the EU than inside it.
I will be most interested to hear what that plan is.
TBH that's a bit of a myth.
When you break down ascent losses you find the difference between the Ariane 4 launch site (which was also Guiyana) and the Space Shuttle Florida) site is a whopping 18m/s.
OTOH by having a better ascent trajectory (which Shuttle had) it lowered its "gravity losses" compared to A4 by 344 m/s
The big with with a rotating earth comes when its compared against a non-rotating earth.
Which would be a bad thing for all sorts of other easons anyway.
I've looked at it.
Looks like the usual "I hate the EU (but don't really have a coherent reason for doing so, because I just do)".
Care to try harder? An actual coherent, rational argument for leaving, perhaps?
The Republic of Ireland.
I'm scratching my head to work out who you're talking about about.
My inferencing skills are usually pretty good, but in this situation I'll have to admit defeat.
You'll just have to name the country you're thinking of.
No they don't.
You need to realize this was not won by appealing to their common sense but their emotions
Each group carefully fed just the right kind of bu***hit to hit their buttons.
Basically "If you vote leave all your dreams will come true (promise) but if you vote remain all your worst nightmares (even things you didn't think were that frightening) will come true.
Cummins did an excellent job. Just what you'd expect from someone with a complete lack of ethical restraint and a massive desire to win by telling people exactly what they didn't want to hear (IE their worst nightmares).
Someone who will articulate those reasons beyond the "Taking back control" slogan you all spouted like brainwashed cultists whenever I asked a British person why they wanted to make themselves worse off than if they stayed with the status quo.
This should be good.
Come on, let's here them. Share with the group.
It's just the enormous ego's involved that are driving this thing.
And an Indian Billionaire's desire to recoup some fairly serious losses.
Wonder what he's promised this shower? "I'll spend more money in the UK as a non-dom?"
There is an actual open bidding process (where the best products or approach should get picked) and the ticky box version to satisfy funding, equality legislation or whatever.
BTW All EU project bids can specify a minimum local content level.
AFAIK UK govt bids never did this.Which is why stuff got built by Germans, French and Italians.
Nothing to do with the EU. British politicians and British civil servants.
Yes, the brits got the prep school class clown with the over developed sense of entitlement, and propensity for fantasy who couldn't keep it in his trousers.
While the Americans got the prep school class bully with the over developed sense of entitlemen, and propensity for fantasy who couldn't keep it in his trousers.
It's 6 of 1, 1/2 dozen of the other. *
*Although Nelly's budding bromance with various dictators around the world is slightly more nauseating. I guess the only thing a bully really respects is another bully.
I should have thought the statistical evidence is that at least 17,410,742 British citizens are completely incapable of being "realistic"
Even when the consequences are explained in language an adolescent could comprehend.
What did you think Galileo was for?
Note that the UK will not lose access to the signal.
A properly designed receiver could use, GPS, Galille and the Russian system to ensure continuity of navigation data.
What the UK has lost is the deep access to the security access (which the UK proposed under US prompting to keep the Chinese out).
IOW this system makes no sense. It's just the deeply wounded pride of ministers who've are finally waking up how seriously the UK economy will be f**ked by Brexit. Turns out their actions will have consequences. Who knew?
They built the initial test models (very cheaply and very quickly) and so BAe did what BAe do and bought them.
SSL built the payloads (inclduing the atomic clocks) and OHB provided the bus, however that work is due to end within the next few years as the last sats are launched.
Not even necessary.
According to a Guardian piece by the head of YouGov given UK death rates and the profile of the Leave vote that majority had died off by about Jan 2019.
History will probably record Brexit as a "perfect storm," where a cretinously weak PM, in a desperate attempt to keep his party together and in power (and for no other reason) allowed a gang of delusional Aholes and pocket-lining thieves a chance to use stolen personal data to pitch a total fantasy to a large group of desperate, unhappy and gullible people.
Meanwhile sensible people thought the benefits of membership so self evident (Maybe they remembered what state the UK economy was really in before the UK joined in 1975. Maybe they had the critical thinking skills to spot the insane bu***hit the Leave campaign were spouting)
they did not take the threat seriously, leaving Leave to peddle any lies they wanted through the Facebook
lies, conspiracy theories, hate speech, mad ravings "news" feed.
That's half of what Reaction Engines are being charged by BAe for a flight test vehicle despite
a) HMG dragging their heels so long for the £60m loan they lent REL
b) Insisting REL needed a "solid" airframe mfg with high speed aircraft experience
c) BAe have a 20% equity stake in REL
But as Don Corleone would tell them "It's just business."
OneWeb as a stand in GPS sounds pretty retarded, and I didn't need £92 to work that out for myself.
Much like Brexit really.
But note they still have till Aug 15th to get everything sorted. NASA and ULA could still make it happen. Telatively tight. Not impossible.
Aug 15th is also when SX would have to send something to Mars. They are unlikely to make it happen.
But 2022 should be a different story.
Since the original Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of the 1960's probe operators have detected orbital anomalies which indicates "mass concentrations" below the surface.
So what could another name for a "Masscon" be?
An ore body of course. And this instrument can give us some of that bodies electrical properties as well.
Thumbs up to the team. They seem to have built it to confirm a theory, but the theory is not confirmed. They have new facts and new questions to ask.
Funny you should say that.
Because E&Y bought up 60% of AA's business when their role in Enron came out.
AA seems to have the "Auditor that likes to say 'Yes'" "
Now for legal reasons I'm not saying E&Y has inherited that title but it does look a tad concerning.
Paperless offices, teleworking.
All it took was a global pandemic and the 3rd highest number of deaths on the planet to make it so.
Why do I hear the voice of Dominic Cummins in my head saying "Trust me, when this is over we will be a smaller, better Britain."
It's always the same.
"We must collect this data and store it centrally (for at least 20 years)"
"Because we must"
"Because it's this thing we do and the universe will fall into chaos if we don't know everything about everybody all the time forever"
It's not a policy. It's a personality disorder.
If you could make all the manipulations you needed without digging into the code the system generated.
I worked with 2 such systems.
One never touched it. No problems.
Other. Some nappy had bought the code generated by the CASE model rather than the model itself.
It was f**king horrible.
Is that better than some s**t flinging code monkey cut and pasting off stack exchange?
So let me see if I got this straight.
It takes a function (which is presumed to be 100% working) and maybe converts it to one that has 75% chance of working, but could be f**ked up in some way ?
One of the usual suspects (EDS perhaps?) was doing something like this where chunks of COBOL were emailed to their mainframe and chunks of C came back. These are big applications. I'm very unconvinced a bunch of ANN's is going to cut it for this. Computer languages <> human languages. 99% of human language ambiguity is designed out from day one to ensure they can be compiled.
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