Surprise! Photographer Listed Among the Worst Jobs in the U.S.

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If you’ve been enjoying your career as a high-earning photographer, reports are suggesting that you could be an exception to the rule. Targeted job opportunity website CareerCast ranked over 200 careers in 2018 to put together a report on the worst jobs in the U.S. based on income, overall quality of work environment, stress levels, occupational outlook. Photographer is listed as the 25th worst profession.

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Elon Musk says Tesla owners could make up to $30,000 a year turning their cars into ‘robotaxis’

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Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk unveiled a plan to repurpose Tesla vehicles into robotaxis. This would allow owners of Teslas equipped with autonomous functionality to rent out their car while it is not in use via an app. Musk estimates a single robotaxi can make $30,000 a year. He said he thinks the program can be implemented as early as next year.

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Xiaomi follows up $375 e-bike with $450 electric moped touting 120 km range

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Xiaomi is probably best known for its range of cell phones and other handheld electronics. But the company has made significant progress in the electric bicycle market as well. Xiaomi’s newest offering is a long-range electric moped. The Xiaomi Himo T1 e-moped also comes with an unbelievably low price tag of just $450.

Xiaomi’s new Himo T1 electric moped

Xiaomi is no stranger to the electric bicycle market.

The company unveiled its first electric folding bike model last year. The Himo V1 was a pint-sized folding e-bike that Xiaomi offered for just $261.

Xiaomi recently followed up with a larger folding e-bike, the Himo C20. It featured larger wheels and higher capacity battery, yet still retained a low price of $375.

Now Xiaomi is back with their first electric moped: The Himo T1. And true to form, Xiaomi has again kept the price surprisingly low at around $450.

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Himo T1 tech specs

The Himo T1 is something of an electric bicycle in an electric scooter’s body – a true electric moped. And like many mopeds, the pedals are mostly just there to make the Himo T1 legal as an e-bike. Riders can simply rest their feet on the scooter-style floorboard.

The moped sports a rear hub motor rated at a nominal 350 W, but I’d wager that it’s putting out closer to 750 W of peak power – at a minimum.

With a 48 V battery, the Himo T1 would need just a tiny 7 A controller to meet 350 W. It is much more likely that the T1 is hiding a 15 A or even 20 A controller under the hood, which would put the peak power in the 720-960 W range.

The Himo T1’s 48 V battery is rated at 14 Ah, which packs in 672 Wh of energy. That’s good for 60 km (37 mi) of range. But for those needing even more range, the moped also has a 28 Ah option for a total of 1.34 kWh of battery capacity and a maximum range of 120 km (75 mi).

A front suspension fork and dual coilover rear suspension should make for a decently smooth ride.

Stopping power in the front comes from a hydraulic disc brake. The rear employs both a cable-actuated drum brake and regenerative braking via the in-wheel motor. The company claims a dry braking distance of 4.5 m (14 ft).

Xiaomi hasn’t listed the top speed or weight of the Himo T1 yet, but a new law recently enacted in China limits electric bicycles to 25 km/h (15.5 mph) and 55 kg (121 lb). So it’s a safe bet to assume it matches the legal limit on top speed. And by the looks of the T1, it should weigh in at well under 55 kg.

The electric moped uses a simple one-button start and features a large digital display. The front headlight is shaped like the ‘O’ in the English Himo logo and includes both high and low beams.

Domestic sales and deliveries of the Himo T1 are set to begin on June 4th. There’s no word yet on when it will be available in the US or Europe. But like most of Xiaomi’s previous electric bikes, it is likely to pop up on Chinese deal sites like AliExpress and GearBest with international shipping options.

You can see the T1 in action in the video below. And before you go, let us know what you think of Xiaomi’s new Himo T1 electric moped in the comment section below.


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Woman Accused Of Sending 159,000 Texts To Man After One Date Doesn’t Understand Why She’s In Jail

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Woman Accused Of Sending 159000 Texts Doesnt Get Why Shes In Jail

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Jacqueline Ades, a woman accused of sending a man she went out on a date with one more than 159,000 text messages and breaking into his home doesn’t understand why she’s in jail. She also wants to go to trial because she believes that a jury will not only find her not guilty, they will insist that she marry the man she stalked.

In a recent phone interview with The Arizona Republic, Ades expressed disbelief that she’s been incarcerated since May 2018 after authorities charged her with sending thousands of text messages, many of them very disturbing, over the course of 10 months, ending with her arrest in the man’s home as she was taking a bath.

“I just think it’s ridiculous,” Ades said. “I can’t believe that it turned into this. I can’t believe that I’m actually in jail over some text messages.”

She maintained that her threats against the man’s life were jokes that she would never act on. She said the man responded to her texts for three months but stopped after she sent the threats. Ades said she threatened the man after a fight with her mother and took out her anger on him.

“I said, ‘If I had a perverted imagination, what would I think?’” Ades said. “And then I wrote all these weird things. Just, like, I was literally playing with my imagination and it turned out that that scared him.”

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Ades, who was deemed mentally incompetent at a Rule 11 hearing in March, amazingly, could have actually been released from jail several months ago, according to her attorney Matthew Leathers, if she had just accepted a plea deal which included time served, 10 years probation, and being barred from contacting the victim.

But Ades told The Republic she refused to take the deal because she didn’t believe it was real. She thought it might be the victim’s way of testing her resolve, she said.

Ades said she wants to go to trial, where she’s positive the jury will not only find her not guilty, but will order her and the man she’s accused of stalking to marry her.

“They’re going to say, ‘You’re not guilty and on top of it we, like, demand that you two get married,’” Ades said.

Ades had previously stated that she met the man on Luxy, an “Elite Dating and Upscale Matchmaking Site for Sophisticated Singles,” and that she “would most likely would move back to Florida once she was released and go to school to become a Pilates instructor.”

Ades’ next hearing is scheduled for May 21st.

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