Can You Charge An Electric Car With A Regular Outlet? Hell Yes! And 220V Is Even Better Than 110V

Date Published: Sun, 30 May 2021 11:09:01 +0200

Americans drive about twice as much as Europeans on average, but that still amounts to just about 40 miles a day on average (less than that on a regular basis if you consider that the national average includes road trips, which pull the average upward). The car is sitting parked about 96% of the time (that’s the US average), and 110V trickle charging adds about 4 miles an hour.

There are certainly some patterns of driving that make it worth it to some EV owners to get a Level 2 charging station that can charge at a much higher rate. However a trickle charge is quite healthy for the battery, and for most, this will really suffice.

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Can you charge an electric car with a regular outlet? This is actually a very common question. Many people even skip past asking this question and assume the answer is “no.” After all, a car is a giant machine. Both phones and computers use normal electricity plugs and outlets (or potentially a USB outlet in […]

'Why I'm Never Going Back to Multi-Blade Razors Again' - Any Double-Edged safety razor will provide a similar effect

Date Published: Sat, 29 May 2021 14:01:00 +0200

Pennslyvania-based board-certified dermatologist Erum Ilyas tells Allure that single-blade razors like this are great for sensitive skin types or anyone who has a tendency for ingrown hairs. "With a single blade, the likelihood of ingrown hairs is reduced," she says.

Double-edge safety razors are also more environmentally friendly because the blades can be recycled easily as plain metal (and of course cheaper to buy too).

See Why I'm Never Going Back to Multi-Blade Razors Again

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The Hanni Weighted Razor has shown me the power of the single-blade razor.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 finally has an experimental beta of a multiplayer version of the game for up to 8 players, with CB radio comms

Date Published: Sat, 29 May 2021 13:46:40 +0200

This has been very long requested as many wanted to explore areas together and take on jobs together. The video below demos the functionality as also explains some of the cautions you need to consider before diving in. The CB radio functionality is a clever touch.

This will certainly give ETS2 a big boost in terms of additional fun to be had.

Watch at Official ETS2/ATS Multiplayer!

#technology #gaming #ETS2


SCS has only gone and released an official multiplayer! Currently in experimental form I take you through how it works, it's limitations and how to create an...

Here’s a little-known iPhone trick that you’ll definitely want to remember, to close (and auto close) tabs on Safari browser

Date Published: Sat, 29 May 2021 13:35:27 +0200

I thought this may be of no use but when I long pressed on that icon I was surprised to see I had 74 tabs open in Safari browser on my iPhone. A normal press shows all the previous tabs which you can browse through and switch to, but the long press gives an option to close everything in one go. Also I noticed another option on that pop up which you could select to auto-close tabs after a period like a day or a week.

See Here’s a little-known iPhone trick that you’ll definitely want to remember

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If you’re like me, there’s a good chance that when you open up the Safari browser on your iPhone there are dozens upon dozens of open tabs lurking there in the background. And while this may not ordinarily impact the user experience due to capable iPhone hardware, it can sometimes make finding something you were …

Devs of open source Freenode IRC (Internet Relay Chat) have quit and launched Libera Chat - Thousands of users and channels have already migrated

Date Published: Fri, 28 May 2021 20:27:05 +0200

Developers of the open source organization Freenode are quitting en masse after Andrew Lee, a tech entrepreneur and the Crown Prince of Korea, has taken control of the network in what developers are describing as a "hostile takeover."

Freenode was founded in 1994 and has since become the largest free and open source project that runs Internet Relay Chat (or IRC) networks, which were once hugely popular and are still an important internet chat protocol. It has traditionally been run by volunteers and has amassed "90,000 users and just shy of 50,000 registered channels," according to the organization's official website. While it is not as popular as it used to be, it is still a key site for free software project coordination.

The new Libera Chat is described as a next-generation IRC network for FOSS and peer directed projects, formed as a nonprofit organisation where all its staff has equal representation at the table to safeguard its future.

See Developers Flee Open Source Project After ‘Takeover’ By Korean Crown Prince

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Developers of the popular open source network Freenode are quitting en masse and accusing Andrew Lee, the Crown Prince of Korea, of a “hostile takeover” of the organization.

A new study from the University of California shows further evidence that pollution raises the risk of dementia

Date Published: Fri, 28 May 2021 12:50:24 +0200

A new study from the University of California, Davis adds to the growing body of evidence demonstrating a link between traffic-related air pollution and an increased risk of age-related dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

"Much of the published animal data so far has been criticized since the exposures utilized have not precisely replicated human exposures,” Dr. Lein stated. This is because the animals were exposed to a subset of the components that make up traffic-related air pollution, and/or because the animals were exposed to extremely high concentrations of traffic-related air pollutants, typically for short periods.”

