gasdive (he, him, ia)

gasdive (he, him, ia)

  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    "I guess the question is why?" I didn't really answer that. Remembering that it was in answer to the proposal of using the guillotine to manage the rich. Essentially backing them into a corner where they give up their life's...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    I agree completely. Which is sort of why I'm arguing against metal to metal seals that have to be machined to exact tolerances and maintained against corrosion with exact hinges and a locking mechanism that applies significant force (implying either...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    PS, unlike the video, I only ever used a rubber cement, the name of which escapes me, but there's lots of similar things on the market....
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    The airlocks I've used were just a flat plate on the door frame, (obviously with a hole you can crawl through) and a flat plate forming the door, with a groove machined into it. The groove contained an o'ring. The...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    I think they'd be the same reason as nuclear weapons on Earth. The "you can't push me around because I can kill us both". Rather like negotiations while holding a grenade with the pin pulled. I don't think a few...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    PS, that's every city bigger than Slough gets 33 rocks https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slough...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    I still think rocks take a lot of beating, they're just not quick. This occurred to me while walking the dog The Mars colony is planning to make fuel. (The whole thing falls in a heap if it can't) So...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    I agree that Starship makes a terrible weapons system if you're thinking of launching from the ground to do some sort of ad hoc strike. Which is why you wouldn't do that. The plan is to move a million tonnes...
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    Charlie said: "I submit that a better solution to "keeping troubles down" would be to downsize the Jolly Board of International Autocrats. (With a guillotine, if they won't go peacefully.)" That might soon be difficult. One of the JBIA appears...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Just noticed that "The Prisoner" was made by "Everyman Films" Coincidence or long term planning?...
  • Commented on An AI app walks into a writers room
    I'd be highly sceptical if any "app" that could reliably tell if text is ChatGPT or not. From what I've read, at least part of how it was trained involved it producing text and a classifier giving it feedback on...
  • Commented on WTF
    People did die, but it's interesting. Another food flood. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood...
  • Commented on WTF
    Do Marx hours include training hours? Though it's debunked, 10,000 hours to become an expert is often bandied about. Is food prepped by a 10,000 hour expert more "hours" than food prepped by a 30 minute trainee, when they both...
  • Commented on WTF
    On Android, Long press gets you a menu, and at the top of the menu there's the url. And I do prefer naked girls, but it's been a few years since I've been around a plural....
  • Commented on WTF
    I also prefer naked urls. I won't click on urls that I don't know where they're going. You can pay them here by giving them their own paragraph. (2 carriage returns) https://www.repco.com.au/en/tools-equipment/tool-kits-sets/socket-sets/mechpro-blue-10mm-socket-rail-set-mpbsk141k/p/A5440551 Note, this is a link to a socket...
  • Commented on WTF
    I guess I'm a CoE atheist because that's what I used to write on forms at school back when they asked such things. Greg's ranting certainly strikes a chord with me. My dad couldn't remember what he'd been raised as,...
  • Commented on WTF
    Religion is an accidental misuse of the human instincts to look after each other. It's functionally the same as birds feeding fish because they gape at them and look like baby birds, triggering the feeding instinct. (religion being the fish...
  • Commented on WTF
    PS, Seals in general. Most static seals can be made such that elastomeric seals aren't needed. Metal to metal seals work absolutely fine. Elastomeric seals are popular because you can make and break connections without tools, and they're a bit...
  • Commented on WTF
    A bit of a throw back subject, but I've been away. Seasaw style manual compressors (oxygen booster actually, but to a layman, "compressor" is close enough) using wet leather seals were in active military use as recently as 30 years...
  • Commented on WTF
    Moz said: I assumed that was a cultural thing where USA small communities have much more extensive libraries than equivalent villages in Australia or Aotearoa do. I grew up in a town of ~5000 people... That might be a good...
  • Commented on WTF
    Poul-Henning Kamp said: If China spent the "quarantine" period vaccinating as much of the population as they could, this should be a non-event. Yes. There's a lot they could and should have done to prepare. Indoor air standards, U bends...
  • Commented on WTF
    Robert Prior said: I wonder how long they would be able to stay running without spare parts. We're about to find out. Covid has been released in China. When 20% of the people who make all our stuff lose the...
  • Commented on WTF
    That's very on brand. A week or so ago the local news... Aside, not really local, but loss of profits in conventional media means I get "local" news from about 200 km south of me to about 300 km north....
  • Commented on WTF
    Moz said: It's also slightly possible that gasdive's 10kWh is net after solar, since he's likely in the 35%+ of Australians that have PV on their home. I've got solar. My net is negative 0.67 kWh/d over that winter bill....
  • Commented on WTF
    Atropos asks, May one ask how? Err, I dunno. I've got 4 kW of solar on the roof. That gets me about 4-6 kWh/d during winter and the pool is on a timer to coincide with the solar. The water...
  • Commented on WTF
    Port Macquarie. I guess it's technically a bit warmer than Sydney, but there's not a great deal in it. Overnight in winter I hold the house about 10C (+-5) warmer than the outside air temperature. Basically for the dogs. We...
  • Commented on WTF
    Atropos said: daily use dropped from ~65kWh Jesus Mary and Joseph. I just got my winter bill, for an all electric 3 bedroom house with a pool (and the pool draws about 5 kWh per day) my partner working from...
  • Commented on WTF
    Here in Oz there's an app called emergency plus. Open the app, it will give you the address, lat/log decimal, and the what3words location that is easy to remember and repeat to the operator. Press a button on the app...
  • Commented on WTF
    Re: Cell towers, POTS and VoIP running out of charge. There's a couple of companies putting cell towers in space over the next few years. So this problem may go away/change/get worse over the next half decade or so....
  • Commented on WTF
    PS CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR RINGS OF POWER...
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