Re: Speck of land....
Have they discovered fire yet in Wigan ?
Last time I was there at the station waiting for a connecting train, was asked for a light (for cigarettes) that often, began to wonder.
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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,.
As a fellow Dundonian, (Who managed to escape North), the only time I knew of cricket was when one of my learned colleagues in the great learning establishment Whitfield High, acquired a cricket bat for our continued disagreements with, well every other school in the area.
More leathering Willo than "leather on willow".
Didn't stop me writing my Higher English report on Hitch-hikers'.
There's not a gap, sometimes we use physics stuff, sometimes use chemistry stuff. Mostly depends if the atoms are connected to each other or not. (stuff refers to equations, theories, et al.)
I work in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, the machine itself is in the chemistry department, while I'm paid (poorly) by the physics department.
I have always found it odd that people in the lab would often ask to borrow my pen (or in one case snatch it out of my hand mid-writing), rather than get one out of the box of over 500 we have that were given as freebies to be given out- where I had got the pen from in the first place.
Found out that it was they weren't sure the freebie pens worked, and wouldn't test them to see, but rather wait until I'd "broken them in" and just steal them
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