The researchers experimented on male and female rats for up to 14 months, exposing them to either filtered or contaminated air. They took dirty air from the busy tunnel in real-time and provided it to the animals in its original state.

The researchers discovered that chronic traffic-related air pollution accelerated and aggravated Alzheimer’s disease-related features in rats who were genetically sensitive to the disease. A similar impact was observed in wild-type rats.

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Further evidence that pollution raises the risk of dementia.
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#health #dementia #Alzheimers #mentalhealth

Facebook Tracks Your iPhone Location Via Photo Uploads Even When EXIF Info Is Stripped Off by Facebook — This Is How To Stop It

Date Published: Fri, 28 May 2021 11:54:22 +0200

The nitty gritty is that using the Facebook app itself to post photos to Facebook does the removal of the location data (because only shares from Apple Photos itself strips out the location data) but replaces it with Facebook block codes which it still uses to pinpoint your location for advertising.

Facebook generates almost all its revenue from digital advertising—targeting ads by harvesting as much data from you and about you as it can. “Facebook marketing is generally dominated by iOS,” one ad industry article laments, “it’s pretty safe to assume Facebook has lost at least half their data, arguably the most valuable half.” All of which means that Facebook will be doing ever more with the data that remains.

The linked article gives a few suggestions to try as well as an app that can help create duplicate photos for uploading without location data. These photos can be used for uploading to any other social media site.

See Facebook Tracks Your iPhone Location—This Is How To Stop It

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If you think Facebook can no longer track your iPhone, then you're wrong...

Meet CutefishOS: A New Manjaro Community Spin That Looks Like macOS - But You Could Adapt Your Existing Linux Distro Too

Date Published: Fri, 28 May 2021 11:33:39 +0200

CutefishOS is based on Manjaro Linux fueled by its in-house desktop environment called Cutefish Desktop Environment (CDE). It looks similar to JingOS made for tablets and computers with touch input and JingPad A1.

Design-wise, the OS resembles macOS and iPadOS a lot. Heck! Even the PulseAudio sound control app has the Apple Music logo on it, with the only difference being a gear embedded in the logo. Well, it’s in the beta unstable state, and I think it’s too early to comment on anything at this point as everything is very unpolished.

Being Linux you could go and replicate the similar theming to an existing distro, but this is really intended for those who like the macOS type appearance, who like rolling distros, and who want to try Manjaro as well.

See Meet CutefishOS: A New Manjaro Community Spin That Looks Like macOS

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There are two main Manjaro versions - Official and Community. Today marks the release of another Manjaro community edition release CutefishOS.

MightyScape: One Inkscape Plugin Collection To Rule Them All - There are 194 extension folders with 335 .inx files inside

Date Published: Thu, 27 May 2021 23:04:18 +0200

Inkscape is an amazing piece of open source software, a vector graphics application that’s a million times more lightweight than comparable commercial offerings while coming in at the low, low price of free. The software also has plenty of extensions floating around on the Internet, though until now, they haven’t been organised particularly well. The MightyScape project aims to solve that, putting a bunch of Inkscape plugins into one useful release.

The current MightyScape release has a whole bunch of useful stuff inside, for tasks as varied as laser cutting, 3D printing, vinyl cutting, as well as improvements on areas where Inkscape is a bit weak out of the box – like CAD, geometry and patterning.

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Inkscape is an amazing piece of open source software, a vector graphics application that’s a million times more lightweight than comparable commercial offerings while coming in at the low, lo…

Hack: Adding Wifi to a non-WiFi Weather Station (and in theory anything else with radio)

Date Published: Thu, 27 May 2021 12:59:44 +0200

The article below is quite a detailed breakdown of the approach followed to capture the initial radio signals from the outdoor weather sensor (a SDL dongle is very effective for this) and the rest deals with how the signal was decoded. The latter part obviously differs per device type.

On that front the link to the Universal Radio Hacker project is quite interesting as they also list known decodings that have already been done, so if your device is listed there, all that hard work is not necessary (in theory as I don't see a long list of devices... yet).

See Adding Wifi to a Weather Station

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I bought a cheap weather station with the intent of adding networked data logging. I ended up reverse engineering both the RF transmission, as well as the in...

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