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Comment: Re:Blaming the cables? (Score 1) 476

by GerryHattrick (#46098493) Attached to: Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold
Thanks for one sensible answer, more than half way down the thread. Now, can we all guess what is it about Norwegian supply that is so different? Different rules for things connected? Current limitations when most distribution is overhead, or run from more distant step-down, different lengths for charging leads... or what?

Comment: Re:Unforeseen (Score 2, Insightful) 361

Some UK reports suggest that the 'scientists' and 'tourists' on this ship were ecofreaks seeking publicity to show that some previous explorer's route had become eco-wickedly ice-free. So... they got stuck in 'unforseen' thick ice. And so did their rescuers. And then they were evacuated thanks to an awful lot of gas-guzzling machinery - and still (today) can't leave the area. In the UK, we really do enjoy a good joke like this.

Comment: Failed 'Democracy' (Score 1) 273

Strategists must recognise that the Western model of 'Democracy' has failed. Governments no longer enjoy the tacit 'consent' of their political opponents. Not suggesting web-polls could replace the failed representation/lobby/debate model, but someting will have to adapt soon to avoid massive popular disengagement. What will evolve?

Comment: No point (Score 1) 277

by GerryHattrick (#44185835) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Permanent Preservation of Human Knowledge?
It's a splendid accident that humanity has self-awareness, but I would ask how much of the information to be preserved could ever have any relevance except to humanity with curiosity very like our own. Faulty descriptions of the universe? No. Understanding of our very own genetics? No. Ancient books of ancient 'gods'? Probably not.

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