I see the mainstream media, or at least the BBC, are still reporting on anything that occurs with this inevitably ill fated hyperloop vacuum, magnetised .. pod … train?
It couldn’t possibly work the way they described it. I was completely overjoyed when I discovered someone detailing the science and debunking the idea.
A sun beating down on mile upon mile of metal tubes will have an effect. Even if it’s a very small one .. with the speeds involved and close proximity the the tube walls to that of the pod? Yup .. no. An Earthquake had the same affect but just amplified in movement of the tubes and happening very, very quickly.
Then there were these daft claims about being solar powered as well as the 650mph speeds.
The letters test run reached the speed of 192mph and they are celebrating that? Sorry but there have been cars around that can beat that speed and are in physical contact with the ground. But floating on magnets and nor do they have a vacuum tube.
Probably forgotten some stuff? Lol.
I love new technology and new gadgets, I really do.
There are so many chancers out there and so many fake (news), I have a more derogatory word for them, scientists just trying and wanting so hard to be on TV that it is scary.
Oddly and during the few days this did not get finished and published .. I see a strange video by an American photographer called Jason Lanier. He showed a video where in a couple of places he was doing a shoot and he was told he had to leave unless he paid $500 for permits on what basically, wll would be in the UK, public land anyway.
I think that what they and a couple others were actually thinking is that Jason Lanier made a lot of money as a photographer and that he was being tight, had a bit of envy if you ask me, and that Mr Lanier was making it worse for the rest of us. They actually made that last statement which I thought was weird.
In one place in the video the guy asking him questions was actually polite, unlike the previous guy who was a fucking selfish and rude half-wit. Yeah? Disagree? Yeah well after saying that he did not have thirty minutes to hang around to prove to himself that the shoot was not a commercial one and after Mr Lanier not answering the question of when he will leave this dumb-arse then said “Right, well I will stay here until you do!”
Now this is something I never would have thought would occur in the UK and indeed some UK based comments stated that it did not. Until someone that lives near the River Thames commented that him and a bunch of other people with cameras and tripods down by the river from 1am to 3am taking pictures of an eclipse of the moon, I think it was, were told to leave. Because they had tripods. You cannot take those types of pictures without tripods. Worse still is they were taking pictures o the fucking moon!
The number of comments about this ongoing thing in America that included the line “The Land of The Fee” was hilarious. It also seems that if your brave just a little bit you get charged? Lol.
I am going to pause this here but .. I am going to try to think of some very obvious problems with this charge for everything attitude. I did think of some the other night but have forgotten them! Lol.
As an argument someone said “So when a big multi-million dollar movie is being filmed and my house is in it, technically they owe me money?!” and this .. defenders argument was to say “Well most people would say “Hell Yeah” to their house being in a movie”. What? That’s your argument? I really could not stop laughing when I read it or their repeated postings of the law to prove their point.
Before I pause and go off somewhere consider this .. each time, as it appears to have been for time in memorial, a law is passed this law has to bee enforced. That means more people, more courts and more lawyers and look where that has gotten us?