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Julian Bond
Re: iPod Classic was killed because Apple couldn’t get the parts ‘anywhere on Earth’ - http://thenextweb.com/apple...
"True, but expensive. And that might be at the bottom of Tim Cook's comments. The part were unavailable *at the right price* And sadly the firmware can't really cope with the extra capacity though maybe that could have been fixed." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: iPod Classic was killed because Apple couldn’t get the parts ‘anywhere on Earth’ - http://thenextweb.com/apple...
"Re the iPod Classic, I wonder which parts were unavailable. Is this really about the decline of the 1.8" hard disk? And what are the alternatives?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: How food waste differs around the world - http://www.treehugger.com/green-f...
"How much of the lost/wasted food is recycled inn each region?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: The Fake Aphex Twin Leak Is A Hyperreal Conundrum - http://www.electronicbeats.net/en...
"well played!" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: VW says electric car range to be between 310-370 miles by 2020 - http://www.treehugger.com/cars...
"Smaller more aerodynamic cars would go some way towards getting that range. 50% more efficiency, and 50% greater battery density would probably do it. Note here that the late 90s Honda Insight is still more aerodynamic than the Teslas. So I really hope VW take the lessons being learned in the XL1 and apply it to real world cars like the Golf and Scirocco." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Custom Build Gallery, Hannes’ crossbreak-style mid-drive Kona - https://www.electricbike.com/hannes-...
"Awesome build. I've long wondered if one of the small rear hub motors could be mounted using this chain line. One of the problems would be mounting the fixed and freewheel sprockets on the freewheel mount on the side of the case without it all just unwinding." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Custom Build Gallery, Hannes’ crossbreak-style mid-drive Kona - http://www.electricbike.com/hannes-...
"Awesome build. I've long wondered if one of the small rear hub motors could be mounted using this chain line. One of the problems would be mounting the fixed and freewheel sprockets on the freewheel mount on the side of the case without it all just unwinding." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Can we stop killing cyclists and pedestrians? - http://www.treehugger.com/corpora...
"This started in the UK in London in reaction to the death toll. http://stopkillingcyclists.org... It's now widened to include other vulnerable road users like pedestrians and beyond London." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: U.S. and China pledge their commitments to fighting climate change at UN Summit in New York - http://www.treehugger.com/climate...
"Meanwhile global CO2 emissions continues to grow at ~2%pa compound exponential growth[1]. We're not actually reducing emissions at all except as a slight side effect of the global economy slowing after the last crash. So forgive me if I'm a little cynical about announcements of "drastic emissions reductions" at some time in the future. Just another exponential growth: GDP, energy usage, CO2 generation. [1] http://co2now.org/Current-CO2/..." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Ideas why 0 bikers have been killed on bike-sharing bikes - http://www.treehugger.com/bikes...
"KSIs don't happen often on London's Boris Bikes, but sadly they do happen. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e..." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Farewell, old friend: Apple discontinue the iPod Classic – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. - http://www.factmag.com/2014...
"If Apple won't make the 1TB iPod Classic I want, maybe somebody else will?There's a small but persistent market of people who want something like this with a high quality output stage, but nobody will build it. Meanwhile, what to do?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Apple offers U2’s new album Songs of Innocence for free, exclusively until mid-October on iTunes - http://thenextweb.com/apple...
"They couldn't even give it away ..." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Farmer handbuilds hobbit house for $250 (Video) - http://www.treehugger.com/green-a...
""didn't require any special permits as it was considered a summer home" I'm extremely dubious about this. In Oxfordshire? You just can't build stuff like this in the UK without planning permission." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Ultimate urban utility bike winner is packed full of commuting features - http://www.treehugger.com/bikes...
"We need more designs that start from these ideas. http://donkybike.com/ http://www.pashley.co.uk/bikes..." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Will the next war with Canada be a fight over water? - http://www.treehugger.com/clean-w...
""Acre-Feet" Seriously? That is one of the most ridiculous imperial measures I've seen. Back in the 30s dust bowl era, farmers migrated west when their land became untenable. So where will the millions in the South West move when California, et al become untenable?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Despite polar vortex, 2014 on track to be 3rd hottest year on record - http://www.treehugger.com/climate...
