I need something to combat the despair. Maybe some pie-in-the-sky feelgood economics will help.

For what it's worth, a few years ago I discovered the discount bus lines. Their networks and operations are very efficient (like the airlines, they try to pack all their seats), and for some destinations they're more affordable than even a government-subsidized plane ticket.

Additional bonus: they travel to many destinations that are hard to reach by plane or train.

I'm not sure how they are doing in times of Corona. I doubt governments are queuing up to 'save' them like they save airlines.

40% of the people traveling abroad describe themselves as 'environmentally conscious', but almost none of them have modified their travel plans or methods because of this. (3/3)

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We should stop blaming boomers for everything: they're much less likely to go abroad period. And much less likely to fly.

Well-educated yuppies are the most likely to fly, they fly most frequently, and even though the top flyers only comprise 8% of the population, they make about 40% of the passenger miles. (2/3)

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An interesting report about holiday travel in the Netherlands: kimnet.nl/publicaties/brochure (in Dutch).

The Netherlands is a relatively wealthy country, and is fairly well connected to the European railway network. 86% of all holiday trips have the European subcontinent as destination.

Nevertheless, 43% of all holiday trips are taken by plane. 74% of all passenger miles. (1/n)

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Dumb title, but it gets to the point of the problem. Strategic coastlines around the world are filling up with supertankers full of glut #crude #oil.


Catastrophic environmental disasters waiting to happen.

Of course, nobody cares about that. More important is saving that crude, yo!

I did write some software to color-correct and convert C41 negatives, and I was surprised that simply inverting and normalizing in RGB-space gave a very good result. Not a hand-tweaked perfect result, but definitely 90% there. Of course, Kodak's color scientists may have tweaked their chemistry to make later processing (either RA4 or digital) easier.

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I can't imagine anyone being nerdy enough to care. 

Running into annoying race condition between React and PouchDB—my React component unmounts and remounts when PouchDB reports a change, and during that interval React misses many changes.

Basically I need PouchDB's change mechanism (a standard event emitter) to losslessly throttle with a certain cooldown period.

I don't want to write that logic—surely a throttle or debounce middleware for Node emitters exists? Doesn't seem like it. What…?

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Weather in the Netherlands is very bright during the day, and freezing during the night. March is normally cloudy and overcast. It's been suggested that this is due to the reduced number of planes producing water vapour in the atmosphere. Are other parts of the world seeing a similar effect?

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Found this on NOS.nl, caption said it was taken in Prague, and the source is AFP. Unknown photographer.

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