Recent content by takno

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    Omicron - The latest variant of concern

    As with most people who insist on using the phrase "let it rip", you're willfully misunderstanding both the risks from the disease and the motivations of the people you malign. We're all perfectly well aware that the primary risk is from the health service being overloaded. We're also...
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    Omicron - The latest variant of concern

    I think labour have knee-jerked into a pretty stupid position on the whole thing. The lack of any credible cost benefit analysis was one of the things that encouraged them to do that though. If there had been any credible attempts to measure the benefits, and any form of measurement of the costs...
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    MML Electrification updates

    Wasn't Nottingham done before the goalposts got moved on what an acceptable clearance is?
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    Things that used to be common place in people’s homes

    If you go from poorly-sealed windows to well-sealed single-glazed then you'll likely see more impact than going from single glazing to double. The transition to double may not be that noticeable at all unless you tend to spend a lot of time close to the windows, or very carefully track your...
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    Things that used to be common place in people’s homes

    You can still get Andrews Liver Salts. My old flatmate used to swear by them as a hangover cure, but I never really saw the value
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    Sounds like it's doable for a couple of million, possibly including the public enquiry. It's a waste, but not very expensive in the context of the scheme overall
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    Omicron - The latest variant of concern

    Ultimately you're talking about a situation where overnight we'd have to make a hundred years of changes to our economy, our cities and towns, our roads and railways, our schools and every other aspect of our built environment. Even if the measures did work, it simply wouldn't be worthwhile or...
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    Things that used to be common place in people’s homes

    A lot of them are either painted shut or nailed shut to save on the (tiny) cost of maintaining the sash cords. If you had the bottom halves propped with boxes then I'd guess the latter.
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    Things that used to be common place in people’s homes

    I've got old single-glazed sash windows now, and for 8 months of the year they are indeed great. Moving to a new flat soon that has double glazed replacement sash windows that still do the top and bottom trick, which is nice
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    Omicron - The latest variant of concern

    Is the PhD in Epidemiology at least? Most of the top scientists in the press seem to be psychologists, mathematicians and theoretical physicists
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    London North Eastern Railway First Class service

    As a single traveller I find I'm much more likely to get a seat to myself now, which is a huge improvement and I think probably suits the majority of customers very well. The only option to increase the number of two seat tables without eating into that capacity is to do the airline-style two...
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    More bad news for Scottish residents

    I think it's a housing estate just outside Glasgow
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    Omicron - The latest variant of concern

    She has been a generally pretty useless appointment from the moment she started. No realistic chance of this being agreed at all. Interesting that politicians can't see that this kind of discussion only puts people off having jabs. Boris's end of January target for boosters must make it almost...
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    London North Eastern Railway First Class service

    Euch. The NY Deli was the only really good thing on there
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    Omicron - The latest variant of concern

    About as near as they are to being a federal state without us, which is to say nowhere near. Nice try at shoehorning that particular hobbyhorse in though

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