Not very good at what they do …

Theme of “not very good at what they do”:

1. Scunthorpe – y-e-e-e-s-s-s:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48592391

Ocado invests £17m in ‘vertical’ farms

2. Bet their mothers dress em funny:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/10/us_custom_border_patrol_contractor_hacked/

US border cops confirm: Maker of America’s license-plate, driver recognition tech hacked, camera images swiped

3. Driverless congestion:

https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2019/06/driverless-congestion.html

A unique simulation for the city of Zurich shows that driverless taxis would not displace personal transport in cities as long as automated private vehicles are also available. Previous simulations assumed too high a demand for automated taxi services, as they did not take into account user preferences regarding flexibility, costs and waiting times.

4.  Absolutely no sense of scale:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/10/scottish-power-build-vast-battery-improve-wind-energy

[H/T Chuckles and/or haiku]

3 comments for “Not very good at what they do …

  1. ivan
    June 15, 2019 at 10:43

    #3 Agenda 21 in action if this ever becomes reality.

    #4 The battery might give about 5 minutes of power to the grid when the wind isn’t blowing but you can guarantee that it will up electricity prices by at least 50%. It is nothing but a scam lead by the UN Church of Climatology.

  2. Mark in Mayenne
    June 15, 2019 at 10:54

    Not convinced by lithium batteries for this kind of electricity storage. Sure lead/acid batteries are heavy and bulky but unless you’re trying to move or lift them, as in a car or aeroplane, why not just build a bigger storage facility and use them instead. Cheaper, uses readily available material.

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