Well the lesson here is: don't change your password on Friday...
Not entirely true. The hybrid and diesel systems are answers to two different questions: Diesel is very efficient at a constant speed. Hybrid doesn't offer much there. A Prius on a long trip will use about the same amount of fuel as a comparable car with an efficient regular engine (because that is what it uses). A diesel engine will typically use quite a bit less because it's a lot more efficient. From personal experience modern diesel engines also seem a bit more forgiving about higher speeds. You can still get decent fuel efficiency at Autobahn speeds.
Hybrid allows you to save fuel because it can recoup energy during braking. A regular car will convert all kinetic energy into heat through the brakes when slowing down. A hybrid car will put part of that kinetic energy back into the batteries. So a hybrid is good in stop and go traffic. A diesel doesn't help much there as it can't recoup the energy.
So a hybrid diesel seems to offer the best of both worlds: efficient on short and long trips. PSA (Peugeot and Citroen) sell a diesel hybrid: 3,8/100 km, 147 kW (200hp). The PSA Hybrid4 models definitely look good on paper, but I have no real world experience with them.
You are aware that Scotland will claim a significant portion of the UK's natural resources right? Scots have been arguing that money (oil and LNG) is flowing the other way....
These shipyards also can't cut any corners with worker safety. The Shell HSSE officer wasn't in the video for laughs. He's on site to ensure that they work according to Shell's global safety guidelines which are better than the standard that a lot of companies in the west have locally.
These guys are taken seriously because not complying with their instructions can potentially lose the shipyard its contract. (and yes Shell actually terminates contracts for that reason, it's not like the major electronics manufacturers)
I actually have a fairly long torso and relatively short legs. There may be a big difference between the US and Europe here, but what I said goes for most of the cars sold in Europe. I don't drive US made cars very often so you may be right there. Nobody drives an Escalade or Suburban here and people here are quite a bit taller on average than Americans.
Get a different car, seriously. I am about the same height (slightly taller) and will still fit in the front seat of most cars. Some are impossible (who needs a Ferrari or Jaguar anyway?) but most cars are fine. Key here is to make sure that the height of the seat is adjustable and that there is no sun roof installed.
The strange thing is that there only seems to be a limited correlation between the overall size of the car and the height available between seat and roof in the front seat. A (new) Mini is fine, a Renault Laguna Estate is like you describe.
In the back it is even worse, mostly because the seats are usually placed a bit higher than the front seats to make sure the rear passengers still have a view to the front. There's only a handful of cars where I can sit up straight in the rear.
This is exactly the reason why other doctors are sometimes brought in mentioned in the second article. It's usually not because the doctor disagrees that euthanasia is the best option, it's that they have moral issues with euthanasia.
Not sure how it is now (doctors were being called on it cause they didn't officially report it, which is required here) but this is actually what used to happen in a lot of euthanasia cases. Just keep upping the dose and at some point you're past the point of no return
Eehm isn't the password the encryption key? So what protection is still benefiting the people with half a brain?
Not trolling, just curious what I'm missing here...
You don't live in Europe do you?
Because here it was almost impossible to find a bar or a club that banned smoking before government regulation kicked in. Restaurants sometimes had a token smoke free area that was 2 meters away from the smoking section, which would not help one iota. I am very happy that the ban came, because now I don't stink after a meal or a night out.
You don't think the amount you ingest of a chemical substance would matter?
You should remember that phrase about toxicity: There are no toxic substances only toxic amounts.
We just have too many people fiddling with IT not to have these discussions.
Imagine we were comparing different brands of hammers. Nobody would care much about the way the hammer was designed and engineered as long as it works well enough and doesn't break at an awkward moment (or preferably at all). The only people who would care about this would be people who design and build tools. Everybody else would just bang nails.
Not to add the fact that I suspect having a number wheels that can turn would be a definite plus...
I think this is another case where the media turn something that might be good: increased understanding of how obesity works, into something bad: telling obese people that they have no control over their behaviour, fueling the "it's no my fault, I have a serious illness" justification for doing nothing to help themselves.