Discussion in 'Law, Order and Defence' started by PD, Nov 9, 2017.
As per title ...
The Local Government Act 1974.
That's long overdue for amendment.
Huge Act so a big , and expensive; job to do so -but a job that needs doing nevertheless.
As a Yorkshireman who saw parts of my county surrendered to Lancashire I feel your pain. But seriously what are the real problems it gives us today and what would you change?
I was born in the West Riding and became a Lancastrian without moving house.
LGA 1974 is such a catch all Act hard to know where to begin.
The law of the jungle.
It needs a few more, well any, clauses.
How about. "Sod's Law"?
I'd remove that from the books as I would Murpheys Law.
Actually, if I could, I'd change the laws of physics to make faster than light travel possible so we could go exploring at some time in the future.
Abolish the law of diminishing returns.
Then you could spend twice as much and get a bike that is twice as good, rather than only marginally superior.
The inflexible rule that means when you're coming to the end of a dual carriageway section of road, there will always be an HGV just ahead to hold you up.
If you could, and were flying at exactly the speed of light then held up a mirror..
would you see your face reflected?
I dunno, I suppose it depends upon which direction you are looking, you could either have a redshifted or blueshifted reflection but the chances are you would see nothing .... but there again, who is to say that light itself could not travel faster than itself..... and that is why it would be nice if we could change the laws of physics.
I've often wondered.
Not so as to stay awake nights though.
That 'cat in a box' riff of old Schroedinger's as well.
There's a puzzler.
I wonder what would happen if you put that box just the other side of the line of a Schwarzschild radius. For a starter time dilation, even outside of the 'line' would mean everyone who ever cared about the experiment would be long dead by the time you got back from placing the box there, but what about the box?
Yeah there is that.
IMO the cat's the clue.
No way would that thought experiment have caught on like it did if he'd imagined a dog or a horse in the box.
Same as Melville's "Moby Richard" wouldn't have sold nearly so well.
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