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by Erik
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any thoughts as to post peak music players?
Replies: 28
Views: 4835

As a result I picked up my own humble machine to have a go at working out my favourite tracks (Queen and Rush's softer stuff) Nice one! 8) I can just hear you crooning it out: There is unrest in the forest There is trouble with the trees For the maples want more sunlight And the oaks ignore their p...
by Erik
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: allotment anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 6798

Our carrots have been a complete and utter no-show. I've never planted them before, I can only jalouse that the seeds (they were a couple of years old) go off very quickly. I recall that the carrot seeds I received from realseeds came with a warning to use them all within a year because they do in ...
by Erik
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Electric Bike goes 50 mph
Replies: 20
Views: 5608

Hmmmm... I must have put him off. He still drives the two miles to and from work but now he also drives the mile to the 'fitness centre' and sits on one of those pedally things for an hour. I love this. :D Two of my friends drive to the gym several times a week. I pointed out to both of them that i...
by Erik
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: DESERTEC... a giant leap forward?
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

I think I see where you're coming from Mobbsey, but, but, but... I also think that inevitably projects like this one will eventually go ahead (perhaps not quite this big though initially) as long as there are big powerful mega-utilities around, looking for monstrously huge projects to develop in ord...
by Erik
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: DESERTEC... a giant leap forward?
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

DESERTEC... a giant leap forward?

The Desertec concept suddenly appeared all over the mainstream news programmes on TV here today, as Spanish company "Abengoa Solar" signed up to the project. It has been mentioned a few times in this forum, and there was a debate in which Mobbsey made some interesting points about the grow...
by Erik
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Space Exploration
Replies: 44
Views: 7417

Thanks for reminding me of that song. Brilliant Here's a song for ya: UNCLE SAM'S ON MARS Shoals of dead fish float on the lakes, But Uncle Sam's on Mars And science is making the same mistakes, But Uncle Sam's on Mars No one down here knows how to work the brakes, But Uncle Sam's on Mars Uncle Sam...
by Erik
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Told you so: LNG as substitute for shipping and buses China
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Dunno about "ahead of the curve" there 5thC! Perhaps if you'd said so 10 years ago! :wink: "In October 1998 , North American Bus Industries completed delivery of 156 LNG buses for to the City of Phoenix. All 156 buses were phased into operation during the summer and fall of 1998. Each...
by Erik
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Firefox 3.5 now out .. 2 x faster !
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: OT: Firefox 3.5 now out .. 2 x faster !

Vortex wrote:Wouldn't normally bother .. but this is supposed to be 2 x faster.
You speed freak! :wink:
by Erik
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Website in English, Spanish and French
Replies: 1
Views: 9130

Good luck with this site, Wiksa.

Love the monkey graphics!

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by Erik
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: allotment anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 6798

In the end, after the second summer, I think, it all became too much. I had found out that I was not really up to this hand-to-hand combat. It was too much effort, too costly and you could get stuff from the shops or market much more easily. [...] ... Then I hung up my spade. [...] ... unless you a...
by Erik
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One for the doomers
Replies: 9
Views: 1317

Does nobody use the flippin' search function on here? Haggis, it's the end of civilization as we know it, we got cannibals on the rampage in a sparsely populated hell-hole of a world covered in ash, and you are worried about the correct use of the search function??!?!? :lol: [Just kidding! Actually...
by Erik
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why truck based logistics collapse not imminent post peak
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: Why truck based logistics collapse not imminent post pea

...and given the glut in natural gas... The glut in natural gas came about very quickly and very unexpectedly. All the major gas shippers have been caught out by the downturn in demand and are desperate to find new consumers. So yes, trucks converting to natural gas, why not, and then the gas glut ...
by Erik
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Site assessing countries' PO-resilience
Replies: 16
Views: 2792

Re: Site assessing countries' PO-resilience

I wonder if anyone else has seen this site: http://www.peakoilinitiative.org/country/score I have no idea how the country scores were calculated, and it all seems a bit vague and impressionistic [1], but it is interesting. The UK comes out pretty low among European countries. [1] E.g. "Peru ha...
by Erik
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 'Tiny chance' of planet collision
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Hmm, strangely enough, several years ago, it was my (perhaps unhealthy) interest in unpredictable and/or improbable apocalyptic world/humanity destroying events that led me down a winding path of discovery that eventually ended up at something called "peak oil"! :lol: I think my mild obses...
by Erik
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Air France Flight 447 - a coverup?
Replies: 49
Views: 16075

RenewableCandy wrote:What about Erik von Danekin(sp)?
Actually, I have a confession to make...