Sanjeev Sabhlok's notes on technology, hardware, gardening

List of Twitter handles of major journalists and media outlets + scientists/ economists etc.




@IndianExpress @htTweets @timesofindia @CNNnews18 @ThePrintIndia @the_hindu @TheTribuneIndia @aajtak @ZeeNews


@ShekharGupta @sardesairajdeep @pbmehta @alka_MIRROR @BDUTT @vikramchandra @sagarikaghose @rahulkanwal @sardanarohit @Rajatsharmalive @anjanaomkashyap @ppbajpai @ashutosh83B @rubikaliyaquat @shivaroor @PrannoyRoyNDTV @AmolSharmaWsj @SachinKalbag @madversity @Kanchangupta @RajeshMenon70 @nramind @_kunal_pradhan @anirvanghosh @amritat @suhasinih @deepakurup @venkatananth @amitvarma @Danto @sudhirchaudhary @samzsays ‏@mrsubramani



@AgBioWorld @mark_lynas @raghu8060



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Electric cars are twice as expensive to own and maintain than ordinary cars

From Electric cars — a value assessment

“RAC WA have looked at the total operating costs of different electric and fuel-powered vehicles over a five-year period assuming 12,000km driven per year. They found that it is still cheaper to operate a Holden Commodore or Toyota Camry over a five-year period compared to a Tesla or a lower-cost BMW i3. Although the operating costs are much lower for the electric versus fuel-powered, the sting in the tail comes in the holding costs, namely depreciation and interest. The depreciation percentage on electric cars may be less than petrol-powered, but given the higher purchase cost, this equates to holding costs that are almost three times higher compared to fuel-powered equivalents over a five-year period. RAC WA found that when factoring every cost relating to a car, the four-cylinder Toyota Camry came in at an average weekly cost of $194, while the V6 Holden Commodore came in at $236 a week.”

Couple of things to note – Even ordinary cars cost quite a bit – which is something most people forget. Even a really cheap second hand car can cost well over $100 per week to own and maintain.


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fixing funny/ weird / garbled characters on wordpress

I was trying to get the garbled characters fixed by using “utf-8” or utf8 but it turns out that “latin1” fixed it.

define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘latin1’);


[worked also on 4 March 2022 on]

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