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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Apparently locked bootloader and a SoC that has very bad main-line Linux kernel support, so no that is not going to happen most likely.

Dunno… click-baity title obviously and the argument doesn’t really hold up as it makes a up a quite peculiar definition of “Fediverse” and then pronounces that dead, while promoting what I think most people consider to be the meaning of “Fediverse” under a different term.

Also would be better without the personal vendetta against Mastodon and Gargron.

Na, thanks. I don’t want to end up sounding like those creepy Bitcoin bros.

Just because we don’t have weird double standards stanning for one imperialist aggressor while vilifying the other, doesn’t mean we align with neocons. But I guess having principles and sticking to them regardless of where the party vanguard wants to go is over the head of most ML sheep.

Always was… also called fascism :( IMHO Modi is the Mussolini of our times.

Uhm, not sure why you would want to play this or how the gameplay would work.

The only game I can think of that is a bit similar is This War of Mine.

I think some sort of assisted living for the elderly might be interesting in these spaces as they are usually already very accessible. I don’t think they will be very attractive for younger people though.

Freight trains are usually slower and make long stops, thus not very convenient for passengers and it likely would not really save much anyways.

I get his frustration about large companies using core-js and not contributing back, but he is at least partially sleeping in a bed of his own making by licensing core-js as MIT.

The founding idea of Free-Software was always that everyone contributes a little and by using a each others work you can grow a foundation that is larger than its individual parts. For that to work you should use a copyleft license like the AGPL and treat any library you develop not as an end in itself, but rather as a tool for something else (and this something else might or might not be what you make a living with).

It uses a well known religious metaphor to get the point across. Would work the same with some well known historical example etc.

Ups, sorry I didn’t notice as my Firefox addon just circumvented that pay-wall automatically. I guess there is a version on the internet archive.

Source code: https://github.com/udan11/discourse-chat-matrix Looks interesting, but the documentation on how to set it up is lacking.

I agree. While the initial implementation proposal is hardly better than an RSS feed bot on Mastodon, it does lay the groundwork for true ActivityPub federation it seems. Discourse is a large complex software; Federation will not happen over night.

Please stop continuously building straw-man arguments, moving goal-posts and changing the topic when someone points out that you are spreading falsehoods.

It seems that no matter how ridiculous your initial position is, you somehow try to mend it into something that at least gives the superficial impression that you are “winning” the argument. Stop lying to yourself, you are convincing no-one other than maybe yourself.

Seriously, not a single sentence in your reply is really related to what I wrote. I don’t even know how to reply to this further. You are either arguing in bad faith or lack basic reading comprehension.

I never claimed to know the answer, I simply pointed out that nuclear isn’t it either.

And yes, you started moving goal-posts as I simply disputed your original statement that nuclear is a viable alternative to overall fossil fuels use.

And did you even read the OP’s article? It clearly explains that nuclear is by far the most expensive option. As for environmental damage: are you seriously disputing the environmental damage of uranium mining & enrichment/recycling and nuclear fallout from inevitable accidents? Nothing in the entire life-cycle of renewables comes even close to that.

Those non-electricity nuclear use examples are clearly not economically feasible as otherwise they would be done already. Please show me even a single non-experimental & non-military use of them. So yes, those examples are laughable as a counter-point.

You said “there is no viable alternative to nuclear that actually works and can replace fossil fuels at scale”, which is a pure falsehood as nuclear can’t do that either. Nuclear can replace fossil fuels for electricity production and so can renewables (and at a lower cost with less environmental damage).

And when I pointed that out you suddenly moved goal-posts to overall energy use, which is totally besides the point and again nuclear can also not replace that, not even close. Those examples of non-electricity producing nuclear use are laughable and not feasible at scale nor are they actually done anywhere AFAIK. That is like saying solar-power can also be beamed from space. Yes technically it can rolleyes

You just keep moving goal-posts and mis-defining common concepts to fit your agenda. That is pure bad-faith discussion style. And I challenge you to find even a single instance of me lying, because there is none, so stop spreading falsehoods about me.

ChatGPT explains Solarpunk
Please explain what Solarpunk is: >Solarpunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction that focuses on a positive view of the future, characterized by the widespread use of renewable energy sources, sustainable architecture and design, and a focus on environmentalism and social justice. It is often depicted as a world in which technology is used to solve environmental and social problems, rather than causing them. Solarpunk is often seen as a hopeful and optimistic vision of the future, in contrast to the more dystopian or post-apocalyptic depictions of the future that are common in other sub-genres of science fiction. Better than expected :)

cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/244182 > Link in German, but after all these years of people complaining and even if analytics are explicitly disabled in Element, it still phones home :(

Link in German, but after all these years of people complaining and even if analytics are explicitly disabled in Element, it still phones home :(

Has been a good while since we had a good shower and faucet discussion on Lemmy.ml 😱

OsmAnd version 4.3 mapping app for Android released
Much faster OpenGL map tile rendering and other cool stuff.

This looks very interesting for integrating AI painting into an Artist's toolbox.