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Cake day: June 16th, 2023


  • I strongly disagree, for me a transient lifestyle like that can be great for kids. Discovering different cultures, new way of living, new languages is extremely enriching.

    I’m a bit biased since I lived in 9 differents places in 3 different countries before I was 12.

    However I have never been homeschooled so I can’t give an opinion on homeschooling. There is schools part of the French educational network everywhere around the world so I’ve been able to stay in the French education system even when living in Africa.

    But I know that people sailing around the world are able to maintain their kid education. I don’t know for other countries but in France there is the “CNED” that gives material to study remotely, the parents uses the material to teach the kids and there is regularly tests that the kid send back (online now but it was by mail before) to be evaluated by real teachers.

  • I stopped reading the article there.

    Either the author is voluntarily misleading or he has no idea of what he is talking about.

    Here is the map all the fast charging stations (>100kW) along the way between Paris and the Mont St Michel.

    The Tesla model 3 in Europe uses the standard combo CCS plug so it can use all of these stations.


    I did not count them but at a first glance the number of charger is higher than “none”

    Edit: OK I read the article after all but I really don’t see what problem battery swapping would solve.

    I could see a use case for public transport that has to go a specific road and need to run non stop every days but even then I suspect that having overhead cable on a short section to charge the battery while running would be more appropriate than battery swapping.

    The article is talking about the lack of charging station but battery swapping just make the problem way way worse. A battery charger is just a parking spot and a high voltage AC - DC transformer connected to the grid. It’s relatively cheap and easy to install, does not take much space and work for all electric cars compared to a battery swapping station that can only work for one specific brand (specific model too ?) need robotics and plenty of storage. Its much harder and expensive to install and you need one charging station per brand. This means less stations overall.

    Finally there is the speed of charging, this is true that battery swapping is probably faster than fast charging but honestly I don’t find charging an electric car that inconvenient.

    On long highway trips I need to stop around 20 minutes every 2 hours, a 20 minutes break every 2 hours is not that bad, just enough time for a toilet break, a quick coffee before going back on the road.

  • BastingChemina@slrpnk.nettotumblr@lemmy.worldVCs, Very Smart
    1 month ago

    Energy is only a fraction of the issue and easily solvable, I’m not a 100% certain but I think that some mines are even powered with renewables energy.

    The main issue is tailings, millions of cubic meters of toxic, sometime radioactive, full of heavy metals mud. The tailings are piled up behind dams that regularly breaks and contaminate entire regions.

    Even of the dams don’t break it is still hundred of square kilometers of land that is contaminated for millennia.