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November 04 2017

severak
00:11

G20





















60 year old historian Martin Bühler (who identified himself to the press, I do not identify activists without consent) appears to ‘photobomb’ a lot of media images of the G20 in Hamburg. In reality he is a long time observer documenting police brutality. In Hamburg he chose to cultivate the most non-activist ‘white bystander in a suit with a bike’ look he could manage and casually walked in front of police. As police slowed down or interrupted attacks and waited for the ‘bystander’ to get out of the way (being caught on camera trashing what look like bystanders is bad press after all), activists had time to regroup or retreat.

September 29 2017

severak
08:53

September 27 2017

severak
10:44

WORK AND THE LONELINESS EPIDEMIC

Reducing isolation at work is good for business.
severak
07:58

September 26 2017

severak
22:11
severak
11:43

It’s time to kill the web

Something is going on. The people are unhappy. The spectre of civil unrest stalks our programming communities.
severak
11:38

How To Criticize Computer Scientists

or 
Avoiding Ineffective Deprecation And 
Making Insults More Pointed 

severak
08:58
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08:35

September 25 2017

severak
11:11
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11:08
severak
11:04

September 22 2017

severak
13:47

September 21 2017

severak
16:34
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15:34
severak
15:28

September 19 2017

severak
07:40
severak
07:40

September 18 2017

severak
13:14

World’s largest electric vehicle

It will be the largest electric vehicle in the world: weighing in at 45 tons when empty plus 65 tons of loading capacity – and a battery pack boasting 700 kWh of storage capacity. That’s as much as eight Tesla Model S vehicles. The driver has to climb nine stairs to get to work and the e-mobile’s tires measure almost two meters in diameter. Not everything on the vehicle is new, however: the monster electric vehicle is based on a used Komatsu dumper truck, which is being disassembled and reconstructed at Kuhn Schweiz AG in Lommis. The diesel engine has already been removed and space is being made around the chassis for the battery packs, which are supposed to power the vehicle in the second half of its life.

 It is expected to transport material down from a mountain ridge and into the valley 20 times a day – more precisely, from a quarry on the slopes of the Chasseral to the Ciments Vigier SA cements works near Biel. The electric drive carries key advantages for these journeys: instead of heating up the brakes during the descent, the gigantic electric engine acts like a generator recharging the battery pack. The empty truck then uses this energy to travel back up the hill. If all goes as planned, the electric dumper truck will even harvest more electricity while traveling downhill than it needs for the ascent. Instead of consuming fossil fuels, it would then feed surplus electricity into the grid.
severak
09:54
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