There is always a choice. We could have chosen not to start attacking civilian targets. Remember, we started it, not the Axis. We might still have won, we might have and had to fight an occupation, but either way it was still a choice we made.
I can remember when a dot matrix printer took about half an hour to produce an ink-soaked hammered-out page of 1 bit graphics. Now my laser can spit out a full colour page in about 10 seconds.
The point is not to make it go away, the point is to give police something to charge people with for mere possession of certain data.
Bulbs that can switch between warm and daylight are fairly standard in Japan. I have no idea why we can't buy them in the west.
Unfortunately everything we have in the west is shit compared to Japanese LED lights. Take a look at this Panasonic light, for example.
5500 lumens of diffuse light is in another league to the pathetic 1300lm 100W equivalent bulbs we try to light our rooms with. It switches between daylight and warm light with a remote control, as well as a night light mode. All that for a maximum of 50W thanks to LEDs.
They don't even make export models, 100V only.
It's the last mile problem, and they haven't even started working on it really. New estates are being built with only FTTC and ADSL available instead of just taking the opportunity to run fibre right into each home.
BT always does the absolute minimum possible to remain slightly competitive. That's all we can ever expect.
This is such a weird meme. We (the British) has our arses kicked and had to flee on a bunch of fishing boats we cobbled together, leaving all our valuable shit on the beech while the French covered our retreat. It was only after we buggered off and left them that they surrendered.
Simple fact is our military was a bad joke at the time. If Hitler had carried on over the channel we would have quickly been defeated. It was only his mistake in assuming that a naval led invasion would have failed without first winning an air war. Even then we only won in the air due to large part to the poor shape of the German airforce which never really had much chance to begin with.
Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of brave men fighting at the time, but the reality is we were just as "bad" as the French, if not more so.
The difference is down to the differing driver architectures and the way the OS manages resources for OpenGL.
I think history has proven this again and again I believe that the technology for electric cars for everyone is not quite there yet
I think there are very few people that an EV wouldn't suit now. Of course you are comparing a handful of available EVs to a vast variety of ICE models so it's no wonder the choice seems a bit limited.
The Model S is about the same price as a similar size luxury car like a BMW or Lexus, only it is more spacious due to not having a large engine and costs a lot less to run.
Some EVs, including the Nissan Leaf, have a system where you can have the heating on a timer so that it comes on while the vehicle is still plugged in and charging in the morning, ready for your commute. Unlike a bus where the doors are opening and closing all the time a car is fairly well insulated so once up to temperature on mains power it needs considerably less to maintain it, and most of that is waste heat from the battery pack.
The whole point of government subsidizing new technology is to take on the risks that private investors are not willing to touch but which are important for the future of the country. That means you back some stuff that doesn't work out, but the benefits of the stuff that does come to fruition makes it worthwhile.
Tesla is now the world's leading EV manufacturer. If it wasn't for them it would be Japanese companies like Nissan. The only reason the US even has a stake in this market is due to the loan that Tesla received, and other US manufacturers wouldn't have made the little progress they have made without that competition.