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by adam2
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: "instant" hedge
Replies: 1
Views: 11

"instant" hedge

Report from a neighbour, relying on my imperfect memory. They have built nearly 100 meters of almost instant hedge. As follows. 1) With an excavating machine, dig a trench about half a meter deep and half a meter wide. 2) Drive wooden fence posts into the bottom of this trench. 3) Plant suitable bus...
by adam2
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?
Replies: 478
Views: 79948

Re: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?

If lithium batteries are grossly abused, as in a major impact, they can catch fire.
As can tanks of petrol.

This accident would seem to result from regarding the "driver assist" feature as being "fully automatic" and not be directly related to the power source.
by adam2
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

I seem to recall a politician objecting to the water "wasted" by either the CAT funicular or by the Lynton one, he suggested that this "waste" could be reduced by requiring that each passenger going up be required to carry a bucket of water up, this to be tipped into the upper re...
by adam2
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

Details. Quote, as reported on the first day of this month. HYBRID FUTURE for the CLIFF RAILWAY - The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway has finally announced its conversion to electric power this week and follows in the footsteps of many of the other UK Funiculars. The cliff railway, which has bee...
by adam2
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

A farming neighbour of mine purchased extra land a few years ago, for grazing beef cattle. The new land is low lying and vulnerable to flooding, hence the low price paid. It makes excellent grazing in the summer or in prolonged dry weather, and has proved a wise purchase. Other friends in North Wale...
by adam2
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259911

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

I expect SOME relaxing of international travel restrictions, followed by an increase in imported infections and the re-imposing of restrictions. And then after everyone has forgotten about the PRESENT pandemic, there will be a new one. The TPTB tend like regulations and restrictions for there own sa...
by adam2
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259911

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

I would say that international travel is now a thing of the past, perhaps I should say international travel made on a whim. Countries (like Brazil) and maybe even whole continents (like Africa or the Indian subcontinent) will now be simply cut off from access to the UK except via quarantine, not in...
by adam2
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Iran Watch...
Replies: 186
Views: 25746

Re: Iran Watch...

Iran claims "nuclear terrorism" after a nuclear facility was apparently attacked by a computer virus.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-56708778
by adam2
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Other Alternatives
Topic: Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station removes F-gas
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station removes F-gas

The black start capability of this power station is indeed most important. AFAIK it has never been called upon in anger, but most important for this facility to be available. Hydroelectric plant is often prefered for black start as very little power is required. Controls, instruments, emergency ligh...
by adam2
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tanker "hijacked" off Isle of Wight.
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Tanker "hijacked" of Isle of Wight.

I have since heard an UNCONFIRMED update regarding this event. It was known that a number if migrants were aboard the ship, with the stated intention of landing in England and remaining here. As the ship rounded the Isle of Wight, these migrants allegedly believed that that they were to be put in so...
by adam2
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Problems at Hunterston B
Replies: 29
Views: 14843

Re: Problems at Hunterston B

Both reactors at Hunterston B now shut down for ANOTHER graphite inspection outage.
by adam2
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Peak oil wedding list
Replies: 59
Views: 30161

Re: Peak oil wedding list

The cause of the damp has finally been located. In certain weather conditions, rain was blowing UNDER the end edge of the roof, trickling down the inner face of the gable end wall, and spreading. Only a very little water, but still a nuisance. Rectified by filling in the gaps with sand/cement mix. K...
by adam2
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259911

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Little John wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:56 pm Close my account now
This I propose to do in about 24 hours, just in case you change your mind.
If you wish to remain a member, then please state this either in this thread, or by PM.
In the absence of any such communication, your account will be deleted in about 24 hours time.
by adam2
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urban myths re electricity/fuel/energy/power.
Replies: 52
Views: 22012

Re: Urban myths re electricity/fuel/energy/power.

And an old urban myth that has recently resurfaced, repeatedly. "The street lights are connected to my electricity meter, which is unfair" Or the related one in blocks of flats, "Poor old Mrs. ABC has to pay for all the lighting in the common parts, it seems very unfair." Both of...
by adam2
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259911

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

I have previously deleted many posts by LJ when these have contained threatening or abusive language.
Others have been edited for similar reasons.

I do not intend any mass deletion posts by LJ.

The odd edit or deletion is still possible if I find an old insult or threat, but no general deleting.