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  1. 27 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Actually, what the site owner says is true. Most sites use an ad service like Doubleclick, which is owned by Google. These services will randomly serve up a selection of ads when you visit a site. The site owner usually has little control over them, other than setting broad preferences and complaining about specific ads once they appear.

    The ad services should check the ads before they serve them, but all to often they don’t, Doubleclick used to be particularly bad for this.

  2. 30 days ago on Scenes from a Multiverse

    Never had haddock and chips? Your loss

  3. about 1 month ago on Matt Bors

    A favourite theme of oppressive regimes. I remember when the old South Afriocan Apartheid Government was saying this.

  4. about 1 month ago on Matt Bors

    @Andylit Should I point out that the Nazi’s also tried to cozy up to the Chief Rabbi of Palestine?

  5. 3 months ago on Dick Tracy

    I love the art, it reminds me a bit of Carlos Ezquerra’s work. He was one of the original artists on Judge Dredd, which was heavily influenced by Dick Tracey. I believe he still draws it occasionally.

  6. 3 months ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    As has been pointed out, the US steel industry is unable to produce large volumes at competitive prices largely due to the historic reluctance to upgrade profitable facilities, which are now too outdated to compete. Those manufacturers who did update largely manufacture the specialist steels that the Chinese are still incapable of manufacturing to the required quality.

    Incidentally US petroleum refineries have a similar problem. Many older refineries have had little more than necessary safety updates. They have the benefit of a captive market, however.

    And the US coal industry will never be able to match the Chinese in price, they struggle to compete with Australia, which it the preferred foreign source of the Chinese. Incidentally as soon as they get the Zambian & Zimbabwean coal mines operating at volume, I suspect China will switch to them. They already control them.

  7. 6 months ago on Skin Horse

    Bell XV-15, not XV-17

  8. 7 months ago on Dick Tracy

    Nevertheless, Manson claimed among other things that he was trying to start a race war.

  9. 8 months ago on Skin Horse

    I’ve still got a feeling Mr Green will eventually turn out to be Homeschool Joe from Li’l Mell.

  10. 9 months ago on FoxTrot

    Here is a very interesting video about TI’s American calculator monopoly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoGl8-Wc-L0