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TIL The crew of Soyuz 11 died in space from asphyxiation, when a valve in their re-entry module stuck open. The capsule landed safely, but the crew were dead. by brainburger in todayilearned

[–]brainburger[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It makes me wonder why all the speculation I have read about how you would die in space has not mentioned them, such as wondering whether you would swell up like in Outland. These are real examples. They died from brain haemorrhaging.

Balloon eats baseball bat by hate_mail in oddlysatisfying

[–]brainburger -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Ah that takes me back to my wedding day...

Balloon eats baseball bat by hate_mail in oddlysatisfying

[–]brainburger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When balloons pop it's always the end for them.

'There was blood everywhere': Survivor among hundreds stopped in FGM crackdown at Heathrow Airport by Puffin_fan in unitedkingdom

[–]brainburger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes those seem reasonable observations. What doesn't seem reasonable is the authorities' tendency to just throw their hands up and allow it to happen. It sems every view months there is one of these teeth-gnashing articles and nothing ever gets done.

Proof of the crime would be easier if they obtained confessions, for example. Do they not even try?

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]brainburger -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yes sure, but those arguments also apply to the bad things which happened in the communist world.

For what its worth the USSR had population growth before the revolution, but it also had human right abuses. And, as the economic, legal and industrial systems were transformed by the revolutions, they have to be taken into account.

Notice I am not saying the USSR did no bad things.

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]brainburger -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

No I am specifically not. I am saying there were also some improvements. Do you have a reading comprehension problem or do you live in a cartoon universe of goodies and baddies?

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]brainburger -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

the USSR's population did grow. It was growing faster then the USA's in 1982, despite having lower immigration.

Scissors attack on girl in hijab 'did not happen': police by kissedlordeonce in news

[–]brainburger -17 points-16 points  (0 children)

You should probably net off the number of people that communism saved too. I don't think Nazism saved any significant numbers, but communism did improve public health and education, and food production. It did these things patchily of course.

Boris Johnson would 'rather stay in' the EU than accept a soft Brexit by HeroAntagonist in unitedkingdom

[–]brainburger 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh god, no I am not recommending believing a word from the opportunist twat's mouth.

I decided to make fact-based videos about UK issues in my free time. Here's the first: (The madness of) Solar Power in the United Kingdom. by Show-dont-tell in unitedkingdom

[–]brainburger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do the figures include domestic solar PV systems, or just commercial power plants?

That's a big difference about solar, that it can be installed for one house. This is less practical with wind or biomass.

Also it would be good to consider solar water-heating, not just PV.

2.5kwh per day from one square meter of solar water heating would be adequate for most homes. That assumes 100% efficiency, but even if its only 50% efficient then that's only 2 meters squared of panel. Solar water heating is only good in the summer, of course.

Boris Johnson would 'rather stay in' the EU than accept a soft Brexit by HeroAntagonist in unitedkingdom

[–]brainburger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Firstly I think its a massive waste of time either soft or hard.

That said, the soft Brexit is likely to be better for trade, and for the freedom of movement of British people. However it will reduce the UK's sovereignty compared to remaining.

Hard Brexit will be about the same for direct sovereignty as remaining, but worse for trade and the freedom of UK people. It will also reduce our international soft power more than soft Brexit would.

Take your pick but both are worse than remaining, IMHO.