holy crap, that's just slick.
those clever fellows...
12 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Sep 2007
actually, the number of american servicemen both went to war back in the 40s, and the number of servicemen who died are higher. we sent nearly twice as many, thank you kindly.
11 million and some served in ALL branches of the british services in world war two.
we sent 11 and a half million from our army. another 3 million served in our air forces, and i'm not going to get into the numbers of marines.
give me one of those higher powered numbers, a camera tripod, a SLR with a big zoom lens, and some electrical tape. betcha i could paint a target from quite a few miles with a little practice. even a moving one.
and after all, airliners aren't flipping all over the sky, they tend to follow nice, easy, stable flight paths. given the distances involved, the relative motion is actually quite low, seen from the perspective of the user. not too hard to follow that thing down, in truth, since it's only going to swing through a few inches of arc, when viewed from a distance.
ever notice how airliners seem to crawl across the sky at altitude? same thing.
step back from your idea for a moment, go out to your car, and pull the battery out of the engine compartment.
heavy sucker, isn't it?
and you're actually serious in proposing that people swap out the batteries at the charging station(the average electric car would need what, 20 batteries the size of car batteries, if not more?).
now, imagine the backup and frustration when some petite woman goes to 'fill' her SUV.
or worse, holiday weekends when everyone goes on a trip, and no stations have charged batteries(even if they only take a few minutes to charge with the new tech), because as soon as they're charged, some wanker goes and yanks them for his own car.
really now, think before you open your mouth to let crap fall out.
the nutjobs (and i'm talking about you joerg) sure did jump on the 'they're spaceships! aliens! arglbargle!' bung awful fast.
ever think that maybe they're telling the truth, when they say that those things are just rocks, just bits of junk, etc etc? i mean, yeah, sure, universe is huge and all, but when you think about it, wouldn't aliens have just made a much more obvious 'hi chaps, mind if we bring some friends to tea' by now?