It had to happen…someone hasÂ finally made, albeit a clunky version, but a hoverboard nonetheless.
The Atlantic has been investigating California’s highly expensive and likely to be a white elephant project, the High Speed Rail solution.
As part of their investigation they have looked at the promise of self-driving cars…which in a direct comparison shows precisely why train-spotting projects like Len Brown’s rail loop and California’s HSP solution are nothing but boondoggles costing rate and taxpayers billions.
First, self-driving cars. I turn the floor over to a reader in California whose identity and background I know. He works in the advanced-research parts of the info-tech industry and did his bachelor’s and doctoral training at Caltech and MIT. He says:
Your series on High Speed Rail is under-emphasizing an important aspect of the big picture.
Should we invest in infrastructure? Absolutely!Â But the right kind of infrastructure.
The technology and accompanying infrastructure creating the greatest impact today and over the past 30 years has been not just big scale physical stuff, but the brains coordinating and controlling physical stuffâ€”specifically, computing and communication. Â Â Read more »
The hipsters, the left-wing and the green taliban always bang on about “clean energy and renewables.
But it is very expensive and it won;t get any cheaper.
By insisting on abandonment of fossil fuels they are really insisting on removing cheap and viable fuels from those who most need them.
They are actually condemning poor nations and their populations to more poverty, more subsistence living and more disease by preventing them from accessing the very fuels that have enabled us to move into the first world.
This video focusesÂ on the unintended consequences of marchers demanding an end to fossil fuels.
Everyone know I drive a utes, a proper man sized vehicle that can load up burly blokes, their guns and dogs and travel in comfort.
Green taliban types will tell you that I am wasting the earths resources in owning and driving such a vehicle.
Turns out their preferences, gay little cars are actually the least fuel efficient.
Drivers looking for savings at the petrol pump could be making a mistake if they swap their estate or 4×4 for a smaller car, according to research which suggests that fuel economy estimates are biased against larger vehicles.
Motorists are usually advised that smaller cars can travel more miles per gallon (mpg) than those with larger engines, making them cheaper and more environmentally friendly to run. Â Read more »
Auckland is about to get super snooping capabilities with a multi-million dollar deal with Hewlett Packard that include Automatic Number Plate Recognition, Facial Recognition and video analytics.
Michael Field has taken a break from writing lies about Fiji and has turned his expert journalistic skills to touting for Hewlett Packard in what can really only be described as a native advertisement for them.
He has regurgitated large amounts of their press release in order to write his “story”.
To cap off the news article that is really an advertisement for Hewlett Packard they have even used HP’s own marketing video from Youtube.
Surveillance technology that uses high definition cameras and software that puts names to faces and owners to cars is coming to Auckland.
Surveillance will also include scanning social media and news websites.
Auckland Transport, the regional transport provider, has yet to announce the multi-million dollar deal, but California’s Hewlett-Packard Development Company said today it has the contract.
No dollar sum is given. Â Read more »
Communication during the American Civil War
Oil Well Burhan Kuwait
‘Sometimes they sat down and cried’ Read more »
AÂ public voice for clients, and for views of what the law should be, does not shun effective platforms.
We have in the past, do now, and will in the future, write, publish, talk about and promote causes and interests in any medium that seems to us likely to be effective. Of course that includes social media. I have my own blog. I comment on the blog posts of others. Frequently the participation is on issues where I or the firm have a view, and our participation is a pro bono attempt to add expert correction or advice to the public discussion. Sometimes participation promotes the firm. Sometimes it is expressly to advance a clientâ€™s cause.
Like most people, we are probably more effective and more energetic on issues where our views coincide with those of the client. With their approval weâ€™ll use as many channels as is practicable to ensure that the client position is communicated to the people who should have the information. We are public advocates. We do not eschew any lawful form of communication.
He then turns to the irony of the NBR reporting asking about using a media resource that calls on accountability and causes some offence. Â Â Read more »
Ironically heÂ represented Fairfax, I think, in opposition to my application for an injunction. He is one of the most qualified barristers in the land, especially in areas of defamation and also media law.
When he speaks people should listen.
A lawyer who prevented Cameron Slater from gagging traditional media says he expects the controversial Whale Oil blogger will soon enjoy the same legal protection as journalists.
Julian Miles QC represented three media organisations at a hearing in the High Court at Auckland on Friday and less than 24 hours later spoke at the World Bar Conference in Queenstown.
Mr Slater had sought an injunction stopping further publication of private emails hacked from his computer.
The emails have caused a storm of controversy during the past three weeks, leading to the resignation of Minister of Justice Judith Collins.
On Friday, Mr Slater won an interim injunction against ”unknown defendants” publishing his private emails – referring to the hacker known as Whaledump, or Rawshark, who obtained the information used as the basis for Nicky Hager’s controversial book, Dirty Politics. Â Â Read more »
We talk about the MSM ( Main Stream Media ) and the emergence of New Media quite often on this Blog but what exactly is this NEW Media?
What I think it is may be very different to what you think it is. When you hear about a New, exclusively online News organisation what image does that evoke for you?