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  • Commented on Sitrep
    An Australian politician just used his first speech in parliament to advocate for a "final solution to the immigration problem"... his party leader is standing by him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNqzc8oePVs Even the other racist wingnut parties have condemned him, which I suppose...
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    I can see a range of products now... Currently only available from charity shops, but I imagine those things could be taken upmarket if there was a way to market them and sell them without simultaneously advertising your customer base...
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    This comes back to me being someone who likes building things and is easily swayed by seeing stuff like this online but not being able to try it out locally. I have some similar friends, leading to periodic circles where...
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    FWIW, both of those have the wheel just slightly forward of the centre of (loaded) mass. The bike trailer has is maybe 10cm back on a metre-long bin, the wheelbarrow approximately 50mm. The latter is designed so that I naturally...
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    wheelbarrows.... How many of you have ever *used* them? ... a large garden (20'x40') across rototilled field? Me, not exactly frequently but definitely regularly. I have a "bicycle trailer" with two 20" wheels and a 220 litre bin that I...
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    Which means Vietnam is out, as is a lot of other inhabited territory. But sadly the armchair warriors at the top prefer to invade inhabited ares, so sometimes that's where the infantry have to go. My point is that it...
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    it’s hard to match legged transport for mobility across really rough terrain. ... or Vietnam You mean the famous "mule trails" of Vietnam, where thousands of wheelbarrows have been operating for a very long time?...
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    but you do need to put a flat hard surface on the width you do maintain That was mentioned in the article - it's much easier to maintain what is effectively a single line of paving stones. With the effective...
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    good article on the wheelbarrows I was more taken by the comment at the end about canals: the Grand Canal, which ran from Hangzhou to Bejing over a distance of 1800 km, was completed in 1327 after 700 years of...
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    Todays annoyance: we have the inevitable online classifieds site in Australia, ours is called gumtree.com.au ... it works the way most of the freemium ones do, so your phone number and an online messaging system are part of the deal....
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    ok, "Incredibles 2" added to list of movies to watch. Current list size: 1 :)...
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    pretty confident that they had small handwriting when they were at school. And slow writing as well. My handwriting is atrocious to look at and painful to produce. It's faster to compress what I have to write into the fewest...
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    add in the age of criminal responsibility as an angle It does make me think about the cartoon of baby Jesus standing on the bathwater saying "don' wanna baf". There's a whole lot of superhero stuff that doesn't work well...
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    List some group of common behaviours and/or subjective states which frequently occur together and that are modified by whatever the effect is... defined as pathological in the DSM. Better yet, have the common responses to working for your company, or...
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    To clarify: Israel can be democratic only as long as it remains Jewish. Racial/ethnic restrictions on the franchise are generally considered bad outside the US and Israel special cases. I think even the BNP would balk at doing something similar...
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    Actually, Australia is probably setting new records right now for largest number of bye-elections in a single term. We have a constitutional clause that the BNP would be proud of as it disqualifies anyone tainted by foreign influence. Until recently...
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    Media treatment? By having some seemingly reasonable people available to talk to the media about how they're really a party of nice, sensible types with a few hot-heads who thrive on media coverage, they can make the whole setup more...
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    To me those all look like boats for people who like working on their boat. My stepfather seemed to be one of them for a long time, owning a boat where maintenance time was more than use time, and the...
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    Yep, I still don't understand what you mean by the cost of failure. You seem to regard a week lost to failed drum brakes as somehow much cheaper than a week lost to failed hydraulic brakes, and I just don't...
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    News report on the cost of getting rid of rubbish reminded me... what happens to UK rubbish and recycling? Will not being able to export it to the EU be a problem? https://youtu.be/qvY3WImNgfk...
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    As far as reliability goes, I've been amused at the technology mix in the "third world" (parts of Australia, Timor, PNG) where a village will often have a cellphone, sometimes a smartphone, some solar battery lights (cheap ebay units), and...
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    The average day in January is -4C and since 1981 the record low for a January day was -32C... record high for a summer day in the same time period was 38.5C Yeah, I suppose it's important to point out...
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    So I am touring Lewis and hit the pipes on a rock (on my recumbent trike) I performed the experiment... someone rode my tandem trike over a traffic island and bent both steering link arms (Greenspeed steering) and scraped...
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    It's culture Jim, but not as we know it...
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    It's why I don't use hydraulic brakes on cycles That's amusing, because I do exactly the opposite for the same reason. The hydro brakes on my touring bike were purchased fully assembled and have worn through three sets of brake...
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    Reliability isn't the issue, but repairability is. If an electric motor fails Yes, exactly. *if* it fails. The great thing about diesel is that because you're constantly maintaining it and you have to repair it every few hundred hours you're...
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    My (electically-heated) hot water tank has had lagging around since forever Yes... but :) Standard tanks have a certain amount of lagging, but the cheaper the tank the less insulation (as a rule). My test is to tape a couple...
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    the landlord is specifically legally prohibited from fucking you around for changing supplier In Anglonesia the only way the landlord can (legally) influence this is by making electricity/water part of the rent. If the tenant pays for it they get...
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    No, I meant I don't know why they changed Possibly because they behave better when things go wrong? A hydrofoil that hits something tends to experience large forces, and a hovercraft in unexpectedly rough water is just a raft. But...
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    Rinse... in the several cubic metres of cold sea water that have just slooshed ... because this is a sailing boat This is what I used to hate about sailing dinghies. Slightly bigger boats are fine, anything where I can...
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