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Edmonton advocacy group says roads need to be safer after recent pedestrian deaths
  • Slower speed limits are shown to reduce injuries and deaths to people both within and outside of cars, at a greater rate than "pedestrian education" ever will. Source

    Braking distances are proportional to the square of the speed for most cars. The available reaction times around corners or after unexpected events are much shorter at high speed.

    High speed limits in the city don't really improve your travel times that much, when you have to stop at lights every few intersections anyway.

    You can hear Jason on Not Just Bikes talk about this for 20 minutes if you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRbnBc-97Ps

  • The Curious Case Of The Underselling Arena Tours
  • It's a vicious cycle. More groups are skimming artists' revenues off the top. So ticket prices rise. Then customer's demand more glitzy superficial features to justify the value. That adds cost and raises prices more. Rinse and repeat.

    The best artists to listen to live are your local sounds at your neighbourhood stage.

  • Olivia Chow wants to bring Toronto’s downtown back to life — and she’s meeting bank CEOs about increasing office days to do it
  • How well do you know Toronto and Ontario politics? Do you know who Olivia Chow, former NDP MP and wife of the late Jack Layton, is? Do you remember who our last mayors were (Milquetoast do-nothing Rogers board member, preceded by a brash, know-nothing crack smoking populist whose remaining brother is currently the provincial Premier)? Both of the previous mayors were chroncially shortchanging the City I love while pretending everything is fine.

    If Chow is no different than these two, we're truly hosed.

  • Just Cause 4 only runs well with Lutris
  • Check what environmental variables and launch options Lutris is using, and if stuff like gamemoderun is being used, which can help with performance a little or a lot depending on your hardware.

  • lemmy.ml
  • I did not ask for that at all.

    Who, specifically, in Hamas leadership is a monster? Name some names.

    I apologize if I interpreted this question from you incorrectly. I'd tried to respond in good faith to you in this months old thread, but after 3 argumentative replies my patience has run thin. Have a good day.

  • What would you say to be the anniversary date for "F@ck u/spez" event/incident/fiasco ?
  • In my experience, the existing lemmy servers really started taking off from the dozens of active users that were there into the hundreds, with each day after May 31 having exponential growth. By the time Lemmy.world started around June 17, we were into the thousands. This was a huge change many of the users and admins weren't expecting, and the servers were barely ready for.

  • blog.freecad.org FreeCAD gets a logo upgrade

    Just in time for upcoming FreeCAD 1.0, the project got a major logo refresh. To get there, the design working group organized a popularity contest. Volunteers submitted 46 designs, over 1,500 commu…

    FreeCAD gets a logo upgrade

    The contest from last month had established five finalists: !

    The first row is the new logo that will be used going forward and in version 1.0 of the program!

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    FUTO funds Immich with 3 year commitment: the best image gallery software

    Link is a 1h42m video interview between Louis Rossmann, FUTO and Immich developers with a introduction to Immich by Louis.

    Immich is an open source self-hosted in-development tool to manage image libraries from a central server, and sync/distribute them across your devices, as an alternative to Google Photos. Also see: https://immich.app

    The important news here is that FUTO has funded full time development on Immich for 3 years.

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    Steamed Hams but Chalmers and Skinner Have Switched Places

    Principal Skinner is voiced with Superintendent Chalmers' lines and vice versa.

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    Guide (+ a bonus rant) on identifying Sysco patties from restaurants

    lemmy.world Americans are choking on surging fast-food prices. "I can't justify the expense," one customer says - Lemmy.World

    Kevin Roberts remembers when he could get a bacon cheeseburger, fries and a drink from Five Guys for $10. But that was years ago. When the Virginia high school teacher recently visited the fast-food chain, the food alone without a beverage cost double that amount. Roberts, 38, now only gets fast foo...

    Americans are choking on surging fast-food prices. "I can't justify the expense," one customer says - Lemmy.World

    Context, a thread on rising fast food costs and comparing local joints in terms of value: https://lemmy.world/comment/10015048

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    "Classified" Ad

    Inspired by: https://lemmy.world/post/15297575

    From the article:

    >The B-2 is being divested in FY 2025 due to a ground accident/damage presumed to be uneconomical to repair

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    Is Alberta finally doing it? [A Rail Plan] - RMTransit

    video.canadiancivil.com Is Alberta finally doing it?

    Watch this video ad-free on Nebula: https://nebula.tv/videos/rmtransit-how-to-build-highspeed-rail-in-alberta Alberta recently announced a huge province wide rail plan, so in our latest video we ta...

