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Sci-Fi books that should be films.
I think we can do better than this.
The only problem after that was BMW owners with the full McGregor/Boorman wannabe luggage who don't seem to realise that people behind them can filter and get through gaps a lot faster than they can.
And people on things like big Kawasaki ZX14 or Z1000 on full beam who rush past the bike queue. You wonder if the bullies have a Range Rover as a second bike.
Bike hits front of car and up in the air, guy goes flying. I jam the brakes on and pull an involuntary stoppie. Pull over on the slip road. By the time I've stopped and turned off the bike, there's 3 cars, 10 bikes, a guy pulling on a paramedic jacket. It looked like the guy was moving and more than enough people to help or provide witness statements so I left.
In the traffic jam on the exit from a bike race meeting, you really need to pay attention and do stuff slowly and accurately.
Leaving Brands Hatch yesterday, we'd finally got to the final roundabout with the M25 N turnoff. There are cars and bikes everywhere and we're all getting a bit twitchy. There's a woman in a small car looking like she's going to go for the left hand lane of the M25 slip road exit. The guy in front of me is on a Triumph street triple. He's just winding it on to accelerate up the rh lane when the woman changes her mind (oh, no, not M25! Next exit!), indicates right and cuts straight across him.
That's the Brands Hatch GP circuit.
Long break in the motorcycle calendar but we're back again. In BSB. Shakey Byrne does faster ever lap of the GP circuit to get pole. Haslam has best ever chance to take the championship. It's going to be dry and warm. And I'm going down tonite. 1st race in minutes and then 2 tomorrow.
Meanwhile, MotoGP is on in Japan. Wondering if there's a TV somewhere I can catch it at 6am.
That and, Permalinks that are hidden inside some glyph or date. And dates that are always relative with no easy way of seeing the absolute datestamp.
Don't the designers use any of this stuff themselves?
Electile Dysfunction : When a populace votes for their tribal team in a representative democracy but the leader and management board of that team are incompetent.
 Coined by Joerg Fliege on G+
"To be clear, it has been her ordinance that there should be no cabinet discussion of all this. And if the prime minister lacks the power and authority to negotiate Brexit with her own ministers - who after all are supposed to be on the same side as her - what possible chance is there of her reaching any kind of entente with 27 EU governments?"
It's almost like she's trying to fail.
Robert Peston reporting:
"In the words of a senior member of the cabinet, it is a scandal that there has never been a cabinet discussion about what kind of access we want to the EU’s market once we leave, what kind of regulatory and supervisory regime should then be in place to ensure a level playing field for EU and UK businesses, and - don’t gasp - how much we might actually pay to the EU as the so-called divorce bill."
Story idea that surfaced in a discussion about electric cars.
"Surely somewhere between the 60W bulb and today the entire grid collapsed and society devolved into roving bands of outlaws who survive by stealing small Honda generators to charge their mobile phones?"
There are only two things that are hard in computer science. Off-by-one errors.
Blade Runner 2049. No spoilers but, go and see it on the biggest screen you can with great sound, but ideally without 3D. The problem is, can you do iMax without 3D these days? The visuals and sound are stunning but it's not a Marvel film so there's not much flying out of the screen at you. And you lose the ability of the camera to use depth of field to guide attention. Instead, out of focus parts of the view look like a glitch.
And yes, if you like Lynch and have half a brain, go and see it.
The Guardian says we need carbon sucking tech by 2030 to avoid catastrophic climate change this century.
What we actually need is a time machine and a magic wand. The time machine so we can go back and cut carbon emissions starting in the 60s. The Magic wand is the imaginary technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. The one we still have pretty much zero idea how to build. At scale. 10GtC/yr scale. 1TtC scale.