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Driving 1000 Miles in 3 Cars: Gas vs Electric!

Great video from the MKBHD team that pits 2 pure electric cars against the combustion engine. I wouldn't call it a scientific test, but it's interesting to see the results of a gas powered SUV pitted against an electric SUV and an electric saloon/sedan.

The outcome is predictable, even if the electric cars could match (or exceed) the range of a traditional car they still take far longer to charge which feels like a hurdle too far for EVs to overcome any time soon. It's also pretty clear that Tesla's infrastructure is superior in it's integration and availability.

I do think they missed a trick here and should have included the fourth option of a PHEV and/or a mild hybrid.

I'm in the market for a car and as appealing as pure electric is, the cost is prohibitive and even I (a fan of EVs) suffer from range anxiety. I drive a hybrid car at the moment and enjoy the benefits of range and economy (and power). I expect my next car to be a plug-in hybrid; it would give me the option of pure-electric for short journeys, great economy (manufacturers claim 100+ mpg) and of course I would enjoy a performance boost when combining the two.

German manufacturers seemed to have got the PHEV model just right, enough range for most journeys, plenty of power, ~6 hour to charge and combining the two power trains work together effectively and efficiently.

When it comes to pure electric however, the BMW's i4 is the first car to look... normal? Mercedes have gone the other way with their EQ range that isn't as good looking as their gas and hybrid-powered counterparts. In comparison, I really like the look of the PHEV C-Class, E-Class, 3 Series and 5 Series cars.

Posted 10th Sep 2021 @ 09:03

LEGO World Map art set

I love it and I want it.

Price: $249.99

Posted 25th May 2021 @ 13:34

I Miss My Bar

What a great website. I toggled one setting and didn't think it worked very well but toggle a few together and it really gives you a feel for how it used to be to go to a bar. Even pre-pandemic, it's not something I got to do regularly but something I want to do more of once it's safe.

Posted 25th Feb 2021 @ 09:16

My thoughts on Sathnam Sanghera's episode of Ways To Change The World

I'd encourage any brit to go and listen to this episode. My own thoughts on Britain have changed a lot of the last few years and almost in line with how Sathnam describes his experience.

The Empire was always championed as a wonderful thing that Britain did for the world and yet do Brits really understand how the Empire came to be? To be the nation 'we' think we are, we need to do better and one of the first steps has to be confronting 'our' past.

Posted 1st Feb 2021 @ 19:49

So you wanna create an eco-friendly website

I'm fully on board with pretty much every point mentioned here. Web apps are required to be dynamic but can often be optimised with some of the techniques described. Making use of caching, minification, removing dependencies and regular audits are all very useful things to consider no matter the size of the project.

Posted 28th Jan 2021 @ 12:51

Pharrell on Drink Champs

A lot of respect is shown between N.O.R.E. and Pharrell for each other. It's a great conversation to listen too although 3 hours is a long time. They cover a lot of topics and there's some fantastic insight into his career. If you can make the time, high recommend watching this interview.

Posted 8th Jan 2021 @ 20:27

Sourdough Broccoli Pizza from Inside Out

I feel so hungry after watching this.

Posted 6th Jan 2021 @ 12:43

AirPods Max - hear what it actually sounds like (? Headphones required)

Clever demonstration of the noise cancellation features. I have the regular AirPods and always wondered what transparency mode was like on the Pro models and now I have a pretty good idea thanks to this video.

Posted 6th Jan 2021 @ 12:06

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