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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Ozone is a nasty poison. Even at the tiny levels produced by laser printers it can and does cause health effects. One of the reasons to be very sceptical of people who claim to offer ozone disinfection and similar. It can work but the safety aspects are important. At high altitude, it protects us.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Ozone at low level has massively different effects to that at high altitudes.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    You were also a major fan of Fireflash? https://thunderbirds.fandom.com/wiki/Fireflash_1
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Two things: Twitter has admitted it amplifies more tweets from rightwing politicians and news outlets than content from leftwing sources. The social media platform examined tweets from elected officials in seven countries – the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Japan. It also studied...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Who'd be a seagull in such a world? One minute flying around happily, grabbing chips and ice-cream from naive tourists, the next moment having some or all of yourself blasted to oblivion by a microwave beam. Back in early post-war days, it was well known that birds could be half-cooked by...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I love the way they say "only air and electricity". As if by wording it like that we imagine multi-megawatt electricity supplies being as readily available to aircraft as air.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    At least one GEV, an ekranoplan, required eight tubojet engines. Not exactly likely that inflight charging would be sufficient.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Intelligent use of unlimited power is arguable. But where do we get this intellegience from? Certainly not those currently in power and owning so much.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Completely disagree. Think of the aircraft with certified computerised systems which have suffered severe issues. And that is within a single vehicle, made by a single company that was (as least supposedly) tested as a complete unit. Now imagine getting random vehicles made by many companies...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    So privacy doesn't matter for anyone who lives near a main road? And how do you get from your off-main road location to somewhere that an air taxi can land?
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    If we had cheap unlimited power we'd have global warming simply due to Mediterranean climate gardens everywhere. Who wouldn't wish to be pleasantly warm all evening in their gardens, even in January?
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    One of the fundamental issues is why should aircraft A trust data from aircraft B? If B has a problem, then A absolutely must NOT trust B's data. Making A trust B could be a very good way of causing two crashes rather than one.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I think you have to ask what she is trying to achieve if the proposed legislation doesn't end up protecting BF officials. If they are just as liable as Colin Yeo suggests, motivation for the act is what?
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Explains what? That she really is trying to do this? (Even if there might be some other way in which prosecutions could occur.)
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    If there is any truth in her trying to get Border Force made untouchable for deaths they cause, it is difficult to think of lesser terms that are strong enough.