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Aerospace engineer working to make aircraft greener & safer.

He/him. 🇺🇲

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It would be more likely to be critically hit by an SUV or pick-up, just saying.

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I'm guessing this is a "leopards ate my face" situation for a lot of people.

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Interpretation
Proximity to traffic and high air interchange increased the exposure to air pollution of commuters using motorised transport. Larger inhalation rates and commuting time increased inhaled dose among active commuters. Benefits of active commuting from physical activity are larger than the risk from an increased inhaled dose of fine particles.

I've often wondered about the net effect. Interesting.

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Recently our county sheriff put out an Amber Alert (a forced alert on all mobile devices) but the obfuscated link resolved to Twitter.

I wonder what portion of the public saw the Twitter login page and just closed the tab, never to see the details of the child abduction.

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Reggie immediately chooses violence and Betty is so ready to conspire.

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Maybe this more of a misheard lyrics thing, but for a long time I thought "noxious gas" had to do with nitrogen oxides (NOx), and then spread to other metaphorical applications like "noxious weeds" and so on.

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A very literal interpretation of a comic. You must be quite literate!

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This Is a Religion for People

As opposed to a religion for droids?

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Setting aside the topic of generative AI, isn't it about time that Pokemon goes to the public domain?

It's been a long time since I read Lawrence Lessig, but I think we would undo Disney's mods to copyright laws and allow more cultural remixing after a reasonable time. Like maybe 20 years instead of a century?

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I think homelessness and despair cause mental illness and substance abuse. If we can prevent "normal" people from losing their homes, I think they would be more stable and able to take care of themselves long term.

Allowing homelessness is far more costly to everyone else than preventing it.

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I wonder how many Primer viewers first learned about the film from this comic.

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Ohm my god, right‽

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I rented a Bolt EV from Hertz once. The car was fine, but the charging stations in the area were mostly broken, or they required downloading an app and giving personal information to charge.

I got the feeling the charging networks are all about collecting government incentives and the sale of private information from subscribers, and not at all about service.

My new preferred rental car is no rental car at all.

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What does "connected experiences" mean?

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This guy got some footage of some people saving a lifeguard (about 1:36)

https://youtu.be/uj7vo3DIczA?si=lTeoJU2XKkvlFrx5

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Did Karma get a speed update? Lessgo!

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Long ago "drive" meant urging an animal to move forward. And "dialing" a phone number meant entering the "digits" by turning a rotary dial with your digits.

Words aren't as static as you seem to think.

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So use that vehicle in austere places, and don't park it in Paris (or any other city).

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BYD has a factory in California where they make electric buses and commercial trucks.

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I think ebike, scooter, etc. usage will increase even more if we mod infrastructure to be safer for everyone.

Heat Index in Brazil Hits 137F (58.5C) ( www.okdoomer.io )

It's official, red alerts have gone out across the entire country of Brazil as the heat index hits 137F. The high temperature combined with humidity has made it impossible for most people to carry out their normal lives. There's already reports of power outages. People can't work. They can't run errands. They can barely sleep....

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A lot of Brazil is in the tropics, so no, not winter kinda latitudes.

But Brazil also extends to something like 33° South, where winter starts in June.

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Is porn intake measured in sieverts or mW/cm² or what?

What level is considered safe?

Asking for a friend.

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I didn't read it, but my first thought was they trained it to associate speech patterns with wealth and/or education, which correlates with diabetes for all the usually reasons in the US health non-care system.

Edit: I'm probably wrong:

The scientists analysed more than 18,000 recordings and 14 acoustic features for differences between those who had diabetes and those who did not.

They looked at a number of vocal features, like changes in pitch and intensity that cannot be perceived by the human ear.

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I'm going to go look for an update on DeepSqueak...

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I think most computer vision cameras are fairly low resolution, so I'm not expecting the hit-and-run vehicle will be identified.

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Maybe make the fines scale with the mass instead of linear size.

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I want a city builder where you start with a super dense car-ridden city and you have the challenge to build in green spaces and public transit and stuff to increase the happiness of the residents.

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@rooster hard mode is called "NIMBY knightmare"

Suburbanites Baffled By Person Outdoors Who Isn’t Delivering Something (The Onion) ( www.theonion.com )

SUGAR LAND, TX—Confused by the man outside who was not wearing a UPS uniform or carrying a package of any kind, local suburbanites expressed bafflement Thursday when they looked out their front windows and saw a person walk by who wasn’t delivering anything. “Huh, our Amazon orders already came today, so what’s this guy...

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"Hi!" the automation greeted the man on the sidewalk. "You are being recorded!"

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Please join the livestream comments for deep insights and civil discourse.

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Wait comma did you dictate this comment?

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I'm sure some lawyers made/will make some serious money.

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In this particular case the commander is a brigadier general, but it's pretty much the same rules.

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My friend got it for me in Thailand. 🇹🇭

I don't know anything more specific than that, sorry.

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Linton notes that the agencies purposely divided the 405 expansion into segments under one mile to qualify as ‘auxiliary lanes’ that are not subject to a full environmental review.

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They probably get to save money because detention areas need not be air conditioned in Texas.

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Sorry, I tried! It took me several tries to find a way to download the vid, and when I tried posting I saw this:

We are working on resolving the issues

Over the next few days, there will be a change in server infrastructure. Temporary problems with the website's functionality may occur during this time.

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Starfury has a special place in my heart.

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