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We need to take Climate Change seriously


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13 minutes ago, ArcticFoxie said:

You can't be paying 2€ - but I guess you did say "near" (which can mean 50 cents here in the US, roughly 0.41€).
 

i mean near when higher than 1.5€. Here current fuel prices here. 1.7€ per litre is what local station shows for now. Been going up lately and soon will get 30 or more cent jump since goverment is having great ideas

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Okay, that makes sense.

That puts you right around $7.51 US Dollars per US Gallon.

I'm showing average annual salary in Finland at 56,300 EUR per year which is $68,650 US Dollars per year.

For the Midwest area of the US that I am located, the average annual salary is $68,876 US Dollars per year - so you could say we are basically EQUAL.

The average gas price here is $2.93 US Dollars per US Gallon.

 

That tells me TWO things -

1) I'll agree that you are paying too much, and

2) My gas prices SHOULD BE DOUBLED  :whistle:

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6 hours ago, Mr.Scienceman2000 said:

and some say you overpay your gas there. I can change your gas price to mine anyday:D

Oh trust me, I am aware!

I have friends, familiy, coworkers, and neighbors that biaatch and moan ALL THE TIME about gas prices - and I find it entirely irksome considering I get 6 weeks, and then some, to ONE tank of gas.

They'll watch gas prices "like a Hawk" and will leave work an hour early just to make sure they fill up before "gas prices are about to jump".

They install "phone apps" to tell them when prices are about to jump and which local gas station will be the last to raise prices.

They'll drive an extra 4 miles OUT OF THEIR WAY (8 miles round trip) in a beat up ol' ride getting 18 mpg city "with the wind at their back" to save $0.08 per gallon when gas prices are only $3.00 per gallon and their tank is 16 gallon capacity.

ie, if they were running on FUMES and had to buy AN ENTIRE TANK of 16 gallons, they spent $1.33 to drive OUT OF THEIR WAY to save $1.28  --  they spent an extra $0.05 but in their mind they "saved" !!!

And you know d@mn well they did this NOT for an ENTIRE TANK so they were "upside down" by much MUCH more than $0.05.

But it doesn't matter how many times you "do the math" for them, they continue this INSANITY and continue to FALSELY think that they "saved".

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18 hours ago, InterLinked said:

Got an electronic piano with a floppy disk reader in it, dates to 2003 - again, 19 years old now. But it works perfectly fine, except the E key below middle C has been stuck now for the past half year. But otherwise, works great, what should I do, get another piano we don't need?

Suggestions:

1) fix that d@mn stuck key :whistle:
2) get a floppy emulator (GOTEK or similar) :yes:

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There is no point to raise gas prices on the consumer alone in order for them to stop using gas, when there is no current alternative for many applications. You think too small if you are only thinking of people driving in cars and going to work or on vacation or whatever. Think about the immediate impact it would have onto the economy, specifically in the supply chain and service industries. If you think the situation is bad in the world now, doubling gas prices would compound that.

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6 minutes ago, Tripredacus said:

There is no point to raise gas prices on the consumer alone in order for them to stop using gas, when there is no current alternative for many applications. You think too small if you are only thinking of people driving in cars and going to work or on vacation or whatever. Think about the immediate impact it would have onto the economy, specifically in the supply chain and service industries. If you think the situation is bad in the world now, doubling gas prices would compound that.

Well, at this point, the economy is part of the problem. There is no economic incentive to get stuff locally when possible when we get all this cheap crap from China all the time, shipped halfway across the world, destroying the oceans and marine life. Rasing gasoline would reverse that, and force all sectors of the economy to shift incentives towards local production.

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It would only reverse it over time. The immediate effect would be that a lot of things would not be available, and potentially for a very long time.

Think of it like this. We do not make any computers or displays anymore. An extreme change like this could cause a situation where you could not get any computer, television or cell phone or potentially any other type of appliance or consumer electronic device (because their industries decided to put computers into everything) for at least a year. It is not like we can just reopen the old food and manufacturing facilities we used to use 40 years ago. Those are all gone and the skilled labor groups have moved on.

The doubling of gas prices (diesel would likely follow suit as usual) would primarily impact commuters, but also shippers by truck. If the prices of other fuels also increased suddenly, then the cost of using jets, ships and trains would skyrocket. Anything imported would either disappear or become immediately expensive, and anyone in rural and in-land urban centers would not have access to anything. Port cities would become big again that's for sure.

The appropriate solution would be to remove all of the roadblocks to alternative power methods that are currently in place. Either government regulations, or the efforts of lobbying groups or other corporate interests. Then once a viable solution is available for all sectors, then you can ease the market in another direction. Doing so now would be a disaster.

(this is all based on the apparent agreement that battery powered vehicles are not a solution to the issue at hand)

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On 5/27/2021 at 4:11 PM, InterLinked said:

Rasing gasoline would reverse that, and force all sectors of the economy to shift incentives towards local production.

better would be laws charging extra from companies using outsourced workforce. Back in day they made all Nokia phones, Nokia Monitors, Televisions and whatever else, many finnish company also made phone/other electric parts to other companies. Later all of those started move to China for cheaper manufacturing and lot lost their jobs having economical impact. Sure prices went down but so did quality. Old finnish built Nokia product were more expensive but all of them unless recycled or beaten up still work as fully operational. I am ready pay that little extra for product that been designed and made locally...sadly there is no lot options on new market so I use used market.

On 5/28/2021 at 1:17 AM, XPerceniol said:

There is just no easy/practical solution to this problem.

best soluction is for everyone think not consume. Do you need use online streaming services all the time? No. I never had netflix subscribtion or other and been doing fine. I watch and record most of movies off tv and been working fine. Sure I use youtube but if watch video many times I rather download it to computer. Do you need those fancy fashion clothing? No. I like to buy spare military clothing that will last near forever. Do you need new 1500€ toy cell phone if old works? No. My good old 6600 is doing fine after 18 years. Do you need buy new car yearly or before 10 000km? No. Drive car until it is unrepairable then start look another. Do you need post everything stupid that comes to your mind on every single social media platform? No (MSFN wont count since I visit here few times a week with my desktop)

that is major issue on today consumers. They say need save climate while themself they wont do a thing to help it. Everyday choices helps. That is unpleasant to many since need give up their shiny new stuff lifestyle. Many think old computers are dangerous and toxic since leaded solder while they use their touch screen cellphones with Li-ion batteries and zero repairbility.

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