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xkcd #2948: Electric vs Gas
  • I think there was a Renault that worked like this. I think the main issue is that you need a decently sized battery that can supply enough power or else the ICE needs to start every time you hit the gas pedal like was the case with the older Prius models and then you might as well connect it to the wheels and you can have a smaller electric motor.

    But batteries keep improving and you can pull more power per kWh now. Maybe with solid state batteries this power train could become the more affordable option.

  • How One Chinese EV Company Made Battery Swapping Work
  • There was a scooter sharing company that drove around, swapping the batteries. It went out of business and now there are only the Bird style scooters.

    If there were battery swapping stations, I'd definitely by me a bike.

  • 10-year-old swept into storm drain to become an organ donor, dad says
  • That is the case in Belgium.

    It is not enforced tho. If you didn't register as a donor, they will still ask the relatives, especially of they need to keep the body on life support after the person is declared dead.

  • Can an online library of classic video games ever be legal?
  • Cause selling new games is more profitable.

    If a new games costs €60 and older games €5 or less (which would be a lot less on streaming services), they'd have to sell at least 12 old games for every new game they sell less cause of this change. And if gamers spend more time on older games, it's highly possible that they'd buy, even just a single game, less.

    It's the same with movies or TV. They would only loose money if they make the whole archive available as there is just so much of it that some of the new things could become irrelevant.

    Not that I'm against archiving, but it is caused by the creative sector having to have to make money, which isn't easy for smaller players, and greed.

  • A Pound of Hamburger Meat Would Cost $30 Without Tax Payer Subsidies
  • Most isn't the right word. In countries where the government doesn't or can't keep the cost is meat down, a lot of people don't east meet daily as it's more expensive than other food sources. Gigantic subsidies for meat and diary exist in the US, EU, China, Brasil,...

  • Who played on linux before proton?
  • It's not really emulation. It's running on the same architecture and most of the windows libraries can be used as is with mostly only the win32 library that needs to be wrapped. That already existed for years as wine. It's mostly graphics and peripherals that are broken.

    The most important thing proton added to improve gaming was a DirectX translation layer that translates to Vulcan and also loads of fixes and additions to wine.

    Not a lot of games run faster but apparently in some situations, the Vulcan precompiled shaders seem to run better than native windows, although that probably means they could make their native version better as well. For older games, the Vulcan translation layer is a lot more efficient and faster than native. Also CPU and IO heavy games might run faster on the Linux kernel.

  • Mentour Pilot's analysis on Malaysia Airlines 370 (MH370)
  • Maybe waiting for the pane to go down while it's out of range of any possible radar? It seems to be in the middle of the ocean and maybe that was where he planned to more or less run out of fuel 🤷‍♂️

  • Mentour Pilot's analysis on Malaysia Airlines 370 (MH370)
  • Maybe waiting for the pane to go down while it's out of range of any possible radar? It seems to be in the middle of the ocean and maybe that was where he planned to more or less run out of fuel 🤷‍♂️

  • Mentour Pilot's analysis on Malaysia Airlines 370 (MH370)
  • Maybe it could also have been the first officer if he prepared really well? There seems to be a lot of evidence confirming a well planned route with all communication disabled.

    Anyway, it clearly looks like it is a suicide that he tried to mask as an accident. It's the worst way to go, taking all these casualties. It wouldn't be the first one, but definitely the best covered up so far.

  • The world’s 280 million electric bikes and mopeds are cutting demand for oil far more than electric cars
  • For the cold I often leave with light gloves and a jacket but often take off the jacket halfway when you get warm of the exercise

    For the rain you have plastic pants and poncho to put over your clothes.

    A lot of companies also have showers so you can just wear sports clothes that dry fast and take a shower and put on decent clothes. Combining fitness and your commute.

  • A 7,000-Pound Car Smashed Through a Guardrail. That’s Bad News for All of Us.
  • Small PHEV's would be ideal for the current generation. Battery advances will come, but we should always try to optimize with the current technology and 10 cars with a 10th the battery of a Tesla would be better for the future.