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Request: Help making an executive summary to advise my company to electrify our vehicle fleet IMMEDIATELY
  • Maybe speak to a union representative? I mean, aside from the ICE or electric question, the plan to move to privately owned cars is clearly an effort to push hidden costs onto their employees and the union might be interested in preventing that. And once that option is off the table, an electric fleet might become the next best option.

  • Self-balancing commuter pods ride old railway lines on demand
  • The tracks are also already there, and gyroscope stabilized monorail is a 100+ year old technology, not much new to develop about it other than using modern battery technology and some basic self-driving features for it.

  • Self-balancing commuter pods ride old railway lines on demand
  • Just dealing with with land rights for the extra space the second track would need is a nightmare. And the very idea of these is to use existing tracks without getting into new track construction.

  • Self-balancing commuter pods ride old railway lines on demand
  • At 3am? Come on. And that's also true for all public transport.

  • Self-balancing commuter pods ride old railway lines on demand
  • No, these pods on existing rails are potentially a TON cheaper. Even if you don't count the cost of maintaining the road (which is significantly more than maintaining rail tracks), the need for paying a driver makes most small shuttle bus services prohibitively expensive.

  • How do you envision Solarpunk Music?
  • https://slrpnk.net/c/music

    Has some of what some people here think at least could qualify as Solarpunk music.

  • Self-balancing commuter pods ride old railway lines on demand
  • Not if it is strictly time separated. Like I wrote, I could see these pods operate exclusively during the day and regular/cargo trains operate exclusively during the night. Or any other such time based system.

  • Self-balancing commuter pods ride old railway lines on demand
  • Good questions. I guess given how lightweight these pods look there could be probably some sort of lifting device at some of the stations to move the pods between the two rails.

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    www.bbc.com Climate activists take over 200 Shell billboards

    Brandalism targets advertisements promoting the oil giant's sponsorship of British Cycling.

    Climate activists take over 200 Shell billboards
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    What is your favourite way to give away free items you no longer need?
  • There are some local classified websites where you can post stuff for free and there are also multiple nearby thrift stores for second hand stuff that will sell things very cheaply for you if you waive your own part of the price.

  • Self-balancing commuter pods ride old railway lines on demand
  • Its kinda cool how by making it mono-rail, they can use a single track rail to have pods moving in both directions, and the rail could still be used during the night for regular cargo trains.

  • newatlas.com Self-balancing commuter pods ride old railway lines on demand

    Country folk tend to like the independence offered by their cars, so how do you get them to use public transit? The Monocab system may be the answer, as it utilizes individual on-demand pods that travel on existing abandoned railways.

    Self-balancing commuter pods ride old railway lines on demand
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    Tumbleweed update killed my gaming
  • If you are on Nvidia, try reinstalling the binary drivers. On kernel updates the akmod stuff sometimes needs to be recompiled.

  • What wrong with libretranslate?
  • I noticed that the quality of translation is varying a lot between the languages. Polish for example is very poor in Libretranslate, while Portuguese is quite good.

  • community is punk
  • You are still a moderator of this specific community 😅

  • Server as heating device - how do I do this?
  • You could probably mod a water cooler system to connect to a water to water heat exchanger like this: https://www.heata.co/

    In general, like others have said, lots of humidity is bad for the hardware, you will need to separate this somehow. But heating a small grow-room with an extension of a CPU water cooler might be possible.

  • Server as heating device - how do I do this?
  • Well, that was my plan when I set things up with an air-to-hot-water heatpump in the same room as my homelab. But the reality is that when it is hot outside, I don't need to run the heatpump (mainly because the solar-thermal water heater is so much more effective). And otherwise the there is no need for cooling in that room.

  • community is punk
  • Alienation from other people and thinking they are not worth the bother is a relatively sure sign of depression.

    I am not saying its only a you problem, and people around you are probably depressed as well, but I think it's worth viewing your interactions with other people through that self-reflective lense some time.

  • community is punk
  • On a side note: please use our own instance of Alexandrite to not leak your password to a 3rd party: https://alexandrite.slrpnk.net

  • no wait he has a point
  • You realise that the government can (and does) just make new money? There is no need for the government to borrow any money (but it does it anyways for other more complex reasons). And if done in moderation the resulting inflation is in effect identical to taxes, except that it automatically "taxes" the rich more and incurages further investments.

