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Refugee board orders deportation for trucker in horrific Humboldt Broncos crash
  • I agree that the truck industry needs to change (I know a few career truck drivers who have shared their experiences), but this was not a case of improper training, or even fatigue.

    There were so many warnings for the driver leading up to the intersection. He didn't even try to stop.

    Only he knows what happened, but the court documents have listed perfect driving conditions, ample warnings, and squarely puts blame on the driver.

    This was beyond tragic and completely avoidable.

  • What pedals do you use? How do you like them?
  • I ordered a pair of Pedaling innovations Catalyst flat pedals - they are very long and designed so the pedal axel is in the middle of your foot. I haven't used them yet, but I've found a LOT of foot relief by riding with my mid-foot, even on flat pedals that aren't large enough to do that optimally.

    Generally speaking, most flat pedals work for me, but on very long 100km+ rides, I get hot foot, general foot pain, and don't enjoy it as much as I should. I'm hoping the Catalyst pedals solve this problem.

  • Some websites are nearly impossible to use in FF due to slow performance
  • Thanks for that. I've got a Framework laptop, and just looking at their support community, it seems like Firefox has not been playing well for quite a few people, with many citing "choppy" performance, so I'll have a look what they've discovered.

  • Bees? @lemmy.ca Showroom7561 @lemmy.ca
    Polyester bee?

    Context:

    This guy landed on my shoulder and just walked around for a few minutes.

    Southern Ontario Around 2:30pm in bright sun; 24 Celsius.

    (S)he was loaded with pollen and the bands on their abdomen were white.

    From a list of possible bees in Ontario, I have narrowed it down to the polyester bee, but if anyone can confirm, I'd appreciate it.

    It's been pretty depressing seeing fewer pollinators around year after year, so this guy really made my day!

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    Homelessness increased by 20 per cent despite $443 million Liberal plan: PBO
  • Prior to the Liberals coming to power Ottawa was responsible for about seven per cent of the money spent on reducing homelessness, a number that rose only to 14 per cent with all the new money. Most of the money spent on reducing homelessness was spent by provincial and municipal governments.

    This is the most important take away.

    The Liberal government doubled their funding, but it's the provinces and municipalities who are responsible for spending it in ways that help the homeless.

    Any failings are on them, and the headline makes it seem like Liberals are at fault.

  • Some websites are nearly impossible to use in FF due to slow performance
  • I have run both Google Earth and Google Maps in Firefox on Windows since forever and it has allways been fine.

    Yes, they both work (no issues with Gmaps from what I recall), but try Google Earth on Edge and tell me if it's any smoother. To me, it's so dramatic that you simply can't ignore it.

  • Some websites are nearly impossible to use in FF due to slow performance
  • I've confirmed that the GPU is being used (through Firefox and through the Windows Task Manager). On a fresh FF profile, I'm getting the same slow performance out of Google Earth.

    I'm putting more details in my OP.

  • Looking for advice on turning a mountain bike into a cargo bike
  • I figure I’ll start small, see if this is useful, and add capacity as I go.

    That's what I've done! I'm lucky that the used MTB I linked is a 26"er, and so was my older one. I built up my older MTB with a bunch of gear, and they all ported over without issues. Then I just added more as I saw fit.

    Good luck with your build!

  • Some websites are nearly impossible to use in FF due to slow performance
  • You can check if hardware acceleration is working by going to “about:support” and checking the “composite” line. If it says Web Render (without software written there in brackets) it’s hardware accelerated. I

    It does say "Compositing WebRender".

    I'm going to try a fresh profile to see if that happens. I do have the same issue on multiple PCs (all windows), so I must be doing something that's creating this issue on all my installs.

  • Some websites are nearly impossible to use in FF due to slow performance
  • Thanks for trying! Google Earth is running my max refresh rate in Edge, but it's painfully slow on FF. If it's working for you, then I know there's hope!

    I'm on Windows, unfortunately, so that's one variable I can't change. I'll consider that config, though!

