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  1. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Sure TCO for e cars are good, but the only reason it looks good is because of the subsidies.   Not only the direct sub but also, because something like 83 % of a litre of gas is tax also no road tax   In future, if EV's take off in numbers, the government is going to find a way to tax EV's as well.  ICE cars have a high tax rate, not only to reduce  CO2, but also to reduce the number of cars on the streets, if cars were very cheap to operate, the road system could not cope with the increase of the number of cars on the streets. Which means more taxes in EV cars   Its kinda funny, because e-cars are expensive to buy, so the poor people cannot buy them in the first place, So its the richer people who can buy them and get the benefit of TCO and not having to pay all the extra taxes the poor people have to pay. Its just another example of the rich getting the best and poor being f*cked again.   When Musk comes out with the line of a Tesla for 25,000, I would ask how much range will be offered for that, there are e-cars out there for 12000, but without the 400km range.      
  2. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Interesting video, about the California's Renewable Energy Problem   Basically even in a place like California's ( lots of sunshine), there is no real solution from Renewable sources at the moment and not in the future either , to cut the pollution problems, this video just talks about the basic energy requirements  California has, to cover air-con, lights, household use and manufacturing. It does not even consider, what happens if a lot of people want to get into electric cars etc.   Unless, we get a new technology or cut back on energy usage, then this planet is going to face the full damage of climate change, whether we buy electric cars or not.   Basically, electric cars seem to use less coal / gas ( used to make the electricity in the first place ) than ICE cars use just burning petrol and diesel. However you still are polluting what ever you do, unless you use nuclear, which a lot of people do not like and has down sides as well. Unless we can find a way to generate electricity in a clean way, the end result is more pollution, I am sorry to say.   At the moment e-cars are like top of the range smart phones, in that if you have the money they impress the hell out of people but do not address the main problem. Most people do not want to splash out 60000 euro on a car.  
  3. Brexit: The fallout

      The US uses GPS as its primary navigation system, it will want to use Galileo, to improve accuracy, when it comes in fully   Active navigation systems like GPS are very easy to spot in the sky, so if there was one, anybody looking for it would find it.   THe US etc, can guide their weapons with lasers and terrain navigation, lasers normally require an airplane and some way to guide them, terrain navigation is not accurate enough.   You can buy GPS jammers, which make it difficult for the bombs to find their intended target.   In the Gulf war I, the oil fields were set a light, to try and stop the lasers from finding their targets.   Use of GPS, lasers etc allow the military to hit the intended target, with a one bomb, if you cannot do that, then you drop multiple bombs around the target, with a probability of hitting the intended target, but means a alot of other things are hit by mistake, because you cannot target well  enough.        
  4. Brexit: The fallout

      That was Munich in 1989 when I first got here, many people who have lived here for a long time can tell you what it was like     
  5. Brexit: The fallout

          Of course they will, but couple of months they leave it will cause damage to both sides, and they may well be the same problems that that meant a deal could not be agreed, even if both sides would benefit.   Look at the world, not every country has deals with other countries, thats because they cannot agree with each other
  6. Brexit: The fallout

    All most every where has changed in the last 30 years. I remember 30 years ago, try to get to the supermarket before 2pm, as they all closed then, only to be greeted, by peppers that were old and tomatoes that were super soft.
  7. Brexit: The fallout

      Sure I would agree, but both sides have very differing positions on what should be in the deal, if an agreement cannot be found then we have a no-deal, with an estimated  600, 000 to 700,000  jobs lost on both sides of the channel. What a perfect outcome of BREXIT 
  8. Brexit: The fallout

    350m GDP, was written on the side of the bus, that was a gross figure not the net, the net was about 180m every week, if I remember correctly   And if the UK does not get a trade deal, it will lose far more than every week in loss of trade, the EU will also lose   Thats why, I was against BREXIT from the beginning, more sovereignty and less jobs on both sides on the channel    
  9. Brexit: The fallout

