Jesus fucking christ.
>Alpine packages are distributed as .apk files, which are actually just gzipped tar files. When apk is pulling packages, it extracts them into / before checking that the hash matches what the signed manifest says it should be.
diesel emissions fuckery
German authorities uncover emissions-cheating collusion among diesel automakers: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1118762_german-authorities-uncover-emissions-cheating-collusion-among-diesel-automakers
*sigh* when will I get to stop using this CW...
New! From the company that brought you the MACINTOSH SX/30: You've tried the iPhone X.
Get Ready for the iPhone XS MAX! The name that means small and large! XS, like eXtra Small! But also like Excess! Too Much! MAX.
THE ONLY PHONE ON THE MARKET THAT IS BOTH TOO SMALL TO BE USEFUL AND TOO LARGE TO COMFORTABLY POCKET. THE LAST PHONE YOU'LL EVER BE ALLOWED TO OWN.
THE ULTIMATE iPHONE. THE IPHONE MAXIMUM EXCESS.
Review of a Socovel electric motorcycle from 1936: https://visforvoltage.org/forum/11775-socovel-electric-bike-review-1936
That reviewer really abused the battery pack - taking a 36 volt nominal lead acid pack down to 9 volts!
That range was quite abysmal, too, 27.5 mi with that level of abuse to the pack.
Well, this certainly feels like a better idea than a hydrogen train, for keeping service electrified when there's no power lines installed in a certain part of a route...
Racist words in tech
I wrote about use of m*ster and sl*ve in tech:
Migrated to @bhtooefr.
Computing, transportation, energy... really anything interesting.
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