  • Some websites are nearly impossible to use in FF due to slow performance
  • Other thing could be how much you use each browser, how many tabs you have open when you tried them? How many extensions? What other programs did you have open?

    It doesn't make a difference, even with a barebone configuration. That's kind of why I have Librewolf available, so it's separate from the config I have with my main FF profile.

  • Some websites are nearly impossible to use in FF due to slow performance
  • I was afraid that might be the case. It certainly seems like that. I'm blown away by how much faster Edge is compared to FF. Google Earth seems to run at 60fps (max refresh rate of my monitor) in Edge and like 15fps in FF... if I'm lucky.

  • Some websites are nearly impossible to use in FF due to slow performance
  • That's an out-of-the-box idea, but I just tried it with the Windows/Edge and then Windows/Chrome setting, and Google earth spit up an error about the browser not being compatible, but I can try anyway (didn't load), or it simply didn't load (forever loading).

    That would have been an interesting "fix"!

  • Some websites are nearly impossible to use in FF due to slow performance

    This has been bothering me long enough that I figured I'd check to see if anyone else is having the same issue, and more importantly, if there's a fix.

    Some websites, like Google Earth or various weather radar sites get so slow that they are unusable in Firefox.

    When I load the same sites in Edge, it's blazing fast, as I'd expect.

    Even Librewolf chugs on these sites.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    ADDITIONAL DETAILS: First, thanks for all the input, guys.

    I wanted to say that I've tried a fresh FF profile, and the same slowness happens in Google Earth.

    I also confirmed that hardware acceleration is enabled.

    This problem isn't on all websites. For example, playing www.slowroads.io actually gives a higher framerate on FF than it does on Edge. So it seems to be that certain websites just suck ass.

    Some of you have said that Google Earth on FF works perfectly fine... on linux. At least it seems not to be a FF problem. LOL

    EDIT: Opera browser is just as smooth as Edge with G Earth.

    POSSIBLE SOLUTION?? Ok, so even though I was able to confirm that hardware acceleration was enabled, and the GPU was active while using FF, and the about:support showed that webrender was enabled, I noticed that on about:config the gfx.webrender.all setting was set to false.

    So, I enabled it, and tried again. Google Earth seems much smoother (not as good as edge, but better than before), and Tube Archivist no longer seems to freeze while a video is being played.

    Could this be the reason for my issues? If so, why was this option set to false by default?

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    Feedback on hexclad cookware?
  • If you want a true BIFL cookware get:

    Stainless steel pots.

    For pans, cast iron (if you are ok with the maintenance) or stainless steel.

    I switch between the two, depending on what I'm cooking. I expect my cookware will last many lifetimes.

    I've never heard of a non-stick pans lasting more than 5 or 10 years, and that's if you aren't being slowly poisoned during that time, either. There are almost no safe non-stick pans, other than cast iron. :)

    SS can be non-stick if you use them properly. But even if you don't, they are easy to clean and make like new again.

  • Car Journeys Up In 2023 With Bus And Bicycle Journeys Down, Reports U.K. Department For Transport
  • “Therefore,” concluded the report, “cars continue to be the main contributor to changes in overall motor vehicle traffic.”

    When you think about it for a second, the worst traffic congestion you'll find are in places where only cars and trucks are allowed to be: highways.

    Yes, you get traffic congestion in cities, too, but hours long congestion only happens in places where cyclists aren't.

    If a [insert ridiculous number] lane highway at [insert any speed] still results in bumper to bumper traffic, perhaps really should be blaming cars for being the least efficient, traffic-inducing, time-wasting form of transportation available.

  • Shots fired at residence in Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa in the same week.

    What on earth is going on?

    • May 17th and 18th in Ajax, at the same house (https://www.drps.ca/news/shots-fired-at-residence-in-ajax-1/)
    • May 19th in Whitby (https://www.drps.ca/news/shots-fired-at-residence-in-whitby/)
    • May 20th in Oshawa (https://www.drps.ca/news/no-injuries-after-shots-were-fired-at-a-home-in-oshawa/)

    Nearly all of these happening in the middle of the night, with police finding shell casings, but no victims or suspects.

