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Thread: Is it really a joke
07/04/2022 23:19:53
Posted by Hollowpoint on 07/04/2022 22:44:39:

Interesting. But just wait until your ev is permanently connected to the internet and can be switched off by the government whenever it feels like! 🤫🤣🫣

In addition to tracking you via a chip in your pocket and listening to all your conversations and watching you at home via PC or TV and checking your front door camera or tracking you via CCTV ?

Nah, It'll never happen, folk wouldn't stand for it....

Thread: UK plans eight new nuclear reactors to boost production
07/04/2022 15:44:28

Governments love big vanity projects and infrastructure plans. I bet a huge order for brown envelopes is imminent.

Thread: Is it really a joke
07/04/2022 15:32:27

There's so much wrong with that article I don't have the interest in refuting it all. Point 1- ev charging v garage. You don't need a facility with huge underground tanks so chargers can be in any carpark. For overnight charging 7.4kw chargers are fine. For fast charging on the go a 50kw charger would be thought slow. 150,250 even 350kw chargers exist but with reality of what batteries can take and charge reduction as they fill then 120kw chargers will do and fill a 75kwh pack from 20 to 80% in half an hour.

2000cars in 12hrs = 160'ish per hour so 80 fast chargers is more than enough. Anyone know of a motorway services or city carpark with 80 spaces? There are 24 tesla chargers at the Heathrow Hilton already with speeds from 120 to 250kw without West London being plunged in darkness (and no petrol). It's perfectly doable.

Thread: Why is electricity so expensive?
07/04/2022 11:48:44

It's interesting to look at some global realities. Petrol in Venezuela at 2p a litre. China responsible for 35% of global co2 averaging 1.5 times us per head. The USA using 3.5 times us per head and about 25% global. And a Russian tank on 1 mile per gallon diesel. UK responsible for circa 1% global emissions and pretty good figures per head but only around 1% saving per head over 20 years. Stuff may be more efficient but everyone has more stuff.

I have a plan based on large treadmill drums in city centres. Schoolkids PE lessons sorted, cheap gym memberships,special wheels for the Zimmer impaired and a requirement for everyone to earn treadmill points for NHS access or air travel. Cheap leccy and a fit population plus it warms you up so no heating bills. Sorted.


Thread: Parallel Universe
07/04/2022 11:18:42

Indeed we need an increase in national insurance to help pay for the NHS cos 350 million a week isn't enough.

Thread: Why is electricity so expensive?
06/04/2022 09:55:11

In which case you need a different technological solution. Sadly Fusion will be 30 years away and always will be but there are guys working on ideas such as this one:


06/04/2022 07:45:06

London's population has been variable historically. Around 9 Million during the war and when I was at Uni in the late 60's it was 8 Million. Indeed it dropped to it’s lowest for a long time in the 80's
Traffic chaos is a function of most capital cities going back to ancient Rome with fringe parking plans, one-way streets and pedestrianized streets.
And large capital projects have always been an opportunity for opportunists to line their pockets and long been sold to the public at estimated costs and delivery times well below realism.


05/04/2022 10:23:02

I didn't think water was nationalised but I have my own borehole and reed-bed sewage so the only bills are for electricity for its pumps and (so far) one replacement pump and a couple of pressure vessels.
Nationalisation of old lead to a top-heavy idle workforce, poor public investment and a union stranglehold, although i do agree that basic utilities should belong to us rather than be sold abroad for a fast money-raising exercise to waste on the next vanity project.


Thread: Best way to reduce a piece of 1/8"thk brass sheet to 3/32" thk.
05/04/2022 09:47:55

I'm a bit confused re having 1/8 stock but no 1/32 - not sure I see the relevance. As to how to hold 1/8 sheet to reduce to 3/32 must depend on how much you have and how much you need. Can you not just bolt/screw some to a backing piece (MDF?) by it’s edge and thin out enough from the centre for the requirement?


