OT: Re: The late, great TRS-80
ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 00:50:49 CDT 2007
Liam Proven wrote:
> On 04/08/07, woodelf <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca> wrote:
>> Liam Proven wrote:
>>> But it will probably come in time. At some point, the now largely
>>> SI-based UK will have to adopt SI speed limits and so forth.
>> I thought you all traveled by rail over there. :)
> I wish!
> No. Millions do, but most use cars. The snag being that it's a
> relatively tiny island and our biggest "freeways" are 4 lanes in each
> direction; most major roads are just 1 or 2 lanes. Narrower than much
> of Europe, let alone the States.
> Ergo, horrific traffic congestion. 60 million people - one-fifth as
> many as the USA - but in one-fortieth of the area, so around 8x the
> population density.
> (UK: 60M people, 244,000 sq km. USA: 300M people, 9,600,000 sq km.)
That would make more sense if the USA didn't have so many vast tracts
with nothing. No people, no buildings, no nothing. It's like China.
China is a big country, but most of the people live in a much smaller area.
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