Re: You can't be to careful
Yes you can control when and where but you can't stop it half way through.
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If only personalised ads were actually any use.
I have a fairly low tolerance for:
Being told I can buy what I have ALREADY BLOODY WELL BOUGHT.
Being told about places to buy stuff which I ALREADY BLOODY KNOW ABOUT
Being told what other people are buying AS IF I GIVE A RATS ARSE
Being told what is "trending" as if that was somehow important
Being told what else people bought, after buying something I've just bought as if it was somehow relevant to me
Being offered something a bit like* what I've just looked at in the hope it will stir any interest on me
And people† wonder why folk use AdBlock
* but only in the coke addled brain of some hapless marketing droid
† Yes, I know it is stretching the definition of "people" to expect it to accommodate anyone in Internet marketing but it's easier to type than "fuckwitted addlebrained retard oxygen thieves who are a great argument for abortion to be legal up to at least the 369th month."
My affordable MG5 cost <£30k (and it's not a base model), has a published range spec from it's 51kWh battery of 217miles (349km). During last summer I was achieving, on the basis of distance gone from 100% state of charge to a nearly empty battery, plus estimated bit of range left, was 249 miles (400km). It's no Tesla but gets away from the lights comfortably rapidly plus it's a proper estate and not a hatchback.
I drive up to a petrol pump, have my standard Visa card read. I fill up. I have my Visa card back. I leave.
In contrast, I arrive at an EV charger and check who the supplier is. Especially if it is run by one of the mail oil companies I check if the thing is dead like one in three of their fleet. Oh goody, it isn't.
I check if I have their app or maybe their RFID card. I don't so I get my phone again and join their website
Oh. No phone signal. No WiFi either. Now I'm screwed.
Why did EV charge network providers take a working model and then stamp on it?
Donkeys years back when I were a lad, we had a series of school visits to local industry to see how the real world worked. One visit was to a UK manufacturer if test gear - a Big Name at the time but I'm buggered if I remember who as I've been asleep since then.
One of the things that I do remember was their service shop. All instruments that arrived were de-cased, chucked in a sink and thoroughly washed, before spending a day or two in a drying cabinet. Someone expressed surprise and was prompt told the kit had been designed to be properly cleaned and serviced.
Chew on that Apple.
"If we lose one of those remaining datacenters, we may not be able to serve traffic to all Twitter's users,"
My heart bleeds for Twatter. Positively BLEEDS.
Not really it doesn't. It'll just stuff those companies whose customer service is so shite that they rely on (anti)social media rather than phone(not premium rate) and email (not web forms).
Also how the hydrogen will be stored. IIRC, standby power systems tend to spend a lot if time just - er - standing around. Hydrogen is a tiny molecule. Diesel is enormous. Diesel doesn't tend to percolate through walls and joints of containmemt. Hydrogen is a bit different. There's also the tendency of hydrogen to affect materials with which it is in contact - hydrogen embrittlement. Interesting.