Skip Navigation
InitialsDiceBearhttps://github.com/dicebear/dicebearhttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/„Initials” (https://github.com/dicebear/dicebear) by „DiceBear”, licensed under „CC0 1.0” (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)CK
cymbal_king @lemmy.world
Posts 8
Comments 95
Are cars with AWD worth it compared to FWD.
  • The Ioniqs have much smaller screens than the EV industry average, and many more physical buttons than industry average. The only time I really touch the touch screen is related to the Android Auto GPS/Google Maps, or very rarely I'm fiddling with a setting in my driveway.

  • Are cars with AWD worth it compared to FWD.
  • There is a noticeable difference in EVs with AWD vs FWD, because the drive wheels all have independent motors. More motors= more power. As other commenters said, the main other consideration is if you have snow.

    We've really enjoyed our Hyundai Ioniq 5 crossover SUV. It has a ton of leg room (I'm 6'2" and can fully stretch out my legs), 300 miles of range, and more acceleration than any car I've ever owned. The cost of charging at home is about 70% less than we were paying for gas, plus there's almost no maintenance needed (e.g. there's no oil to change). With super chargers on road trips Hyundai and Kia EVs can charge from 10%-80% in about 15 mins for slightly less than the cost of gas.

  • I want to be like the Energizer bunny
  • I get this post is a joke, but PSA for anyone considering this new tide pod challenge... Swallowing a battery will fuck your shit up. Like in life altering ways. Some brands of watch batteries are coming coated in very bitter tasting substances to help prevent kids from eating them.

  • Be cool
  • Reforesting agricultural land by reducing meat consumption would make a huge difference, particularly in the Amazon (#1 cause of deforestation in the Amazon is for beef production). Livestock farming uses around 50% of all agricultural land globally, while plant based proteins use a small fraction of that. Reforesting also has the benefits of improved biodiversity.

  • a cool guide to diets
  • Yes, the largest factor for reducing body weight is calorie balance. Yes, there are nuances as other commenters point out about different effects on your body. But a lot of the discussion in this thread is really low quality and sources are few and far between.

    I highly recommend Harvard's Nutrition Source for high quality science-based information on diet. The language is very accessible as well.

    If you have specific questions about your health and diet, I'd suggest speaking with a Registered Dietician (RD). They are licensed medical professionals who specialize in this.

  • New York Times gift articles @sopuli.xyz cymbal_king @lemmy.world

    FTC Says Middlemen Appear to Be Driving Up Drug Prices

    www.nytimes.com F.T.C. Says Middlemen Appear to Be Driving Up Drug Prices

    In a report, the regulator sharply criticized pharmacy benefit managers, a reversal from its longstanding hands-off approach to policing the companies.

    F.T.C. Says Middlemen Appear to Be Driving Up Drug Prices
    2

    FTC Says Middlemen Appear to Be Driving Up Drug Prices

    www.nytimes.com F.T.C. Says Middlemen Appear to Be Driving Up Drug Prices

    In a report, the regulator sharply criticized pharmacy benefit managers, a reversal from its longstanding hands-off approach to policing the companies.

    F.T.C. Says Middlemen Appear to Be Driving Up Drug Prices
    25
    To those of you who drink tea: What brand of tea do you drink?
  • Newman's Own black tea, 100 ct. The 100ct is about the same price as a 20ct from name brands. The bags are wrapped in paper, not plastic. And 100% of profits go to charity

    Edit: and it tastes better than other brands that sell 100ct like red rose or lipton

  • Is Natural Gas a Fossil Fuel Trap or a Bridge to Clean Energy?
  • Paywalled, but I'm gonna go with fossil fuel trap. We need to be completely off fossil fuels by about 2050. Any new major natural gas infrastructure being built now is expected to last longer than 2050. Even new residential gas furnaces are probably expected to last around 20 years or so.

