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Chariots of wire

There have been some mesmerising feets of human endurance recently.  Eliud Kipchoge became the first runner ever to run a marathon in under 2 hours .  Brigid Kosgei set a woman's marathon record , only a day later.  A bloke named Rylan apparently sang Karaoke non-stop for 24 hours .  And, a humble Raspberry Pi survived 18 hours outdoors , with the help of LiPo supplements that WADA have prohibited alongside EPO , Lance Armstrong's chocolate brownies and Ben Johnson's "nutritional" flapjacks. 10 peaks, 58km, 3000m of ascent, one Raspberry Pi Zero, several GPS modules... how @rosie_red_robot completed the Brecon Beacons @10peaks with a load of homemade IoT stuff and a big power bank: — Raspberry Pi (@Raspberry_Pi) October 2, 2019 But we should never, ever be totally satisfied with our successes in life, however grand or infinitesimal .  As consistently demonstrated by the mishaps encountered duri