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Milky

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    Why do Governments struggle ?

    Yes there is. A person who claims to be persecuted and isn't is a bogus asylum seeker. It is a bit inaccurate that asylum seekers only get £5 a day to live on as they get bills paid for as well such as heating and power, do they not also get a TV and free license too?
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    Why do Governments struggle ?

    So were do the 250,000 or whatever figure it is come from? OK I know half is people coming legally from the EU, but how do we end up with the rest. Sorry for my ignores?
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    Jumping Jack Flash,

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    O2 down

    I use my phone quite a lot, my soft spot is Youtube, spend far to long on it, I use it to check my bank, my emails, play word games. I use the GPS on it too from time to time. Used to have a boot full of A to Zs but now if I had to find an address without my phone now I would be stuck. I am surprised how much people text!
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    O2 down

    Where was the train station in Lymm?
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    Hospital Parking

    Went to Halton Hospital on Friday, running late, did not look at the arrival time, consultant saw us within a few minutes and kept us 10 minutes or so. Should I pay the £2.50, apparently despite the technology being available there is no way of finding out how much time you have been parked, decided not to. Getting home I decided to be on the safe side and pay via the app, but I need a park number and searching the net I couldn't find one, so e mailed park by phone who did not reply, rang the hospital reception said they were to busy to check. Not desplaying the due fee on the pay machine is a scam, over pay and the parking company wins, under pay and they fine you.
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    O2 down

    Latchford Locks you remeber when trains ran on time, I don't! Iti s all very well saying that people managed without them in the past, but if something you relay on gets taken away you will struggle. Tesco are offering me 2gb of free data if I top up in January, they will probably take it away at the end of the month.
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    Motorway woes

    Sorry for the multiple posts but the system is not refreshing to the posted thread when I press the save/post button
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    Motorway woes

    I recall many years ago going into a Tetra Pack factory in Wrexham and seeing carriers running round with no drivers. About 10 years ago I was in Kelloggs factory in Trafford Park and delivery trucks being loaded by a computer controlled system, no fork lift truck drivers. So the technology for partly autonomous vehicles have been around for years and could have probably been adopted for road vehicles.
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    Motorway woes

    I understand that these vehicles are coming, with all the resources being put into the technology it is bound to come, but it is a long time in development and is running an autonomous truck on a straight road with a remote driver a huge break through?
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    Motorway woes

    I understand that these vehicles are coming, with all the resources being put into the technology it is bound to come, but it is a long time in development and is running an autonomous truck on a straight road with a remote driver a huge break through?
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    Motorway woes

    I understand that these vehicles are coming, with all the resources being put into the technology it is bound to come, but it is a long time in development and is running an autonomous truck on a straight road with a remote driver a huge break through?
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    Brexit again -

    OK, obviously to thick for irony or sarcasm, I blame the fact it was late :(
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    Motorway woes

    I am sorry Gray Man I don't really get your links, second links says they are allowing test cars in Paris, so what, they have already tested autonomous vehicles in Tokyo and in the videolink you provided I do not see the autonomous car battling peak time narrow city center streets with lots of pedestrians or cyclists as suggested by the intro. There apparently is a autonomous taxi service operating in Tokyo along a set route, but I have tried to find out more about this and it seems it still has a driver (I think). Your third link (although not watched all the videos yet) says they may be a test flight for a few minutes this year and when will space tourism start? Your first link is blocked
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    Motorway woes

    I am sorry Gray Man I don't really get your links, second links says they are allowing test cars in Paris, so what, they have already tested autonomous vehicles in Tokyo and in the videolink you provided I do not see the autonomous car battling peak time narrow city center streets with lots of pedestrians or cyclists as suggested by the intro. There apparently is a autonomous taxi service operating in Tokyo along a set route, but I have tried to find out more about this and it seems it still has a driver (I think). Your third link (although not watched all the videos yet) says they may be a test flight for a few minutes this year and when will space tourism start? Your first link is blocked
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    Motorway woes

    I don't think you get to control the drone, you set your destination and the computers do the flying. What difference does it make how far away the emergency pilot is?
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    Brexit again -

    Special ties with Germany does not really qualify France to be a EU leader along Germany, does it?
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    Brexit again -

    OK, Should pay more attention before commenting in the future.
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    Brexit again -

    It is not necessary to use the French ports.
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    Brexit again -

    Don't normally stick my nose in here but the EU have more problems then Brexit, there is Italy, France, Greece, Hungry all are presenting problems to the EU. As for Brexit, I voted to leave but if I had to choose stay or leave on Mrs May's terms I rather stay. But nothing has changed from a few years ago when the UK voted to leave, the fact that a lot of people come here needing resources such as roads, houses, medical treatment, schools policing, yet there is no money in the UK to pay for any of these things. It seems the only thing the UK can afford is a ever increasing EU and a foreign aid bill. A bit off topic but: Macron has been calling for a more integrated closer EU led by Germany and France (he used to include Italy in these calls) can anyone exp-lain why Macron thinks France is in any position to be a EU leader?
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    Crazy Traffic Lights

    The timing and placing of traffic lights are crazy many should be part time, that part of Manchester Rd/Church St should be one way
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    Motorway woes

    They were planning to have tourists going into space by 2012, yet here we are nealy in 2019 are still not sure when it will happen this is really interesting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3ELVACR2VY but so is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jf1ZM-ho4o Been meaning to reply to this for weeks post for weeks Edit: Thought I add something here, was watching a science program on TV a a few months back that explored the use of automated vehicles and they featured a person carrying drone built by the Chinese. Because in the air there are no people running in front of your vehicle, no traffic lights or other obstetrical controlling drones automatically is far easier. If there are technical difficulties a control center takes over with a human pilot
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    Motorway woes

    That is true but many commercial vehicles are speed limited! I am not sure speed limiting vehicles is the answer, there are many other variables too, power, weight of vehicles and the thousands of other reasons accidents happen. I think fully autonomous vehicles are a long way away. They have not mastered making autonomous lawn mowers or vacuum cleaners yet and not at all at a reasonable price. Self drive vehicles might become a reality soon on major road like motorways but there will be many situations like busy town roads were it is decades away. UK is no different then any other country. America has some of the worlds most congested cities in the world, Paris, Moscow, Beijing also make the list.
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    Motorway woes

    Didn't the USA have a blanket 55MPH speed limit on their freeways and they found increasing the speed limit reduced accidents? I also wonder about the number of spreed limited vehicles on our roads. Some are regulated at 56, some at 70 but in addition operators regulate them at lower speeds. I saw a transit van today which had a sign saying it was speed limited to 60 while a HGV said it was had a sigh stating it was regulated to 50MPH/80KPH The lack of Policing on our roads must be a factor too. Used ti do a lot of miles and recall quite a lot of Police in their Range Rovers and Vaxual Carltons out on the roads, especially on Sunny days enforcing the law and turning a blind eye when the situation warranted such as speeding at 3am on a deserted motorway. Now we have cameras that catch speeding.
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