[Nottingham] 'elth 'n' safty gone Terry Gilliam Brazil bonkers?!

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Thu Oct 6 09:16:59 UTC 2011

On 6 October 2011 09:27, Mike Haber <Mike.Haber at nottingham.ac.uk> wrote:
>> The EU is already proposing to make hi-viz mandatory motorcyclists.
> [Haber Mike]
> Cool, can we re-spray every car, van and lorry high viz too before letting it out on the road.
> They'll be making cats have reflective eyes next.

We'll soon also be dazzled by hyper-bright laser headlights if a
certain 'luxury' car manufacturer follows up on their latest sales
hype. As well as being dazzled, you could well get dazzled by some
unexpected holographic projections as the two headlights cause
interference patterns... (Or how do you get a de-coherent laser...?)

And is the folowing the ultimate example of 'elth & safty?

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Or is that a crass example of viral Marketing? (For both the lawyers
and anti-virus software...)

A problem with being 'too safe' is that people then get 'lazy/lax' and
they themselves then become more dangerous to compensate for their
fuzzy feeling of being invulnerable and 'too safe'...

Another question of freedoms?


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