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by Mark
Thu May 06, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Brexit Watch

As the Brexit thread has been closed, thought I'd start a new one to discuss the consequences..... My 3 major concerns pre-Brexit were: (1) Increased legislation/bureaucracy and hence reduced trade with the EU (2) Replacement of low skilled Polish/Romanian labour with Indian/Nigerian etc. in order t...
by Mark
Sat May 01, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8371
Views: 261187

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Western companies are prioritising their employees for vaccination over the general population to avoid IT services being compromised. Coronavirus: BPO and IT services delivered from India face big challenges: https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252481195/Coronavirus-BPO-and-IT-services-delivered-f...
by Mark
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8371
Views: 261187

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Agree Adam. Further, what i'm seeing on the news are cylinders which have clearly been used for toxic gas, class 2.3, being refilled with oxygen ( or so they say). There will be many deaths from inhalation of toxic gas poisoning put down as covid. Easy to criticize from our ivory towers... desperat...
by Mark
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8371
Views: 261187

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The coronavirus DOES seem to "discriminate" and attack dark skinned people more often, or with more severe symptoms than white people. At least three possible reasons have been suggested for this. 1) Similar diseases may have occurred in ancient times, and spread rapidly in Medieval citie...
by Mark
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8371
Views: 261187

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

A recent case of Indians being allowed out of Australia to go to India 'to attend a wedding' then came back with Covid and infected other people in the quarantine facility does not improve my opinion of them. Supposedly Australian residents are only allowed out on urgent business so I guess it is o...
by Mark
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8371
Views: 261187

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Most travel to the UK from India was only banned at 04:00 today... Public Health England say that the total number of B.1.617 infections (Indian "double mutation" variant) is now 132. The actual number will be a lot higher - let's see how it plays..... Slow border closures will be another ...
by Mark
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Alternatives
Topic: Thailand floats hydro-solar projects for its dams
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Thailand floats hydro-solar projects for its dams

Thailand floats hydro-solar projects for its dams as fossil fuel supplement: https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/thailand-floats-hydro-solar-projects-its-dams-fossil-fuel-supplement-2021-04-20/ Thailand is close to completing one the world's biggest floating hydro-solar hybrid proj...
by Mark
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: War brewing over Nile dam
Replies: 20
Views: 1588

Re: War brewing over Nile dam

& here it is.....

Linking solar and wind power in eastern Africa with operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-021-00799-5
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-021-00799-5.epdf
by Mark
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8371
Views: 261187

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Right decision taken a bit late. Could be descriptive of the whole Covid saga. Exactly, timing is EVERYTHING in this pandemic. Just a few days delay can have enormous consequences, but we never seem to learn.... The cynic in me thinks it no coincidence that BoJo was about to trot off to India.... H...
by Mark
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8371
Views: 261187

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Have a read of this: https://twitter.com/chrischirp/status/1382316137225027595?s=19 And India isn't on UK red list! Could the Indian 'double mutant' coronavirus derail Britain's roadmap out of lockdown ? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9480883/Britains-roadmap-coronavirus-lockdown-derailed...
by Mark
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8371
Views: 261187

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Have a read of this: https://twitter.com/chrischirp/status/1382316137225027595?s=19 And India isn't on UK red list! Could the Indian 'double mutant' coronavirus derail Britain's roadmap out of lockdown ? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9480883/Britains-roadmap-coronavirus-lockdown-derailed...
by Mark
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8371
Views: 261187

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

And rather O/T but to illustrate the point about regulations and restrictions, did you know that the MOT testing and examination of road vehicles was meant to be a SHORT TERM measure ! Introduced shortly after the war to get all the "old and bodged pre-war bangers of the roads" Support th...
by Mark
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8371
Views: 261187

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Larger cluster of SA variant now in London. Expect numbers to rise rapidly now that shops pubs and gyms are open. We are going to find out if the AZ vaccine protects the old the hard way. The Department of Health reported 44 confirmed cases of the SA variant yesterday - predominantly in Wandsworth ...
by Mark
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Alternatives
Topic: Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station removes F-gas
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station removes F-gas

Black Start – Restarting The Grid From Scratch: https://www.theblackoutreport.co.uk/2019/07/04/black-start/ Distributed ReStart Project: https://www.nationalgrideso.com/future-energy/projects/distributed-restart Distributed ReStart is a world-first initiative. The project explores how distributed en...
by Mark
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: PowerTheft
Replies: 27
Views: 5555

Re: PowerTheft