and apparently the “juicers” (people who charge them) have to get the bikes back out before 7am which is not only an ungodly hour but also means they contribute to rush-hour traffic. And it sounds like the it has all the same problems as uberised jobs that your boss is a finicky inhuman computer and the company takes advantage of people underestimating their costs (increased electricty bill, fuel, wear-and-tear on car etc)
I just tried out the Lime electric scooter hire thingy. The app happily tells me my journey was “free of C02 emissions”, but when I got home I read about how they are charged. Apparently there is a network of Uber-style self-employed people who *drive* over *in their own cars* to pick them up and take them home to charge overnight. So my so-called environmentally friendly journey is just going to force someone else to do the same journey in the car to put the scooter back. What a joke!
I’m sort of curious what his supposed hypocrisy is for vegans https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/oct/31/waitrose-magazine-editor-william-sitwell-steps-down-over-email-mocking-vegans?CMP=twt_gu
the Pixel 3 review from Buzzfeed that I shared from @rixx really is a pretty apt read and a good tech review, it ends with:
"This is a great phone. I highly recommend it. But it's no longer totally clear to me that the information systems we've built to help us navigate life are net beneficial to society. I mean, I think they are. But, Jesus. Jesus. What's happening to us?"
And that pretty much sums it all up, doesn't it?
If anybody wants to see a very short, confusing and mumbling presentation of VkRunner, there’s one here :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRGseMUCQXA
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