Re: Oh how the woke wimper
That tired old argument.
What you call Freedom of Speech is meaningless since North Korea has your type of "Freedom of Speech". They don't have "Freedom from consequences".
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Laptops themselves are the problem.
Most people treat them as disposable items you throw away after a few years.
When you do throw them away you are usually throwing away something that is 90% working, ie screen, cpu, motherboard etc. It's normally only the hard drive that's the problem, either hardware or sofware.
You get less performance for your money, they are easy to nick, easy to break, they are very hard to repair, they are very hard to upgrade, apart from the RAM or HD. They also give you RSI if you don't buy external devices.
Yet everyone wants a laptop and the government is even giving them out for free.
Since masks were made mandatory, just a few days later I was in a queue in a shop with someone literally breathing down my neck.
Mandatory masks completely destroyed the 2m rule compliance.
Risk Compensation it's called. When seat belts are mandatory, the number of car crashes goes up.
Some were, some weren't
The problem with the news media in this country is that they don't give a damn about science.
If 100 scientists say one thing, they'll find the 1 scientist who says another and lead with a headline like "Top scientists says oppositee of government"
People should really just ignore the media and their lies
I had the original Nokia 5310 Xpressmusic
It was a great phone, was very disappointed when it broke and I could'nt get any similar replacement.
With the size of smart phones these days, and how badly they often perform as actual phones, shouldn't we all consider going back to having a mobile phone like this in your pocket and a small table in your bag?
Instead of auctioning it off to the highest bidder. They should 'auction' it to whoever is willing to give the highest % coverage.
Also, why do we need 5g?
Since our Chinese friends have so much influence, why not just give more frequencies to 4g and let them upgrade to 5g if they want, in the future, or not. Who cares?
Since China is stealing all the IP on the planet, we need both
The PPE/Testing problems recently show what happens when there is a worldwide shortgage and you are entirely reliant on imports.
You need manufacturing of all types in every country even if it's just on a small scale, because it's a lot easier to scale up a small plant than it is to start one from scratch where none exists.
Start moving all your accounts to a free e-mail server.
Every time you visit a website, change the e-mail.
Set up a mail rule, that any e-mail that is addressed to your old e-mail gets highlighted with a flag.
When you receive an e-mail to the old address visit the webiste and change it.
After a few years the non-spam e-mail will dry up and you can be confident you haven't used that e-mail anywhere
Then you can sell the domain name if you want to, or if it gets too expensive just fail to renew it.
Best start preparing now. ICANN is becoming the new FIFA
Uber drivers are still licensed tax drivers. They still have to pass the same tests.
I recently booked a taxi in my city using the taxi firms app. The payment was handled by the taxi firm.
You can agree a fee in advance, but virtually no-one does. They all operate on a meter.
I still really don't see any difference between Uber and other local firms
It wouldn't, it would be extremely wasteful.
To generate hydrogen efficiently you need very high temperatures, and the best place to get them is in a nuclear power station.
The Hinckley point reactor is going to be expensive because it's a one off station.
If you had a fleet of new reactors, all to the same design, costs would be lower.
Add the fact that they are generating car-fuel overnight when electricity demand is low, and they would turn a profit. The government would build them and then sell them off.
Indeed. Build 10 new nuclear power stations that are designed to generate Hydrogen fuel on the side.
Convert all busses in London to Hydrogen fuel. Convert all taxis. Then ban all petrol and diesel vehicles from central London. Then roll it out to all other cities in the UK. Once the infrastructure is in place for hydrogen vehicles, completely ban new petrol and diesel vehicles. If you have vehicles that can be filled up with hydrogen, the way you stop for petrol, there becomes no excuse to use Internal combustion engines any more.
Creating a market for Hydrogen fuel will allow the Nuclear power stations to run without subsidies. And will get rid of all traffic pollution in city centres.
It's all proven technology, just needs the scale and infrastructure to make it commercially viable.
"This is all right and proper, and the public would expect it, why on earth shouldn't they? Otherwise you get situations like the one where the Germanwings pilot downed a plane."
You are missing the point.
If all doctors have to 'tell tales' on any pilot who is suicidal, what do you think is going to happen? It won't stop pilots potentially comitting suicide. It will stop them talking to doctors.
The same applies here. This man told the doctor/nurse some things, presummably because he wanted help. Now his life is ruined. What will the effect be on anyone else having similar thoughts? Will they ever talk to someone? No. Does that make the world a safer place?
It's a lot cheaper to supply citizens in the city with water than it is those in small towns and villages. I wouldn't be surprised if the city water customers were subsidising the country ones (apart from those who are off grid, who again chose to live there) Lots of customers being close together makes almost anything cheaper.
Google don't care what browser you use. They pay Firefox because if they didn't Bing would probably be the default search option in Firefox. The revenue that Google pay to Firefox is only a small percentage of the profits Google make from Firefox. If they didn't, someone else would make the profits. It's a no-brainer.
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