Cluttered notes, thoughts and post backlog
Sandbagger: Chinas neue Zermürbungstaktik gegen Taiwan
Die taiwanesische Küstenwache musste im vergangenen Jahr rund 4.000 chinesische Sandbagger-Schiffe aus ihren Meeren zurückweisen. Sie tragen taiwanesischen S...
This is a Dutch invention..😮
I'm also very sorry for the automobile being a German invention that first brought freedom to the people and then turned the infrastructure of entire countries into car-dependant concrete wasteland - concrete, for which you need... sand . It went too far #galekkerfietsen!
Visibility is key - there are signs for cars, parking lots for cars, cars everywhere. The public space is basically advertising space for car companies. This is what average people see day to day and perceive as normal. They buy cars because it’s what their neighbors do. Awesome to see more cargobikes and signs in public space. It was me who sold his impractical single speed bike racing bike 1 week after i moved to NL and started observing people on regular omafiets and crate carrying all their stuff. Now that I see more and more people with cargobikes and the connected use cases in the real world, it got me as well :D
Curiosity killed the cat [...] warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation or experimentation. It also implies that being curious can sometimes lead to danger or misfortune. The original form of the proverb, now little used, was "Care killed the cat". In this instance, "care" was defined as "worry" or "sorrow for others." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curiosity_killed_the_cat
The technology is there - and that is also the long-term plan of Tesla or Lynk&Co. to make cars shareable and to create a decentralized car sharing network with car pooling as a backup. Then we would only need 10% of today's cars and would get by with fewer charging stations, etc. Car manufacturers will become service companies. It is absolutely insane that with today's digital infrastructure we still have an occupancy rate of 1.3 people per car - with cars that are getting bigger and bigger. With fewer cars on the road, there is suddenly room for bicycles and even the deconstruction of car infrastructure / conversion into housing / green spaces is possible, which in the long run ensures lower maintenance costs for road infrastructure. Key industry or not - cars can also be sold where they are really needed - I don't feel like seeing these by pseudo-innovation driven industry that still lives very much on the fact that the bike infrastructure is not that good and selling 1 car to 1 person artificially keeps it afloat.