> Ask to see your medical records...
The request will be denied "due to GDPR".
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As the CO2 output of domestic heating systems is comparable to that of transport in this country, a much more immediate win would be tp switch domestic heating to electricity from gas or oil. Incredibly the infrastructure is there already.
But of course that would reveal the real problem ... that electricity is roughly 3 time the price of gas. That's masked for road fuels by the incredibly high levels of excise duty on fuel, VAT on fuel, and the final insult, VAT on the excise duty.
It makes you realise the whole push for green transport is mere lip service from the goverment that now more than ever cannot afford to lose those revenue streams.
> ... Milton Keynes. The roundabouts for which the city is famed will be a test of the Triggo's ability...
They already thwart "serious" cyclists, most of whom avoid the cycle tracks alongside the roads, presumably so they can totter aound roundabouts rather than use the underpasses or bridges provided for their use. (Other idiots are available, of course.)
> The Christian church would have been potentially far less misogynist without Paul anyway.
You're an optimist. The bible has been "edited" many times in the last few centuries to conform to the prejudices of the time. Saul of Tarsus was the first such (high-profile) contributor, and the enthusiastic acceptance of his views by the christian church speaks for itself.
> ... why aren't they developing their own cloud services instead of forking out £5 million each year?
Bec ause they're a government so (a) it would be £5 million down the drain, and (b) it would all go to either one of their good mates, or to a a multinational service company who would make a pig's ear of it anyway.
> I haven't seen many Equity Funds investing in Hansom Cabs, stagecoaches, semaphores, fleets of narrow boats, 8-track-tapes, transistor radios and penny-farthings.
I assume you mean recently. I'm sure they (or their equivalents) did in the good old days.
> Pedestrians produce so much less CO2
Well, you could claim that pedestrians (including pedestrians who happen on some occasions to be driving a motorised vehicle, or worse yet, live in a house with central heating) produce *all* the CO2. All the excess CO2, at least.
> ... Motorola didn't invest in keeping its 68000 CPU's relevant
ISTR Sun approached Motorola to collaborate on a new architecture which would have superseded 68000, but were summarily rejected ... so went it alone with SPARC instead.
And yes, at the time, SPARC did indeed run rings round contemporary Intel offerings.
> ... the government has now agreed not to extend Palantir's contract beyond the pandemic without consulting the public.
The "pandemic" will go on for many years yet.
Mostly because it isn't, and hasn't been for many months, a pandemic; it very quickly became apparent that it was endemic ... and would remain so.
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