So there were a few interesting discussions had – one on the complete lack of security on the CAN bus present in every single motor vehicle out there. But the other was more worthy of a long post.
It had to do with Brexit, the exit of the UK from the European Union. I did a little prognosticating and a few things emerged.
First, by leaving the E.U. Britain will suffer from tariff exhaustion – thereby causing the price of retail goods to rise astronomically. That’s a big one – rampant inflation won’t be pretty. And a destitute nation has this propensity to grow demagogues that rise to power and remember, Britain itself still has a nuclear navy though a lot of her ships are in Scotland. You could well see Britain attack France or Germany this time around.
Another thing emerged – it was the suburban and rural dwellers in Britain that pushed the Brexit – it didn’t pass in the London area or any of the more urban settings.
Oh yeah and Scotland – they fully intend to break out of the UK and stay in the E.U. If that happens get ready to see northern Ireland go too.
It’s funny – we suffer the same problem here in the U.S. The people from the hinterlands are the enemy of we urban dwellers. That’s something to keep in mind.
We also talked about airports and how they suck in the U.S. One person mentioned the airport in Singapore – where the services like massage chairs, movies etc. are presented free of charge. I mentioned we could have that in the United States but we’d charge a pretty penny for it. And then we got on the TSA – or Security Theater – I mentioned the Red team tests the TSA has done where 95% of the contraband went right through TSA scanning without a raised eyebrow.
So an entertaining Thanksgiving to say the least.