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  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    ...to which I would add that BBC2 didn't start until 1970 (I think it was). BBC(1) and ITV were both black and white, 405-line standard, VHF, with BBC using Band I and ITV using Band III, so you needed 2...
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    "The one being built claims to be in Upminster, which I would guess is not an area full of wind turbines." There's a bunch of them in the Thames estuary, so to me it sounds like exactly the same layout...
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    "But there's also a liminal state where you feel better and think you can work, but when you go back to what you did the day before you spot silly mistakes, obvious mistakes that shouldn't be there, and you realize...
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    Thank you. I like that idea; it sounds like an interesting experiment that will be fun to carry out even if it does fail in the end. Willow twigs, is it? I ought to be able to get hold of...
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    I tend to regard those x homes for y hours things as basically meaningless and best ignored. Like this instance, which makes more sense if you assume they've added an extra zero on because someone thought 30,000 homes didn't sound...
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    Vulch @ 652, Mike Collins @ 653, and various: The parent plant, which was in someone else's garden, isn't there any more, but it sent a few offspring (keys) flying around. One of them is now fairly large but not...
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    Not all that wrong, though :) http://www.broadlandmemories.co.uk/images/postcards/horning80s_aerial02.jpg http://www.watersideestateagents.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Horning-aerial-1-980x560-c-default.png It's not all like that, but there's a significant amount that is....
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    EC @ 626, Heteromeles @ 630: Thanks. It's a sycamore. I like trees, and I don't much care what sort they are (I'm crap at telling them apart anyway). But it can't stay where it is, because it's too close...
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    "your panels should point at the opposite tropic" Just to clarify: so in the northern hemisphere, you project a straight line due south until it hits the Tropic of Capricorn, and install the panels in a plane perpendicular to that...
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    Random, irrelevant, and probably rather dumb question for those of a horticultural persuasion: Incipient tree, <1m height, trying to grow up through a crack in concrete and not doing very well, currently shedding this year's leaves and developing green buds...
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    Para 2 - there are some round here who have installed panels on both sides of the roof, a roof whose ridgeline runs approximately east-west. Perhaps the ones on the north side might see a touch of reddened sunlight at...
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    Or Bedford. That is another place where they found it a good idea to make up a stencil depicting a bicycle travelling at 80% of the speed of light to label places where it would in fact barely move at...
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    "They ignores the fact that, as a not-powerful cyclist, I have often yelled at motorists "get a bloody move on" when they accelerated like snails after red lights. And even 'ordinary' cars have 20 times the power to weight ratio...
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    Something wrong with this requirement for massive A-pillars when you look at how long Volvo have been fond of doing things like this. http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/1971-market-for-a-hardtop-ad.jpg...
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    For short to short-end-of-medium term storage, at least, we have them, and have had for yonks. A great deal of the blah and blather around batteries, for example, arises from everyone thinking first and foremost of batteries for portable applications...
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    Back to the days of wooden ships, and nothing beyond bronze cannon for the Navy...?...
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    His name along with all the "we've got to make it work" in that article keeps making me think: He's told us not to blow it 'cause he knows it's all worthwhile... Which would be more entertaining if I actually...
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    And also, granite (along with goodness knows how many other possibilities) is, for all practical purposes, in chemical equilibrium with the environment. Concrete is not. So, for instance, Charlie's house will still be standing when mine has long fallen to...
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    @ 436 "This is significant" Agreed. But most of it is the consequence of continuing to use processes which were developed when nobody cared. It is not compulsory to supply process heat by burning fossil fuels. Electrically-powered processes already exist...
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    No, not at all. Concepts like "fault" and "blame", and their converses, are toxic and counterproductive, and part of the point of that "mantra", as I understand it, is to clash with concepts like that in order to emphasise the...
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    I'm sorry, I should have stopped posting and gone to bed earlier. I read your post as being basically dismissive of the idea as akin to magical thinking, and so misinterpreted your attitude as being similar to my own in...
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    You've both missed the point, and mis-stated my position, by such a large amount that I see no point in trying to take it further....
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    Argh! Wency, not Wally - having realised in the moment of hitting Submit....
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    "See Vaclav Smil's (aka "Slayer of Bullshit")"The Modern World Can't Exist Without These Four Ingredients. They All Require Fossil Fuels"" Is that "Slayer" or "Propagator"? It is true that in all those four cases process heat is usually provided by...
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    That's one of those situations where you really can find yourself out of options. But it's still possible to take some mitigating action. What I try to do is basically to stop far enough back from the tail of the...
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    "I chose (1) but I just don't see how I could predict the truck's lane change." Yes, I've had exactly the same thing happen and I too haven't been able to figure out how I could have predicted it. It...
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    "Being able to accelerate quickly is second only to be able to stop quickly with regards to avoiding potential accidents" Any form of evasive action comes second to not getting into the situation in the first place. Some mantras from...
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    That rule is standard knowledge over here... which isn't to say that it's standard practice. It's probably roughly double what most people do. It's a useful guide, but it's not the be-all and end-all, and in particular it fails if...
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    Yeah... EC's link looks reasonably trustworthy as an indication that electric cars are considerably more likely to catch fire overall, but that's not very helpful since it takes no account of the circumstances. Media reports of individual incidents are no...
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    I think Charlie's covered that one @ 364. Looks like it's probably a word best avoided because it changes meaning in crossing the Atlantic to signify something completely different....
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