Re: cold start generators
Giant? Australia's Snowy Hydro 2 (same principle, under construction) will have 2GW capacity.
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Sophisticated hackers use tools to achieve the otherwise impossible.
Your Missouri-genius level abilities mean you can securely walk down the street in Kansas City or St Louis without fear of arrest... as long as you don't catch sight of the reflection of your phone in a shop window.
That sounds like a self-defeating strategy, though. By annexing Crimea and the Donbas, Putin has decreased the number of ethnic Russians in Ukraine and increased the number of ethnic Ukrainians in Russia.
Unlike ordinary memories of day-to-day politics, ethnic memories of geopolitics are long. Ukrainians already know what to expect from Russians geopolitically.
If Russians want sympathetic responses from Ukraine, they could start by behaving benevolently. Anyone Putin might install as a puppet should expect to have to behave like Lukashenko, but with their opposition already organised for them, by Putin.
Another opportunity to remind ourselves of the difference between homophones (two words that sound the same or similar) and homonyms (two different meanings of the same spelled word).
I stand to be corrected, but Bill S could probably tell his arse (G. Arsch) from his ass (L. asinus).
It takes a septic to conflate the two.
Sadly, cute is their only redeeming feature if they're living in your roof space.
The possum-fur socks I bought in NZ are the cosiest thing ever, but I'd have to order new pairs from the other side of the ditch - they're protected species here on the mainland.
Wombats, OTOH: cuteness, personality, cubic poo, attitude.... What's not to like about the bulldozers of the bush? No wonder Wombat Wednesday became a thing when lockdown brought a hitherto unexpected need for emergency cute.
As the eighth circle of hell, the point of division between the violent and the fraudulent.
Dorothy L. Sayers writes that the Malebolge is "the image of the City in corruption: the progressive disintegration of every social relationship, personal and public. Sexuality, ecclesiastical and civil office, language, ownership, counsel, authority, psychic influence, and material interdependence – all the media of the community's interchange are perverted and falsified"
Only the analogy breaks down when you realise that your local postie doesn't open and read all of the messages they deliver, enlarge the font on sentences they think are important, and offer to deliver you copies of similar letters they think you'll find interesting, based on the content of the letters that you've received and sent.
Faecebook quit Australia in 2020 rather than pay authors of news for linking to their content, albeit for about 12 hours. Best 12 hours all year, in my opinion. Imagine how many toys they'll throw out of the pram when the law requires them to behave like adults and moderate their content.
I say their content, because they have a world full of opinion to choose from and then select content to match the eyes looking at it. The act of selection, free of any obligation to fact, becomes authorship with that power in your hands.
Aussies have AWCT (Australian Western Central Time, +08:45) as well. Another 15-minute offset from GMT, it applies only to Eucla, a spot on the map on the SA-WA border, to put it halfway between Perth and Adelaide, chronologically as well as geographically.
Except when Adelaide is on ACDT. One country, seven time zones.