Monthly Archives: May 2017

Canada Waking Up To The Potential Of EVs

“So far, electric vehicles — small cars packed with expensive technology — are not a big money-maker for the car companies. They prefer the profit margins on thirsty SUVs containing technology paid for decades ago. No wonder Canadian electric car sales … Continue reading

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Names, Logos, and License Plates

All over North America, license plates are required on automobiles allowed on the public roads. This helps identify vehicles/people for police, buyers, suppliers, etc. The usual plates are some random string of numerals and letters. However, my province, Manitoba, allows … Continue reading

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Debian Stretch Is Imminent

“On 2017-06-03 at the latest, we will tag all remaining RC bugs with either stretch-ignore OR stretch-will-remove. Packages that have RC bugs tagged with stretch-will-remove will be removed the weekend before the release unless they have been fixed in testing … Continue reading

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Onions

Yesterday I got serious about planting my seedling onions. It’s a hard job, not to be done standing at a long handle or some noisy machine. I spread some good loam on a patch of garden, cut small trenches with … Continue reading

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Trump, Here’s The Right Way To Help Excoalminers

“the American arm of Goldwind, a Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer, announced the free training program. More than a century ago, Carbon County was home to the first coal mine in Wyoming. Soon, it will be the site of a new wind … Continue reading

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Dealerships Growing For Electra Meccanica

Electra Meccanica Vehicles is working towards certification and distribution of EM EVs in USA. According to the page linked below, they’ve 9 deals pending and 1 dealership sold in USA. See Dealership Inquiry – Electra Meccanica HQ is in Vancouver, … Continue reading

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Another Monopoly Is About To Go The Way Of The Dinosaurs

“No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of … Continue reading

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Armageddon, M$-style

“On May 12, hackers hit more than a hundred countries, exploiting a stolen N.S.A. tool that targeted vulnerabilities of Microsoft software. The attacks infected only machines running on Windows operative system. Among the victims are public administrative bodies such as … Continue reading

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Roto-Tiller IV

Well, yesterday I bought yet another roto-tiller after the beast from China proved useless in tight places. This time, it’s a Troy-Bilt Super Bronco. It’s a rear-tined tiller like the Chinese monster but it’s four or five times lighter and … Continue reading

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Very, Very Soon, We Go Solo

Nice to get the gang together, but we can't wait to start delivering our SOLO's to our customers very, very soon! 😃 . . . #GoSOLO #commutercar #electriccars #newcar #carsofinstagram #carsofvancouver #canadiancars #driveelectric A post shared by Electrameccanica Vehicles (@electrameccanica) … Continue reading

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USAian Political Power Modelled After Animal Farm

“They fired Sally Yates. They fired Preet Bharara. And they fired James Comey, the very man leading he investigation. This does not seem to be a coincidence,” Schumer said shortly after the announcement, calling for a special independent prosecutor into … Continue reading

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Canada Now Firmly Headed For The 21st Century

“Two-thirds of Canada’s electricity supply now comes from renewable sources such as hydro and wind power, the National Energy Board said in a report released Tuesday.Renewable energy production jumped 17 per cent between 2005 and 2015. The portion of all … Continue reading

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