Re: Lower & slower than a V2
Maybe Concorde couldn't have reached this high (I'm sure it never tried) but it could go just as fast, (and without needing a helping hand) roughly sixty years ago, so I don't see much technological progress overall.
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Which underlines how poor this was - the circuit in question was designed to 'trigger' when the circuit was _closed_ by shorting the Live wire to what was described as a Neutral, but was actually a Signal wire. I'm slightly surprised that turning on the projector triggered the circuit - must in fact have been current driven as the voltage drop wouldn't be anything close to the 'full' 120v
Except that Americans have a bit of a problem with bow-hunting too, which is also "shooting"
Double problem really - I believe that they are allowed to do a certain amount of "out of season" hunting as long as they use a bow an arrow, despite modern compound bows being almost as accurate/lethal as a rifle, at the tiny distances usually involved.
As has been widely noted, something that is an obvious solution to a problem is not _supposed_ to be patentable, and if a particular technique is the only sensible way of doing something, then it clearly fails that test. How this patent failed to get thrown out is a mystery, and has nothing to do with the size of the award.
No, I don't think these _are_ good points.
That these plans aren't very good isn't the point, it is the _intent_ of them - you can't turn around in a year or two, when 3D printers that can produce metal prints are a reality, and say that readily available plans have suddenly become illegal - the horse will have left the stable by then.
The trouble with "lane splitting" is that it is only legal in the UK "if it is safe", but it never is. If the surrounding traffic is stationery then you have no where to go to, and if the traffic is moving then (as others have already said) you _have_ to assume that the other vehicles are about to change lanes.
No one ever has a "right to overtake" so I just don't get why bikers think that _they_ do.
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