17 posts • joined Tuesday 5th June 2012 03:55 GMT
They'll take the stairs.
Re: "Giant" is not a valid metric unit @xeperroni
The Normans were just transplanted Vikings anyway. (Norman meant "north men") Now hush or I'll bring up Agincourt...oops, too late.
So this makes how many (possibly) peer reviewed studies refuting climate change? Must be nearly 30 by now.
I still find it bizarre that they're allowed to spy on citizens of other countries - over whom they have no juristiction - but not citizens of their own country. I can only imagine the lurid tantrums that would be thrown if another country's intelligence agency was known to be gathering as much information as it could about US citizens.
Just make sure you don't worry about things like the rate of change when you talk about these things. That might be awkward.
My first thought is that this colour combination has also been prominent in the Microsoft logo for close to twenty years. I bet it appears in plenty of other corporate branding as well. This is a bit of a stretch.
I've seen that shape before
So that's what they've done with their Delta Le Mans car. There was a fascinating video of Chris Harris driving that a while ago and the fact that it was competitive with much less horsepower than other cars was touted as one of its advantages. I'm guessing that's at least partly down to tiny frontal area. I'm going to be fascinated to hear how this goes.
Right, so the social groups brought into conflict as part of the disruption brought on by colonialism wouldn't have migrated from those borders into the cities over the past 150 years? Because they're clearly going to be immune to the whole urban migration thing that happened over the 20th century.
Re: Eh? - Thomas
Wow, you must have put whole minutes into your view of gender identity. Firstly, the surgery is only a part of the physical transition and I'd argue that the hormonal aspect, which *does* affect the entire body is far more significant. On top of that, the social and personal identity aspect of gender identity trumps the physical by so many orders of magnitude it's not even funny. This is *not* a man who decided he wanted to lop of the floppy bits, she's a woman whose body played some really unpleasant congenital tricks on her. This stuff isn't intuitive and it doesn't always make immediate sense. I've personally been going through the process for several years and I'm *still* hammering away at it teasing out the gnarlier bits, and that's consciously, rigorously thinking through it Every Single Day. Don't think you know better than we do. You really, seriously don't.
Did I just read that they're using a 2010 Cosworth Formula 1 engine as the oxidant pump?
Re: I wonder what they saw that they interpreted as a "red crucifix"
They can be a trifle sketchy. I seem to recall that they started as annotations to Easter tables which were set up to calculate when Easter would fall in a given year. There were a couple of ways that these could be out; again, I'll have to try to remember to look at this when I get home rather than at work. At least this post-dates the Synod of Whitby :)
Re: hitsorical record
Well that says the same thing and places it actually in the year mentioned in the article rather than the year before. It also more firmly ties the phrase "after sunset" to the red crucifix. Win!
The Anglo-saxon chronicle had something:
"A.D. 774. This year the Northumbrians banished their king,
Alred, from York at Easter-tide; and chose Ethelred, the son of
Mull, for their lord, who reigned four winters. This year also
appeared in the heavens a red crucifix, after sunset; the
Mercians and the men of Kent fought at Otford; and wonderful
serpents were seen in the land of the South-Saxons."
I wonder what they saw that they interpreted as a "red crucifix". I don't have the original text handy, only a translation.
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