As someone who lived around London for many years, in Paris for many months, and now near SF, I'll take the bay area over London or Paris *any* day. It's infinitely more pleasant to live in.
I'm missing something. Are you implying that London or Paris are pleasant places to live? If so... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
But they may not tell you about that... If for example it was north korea, there would be no statement of the plane turning up.
Because the United States is not supposed to have a redistributionist government
Isn't it? Who said? Why does the government have to believe them?
Whatever makes you think that? Many electronic components in cars reduce cost, weight, and fuel usage. Take for example variable electrical valve timing. That reduces the complexity of the engine, and replaces some complex mechanical parts with lighter, cheaper electrical ones. It increases fuel efficiency, and engine power, while reducing weight and cost.
Why is this a problem? You've outlined some interesting results here, but what makes you think there's an issue here?
The one shown in the video uses pinhole projection.
It's rather speculative, but a good inference can be made simply from the vast reduction in the number of moving parts.
Except that there's probably a good reason why this was evolved into our herd in the first place. For some reason, this probably makes us fitter for some function.
You miss the point of the license.
If you could choose not to pay the license, then the BBC must produce shows specifically with the interest of getting as many subscribers as possible. The result of this is that they must appeal to everyone. The result of this is that they must produce lowest-common-denominator shite, like ITV and channel 5.
The entire point of the license is to avoid them having to produce this bollocks.
No, the point is that this map is meant to be useful. It is meant to accurately show what the weather is doing in various places. If someone chooses to make the representation of that 40 times smaller (yes, that really is how much smaller shetland ends up with this projection) for some people, than for others, then it's a very clearly biased map.
The point re independence is that while the weather map is clearly a subtle and tiny issue, these things add up. Every time a decision is made, it's made with first thought to London, and 1/40th of the thought to the north of Scotland. As such, decisions are made that are not in the best interest of Scotland, and hence... We should go independent.
Those of us who want to know what the weather is in Scotland care. We're not talking about Merkator making the UK look a little big here, we're talking about the north of scotland being reduced in size by 40 times thanks to perspective, and hence making it very difficult to tell what's going on up there.
Actually, from your east coast, you can see significantly more Scotland than England. Partly because Scotland is actually as long as England north to south, and partly because Ireland blocks your view of England.
Okay, and how is this an alternative system to money?
This is just a different way of distributing money (which may or may not be a good idea).
No, it just happens to do a better job than all the other broken systems that people have thought of.