> The Stringbike is a bicycle that uses a rope and pulley drive system instead of a traditional bicycle chain and sprockets. It uses two Dyneema ropes attached to pulleys attached to swinging lever and cam mechanisms, one on each side of the bike. These mechanisms replace the round sprockets found on chain-driven bikes. Unlike some traditional 10-speed gears using a derailleur, there is no slippage when changing gear ratios. The Stringbike uses a 19 gear ratio system with no duplicates and a total gear range of 3.5 to 1. The transmission ratio can be changed with a shifting knob located on the right-side handle grip. Gear ratios can be changed even when the bicycle is almost stationary.
> Hungarian designers from the manufacturing company Schwinn Csepel Zrt, unveiled the bicycle in 2010 in Padova, Italy.
It never caught on so possibly isn't better than a chain design, but maybe it simply lacks popularity or the idea might be made use of for some other application
I've seen in programming that apparently naming things like variables or files is hard (?). So that could be a topic of discussion. I'm not sure if it's felt that hard, to me.
I have encountered a lot of problems with downloading files with irregular filenames, and then I can't find them, though. I'm guessing maybe that's on me to manually put the filename in whenever I download these things, but I guess sometimes I might just click "save" and the name of the file is not like a description of the file and it makes it difficult to find them when searching for them.
Now on the other hand, sometimes people don't want the files labeled so that people find them easily, so that's another issue too.
I've also wondered if a motion could be made to get more websites to automatically update certain filenames with titles of the page; for example, say a book on archive.org is gibberish, and you could select an option to automatically set that filename to the title of the page which would presumably be the name of the book.
Has anyone encountered either of these issues of trying to figure out how to name files, or of downloading files with lots of random names that might have a tendency to get lost without them being labeled as they are downloaded?
It's crazy that basically any government in the world can censor a website and we all have to be subjected to the whole world's censorship.
Saudi Arabia can demand that there are no depictions of Mohammad. China can demand all maps are drawn how they like. Censorship by one government is already a problem. Now sites are a product of the whim of any and every government.
This topic interests me for helping those who have visual impairment or blindness, as well as being prepared for the possibility of having such a condition when older myself, as well as the interesting experience of computing blindfolded.
Any better distros you'd recommend for blind computer usage?