Re: Pretty sure...
I think the cleaner, George, owns the building ? (from reading old BoFHs)
So, probably on a percentage of their schemes for his retirement fund.
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The Scottish Government are talking about electrifying the lines up to Inverness and Aberdeen sometime between 2030 and 2045, (link above is the most optimistic) depending on who you talk to, with the line between them getting done...., well, early 22nd Century is the best guess.
Seeing as we've got these new 125 Trains going round now, don't expect a change for a while.
I was hoping by now we'd have those cool Maglev trains or something
"I can't wait to see what Slavery will be modernized euphemistically into by these clowns."
Through the Jobcentre (UK), they're called "workplace trials"- where you work 40 hrs for an employer for no wages (or even travel costs) to see if you are good enough to work for them.
Had three of the things before- one at a major grocery chain, one at a major high street discount retailer, and another at another retailer masquerading as a charity shop- each time just brought in as staff to cover shifts, then released after then 40 hours for someone else's turn.
Mine was red, yellow, blue, black, white and grey- green was just coming in as a colour, for the forest men figures (who were re stickered as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles) as I was growing out of Lego for the first time.
Now, back into Lego again, surprised at the range of colours, but still miss my old sets.
Mine's the one with the Lego spacemen in the pocket.
It wasn't a school on the East Coast of Scotland, just North of the mythical city of Dundee, with initials matching alcoholics anonymous (which the staff should have been members of), with Black and Gold colours was it ?
If so, and if it was early 90s, I was part of that act of rebellion, and remember it well.
"It's like telling an aspiring teaching that it's fine they're cleaning toilets, you're cleaning toilets *in* *a* *school*!"
Have actually been told that by a recruitment coach (to do with the Jobcentre), go be a cleaner at the hospital, get my "foot in the door" to work in the hospital labs.
The four fundamental forces (electromagnetism, gravity, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force) hold things together, and all of them have a coupling constant, that it the strength needed to overcome the force.
like how much effort you have to use to pick up something (gravity), compared to trying to pick up the same thing if it was attached to a big magnet (electromagnetism), which we've measured and it's 36 orders of magnitude bigger.
So, the Track, Isolate, Test for Suspected Unprecedented Pathogen (TITSUP) system went Tits up, what's the problem? Did exactly what the Government described in the document.
And £22 Billion went into the pension pots of a few of the People in charge's mates, again, what they wanted.
It wasn't about saving lives, or even protecting them, if it were, they would have done things that actually worked. (theoretically)
suppose you could always mix the two, 3D print some conversion parts (http://fffff.at/free-universal-construction-kit) and have the mechanical structural bits of meccano (and the addition of motors, servos etc.), with the aesthetically pleasing parts of lego (no big holes around the place), and use other toy building parts as needed.
During the house arrest we've been under since March, been writing a version of the Anarchists' Cookbook that works, mostly out of sheer boredom, and to see if I can.
Apart from the spiced prawn* recipes, going quite well.
(not in the original cookbook, but was in a similar "underground" publication.)
Sadly, here in Aberdeen, people couldn't understand how far one metre was (inside the pub), so we're in Lockdown again.
It's all well and good telling people to stay apart, but when they lack any spatial awareness at all, well, it's easier talking to the pigeons. (who just want to talk about political uprisings- coup, coup)
(Conflict of interest- sometimes work at CERN)
£21 Billion over the next thirty years isn't really that much- I'll probably be playing with my grandkids by the time the Great Big Collider switches on, instead of watching my newborn Son/ portable radioactive napalm generator (delete as applicable) try and work out his universe.
Like has already been said, it's not about the subatomic particle smashing, although its cool, and is part of my career, but its the spin-off stuff from the research that everyone's after/ wants.
We had a lot of data to move around here, so Tim built the world-wide web to deal with it, and looked how that turned out.
So who knows what we'll come up with trying to get the new thing to work, and isn't that the point of it all ? Making stuff that makes life better, while working out the whys of everything- if we didn't we'd still be in caves, with people complaining "don't use that fire thing, it's hot and somebody could get hurt".
Think I'll stick with Kereberos the (real) Dog,
Like AC 12.30 ish said "..doesn't have teeth, then there's no point."- proper secure document destruction, Dog ate it. Also works on school homework, although handing the dog in does get some strange looks.
Dog also useful for other things
-Don't need one of those smart doorbells (or any doorbell), as soon as gate opens, wants to lick to death whoever's out there.
-Also impromptu desk/seat warmer, whether you want it warm or not, we had a lengthy discussion over the ownership of the chair this morning. I lost.
-Know my biscuits aren't poisonous (biosafety), as they are snaffled away if within muzzle distance
-Weather monitoring; either not wanting to go outside at the merest hint of rain, or finding the rainfall amount, by jumping into every muddy puddle afterwards
Although, does have problem with battery life, currently on second recharge (sleep) of the day.
I doubt very much the government could run two information campaigns at once.
Not because they're incompetent (they are)- either by design or just naturally - but rather, the general population.
We've had, for however long it's been now, the slogan "Stay Home" thrown at us incessantly, and still people of all intellects from World-renown writers (Neil Gaiman),down to the village idiots, and as far down as Prime Ministerial advisers have ignored it- it couldn't have been simpler, even my dog understands it.
So, going by the lowest common denominator, they'd be throwing too much information out there.
Executive Summary- people too thick for two bits of information.
I can see my local public library from my window.
But due to "something" it's been shut for the last twelve weeks,and probably won't be open again, by current estimates, until the day after the heat death of the universe, or as the government call it "phase 3".
Same with all the bookshops- closed until then too,.
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