Can you please stop announcing plans to bring electric cars to market, and just FUCKING DO IT.
German car industry doesn’t deliver what Deutsche Post needed, so they built is themselves. And now increase capacity to sell it externally as well. I’ve said before that we are going to see an entire industry turned upside down. And it is already happening. Not mainstream yet, but I’d be surprised if any of the traditional car makers survive the next 10 years. To quote Tesla’s Elon Musk: “The future is now”.
Full article, in German, on Spiegel Online at http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/post-street-scooter-diesel-skandal-heizt-interesse-an-elektro-transporter-an-a-1161865.html.
Ford’s first all-electric vehicle will have ‘over 300 miles of range’, be affordable, and mass-produced, says CTO
Earlier today I was walking through a forrest, for about an hour. For the last couple hundred meters, before reaching the restaurant where I was having dinner, I had to pass a wide street with the typical commute traffic. Loud, stinking… what a contrast to the quiet green and singing birds. Let there be no mistake, I am so tired of these kind of headlines. Ok, so Ford is the latest in announcing an all electric car. Oh wait – shipping in 2020.
We live in 2017. We know for decades that fossil fuel is limited. We know for decades that we ruin the environment. And what, dear car industry, have you done to solve this problem. Nothing. If not for Tesla, you’d not get your ass up even now. That alone is reason enough for me to look at cars with different eyes than in the past. There is just no excuse for not shipping all electric cars today. Actually, there’s no excuse for not doing it for a long time already.
If I had both the money to afford a Tesla Model X, and if Tesla cars did not have such poorly designed interior with such an oversized and non-integrated iPad kind of thing I’d sure buy one. For now I just keep my fingers crossed my current Volvo Diesel keeps going for another 2-3 years until I can buy an affordable all electric SUV. Yes, I know it’s not ideal keeping the Diesel powered Volvo running for another 2-3 years. But paying one of the traditional car makers, including Volvo, for another fossil fuel powered car would be the wrong message to these guys.
Full article about Ford’s plans, if you care to read.
Ich verlinke selten zum Spiegel, aber dieser Kommentar spricht mir aus der Seele. Habe ich doch schon von Anfang gegen alle wohlmeinenden Einwände klar gesagt, dass dieser Mensch einfach nur dumm ist.
Richtig gefährlich sind eigentlich nur die intelligenten – oder zumindest einigermaßen intelligenten – Bösen. Die Dummen sind meist harmlos. Meist sogar lustig. Außer sie machen aus Versehen mal was kaputt. Deswegen lässt man solche Leute normalerweise eigentlich nicht an Atomknöpfe. Normalerweise. Ich hoffe die Amerikaner, und ein paar mehr gleich mit, lernen was davon.
A friend of mine once said, that if you follow your heart, everything you do is the right thing. If that doesn’t work, you need moral to guide you. And if that fails too, there are laws. Simple as that.
This is a very comprehensive article, digging into the very details of moral vs. peace treaty. And it beautifully explains why a morally motivated tolerance against everybody (incl. say Nazis, extremists of any kind, or just those annoying people who give a fuck about others) is fundamentally wrong. And dangerous.
Full article over at ExtraNewsfeed.
why has the American public, and leaders of organizations and companies not already been crying out when the administration issued orders to restrict information about climate change, or changed course of organizations like EPA and so on. This is all important, too. And each one of the decisions made, and orders issues during the past few days deserves the public’s full attention. It deserves protest to the fullest extent possible without violence.
Ich sage das ja schon länger, deshalb tut’s extra gut, das in so deutlichen Worten in einem so prominenten Medium zu lesen:
Update: Wie wenn’s noch ne Bestätigung gebraucht hätte… Frustrierter PlayStation-Spieler legte Teile des Internets lahm
Fake news aren’t a new phenomenon. But with the US presidential election, and the – to many people surprising – result, it has received more attention lately. A question often asked was, how could that happen. Here are two really great articles that dig into the issue:
Enjoy the reading.
Doubling down on a strategy that has proven to fail is not a sign of strengths, but of significant dumbness, explainable only with your anger and fear to look weak. Peace cannot be fought for. It can only be achieved by being peaceful. And if your strategy failed, try something else, not run into the next disaster twice as fast. And, even though you clearly can’t take the pain associated with terrorist attacks like the one last night in Nice, a little more trust in the people in your country please. You should not kill people in Syria or whatever other country, and be the same murderer that you pretend you want to stop. People like Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi and many others have shown how violence can be overcome, and countries could be freed. Act like a leader. Not like a hurt child.
It’s actually pretty simple – where fear is, the brain can’t operate properly. If we allow a fearful majority to fuck it all up, then clearly we have a false understanding of leadership. Leadership is meant to inspire, to protect values, to organize moving a country forward. Not leave decisions to the average, un-informed – and then quitting job.