Potential for racism at the 2012 Euro Cup in Ukraine and Poland

The 2012 Eurocup is coming up in a bit, and the hosts this year are Ukraine and Poland. The hardcore supporters of some of the teams in Poland and Ukraine have been known to use racist and anti-semitic chants and imagery, and there is some concern that non-white fans of teams participating in the Euro Cup could be targeted for violence. Chris Rogers of BBC Panorama went to watch some games in Ukraine and Poland and saw some pretty shocking things from the fans. I don’t usually watch videos longer than 5 minutes (who am I kidding, 1 minute) on Youtube, but I watched all 28 minutes of this.

Via Interesting

Potential for racism at the 2012 Euro Cup in Ukraine and Poland

European Road Trains

I don’t know exactly how the Sarte GPS-based road trains make driving safer, lower gas usage, or make travel more efficient, but it sure is fun to imagine all of the things that could go wrong! This seems like a much better idea if the lead car is somehow not controlled by a human.

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One of the keys to the study is finding a way to make travel more efficient and lower gas usage without spending the treasury on putting sensors in roads, or creating an entirely new standard of equipment. Also, using a lead vehicle that could take control of the vehicles behind – cars, trucks or buses – makes Sartre much more flexible since it can travel on any highway.

Thanks, Dave.

European Road Trains