[sclug] OT: convert rail tracks to tarmac for private coach network which saves billions and provides a better service!

Tom Carbert-Allen tom at randominter.net
Fri Sep 11 16:04:00 UTC 2009

Jonathan H N Chin wrote:
>> I was hoping people on a technical mailing list would be interested in  
>> discussing the technical aspects of the idea (cost, capacity, efficiency  
>> etc) but you seem to have provided quotes of lots of mud slinging with  
>> no facts, figures or logical analysis of his proposal.... how useful
> When a view runs so counter to the prevailing mainstream opinion,
> indications that the proponent is a kook don't predispose me to
> waste my time investigating their claims in any detail. [1]
> The reasoned counter-arguments to your website appear to be at:
>     http://www.railconversion.co.uk/
>     http://transportmyths.co.uk/
> More generally, David MacKay's book is a thought-provoking read.
>     Sustainable Energy - without the hot air
>     http://www.withouthotair.com/
> -jonathan
> [1] Unlike: http://xkcd.com/386/
Counter arguments based on facts, just what I was looking for, thanks a  
lot, will read them tonight.

Sorry to have got all high horse about it... I get carried away some 
times... one of the drawbacks of a hyperactive personality...


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