France will take the rotating presidency of the EU next so that will be 6 more "interesting" months.Jump to post
I have mentioned before. Trump negotiated a crappy deal with the Taliban. It was about the best that could be done. I did not trash him for it. Biden directed the crappy withdrawal. It was about the best that could be done. I will not trash him for it. We are out of Afghanistan. They know what we w...Jump to post
If you believe what a UK government minister is saying, I have an airport to sell you. There is a global shortage of chips that affects everyone, for example I can't get a graphics card at a decent price. My work laptop needs changing but I can't get the new one for months (a Dell). A colleague orde...Jump to post
Well said. Where does it stop after this? Not to mention the vaccine isn’t fully effective, fully proven, only to date one has been barely approved by the FDA and all for a virus with a 1% mortality rate. My heart hurts for these people who lost they’re job/career at UA over something unproven they...Jump to post
People are really getting the wrong impression with this UK fuel problem. While there is a general shortage of truck drivers, and has been for at least 10 years, there’s no shortage of ADR qualified truck drivers who deliver fuel. The recent problem was due to one company (Hoyer) working for BP, wh...Jump to post
I am not sure you understand the debt ceiling. It is the amount of money the US Government can use to MEET it's already existing financial obligations. These are items already in law. SInce the US Government annually exceeds this by hundred of billions, the GOP would be saying that they want the US...Jump to post
Trump negotiated a US exit with the Taliban. Not a US exit but we'll leave 2500 troops to prop up the government. The government wasn't even part of the deal. Trump gave (or let's say, left) Afghanistan to the Taliban. It is making a comeback: Milley should resign. Link This came about the Joint Chi...Jump to post
Another (more recent) former Australian PM, Malcolm Turnbull, has described his successor's scrapping of the French submarine deal as "clumsy, deceitful and costly" and believes Australia will need to develop a nuclear industry : https://twitter.com/CuriousInquest/status/144312089784643993...Jump to post
For China this isn't good news but it simplifies things. Now Australia is like a US extension, a US state. If relations with the US go down, they will go down with Australia too, and vice versa.Jump to post
EU countries have 90 days of oil reserves at least, I'm sure the UK still has this (unlike natural gas that they stopped storing). It takes a political decision to use them, I haven't heard it has been done, probably because that's not the problem. There is enough oil to refine, but not enough drive...Jump to post
I heard a refining company is going bankrupt, too ?Jump to post
It's not "the market", the EU has been very active in getting to where we're at now. There are still plenty of gadgets sold with micro USB ports, probably because there are millions of these ports in stock in China, so the faster they're effectively banned, the better. I'm anti Apple so do...Jump to post
Jets are in which city again ? :d Remember there are spending caps now, and soon salary caps. That will play a role. I started watching F1 in 2005, have watched all races since then. Before that, I only heard about F1 when spending a sunday at an uncle's house for a barbecue, as several of my uncles...Jump to post
Apparently there is huge lobbying in Germany and France (and EU countries in general), by US and Russian companies, including ad campaigns etc., to convince Europeans that nuclear = bad for the environment, and gas = good for the environment. To the point people think nuclear emits more CO2 than gas !Jump to post
What was a Simca 1000 doing in the US ? I think our "regular" in France is equivalent to the "premium" in the US, and our "premium" is better than that. Due to smaller engines with higher compressions being the norm, not huge engines with low compressions.Jump to post
There isn't any major party in favor of nuclear power here. Unfortunately. This is a terribly unfortunate state of affairs. Germany should be leading the way, showing the world how to run nuclear energy in a safe and efficient manner. Please note, this is a "German Thing". A German will a...Jump to post
I know the US has strategic oil reserves, France too. For the other stuff, I don't know, I don't think so. However gas is commonly stored, about a third of annual production is stored in France, apparently right now we're at 80% capacity, no worries for winter. Other European countries, not so much,...Jump to post
