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BYD Refuse Truck Will Save Operators $13,000 Per Year In Fuel & Maintenance

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BYD announced a new electric long-range class 8 refuse truck at the ACT Expo in Long Beach this week that is estimated to save operators more than $13,000 per year in fuel and maintenance when compared to a diesel-based refuse truck.

BYD Refuse Truck Will Save Operators $13,000 Per Year In Fuel & Maintenance was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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vanbcguy
156 days ago
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I say, "All hail our electric overlords!"
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Catcalling

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Effect strength => [unstoppable] | Effect range => [2 miles] | Effect duration => [1 year]
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vanbcguy
334 days ago
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Excellent.
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hurricanepkt
333 days ago
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this would be a good change to the universe
Columbus, OH
smallfrogge
333 days ago
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If only
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
satadru
334 days ago
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then chattr +i
New York, NY
Covarr
334 days ago
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"Hey, I wanna report a bug. The 'catcalling' feature is grayed out and I can't enable it."

"This is by design."

Issue #1763 marked as WontFix.
Moses Lake, WA
zippy72
334 days ago
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Here it attracts police officers. Who arrest you.
FourSquare, qv
kyounger
334 days ago
Where in the world do you get arrested for catcalling?
zippy72
334 days ago
Portugal. Peru did it first. The UK has just passed a similar law, I believe.
NordicNinja
334 days ago
That adds one more star of light to this ever-darkening night sky.
expatpaul
333 days ago
Not all of the UK. If memory serves correctly, the change is that the Nottingham police now treat catcalling as a hate crime.
zippy72
333 days ago
Given it's a half-remembered article I read probably in Portuguese (and my Portuguese isn't the best), I strongly suspect your recollection is more accurate than mine here :)
sdevore
334 days ago
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Please make this happen. For the children ;)
Tucson, AZ
darastar
334 days ago
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If only.
Domein
334 days ago
Wish someone would catcall me, but i'm ugly :(
darastar
334 days ago
No you don't. I was only catcalled for the first time at age 30, and it still sucked. It's not about beauty, it's about power. Now if only it were actually the power to attract cats...
MaryEllenCG
334 days ago
Yeah, no, you don't. The times I've been catcalled it was degrading and gross. ("Hey, bitch, get back here and suck my dick" is not flattering. Also, I am fat and middle-aged, and the times I've been catcalled I was wearing sweats and a winter coat. It has nothing to do with looks, and everything to do with reminding you that, to some men, you are not a human being.)
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334 days ago
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Effect strength => [unstoppable] | Effect range => [2 miles] | Effect duration => [1 year]

Population trends in the US put more at risk of sea level rise

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(credit: Alyx Dellamonica)

Some of the impacts of climate change are conceptually complex, such as weather extremes, storm tracks, and ecosystem shifts. But one impact that's easy to imagine is sea level rise. When the ocean comes up, stuff ends up underwater. So one way to project the future consequences is to simply calculate how many people and buildings are below a given height above the current sea level.

But sea level isn’t the only thing changing—so are the people and buildings. A new study led by the University of Georgia’s Mathew Hauer looks at population trends around the coastal US for a better estimate of how many people would be affected by rising ocean waters by the end of this century.

The researchers took census data from 1940 to 2010 for coastal counties, and they extrapolated the trends through 2100. Then they ran the results through two scenarios of future sea level rise: one in which it rises 0.9 meters by 2100 and one in which it increases fully 1.8 meters. Those numbers correspond to reasonable estimates if greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow unabated and show the upper end of the potential range of sea level rise.

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vanbcguy
578 days ago
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"Coastal US" - that's Vancouver, Canada in the picture... :D
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Nissan’s connected car app offline after shocking vulnerability revealed

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Want another reason to be skeptical about the idea of connected cars? Here's one: when Nissan put together the companion app for its it's Leaf electric vehicle—the app will turn the climate control on or off—it decided not to bother requiring any kind of authentication. When a Leaf owner connects to their car via a smartphone, the only information that Nissan's APIs use to target the car is its VIN—the requests are all anonymous. Those are the findings of Troy Hunt and Scott Helme, who published their findings on Wednesday. Thursday, Nissan took the service offline.

Hunt started poking into NissanConnect after running a workshop in Norway in January. Norway is overflowing with EVs, and one of them belonged to an attendee. "What the workshop attendee ultimately discovered was that not only could he connect to his LEAF over the internet and control features independently of how Nissan had designed the app, he could control other people’s LEAFs." Upon discovering that his friend Helme also owned a Leaf, the pair began to investigate just how insecure NissanConnect was.

In a lengthy post describing the details of the security flaw, Hunt also lays out a timeline as well as the ethical justification for doing so. He first contacted Nissan to alert it to the problem on January 23rd, describing the company as "receptive" and their behavior as "exemplary" during the process. But it didn't move with sufficient speed for Hunt, as he received an e-mail from a Canadian Leaf owner last week about the issue. issue last week. He let Nissan know he was planning on going public, doing so on Wednesday.

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vanbcguy
601 days ago
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Amazing, the same people that make cars which can be opened with a slim jim make cars with insecure information technology... I'm looking at the entire industry here!
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thecarninja
605 days ago
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Gee who didn't see stuff like this coming?
KTamas
606 days ago
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wow
Budapest, Hungary

#1262 – Seated (No Comments)

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vanbcguy
622 days ago
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Vancouver
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Courtney
627 days ago
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Seriously
Portland, OR

Vancouver School Board cashes in by selling school playground to developer for ‘three times over asking’ [Parody (But Only Just)]

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Vancouver’s real estate market has never been hotter, which is why the Vancouver School Board has decided to sell off the playground and soccer field at Lord Allison Junior High.

“We were getting offers three times over asking!”
– Howard Bleeth, Vice-Superintendent, Vancouver School Board

“It was a no brainer and it’s very exciting for us to finally, like everyone else in this city, get in the real estate game,” said Vice-Superintendent Howard Bleeth.

When asked if he was concerned about the well-being of the students at Lord Allison, Bleeth responded by saying: “Sure, it’s too bad these kids no longer have a playground to play on at recess, but ultimately they understand … they understand that this is Vancouver and nothing is more important than real estate.”

Peter Oldring spoke with Bleeth to learn about his plan to sell off more playgrounds and why he thinks gymnasiums might be the next hot sale.

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– from ‘This is That’, Pat Kelly & Peter Olring, CBC, 10 Sept 2015

Some great lines:
“Sure, it’s too bad these kids no longer have a playground to play on at recess, but ultimately…they understand that this is Vancouver and nothing is more important than real estate.”
“These kids are from Vancouver.. they understand”. – ed.


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vanbcguy
690 days ago
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Too close to reality....
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