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Re: [SLUG] The 'nanny state' and freedom of choice
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] The 'nanny state' and freedom of choice
- From: Jake Anderson <yahoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:41:58 +1000
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I'm guessing that the 90km/h limit on the trains is more about the
tracks than the trains.
On 06/29/2011 11:36 AM, David Lyon wrote:
I'm not having a stab at the PowerHouse..
but why can't we use that AI system on Australia's High Speed Trains?
why force those people to work in China not here?
why does Nanny say No to trains that run faster than 90kmh?
Why does Nanny say NO to having that technology here in Australia?
On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 11:31 AM,<peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"David" == David Lyon<david.lyon.preisshare@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
David> Last technology example...
David> Try find any of the great Australian Technology developed by
David> Australians in an Australian Museum in Canberra or Sydney -
David> it's not there.
You should check out the mezzanine level of the PowerHouse museum.
Each year it contains a showcase of that year's Australian technology,
along with older inventions like the Hill's Hoist and the Combine
Harvester. The best bit this year was an AI system for recognising
obstructions on railway tracks, that has been deployed on China's fast