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  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    On the plus side the koalas are singing in the trees across the road....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    A second anacdata point. It's nearly 6 pm, about an hour before sunset. In a cloudless sky my panels, split over north and west, would be making about 2000 W. It's currently 303W. There's no cloud. The sun is visibly...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Turned. Very much turned. There is never a single reason for anything, but if I had to pick one I'd say Rupert. The politicians who nominally run the show are just his staff. I don't know what drives Rupert though....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I'm on town water, and this town still has water, so I could run sprinklers. I've thought about them, but as I'm a greedy rent seeker for a living who has had a 45000 dollar concrete cancer repair bill to...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I debated bringing that combination of "the abos can fuck of" and "if only the evil Greens respected the wisdom of our indigenous elders" up, but I feared my head would explode https://youtu.be/GSbigjiKLoU The other brain endangering combination is that...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Plans are a bit hazy. I'm a couple of blocks from bush on the down hill side and as a fire fighter friend says "fires slow right down when they hit houses". It's a brick and tile house, so it's...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    As I understand it, it is a US solution to a US problem, which is the 'Home Owner's Association'. They don't like panels on *other people's* rooves....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Pretty much. The evil greens have stopped the sensible management of the forests. What isn't explained is how these evil greens who have never formed government at local, state or federal level have enacted policies that caused the disaster. Nor...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    "really big fires for the smoke to carry that far" It got to New Caledonia. https://www.lnc.nc/breve/la-nouvelle-caledonie-plongee-dans-un-nuage-de-fumee-provoque-par-les-incendies-en-australie I think they say smoke from Queensland (I can't read French) but looking at the satellite photos at the time the smoke seemed to...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    And Charles Stross @ 1178 Could have been a glitch in the power caused all the micro inverters to restart. Could be anything. I didn't monitor it as I was busy hosing my house. Maybe it was just too dark....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Re solar PV. My anecdata; I'm in the middle of the bushfires that amazingly the right wing are blaming the Greens for causing. When the smoke came over my PV output went to zero. I was slightly surprised as I've...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Yes. Having lived in Central Florida, I'd say they don't consider Miami part of America, let alone New York. The term "Real America" excludes most large coastal cities, all of the north and all of the invisible black people who...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    My great grandfather put his age up so he could go to the Boer War. It was pretty common in the first world War too. My daughter's grandfather put his down 10 years when he was stateless and paperless at...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    She's 42 now. 45 by the time any project started filming. That's 90 in Hollywood years. Is love it too, but it's not going to happen. Not unless they used some digital trickery as seen in "Gemini Man"....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Yes. And can be laid in hours on unprepared ground, by unskilled workers who haven't slept or eaten properly for weeks. Trains can be pulled by simple engines fueled from wood, or from waste. If there's neither they can be...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I'm 200 comments behind, so forgive me if someone else has mentioned this. Light rail for last mile has worked, and is still working. Sugar came farms often use rail in situations where you'd expect trucks. It's not going to...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    Oxygen levels too high in the workplace? Many many years ago I was a decompression chamber operator, and keeping oxygen levels in the workplace low enough for safety was one of my tasks. I'm guessing you're in an office though?...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    I love photos of random NZ landscape. Thanks. Maybe too much actually. I often have to slap myself and stop spoiling rides in Australia with the constant thought "NZ is better"....
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    I wouldn't even try to bring used camping gear into NZ. When I go I buy a new pair of shoes that I carry and I wear a retired pair (or bare feet) to the airport. I throw the old...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    #418 and #419 Having the same name as someone the US doesn't like is a scary thing. A friend of mine has the same name as a moderately famous US whistle-blower/traitor. He lives in a tiny Australian country town (the...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Bogglement worked for me too. I flew into LHR near the end of a 6 month cave diving trip. I got the usual "why are you here?" and I explained that it was much cheaper to get a 4 stop...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    I've crossed a lot of borders (for an Australian I'm sure your average European has many more) including ones engaged in active shooting wars, military checkpoints and in/out of dictatorships and nothing comes close to the US border. I'm not...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    I don't think evidence counts much. Your car was detected at such and such a speed, place, time. Admit to the offence or tell us who did it. "it wasn't me, I don't know who it was" doesn't work. From...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    Speed camera offences in Australia. Refusing to admit to the offence is an offence....
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    That's a great name. No Lizard Lick here....
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Australia has plenty of weird place names. I ran a small project in Dumaresq Valley, which was pronounced "jew merrick" (no valley). Getting stuff delivered (stuff like ISDN links) was a challenge. The other end terminated at the office on...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    On an unrelated note, well, unrelated to the fall of civilisation due to right wing idiots, the alpha prototype second stage of the starship stack has been shown to the public. Elon mentioned during the presentation that they may reach...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I no longer need to post about energy. Someone has covered just about every single thing I've been saying for a decade and put it in bullet points. I'll just repeat this link from now on. https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/29/the-short-list-of-climate-actions-that-will-work/...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I think "news media" is the right answer. Australia has been inflicted with a Trump lite. Australia, UK and USA are heavily Murdocked. They all have a climate of fear. NZ which shares much culture with the UK and Australia,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    No, we probably can't agree. "yields 3.6kJ, or 1kWh" 3.6 kJ = 0.001 kWh...
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