Re: "relying on disruptive technologies like quantum encryption"
What made you write that rubbish. Niin
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Yes that is a god question.
We have unmanned aircraft called drones and also unmanned helicopters called drones and they are so very different but still still called drones.
I actually think it was the unmanned aircraft that were first called drones.
Personally now, I think a drone should be able to hover and move slowly and vertically, land and take off and so forth.
But the drones we now discuss do none of that.
Putting my back into the pocket.
As the USA has no land border to worry about, one has to assume, these "drones" are designed for a very different attack on the USA, (or used by the USA somewhere else).
They would fitt NATO too in certain scenarios.
I don't think there is any good reason to compare these "drones" to the ones used and needed in Ukraine today.
We all know that lapdog number one in Europe is Britain, proudly.
It's called the special relationship that Brits boast about and rely on for good reasons or not.
But I would add that Americans don't have the same view about the Germans or the French as many Brits have and assume are shared with other countries.
That was a very odd comment, mad in other words.
Vladimir Pentowsky was a Soviet/Russian diplomat, Ambassador, professor in history, politician and writer.
I cannot see him having anything to do with this story.
And about Spark try this.
PS. Andy Grove was Hungarian not Russian and escaped to the USA, and while he did work for Intel the history goes behind him.
I doubt there is one countrry not suffering from a serious lack of investment in infrastructure but your link referes to the "world competitiveness ranking".
And that you can ponder about here.
"Now we have Lynch"-
You would need guys like Lynch in government and not guys like Mogg and similar.
And you would need strong unions "with a high percentage of the workforce unionized and involving a tripartite arrangement, where representatives of labour and employers negotiate wages and labour market policy is mediated by the government."
To quote the Wikipedia on the "Nordic model".
But instead you have an outdated defunct idiotic political system with a two party system and a one party government kept in place with fptp.
And still a class society, the last in western Europe, with an ever growing wealth and income inequality and poverty.
But you will not all get it, apparently.
PS. Labour here doesn't referre to a political party.
The French have this for electricity production. Nuclear is of course stable.
The GB grid here.
The Swedish plus other Nordic countries and Baltic countries here, sadly with no separation of solar power.
The Finnish here:
Countries are different and that affects the electricity production too.
""and turned back into drinking water again"
I wonder if that is actually true.
Some countries are more lucky, of course, for instance the Nordic countries use very clean water from lakes and rivers (not sure about Denmark) and than that water is made even cleaner. Waste water is then cleaned before it's let into the Baltic
Could Britain be that different.
"using clean drinking water to cool and flush bogs: Stupidity."
Why would a water company provide anything but clean drinkable water. You seem to assume it's cheaper or easier to deliver both types of water.
I don't think it took anytime at all to accidentally mix that water.
But I could imagine there are countries where that could be true, but I don't think Britain is quite there yet, then again two taps instead of one is still so popular.
Reading these comments of water companies dumping shit in rivers and the sea to their owners delight makes me wonder if anybody is in charge.
One would think, and I am sure there are examples in many countries where the governments won't allow things like that at all.
And then one AC writes "be afraid", that is silly, rather do something about it, for a change.
ESA is cooperating with the USA since a long time in fields like
Earth science/ Earth observation (other than meteorology)
After the war countries like Germany, Japan and also Italy had to stat rebuilding the industry from scratch.
Meanwhile Britain fell a sleep content with an outdated industry and political system believing that once world leading is for ever world leading.
And there is more to it. It's all conserved in a guy like Mogg and similar.
What has the Blue Brain project to do with Horizon.
" EPFL’s Blue Brain Project is a Swiss brain research Initiative led by Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram."
The Blue Brain Project (BBP) is supported and funded by the Swiss Government and distributed by the governing board of the two Swiss Federal Institutes (ETHZ and EPFL), with around $22 million per year.".
As you ask, I have started to use RCS on my Amdroid and it has this "damned" feature of "suddenly" doing a word full capital due to something you did without noticing it.
RCS stands for Rich Communication Service, and is fine when you learn to use it. It's also possible there is an Emacs feeling to it, though.
I am all for green energy including nuclear but why such a weeping voice in your comment.
Vattenfall is a large energy company owned by the Swedish state active in many European countries. Why would they start building something if the numbers prowe it's not worth it.
And I am sure they have the right to skip it too without braking any promises.
You mention Denmark as low carbon but that is not quite true. Right now they get 75% of electricity from wind but the rest 25% they get from thermal power which is worse than in other Nordic countries and they also mostly have to import.
You find the Nordic grid here and it also includes Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The EU is in that list referred to by Wikipedia. The British GDP (PPP) is apparently below the EU average.
Surprising, not so sure.
You find the list here:
I suggest you start to listen better to how your countrymen speak about Britain, there is a lot to be amused about at times.
"one of the richest countries in the world,"
Yes no doubt but then again what about the people.
GDP (PPP) 2023 estimate per capita $56,471 (28th in the world)
Behind for instance Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Iceland, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, France, European Union.
GDP (nominal) 2023 estimate per capita $46,371 (22nd in the world)
Behind for instance Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Germany.
(both smaller and bigger countries in Europe)-
I have no need to downplay the importance of Britain, but I wonder if there is in the world a people more prone to over estimate themselves like the English.
Words by Nick Clegg a long time ago about some of his countrymen come to my mind - "..a misplaced sense of superiority, sustained by delusions of grandeur".
I don't think it's a good attitude for improving the reality.
If you cannot spot the "border" in this sentence, try again, or perhaps you think it disappeared just like that, and fully unrelated to the agreement.
"he multi-party agreement committed the parties to "use any influence they may have" to bring about the decommissioning of all paramilitary arms within two years of the referendums approving the agreement. The process of normalisation committed the British government to the reduction in the number and role of its armed forces in Northern Ireland "to levels compatible with a normal peaceful society". This included the removal of security installations and the removal of special emergency powers in Northern Ireland. The Irish government committed to a "wide-ranging review" of its Offences against the State legislation. ".
Dosn't matter now at all but we find this text here (https://fullfact.org/europe/was-eu-referendum-advisory/).
"Start with the law
The referendum was not legally binding. There’s no one source that can prove this statement true (although here’s a respectable one). That follows from the fact that the European Union Referendum Act 2015 didn’t say anything about implementing the result of the vote. It just provided that there should be one.
In other countries, referendums are often legally binding—for example, because the vote is on whether to amend the constitution. The UK, famously, doesn’t have a codified constitution.
A UK referendum will only have the force of law if the Act setting it up says so. In practical terms this would mean someone would be able to go to court to make the government implement the result. The Alternative Vote referendum in 2011, for example, was legally binding in this way.".
So according to my understanding it was not legally binding.
"Swiss entities CAN participate in most Horizon Europe calls. Funding is provided by the Swiss government as long as Switzerland is not associated to the programme."
I suggest you get a mirror and remember the - "break international law if only in a british way".