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James Woudhuysen
Forecaster, predicting everything but the weather
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James Woudhuysen Feb 15
“has the potential to absolutely devastate”. But COULD help us avoid... split infinitives! For unlike, er, THREATS TO FREE SPEECH, AI has merits. Now read this for awful prose, doom-laden IT-blather, and
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James Woudhuysen Feb 8
RIP Albert Finney (1936-2019). Unforgettable as a young machinist at Raleigh bikes, Nottingham, in Karen Reisz’s terrific SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (1960).
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James Woudhuysen Feb 8
In , “where scores of electric models of being launched, around 85% [will still] use internal combustion engines in 2030”. So says — way too optimistic! Come prove me wrong: this Monday, 7pm, Bermondsey. Details:
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James Woudhuysen Feb 8
CARBONISTAS OF THE WORLD, UNITE: “MUSCULAR GOVERNMENT ACTION IS NEEDED”! Despite its evenhanded editorial, puts old CPUSA cliche “Big Oil” on its cover: has clearly converged, like , with . And “muscular”? Like what does to motorists? Fab
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Paul Reeves Feb 8
- worth a look 'a misguided national obsession with keeping old manufacturing equipment running as long as possible ...hampering productivity.' Digital manufacturing: what, where, how and why?
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Academy of Ideas Economy Forum Feb 7
Is the auto industry facing 'carmaggedon'? Good survey of the issues by Ross Clark for Come and join us on Monday 11 February to discuss the future of cars with
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James Woudhuysen Feb 5
: National Assembly backs law to allow state prefects – not judges – to ban those they decide are dangerous, on pain of 6 months in jail. 50 Macronite deputies vs it; one centrist MP said it was Vichy all over again (wrong, but…).
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James Woudhuysen Feb 5
Quite right! Carson equated it to nuclear war, 1962. My fun review (including worries US movies of the same era):
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Rob Lyons Feb 4
For those wondering why might not be bothering with creating extra production lines for the X-Trail, here's the less-than-gushing verdict from March last year. In short: it's not great. Go buy the Skoda. Not about .
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James Woudhuysen Feb 5
? ? “Of course these people in the north, these mere manufacturers, cannot think for themselves; they need posh people to tell them what to do in the ballot box”. Do come to my talk on the crisis, 7pm Mon 11 Feb
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James Woudhuysen Feb 5
Add: Cuban missiles, 1962; Cruise missiles, 1980 on. Thought to be almost as catastrophic: Y2K, plus effect of genetically modified maize on Monarch butterflies, both 1999; failure of the Midwest to think straight and vote for Hillary, 2016; “crashing out” of the EU, 2019
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James Woudhuysen Feb 4
Yes, diesel! When in government, Labour insisted on it to save the planet. Now it blames Nissan redundancies on Brexit, which it formally supported. No limit to its amnesia — or to its mendacity
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Evan Robson Feb 4
BBC 6 news just showing workers coming out of Nissan in Sunderland saying 'it's nothing to do with Brexit, it's all to do with diesel'
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James Woudhuysen Feb 4
: any doubts one might have about are, sadly, vindicated in this piece. The conclusion about new limits to democracy is even more chilling than the account of repression
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James Woudhuysen Feb 4
Now there’s a conversation to be had! “Black hole” Dept = MoD finances. Head down today, but a beer beckons soon xxx
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James Woudhuysen Feb 3
As under-16s show their genius — AGAIN! — by playing truant, Dutch minister Arie Slob (I kid you not) shows all’s not lost: “we are not going to give way to truancy“. Wot a Nazi! Yes, give them all the vote, too, so us oldies can forget
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Alastair Donald Feb 2
Novelists have not only a right, but a duty to be free. It’s a responsibility to be as open as you possibly can to the world. Nicely said, Zadie Smith
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James Woudhuysen Feb 3
SPOT THE FREUDIAN TYPO Dept: One for the uncritical boosters of IT, , , the , seamlessness and all that hype. 2nd short quotation in 2nd para says it all! The fab train I just snapped in Putney speaks volumes too
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Simply Beautiful Feb 2
Massive turnout in today as the for the 12th consecutive week continue to demonstrate against predatory globalism, corporatism, social injustice, economic inequality, democratic deficits, and the Elitist regime. Vive la France!
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Mark Lynas Feb 1
Dear oh dear. When it comes to GMOs the European Parliament is still away with the fairies. Nonsense all spoonfed by Germany antis. 'Anti-science to the left of us, anti-science to the right... stuck in the middle with EU.' Until Brexit day that is...
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