The 16th century writer rather than the sprinter?
2206 posts • joined 6 Oct 2007
The Maginot Line (a series of supporting fortifications delivering defence in depth) and the Atlantic Wall (a comprehensive plan to turn the north French coast into a killzone) both failed if due to a single cause because they were incomplete (did not cover Belgian border) and unfinished respectively.
Re: hit pump to get it working again
Remember the mechanical ones, not really? I've taken the electrical ones apart and put them together again for fun (replace valves and clean contacts)
Once the ignition was on they'd start ticking away trying to push fuel to the carb float chamber - this was in the days before return loops on the fuel line.
Generally they were sited somewhere inconvenient - up under the rear wheel arch - where they would get covered in mud and underbody spray.
Re: No Party Shall Require?
A signatory to a treaty is the 'party' to it. (though I've seen the phrase "contracting power" used in the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, the Treaty of Rome uses "High contracting parties")
As the parties to this treaty are states, the meaning is close enough for general discussion.
This quote ?
"I say that it is a narrow policy to suppose that this country or that is to be marked out as the eternal ally or the perpetual enemy of England. We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow"
working it from other end
If ICANN aren't prepared to say who they used (and how much they spent), is it possible to work it from the other end?
Find the public officials who they might have lobbied and work backwards from their declared meetings. Or from any equivalent to a members declaration of interest?
Re: I wonder...
Presumably someone thinks the numbers are in their favour. And others don't - for now.
Number of iphone/ipad users with a windows box versus number of iphone/ipad users with an android phone? There's a big spreadsheet somewhere that claims to have the answers.
Or perhaps its a case of being seen to be doing something your competition isn't.
Re: Leg up
If you look to the investment in British aviation from 1945 to 1960 (roughly), when Britain had an edge in aircraft and aero-engine design, it's (nearly) all government (Ministry of Supply) money being used by the companies to get things done.
There's a few private-funded things going on in the big companies but not much as money was tight.
For an example, the Westland Westminster heavy lift helicopter. When the government funding was curtailed, Westland sent the loaned Sikorsky rotor/gearbox used in the prototype back to the States rather than pay import duty on it.
Beat officers do belong to a different time. Before mobile (panda car) officers when you needed coppers on the ground in the right locations so they could attend quickly.
Before uptake in telephone connected burglar alarms and out-of-town industrial estates when the patrol would be checking the doors of commercial properties and workshops as they passed to see if they'd been left undone, or broken open.
To a time when sticking your head out of an upstairs window and yelling "Police! Help!" might have been followed by a relay of whistles blowing in the city's streets.
ICANN (unwritten but obvious) policy is to accumulate as much filthy lucre as possible.
Mucking Dot Gay around until they give up so an auction can generate meellions of dollars is entirely consistent with this policy.
I presume each step of the appeals progress has associated administration fees...
rules to regulations step - way to go yet.
Having voted for the rules, do the MEPs have a further vote/input when the regulations have been drawn up?
The regulations themselves could (though not guaranteed?) close the loopholes.
And what about when the regulations are turned into member country law, will there be an input/amendment by national parliaments then
The war (and the peace) was lost because Henry died and his son Henry VI wasn't up to the job being about a year old.
And that also led to the Wars of the Roses.
Room for much speculation as to the future of Europe if Henry V had lived longer and by diplomacy/war had stabilised situation and passed some of his skills onto his son.
I think Napoleon was more of a Rationalism type dictator and the wars of that period were a question of economics.
And even post WWI there was still a school of thought that the next war was more likely to be with France than anyone else in Europe despite the entente cordiale. The specification for British light ("day") bombers designs of the 1930s stipulated an operating range that would reach Paris.