Obituary: John Glenn

US Marine, the first American to orbit the Earth, US Senator, the oldest person to go to space. R.I.P. Obituary: John Glenn – BBC News The man who became a national hero as the first American to orbit the earth Source: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13561650

Virgin Galactic and Boom unveil Concorde 2.0 tester to restart supersonic travel

I don’t see how 55 passengers at $5000 each can make this commercially viable. However, it would be good to have supersonic flights again after a certain airline killed them… Virgin Galactic and Boom unveil Concorde 2.0 tester to restart supersonic travel Beardy & Co plan first commercial service by 2023 Source: www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/16/virgin_galactic_boom_unveil_concorde_2_dot_0/

Don’t panic, but a ‘computer error’ cut the brakes on a San Francisco bus this week

Yeah… that works so well because components never break between checks in the morning and “incidents” during the day… the same way that headlights and tail lights don’t break at completely random intervals… Oh, and it did break in this crash and nothing to do with a computer. Muni unexpectedly turns into self-driving ride Source: …

Ford announces plans for mass production of self-driving cars by 2021

Given the poor reliability of Ford’s non-self driving cars, this is going to end badly… Ford announces plans for mass production of self-driving cars by 2021 President: Where we’re going, there are no steering wheels Source: www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/17/ford_announces_plans_for_mass_production_of_selfdriving_cars_by_2021/

BBC: EU referendum: Did 1975 predictions come true?

BBC: “In its leaflet to voters, the Out campaign warned that the Common Market “sets out by stages to merge Britain with France, Germany, Italy and other countries into a single nation,” in which Britain would be a “mere province”. The In campaign openly acknowledged that being a member of the EEC involved “pooling” sovereignty …