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by Ippoippo
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Co-Op: Why we believe in championing community energy
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

I'm not sure this whole LTSB thing is that great.

Co-op are closing down their core banking systems and moving to LBG's. LBG then charge an ongoing fee and Co-op lose control of their systems.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18899185
by Ippoippo
Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Energy imports hit Japan's deficit
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

But, they are very energy-frugal on a per-person and indeed a per-value-produced basis. ... and with vast room for improvement as well. I was out in Tokyo (visiting family) and the neon-lighting has been turned down a bit due to 'setsuden' measures kicking in. For example, lights that would up-ligh...
by Ippoippo
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

This is rather worrying footage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHXXa_QOET8
by Ippoippo
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

"New fission suspected at Fukushima nuclear plant" http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/radioactive-gas-associated-with-fission-reported-at-fukushima-nuclear-plant http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/02/fukushima-setback-signs-nuclear-fission http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...
by Ippoippo
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

Greenpeace report: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/press/releases/Permanent-nuclear-shutdown-in-Japan-possible-by-2012/ Tokyo, 12 September, 2011 – Japan can switch off all nuclear plants permanently by 2012 and still achieve both economic recovery and its CO2 reduction goals, according ...
by Ippoippo
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just failed the UK Citizenship test. :-o
Replies: 48
Views: 5409

13 for me.

Mind you, my wife passed. But that's only because she studied for it to get her PR status.
I suspect if I tried studying for it, would pass quite easily.
by Ippoippo
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

Testing Food For Radiation in Japan (Daily Test Result Data Available Online) James (the author/owner) at JapanProbe has tended to take a more optimistic/naive view of the situation since March. However, interesting to see how the Japanese are reporting the food testing system. Me, I'm not entirely...
by Ippoippo
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

Kan feared Tokyo would become uninhabitable due to nuclear crisis Kan seems to have had stronger environmentalist orientated opinions in the past, but alas it seems he very much was the 'nail that sticks out'. As soon as he suggested reducing reliance on Nuclear and focusing on Alternatives, the ol...
by Ippoippo
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

Something a little more 'amusing' http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/kan-buys-5-books-on-nuclear-crisis-for-his-autumn-reading I don't know what to make of Kan. Part of me thinks is basically part of a small, more enlightened and somewhat maverick movement of politicians. They are just...
by Ippoippo
Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Japan: on the brink of a major bond crisis?
Replies: 24
Views: 5662

I repeat: far more applied than was needed. They were asked , not sent , and young Japanese men were queuing up to die with the greatest honour their society could bestow. The Kamikaze are a prime example of Japanese group-think and social pressure. The old "the nail that sticks out will be ha...
by Ippoippo
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

Some updated stats for March and April, figures released on 29th July. http://www.mext.go.jp/component/a_menu/other/detail/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2011/07/29/1306949_072914.pdf (You may need to download the Japanese font pack for Adobe Reader if you use that, it shows up OK in Chrome though. Also, tex...
by Ippoippo
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Nuclear accident follows Japanese earthqauke
Replies: 759
Views: 136088

Japan can't say when nuclear reactors will restart http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/japan-cant-say-when-nuclear-reactors-will-restart Wonder how long it will be before they finally get rid of Kan. He really is stirring up the status-quo in the comfy industrial-government relationshi...
by Ippoippo
Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The problem with River Cottage
Replies: 51
Views: 8823

Heh, you thought the same thing as me then when I saw that.

20% is a pretty big drop as well for what would presumably be peak season for them.
by Ippoippo
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: More high street names in administration
Replies: 42
Views: 6053

Jane Norman looks like being the next to go Think it's gone. We walked through St. Davids 2 in Cardiff this Saturday, and noticed that the place had been cleared out completly (locked up, and no stock in view). Was like they didn't even bother have a closing down sale unlike the Habitat in Cardiff....