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Another video: https://youtu.be/Kn56bMZ9OE8 although it seems not that practical to be honest.

>The RSS feed for websites missing it.

The “meat grinder” seems well fed by Russian conscripts…

This kind of dehumanizing language and disregard for human life (right out of the fascist playbook) is really sad to see on a supposedly leftist website.

Maybe consider alternatives outside the browser. Many Fediverse Apps support UnifiedPush, which works great in combination with XMPP.

Thanks for the detailed reply.

I guess it will depend on the location and the circumstances, but I remain sceptical. Here in Europe I see way too many bus lines being under-utilized in similar areas.

I think we might have to accept that people that used cars all their life are unlikely to switch to a bus service unless forced to by economic circumstances. Maybe the next generation is willing to move back into more dense housing areas and skip cars all together.

Well, I can’t comment really on the specific situation in Australia, but the examples seem a bit cherry picked for especially wealthy neighborhoods.

Also, I suspect these richer neighborhoods get better bus service because it pays for itself, something that is far less likely in the less dense and apparently not as wealthy suburbs.

Of course one can argue that other infrastructure investments into these suburbs are even more costly, but maybe the money is best spend on building multistory apartment buildings with cheap rent near the city center?

I don’t generally disagree, but I think you have a few blind spots in your argument.

First of all, poorer people that subsidize these services tend to not own houses at all, but rather rent apartments.

And secondly, sure economics of scale, but you don’t magically increase the number of riders by offering a higher frequency, at least not in the short term and especially not in areas where people already settled into a routine of using their own car. So by doubling or tripling the frequency you are effectively doubling of tripling the variable costs, without substantially increasing the income from a higher number of riders.

In general these bus lines are already cost optimized. If a bus runs every 30 minutes, that usually means a round trip takes about 50 minutes plus a bit flexibility and a short break for the driver. This way two busses and two drivers going in opposite directions can cover the whole route. Increasing the frequency immediately doubles the costs, as buses and drivers are discrete entities, but is unlikely to double the number of passengers.

Sure, but typically such lines operate at a loss already. Making them more frequent would make the service significantly more costly.

So either the inhabitants of the suburb will have to pay expensive bus tickets, which they will likely not do as most of them have a car already, or other, likely poorer, city inhabitants have to subsedize this bus service in this suburb even further than they already do.

These ideas tend to not work out that well, as the main cost-factor is often the bus-driver and increasing the frequency means hiring more drivers. I also think bus driving isn’t exactly an enjoyable job as it can be quite monotonous, so increasing the number of such jobs is probably not such a great idea.

What might work to some extend is some sort of shared but on demand mini-bus taxi service, and of course potentially self-driving mini-buses, but really ultimately there is little one can do to solve the fundamental transport issue of low density housing in such suburbs.

>An interactive web-platform to provide barrier-free access to education for everyone. It is a simple to use open-source tool for local, self-organized knowledge-exchange: As a foundation for mediating non-commercial education opportunities, as interface between people who are interested in similar subjects, and as an instrument which simplifies the organization of “peer-to-peer” sharing of knowledge. Seems quite cool. Maybe something we could host here on slrpnk.net in the future as well.

Call to Participate in Anarchy 2023 meeting
>On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the first anti-authoritarian international, international meetings are being prepared in the Swiss Jura mountains. They will take place from July 19 to 23, 2023 - with an extension of a few days to allow time and space for spontaneous meetings. We are making this appeal to clarify the role of these meetings, that is to say our concrete motivations, as well as the way we wish to organize them.

The article says that it had been struggling to stay afloat for years, was sold to an Indian conglomerate in 2011 and was under near insolvency protection since 2020. Just to give this a bit of context 😉

Either federated edits or federated votes, not sure. But indeed it is an issue.

What about “waste heat utilisation of nuclear electricity production” is too hard for you to understand? I still challenge you to find a single non-military, non-experimental nuclear energy use example that is not done for electricity production. Good luck finding one.