  • What's the greatest scheme of all time?
  • While I agree there are issues with capitalism. I disagree this was capitalism working as intended. If it were, the better/more innovative technology (green/cheap energy) would have surpassed the worse technology (dirty energy reliant on continued investment and extraction) because as we are finally seeing, there is more money to be made with green energy than fossil fuels. Suppression of green energy took active anti-capitalist anti-competitive efforts to preserve the edge of fossil fuels.

  • What's the greatest scheme of all time?
  • Fossil fuel companies knew about global warming since at least the 1970s. Those companies have used their enormous wealth to reverse trends towards public transit (e.g. Los Angeles used to have street cars...), halt the green energy transition until very recently, and spread misinformation and buy politicians.

    Edit: also think about how all of those oil spills, mountain top removal, air and water pollution, cancers, asthma, heart disease that were "necessary for the economy" over the past couple of decades. When instead we could have already had fully sustainable energy systems with similar economic growth. Vote for politicians willing to do something about it.

  • Why do used electrics drop so quickly in price?
  • As others have said, the tech is evolving rapidly. Batteries are the biggest cost of a new EV and they are getting cheaper and better every year. There's reasonable estimates we'll see EVs with 500mi of range on a charge by 2026 for example.

    Another thing that hasn't been mentioned yet was how absolutely bonkers the car market was coming out of the pandemic with the "chip shortage". There were months to years long wait lists for any type of new car, so if you wanted a car immediately it had to be used. Those wait lists are becoming resolved and the market is stabilizing.

    When we went to buy our Ioniq 5 about a year ago, the comparable used EVs were scares and $35-40k compared to $45k for a brand new Ioniq. And our rusty 11 year old ICE car traded in for $6k, way more than it was worth.

  • Hyundai, Kia close the gap with Tesla as US EV share hits +11%
  • EV batteries don't typically catastrophically fail, they gradually degrade in max capacity. And many combustion cars also have expensive repairs needed near the 10-15 year mark. My Ioniq 5 has 300 miles of range now, and we really only need about 120 miles for a week of commuting for my wife. So we could afford a 50% hit before needing to do something about it, which should be quite a long while from now. We just couldn't take it on long road trips. So at least for me, the battery replacement cost in 10-15 years is not a big concern. We'd probably lean towards replacing the the whole car before just the battery.

    For comparison, our combustion car is 11 years old at this point. It's in rough shape and could be replaced, but my commute is short. Hoping to hold off on replacing it for another ~4 years unless there's an expensive repair needed. The EV battery tech is evolving so rapidly these days that I expect cars with 500+ miles of range will be on the market by the time we buy a second EV.

  • Hyundai, Kia close the gap with Tesla as US EV share hits +11%
  • You have conservatively at least 10 years before needing to replace a battery. Even with a greater upfront cost compared to combustion cars, EVs are considerably less expensive over a 10 year period because of the lower energy and maintenance costs. The only regular maintenance most EVs should need are tire rotations and replacements of consumables like the cabin air filter, windshield wipers, brakes, and tires.

  • New Clean Air Rule

    apnews.com EPA sets strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses in bid to fight climate change

    The Environmental Protection Agency has set strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, buses and other large vehicles.

    EPA sets strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses in bid to fight climate change
    1
    EarthPorn @lemmy.ml cymbal_king @lemmy.world

    The Maroon Bells in Colorado, not so maroon

    3

    The Maroon Bells in Colorado, not so maroon

    2

    How Congress Defanged Biden's Big Science Push

    5

    How Congress Defanged Biden's Big Science Push

    1

    As Cancer Treatment Advances, Patients and Doctors Push Back Against Drugs' Harsh Side Effects

    apnews.com As cancer treatment advances, patients and doctors push back against drugs' harsh side effects

    Cancer patients and doctors have ignited a movement to radically change how new cancer drugs are tested to make them more tolerable.

    As cancer treatment advances, patients and doctors push back against drugs' harsh side effects

    For cancer patients, the harsh side effects of powerful drugs have long been the trade-off for living longer. Now, patients and doctors are questioning whether all that suffering is necessary.

    They’ve ignited a movement to radically change how new cancer drugs are tested, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging drugmakers to do a better job at finding the lowest effective dose, even if it takes more time.

    6