    "Investigators are continuing to look into if any shootings this weekend are connected."

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    Anyone use "Da Brim" on their helmet?

    Now that summer is almost here, I'm looking for better ways to protect myself from the sun. I generally dislike sunscreen, but I do wear it while riding.

    The helmet visor "Da Brim" (website) caught my attention. Since I wear a huge-ass sombrero-style hat when I'm off the bike, I'm fine with the way Da Brim looks.

    For context, some of my summer rides might have me in 8-10+ hours of sun, which isn't good, even with sunscreen on. If Da Brim can make the experience more tolerable, I'm in!

    I'm curious to hear from anyone who has one, and what their experience has been.

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    Almost time to replace my chainrings. A few questions.

    Context: My 90s MTB still has its original Shimano chainring (crankarms say Alivo). The cassette was replaced several months ago, as was the chain and bottom bracket. No wear on the chain right now.

    The derailleurs are Alivio, and probably the original ones from the mid-90s. I don't have any reason or intention to replace those, although, I do have a Deore LX on my decommissioned 90s MTB that I could likely drop in, but I digress. LOL

    I guess two questions:

    1. What would I need to provide to my LBS as far as measurements to get me a replacement? I understand that I'll likely need another BB and maybe(?) a chain, but I plan to stick with the same gearing.
    2. Ideally, I'd want to find a 3x chainring where I can replace the crank arms and individual chain rings when needed. Will this be easy to find, considering the age and group set?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Tube archivist + Jellyfin. Anyone have luck getting thumbnails and titles working?

    I've tried a few jellyfin plugins that are supposed to sync metadata and thumbnails from tube archivist, but it's just not working right.

    I can see some thumbnails, but then the titles are just random gibberish. Or the titles somewhat work, but no thumbnails.

    Any secret I'm missing?

    Both are running in docker containers on a synology nas.

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    americanmotorcyclist.com American Motorcyclist Association Urges DOT to Act on Automated Driver System Regulations Following Tragic Collision

    Calls on DOT Secretary Buttigieg to stand with motorcyclists to prevent further loss of life PICKERINGTON, Ohio (April 26, 2024) — In the wake of the most recent tragedy involving a fatal collision between a Tesla vehicle in autopilot mode and a motorcyclist in Washington state, the American Motorcy...

    American Motorcyclist Association Urges DOT to Act on Automated Driver System Regulations Following Tragic Collision

    > PICKERINGTON, Ohio (April 26, 2024) — In the wake of the most recent tragedy involving a fatal collision between a Tesla vehicle in autopilot mode and a motorcyclist in Washington state, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) once again urges the Department of Transportation (DOT) to strengthen Automated Driving System (ADS) regulations.

    > “Many autonomous vehicles on the road today have not been proven to detect all other road users in all situations before they have been allowed to be used on the road,” Dingman added. “Motorcyclists should not be used as guinea pigs for autonomous vehicle manufacturers. The continued allowance of untested autonomous vehicles on our nation’s roadways is unacceptable. The time for action is now!”

    To add to that, you should see how these "accident avoidance systems" plow through dummies during tests. You'd have to have been paid off to allow these vehicles on public roads!

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    Any way to update the software in Raspian without updating the OS?

    So, I've had a Raspberry Pi 4 sitting brand new in a box for a few years, and decided to install BirdNetPi on it yesterday.

    It's working like a champ, but because BirdNetPi needed a legacy version of Raspian, it's got old software on it.

    Is there any way to update the software (i.e. RealVNC) without updating the OS? There is no built-in software updater, and I seem to very easily break Linux every time I make an attempt to use it. LOL

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    Are there any privacy-friendly (including offline) AI detectors?

    I can see far too many privacy issues with copy and pasting text into a website, and/or registering an account which will keep a history of the text checked.

    Are there any services available that are noted for being private?

    For context, I'm using uBlacklist to manually block website that use AI generated content.

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    www.thestar.com Cyclist killed on Bayview Avenue remembered as ‘sensational human being’

    Vlad Zotov, father of three, died after being hit by a car on Bayview Avenue on Monday morning.

