Danie van der Merwe

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    Monkey Shoulder - A buttery smooth blended Speyside Malt Whisky

    Finally got a bottle of this excellent Speyside blended malt whisky as it was on special today. It's probably on the opposite end of the tasting scale compared to say a Highland Park whisky (complex peaty taste). Also being a Speyside blend it is quite similar to Chivas Regal but more will be revealed I'm sure once I get a bit further into the bottle.

    The name monkey shoulder referred to a temporary injury suffered by the malt-me...  more
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    CleanTechnica Report: Fossil Vehicle Sales Are Officially Now Decreasing In China, Europe, & USA

    Sales of fossil-fuelled vehicles are now on the decline in the world’s three largest auto markets, and being replaced by electric vehicles.

    For example in China, total light-duty vehicle (LDV) sales declined in 2018 relative to 2017. This was the first year-on-year drop since 1992. Yet, in this shrinking overall auto market, EV sales (including BEVs and PHEVs) almost doubled in volume to 1.1 millio...  more
    Boom! Fossil Vehicle Sales Are Officially Now Decreasing In China, Europe, & USA — #CleanTechnica Report | CleanTechnica
    Sales of fossil fuelled vehicles are now on the decline in the world's three largest auto markets, and being replaced by electric vehicles. Fossil...
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    Having a rump steak with blue cheese and biltong sauce accompanied by a Beyerskloof Pinotage wine... And extra fried fat
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    We Need A Fossil Fuel Primer Because The Media Isn’t Telling Us Enough About Climate Change eg. scientists can prove that CO2 in the atmosphere comes from human activities and which ones

    People sometimes declare that the world has always had periods of warming and cooling. So — how do we really be certain that today’s warming is primarily caused by humans? How do we know that putting too much carbon into the atmosphere (CO2) when we burn coal, oil, and gas or cut down forests is really the caus...  more
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    Nissan concept uses recycled Leaf batteries to power camping trips - Could open a new market

    Nissan has sold more than 350,000 Leafs since the car debuted in 2011, and as they’ve aged, the company has thrown around a lot of ideas about how to recycle their batteries. The latest idea: a smart pop-up camper powered by old Leaf battery cells.

    The camper concept was developed in partnership with off-road camping manufacturer Opus. The Leaf-powered pack in the concept camper stores just 700wH, and ...  more
    Nissan concept uses recycled Leaf batteries to power camping trips - The Verge
    The concept uses a 700wH pack made from recycled Leaf batteries, which can power all the electronics in the camper for a few days at a time. It...
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    Hi Danie van der Merwe I just got your Gadgetter emails. I love them. I hope Jamez Frondeskias can beat the March 12 date for an importer https://gadgeteer.co.za/node/3079
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    The MeWe social network made a tool to import your Google+ data (Posts and Collections) to their platform - Something May Be in The Pipeline Too For Youme Social

    The MeWe social network has just announced that they have made a tool that will import your Google+ data to their platform. The tool is simply called the G+ MeWe Importer. The tool is expected to go live on March 12th, possibly even sooner.

    Not everyone on G+ is delighted about MeWe so there is room for other social networks but the m...  more
    MeWe - The Next-Gen Social Network
    Brilliant features with no BS. No Ads. No Spyware. MeWe is the Next-Gen Social Network.
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    UK Government Invests In 350 New Charging Points for uptake of Electric Taxis

    The government has set aside £6 million for 17 councils to install electric car charging points that will support the uptake of electric taxis.

    The local authorities, which are dotted around the country in cities such as Manchester, Brighton and Leicester, will build a combined total of almost 350 charge points. Of those, around 300 will be rapid chargers, while 46 will be fast chargers.

    According to the Department ...  more
    UK Government Invests In Charging Points For Electric Taxis
    Councils across the country will install around 350 new charging points to support electric taxi uptake.
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    Electric Razor
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    Facebook, Google, CDC under pressure to stop anti-vax garbage from spreading - Does Freedom of Speech protect Naive or Intentional Fake news?

    With five measles outbreaks ongoing in the US, lawmakers are questioning both health officials and tech giants on their efforts to combat the noxious anti-vaccine misinformation fueling the spread of disease.

    To me, it is not about the measles issue itself or whether the posts are right or wrong, it's about the intention of "Freedom of Speech". Is freedo...  more
    Facebook, Google, CDC under pressure to stop anti-vax garbage from spreading | Ars Technica
    Facebook ponders demoting anti-vax nonsense as measles cases surge.
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    Beijing Confirms It Will Implement Stage 6 Emissions Rules In 2019 aimed at motor vehicles to slash carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions

    Beijing has some of the worst air pollution of any city in the world. In an effort to combat that problem, it has established a series of pollution regulations for the motor vehicles that use its streets. Currently, Stage V rules — based primarily on regulations promulgated by the European Union — are in force.

    The issue here is the focus on high volum...  more
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    ICCT Report: Electric Cars Already Cheaper To Own In Europe Than Gas/Diesel Cars - Compared across 5 countries

    The International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released a report which says electric cars are already cheaper to own than conventional cars. How do they know that? They tracked four models of the Volkswagen Golf — electric, plug-in hybrid, gasoline, and diesel — in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Norway over four years. They found the electric version of th...  more