Re: I did that once too...
Hydrochloride acid won’t dissolve the bone, just the mineral parts and you’re left with rubbery bones. Standard school procedures in 1950ish labs.
149 posts • joined 3 Nov 2008
Yes but he wasn’t shafted by the establishment like the others. Since WW2 is ruling our lives (brexitmania) perhaps a larger group of all the scientists who were important in “winning the war”. Actually in these days when it’s popular to denigrate the Poles, my favourite for £50 note portrait would be the Polish pilots who won the Battle of Britain (exaggeration to make the point).
On the official web site I voted that they put a trio of Tommy Flowers, Bill Tutte and Alan Turing because they make a good group, won the war and were all shafted by the establishment in multiple ways. It doesn’t hurt that they were the offspring of a gardener, bricklayer and Indian civil servant — not only dead but dead common ;-)
1Password now checks your new passwords against the leaked passwords at https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords which probably contains all the common useless ones like qwerty etc. I think there are half a billion passwords there, maybe more now. Some websites also check against this list when new passwords are created. It’s also used by GCHQ. More good work by Troy Hunt.
I had one of the 10000mAh AmazonBasics powerbanks and it was far and away the best designed and most convenient of the several batteries I own, obviously mine did not burst into flames before I binned it. It was so good that I have been trying unsuccessfully to buy a couple more but have been forced to buy other makes. I suppose it falls into the “don’t judge a book by its cover” category but it’s surprising nonetheless that so much thought had gone into the operation but apparently so little into the basic function :-(
“I've been using RSS for quite a few years and a "headline lister" sounds fairly pointless to me.” Me too. The headlines are a poor guide to what’s in the article, for example ... that site called The Register :-( I want a few lines of text at least and then if it is interesting, add it to my reading list in Safari. I think most RSS readers are configurable - I use Newsify and can definitely set read items to disappear.
It disappointing that so many of you here can’t see the difference between a Nazi themed night and a German themed night. I thought you were better than that. It tends to prove the earlier comment that there are more Nazis here than in Germany nowadays. And yes, the brexiciders I spoke with before the referendum were all looking forward to getting rid of the “blacks”, not much mention of Poles etc.
And BTW none of the brexiciders picked up on the “more immigration from outside Europe” promises - because being in the EU “discriminated against non-European immigrants/workers”.
There’s a lot of talk here and elsewhere about MP’s working hours and their work computers. Does an MP have working hours even when in HoP? Isn’t he often also working at home and other places? If some of his/her time in HoP is not working is it OK for an MP to use a private computer and how does it connect to t’interwebs?
I don’t know the answer to these questions though I suspect the lines between an MP’s “work” and private life are blurred.
Having recently watched a TV program about HoP it’s clear that space is very tight and offices are often shared and MPs are sometimes moved about between offices. I wonder in what sense it was Green’s computer. Are the Computers supplied by the HoP and MPs login to one wherever they are or do they cart them around between offices?
It pains me to say that I agree with Jacob Rees-Mogg that the original invasion of Parliament by the police is the more important thing here. I particularly object to the police being able to access his constituents confidential details which were likely on the computer in emails etc. My understanding is that forensics always starts with imaging the hard drive, so were these hard drive images retained?
BTW Profumo lied to the House rather than just denied his relationship. Too much is made of lying anyway, everyone does it.
If someone inside the US embassy fires a pistol* and kills a London policeman he cannot be extradited to U.K. but he could be prosecuted under US law. it seems to me no different if someone in the U.K. extracts electrons (or whatever would be the correct description) from the US and transports them back to the U.K. he should be prosecuted under U.K. law.
* I’m sure everyone knows about this case!
Classification of living things is very artificial and overlays the natural world rather like the rules of grammar attempt to order language. The best definition of a species that I know of is that it is that group of creatures defined as such by a competent taxonomist.
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