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chris

@chris@mstdn.chrisalemany.ca

Welcome! I am: Dad, Husband, Tech.
Former #PortAlberni City Council.
Dual 🇨🇦🇪🇸. Speak English, French and Spanish in descending order. Climate and Decolonization are THE issues. Follow my https://chrisalemany.ca/@chrisblog

Opinions are only mine but you’re welcome to share them. 😆 Will post about cats, gardens, politics, sports, other random things. Socialist, anti-fascist, anti-racist, LGBTQ2S and Indigenous ally.
I run https://mstdn.ca/@alberniweather
#selfhosted server and searchable profile.

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chris, to random
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have you ever bit your tongue so hard it actually bled?

ow.

😣

GottaLaff, to legal
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Mr. Blowdryer cooperated. I'm back, catching up now.

NEW THREAD🧵 1/...

Klasfeld:

We're back.

Prosecution: "The People call David Pecker."

Pecker, 72, provides some biographical information. He's married, and he now does consulting work.

After seeing that Jurors do not currently have notepads, the judge asks those who want them to raise their hands.

Their hands immediately shoot up — a studious bunch.

They are provided with them.

chris,
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@GottaLaff note to self. Don't say things in limos. lol.

GottaLaff, to legal
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1/…🧵 #TrumpTrial #Trump #legal

Via Klasfeld:

Expected first:

The judge may issue his Sandoval rulings, determining what prior bad acts prosecutors can confront Trump with if he testifies.

A key question: "What's fair game?"

chris,
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@GottaLaff
NFL
Lordy, there are tapes.

chris, to TeslaMotors
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"Comprising the newly developed anode and cathode, the assembled full cell forms a high-performance hybrid sodium-ion energy storage device, which crosses the energy density of commercial lithium-ion batteries available in the market. According to researchers, the device exhibits the characteristics of supercapacitors’ power density."

https://interestingengineering.com/science/sodium-battery-charged-in-seconds

chris, to fediverse
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Only 24hrs left for Canadians to sign petition urging Parliament to make a server for our public servants!
This was a joint effort by Canadian Mastodoners and it has been a great success! There is still time share it on your other social media feeds!

Huge thanks to: @Dunstable @stephanie @chad
@mike @Dragon @bougiewonderland
@danamcfarland
@bluefacedbeast

There is still work to do to make it a reality but this has been a big first step!

https://www.ourcommons.ca/petitions/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-4769

chris,
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Petition is officially closed! It received 1012 signatures. It'll now be certified by the Clerk and then it can be presented in the House by the sponsor MP. Then the government has 90 days to respond.

Thank you to all of you who signed, shared, and supported the petition! Keep using the link to advocate for trusted, publicly run, servers for politicians and other public services.

@Dunstable @stephanie @chad @mike @Dragon @bougiewonderland @danamcfarland @bluefacedbeast

A screenshot of the signatures by province. At the top is the total of 1012 signatures. There are two areas missing. Saskatchewan and Yukon with 27 and five signatures respectively.

chris, to TeslaMotors
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I have always been suspicious that the "EVs are too expensive" notion is a plant by Fossil Fuel companies and some car manufacturers to shift the blame to consumers for not transitioning to EVs.

So here's a comparison of the most popular vehicles in Canada in 2022 vs. most popular EVs in Canada in 2024.
https://driving.ca/column/driving-by-numbers/10-best-selling-vehicles-canada-2022
https://driving.ca/column/driving-by-numbers/10-best-selling-electric-vehicles-canada-2023

(All prices are 2024 models in Canadian $)

10: Hyundai Elantra: $21,999 v Audi Q4 e-tron: $63,400
9: Hyundai Kona: $25,999 v Mustang Mach-E: $57,690
8: Honda Civic: $28,765 v Kia Niro EV: $48,544
7: Honda CR-V: $37,261 v Toyota bZ4x: $48,042
6: Toyota Corolla: $26,372 v Hyundai Ioniq 5: $54,999
5: GMC Sierra: $48,931 v Hyundai Kona Electric: $46,399
4: Chevy Silverado: $47,931 v Volkswagen ID.4: $51,220
3: Toyota RAV4: $36,202 v Chevy Bolt: $41,575
2: Dodge Ram: $37,952 v Tesla Model 3: $53,990
1: Ford F-150: $46,600 v Tesla Model Y: $54,990

Averages: Gas: $35,801.20 EV: $52,084.90

So ya, the difference overall is about $20,000 on average.

