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by ocelotl
27 Oct 2022, 02:20
Forum: Chats
Topic: God bless the NHS (They might be listening)
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: God bless the NHS (They might be listening)

Nah, the issue is that career politicians benefit of the loopholes within the legal frame down here... And since we don't have to state or plead allegiance to any political party when we register as voters, many politicians switch party membership as they see fit.
by ocelotl
26 Oct 2022, 18:20
Forum: Chats
Topic: Perfect Landing
Replies: 6
Views: 57

Re: Perfect Landing

I've heard lots of times that "A landing where you can get out walking is a good landing".
by ocelotl
26 Oct 2022, 17:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: Vertical Clouds
Replies: 181
Views: 1342

Re: Vertical Clouds

Happy Birthday, Gary. Using ground heat as a thermal regulating resource is limited to the thermal conductivity of soil and the heat transfer surface used for the regulation scheme. What I'm referring to is to drill artificial geysers in geologically active areas and use them as source for electrici...
by ocelotl
26 Oct 2022, 14:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: God bless the NHS (They might be listening)
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: God bless the NHS (They might be listening)

It may be that in Europe they are more used to have more power in their congresses, and not in the "Frontman"... When their politicians appear in the news, you see them more often speaking to their respective congresses, and in some cases, the Head of the Congress is more powerful than the...
by ocelotl
25 Oct 2022, 15:55
Forum: Chats
Topic: Vertical Clouds
Replies: 181
Views: 1342

Re: Vertical Clouds

Along the "green" energy sources. Almost no one remembers geothermal energy. It has its ups and downs, but it can also be an alternative next to hydroelectric generators.

Or maybe I'm based by my scholar history and the fact that I live near a volcanic range...
by ocelotl
25 Oct 2022, 15:43
Forum: Chats
Topic: God bless the NHS (They might be listening)
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: God bless the NHS (They might be listening)

At least your politicians have the decency to resign fast... Hope your health improves from here. Greetings from good ol' Mexico City.
by ocelotl
10 Oct 2022, 19:48
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 192
Views: 1829

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Another point. As non native English speakers, us foreigners, when applying for a job or post graduate studies, we need to do an English proficiency exam. The reference exams are the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), that is commonly nicknamed as "too awful", and the IELTS (In...
by ocelotl
08 Oct 2022, 19:51
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 192
Views: 1829

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Mostly, other languages that use Roman alphabet, have different diacritical marks. In Spanish, we use the accent to emphasize the intonation of the syllable, it helps sometimes when we have to distinguish between words that otherwise would sound similar. Example. "Esta situación está fuera de c...
by ocelotl
28 Sep 2022, 22:24
Forum: Chats
Topic: Vertical Clouds
Replies: 181
Views: 1342

Re: Vertical Clouds

The problem is the way public transportation is implemented, Gary, from what you're telling, it is centrally planned up there where you have lived, without regard of offering citizens a usable system. Down here, the four avenues that mark the limits of the neighborhood where I live are also main bus...
by ocelotl
28 Sep 2022, 16:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Vertical Clouds
Replies: 181
Views: 1342

Re: Vertical Clouds

Lithium batteries have two main limitations: - Useful life. Is the same as in any cellphone. 3 to 5 years and 1000 to 1500 cycles. If batteries with 10,000 cycle or 250,000 hours of total useful life can be manufactured, it will be a game changer for electric cars. I've read that research is being d...
by ocelotl
17 Sep 2022, 17:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: Vertical Clouds
Replies: 181
Views: 1342

Re: Vertical Clouds

The ball drop test is done to check if the glass was annealed correctly. For the exacting grinding, polishing and figuring procedure a trifocal needs, it is best to make sure the glass piece is as free of internal tensions and as homogeneous as possible. That is another reason the prescription is fo...
by ocelotl
15 Sep 2022, 23:56
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 192
Views: 1829

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Thanks to Youtube, I found videos of the descent through two interesting roads over here. Hope they are open to see from your home. - Cumbres de Acultzingo. This is the stretch over Mexican Federal Road 150, namely between the town of "Puerto del Aire", at 2355 meters above sea level to &q...
by ocelotl
14 Sep 2022, 20:57
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 192
Views: 1829

Re: Pencil Sharpener

I remember having read you Gary mentioning the Tail of the Dragon before, and that I replied that it looked quite attention requiring to drive through, yet with awesome sights. https://roadtrippers.com/tail-of-the-dragon/ Regarding your home maintaining comments, ¿What can I say? I live in a concret...
by ocelotl
14 Sep 2022, 20:04
Forum: Chats
Topic: God bless the NHS (They might be listening)
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: God bless the NHS (They might be listening)

Glad to know you're still around, and hope your condition improves quickly. Since I've already passed the half century threshold, I've been thinking about the same area for a bit, but seeing no real issues have presented to my ancestors, I'm thinking of checking about it as a prevention mainly. Cond...
by ocelotl
14 Sep 2022, 19:59
Forum: Chats
Topic: Vertical Clouds
Replies: 181
Views: 1342

Re: Vertical Clouds

I know very little about optics (where is Juan when we need him) and find it slightly amazing that plastic lenses don't do you any good. All I ever read on the subject had to do with cameras. There was a review about Nikon cameras many years ago that claimed they were the last of the consumer type ...
by ocelotl
17 Mar 2022, 19:30
Forum: Chats
Topic: DST Time shifts may come to end.
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: DST Time shifts may come to end.

As I've hinted before, in locations within the tropics, the variation between winter and summer sunrise and sunset times is not considerable, and reduces to minutes at the very Equator due to the eccentricity of Earth's orbit around the Sun. Rush hour in most urban areas is 7:00 to 9:00 and 17:00 to...
by ocelotl
16 Mar 2022, 21:54
Forum: Chats
Topic: DST Time shifts may come to end.
Replies: 7
Views: 347

DST Time shifts may come to end.

I just read that we may see the end of the yearly back/forth time shift known as Daylight savings... https://twitter.com/SenateCloakroom/status/1503797632745025542 Because of USMCA/TEMEC, we down here in México will follow suit and end this 25 year long experiment on our time schedules... In my opin...
by ocelotl
01 Mar 2022, 00:10
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Windows 12
Replies: 136
Views: 1843

Re: Windows 12

Down here DST was implemented in 1997 as a consequence of NAFTA. So, all of my childhood and school years were without it, and most of my work years have been with it. I got used to think about it only regarding to clock time and take it easy on the transition week, so no big issues, and that became...
by ocelotl
21 Feb 2022, 20:15
Forum: Chats
Topic: Golden
Replies: 29
Views: 966

Re: Golden

My old church, St Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, was a work of art and most beautiful. It did not compare to the spectacular altars you have published here, Juan. There was some gold trim on the sanctuary walls, but nothing like what you show here. Thank you for sharing those marvelous pictures. Man...
by ocelotl
21 Feb 2022, 06:24
Forum: Chats
Topic: Golden
Replies: 29
Views: 966

Re: Golden

After going to Google Maps to check the surroundings of the monastery you point out, I see the Municipality building is among the sister's complex... Comparing sizes, the complex may cover a lot similar in size to the block where the Municipal Palace of Tlalnepantla de Baz and the Archdiocese of Tla...