The widespread adoption of self-driving cars will create a major bump in carbon emissions without changes to their design, a study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found.
The study found that with a mass global takeup of autonomous vehicles, the powerful onboard computers needed to run them could generate as many greenhouse gas emissions as all the data centres in operation today.
These data centres currently produce around 0.14 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to the entire output of Argentina or around 0.3 per cent of global emissions, according to the researchers.
A similar amount would be generated by one billion autonomous vehicles – fewer than the number of cars in the world today – each driving one hour per day with a computer consuming 840 watts of power.
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My Honest thoughts on Hogwarts Legacy
Howards Legacy is a game that released recently that has stirred a lot of controversy due to obvious reasons:
Now that i have tricked you into reading this post i will not give that game more attention that it doesnt deserve (besides i dont even like HP) and instead will infodump about my new favorite interest: Hot Wheels/Diecasts
Image shown: a really cool car
Hot Wheels, as you know, is a brand of toy cars, but what you might not know is that toy cars fall under a special category: Diecasts
Diecasts can pretty much be defined as model replicas of cars, which can be found in diferent size scales (Hot Wheels for example are 1/64 scale)
Image Shown: man look at those sizes
Quality diecasts are praised due to their levels of detail and fidelity in terms of scaling down the actual cars they're based off. Usually to make these diecasts brands will get authorization of car brands to produce these models.
One cool thing about collecting Diecasts is that, unlike other collectables, the community isnt pissy about opening the box and encourages playing with them, this is where stuff like racetracks comes in, which i havent delved much into so i really cant talk about it. So whether you play with them or only display them, you will still get your money's worth no matter what.
One thing that Hot Wheels does have over other brands is that they make a lot more creative/decorative cars, since they're a big brand they can afford doing more experimental stuff and also getting licenses for non-car stuff
Image Shown: donut car
If you plan to collect/buy diecasts, i highly recommend checking out the Diecast subreddit, it's filled with resources and a welcoming community. As for non-HW/Matchbox brands, here is a list of trusty (and non trustful) brands
Image shown: your new buying bible
So yeah, in conclussion, thank you for reading this essay, i hope you enjoyed it as much as i enjoyed writing it. Fuck HP, fuck JKR, dont give HL your attention and/or money, buy Diecasts.
by @rickyboada via oldcarsculture
Nighttime view of 1962 AMC Rambler sedans parked in front of McGregor Memorial Conference Center at Wayne State University. Label on sleeve: "AMC Rambler full line models, 1962."
Mickey McGuire and Jim Northmore Boulevard Photographic Collection
Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library