Having actually read one of Dr. Atkin's diet plan books, the most severe carb restriction is only in the beginning. After that it has instructions to re-introduce carbs in a controlled fashion and find a level that works for you.
The point that I was making is that it's silly to cut out 150 calories when the rest your meal is still like 1500 calories.
Uh... Most burgers aren't 1500 calories. Not even most combo meals are that bad. Drop the fries and bread and that's like 500 calories saved, about what most diets recommend for your deficit for weight loss.
I don't really see the downside there..
I don't see it mentioned in this article, but I've read that part of the problem is that existing cleanup methods cause more damage to the enviornment than the oil does. The scrubbing, soaps and such required damages the coastline as well. It's faster to let it degrade naturally, though that can take decades with the colder temperatures up there.
1. Define 'Brisk'
2. Where are you biking that you're not sweating? I bike in Alaska and I sweat. Your brisk might be awfully slow.
3. From what I've seen, they DO pedal, generally using the motor to provide extra speed, start and hill assistance.
Consider that this might be the difference between me using a bike to get groceries or driving - simply because of the weight of the groceries I'm planning on getting.
Worst case, consider the device a range extender - getting people so they're willing to bike for slightly longer distances encourages them to use it even more, and as they use it more they get into better shape, and as they get into better shape their range extends even more again.
These drivers would arrive in a folding electric bike, fold their bike and put it in the trunk, take the sensible drunk home and return on the electrified bike.
It's already being done... "Zingo"
I agree with the other part. If it's $5 for a standard bike rental or $10 for the electric, if I'm going far enough the electric might make sense. Heck, going on a bike ride with an elder relative might be more realistic.
Here, it's not (although it doesn't sound like it needs much human power).
Yeah. The startup thing aside, after reading the NYC law I wonder how it'd handle an electric bicycle that uses some sort of strain sensor to decide how much 'assist' to give the rider. IE you could set it to 100% and it'd try to match the power the user is putting into the bike, 200% would be if you're old and out of shape, 50% if you just need a bit of assistance to get there on time/up that hill, etc...
It'd work a bit like those grid-tie solar systems that can't produce electricity at all if the grid is out.
It mentions 18 miles per hour in the article for the top speed, but I wonder if that's for 'not' or 'barely' pedaling. Can it take somebody with a max speed of 15mph pedaling on their own and get them up to 20 if they're really working at it?
but to fat and lazy to actually ride a bike enough to be in good enough shape to travel 20 miles without breaking a sweat.
Consider that there's a lot of work and sweat between 'fat&lazy' and 'slim&active'. Most people have limited choice about distance from work. A device that gets them started, to actually do it, can be of great assistance. I know there's a few hills where I would have liked this thing just for that spot. I'd still have to help it up, of course.
What about the guy who needs to travel 30 miles, and this is the difference between him biking and driving?
In other words, biking shouldn't be about exclusivity.
Selling millions - Not if it can only fit on one bike type. Fix that and maybe.
For all the corruption we hear about in the USA and Europe, it's nothing compared to the majority of other countries.
As for the laws, that's pretty much what I meant - grease the right wheels, which is easy, and you can indeed get away with that stuff for long periods of time.
I think that it's because the USA has sufficient court and enforcement systems that any such activities aren't worth it - major companies dominate the market, it's too hard to form a 'fly by night' company selling stuff for a relatively short period of time before you disappear(and show up under a different name) for selling substandard/defective crap.
It would have been better to link to generic fitting instructions for the masks in question as that would actually be useful.
I think they're also overstating the difficulty. At least for my mask(which is rated tougher than 95% of particles) there's 3 basic mask sizes. If you're extremely tiny you might need a different type.
Expedient fitting - put a sample of each of the 3 masks on, picking the one that's 'tight, but not too tight'. Strap it down, then block the filters. Can't breath with your hands over the filter openings? You have a good seal.
If I remember right, they do, and it's probably like their pollution standards - on the book as the best in the world, but having so little bite that you have to create a national/global scandal in order to actually have them enforced against you.
Such as putting melamine in milk. A couple people were executed for that one.
I remember the proposals for sewer fiber networks at least a decade ago, even saw the robot that did the placement.
As for the gut bacteria, haven't we seen this with species like fruit flies? Their sperm packages are actually toxic(to kill competing sperm), too many generations difference between them though and it'll kill the female.
EVs are very much upcoming. The only thing holding Tesla back from making more cars is that they're already consuming something like half the LiIon cells produced on the planet.
Can't you just read a book or magazine or sleep if you aren't driving?
Sometimes. Sometimes it makes me nauseous. Looking out the window only works for so long.
It would probably be difficult to build the "disturbance detecting" chip in a way that couldn't be circumvented but that also wouldn't trip accidentally.
To be more clear, my 'tamper chip' is merely a storage device. If voltage is lost at pin 1, dump, if voltage present on pin 2, dump. If voltage on pins 3&4 don't match within tolerances, dump. After that, it's all about sensors hooked up. Careful design can minimize 'false alarm' trips, depending on where your relative paranoia lays. I've worked with equipment that have tamper alarms that a strong *bump* can trigger, then the device is unusable until you use a special key on it(and said key only works so many times).
Yes, the light idea is fairly simple to bypass if you know about it, but it also makes trying to hack the phone a pain if you have to do it in the dark. Makes you more likely to trip the other sensors - cut in the wrong spot, lift the wrong bit of case, etc...
That's why you get multiple people in a committee helping out. Other options include pressurizing the phone(you'd need a temperature sensor to to map the expected pressure).
The way I'd have the destruct work would be to encrypt everything and keep the key in a special tamper chip that will dump the key if a tamper trips.
Anyways, there are options to screw up your little proposal, such as a sensor inside that looks for disturbance. A light sensor where there should be no light, for example. Put a series of wires along the inside of the case, and if the resistance changes, such as from somebody cutting a wire trying to dremel their way in, trigger the tamper. Another option would be a button or something that's depressed normally. Remove a section of the case and it trips.