A Conversation for Ask h2g2

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Post 17481

swl

The problem with that petition is tens of thousands of signatures are from foreign countries and there's nothing to stop people signing again and again, or to set up a 'bot to sign automatically.


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Post 17482

Cheerful Dragon

In theory, all signatories must be British, or UK residents at the very least.

Another problem is that most of the signatories come from areas where the majority voted Remain. Maybe there will be another petition suggesting the matter should be decided on a 'best of three's basis.smiley - erm


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Post 17483

swl

Saw a graphic on another site that detailed where the signatures were coming from by constituency and by country. About 10% from abroad.


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Cheerful Dragon

People signing from abroad may still be British - ex-pats, people on holiday or on business trips. Abroad doesn't equal foreign. As long as they have the right to vote in the UK, their signatures are valid, IMO


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Post 17485

Swl



3014680 United Kingdom
42260 Vatican City
24868 North Korea
20488 France
13044 Australia
13018 Spain
11982 United States
7841 Germany
4438 Canada
4427 Gibraltar
3971 New Zealand
3464 Netherlands
3399 Ireland
3338 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
2745 Italy
2735 British Antarctic Territory
2544 Switzerland



There's only 800 people live in the Vatican.


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Post 17486

Swl

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36634407

Second EU referendum petition investigated for fraud


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Post 17487

Icy North

Interesting numbers. If you remove Vatican and North Korea, it could be representative in term of numbers of British citizens.


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Post 17488

Bluebottle

How many women live in the Vatican?

<BB<


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Post 17489

You can call me TC

Just as a matter of interest, when bob posted the link to the petition, I tried it out. I was asked if I was a British expat (I am) and to state where I lived (which I did, although I have no way of proving either in that situation, of course).

On trying to sign the petition, I got the message that the site was "down for maintenance" - i.e. had crashed, which didn't surprise me. Not really expecting any success, I tried again and was informed that I had already signed the petition (whoops). So there was some regulation going on. Whatever. It was a lost cause, anyway.


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Post 17490

logicus tracticus philosophicus

http://www.facebook.com/2udilligaf/posts/10154381637849009
is one of the better petitions ive seen though link might not work as they stopped new signature after only five had signed,,


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Post 17491

ITIWBS

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands had a population of only 30 in 2006.

Someone is deliberately trying to foul up the petition effort.


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Post 17492

Maria

http://m.publico.es/ciencias/1964634/el-avion-solar-impulse-ii-aterriza-con-exito-en-sevilla-tres-dias-despues-de-despegar-de-nueva-york

On Thursday 23, a plane that only uses solar energy, landed in Sevilla three days after it set off from New York.


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Post 17493

Swl

Isn't all energy ultimately solar energy?


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Post 17494

Baron Grim

Ultimately? Yeah, probably.

That reminds me of a thought game I played with a coworker a long time ago. He challenged me to think of a form of death that couldn't ultimately be described as "lack of oxygen to the brain". It's tougher than you might think.


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Post 17495

ITIWBS

Ridin' the bomb down as in the climactic scene of "Dr. Strangelove".smiley - winkeye


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Post 17496

Baron Grim

Yep... Explosive distribution and instantaneous complete cellular death was my best answer as well.


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Post 17497

Icy North

Telling an unfunny joke in a working men's club?


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