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  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Or you can look at the behavior of Koch and Buffett when confronted with a surge in renewables. Rather than shift their industry to embrace the new technologies, they have sought a variety of legal strategies to make it as...
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    Rural & outer-suberban Engalnd is certainly conservative Like I said, that makes a English majority of small-c conservatives who will only vote Labour if they think the current version of Labour is sufficiently pro-property prices and anti-immigration. If the party...
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    England is generally majority small-c conservative and right-wing -- sometimes the Labour Party can swing right like in Blair's time and win a majority, especially if the previous Tory government has done something egregious and unforgivable like depress property prices...
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    My error - nine year monopoly, last Shuttle launch 2011. Actually a not-quite-four year monopoly, last Chinese manned mission to their space station was October 2016 (Shenzhou 11). But you were nearly right....
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    Labour, that is the UK Labour Party based in England has regarded Scotland as 'theirs' for a generation and more, ruling most local councils as well as holding a large number of Parliamentary seats. It was said in my home...
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    Something I tripped over in the course of events, real steampunk computing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8aYkow-Fv8 (TL:DW -- it's a small part of Babbage's Difference Engine powered by, what else? Steam.)...
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    These units have very-highly rated filters (N100-class or better) in the belt-mounted blower units. Since they're positive-pressurised it's possible to force air through a really restrictive filter matrix, something that would probably be impossible to breathe through using your lungs...
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    There are over 21,000 entirely separate emergency medical response services in the USA, with a complex mixture of public and private. As featured in the documentary "Mother, Jugs and Speed". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKY6xVHMr78...
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    Followup to my previous comment about full-face respirators -- there's an article on the BBC website now about this new design of healthcare respirators designed by University of Southampton engineers. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52613399 They're intended for intensive-care situations with high risk of...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Quite some time ago I came up with the idea of a "smart" baton round (aka rubber bullet). It has a Doppler radar in the front of the baton continuously calculating the closing speed to target and it would deploy...
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    I am not a diagnostician but I'd say he's at least an Asperger's if not full-blown autistic (and may Ghu forgive me for throwing terms like that around about someone I don't actually know personally). He really truly doesn't think...
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    NOW: He & BoZo are up against an experienced Prosecution Lawyer, whoi simply won't be fooled by this crap any more. Oops. NOW: thanks to the millions of people who thought Jeremy Corbyn was a baby-eating Ultra-Marxist Boris Johnson is...
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    Dom has stepped in front of a hot mike and is currently explaining to everyone what he did wrong and why it was right for him to do because special, bless. In other news the ongoing train wreck has just...
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    The right choice is a full face positive pressure supplied air mask. They do have them in some NHS locations and they look weird -- there's an inflatable helmet that forms the pressure seal around the face and an integral...
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    I'm presuming this Strategic Steel Stockpile we are considering is meant for a war or other Black Swan event, not a Business As Usual situation where the car plants will be producing SUVs and hatchbacks for consumer use and requiring...
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    But health care in most places isn't free, it's paid for in taxes. No, it's paid for by the government raising debt in the form of printing money and using that to pay rent, wages, buy stuff etc. for the...
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    My uninformed speculation based on this understanding -- PM Johnson has an unassailable level of support in the House of Commons for him to remain Party leader and PM. The faint-of-heart on the subject of Brexit have been purged, deselected...
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    Toothed belts are not all made the same, but they are usually made to the same geometries (width, length, tooth pattern etc.). You might like to check to see if there's a higher-spec belt with the same geometry available from...
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    No, I'm suggesting buying bar stock, beam, rod, tube and pipe which comes in standard sizes. It gets machined and processed like that into essential items, not blooms and billets which are feedstock for rolling mills, wire drawing etc. Plate...
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    The earliest belt-driven motorbike I ever got close to was a fellow club-member's 1923 Lewis (the same people who made machine guns in WW1) which had a leather belt connecting the one-pot engine with the back wheel. Our ad-hoc biker's...
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    Give me a blank sheet of paper and I'd design a motorbike these days with a toothed-belt final drive rather than a chain. There are pluses and minuses but it's a better solution than even an encased chain which does...
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    It used to be standard for bikers to hard-lube the chains on their bikes, especially before winter. The solid chain lube came in a big flat round can. You took the bike chain off the bike, flushed it with petrol...
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    Recycling steel can be done better than it used to be. A long time back I worked on a metal analysis spectrometer system for a foundry in Bolton. They would melt scrap, pour test bars for stress testing and spark...
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    Britain makes a lot of specialist steels -- we pioneered the mass-production of vacuum-electromelted steel, for example. What we don't make any more is ten million tonnes of hot-rolled steel a year for grilles, fenceposts, rebar etc. Places like Malaysia,...
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    Better still would be to buy cheap foreign steel of known quality and alloy type in ready-to-process billets and rounds and stash it somewhere under cover. Converting iron ore or even scrap steel[1] into usable iron/steel requires a lot of...
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    I still haven't seen any evidence that "chlorinated chicken" is any less healthy than the E.U.'s NON-chlorinated chicken, It's why the US producers need to chickens (and other poultry) with chlorinated water to begin with that worries us. You could...
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    Hand drills and bit-and-brace drills are readily available, and I do have some in the workshop's tool cabinet but I almost never use them. They require both hands to use and are less precise as the effort of cranking causes...
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    I have three different cordless drills, all of which use the same 12V Ni-Cd battery pack design. One of them is an Elu, about thirty-five years old which still works but doesn't reverse any more. Elu was eaten by DeWalt...
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    We, the world that is, needs five hundred thousand tonnes of medical-grade PPE over the next 18 months or so. The world's stockpiles that were supposed to get us through the first couple of months of a world-wide pandemic like...
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    A radioisotope decontamination system has the advantage that it doesn't heat the materials in the clothing, masks etc. while penetrating all the fibres quite thoroughly, (assuming gamma radiation as from a Co-60 source) killing bacteria and, hopefully, a significant amount...
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