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solarpunk-gnome · a day ago
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Electrify by Saul Griffith - a Review
Electrify by Saul Griffith – a Review
I think at this point just about everyone knows someone who thinks climate change is a problem, but that it will be too expensive to fix, or that the solutions just aren’t viable. I think Saul Griffith’s new book, Electrify, is the perfect book for this audience. You can’t judge a book by its cover, but the blue foil shimmering on the white background of this cover certainly conjures images of…
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workersandstudentsdemocracy · 6 months ago
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Daily reminder that personal automobile usage is a massive waste, and should be curtailed as soon as possible in a communist society. Living quarters and cities must be planned according to the proletariat, free from capitalist subversion where one is coerced to operate an automobile to go about daily tasks. Even hypercapitalist nations such as South Korea and Japan could devise an efficient public transport system and cities accordingly.
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511am · 12 months ago
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heytoulouse · 10 months ago
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i’ll be honest i would pay money to watch a twitch stream of them trying to dig out that giant cargo ship in the suez canal
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scanzen · 2 months ago
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The City of Future by Technofix no. 274. Wind-up tin toy, made in U.S.-Zone Germany, c1948.
via vatera
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blondebrainpower · 4 months ago
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Elvira in Elvira Mistress of the Dark, 1988
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libraryofva · 5 months ago
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Recent Acquisition - Ephemera Collection Guest Register and Log Book. "FI-ESTA" 1947-48
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70sscifiart · 17 days ago
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Uncredited 1982 cover to Jack Vance’s The Book of Dreams
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coolcars · 3 months ago
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NEW BUGATTI PHOTOS
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climatecalling · 5 months ago
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Banner drop over the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. "Time's up. The world is on fire. Ban fossil fuels now." "Free mass transit. Cars were a mistake." "Ban cars. Reforest the roads."
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nerviovago · a month ago
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harriyanna · a month ago
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one thing i have learned is that being lower/middle class, you need a car. rich people have the luxury to go where ever the fuck they want without driving themselves cause they have the money all the time to pay people to drive them. 
paying someone to drive you ain't cheap.
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science70 · 6 months ago
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Jan-Michael Vincent as Jake Tanner, Damnation Alley (USA, 1977 dir: Jack Smight).
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nemfrog · 6 months ago
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“Santa Fe Streamliner in Crozier Canyon, Arizona.” 1940s.
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economicsresearch · 4 months ago
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page 534 - deroded cliff
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blondebrainpower · 6 months ago
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New York City Traffic, 1913
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specialformany · 6 months ago
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ltwilliammowett · a month ago
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Somebody told me you might know this: How were horses brought to north america without killing them? How many were brought at a time / per ship? It seems really difficult, especially in the extremely early days.
Hi,
I will gladly try to help you. Transporting horses over long distances by ship was nothing new, even the Persians did it in 1500 BC, but the conditions there were a bit more pleasant for the animals than in the 16th or 17th century.
The first difficulty was to get the animals safely on board, and that was a bit difficult with ships that consisted of several decks, so they were lifted.
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European horses boarding a ship bound for America. Escuela de a cavallo, Salvador Rodríguez Jordán. Madrid, 1751
The animal was blindfolded and hoisted on board via pulleys. There, they were placed in small compartments so that the animals could injure each other in heavy seas. From the early 18th century onwards, the ships were transport ships that only carried animals.
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A contemporary model of the midship section of a vessel showing arrangements for the transportation of horses (circa 1760) (x)
Depending on the size of the transporter, up to 100 animals could be shipped, but usually around 40. these then travelled in large convoys with the soldiers who were also brought to America. Depending on the convoy, several hundred could be shipped. Unfortunately, this kind of journey was a high stress factor for the animals and many did not survive the crossing.
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Discharging the horses (x)
Another risk was the unloading, which usually did not proceed in the same way as the loading, and the animals were often made to jump into the sea and swim ashore. This was too much stress for many of them and they died a little later.
I hope I was able to help, if not, just ask. Wish you a nice evening
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modern-politics111 · 4 days ago
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itscolossal · 4 months ago
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Nick Cave’s Energetic ‘Soundsuits’ Dance Along the New York City Subway in a 360-Foot Mosaic
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