Thread: Why is electricity so expensive?
05/04/2022 09:39:22

A common mantra is "You get what you pay for". So I'm pleased with the price increase, indicating much better quality electrons than the ones sold before. I'm still worried about French electrons. A background of soft cheeses and high fat odd-shaped bread rolls isn't a good look for the hard electricity I want with a long use-by date. It was bad enough in the 50's when we were promised nuclear would be so cheap they wouldn't charge for it - so poor quality they took those off the market.


Thread: What adhesive - that shrinks when it sets - do you recommend for melamine laminate sheets?
03/04/2022 14:58:56

As an off-topic;ish thought does the glue really matter? If one placed the two boards together with any gap-filler (say water) and applied an air-tight edging then air pressure/vacuum would hold those boards together? Indeed, the thinnest layer of any thin bonding agent that can occupy any gaps would be the best?
I'm minded of the time I built some fitted wardrobes into an old house with lathe and horsehair plaster walls with a tendency to crumble. I glued a 12 foot length of 1/2 in baton to the wall with PVA and held with a few of pins until it set and was able to suspend my 110kg by the fingertips from it just by the sheer area.


Thread: Cutting Carbon Fibre
03/04/2022 13:42:24

Trim the broken ends and bond into a pair of threaded gizmos for the ultimate in collapsible batons or as suggested fishing rod joiners. If sleeving the break it may be worth looking at arrow shafting if there is suitable size.


Thread: Questions on an MLA inspired toolpost
02/04/2022 22:16:59

Naive question perhaps but once dogged down how do you get the tapers to release?


Thread: M 1.4 threaded steel rod
02/04/2022 09:33:26

Looking on Veterinary Instrumentation's site there's 1.25mm arthrodesis wire and 1.5mm threaded rod available.

Without looking further I’d speculate that Imperial sizes are available from a US orthopaedic supplier or an Indian/Pakistani supplier who sells to the US. How accurate any of these dimensions are might need checking. Also the thread on arthrodesis wire will be designed for holding in bone - would likely be fine in a denser timber but also may not be 'standard' if wanting to use off the shelf nuts.


01/04/2022 22:15:10

If stuck for finding a material to make your own from then I offer the suggestion of Kirschner wires - surgical stainless steel used (usually) as temporary pins in bone reconstruction or for attaching small fragments. Available in lengths upto about 300mmm but with one or both ends sharpened usually as spade ended.
I did see some on eBay in sizes near to your need - 1.2mm and 1.4mm were available but I’m sure an orthopaedic supplier would stock 1.3mm ("veterinary instrumentation" as an example)

Edit - for some reason my brain read that you wanted 1.3mm until I posted and reviewed the title


Edited By pgk pgk on 01/04/2022 22:16:39

Thread: Gasless MIG welding
30/03/2022 04:54:11

"she's a psychologist for some reason "

That has to be quote of the day ...laugh


Thread: Coming Soon : The shutdown of 3G
28/03/2022 16:45:08

Old Mart,

My previous Motorola phone died recently a d was replaced with a Moto G 60 s and due to no cell service out here is on 1p. Much to my surprise I discovered that it will accept WiFi calling despite 1p not officially offering that. And it's not a terribly expensive phone. Also picks up a signal way closer to home than the old one. No need to climb the hill first..


Thread: Prepping/cleaning CZ120 brass for epoxy resin paint.
26/03/2022 17:58:14

If/when Lidl have their cellulose thinner back on offer then probably worth grabbing some cans cheap - supposed to be residue free acetone.


Thread: Finding things
25/03/2022 14:39:34

3 days ago I lost my car keys. I'm pedantic with them.. either in my left pocket or the key bowl. I searched the barn , the yard, the chairs.. berated OH cos when they went missing 3yrs ago she'd borrowed them. An hour of searching and found in my RIGHT pocket


Thread: LED bulbs
25/03/2022 06:17:53

Such panels are usually used in suspended ceilings? If so then there would be a void above the back of the panel as additional cooling. How are they used if set against a plasterboard ceiling? Attached directly or some sort of enclosure?


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