Monday, 13 July 2015

Quote of the Week

“One day, when driverless cars arrive, we may marvel that we ever let distracted, shortsighted and occasionally drunk humans pilot large metal projectiles.”

Simon Kuper, Financial Times Magazine, 10th July 2015

It’s worth reading the article, which compares the (huge) death toll from road crashes, which we know how to stop, with the (much smaller) death toll from terrorism – which is a lot harder to prevent.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Brighton's i360 at ground level

Close up of the “cans” for the Brighton i360, seen from the beach. Almost as impressive as the cans, is the fact that they all arrived from the Netherlands by barge (in fact, two barges), and were offloaded onto a platform on the beach. Picture below, showing the finished article, taken from the hoardings around the site, courtesy i360.