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LovesTha LovesTha🥧 @floss.social

A melbournian with many interests: \* Christian (very liberal) \* Embedded Linux Engineer \* Magic The Gathering judge \* Mechanical keyboard enthusiast (mostly DIY, all very small, Colemak layout) \* Trying to get into woodworking

All too often I come off as argumentative, I'm working on it but definitely a work in progress. Also frequently more pedantic than I'm comfortable with.

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One downside of cycle routes made from unused railways.
  • @Kecessa @plactagonic dirt paths in australia have good numbers of snakes, I tink observations of snakes are just common.

  • What is optimal price category for bike?
  • @plactagonic ~2x the minimum.

    But as with most fitness gear, second hand can be a real bargain. Still spend more than the minimum, but get the 4x bike for 1.5x.

  • Newly obtained video shows driver after deadly Goodyear cycling crash
  • @dankm @veganpizza69 such tech is becoming mandatory, this is a good thing.

  • Elon Musk haters vandalized dozens of Tesla Cybertrucks by spray painting "F**K ELON" on dozens of them
  • @Gorilladrums21 They weren't delivered yet, they are Tesla property.

    Protests are only effective if they are disruptive.

  • Elon Musk haters vandalized dozens of Tesla Cybertrucks by spray painting "F**K ELON" on dozens of them
  • @return2ozma Older Tesla's one can give the owner the benefit of the doubt that they purchased it before Elon showed his true colours. No Cybertruck owner has that defence.

    They are lucky it's just paint.

    I'm sure paint comes off 'stainless' steel real easy....

  • Another massive rail tunnel is slated for Melbourne, including a new underground station at Marvel Stadium
  • @Baku metro 2 isn't as important as metro 1, but the extra capacity for Mernda will be amazing.

  • Another massive rail tunnel is slated for Melbourne, including a new underground station at Marvel Stadium
  • @Baku "Notably, this new tunnel will also include direct transport to Marvel Stadium, with a brand-new underground station at the site. So getting home post-concert or footy should be easier without having to fight for your life on a packed tram."

    Southern Cross would like to point out it's proximity to the stadium. It already takes most of the spectators, but another set of platforms will be welcome.

  • Nuclear power explained in 12 numbers to help you understand how it fits Australia’s energy needs
  • @BadlyDrawnRhino @MHLoppy Yeah, investing in nuclear is okay, but only in addition to adequately funding the faster to market options.

    But as we apparently don't have the money do invest in enough cheaper and faster options we clearly don't have the money for nuclear.

    And governments shouldn't be subsidising distractions.

  • Federal Coalition commits to dumping 2030 climate target as it pursues nuclear power
  • @zik @Psiczar they apparently think we'll forget how many times they've canned the idea when in power. It is just a convenient lie.

  • Looking for advice on turning a mountain bike into a cargo bike
  • @FartsWithAnAccent @JacobCoffinWrites A generally good point to remember is the manufacturers load limit. Exceeding that is probably okay, but remember you have started to enter "hear be dragons territory".

    Many regular bikes have a 150kg load limit, w1hich isn't too hard to exceed with a few panniers and a full sized rider (heck, it isn't that hard to exceed with a backpack and a large rider).

    Trailers help get around load limit a bit, but when going that way remember the brakes!

  • The NYTimes is once again trashing the most promising mobility innovation of the 21st century
  • @figstick @Tak you probably need a density of more than 1 person per square km. That is where most people live. It is great for most people. Maybe even nearly everyone.

    But for the last 0.1% something else is needed.

    But even then it might be better to have personal rail vehicles on private tracks (the same tracks the farm should be using for it's produce.

  • Something I wish Australia would change is laws prohibiting any vehicles between a 200W ebike and a full motorcycle. I'd get a lot of value from a 60kmph limited 1kW ebike. But currently to

    @fuck\_cars Something I wish Australia would change is laws prohibiting any vehicles between a 200W ebike and a full motorcycle. I'd get a lot of value from a 60kmph limited 1kW ebike. But currently to sell such a thing it would have to comply with all motorcycle requirements, and things like ABS on both wheels is really not required for such a device.a \#AusPol #eBikes

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