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LovesTha

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A melbournian with many interests:

  • Christian (very liberal)
  • Embedded Linux Engineer
  • Magic The Gathering judge
  • Mechanical keyboard enthusiast (mostly DIY, all very small, Colemak layout)
  • Trying to get into woodworking

All too often I come off as argumentative, I'm working on it but definitely a work in progress. Also frequently more pedantic than I'm comfortable with.

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@Cethin @space_comrade More aptly: "designing society so that the only affordable housing is far from jobs that we require people to have to deem them worthy of existing" is a choice.

There are many things we can change to fix this.

Further, there are many things that should be changed to fix this.

ajsadauskas , to fuck_cars
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What can you get to within a 15-minute walk of your house?

A recent YouGov survey asked Americans what they think they should be able to get to within a 15-minute walk of their house.

Of these choices, I can currently walk to all of them from my apartment, aside from a university (no biggie, I'm not currently studying, although there is a Tafe within walking distance), a hospital, and a sports arena.

How many can you get to with a 15 minute walk from your house?

@fuck_cars

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@ajsadauskas @fuck_cars Hospital, Arena, University are the only ones I think need to be big enough to not be in a 15m walk. But the mini versions of Arena and Hospital should be. Travelling further for medical care that needs an MRI machine etc is fine, but an x-ray for a simple broken arm should be a 15m walk away.

University can be in a 15m walk, but that needs highrise density, which isn't ideal for the entirety of a city.

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@nifty @ajsadauskas That is a pretty good list. I'm not sure a tech store needs to be in that range. The tech shelf in a supermarket should be enough for immediate needs and big purchases are rare enough that travelling to them is acceptable.

Maybe it's that every 15m area needs one moderate sized speciality store. So the 10 common ones are all available within a few stops on the train line.

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@mob @HeavyDogFeet Private lawns are an extreme luxury that shouldn't be needed. Also petrol mowers in a densely populated area are very anti social, and with the quality of electric options, why allow them?

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@mob @HeavyDogFeet You already have everything set up to sell things, might as well sell more things.

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@blindsight @biddy Battery opperated is plenty good for most situations too. Up to the point where a ride on is probably the right choice, but I presume battery ride ons are/will be a thing.

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@ajsadauskas @fuck_cars Of that list, if you don't live in a 15m walk of most of them you either live on a rural block/farm or a dystopian hellscape. Okay outer suburbs might need to stretch it to 20m or allow for scooter use to speed up the walking speed.

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@ajsadauskas @fuck_cars
I'm in an outer suburb (the outer edge of the suburb includes 1~10 acre blocks as homes/hobby farms) and I get 10 (grocery, many parks, pharmacy, many bus stop, many restaurant, post office, gas station, 2 schools, day care, 4 barber/hairdresser, bar), and not 6 (bank, hospital, mall, movies, university or sports arena).

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@dbrand666 @ajsadauskas @fuck_cars Checking with google I was mentally including things that are 20m away. (actually the second primary school is 30m walk)

But I'm happy to be a bit flexible with the 15m time. The longer distances are probably where jumping on a bike makes sense.

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@Cypher @Kostyeah Shitty trains aren't the answer.

The existence of shitty trains doesn't mean good ones can't exist.

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@MNByChoice @utopiah Part of them not being reported is that they weren't serious. (the deaths get recorded, the scrapes that were fixed at home much less so)

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@MNByChoice @fpslem Yes, but the need for separation depends on the amount of traffic. The separation that low traffic areas get (paint) is ignored by pedestrians anyway and that probably leads to more collisions from cyclists expecting pedestrians in the cycle area to disappear. Without markings they are more likely to cycle around the pedestrians.

High traffic needs clear separation (usually just give the road to the bikes, the existing footpath to pedestrians)

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@CableMonster @DriftinGrifter your pickup uses 2 to 3x the petrol a modest car does. It does way over that multiplier of wear on roads. So in the fairytale world where petrol taxes pay for roads small cars are sudsidising larger vehicles.

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@CableMonster @anothercatgirl large pickups aren't common in all countries. Plenty of tradies in the world do fine with smaller options.

Edit:typo

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@Blep @yogthos I'm sure many cargo bikes get close to that.

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@Landsharkgun @CableMonster and there just isn't a way to avoid that big vehicles make it harder for other drivers to see things. A giant vehicle shouldn't be used to pick up some bread and milk. (Not that any vehicle should be needed)

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@FlexibleToast @hex_m_hell Yes, but the car you own has all the capability to do the above things, why can't I use the server in my basement to provide the remote components of the services?

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@FireRetardant @n2burns Remote start can mean different things. I'd hope a subscription based one was via a server and works where normal direct RF fobs wouldn't (like from another country).

If it is just direct RF based remote start that shouldn't be a subscription.

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@n2burns @FireRetardant Basement car parks can be pretty bad for connectivity.

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@Professorozone Yes that would be a bit silly (but could be useful to do for your SO when they have an issue while you are on a trip). But just from the top of a tall housing tower to a car in the basement needs something better than a RF fob

The curfew alert could be more applicable when in another country.

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@Anarch157a @BradleyUffner Yeah, it'd suck trying to walk to a friends house on the other side of the interchange.

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@PanArab @ginerel At those extremes very dense cities so going outside isn't required sounds really attractive.

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@PanArab Add some bridges and tunnels :)

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@threelonmusketeers Not to Mastodon :(

(Although I can't find anything discussing that limitation)

thomasfuchs , to random
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Hmm, Space Karen just announced the end of the Twitter brand he paid 20 times more for than what the rights to Star Wars were sold for

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@qlp @ramsey @thomasfuchs x such a bad name from a SEO perspective.

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