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  1. Comment on Tyre Extinguishers – deflating SUV tyres as a form of climate action in ~enviro

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    It might at least partly be due to the fact that European fuel is a higher octane. And cars sold in Europe can be optimised for this. Higher octane fuel can give you better distance per volume,...

    It might at least partly be due to the fact that European fuel is a higher octane. And cars sold in Europe can be optimised for this.
    Higher octane fuel can give you better distance per volume, and most likely worse distance per dollar.

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  2. Comment on What are your failed hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    Sailplane gliding is ~1/3rd of the price of powered flying. At least where I live. Outside of cost, it's better for aerobatics (most gliders are aerobatics capable to some extent) but much less...

    Sailplane gliding is ~1/3rd of the price of powered flying. At least where I live.
    Outside of cost, it's better for aerobatics (most gliders are aerobatics capable to some extent) but much less practical if you want to travel between airports.
    The reduced cost comes mainly from simpler machines and less regulation.

  3. Comment on Steam Deck launch day megathread in ~games

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    That is a good question. I haven't measured the latency. I'm simply trusting that it's using the buffer size I've set. I can hear a reduction in latency over the default 1024 sample buffer (21.3...

    That is a good question. I haven't measured the latency. I'm simply trusting that it's using the buffer size I've set. I can hear a reduction in latency over the default 1024 sample buffer (21.3 ms) and 256 samples (5.3 ms).

    Because pipewire uses JACK interfaces, you set the pipewire buffer size using any program that can set the JACK buffer size.

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  4. Comment on Steam Deck launch day megathread in ~games

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    I was able to get 5.3ms with zero effort on fedora 35. Probably something to do with pipewire.

    I was able to get 5.3ms with zero effort on fedora 35. Probably something to do with pipewire.

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  5. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~comp

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    It's probably down to Intel offering to design custom variants of their processors for cheap rather than a low cost per unit. Even for a large company developing custom silicon would be a big expense.

    It's probably down to Intel offering to design custom variants of their processors for cheap rather than a low cost per unit. Even for a large company developing custom silicon would be a big expense.

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  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~comp

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    Especially in that era, ECUs were custom silicon as general purpose microcontrollers weren't capable enough. My mid 2000s ford has an Intel chip that ford commissioned called the Intel 8065, it...

    Especially in that era, ECUs were custom silicon as general purpose microcontrollers weren't capable enough.
    My mid 2000s ford has an Intel chip that ford commissioned called the Intel 8065, it has different hardware to allow them to optimise it for the code they intended to run. (How crazy is that?).

    Because creating large application specific silicon is extremely expensive (only very large companies could afford it), the entire chip and it's code have been reverse engineered. Because there was no cheaper way for the public to get ahold of computers capable of running engines.

    Nowadays there is something of a revolution happening because general purpose microcontrollers have become very fast and easy to program. Open source engine management software running on extremely cheap microcontrollers is on the horizon.

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  7. Comment on Berserk Manga Creator Kentarou Miura Passes Away at 54 in ~anime

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    Berserk is one of my favourite pieces of media ever, I'm a sucker for a tragedy. At what point should you give up? Berserk poses so many interesting questions dreams, and what you would give up in...

    Berserk is one of my favourite pieces of media ever, I'm a sucker for a tragedy.

    At what point should you give up?
    Berserk poses so many interesting questions dreams, and what you would give up in exchange for them. Not a unique talking point but the best execution of that kind of theme I've ever seen. And one that really connected with me.

    It's also generally amazingly well crafted.

    It's a shame Miura didn't get to finish what was clearly his life's work.

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  8. Comment on Plasticenta: First evidence of microplastics in human placenta in ~science

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    I couldn't find much info on how severe these health effects will be. I know many kinds of plastic have toxic additives, but given the current lack of evidence maybe they have already leached out,...

    I couldn't find much info on how severe these health effects will be.
    I know many kinds of plastic have toxic additives, but given the current lack of evidence maybe they have already leached out, or just aren't present in great enough concentrations yet?

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  9. Comment on Share a link to a song that tells a story in ~music

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    I heard he didn't set out to make The Party a concept album (all based around a party). But whether he meant it or not I'll agree the storytelling is a little more minimal than the others here.

    I heard he didn't set out to make The Party a concept album (all based around a party). But whether he meant it or not I'll agree the storytelling is a little more minimal than the others here.

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  10. Comment on Share a link to a song that tells a story in ~music

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    Andy Shauf - Quite Like You Most (all those I remember) of Andy's songs could fit in this thread. I just like this one.

    Andy Shauf - Quite Like You
    Most (all those I remember) of Andy's songs could fit in this thread. I just like this one.

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  11. Comment on Looking for albums/artists with a rough, imperfect production style in ~music

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    I love the Voidz! They were my favourite sound a few years ago. I was thinking about making a similar thread. Because unfortunately they're pretty unique. I'm going to try for things that sound a...

    I love the Voidz! They were my favourite sound a few years ago. I was thinking about making a similar thread.
    Because unfortunately they're pretty unique.

    I'm going to try for things that sound a little bit like the Voidz:
    The I.L.Y's
    Street Sects
    Bent Knee (from tildes, thank you so much whoever that was!)

