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by Mr. Fox
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8401
Views: 262005

Friston interviewed (yesterday) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUOFeVIrOPg
The ['Dark Matter'] headlining... was a very astute editorial move, I'm not sure that it was the most useful from a purely scientific point of view"
by Mr. Fox
Sat May 23, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Life of diesel in car?
Replies: 15
Views: 1894

You might still want to add a stabiliser. The other issue you will likely encounter with laying the car up for months is 'battery drain', as modern cars tend to use a few milliamps constantly (for anti-theft systems, etc), so either regular charging or maybe a little solar trickle charger that sits ...
by Mr. Fox
Sat May 23, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Life of diesel in car?
Replies: 15
Views: 1894

For cars, bikes and light vehicles, if the MOT was due to expire on or after 30th March, it gets an automatic 6 month extension (although you still need to ensure the vehicle is roadworthy, as normal). This extension should show up on the database around 7 days before the due date. More details here...
by Mr. Fox
Thu May 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8401
Views: 262005

This doesn't appear to have been answered, so I'll dip in here... Is there a consensus that people are at greater risk with a heavier/more frequent dose? Eg medical staff. With regard to medical staff, while there does appear to be a general consensus that they are at greater risk, like many aspects...
by Mr. Fox
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: The 'climate doomers' preparing for society to fall apart
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

http://ebba.english.ucsb.edu/archv/thumbnails/20079-20.jpg A Fooles Bolt is soone shot. Good Friends beware, I'me like to hit yee, What ere you be heer's that will fit yee; Which way soever that you goe, At you I ayme my Bolt and Bowe. (To the Tune of, Oh no no no not yet). http://ebba.english.ucsb...
by Mr. Fox
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Plywood flooring sealant : low VOC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

We used Bona Mega on pine boards, not cheap but low VOC and still looks amazing after nearly 5 years. :)
by Mr. Fox
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goldman Sachs Has Just Issued An Ominous Warning About Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Aye, I'm with Chris Wood on this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAOI9XzDsHo :?
by Mr. Fox
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Low grid frequency or dodgy data
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

The DD meter is bouncing around all over the show. It doesn't tally with my own (measured) logs or the data on Gridwatch and there's nothing significant on BMReports . I guess DD need to get their soldering iron out again (or learn how to use the BMR API). ;) How the meter works We soldered together...
by Mr. Fox
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Wind Power
Topic: 3.5Kw turbine
Replies: 19
Views: 3948

Also why a 11 metre tower. I know that the wind speeds are higher up there but so are the speeds when you hit the ground after falling from there. Safety and simplicity. Also why not get two smaller lower turbines attached to the house or garage? The relationship between turbine size and it's power...
by Mr. Fox
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We are drowning in a sea of nonsense and "fake news&quo
Replies: 31
Views: 6373

Nice little demonstration of how news media works described here:

http://medialens.org/index.php/alerts/a ... ganda.html

Interview in question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_nFI2Zb7qE

:D
by Mr. Fox
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Hot air ducting from a woodburner
Replies: 15
Views: 5674

Those type of vent are kinda designed to restrict... you control the airflow by screwing that centre disc in and out (useful if you have multiple vents and need to balance the airflow between them). That said, screwed all the way out, they don't restrict much. I used them for the out-take vents on o...
by Mr. Fox
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Another solar panel or a wind turbine for the narrowboat?
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

I'd second Adams comment: go for the extra PV.

IME little turbines (< 1kW) are a waste of time and money.
by Mr. Fox
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Hot air ducting from a woodburner
Replies: 15
Views: 5674

mr brightside wrote: Really i need insulated ducting, but where do you get it from?
Here - but be careful when you open the package... It leaps out like a jack-in-the-box and smacks you in the face!
by Mr. Fox
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Hot air ducting from a woodburner
Replies: 15
Views: 5674

We did this... I used one of these '12v marine bilge blowers', with one of these PWM speed controllers to set the speed (& to keep noise down) and a mechanical thermostat (in the room with the burner) to automate it. As Ken suggests, just run the ducting under the loft insulation (or wrap it in ...
by Mr. Fox
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: AFDD new safety feature ? or needless complication?
Replies: 2
Views: 1839

Heh... one per circuit @ ~£120 a pop! Smallest available (Crabtree) is 2 units wide, so let's factor in a new (double decker) consumer unit, while we're at it. :shock: I'm told they won't trip on brushed motors/switch arcing, as the little computer inside is far too intelligent to allow that to hap...