Posted: Mar 14, 2022 1:11 pm
by hackenslash
newolder wrote:Then I'll happily chip in the 73 drachma in my currency reserves. :thumbup:

And that's the thing, isn't it? There aren't many hereabouts who wouldn't see glaring hurdles to be overcome with no good indication that it's even possible in theory to overcome them. That's why there are these idiot pilot projects for hyperloops popping up from Branson, Musk et al, when the technological challenges of maintaining a vacuum on such a scale are functionally insurmountable, let alone the colossal energy requirements of doing it on even a small scale. People are still pumping capital into these white elephant frauds. It's almost trivial to get these morons to part with enormous amounts of cash for silly fantasies, but not to solve real-world solvable problems that they could genuinely solve at probably a fraction of the expenditure.

And they wonder why we get pissed.