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  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    If anyone is looking for the ref by SMM I don't think anyone is. Hope this helps....
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    Back in 2008 I happened to travel on a 200-series shinkansen train not long before they were retired from service. It had a dining car complete with a small kitchen, not in use any more. I didn't think to take...
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    The pros (i.e professional militaries) use GPS and its like for launch and initial routing of smart weapons and inertial guidance for terminal travel in hostile territory. Jamming has to be localised, to overwhelm a weak satellite signal from the...
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    It's not really up to PM Johnson to call an election before or even after Brexit, the Fixed Term Parliament Act specifies the situations where an election can be called and he can't override that by himself. He'd need a...
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    The figure of merit I've seen for German grid solar output is 12% of dataplate annually i.e. a 1kW nominal install will produce 120W on average day and night, summer and winter. The Channel Islands are at about the latitude...
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    OK, worked example from the UK: Renewables, meaning wind and solar. Today we have about 24GW "dataplate" of wind turbines installed onshore and offshore. During periods of low wind that fleet can produce as little as 200MW and it can...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    If I was looking at building a drone/missile of the sort the Houthis seem to have used I think I'd go for a propellor-driven design using something like a motorbike engine as the power plant. They're a lot more reliable...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    AND THAT is PRECISELY why you & I & all of us are going to lose to the Brexi-fascists unless you bloody SHUT UP & WORK WITH THEM. Willie Rennie, the Scottish Lib Dem leader stated to the BBC today:...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    the term "quisling" is far too strong Vidkun Quisling's Fascists thought they were saving Norway from Bolshevism and worse. They were naive and foolish, minnows cuddling up to sharks and thinking that made them important in their master's eyes. The...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    BUT - people like you screaming that the Lem0crats & the One Nation tories are "all fascist scum" has helped to get us into this potential disaster .... Of course the people who scream Jeremy Corbyn is the second coming...
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    I have been wrong before, but I can't remember exactly when. However to me some things are obvious. PM Johnson is not stupid. Leader of the Opposition Corbyn is impotent with a call for a Vote of No Confidence as...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Hydro as seasonal storage in the UK? Uh, no. Scotland, despite the picturesque reputation of the Highlands can produce, at full tilt about 1GW total of hydro-electricity. Remember that the highest mountain in Scotland, Ben Nevis is only about 1300...
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    Back in the early 1990s I took a road trip from Portland Oregon to San Jose California with a guy who'd grown up in Japan. That's 670 miles, eleven hours of driving not counting any stops. That's quite a bit...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    China has a bit more than the electricity generating capacity as the US to provide electricity for four times the population. The typical per-capita consumption in the West is about 600W on average, China's consumption is about 300W or so...
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    They built twelve AGRs, I think, two in each plant and no pair identical to any other pair which also didn't help. They had other problems such as the planned ability to refuel on the run to reduce downtimes didn't...
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    British pumped hydro storage was built to buffer overnight nuclear generating capacity as it was originally planned back in the 1970s. The two big pumped-hydro stations, Dinorwig and Cruachan would accumulate a few GWh of surplus output as demand fell...
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    Uranium can be used to generate electricity, lithium can only realistically be used to store electricity something else generates (with conversion and storage losses in both directions). Comparing the abundance or otherwise of both elements in power utility terms is...
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    Generally exceeding code for N-stamp (the US nuclear power plant equipment regulations)in the US means the construction or equipment in question doesn't MEET code which means it can't legally be used. Altering the design from code to "improve" it can...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Not molten sodium on subs, but lead/bismuth was used. It worked but all the experience and knowledge of pressurised-water reactor tech meant it was easier to build and operate small PWRs for subs and warships rather than use exotic coolants...
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    My one worry about Akademik Lomonosov is that it's using a pair of smallish marine reactors which are basically submarine/warship power plants, repurposed to produce electricity. This implies they're optimized for small size rather than safety, and the Russian nuclear...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    You don't run water-cooled reactors at really high temperatures to start with. Efficiency is not a major design target for nuclear reactors -- the British Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors are the best-performing production reactors, about 8% more efficient than PWRs and...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    The major challenges in MSR are of a chemical nature. The big problem with molten salt reactors is that they're hot, a lot hotter than the steam-kettle PWRs and BWRs where the ceramic fuel pellets only get up to about...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    China is building a molten salt test reactor. Where? How big is the budget that has actually been allocated? How big will it be? What fuel loads are expected for the first few experimental campaigns? Don't make the common mistake...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Indonesia is already working hard on a Thorium cycle molten salt reactor, As far as I can tell Indonesia isn't actually working on a molten-salt thorium-cycle reactor. The Indonesian government has signed a lot of Memorandums of Understanding and the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    On a different note: where exactly are these global poor people supposed to get the tens of billions of US dollars needed to build nuclear power plants? Where's the money to build renewables plus storage plus smart grids plus replacements...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    The problem is they see the Western Kyoto Protocol/Paris Accord states muttering sagely about reducing carbon consumption and climate change and how they should use renewables while those states pump and mine fossil carbon by the gigatonne-per-annum-lot and export it...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    If we're still dickering over the ticket price of energy then the world will burn. The basis of much economic activity on this planet is energy and many people, perhaps half the world population suffer from energy poverty. They don't...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    What would have happened IF Edward VIII had defied parliament and gotten away with it? Parliament would have rolled over him like an avalanche. He might not have abdicated and remained King but the Monarchy would have been gutted like...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Actually most mammals don't attempt to screw everything indiscriminately. Among the larger mammals rutting seasons are common, scents indicating the female is fertile and receptive triggering mating behaviour and so on. Sapiens generally seems to have an all-year-round "mating season"...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Does something extra-constitutional to terminate the current exiting process. Like what? If Charlie tried anything the Government would tell him to fuck off and Parliament would concur. Things would not change, other than a lot of press headlines and a...
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