What a way to fail...
Hahaha - using a video conferencing system based in the country that you want to do a "fantastic" trade deal with and there's no guarantee that they're not already listening in.
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They can't (depending on your circumstances) force them on us here in France. It is not against the law to refuse them access INTO your house to install one. They can only force one on you if your meter is an external one - but there are arguments that you can restrict their access if they have to come ONTO your property (i.e. garden) to do it.
I wouldn't mind but all this garbage spouted about how they make your life easier is kangaroo testicles.
Here in rural parts of L'hexagone we report our own meter readings via that new fangled thing called l'internet. But we are supposed to have a bi-annual visit from the man with an electronic clipboard to take our readings. However, he always calls when we're out, leaves a card saying will be back a demain at the same time when we're of course out again.
So, how do we rural residents of France get around this, well we don't let one of those infernal green boxes inside, no - we simply write the reading on the card left and hey presto the "official, has to be done" reading is completed for another six months.
Ah well, back to the vin de table.
Ah, that brings back memories (although it certainly does not bring back any knowledge of the subject).
I remember taking Latin for one year at High School, we had a teacher who's accuracy with the blackboard eraser was lethally accurate, but I digress. My point being that it brought back this...
Latin is a language, as dead as dead can be
It killed the ancient Romans
And now it's killing me.
Curabitur in maxima eruditorum commentariis.
Another bug bear of mine is those idiots who drive with their frikkin' dogs on their lap/roaming free in the front of the vehicle.
If you think that's bad you should try it out here in the Middle East - it's more often the case of children sitting on the driver's lap (crunchy airbags is the nickname) !!!
As for using the mobile, well local attitude is that if you can't drive/mobile/eat/scratch/smoke at the same time then maybe you ought not be on the roads.
Me, handsfree and voice operated works perfectly well.
Self-explanatory icon for this = usual result of the local driving style.
Also in Essex...
Used to play around the site when I was a kid, we lived in the village.
Not as impressive as the Kelvedon Hatch one but still of interest... http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/m/mistley/
Was fun trying to get through the fencing around the facility.
The 'point' is in making a product that has an envisaged market.
There are always people out there who want (must have) the latest gizmo irrespective of the cost - what's so wrong with providing them with the objects of their desire?
If I had the money, space, acquired skilset then I'd be interested.
Whilst I was poodling around the touristy areas of DXB. Would hate to be in it (or anywhere near) when it comes across one of the gazillions of speed humps on the roads (other than Shk Zayed) at high speed. Why do you think they prefer the 4x4s out here?
Also read that this wasn't going to be used to chase perps just to show that Dubai is back in the game - finance speaking.
For such a high-tech facility I feel a little 'let-down' by such a low-tech visitor badge.
Where's the gizmos? Was there an RFID chip?
Wasn't this the location where one famous (but can't remember his name right now) had a chip implanted so that the building would open/unlock doors for him?
Ha, just imported my subscriptions into theoldreader.com
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Yep, that's 20k users in front of me, all coming from a supposedly under utilised service !!!
Ah, that brings back memories of Malaysia, me sitting there with a nice ripe Durian ready to chow down on it - the wife running around in circles with a cloth over her face desperately trying not to throw-up.
Why did I eat it - same answer as why we climb mountains - machoism and because it was there !
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