- Murdoch media and the myth about Tesla EVs causing blackouts | RenewEconomy:
The claim is laughable because most Tesla EVs are powered at home by a 7kW charger, which is about the same as many electric ovens and air conditioning units. And nearly all houses have these, and in the summer heat turn them on at the same time.Also the grid operators confirmed they haven't had any problems.
- Wrenching Hero Installs $120 Lawnmower Engine Into Dodge Ram Pickup
- I spent a week with a doomsday prepper deep in the outback. This is how it changed me - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
As I performed my important role of "torch holder" in the Wolf Creek-esque carpark, I suddenly got it: preppers exist because the rest of us are critically underprepared. My survival skills extended to holding a torch. I couldn't reboot their car, let alone scavenge bush tucker for dinner. Back in the city, I'd somehow managed to kill a plant specially chosen because it only needed watering every three months. As my prepper friend worked away, silhouetted in the torchlight, I realised preppers are just a variation on the "Aussie bushman" — perhaps a dying trope in our urban era, where the "unkillable" fern is my nursery's fastest-selling plant.
- Oliver Yates may take Liberals to court of disputed returns over 'deceptive' election signs | Australia news | The Guardian and Australian Electoral Commission finds 87 cases of election ads breaching law | Australia news | The Guardian:
Prof Graeme Orr, a political law expert at the University of Queensland, said election campaigns now risked being “awash with material that is not authorised or misleads electors in how to cast vote”. Orr believes it is critical that action be taken on the Chisholm case, where a third party imitated AEC signage to convince voters to vote Liberal.
- Judith Kerr, beloved author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, dies aged 95 | Books | The Guardian
- Inside Scott Morrison's Donald Trump-like election victory - Australia Votes - Federal Election 2019 - Politics - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
Electorates that swung hardest to the Liberal and National parties on a two-party preferred basis had a higher share of voters on low incomes, with low educational attainment, and higher levels of unemployment. ... One explanation is that Labor's agenda of fighting climate change and limiting tax concessions for the wealthy and high-income earners was a turn off for "aspirational voters" on lower incomes in marginal electorates. ... Another explanation is that swinging voters in electorates characterised by low incomes and low educational attainment succumbed to a scare campaign.
- Driverless Metro: trains and doors get stuck after Berejiklian unveils $7.3bn project | Australia news | The Guardian:
users took to Twitter to report large crowds at Chatswood station, trains stuck at Macquarie University and Macquarie Park stations, as well as service gaps at numerous stations. The network experienced a hiccup when, at about 1pm, one of the trains overshot the platform at Macquarie Park station. It was realigned but the automatic doors failed to open. They were eventually manually opened by workers. Commuters were taken off the train, which was taken out of serviceBroke down on day one. Another great moment in Berejiklian transport. Goes well with the time they spent $2b on trains that don't fit through the tunnels.
- How did it come to this? Kearah Ronan was locked up for being sick | The West Australian:
Ms Ronan said she had offered to provide a medical certificate but was told it wasn't needed and that the next court date would be in October. Unbeknownst to Ms Ronan, the Magistrate ordered an arrest warrant against her for failing to appear in court after it was requested by the police prosecutor.
- A Utopian Dream Stood Still: Ricardo Bofill's Postmodern Parisian Housing Estate of Noisy-le-Grand | ArchDaily
- US demands social media details from visa applicants - BBC News:
Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under newly adopted rules. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years' worth of email addresses and phone numbers.
- Volkswagen's Trying to Solve the Problem of Motion Sickness in Autonomous Cars:
Volkswagen said in the announcement that car sickness is caused by a confusion in the motion the eyes see and body feels, which drivers can more easily avoid due to knowing what they plan to do next and how to adapt their body to it.
- Australian Federal Police raid News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst's home over alleged national security leak - Politics - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
According to The Daily Telegraph, the raid related to a story published in April last year in which Annika Smethurst reported that the Home Affairs and Defence departments were considering giving spy agencies greater surveillance powers. "This raid demonstrates a dangerous act of intimidation towards those committed to telling uncomfortable truths," a News Corp spokesperson said.
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