    Cyclist killed on Bayview Avenue remembered as ‘sensational human being’

    This happened earlier this week (April 8th). A ghost bike procession is being held on April 15th.

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    durhampost.ca Parolee hides in girlfriend's car and assaults her on her return - Durham Post

    The accused hid in his girlfriend’s vehicle and when she returned to the vehicle, he proceeded to assault her by choking.

    Parolee hides in girlfriend's car and assaults her on her return - Durham Post

    > Durham Police yesterday said a 33-year-old male, who was out on parole for manslaughter and kidnapping, is facing charges after a violent assault on his girlfriend.

    > The accused in this matter hid in his girlfriend’s vehicle without her knowledge and when she returned to the vehicle, he proceeded to assault her by choking.

    > The accused, who had an ankle monitoring bracelet on, removed it as he fled the area, said police.

    > A 33-year-old male from Oshawa is charged with: Assault (Spousal), Choking, Fail to Comply with Release Order, Mischief and Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order.

    At what point should the judge be responsible for putting someone like that out on parole? The justice system is supposed to work for the victim.

    And he shouldn't be charged with "choking", but attempted murder. Why are we so soft on criminals?

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    cyclingmagazine.ca B.C. cyclist in critical condition after contracting flesh-eating disease from saddle sore - Canadian Cycling Magazine

    Ryan Busto is in induced coma in California, said to be ‘fighting for his life’ B.C. cyclist in critical condition

    B.C. cyclist in critical condition after contracting flesh-eating disease from saddle sore - Canadian Cycling Magazine

    Keep your behind dry and clean, folks!

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    The United States seems to always have disproportionately high rates of things that kill people compared to other developed nations. 🤔

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    Best practice for this kind intersection? (see comment)

    Hey guys. I'm curious about this type of scenario, because I see two ways of approaching it and neither seems like the best way.

    Legend for the photo: MUP = multiuse path; SW = sidewalk; BL = bike lane (sharrows, but it turns to a bike lane).

    Assuming you were on the MUP going north, and wanted to turn onto the bike lane heading west.

    What's the best/safest/legal way to do this?

    A. Use the crosswalk (not a crossride, so you'd need to get off your bike and walk) and position yourself on the lane facing west?

    B. Turn from the MUP straight into the bike lane on a green? This would mean going across two lanes.

    C. Position on the left turn lane of the road, and make the left turn from that lane? Cars turning right don't make this easy or safe.

    For context, there is a bus route going south to north, and this particular road has a lot of speeders. What I'd think would be safe, usually isn't.

    If this were an intersection with cyclists in mind, it would have a large green box for cyclists to move into to make the turn safely. In that case, I'd think C would be the most ideal. But without that, what's the next best?

    I tend to choose A at this particular intersection, but that's nearly gotten me run over by people turning left from the north side.

    Thoughts?

    EDIT: Thank you for all the input, guys. I will stick with "A" (which is a Copenhagen left turn), and will suggest to my city to add a proper green painted bike box at this intersection for cyclists to safely make these turns.

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    Walmart seems to ONLY have a “technical issue” when it comes to requesting a refund. All other areas of the website work perfectly fine!

    Any time saved by ordering online and picking up the order has vanished chasing customer support people to fix something that would have taken a few seconds through their website.

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    Shrinkflation @lemmy.ca Showroom7561 @lemmy.ca
    Cottonelle toilet paper: Higher price with less toilet paper
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    [The Biking Lawyer] Incitement of Anti-Cyclist Violence
    www.thebikinglawyer.ca Incitement of Anti-Cyclist Violence

    Dave Shellnutt 800.725.0754 [email protected] www.thebikinglawyer.ca March 1, 2024 Councillor Stephen Holyday Toronto City Hall 100 Queen Street West, Suite B26 Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Re: Incitement of Anti-Cyclist Violence On February 28, 2024, you hosted a town hall in Etobicoke addressing the ...

    Incitement of Anti-Cyclist Violence

    Truly a disturbing letter. All aspects of it.

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