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Relevant video in which a guy stands still at the side of a road next to a pond:

  • Hands free: he gets a lot of splashes by uncaring passing drivers

  • Holding a brick in his hand: drivers slow down and avoid the pond.

It's really funny:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQpaEN_TN_U

As usual drivers care more about their car than other people's wellbeing.

BTW: any shop that sells inflatable bricks?

lgsp ,
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To cross the roads safely when needed 🙂

lgsp ,
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Please share it, then, if you really do!

lgsp OP ,
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Honestly I thought that, being the article on the European Commission website, was a good enough sign of trustable source.

I added a disclaimer at the top of the post hoping to make things more clear

lgsp OP ,
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Edit : So people are buying plug-in hybrids and just not charging it- why ?

Why is the open point. Maybe the range is not enough for the majority of owners, maybe they are too lazy or maybe gas prices are too low to justify the charge?

I really hope there will be a follow-up study trying to answer this point

lgsp OP , (edited )
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That said, Plug in hybrids are still 'better' than petrol or diesil cars for overall emissions. The title makes out they're worse. Which is untrue.

A title is a title. I added a clarification at the top post. I have mo intention to deceive anyone

lgsp OP ,
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Maybe the author of this comment would think twice about threatening someone if he/she was banned from this community for some time

lgsp OP ,
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Depends: are you a Ferrari customer or not?

lgsp OP ,
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Ok, so it's definitely e threat 😁

Tools for collecting traffic data on my street?

I'm working with my neighbors to petition the city to add traffic calming measures (e.g. speed bumps, one way roads) to my street. I'm also hoping to turn it into a bit of a research project. Does anyone know of any tools to monitor or even automate data collection of the speeds of cars, number of cars going by, how many...

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My garmin bike computer + garmin varia radar can do this.

Interesting! what data does it collect?
Like: number of cars, their speed and distance from your bike? Does it give you aggregated statistics or data over time? Can you export it?

Could you maybe show me an example?

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Thank you! Very good insight. It's expensive stuff, but it can be worth it

lgsp OP ,
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You are joking right?

You shouldn't, because this is exactly the message of this ad from VW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSOqF9LxK8s&t=8s

lgsp OP ,
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Ok, I get you don't like the clip I made, even if I thought it was very clever... Different opinions

But... What about the voice? English is not my first language and I can understand what the guy says pretty easily, honestly 🤔

lgsp OP , (edited )
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It is indeed!

(Just keep in mind that the full video is not mine, I added a disclaimer to the original post)

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If you care about the planet, please make sure you sit down before you start reading this post about ExxonMobil.

So.

The CEO of ExxonMobil just said this in an interview: "We’ve waited too long to open the aperture on the solution sets in terms of what we need, as a society, to start reducing emissions."

https://fortune.com/2024/02/27/exxon-ceo-darren-woods-interview-pay-the-price-for-net-zero/

Who's the most influential voice on climate change? Who's to blame for inaction on climate change?

According to the CEO of ExxonMobil, it's environmental activists.

No, really:

"Frankly, society, and the activist—the dominant voice in this discussion—has tried to exclude the industry that has the most capacity and the highest potential for helping with some of the technologies."

Oh, and the CEO of ExxonMobil also apparently thinks consumers are to blame for climate inaction:

"Today we have opportunities to make fuels with lower carbon, but people aren’t willing to spend the money to do that."

Gets better.

He thinks unnamed 'people who generate emissions' should pay for it. (Rather than, say, major transnational oil companies.)

"People who are generating the emissions need to be aware of [it] and pay the price. That’s ultimately how you solve the problem."

https://fortune.com/2024/02/27/exxon-ceo-darren-woods-interview-pay-the-price-for-net-zero/

Worth including a quick reminder here that Exxon-Mobil made a US$36 billion profit in 2023: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/exxon-beats-estimates-ends-2023-with-36-billion-profit-2024-02-02/#:~:text=HOUSTON%2C%20Feb%202%20(Reuters),higher%20oil%20and%20gas%20production.

Not gross revenue.

Profit.

So, remind me again. Who knew about climate change before most of the public?

"Exxon was aware of climate change, as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a public issue... This knowledge did not prevent the company (now ExxonMobil and the world’s largest oil and gas company) from spending decades refusing to publicly acknowledge climate change and even promoting climate misinformation."

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/

And just who, exactly, stood in the way reducing emissions all these years?

"ExxonMobil executives privately sought to undermine climate science even after the oil and gas giant publicly acknowledged the link between fossil fuel emissions and climate change, according to previously unreported documents...

"The new revelations are based on previously unreported documents subpoenaed by New York’s attorney general as part of an investigation into the company announced in 2015. They add to a slew of documents that record a decades-long misinformation campaign waged by Exxon, which are cited in a growing number of state and municipal lawsuits against big oil."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/sep/14/exxonmobil-documents-wall-street-journal-climate-science

@fuck_cars

lgsp ,
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This guy looks like he did read @grantennis book "Dark PR" and applied everything in it all at once.

Epic!

lgsp , (edited )
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This is an ill argument: the cost of buying a new cargo bike may be in the same ballpark of a badly used small car, but the cost of running it is negligible.
Try to sum up the following yearly costs:

  • gas
  • insurance
  • property tax
  • maintenance
  • parking

You end up with something like between 1k€ and 3k€ each year. Multiply this by the years you want to keep your (badly used) car, and then compare the total price

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I didn't write that you drove anything, what I wrote has nothing to do with who you are or what you do, just what you wrote.

  • You wrote about cost, not "upfront" or buying cost. And as a matter of fact to run a car you have to consider everything
  • cargo bikes like the one in the picture cost 15k$? really? And why would you need that?

And you know, you can buy second hand cargo bikes too? I don't think that 15k$ can buy a new car, can they?

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Ok, no bad feelings. You do know tho that "it costs like a car" is a typical anti-cargo bike argument, right?

I also think and agree that cargo bikes are expensive, much more than a typical bike, but why you mentioned 15k? Is it the actual price of that bike? I'm just curious...

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What the hell is wrong with some people??

lgsp OP ,
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Yes, you have 5 V. THen you have outomotive 12 V. But now you would have also automotive 48 V. USB-PD is one standard and can deal with different level of power requirements, from headsets up to laptops. And then you can use for other things as well, in a way that can be more practical than dealing with 110-220 V AC.

Is it a monstruosity? I don't know honestly. I trust hackaday in that sense, and they usually praise it, without any hidden reason, I think.

Also, if you read the article, you can see that it is also a continuation of one from a few years back, before USB_PD was widespread. It touches also the points that you wrote. Give it a read:

https://hackaday.com/2016/12/21/so-wheres-my-low-voltage-dc-wall-socket/

lgsp OP ,
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I honestly don't know how to take this 🤔

lgsp OP ,
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Thank you. Also I could have written it better. Reading what I wrote again I wasn't happy at all. It really sounded a bit fake...

lgsp OP ,
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No, I only wrote the intro of this Lemmy thread. It's the part that @rusticus said was AI generated. At least that was my understanding.

I really hope that the hackaday article cannot be confused with ai generated garbage... Or maybe my taste is really bad!

lgsp ,
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One question: is the scheduled time I tended as my local time zone, is it UTC or is it something else?

Thank for the great app BTW!

lgsp ,
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I answer myself: I tested it successfully (thanks again) and it used my local ETC time

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