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by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 114
Views: 3243

Re: Brexit Watch

So why is China claiming a new cold war and arms race has started? Why are they so rattled? They are only ordinary subs? Because they are spending billions on a new surface navy which will be extremely vulnerable to more modern nuclear powered submarines operating in the area. They will definitely ...
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble
Replies: 19
Views: 2485

Re: How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble

Bitcoin, its method of generation and its popularity are all just symptoms of the crazy economic system that we live in. Energy is treated by economics as just an ordinary infinitely replaceable economic input rather than a fundamental of life that needs to be looked after and conserved.
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: A Good Year in the Garden
Replies: 28
Views: 3231

Re: A Good Year in the Garden

We have been very lucky with butterflies and brassicas and have no problems at all, probably because we put the plants out very late on. Hopefully not to late so that they don't get big enough to eat. I've seen what I thought is a Black Rat around one of our polytunnels in the last couple of days. I...
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: RIP Sir Clive
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: RIP Sir Clive

In the late 1970s I was involved with mainframe computers and programmable calculators in the civil engineering industry. I looked at moving into programming for a while but decided that I liked the civils side of things more. I often wonder if I would be where I am now if I had gone into programmin...
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 114
Views: 3243

Re: Brexit Watch

They will be nuclear armed, otherwise what's the point of them? They can stay underwater for 5-6 months if needed and your enemy hasn't a clue where they are. ,...................... The point of them is that the enemy doesn't know where they are and that they can attack the Chinese surface fleet o...
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Inflation watch
Replies: 31
Views: 1015

Re: Inflation watch

Mind you, many wages are going up more than that and a few people have had substantial lump sum retention bonuses.
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?
Replies: 238
Views: 51042

Re: Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?

I suspect that there are a lot of people in Ireland out looking for some dried peat and another bunch digging up new peat supplies. My log supply is in a good position even if it is twenty odd tonnes of old pine. I do have some hardwood to mix in as well and I've got a few trees to plank which will ...
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greer absolutely nails it....
Replies: 148
Views: 5054

Re: Greer absolutely nails it....

So you think that we will last to the end of the century, do you? With the degree of complexity of the world economic system once it goes below a certain level of function it is likely to break completely. So we are on a roller coaster ride down till the rails stop on one of the dips and we fall ove...
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 114
Views: 3243

Re: Brexit Watch

.................Well, they are getting a fleet of nuclear powered, and they will be nuclear armed subs capable of taking out 50% of China's population at the push of a button. A major shot across the bows has been fired. ............ According to the BBC News Channel last night they are nuclear po...
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 114
Views: 3243

Re: Brexit Watch

kenneal - lagger wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:58 pm ........ I wouldn't trust the French over much at all; ............
Probably sabotage in revenge for Brexit!!
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?
Replies: 238
Views: 51042

Re: Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?

Tonight, nuclear power is very low at under 4 .......... So much for Mr Reliable Nuclear as it is sold to us. All political decisions in this country are usually made on a strictly economic basis so what might seem logical to the man in the street probably isn't the way a politician decides. Interc...
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Stock up on heating fuel.
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Stock up on heating fuel.

I have built a couple of rocket stoves and could have a clay built pot boiler up and running in a few days allowing for drying time. We do, however, have a log burning cooker in the kitchen.
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Food industry boss warns of "permanent shortages"
Replies: 15
Views: 271

Re: Food industry boss warns of "permanent shortages"

Hopefully it will come before it's needed!

Although a forest garden isn't usually a wild source of food even if it does look that way.
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Food industry boss warns of "permanent shortages"
Replies: 15
Views: 271

Re: Food industry boss warns of "permanent shortages"

Maybe we are seeing some sort of collapse, but not the one we think, maybe we are seeing a collapse in the 10 food giants that rule the western world. They will have access to lobbyists, bleaty journalists will will print any old press release as a news story, and the broadcast media who love a bit...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 114
Views: 3243

Re: Brexit Watch

We should consider building another interconnector to France if we ever have enough wind power to export to them through it and all the others. I wouldn't trust the French over much at all; they're still trying to avenge Napoleon's honour and the fact that we had to rescue them from the Germans last...