cross-posted from: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/394753
> Despite being one of the poorest, this province is full of breathtaking nature wonders. In Guiyang city alone, there are lakes, waterfalls, caves, canyons, and mountains and over 500 parks. This video only shows a small corner of the city. People living here have easy access to nature more than most viewers can imagine. They have the best of two worlds!
Seeing how they get things wrong about entire civilizations all the damn time, I don't think I'd give a shit about what they think my or anyone else's genders were.
I mean, all "there are two genders" arguments are stupid, but somehow this was the stupidest I've come across.
Around 2012, our family got a few LED light bulbs partly because I was intrigued by them. They were still pretty expensive at the time, but we got three to put in the most used fixtures. Fast forward to last year, now that LED bulbs are everywhere, and we finally did a huge overhaul of our lights, replacing all the CFLs that were showing signs of being about to die, with LEDs.
The old ones from 2012 still work fine to this day, keep in mind they were in the most commonly used lamps in our home and got more than their fair share of being turned on and off in rapid succession, left on for long periods, and general abuse you'd expect in a house with a lot of people in it, but they still work perfectly. BUT, we've replaced like five or six of the NEW ones over the last year and a half they've been in use! The failure mode is almost always that they would start flickering, and because we prefer not to live in a disco studio, we'd have to get them replaced ASAP. We've even had one of the replacements fail in less than a year!
And it's not like we got them from the dollar store, we got the middle shelf ones at the hardware store, and while they were cheaper than the original ones from 2012, but they weren't *that* cheap.
What the hell is going on? You'd think over the last ten years, they would have gotten better as the technology matured, but it seems to me that they've gotten much worse. The second biggest selling point of LEDs after efficiency was that they last way longer than any other type of light, but the new ones we've gotten don't even last as long as an incandescent anymore!
Commuters: Better service frequency
Transit: Do you want Wi-Fi on all the busses and trains?
Commuters: We want more busses and trains
Transit: You want RGB accent lights at the stations?
Commuters: Just don’t make me wait an hour at that station
Transit: How about colour LCD screens displaying the next stop?
Commuters: Spend that money on more vehicles!
Transit: We could have a McDonald’s right at the platform!
Commuters: Fuck it we’ll just drive.
Something I found really interesting was that a lot of the techniques resembled modern code injection, where user input was being mistakenly interpreted as a control signal from the system itself, kind of like forgetting to escape your SQL statements.