    And with sufficient inflation, businesses will have no problem to attract investments as people will want to have investments that retain their value, no interest needed.

    Similarly, investing money in houses is sound business when inflation is relatively high, both individually and for housing companies.

    But the real problem is anyways not basic interest, but compound interest that forces the borrower to repay the lend amount many times over and still be in debt afterwards.

  • Rolls-Royce gets Poland's backing to build its nuclear power plants
  • The idea seems to be to have small modular units of which multiple can be installed in the needed capacity at sites of existing fossil fuel plants, not to have a lot of single units spread all over the place.

  • Exercise bike that can store 2KWh of electricity
    mastodon.social Chris Adams (@[email protected])

    Attached: 1 image This is an industrial designed exercise bike from Lithuania that can store 2KWh of electricity generated by your own exercise. The electricity can then be used for loads of stuff - it has a bunch of DC outputs, like USB-C (up to 60W) and USB-A, and AC outputs (can output up to 2K...

    Chris Adams (@mrchrisadams@mastodon.social)

    > This is an industrial designed exercise bike from Lithuania that can store 2KWh of electricity generated by your own exercise.

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    Armin van Buuren: Gaia - Tuvan
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    Scheduled maintenance 11/12th of May for supplementary SLRPNK services [complete]

    On the weekend of the 11/12th of May the server which runs the XMPP, Movim and Wiki will undergo extended maintenance and will not be available for a few hours. We need to upgrade the main OS and improve some other things.

    The main Lemmy service should not or only minimally affected and we will likely migrate the wiki over to that server to make it available more quickly again.

    As usual, no exact time frame, but it will likely happen on Saturday or Sunday morning UTC timezone.

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    Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks 2.9.0 released
    github.com Release Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks 2.9.0 · blockattack/blockattack-game

    Version 2.9.0 of Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks is ready! It is now possible to play with only 5 block variations if you want to make chaining a bit easier. Initial theme support is also here. C...

    Release Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks 2.9.0 · blockattack/blockattack-game

    Block Attack is a clone of Tetris Attack.

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    Somewhat contrarian take, but despite the click-baity title it does have some good points.

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    www.wired.com A Company Is Building a Giant Compressed-Air Battery in the Australian Outback

    Hydrostor, a leader in compressed air energy storage, aims to break ground on its first large-scale plant in New South Wales by the end of this year. It wants to follow that with an even bigger facility in California.

    A Company Is Building a Giant Compressed-Air Battery in the Australian Outback
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    Sweet Graffiti and other acts of wholesome vandalism @slrpnk.net poVoq @slrpnk.net
    Another world...

    Alt text: "ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE" stencil graffiti on an interior brick wall with the "A" stylized as a red circled A as commonly done to signify Anarchism.

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    Timelapse capturing an entire night from sunset to sunrise over the ALMA Observatory
    mastodon.social Wonder of Science (@[email protected])

    Attached: 1 image Spectacular timelapse capturing an entire night from sunset to sunrise over the ALMA Observatory on the Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Atacama Desert. Video Credit: ESO/C. Malin (christophmalin.com)

    Wonder of Science (@wonderofscience@mastodon.social)
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    Support for Message Replies (XEP-0461) has just been merged into Gajim's core
    fosstodon.org Gajim (@[email protected])

    Support for Message Replies (XEP-0461) 📨 has just been merged into Gajim's core 🎉 Tested with @dino and @[email protected] Gajim's next release will certainly be a big one!

    This is quite a big one, as it required significant changes in the underlaying data-storage and will finally allow not only replies but also reactions etc. to be displayed in Gajim.

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    www.unsustainablemagazine.com A Look at Apocalyptic Desire: The Wish to Remake the World

    It may be no surprise that many people have apocalyptic desire, a hope for global cleansing and perhaps renewal. But the future is in our hands. Let's discuss.

    A Look at Apocalyptic Desire: The Wish to Remake the World
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    The Little Trashmaid webtoon
    www.webtoons.com The Little Trashmaid

    Short comic strips of a mermaid in the modern days~ Updates every two weeks (on friday) Twitter: @s0s2 Tumblr: s0s2 Instagram: s0s2tagram Youtube: s0s2

    The Little Trashmaid
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