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The Future of EV…

Chat so:

Ansonsten bin ich dauerhibbelig, weil ich am liebsten noch heute den Wagen verschrotten würde, aber es gibt halt immer noch nicht das E-Auto, das ihn ersetzen kann. Immer nur Weirdmobiles und Prototypen für 2020+.

Also, I am permanently excited, because I’dl like to get rid of the current car ASAP, but the EV that can replace it is not available, yet. Only Weirdmobiles and prototypes for 2020.

That person is not alone:

EU motor industry caution go slow from ICE to #electric cars
But if you’re not in the future, you’re extinct

That model sees the EV transition completed by 2026, with violent change between 2020 and 2025. There is a lot to do right now to prepare – build infra fast, convert model palette, and many more things.


The Future of the Diesel is…

Many Newspapers report (Article in German):

“Nach meinen Informationen ist nicht eine einzige Typenzulassung für Euro-6d-Fahrzeuge beim Kraftfahrtbundesamt beantragt worden”, sagte der stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Grünen-Bundestagsfraktion, Oliver Krischer. “Die Automanager reden von nichts anderem, als von diesen Euro-6d-Fahrzeugen. Aber man kann sie nicht kaufen, nirgendwo”, so Krischer.

Since September, there have been no recorded type registrations of Euro-6d cars. These would be the first Diesel cars that stay within the NOx limits not only in a lab, but also under real conditions. They cannot be bought, anywhere.

Meanwhile, Volkswagen Dealerships are suing Volkswagen:

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How do people develop for MacOS at scale?

So, how do people develop people for MacOS at scale?

Normal people throw compile jobs at their Kubernetes cluster, and fan out a compile across some two racks full of 50 core machines, giving you some 4000 cores to play with for distributed compiles.

Is there a MacOS LLVM docker image that runs the Xcode compiler in Linux containers and that can be plugged into this? Or are people piling Mac mini and Mac pro or other unrackable bullshit with insufficient remote management into racks, creating a nightmare farm of snowflakes?

How does Apple itself do this? Like animals, on the Desktop?

And how do you integrate such a remote compile farm into Xcode?


The Pro-Diesel propaganda engine is revving up

Diesel, pessimized.

German news are full of articles that are Pro-Diesel, Pro-ICE. Be it outright morale-boosters and literal reassurances (Article in German), or weird articles in which the author is purposefully stupid to have a bad experience to report (Article in German).

Of course nobody in their right mind believes that. The world, the entire world, is slowly converging on the idea that our next version of four wheeled individual transport is electrically powered, and that your current ICE car probably has not much resale value. How little? Could be zero, soon.

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Where do you see yourself in five years?

Seriously, HR people ask the weirdest questions.

“Where do you see yourself in five years?”

For a Twentysomething with no owned property and no family the truthful answer is of course “In a different company, twice removed. Not because you suck more than anywhere else, but, like, statistically.”

“Where do you see yourself in five years?” “Week 27 or 28?” — LionKingLee

That time when you finish school and university and before you settle down with dependencies that make you immobile – it is an important time in your life. Use it wisely: Change jobs every two to three years, and make it count.


The Chaos breaks german elections, again

Actually, the election was broken before, and the Chaos Computer Club just happened to be the only one looking closely enough, again. (German PDF)

Ten years ago, they broke the digital elections in Hamburg, which were to be based on the Digitaler Wahlstift. Because of that, and Wij vertrouwen stemcomputers niet there is actually a completely offline paper record that can be used to rebuild election results from hand.

So this time CCC looked at the electrion result collection and tabulation software, PC-Wahl 10. And found something uses default passwords of the calibre test/test, using FTP based unsigned software updates, and using no secure way whatsoever to transmit and validate election results.

„Elementary principles of IT-security were not heeded to. The amount of vulnerabilities and their severity exceeded our worst expectations“, says Linus Neumann, a speaker for the CCC that was involved in the study.

If there is ever a valid use case for the Blockchain
Merkel Merkle Trees, it’s probably this.

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Where should FastNed build their next charger?

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Fastned is looking for new places for charging stations. We are looking for easy to reach places that are reachable around the lock. To build, we need 400m^2 along an Autobahn or Bundesstraße, or 150m^2 in cities.

Find more information about FastNeds placement critieria in our presentation.

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