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Feel free to post something and mention me: @JohanEmpa to get a conversation going.

Just ask me if there is anything you want to know.

It boggles my mind how German supermarket chains with several hundred thousand employees simply ignore their website.

The problem - not updating their opening times to reflect corona changes.

I mean, come on, it's been so many months and they can't even bother updating their opening times.

I called and double checked because months ago I was met with a closed door after reading opening times on their website.

Here are speeches in the EU parliament, from before the vote on the UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Von der Leyen held a good speech. There are many other interesting speakers too.

You can click names and go directly to short 1-10 min speeches. Pretty cool that you can switch languages in the video.

Found another potential Lithium mine in Czech Republic.

I do believe responsible mining is possible. With regulations they can have mining with minimal environmental impact.

Good things happening this week:
🇪🇺 The EU parliament passed a law to reduce GHG emissions with 55-57 % by 2030 compared with 1990 level.

🇺🇲 USA made a verbal statement to cut emission with 50-52 % by 2030 compared with 2005 level.

Ingenuity, the helicopter, has 1,2 m wingspan the Perseverance rover is 2,9 m long.

It's pretty cool that NASA succeeded with it's Mars helicopter flight.

It's flying straight up 3 m and then down again.

I wonder if a substantial amount of people will stop using Chrome when they roll out to everyone? 🤔

Happy Easter! 🐣
This bird was in the park yesterday. It shouted something across the water to another bird.
Probably "Glad påsk" (happy easter)

Volkswagen should change their name to VOLTSWAGON instead of prematurely joking about changing it to Voltswagen.

It's clearly not a stick figure, because stick figures have a torso.

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It seems like there is no common English word for this type of drawing? I don't find it on the internet, and not on Wikipedia.

Almost all children draw this type of human when they are somewhere between 3-5 years old.

Maybe we have to invent a word?

As we know there is a lack of words in English that consist of two words, so we might as well add a new word to the languauge.

Perhaps something like this could be suitable:


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What can this type of drawing be called in proper English? Is it a headfooting?

In Sweden we call it huvudfoting.

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Morning watercolour :) 45 minutes. I like it more than yesterday's, it's looser. Will have a timelapse video soon :) #MastoArt

Just saw this research from Chalmers. It's a new type of battery.

It only has 20 % capacity of a normal battery, but the good thing is that it doesn't need the heavy battery part. It's like carbon fibre, you can build stuff with it, at least that's what they're aiming for.

"A structural battery is one that works as both a power source and as part of the structure – for example, in a car body."

I dropped my coffee measure and caught it, if anyone wonder about the random poll.

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Six people answered - so with zero-science we can say that 17 % of Mastodon users does not have a foot reflex.

This means that a full 17 % would not catch a baby with the foot if they dropped it. 😮

Well, it's nothing to do about that. No one drops a baby intentionally and people are born with or without reflexes. :flan_shrug:

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