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by Pdf27
Mon May 27, 2024 6:17 am
Forum: The Bar
Topic: Hyundai Pony Coupe, a concept I could get behind
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Hyundai Pony Coupe, a concept I could get behind

You've got to wonder if the guts of an Ioniq 5N fit nicely under there. If so we might be seeing it quite soon.
by Pdf27
Sat May 25, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: Space and Technology
Topic: The Lithium-Ion Battery 'Energy Storage' Facility Blaze You Hadn't Heard About...Is Still Burning
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: The Lithium-Ion Battery 'Energy Storage' Facility Blaze You Hadn't Heard About...Is Still Burning

jemhouston wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 11:12 amHas anyone heard of anyone working on how to handle Lithium fires. I'm hoping Tesla is working on it.
Cool it down and keep the oxygen away. AVD fire extinguishers are designed to do this, you also have fire blankets which pretty much do the same thing without the cooling effect.
by Pdf27
Sat May 25, 2024 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bar
Topic: I'm sorry you're dead
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: I'm sorry you're dead

Johnnie Lyle wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 9:36 amHow does that work for people who don’t have relatives, or where one can’t be found?
Responsibility devolves onto the local council.
https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/envi ... angements/
by Pdf27
Sat May 25, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: Space and Technology
Topic: The Lithium-Ion Battery 'Energy Storage' Facility Blaze You Hadn't Heard About...Is Still Burning
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: The Lithium-Ion Battery 'Energy Storage' Facility Blaze You Hadn't Heard About...Is Still Burning

One estimate is that if the world were to go net zero then it would need to spend 50% of GDP on batteries. For Australia to go net zero via wind and solar using batteries for backup it would need 167% of current global battery production every year as the old ones wear out. 90% of this could be eli...
by Pdf27
Sat May 25, 2024 6:25 am
Forum: The Bar
Topic: I'm sorry you're dead
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: I'm sorry you're dead

This raises an interesting question: had a death certificate been issued? If so, that is a legal document and cannot be altered. In the case of an incorrect cause of death, the body must be exhumed and a further autopsy be carried out, then a new death certificate issued. So would she have to die, ...
by Pdf27
Sat May 25, 2024 6:16 am
Forum: Space and Technology
Topic: The Lithium-Ion Battery 'Energy Storage' Facility Blaze You Hadn't Heard About...Is Still Burning
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: The Lithium-Ion Battery 'Energy Storage' Facility Blaze You Hadn't Heard About...Is Still Burning

There are proposals to move to water based chemistries, which should be easier to handle. I must admit i don't see why we are using battery chemistries that are optimised for mobile applications as static units, but that's just another Net Zero puzzle. It's a simple industrialisation issue: image_2...
by Pdf27
Fri May 24, 2024 7:13 am
Forum: The Bar
Topic: Fireworks Factory In India....
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Fireworks Factory In India....

Hey, at least he's shooting them vaguely skywards. Paris, 13th July 1999. Place de la Bastille. Halfway between the 1st anniversary of France winning the World Cup (12th July) and the fête nationale, The Paris Maire had decided it would be a great idea to put on a concert. The locals seemed less ena...
by Pdf27
Thu May 23, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bar
Topic: Fireworks Factory In India....
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Fireworks Factory In India....

Community noted as not a fireworks factory going up but actually a display. And to be fair it does rather look like one.
by Pdf27
Sat May 11, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: The Media Center
Topic: Swedish destroyers short film from 1965
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Swedish destroyers short film from 1965

Complete with "fartygslarm", for if the cook serves beans too often.
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by Pdf27
Mon Apr 29, 2024 7:42 pm
Forum: History and Warfare
Topic: ...Oh, f'r Gawd's sake (2)...
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: ...Oh, f'r Gawd's sake (2)...

Hey, it isn't that bad!
  • Nobody got hurt.
  • The acceptance test did exactly what it was meant to and caught these problems.
  • It wasn't Boeing this time!
by Pdf27
Mon Apr 29, 2024 6:26 am
Forum: History and Warfare
Topic: Babe Ruth Day yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Babe Ruth Day yesterday

Just one day before Ed Balls day :D
by Pdf27
Sun Apr 28, 2024 9:38 am
Forum: History and Warfare
Topic: Protective measures against hostile UAVs
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Protective measures against hostile UAVs

I think you're maybe cherry-picking examples there: I'd expect all recce units of that type to be undetectable to drones, not least because they will commonly be operating behind enemy lines as artillery spotters and as such need to be invisible to foot patrols. In the UK that role is carried out by...
by Pdf27
Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: The Bar
Topic: And just a note...
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: And just a note...

MikeKozlowski wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2024 3:03 pm...1,095 days to retirement, 15 April 2027.

Bob, hush.

Mike
Just under 9,000 for me, if it makes you feel any better about Bob...
by Pdf27
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:44 am
Forum: History and Warfare
Topic: Nearing a new brigade AD concept for Sweden
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Nearing a new brigade AD concept for Sweden

The concept as such seems reasonable, aiming to give protection against high end saturation attacks, as well as low end (drone) attacks. One thing I’m pondering is which systems fit the bill of the MRAD component, with the stated minimum 40 km range and 15 km altitude coverage. I think NASAMS 3 doe...
by Pdf27
Thu Apr 11, 2024 6:52 am
Forum: History and Warfare
Topic: ...On this date...
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: ...On this date...

Did HMS Formidable forget what happened when HMS Glorius got into a gun fight? It takes the Navy three years to build a ship. It will take three hundred years to build a new tradition. Note also in practical terms that the engagement was at knife-fighting range in the dark: staying close to your es...
by Pdf27
Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:57 am
Forum: History and Warfare
Topic: 120mm mortars for the Brits
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: 120mm mortars for the Brits

It all curious how tied up with Germany this sector has become. Strategically this is either a very good move or a very bad one. I'm not sure which at the moment. Needs to be noted here that a German-owned prime contractor may not mean that the German government has any control over export opportun...
by Pdf27
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:44 am
Forum: History and Warfare
Topic: Maybe The Navy Isn't So Screwed Up At All...
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Maybe The Navy Isn't So Screwed Up At All...

Rocket J Squrriel wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:27 pm The best April Fool's is one that is believable. :lol:
The National Interest did believe it and reprint it as fact on April 3rd, although they've subsequently edited the story to admit it was an April Fool.
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by Pdf27
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:37 am
Forum: Space and Technology
Topic: Geoengineering Test Quietly Launches Salt Crystals into Atmosphere
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Geoengineering Test Quietly Launches Salt Crystals into Atmosphere

Ethically, this is about on par with the gain of function research done in Wuhan. They are messing with sh!t they don't understand, can't control and could potentially affect people world wide. To cure a problem they have no control over. Paul Uh... did you read what I wrote earlier? It's functiona...
by Pdf27
Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: Space and Technology
Topic: Geoengineering Test Quietly Launches Salt Crystals into Atmosphere
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Geoengineering Test Quietly Launches Salt Crystals into Atmosphere

We've been living through one for the past few years. Cargo ships were banned from using the very dirtiest high sulphur fuel in 2020, with the result that SO2 emissions dropped off by about 8 million tonnes/year . This appears to be having measurable effects on climate - including 2023 being extreme...
by Pdf27
Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bar
Topic: Swedish A-10s...?
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Swedish A-10s...?

Ammunition only to be fitted to the aircraft using a cheap Allen key and a slot-head screwdriver. May drop on the floor five or six times before you get it to stick properly, and can be a bit wobbly on occasion even when correctly fitted.