UK Town To Get Driverless 'Pods' Mixing With Pedestrians
While that's a fair comment - it is the butt of jokes. However it is usually from people who've never actually lived there, and those who are such bad drivers they can't cope with a roundabout ;)
It's build on a grid system, so would be familiar to US readers, only instead of traffic light intersections it has roundabouts. What this means in practice is that using the major roads it's possible to get everywhere quickly and easily, even in rush hour you don't get caught for too long.
Because these grid roads are also isolated from the housing areas, usually by banks or trees the road noise is not too bad either, and it has lots of parks open space and water.
Yes it's a bit soulless but practically it's very well thought out.
Ask Slashdot: How To Make My Own Hardware Multimedia Player?
Specifically use OpenELEC running on a RaspBerry PI:
Of course getting hold of a RaspBerry Pi will be tough, but once you have done that it's all done :)
"No Scan, No Fly" At Heathrow and Manchester
If are not happy with the way this is being handled. And you live in the UK. You can always write to your MP.
there is a great website:
Which makes it really easy. Simply enter your post code, select your MP, then write them an email.
I've had positive results doing this in the past. If enough people agree then your MP will take notice.
My sense of direction is ...
It has a "grid road system" which is vaguely grid like, and names it's roads things like H and V.. but doesn't actually line up with North South East West which makes it harder to spot :)
There is a reasonable picture illustrating it on this page here:
Which took me a while to find on google, and I personally find yellow on black hard to read, but at least it gives a good overview of the road system.
I also don't get why people don't like MK, I lived there for ages and loved it, rush hour traffic = taking 5-10 minutes longer to get across the city. Fast roads meaning you can cross the city very quickly. Great cycle paths (separated from road traffic) meaning you can cycle most places very easily. Lots of parks and open spaces. Nothing not to like tbh :).
As for navigating you quickly get used to it, certainly way better than trying to navigate around somewhere like Southampton.
UK's FSA Finds No Health Benefits To Organic Food
I eat organic for 2 reasons, one is I don't want my body filled with the left over amounts of pesticides (in the case of fruit and veg) and antibiotics and hormones (in the case of meat). I especially don't want my 1 year old son's body being subjected to those if I can avoid it.
But to be honest the main reason I do it is because it tastes so much better. Carrots actually test of carrot rather than crunchy water taste you get from a standard supermarket carrot.
We get organic veg delivered to our door from a local farm and it last much longer due to shorter pick to delivery time scales. There is also the added bonus of getting a wider variety of veg.
As a result I eat a wider range of vegetables, it tastes nicer, and because of the longer shelf life I throw less away. This means that it costs me the same or less than buying normal super market veg. Couple that with the convenience of it delivered to my door it is a no-brainer really!
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It costs money, but buy the file transfer edition. You get reliable and encrypted data transmission.
Bike Projector Makes Lane For Rider
So let me get this right.... you think it is the cyclists fault if a car driver passes them on a blind corner and then has an accident? If it's a blind corner then the car driver should wait until they can see! Would you blame a tractor or other slow moving vehicle if you had a crash while trying to overtake them on a blind corner??
Cyclists cycle out from the curb because it is the safest way to cycle, otherwise they frequently end up getting run over / pushed off the road as cars try and squeeze past while traffic is in the other lane. I've been run off the road by a car trying to squeeze past then suddenly realising there is a truck coming so they need to move over more.. right into me.
I used to try and cycle in a way that made it easy for car drivers to get past etc. But I've been nearly hit, cut up and run off the road too many times. Now I cycle out from the curb and car drivers pass me properly and I've had no issues with being cut up, it is by far the safest way to cycle.
US To Require That New Cars Get 42 MPG By 2016
My 6 year old family car (here in the uk) averages 42mpg with ease, I can get 48mpg on a long journey with careful driving. The new runabout we have bought for my wife gets 5* on crash safety and does 50-60mpg. Now these are small vehicles but I would never consider, right now, buying a car that did less that 40mpg regardless of how big it was.
I'm shocked that anyone considers 42mpg is some sort of great target to achieve!
Some Large Dinosaurs Survived the K-T Extinction
I would have thought this was obvious. The lack of fossils after a certain point in time only shows that there are no fossils. You cannot logically infer anything else from this, other than the fact that you haven't found any newer ones.
I'm not saying they didn't die out when they claim, but trying to "prove" a concrete date is going to be neigh on impossible.
The reason we haven't find any newer fossils could be for several reasons, they could have all died out, or it could be no more of them were fossilised, or we simply haven't found the newer fossils yet.
VIA Open Platform Mini-Notebook Serves up Linux
I bought a via system for my home media centre, sold by the promises of Linux support and low power hardware - never again! I've got the worst performing badly supported and buggy heap of junk, lots of things simply don't work even with the latest kernels even when you use Via's nasty binary only drivers.
On the other hand the Asus machine will come running Linux, so hardware support will be there from the work go.
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