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  1. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      Just playing devil's advocate here...there appear to be no markings on the surface and no signs indicating that these spaces are for electric vehicles only. I could imagine a slightly out of touch, elderly driver may not know what a Tesla charger is or looks like.   Is that Brunnthal btw?
  2. Queen Elizabeth

    Being a royal seems like a poisoned chalice to me. All this talk of them having immense wealth and don't have to work...would you want to be the King? I wouldn't. To have to live a life defined by rules and pomp and pageantry. Constant public engagements. Public speaking. Public scrutiny 24/7. I wouldn't do that job for a million pounds a year. The dudes mum just died and he has to spend the next 10 days bazzing around the country giving speeches...fuck that.   The Tories cost the public purse a lot more in giving PPE contracts to their buddies than royalty costs us. And we even voted for those clowns.
  3. Queen Elizabeth

    @Keleth how about having your flight cancelled so that it won't be too noisy?
  4.   Heh? So now you wanna design a large robotic service ship to travel 1.5 million km (4 times further than the moon) to service it? And that's supposed to reduce the cost?   I'm out. I don't even know what your point is. I shouldn't have even started, you are trying to bring 2020s space technology to a 1990s physics party.
  5.   Mate, I don't even know where to begin. You just don't seem to have any idea about fundamental research. Of course development is iterative    It also seems like you think that it shouldn't exist and that private companies (preferably Musk owned companies) should, and will, make all the necessary future discoveries.
  6.   No you couldn't.
  7.   This is also very true. JWST cannot make a claim to new physics if the equipment isn't working. If you want to make a five-sigma claim in physics, you better be damn sure all your components are doing what they are supposed to. Think of the OPERA experiment for example.
  8.   😂   I've been involved with the VLT, CTA and ALMA. There is a place in science for JWST. Just as there is a place in the future for other telescopes.
  9.     Sorry Mike but you are out of your depth on this one. You cannot apply your industry R&D experience to physics experiments. The reason why it is a "one chance for success" is because of the orbit that the telescope has been placed in. It is because it is a large scale physics experiment. Physics experiments only get built once. This is not about space rockets, it's not about space exploration. Of course, with the experiment being in space, that does create challenges and extra cost, but everything (mirror included) has physics based reasoning behind it's production.
  10. 3G in Restaurants?

  11. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

      I agree. German motorists are detestable other motorists...but I've found them to actually be reasonable to pedestrians (and cyclists). Cyclists on the other hand seem to be complete c*nts to everyone...motorists, pedestrians and other cyclists. I live on a pretty busy road with lots of cars, bikes and pedestrians and its the bikes I'm most worried about with my 2 year old.
  12. 3G in Restaurants?

      Indeed, we did both have covid at the same time in January. I got my booster in April.   This time I got covid from my wife. I did not get it initially from the same source as her (even though our chances should have been equal), but because we did not isolate from each other this time...I guess that the viral load from sharing a bed with someone with covid, it was inevitable I would get it again.   I have not had a single symptom from either covid infection or vaccination.
  13. UK to Germany travel

      Yea, that's true