    Is Alberta finally doing it?
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    Stop Killing Games Australian Petition - Open for Signature Until 20 May 2024

    This petition is part of the Stopkillinggames.com campaign led by Scott Ross (Accursed Farms), to end in Australia the practice of software licensors to render purchased software completely unusable at arbitrary points in time.

    This petition closes relatively soon so please get the word out to your fellow mates.

    Thank you!

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    Stop Killing Games Canadian Petition - Now Open For Signature

    Petition E-4965 is the one that is posted to stopkillinggames.com, Ross Scott (Accursed Farms)'s campaign to end the practice of bricking games people have purchased, whenever the publisher doesn't want to support it anymore.

    It is open for signing by Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents, until September 5th 2024.

    Please spread the word to your Canadian friends and family who take interest in games, and please add your name to it to support this campaign to help preserve games in some form in perpetuity.

    Thank you!

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    Where Driving Consumes the Most of Your Life (And the Least) - CityNerd

    >In 1974, Ivan Illich wrote that the typical American male spent 25% of his waking life either driving a car or working for the income required to pay for one. 50 years later, is this true? And, which cities consume the most -- and least -- of our time with driving?

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    Who here's committed to not shop at Loblaws' companies this month (and beyond)?

    Including their brandname chains:

    • Atlantic Cash & Carry
    • Atlantic Superstore
    • Axep
    • Bloor Street Market
    • Dominion
    • Les Entrepôts Presto
    • Extra Foods
    • Fortinos
    • Freshmart
    • L'Intermarché
    • Loblaws / Loblaw GreatFood / Loblaws CityMarket
    • Lucky Dollar Foods
    • Maxi / Maxi & Cie
    • NG Cash & Carry
    • No Frills
    • Provigo
    • Real Canadian Superstore
    • Shop Easy Foods
    • Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix
    • SuperValu
    • T & T Supermarket
    • Valu-mart
    • Wholesale Club / Club Entrepôt
    • Your Independent Grocer / Independent CityMarket
    • Zehrs Markets

    Yes there are other big oligopoly chains like metro, Sobeys/Safeway, Pattison, but I think it's best to start with one major chain to see how much coordinated action can affect them.

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    Train #641 is being introduced starting May 27th, 2024, which departs Ottawa at 4:15, Kingston at 6:15, arriving in Toronto at 8:48am, which would be useful for anyone trying to get into a Toronto downtown office at 9am.

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    9 people charged in Pearson airport gold heist - City News Toronto

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/19553678

    > They found and caught some of the perpetrators of the gold heist last year at Pearson, some of whom were in the illegal arms trafficking market. > > Spoiler: It wasn't Russell Oliver

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    9 people charged in Pearson airport gold heist - City News Toronto

    They found and caught some of the perpetrators of the gold heist last year at Pearson, some of whom were in the illegal arms trafficking market.

    Spoiler: It wasn't Russell Oliver

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    When to Choose Trains over Buses? A Complete Guide - Reece Martin

    video.canadiancivil.com When to Choose Trains over Buses? A Complete Guide

    Watch this video ad-free on Nebula: https://nebula.tv/videos/rmtransit-sometimes-trains-are-just-better Here at RMTransit we like trains, and in today's video, let's talk about all the things train...

    When to Choose Trains over Buses? A Complete Guide

    Alternative title: Sometimes, Trains Are Just Better

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0gZPTC15M0

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    [HDD] Lemmy crosspost - Refurbished server hard drives, 12TB for 80USD plus shipping, taxes, import fees.

    infosec.pub 12TB for $80 - serverpartdeals.com - Infosec.Pub

    Has anyone bought from here before? Looking to upgrade my NAS drives.

    12TB for $80  - serverpartdeals.com - Infosec.Pub

    Costs I estimate to be typical for 1 HDD, about 120USD which is about 170CAD

    For 5 HDDs, I estimate about 485USD which is about 685CAD.

    Ymmv, and these drives are if you just want bulk capacity at the lowest price over all else.

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    apnews.com Freight railroads must keep 2-person crews, according to new federal rule first proposed under Obama

    Major freight railroads will have to maintain two-person crews in most circumstances under a new federal rule.

    Freight railroads must keep 2-person crews, according to new federal rule first proposed under Obama

    cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/28549386

    > >“As trains — many carrying hazardous material — have grown longer, crews should not be getting smaller,” said Eddie Hall, the president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen union. He praised the FRA for taking the step President Joe Biden promised. Hall said keeping two people in the cab of a locomotive is crucial now that railroads rely on longer trains that routinely stretch for miles.

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