"So much for the Warming Hiatus, eh?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Compton school police authorized to carry AR-15 Rifles - http://www.scpr.org/news...
"AK-47 is the tool Don't make me act the motherfuckin fool" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Bicycle Cargo: Chapter Three - Extended Frame Bikes - http://www.treehugger.com/bikes...
"I think the Pashley Mailstar/Pronto should get a mention. Very conventional shape but able to carry a lot of stuff in the oversized front carrier and on the heavy duty rear rack. http://www.pashley.co.uk/produ... Also the Donky. http://donkybike.com/ Both of these are crying out for E-Assist. But mainly they show that you don't necessarily need an extended frame or 3 wheels for big loads in the city. Christiana style bikes don't work great with UK cycle infrastructure. Lots of our cycle only and shared use lanes have barriers you couldn't get through with this style of trike." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: ATP cancels Jabberwocky Festival – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. - http://www.factmag.com/2014...
"Shades of Bloc" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: New Footbridge For Leamouth Peninsula - http://londonist.com/2014...
"1) Have they opened the walkway from Canning town to the Eco Park? 2) Have they opened the Fat Walk breaks at Three Mills and Cody Dock? 3) When will the Fat Walk actually be a public path from Cody Dock to Canning Town? 4) When will The Line be open and actually have some sculpture? And how about that City Island Bridge. When will the bridge be open even if they haven't finished the City Island building site?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Why Aren’t More Americans Atheists? - http://www.politico.com/magazin...
"Why Aren’t More Americans, completely uninterested in religion?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: After a long fight, Charlie's Hobbit House in Wales faces demolition - http://www.treehugger.com/green-a...
"It's a wonderful house and a real personal shame, but it's also really, really important that we protect our green belt. The problem is not this house but the precedent it sets. In 10 years time when somebody wants to knock it down and build 3 more "normal" houses on the same plot, they'll be able to point at how "there's always been a house here"." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: The UK cracks down on copyright-infringing sites by replacing ads with warning banners - http://thenextweb.com/uk...
"adblock, noscript, etc etc. Um. What ads?" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Pattern Recognition Vol. 9: Cold Forecast - http://www.electronicbeats.net/en...
"Wonderfully expressive first two paras. However, in July 2014, I immediately thought of Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine. And the problematic area of anti-war music in an age of drones controlled from air-conditioned cubicle farms on the opposite side of the world with office hours, water coolers, donuts and powerpoint presentations." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: How to Go Green: Public Transportation - http://www.treehugger.com/htgg...
"A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transport. And bicycles. Except that it leads to multiple vehicles, I'm in favour of using the smallest vehicle required for the current job. And preferably avoiding needing to use a vehicle at all by working from home so - Walk - Bicycle - E-Assist cargo Bicycle - Scooter - Small car - Van Somewhere between scooter and small car, you can probably get away with occasional renting rather than owning." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Why music festivals are an environmental disaster - http://www.treehugger.com/culture...
"Leave no trace. Respect the farm. Use the loos. Don't pee on the ground. Take all your stuff home. Re-use and re-fill your water bottles. But mostly, leave no trace. I think I'm maybe up to 3 rules for life now. 1) Be excellent to each other 2) Don't be a dick 3) Leave no trace" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: This Mechanic Is Making the Ultimate Commuter Bike for Everyone - http://makezine.com/2014...
"Nope. If you're commuting in city traffic, you need proper V or disk brakes. If only for when the pedestrian walks out in front of you, or the car cust you up by overtaking and then immediately turning. A single coaster brake doesn't cut it." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: This Mechanic Is Making the Ultimate Commuter Bike for Everyone - http://makezine.com/2014...
"Needs proper brakes, mudguards, a rack and a basket. And an integrated lock. Because it's guaranteed somebody will try and steal it." - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: Just Like Facebook, Few See What Brands Share On Twitter, As Its New “Impressions” Stats Show - http://marketingland.com/faceboo...
"Twitter = WOM; Write-Only-Media" - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Re: BBC 1xtra publishes controversial UK Power List – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. - http://www.factmag.com/2014...
"So where are the Anglo-Asians?" - Julian Bond
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