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Priorité absolue aux piétons, suggère un groupe de travail sur la sécurité routière | Le Devoir
Il s’agirait d’une véritable révolution sur les routes du Québec : un groupe de travail recommande la mise en place d’un « code de la rue » voué à atténuer la « culture du char » et qui donnerait la priorité aux usagers les plus vulnérables, comme les piétons et les cyclistes.

Selon ce que Le Devoir a appris, ce projet, inspiré de pays européens, introduirait le principe de prudence dans le Code de la sécurité routière (CSR). Les automobilistes devraient céder le passage aux gens qui se déplacent à pied non seulement aux passages prévus à cet effet, mais aussi à tout endroit situé à plus de 50 mètres d’un passage pour piétons. Bref, le jaywalking serait légalisé.

Cette nouvelle version du CSR accorderait la priorité absolue à la vie humaine plutôt qu’au temps de déplacement en voiture, comme c’est le cas à l’heure actuelle. Les auteurs de l’étude estiment réaliste d’implanter un tel code de la rue au Québec, malgré la règle du « no fault » et des décennies de domination de la voiture sur les routes nord-américaines.
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3 days ago by juliusbeezer
Where Have All the Fairies Gone? | The Smart Set
he Victorians were apparently much plagued by fairies. Accounts suggest that these little creatures flitted around the margins of mid and late 19th century life, all skittish and shy and showing up when one least expected them. Painters such as Richard Dadd made a career of depicting these beings of “a middle nature between man and angels;” in 1894 William Butler Yeats famously implored, “Faeries, come take me out of this dull world.” They were most readily spotted in Europe, but were also intermittently active across the Atlantic, some possibly having arrived on these shores as stowaways with Irish immigrants.

Fairies persisted beyond Queen Victoria and even King Edward VII. The noted Cottingley fairies appeared in grainy black and white photographs shot in 1917, which depicted wee, winged fairies gamboling with two young sisters. These became even more famous after Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle lent his not-inconsiderable credibility to them in 1920. (A surviving sister admitted in the 1980s that the fairies were actually cardboard cutouts, which, not surprisingly, is exactly what they look like in the photos.)

Then, sometime shortly after these photos, fairies seemed to have been brutally, efficiently exterminated. Google Ngram, which tracks how frequently a term appears in millions of books worldwide, reports that fairies were abundant in print until 1926, whereupon they suffered what population ecology types would call an overshoot, followed by a die-off. In other words, we crested “peak fairy.”

So what killed off the little people? N
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5 days ago by wtokie
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Here is an example of a pair of lightweight wading bags (wading boots), which can also be used in fishing, to carry water in, as a sitting surface, soil protection in the tarpaulin / aspen, as a packing bag, to a pillow etc..
7 days ago by mandarine
Stealth 1 - trekkertent
A 1 person, 3 season tent weighing from 570 grams (20 oz)
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7 days ago by mandarine
Oh God, It's Raining Newsletters — by Craig Mod
"In truth, it’s a newsletter about the design of walking. But more broadly, launching it has given me reason to consider the state of newsletters and email, in 2019: It’s kind of amazing."

"Ownership is the critical point here. Ownership in email in the same way we own a paperback: We recognize that we (largely) control the email subscriber lists, they are portable, they are not governed by unknowable algorithmic timelines.3 And this isn’t ownership yoked to a company or piece of software operating on quarterly horizon, or even multi-year horizon, but rather to a half-century horizon. Email is a (the only?) networked publishing technology with both widespread, near universal adoption,4 and history. It is, as they say, proven."

"A lot of this newsletter writing is happening, probably, because the archives aren’t great. Tenuousness unlocks the mind, loosens tone. But the archival reality might be just the opposite of that common perception: These newsletters are the most backed up pieces of writing in history, copies in millions of inboxes, on millions of hard drives and servers, far more than any blog post. More robust than an Internet Archive container. LOCKSS to the max. These might be the most durable copies yet of ourselves. They’re everywhere but privately so, hidden, piggybacking on the most accessible, oldest networked publishing platform in the world. QWERTYUIOP indeed."
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