Alonso, Vettel and Kimi all started in F1 as kids, too. I wonder if Norris was told there was 40s behind Hamilton, and thus a 2nd place was the worst possible outcome of a pit stop. Also don't dismiss Hamilton's will to win, he almost passed Norris several times while driving on water in slicks, he ...Jump to post
Actually this is horrible news. Cheney isn't a raving lunatic, and as a result is probably going to lose her seat. So she's saying that now that her career is basically over. Furthermore, she had "proof" in her own family that being gay wasn't some kind of horrible thing, and still defende...Jump to post
Nord Stream 2 isn't even operational, if people starve and freeze to death it can't be because of it ! Because Russia doesn't export as much as needed, on the other hand, is possible (and is what's happening), proving relying on Russian gas was stupid. But we already knew that, and the Grunen are pa...Jump to post
He should have undercut Hamilton for the first stop. When they finally stopped, they were together in the pits, I thought it was a masterstroke, but in fact VER was still several places behind HAM. Then VER was just behind PER and they should have switcherooed them, they didn't do it quickly enough ...Jump to post
If there was real concern would they just rely on you telling the truth ?Jump to post
Here in France they send red cross trucks to universities so you can give blood, there is an emulation between students etc. I work in a complex with 3000 employees so they also come about every three months (I think you need 2 months between donations). Unfortunately I take meds so I can't donate a...Jump to post
Man that was very lucky for VER, RBR were awful with their strategy all race. And ruined Perez's race. Mercedes probably not happy that VER got 2nd, on the other hand the rain saved BOT's race who was absolutely nowhere. BTW VER used another trick, he didn't complete a quali lap but was "saved&...Jump to post
It seems Merkel's party and the SPD have the same number of seats (or a difference of 1) so it's very close and I can't see how either can claim victory. So basically nobody won. I'll wait for German members to tell us what can happen, it seems to me only these 2 parties together can get a majority....Jump to post
What is provable (and why the Mistral saga was such a big deal here) is that France has supported the weapons (planes, in particular) it has sold even when it didn't please the US. Mirages, Super Etendards and Exocets sold to Saddam for example. I thought France pulled support and ceased selling a/...Jump to post
What is provable (and why the Mistral saga was such a big deal here) is that France has supported the weapons (planes, in particular) it has sold even when it didn't please the US. Mirages, Super Etendards and Exocets sold to Saddam for example.Jump to post
To give you an example, a random comment from a couple hours ago I stumbled upon on reddit (that's not me, I haven't posted any message there) : https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/pv7zd6/comment/he9yabn/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 OwnFeedback3239 Italy eurofighters are...Jump to post
In France there is a commonly held belief (difficult/impossible to prove) that US weapons/hardware can be shut down by the US at any time.Jump to post
That pitlane entry is criminal for a modern F1 track. Hamilton was in a hurry and crashed, too bad for him, he should have been a bit calmer, but in a race, it will end up blocked by a crashed car at some point.
Hamilton is on the dirty side so it's one problem more.
I wouldn't call that a tablet, it weighs 2,5Kg ! The rule is for handheld devices.
Also it specifies a 12V/3A adapter. USB-C can do up to 20V/5A.
EU already made some similar regulation with micro USB last decade. And Apple's answer to that was selling a micro USB to their port at the time's converter. Not sure whether it is possible to bypass this new regulation with the same trick again No the new one doesn't allow for an adapter. It allow...Jump to post
Yes I will repeat the main issue is the lying and doing secret deals (that are still secret, at least we don't know what Australia will get).
We can also conclude that Australia's industry isn't able to build a submarine, but the country isn't admitting it.
Also note that this is just a proposition and I would assume it will be the EU parliament that will take the decision on whether or not to pass this proposition. It's not just a proposition, it's how bills are made by the EU. The commission writes them, then they go to the parliament. Unless Apple ...Jump to post
Maybe it's because they might be getting British submarines. The French are being very selective in their poutrage. The US is always good as the big, bad bully. They know they have nothing else to sell, or buy from Australia. Yet, the British are right across the Channel and they have to live with ...Jump to post