District heating was not among the non-electricity use-cases you talked about that time. But this is still nuclear electricity production, just with some heat recycling added, so I stand by my point that non-electricity production use-cases for nuclear energy are unrealistic 🤷‍♂️

Yes? I didn’t claim to add a big bold additional insight to the video. I was merely stating my opinion about it. And no, MalcomX threatening violence is not the same as actual infrastructure sabotage, so the video makes a false analogy there.

Its impossible to tell, because we can only go by manipulative 3rd party re-telling of two right-wing tabloids, which is exactly why this kind of crap should not be shared without thinking about the source. That’s really basic 101 media theory, is that so difficult to understand?

I am specifically referring to articles sourced from BILD and Focus, which are both extremely manipulative right-wing tabloids. Don’t change the topic please.

Look, my problem is not with sharing information here and to be honest I don’t give a shit about the German industry, I don’t even live there. But I do care about people spreading outright right-wing BS on supposedly “leftist” websites and in general not understanding what kind of manipulative crap they gobble down all day.

So you are back at peddling BS from right-wing tabloids here? The EU paper is not publicly accessible and BILD and Focus have a long history of distorting the truth when it fits their right-wing agenda.

Hmm, diversity of tactics is needed indeed, but this has a strong potential to have unintended side effects and a public back-lash, so not sure. I guess its a suitable tactic in some cases but should not be talked about much?

I think parcel delivery, maybe with an automated storage locker at the tram-station would work well. It just needs a way to quickly unload the packages at the right station so that the tram doesn’t have to wait longer than necessary for the passengers.

Heavier cargo delivery to supermarkets or such is more difficult to solve, especially also because right now the trucks usually drive all the way to the delivery entrance of the market where they can be offloaded with a fork-lift or a similar device. But a relatively slow moving electric truck wouldn’t be such a bad solution I think. It could be built in a way that it can enter places normal cars shouldn’t.

Lots of nice pictures of electric cargo bikes.

cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/299894 > #ScienceFiction

The irony is that you are replying to what very much looks like a lightly edited ChatGPT output text ;)

That is a bit misleading as the Comission is not directly voted for, but rather appointed by the head of states. But since all EU member states are democratic (with some reservations to Hungary these days), that is still more democratic than many similar economic coordination bodies.

The mod sticker is always there, however a similar functionality as you describe for Reddit seems to have been added to Lemmy recently, but I have not yet used it or seen it being used.

This is however not what the OP cover image is about, nor what the “sovernty” discussion in the UK is about. So basically you have no idea what you were talking about and now try to change the topic to make it less obvious that you were just parroting right-wing nonsense.

Ah, so I was assuming the best that you simply did not understand it, but actually you are just a right wing nationalist. Thanks for the clarification.

Yes, but your original post shows a picture about the UK. I still think you are missing a lot of context (as usual for your “/c/europe” posts) and thus didn’t understand what this is about at all. The original picture is literally about how you can’t eat (post-Brexit) sovereignty and is a pro EU comment.

The UK is not part of the EU any more. Under what rock have you been living?

Highly misleading title. This is an ongoing discussion in the current German government and this is just the stance of one of the coalition parties.

I think you didn’t understand the title. Its about the UK and Brexit and how that has caused all sorts of supply issues UK side.

Sounds like a great idea :)

Sounds more like someone has a pet peeve with simplifying stories about Iran and vented that.

People post shitty articles from right-wing sources here all the time, so this seems by far not the worst offender.

The story apparently is a bit more complex, with the biological mother having a fall-out with the married mother and moving in with the sperm-donor as the “official” dad. But regardless of that, I think the married mother should have some rights as it really is the same as any other divorced parent.

Ha, nice a cross-post to genzedong to get vote brigading here by your red-brown “communist” friends. /s

Its really sad that you have swallowed the post-90ties Russian propaganda hook, line and sinker. I actually know quite a few Russians that live in Russia and/or recently fled due to the conscription and they are not nearly as indoctrinated as you who only knows the situation from long past childhood memory.

No (edit: no I don’t think the west should send offensive weapons to Ukraine). But I think failure in this war is a unique opportunity for the Russian population to see what a shit fascist mafia state they ended up in and it might result in them rethinking their support for autocrats like Putin.

The vertical farming bubble is finally popping
Good to see venture capital getting burned in this space. Better to focus on sustainable growth.