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But over-the-road heavy trucking...? That's a place with huge energy requirements (they average ~6mpg), but that's a fantastic amount of energy to try to store, and the recharge requirements are heftier than with a car (as time is money in a different way).
But most surprising to me was the end. The discussion of Tesla owning their own fleet of cabs... That's very interesting.
, enjoy! (Do click through for the video clip.)
Across time and across cultures, men have been responsible for the vast majority of violence. This article attempts to make out that perfect regularity to be unexplained or somehow variable, but it isn't: men are the problem, at all places and in all times, and they are so consistently the problem that it almost strains credulity to blame it on nurture rather than nature. I mean, everywhere else in primate biology, testosterone levels (and testosterone receptivity) are highly correlated with use of violence. There is no reason to believe that humans are an exception.
Lumping the problem together this way doesn't even propose a solution: violence is a problem which mostly afflicts men, just as ovarian cancer is a problem which mostly afflicts women. It's difficult to read an article that says, trivially, "and the problem is men" and take the proposed solution to be anything other than "fuck men's problems with violence (but black men in particular) until men, as a class, get their shit together."
And fine, okay, if you want to take the "there are large numbers of men who are defective in a way that virtually no women are," I'll happily wave that banner, but the only solution to that I see is gendercide and I don't see anyone actually advocating for that. But, worse, this fails to engage anywhere where its analysis might be complicated by the actual facts on the ground.
Once you look at the rates of victimization in the types of crime discussed, especially around police shootings, it's pretty clear that men aren't just the perpetrators, but also the supermajority of its victims. Only 1.7% of the people shot by cops every year are women. About 75% of non-police homicide victims are men. If you look at stranger homicides, including deaths due to mass shooters, the number shoots up to 90%. The only area of homicide that's dominated by women victims is intimate partner homicide.
Do I see anything about how policing strategies are often driven by using notional (and relatively low and sharply declining) rates of public violence against women as a warrant for broken-windows policing? Not really. How about the strongly male-biased patterns of victimization in the various types of violence discussed? Nope, not that either. How about the uncomfortable willingness of mainstream feminist/criminal-justice lobby groups to pressure states and municipalities to drop measures which create police accountability? That was mostly prior to the 2000s, but still -- there's nothing there.
Men are at fault here, sure. But there's nothing unusual or helpful about explaining that men are at fault. Unless you have a proposal to eliminate or make germline-level changes to human males, explaining that the thing which is always true is still true won't solve your problem.
That little red lever on the side of the foot opens/closes a vent. A vent which starts working at about 35mph, as I just discovered. Gloriously so. At 70-75mph, and the cool evening air, it was almost too cold, but only almost. I'm going to love that feature during hot commute days.
The boot is much stiffer than my old Alpinestar Webs. I clump around in them, much like I do my snowboard boots (which are soft boots since I use strap-in bindings). And the neutral position of the boot has the leg bent forward.
This ends up changing how my foot sits on the peg (since I keep the ball of my foot on the peg when not shifting). This results in a more comfortable leg position, AND it causes me to shift my legs' grip on the bike from the ankles to the tank.
That was really unexpected.
The shell is much stiffer than my old boots (this is good). This also means that I can't feel the shifter through the boot in the same way (less good). It's there, and within a few stops I was hitting it on muscle memory, but I'm glad I had 20K miles of riding with softer boots to setup that muscle memory.
The other downside of the hard shell and sole is that I can feel a LOT more of the engine vibrations through the pegs. The right peg is particularly bad at 3500-4000 rpm. A reminder to keep it in higher rev ranges... (highway cruising is 6,000 rpm).
I should have bought these a long time ago. They appear to be exactly what I was looking for in a boot.
Now to see how they hold up over time.
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