      Galileo can be much more accurate, down to millimetres on the ground, mainly of use to the military but autonomous cars probably would benefit from it. GPS/Navstar  ( a very old system 1970's), can be made more accurate, with the military codes, but probably will never be good enough for autonomous cars.   A lot of countries will want access to Galileo and I cannot believe the US ( at least for military projects ) will not get it at some point, so why not the UK ? - if they pay enough - rules will change - with access given to NATO partners at least.    
  10. Speeding fine - how to respond

    I tend to take the view, that its just of the cost of driving a car these days, you just have to pay and smile, because it seems impossible to drive and no get fines every so often
  11. Brexit: The fallout

      Well, what my boss says about  opinions   opinions are like assholes, ie everyone has one.    
  12. Brexit: The fallout

    See here   Boris will not honour the agreement he signed    Could you trust anybody, who agreed to an idea and then signed it into law, and then just said I am not doing it.   If you signed a contract for a new TV or whatever and said I am not going to pay you then you would get a fine or prison, Boris just just not care that he is annoying the very people he needs to get a deal from.    
  13. Brexit: The fallout

      I guess you mean negotiating in good faith, is signing a document months ago and now saying you are not going to honer it - even thou it was boris himself who signed it    
  14. Brexit: The fallout

    I was talking about the history, since just before the ref was proposed ie the around got to 1.45 against the euro, about 5 years ago no its 1.09   Thats the time frame I was talking about, which seemed clear from my original post.   Sure we can all pick other time frames, like in seventies a pound would get you 10 marks    
  15. Brexit: The fallout

    You will find it hard to get a UK bank account without a UK address
  16. Brexit: The fallout

      But trading under WTO, will reduce a amount traded, ths leading to a loss of jobs on both sides of the channel   Which is why I am against BREXIT,    As a Brit I want the UK to do well, and people to have enough money, BREXIT will only reduce trade with the UK, and it will takes years before other trades are set up, if at all - thus making the UK worse off and the EU by the way
  17. Brexit: The fallout

    The Japan Deal is estimated to bring the UK a growth of 0.07% to GDP   hardly much when you consider how much growth will be lost if the UK gets a no-deal with the EU
  18. Brexit: The fallout

      Read   Yes, the UK has more cameras than Germany, but it is only one more camera per 100 person then Germany. A part from USA and China there it not really a big difference between  a lot of countries.   " The United States has 15.28 CCTV cameras every 100 individuals, followed by China with 14.36 and the United Kingdom with 7.5. Other top 10 countries include Germany with 6.27 cameras per 100 individuals, Netherlands 5.8, Australia 4, Japan 2.72, France 2.46 and South Korea 1.99. "        
  19. Brexit: The fallout

    If I have my HSBC account closed, I suppose I will have to move it to a European bank or go with one of those dodge channel island banks.   That would of been ok, but since the BREXIT got popular in the UK the pound has sunk massively in value against the EURO, so we could all be on for massive losses
  20. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    Been using pureVPN, on a 5 year subscription, works out at less than 1 euro a month ( ie 10 euro a year) . Mostly it works without a problem and they improved it a lot earlier this year.   Next time, I need to re-new I will probably try surf shark VPn, hear good things about them. I do not want to re-new with pureVPN, because they are based in Hong-kong, and china is becoming to dominant there.   You do not need to pay a lot, to get a good working VPN, I sometimes think,the BBC target the big names in VPN companies, as they can take down a lot of people if they block a big high priced firm. While small VPN companies just slip through the net
  21. Eastenders and Eichel

    if she wanted to improve her English she should have been watch proper English shows like coronation street        
  22. I have about 25 % in the market With around 10% in property Rest in Cash   Have sold a lot I bought in April/March   At the moment I am looking to but some more shares. But as ever fear and greed - define what I will buy. Mikes current timeline seems fair, but I think full recovery will take longer in some sectors, ie airlines will be depressed at least another year, and if another lock-down occurs, a lot are going to go bust, without government help.   I might get tempted by some tech stocks, but I think they are over rated now, with PE's over 20.    
  23. Google suspends Huawei's Android license

    Looks like a year after the ban, things are not looking good for Huawei    
  24. Coronavirus
  25. The OP does say, they are finding it very difficult to get a long term renter, so he is going to take a short term renter. Thats why he is going provide the internet as part of the rent