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Americans Are Open To Cheap Chinese Cars. That’s 'Scary' For The Rest Of The Auto Industry
  • The batteries are about half the cost of making an EV. A $30k car literally has $15k+ worth of batteries inside. The Chinese are prepared to produce batteries today. China will not be able to arbitrarily limit global supply in the future. Global lithium supply is not analogous to oil prices and OPEC.

    Lithium ion batteries are not produced by 1 entity and the tech has been around a few decades. People are absolutely innovating better, more sustainable, and less toxic battery chemistry. Lithium is just the best option we have now.

  • Americans Are Open To Cheap Chinese Cars. That’s 'Scary' For The Rest Of The Auto Industry
  • The US government can and should be directly financing mining and making lithium batteries. There's enough lithium and cobalt scattered around the world to not give China full control over the price. The perfect is the enemy of the good. Until a more energy-dense battery chemistry goes mainstream: lithium is our only option to stop burning (some) oil. Batteries needs to be fully embraced regardless of who's currently setup to profit. China just thought ahead and the US wants to throw a tantrum.

  • FilePizza - Your files, delivered.
  • Syncthing accomplishes both local and Internet transfers and doesn't need a third party server (if you're not doing NAT traversal). I don't think you can send individual files through it's interface. But you can share a directory and any files you add (or edit) will sync via P2P to other devices.

  • Microsoft will now urge you to ditch local accounts on Windows 10
  • The cloud is just someone else's computer. If we could normalize people holding their own data, that would be fantastic. I get that your grandma has a hard time backing up to multiple locations (and testing her backups). Convenient? Definitely. I just don't think your average person understands the ramifications of trusting these for-profit monopolies with complete control of their data. It seems like a magical refuge to far too many.

  • Alternative to Nova Launcher
  • OK cool. I've played around with blocking net permission for other apps on Graphene and confirmed it really kills Internet access. I've been on Nova since I started on Android many years ago. Old habits are hard to give up. I'm in the same boat and haven't found a replacement launcher either.

  • The golden beauty.
  • "Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.” – Alan Watts

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  • I feel legitimately bad when I see friends and family obediently sitting through ads. I absolutely do install extensions and 3rd party clients to remove ads. I alslo help my parents and close family install ad-blockers. I just don't want to be the guy who gets blamed when YT changes something and a 3rd party instance, client, or extension inevitability breaks. Just because I keep up on the latest blocking methods, doesn't mean I wouldn't like an ad-free experience for all.

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