This is hilarious.
„ The first characters sent on ARPANET, the predecessor to the internet, by Charley Kline, 1969: lo – for “login,” but it crashed.“
„On the plus side, this flagrant omission could make it more likely that a legal challenge to the EU Copyright Directive at the EU’s top court — something that is bound to come — would be successful, and lead to Article 17 being struck down completely.“
„But this, this moment of ours is now normal.
And then, there will be another normal.
There is no “the new normal”. Because that’s definitive.“
„First, we only ask for your time when we have something worth saying. Second, the horse race is not everything.“
a city the size of Toronto flushes hundreds of billions of microfibers into the ocean each year.
So this research at the very least snaps in place a missing piece of the microplastic cycle puzzle: A whole lot of particles are swirling in the Atlantic, and scientists have already shown to be the case in the Pacific, as well: California’s famous Monterey Bay—a famous conservation success story—is loaded with the stuff. And again, this new research only looked at the top 200 meters of the Atlantic, and the researchers were only looking at a particular size range of particles, and they didn’t include a tally of microfibers. So the real concentration of microplastics in the ocean may be far higher than this paper’s range of 12 to 21 million metric tons.
"And we say, OK, so that’s a minimum estimate, isn’t it?" says Lampitt. "Because when you’re looking at this size category, we’re only looking at these plastics. And we still come up with a colossal figure. So that’s where the alarm bells really start ringing."
“The impacts of the pandemic are unpredictable. It’s concerning that Chinese car buyers are switching from public transit to personal vehicles.
However, that process was already underway. Now it appears to be accelerating. This is occurring just as production of new EVs from Tesla, Volkswagen, Byton, General Motors, and others, are ramping up. They are the best crop of long-range EVs ever offered in China.
If global auto sales rebound, the shift to electric vehicles could be faster than anybody predicted.”
This is a great idea.
“Audi said it would cut up to 9,500 jobs, or 10.6% of its total staff by 2025, saving 6 billion euros ($6.61 billion), but also create up to 2,000 new positions in the areas of electric mobility and digitalization.”