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by kenneal - lagger
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8514
Views: 266147

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

PS_RalphW wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:02 pm .................
The clamour in the media for the full release from all lockdown measures is becoming deafening.
The money men are obviously getting worried and piling up the pressure.
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Noam Chomsky
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Noam Chomsky

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Economy and recovery
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Economy and recovery

According to Hall and Klittegard, Ralph, that requirement applies to all forms of energy production as society as a whole has to back up the resources needed to not only produce the fuel but to produce the fuel to produce the equipment needed to produce the fuel and then to produce the equipment as ...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Economy and recovery
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Economy and recovery

I was watching a program last night, Bruce ... In the Arctic, and he was doing a piece on the tar sands which contain reserves of billions of tonnes of oil. He said that they only get 2 tonnes of oil out for every 1 tonne that they put in, an EROEI of 2. This is against an EROEI of about 100 for the...
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Labour Party Watch
Replies: 1042
Views: 124661

Re: Labour Party Watch

................ In the meantime, BAU and the inexorable move towards the break-up of the UK continues.... The main SNP condition on joining a coalition would be an immediate referendum on leaving and if they won that referendum the coalition would lose a good proportion of its support leading to a...
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Labour Party Watch
Replies: 1042
Views: 124661

Re: Labour Party Watch

Could it have been some tactical voting by Labour supporters? Labour and the LibDems have been asking their voters to do this for some time. I do appreciate that there were probably a lot of stay at homes among Labour voters but could it be a case of "couldn't be bothered"? The Green Party...
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Other Alternatives
Topic: Carbon Nanotubes
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Carbon Nanotubes

My thoughts are that this might work quite happily on a small scale for a mobile phone or similar but if you tried uprating it to power say a house or something bigger there would probably be a problem with high electrical currents or static charge build ups in the local environment. You don't get s...
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Reports of incident at Chinese reactor
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Reports of incident at Chinese reactor

A problem like this makes you wonder what corners were cut for the Chinese to have built this "on time and budget"? It also calls into question the political system which allows for problems to be hushed up as long as the political aim is met. This also brings to mind the troubles that the...
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Labour Party Watch
Replies: 1042
Views: 124661

Re: Labour Party Watch

It was only a 52% turn out so a lot of Tories must have stayed at home as well. In a place like Amersham the alternative to the Tories was always going to be the so called Centre Party, the LibDems.
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Samsung Heavy partners with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute to develop nuclear-powered ships
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Samsung Heavy partners with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute to develop nuclear-powered ships

It looks like Russia/USSR have had more nuclear accidents than the rest of the world put together and they are building even more vessels to have accidents with. If they were a car driver going for an insurance renewal no insurance company would touch them.
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Extinction Rebellion, ongoing disscussion.
Replies: 214
Views: 26625

Re: Extinction Rebellion, ongoing disscussion.

The turbine is definitely 12V as I had to chose when ordering it and they rewired it from 24V. With a 24V battery system set up as two 12V banks connected in series can you take a connection from the 0v, the negative, and from the 12V + to an inverter and then take a connection from the 12V - to the...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Generator fault.
Replies: 23
Views: 960

Re: Generator fault.

................BTW, I recal a demonstration years ago. A large diesel engine was running on load at a constant speed and generating electricity. A SMALL percentage of natural gas was introduced into the combustion air and the engined continued to run as normal, but the engine governor was observed...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Generator fault.
Replies: 23
Views: 960

Re: Generator fault.

We recently got the genny back at a cost of just under £900 after it had a complete rebuild: new bores, pistons, rings etc. We are now having problems with it rattling itself to pieces. Various bits of peripheral brackets have failed, some twice even after we have bolted the machine down using new b...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Extinction Rebellion, ongoing disscussion.
Replies: 214
Views: 26625

Re: Extinction Rebellion, ongoing disscussion.

I have had a 300W 12V wind turbine sitting in the cellar for years because I can't work out how to get the power from the turbine to the battery store, a distance of about 30m including down the pole, affordably. The only way that I thought it could go is suspended along poles in the air but that ca...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Swiss voters reject key climate change measures
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Swiss voters reject key climate change measures

................. I suspect that in years to come, that total global fossil fuel extraction and use will remain at levels broadly similar to todays, but that most nations will announce that they have reduced THEIR emissions by various forms of trading and offsetting. And the temperature will contin...