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Comment Wonderful, but see it for what it is (Score 2, Insightful) 89

At 43mph, they're entirely at the mercy of local weather conditions. And "without using a single drop of fuel"? Tish. Factor in the fuel used by the support crew as they fuss around it. Don't like that? Then let's see them do it without support.

Even with fantasy efficiency, there's no mass-to-surface-area that could make this a commercially viable form of transport, ever. It's a beautiful folly, and an impressive exercise in materials science, and should be enjoyed on that basis. The PV aspect is essentially a gimmick though.

Comment Doesn't effect my view on it one jot (Score 2) 759

In as much as I view it as a self indulgent echo chamber where converts congratulate themselves on choosing the one true religion.

Python is just one tool in the box - sorry, one implement in the storage vessel. All single-language conference attendees really need to get over themselves.

Comment Re:Import the workers or offshore the jobs... (Score 3, Insightful) 224

Companies could potentially switch to off shoring the jobs whether the government does everything, nothing, or any point in between.

The only way to prevent that is to make labour and production as cheap, disposable, exploitable and polluting everywhere as it is in the worst country in the world.

Do you want to keep arguing the point, or just shush up now?

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