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    Okay Renters...

    Problem is, your small houses do take up lots of space: That's not an efficient use of real estate.
  2. What have the people who awarded this with a prize been smoking? That girl obviously knows zero physics. First, I'd really like to know how that "magnetic arm" is supposed to work. Then the thing that makes fast trains (and maglevs) expensive to run is aerodynamic drag. That's why Musk came up with the Hyperloop to begin with. You put the train in vacuum to get rid of the drag. Having a locomotive in vacuum (linked to the train my magic) accomplishes nothing. But hey, she used Autodesk Inventor to make some pretty pictures.
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    The Regret of Killing Characters

    As far as King's Landing is concerned, TWOW will start where we were left in ADWD. Those other story arcs happen far away and don't interact with King's Landing, so stuff we see there could happen before Pycelle died. But Pycelle can't be in them and whatever happens in KL is after his death.
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    The Regret of Killing Characters

    Has to be Pycelle. The guy just knew a lot about Aerys and the Lannisters. As for overlapping time lines, that only works with plot threads that are separated by a sufficiently long distance. You can't have a chapter with Pycelle in it in the same place after his death.
  5. Well, if it turns out that Aerys was the father of Jaime and Cersei then that would be some poetic justice already.
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    German politics. Flinten Uschi defying the laws of gravity

    So the SPD has finished the first round of its casting show. Scholz / Geywitz as frontrunners were to be expected. But Walter-Borjans / Esken? Seriously? Looks like the SPD is determined to go the way of the dodo bird.
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    The US has moved out of Syria, leaving the Kurds to fend for themselves. Turkey promptly invaded but was stopped by the Russians. Turkey and Russia have now agreed to share control over a 30 km wide strip along the border between Turkey and Syria. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/22/middleeast/putin-erdogan-syria-deal-hodge-analysis-intl/index.html
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    What map are you looking at? The US has withdrawn.
  9. Are you sure you haven't confused US and UK sizes? They are similar but not identical. From what I found 9 1/2 US is more like 42 European. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/Shoesize-adult-en.svg
  10. While we're at it, there's no increase in solar activity either. Recent decades have actually seen rather low activity levels. https://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/bfly.gif
  11. I take it you have heard about photosynthesis. Looks like author of the article that was posted upthread hasn't. As for the Haber-Bosch process, you don't need natural gas for that. That's just the cheapest way to produce the hydrogen. And it could be disputed that we really need it in the quantities we use right now as a large chunk of it is for meat production.
  12. We have been making food out of thin air for millennia. It's called farming.
  13. Apparently it's all because of those fancy new Nike shoes. But in case of the women's record it is an official world record. As far as the men's record is concerned, Kipchoge's 2018 time run at the Berlin Marathon still holds. Of course, 2:01:39 is just as insane as the time he ran in Vienna.
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    Electric Cars - Advise?

    According to the numbers I found, a Tesla Model X is roughly on par with a diesel-powered BMW 3-Series (320d). That's based on the German power grid, which has about 1/3rd renewables and 12 % nuclear.
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    Electric Cars - Advise?

    Well, it's only as eco-friendly as the power grid you are charging from.