i’ve seen a lot of such footage where conductors spend like 30 seconds trying to forcefully pack in a entire train carriage in order for the doors to close and i’ve always found it to be so weird
like, if your metro is so busy, i’m assuming you have trains running every 60-90 seconds, which translates roughly to the minimum safe distance between trains, therefore they literally just spent like half the time they’d have to wait for another train to come simply trying to shove in one passenger, delaying not only everyone on that train, but also everyone is subsequent trains
where is the logic?
no, refuse to elaborate
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phone keyboards are so small, that, in my experience, however good they are, it’s basically impossible to type quickly without mistakes, so i always have autocorrect turned on on my phone
however, i compensate for the diminishing knowledge of spelling by turning off autocorrect on my computer, works fine 🤷♀️
your comment is clearly formulated in a way so that my reply to it should give my reasons why i believe russia is likely to invade ukraine, which isn’t bad in any way of course (formulation, not invasion), but, i’m afraid there’s not much i can offer besides the existing satellite pictures, convoy footage, articles and other news coverage, intelligence of other countries etc, which you no doubt have already seen
don’t get me wrong, i, more than anyone would like this whole thing to turn out to be a too-far-taken negotiating tactic for russia’s demands to stop expansion of nato, bc i have ukranian friends who are likely to get drafted, some of my closest friends in russia were at risk of being drafted even before this whole thing started, i myself could get drafted in the event of a war
i would be really happy to be able to look back at this comment in a year and laugh at how ridiculous this whole thing was, but, one thing we’ve learned is that we’ll never fail to be surprised by the kind of fucked up shit a crazy, nationalistic autocrat with zero oversight catering to a nationalistic population can do…
guys about to be invaded by russia and they’re protesting nato/us imperialism? priorities??
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eeeehh, i don’t know 🤔
soviet russia had some of the most advanced technical education curriculum in the world, with most jobs being also in the engineering field; this partially carried over into modern russia, which still has a very strong focus on technical subjects in its education system, so A LOT of russians were not only raised by engineers, but also educated, to an extent, as engineers
this factor, combined with underfunded, subpar quality infrastructure and goods and a poor population practically forces people to demonstrate engineering ingenuity and creativeness with severely constrained resources in order to get by or have fun, which, distorted by the subs you mentioned, creates a superficial perception of “jankiness”, which in reality, again, is nothing but engineering creativity within constrained resources
i don’t think it’s really offensive and i don’t know anyone who thought that overextrapolation of engineering creativity onto the entirety of the russian population was offensive, most just think it’s kind of amusing, maybe even proud really, bc you have to appreciate the ability to get by and have fun when life is so shitty, idk if that makes sense…
the perceived lack of regard for safety is also a combination of poor safety regulations (caused mainly by corruption) and, because life is so hard, people really just stop caring at a certain point, bc if everyone were wholly concerned with ensuring safety at all times, the little time people have to actually enjoy themselves would be wholly consumed by that worry for safety
i agree that this post is a poor example of what i from now on will call russian engineering ingenuity, because, well, tying stuff down with a rope is hardly creative, and a pretty standard practice really, emerging thousands of years ago probably
plus, on this occasion, it’s a goddamn funeral, these people just don’t have the money to get a catafalque and the person driving a car prolly works as a taxi driver, therefore has an uber sign on the car…
these types of seemingly absurd combinations are not intended to be things you wear on a regular day, to school etc, they try to encapsulate and present design concept and ideas, sometimes rather vague ones
all of that, combined with the fact that you need to accentuate certain aspects you really care about, obv in the end it doesn’t come out as something super practical
There are some potential solutions to reduce these emissions, but so far its still theoretical
since the industrial revolution we have not only invented a lot of things but also identified certain harmful policies, and with inventions and policies-to-avoid in mind, countries can develop with a lot less emissions than current western countries did, and most likely with a higher quality of life per amount of emissions
for example, in terms of harmful-policies-to-avoid, we learned that subsidising a vegan diet and eliminating car dependency in urban planning not only eliminates a ton of emissions, but also increases quality of life; these two things can be easily incorporated into spending/planning policies of any country without any additional investment or technological breakthroughs
electricity generation using solar panes and wind turbines is now cheaper than conventional electricity generation with fossil fuels, so developing countries can to a large degree avoid relying on the latter, but this does require some investment and technological innovation in order to happen (something western nations could help with)
there’s also probably a lot of other similar aspects which would be easily optimized but that i don’t know about
so all in all, there are certainly unavoidable emissions that come with development and quality of life improvements, but developing countries can avoid a lot of these emissions with either no/little investment and technological improvements
we do have admins from both european and north american time zones, which is where the majority of english speaking trolls reside, but i’m afraid that in terms of response time it’s not easy to get it under an hour (unless you have ppl working full time on it, which the vast majority isn’t),
but to a certain point could definitely be mitigated through more moderatiors with more diverse timezones
isn’t this a false dichotomy?
not only do rich western nations need to reduce emissions, but developing nations need to correct their course as to not go through the immensely inefficient industrialization route that current rich western nations took
everyone needs to change, not just western rich countries
what’s the point of listing historic emissions from the 1800s?
the focus should be on reducing emissions for everyone right now, regardless of their past emissions, bc that shit is already in the atmosphere, there’s nothing that can be done about it, and using past emissions as some sort of gotcha to justify not doing anything about climate change is one of the worst things you can do
hi, could you please link your banned account?
apologies if it got accidentally banned, there was a pretty large influx of right wing trolls from 4chan, so some of your posts/comments/communities may have been accidentally tagged and deleted, and account banned :(
edit: nvm, found it, let me check with the other admins and get back to you :)
lets goooo 😎