However, these are all base prices and while EVs generally have only a few higher priced options, the Gas cars/trucks often start low and have many higher priced options, some over $75K. So I believe the real-world selling price averages would be closer.

I believe it will take governments being aggressive and consistent on their Electric-only targets to force companies to re-tool their productions to both meet demand and bring the prices down.

Both Canada and the USA have recently gone in the opposite direction, both pushing back their EV-only targets. This is both why prices remain high, and we won't hit our CO2 reductions.

And ya, as a proud Hyundai Kona Electric owner, I'm going to finish with this “call-out" from the CEO of Hyundai to other manufacturers.

"Why would anybody want to purchase an EV from an [automaker like Toyota or GM] who’s lobbying against EVs?”

Indeed!

https://electrek.co/2024/04/08/hyundai-us-boss-calls-out-rivals-brand-goes-all-in-on-evs/

chris, to random
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Question for Canadian . Are there Canada-located masto.host type services for creation of scalable independent Mastodon domains?

chris,
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Inside Voice: Hey Chris, Maybe you should create a masto.host style service for creation of scalable independant Mastodon domains?

Other Inside Voice: No. Do not do this.

chris,
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@kboyd The shoe that needs to drop is the ability for Mastodon to be a plugin-like service that could be added to existing web hosting platforms like CPanel/WHM. Then the full ecosystem of webhosts would be able to add it to their offerings and it would be trivial for people/businesses/whoever to “make a mastodon/fediverse website”

chris, to random
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Just need 6 more for 1000! Share Share Share to other platforms!
https://mstdn.chrisalemany.ca/@chris/112236481444047660

chris, to random
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chris,
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2/ Firth is escorted to the Bar

chris,
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3/ The Speaker “I admonish you” after explaining why.
Now doing so in French.
This is like the worst kind of being brought to the Principal's Office!

chris,
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4/ It is unfortunate that the policy of the House is to only ever focus the camera on who is speaking. I would love to see the look on Firth's face as he stands. Note: He was told by the Speaker to stand, until told otherwise.

chris,
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5/ "You must answer all questions that are posed to you”.

"Everything you say... is protected by Parliamentary Privilege and cannot be used against you in any other forum”

chris,
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6/ “You May Now be seated”

chris,
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7/ We are onto the first "round" of questions. Questions are through the Chair/Speaker, like in normal debate.

Leader of the Government (Liberal): The first question is about his medical health. Firth is clearly nervous/uncomfortable. He says that his medical advice is that he shouldn't participate in a stressful situation.

Basically saying the Leader of Government shouldn't participate today due to physical and medical health reasons.

chris, to random
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Watching the PM and PP spar in "Debate" in the House over poverty, “axe the tax”, and making the rich pay.... and all I can say is, if the slogan rhymes, it's not good policy.

https://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20240417/-1/41369?Language=English&Stream=Video

#CdnPoli #CanPoli #CarbonTax #ClimateAction

chris, to RussiaUkraineWar
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“since last September, under the [Russian] defence ministry, enlisted prisoners must fight until they die or the war is over - whichever comes first.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-68819853

chris, to fediverse
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We got 10 more signatures yesterday! Only need 13 more to break 1000!
Share this link and post about the petition on your Facebook, Twitter, Bluesky, and Threads feeds!

I'm going to keep asking you until we have reached over 1000 AND it closes on Sunday! :+D
https://www.ourcommons.ca/petitions/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-4769

StillIRise1963, to random
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Simply put, would you be okay with your long-term boyfriend and father of some of your kids, having sex with and marrying one of your other kids? If so, please get help and get off my timeline.

chris,
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stefan, (edited ) to fediverse
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Have you thought about starting your own server?

chris,
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@NoraReed @stefan if it helps at all. I have been on my own server since January 2023 and moderation has been very very minimal.Like maybe once a month in average? There seemed to be more at the beginning but now it's mostly never.

chris,
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@NoraReed @stefan understood.

chris, to random
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Geo Engineering the sky is a bad idea
https://pdx.social/@VisualStuart/112285644668662225

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