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  12. Comment on Vintage bicycle repair in ~hobbies

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    I haven't restored a bicycle, but I know with a lot of Japanese products (including motorcycles), many of the Phillips looking fasteners are actually something called JIS fasteners. The...

    I haven't restored a bicycle, but I know with a lot of Japanese products (including motorcycles), many of the Phillips looking fasteners are actually something called JIS fasteners. The differences are not really visible to the naked eye, aside from a mark that is sometimes cast into the head:
    http://www.agcoauto.com/content/images/fastener/screws_JIS_phillips_pozidriv.jpg

    If you find yourself stripping star fasteners then maybe you could try a JIS screwdriver. (And some penetrating oil and heat of course).

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  13. Comment on The future of Risk of Rain 2 - Hopoo Games Dev Thoughts #18 in ~games

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    I wasn't even aware OSP existed in this game. Most of my runs end with me being what I would describe as "one-shot". With enough old war stealthkits and medkits you might do pretty well then huh?...

    I wasn't even aware OSP existed in this game. Most of my runs end with me being what I would describe as "one-shot". With enough old war stealthkits and medkits you might do pretty well then huh?
    My pet peeve is the sprint toggle. The way it deactivates when you start strafing is really non intuitive, and it took me 10 hours or so to remember to toggle it on again consistently.

    Also, they really nerfed the happiest mask into oblivion.

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  14. Comment on The case against American truck bloat in ~design

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    All I know is that for ANCAP safety ratings pedestrian safety factors into the rating. I know that's not the answer you're looking for, the post literally has the word American in it but I was...

    All I know is that for ANCAP safety ratings pedestrian safety factors into the rating.
    I know that's not the answer you're looking for, the post literally has the word American in it but I was coming at it from an international angle. But luckily the amount of car platforms only sold in the US is quite small. I think you guys have some classes of SUV and trucks that are one step bigger than anything sold in dealerships here in Australia. But any platform sold in other countries will have been through their stricter tests.
    For example the active bonnet from the MX5 is still in US models (I can't find it on any countries brochure so I'm assuming), because economies of scale mean it's cheaper to keep in. Even though it's a system that would actually be fairly straightforward to remove.

    A lot of your platforms are shared with Canada too so if they take action that would help.

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  15. Comment on The case against American truck bloat in ~design

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    I was listening to Gordon Murray earlier, who said that cars being three times larger than required is almost as much of an environmental problem as IC engines. But one which people seem willing...

    I was listening to Gordon Murray earlier, who said that cars being three times larger than required is almost as much of an environmental problem as IC engines. But one which people seem willing to ignore because it requires a compromise that more money can't solve.
    This seemed very poignant to me. It doesn't matter if the 3 ton vehicle is electric or not, the it's at least three times more energy/resource expensive to run and manufacture.

    He likened it to smoking, in that if you told a young person today how many people used to smoke, they probably wouldn't believe you. And hopefully in 50 years, young people wont believe that we used to use a 3 ton vehicles to carry around a single person. The blatant excess is absurd.

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  16. Comment on The case against American truck bloat in ~design

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    It's entirely safety regulations (mostly for rollover crashes) that's created the large pillars of modern cars. The industry is still trying to catch up with the loss of visibility. I've heard of...

    It's entirely safety regulations (mostly for rollover crashes) that's created the large pillars of modern cars. The industry is still trying to catch up with the loss of visibility. I've heard of cars like the Fiesta implementing little curved sections on side mirrors to reduce the new blind spot.

  17. Comment on The case against American truck bloat in ~design

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    Pedestrian safety regulations for cars have tightened a lot recently. Cars are tested for damage to pedestrians, with bonnet shape and angle being factors. The new MX5 even has these little...

    Pedestrian safety regulations for cars have tightened a lot recently. Cars are tested for damage to pedestrians, with bonnet shape and angle being factors.
    The new MX5 even has these little explosively releasing bonnet hinges that help the cushion the pedestrians impact.

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  18. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    I'm sure many, many scripts and continuous integration systems will immediately break. If the "master" tag is deprecated and removed.

    I'm sure many, many scripts and continuous integration systems will immediately break. If the "master" tag is deprecated and removed.

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  19. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    As a programmer and insensitive human being, I don't like it when I can't apply clear cut rules to things. I can only operate as a person if I simplify the world, so the issue for me is where to...

    As a programmer and insensitive human being, I don't like it when I can't apply clear cut rules to things. I can only operate as a person if I simplify the world, so the issue for me is where to draw the line on actions that benefit people I haven't met. It gets overwhelming pretty fast.
    There are probably millions of people I could help in some small way right now, and I don't want to think about that.
    If I can establish stricter criteria, I don't have to bear the moral responsibility for all those I'm not helping.
    Aside from avoiding things like this entirely I can't see an easy answer.

    This is a great thread. I've never seen this discussed so well.

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  20. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~anime

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    It's very much a cult classic, with all the pros and cons a cult classic entails. It has huge flaws, but it absolutely defines a subculture. But for me it wasn't about drifting or Japan. Just the...

    It's very much a cult classic, with all the pros and cons a cult classic entails. It has huge flaws, but it absolutely defines a subculture.
    But for me it wasn't about drifting or Japan. Just the simple act of driving a car hard is exciting, and animation allows you to amp up all that a little more.
    If you watch the first five episodes and are unmoved I think you can give up, you are doomed to remain dead to the world of cars.

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