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    Also, one thing that pisses me right the fuck off with XR Sydney is that the public organising is almost entirely on facebook. To find out how to help you first have to have a facebook account. Grrr!...
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    their attitude seems more to be "don't trust anyone over 30, especially if they're white and cisnormal male Maybe where you are, but if you look at XR UK you'll note that their public face is about 80% middle aged...
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    A little further down that path and you start thinking the right wingnuts are right - what us greenies need to do is start getting seriously violent in an organised way. The premier of NSW has just been in the...
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    the only solution involves a change of approach to transport. You and me agree very strongly on that, and we have both personally done pretty much all we can in that direction. I'm pretty sure we can both "dismount and...
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    and this is when, if possible, I'm riding *on* the white line on the right. I find that's a lot more dangerous than taking the lane. If I'm in the middle of the lane I get many fewer dangerous overtakes,...
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    "first show that electric cars will directly kill fewer people per year" ... You started with a figure for road traffic deaths The only one I see is in this context: "the 30,000 people murdered by motorists every year in...
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    first show that electric cars will directly kill fewer people per year WTF? My point was that electric cars are likely to kill as many people directly. Almost the whole problem with electric cars is that they are nearly...
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    I'm not sure how you can solve that by taking the tools home every night. I know tradies, and one of them had his whole van stolen from inside a locked garage next to his house. He was *pissed*, because...
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    In my opinion electric cars are one of the least awful solutions for people who literally cannot get round any other way. The trouble is that they're mostly used as a crutch by people whose disabilities are social rather than...
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    You take your tools home in a van and at the very least park it with the load area doors up against a wall, or preferably take the tools indoors An electrician in England who I watch on youtube...
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    if you leave your tools at a work site they will get nicked. That's definitely an issue, but it's also largely a solved problem. I say this having talked at some length to someone who owned a "mobile site office"...
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    Ah, so the problems solved by the electric car are also solved by your zero-emission, zero-pollution car that you only use on private roads. Thus you're not imposing any costs on others except the minor usurption cost of having private...
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    their definition of "reasonably inexpensive" includes "multiple recurring costs each of which individually are more than I've ever paid for an entire sodding car" Of course, because you force the rest of us to pay most of the cost...
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    Plus, have you ever tried to take an electric guitar & amp on a bicycle (or a city bus)? Or for that matter - a camera, bag, tripod and lights? ... the necessary tools & spares for servicing fire...
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    One of the many naive things coming out of the current Extinction Rebellion is the idea that it'll be easy to get cars out of cities The point ER is trying to make, and the reason so many of...
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    On such big vehicles engine breaking would be too noisy, so it is forbidden. Oh, the joy of living in a small, densely populated country. Outside of minor roads in major cities engine braking is how trucks stop in Australia....
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    damn but aren't you people are a bunch of car addicts. There are some very vocal devotees of the temple of the motor gods, yes. But there's also EC and me who have not just bicycles, but weird bicycles. I've...
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    stupid layouts that send you bouncing round and round like a photon in a hohlraum This is another reason to love my bicycle. Yesterday I navigated the maze of big box stores in a very direct way. Starting with "cross...
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    Brake pads cost less than transmissions That's one of those "technically true but irrelevant" things. If you're the one paying, brake pads cost more than driving properly, and driving properly is a skill that can be learned. Worth noting that...
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    Do you know the long term history of the site? It was farmed for about 20-40ky, then about 200 years ago started reverting back to scrubby grassland, then the scrub was burned off and houses built. For that entire time...
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    Surely when you can't see over the roundabout you just go even more slowly? And at some point as the diameter expands it stops being a roundabout and becomes more of a perimeter road? I mean, we don't call the...
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    Those all look perfectly reasonable to me. Sure, at 100kph they would be challenging but {eyeroll}. I quite like roundabouts with trees, what I dislike are dickheads, both generally and specifically on the road. It's the being run off the...
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    Oh boy, that's worse than usual even for me. "Might have to go back to Lakemba and steal the contents of the compost bin to get worms and organic material". Sory....
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    That's not the gimp roundabout, that's just one that made me wonder what the designers were taking when they laid it out. I'm pretty sure this is the one. Note that it's not actually as wide as it looks, and...
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    While I remember, here's a fun one: two lane entry to a single land roundabout. https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.7238053,150.8453134,3a,60y,72.79h,79.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1syYdlex7qLa8B_Yv8MlM0Eg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656...
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    annoying (especially when they speed up to overtake you, pull in front when there’s just one lane and slow down Ah, the well-know "cannot tolerate being behind a cyclist" syndrome. Had one today, some middle-aged gimp in an urban assault...
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    there just isn’t enough time to do all the stuff you want to do, even without work being in the way I have mentioned before being "unemployed" and struggling to find time to look for work once the money...
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    I left my car at home when I came to visit my Mum, I'm getting infinite gas mileage. If its fossil fuelled it's actually suffering fuel evaporation (non-zero use) for zero distance covered (unless it's been stolen or towed)...
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    E were talking about bidirectional data rather than GPS. Viz, cellphones etc. Just having a GPS signal doesn't tell you anything about traffic density or delays....
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    Oh ha ha. In Australia truck satnavs seem to have all the same problems as general satnavs with a few extra exciting twists. They're mostly designed for long-haul routing and I suspect they do that pretty well, but last-mile routing...
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