“While the functional advantages of integrating a leaf spring to guarantee flex had become obvious to Redfern and his colleagues, early consultations with carbon specialists from one of the world’s biggest bike brands suggested it couldn’t be done.”
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“What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.”
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“He calculated that to make the incremental costs to the man and the woman roughly equal, the woman should always leave the seat down when she’s finished, and the man should put it back down half of the time after he pees.
This assumes that he poops on about a third of his bathroom visits, though, which seems a little high. If the real number is a bit lower, then he’ll have to lower the seat after peeing somewhat more often — perhaps two thirds of the time.
Of course, these calculations assume there’s an equal number of men and women using the toilet. If there are more of one or the other, it’d skew things slightly — making it so that the men should raise or lower the seat more often, respectively.”
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“Tesla is working on a battery that can power your home and even help large-scale utilities store energy more efficiently, according to company chief executive Elon Musk.”
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“The big take-away: “[T]he decline in oil has been driven by an oversupplied global oil market,” wrote Goldman economist Sven Jari Stehn. As a result, “the new equilibrium price of oil will likely be much lower than over the past decade.” ”
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