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Lister Based Generators / Startomatic project anyone?
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:33:12 PM »
I looked at this I think it's beyond my skills but it's €100.00 friend is selling it pm me if you want his number he's in Ireland

General Discussion / Re: Winter in Northern California
« on: January 05, 2019, 06:36:43 PM »
Nice one Dax,

I thought 'this looks a lot better than my previous solution', however.......

I use an Acer Chromebook, I've no idea why but typing alt 017 opens a new tab with the calculator on it!

Living in France and trying to wade through the planning permission for a barn conversion has required the use of accents  (as in Café etc.) on an annoyingly regular basis.

I found this site, it's got it all, I think!


Don't panic, guys, it's not going to be necessary for anyone to enlighten me as to why these things happen, my interest in technology is so low I haven't even bothered to work out how to add a highlighted post from someone else's post or add one of those (idiotic!) emojis.



General Discussion / Re: setting up a community enginre bank
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:27:54 AM »
When I was selling lawn mowers I used to take trade in's. I'd buy a non runner usually it had a gummed up carb or some other simple problem and fix it. I sold locally and cheap enough compared to other sellers. Half the time the trade in's had the same issues are were easy repairs.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Englands Farm dependence on Lister
« on: January 01, 2019, 08:59:35 AM »
I grew up in Northern Ireland it was the last part of the UK to get rural electrification. Up to the mid 1980's you could hear the Lister 6/1 chugging away everywhere in the countryside at night because many people kept their engine even when mains power was available. The sound of a Lister diesel is nostalgia to me so this year I intend to finish the slow speed generator even though it's a cement mixer engine rather than a CS

Listeroid Engines / Re: Video of current setup
« on: December 31, 2018, 03:57:08 PM »
Barefoot engineer you have to love it!

Petteroids / Re: AB1 pistons and rings- compatibility. Where to buy.
« on: December 31, 2018, 01:01:37 PM »
Google Jim Perkins in England he's a Petter expert good man for parts and advice and he's a nice guy as well.


General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: December 31, 2018, 09:18:27 AM »
There is a really bad television show in the UK called the Jeremy Kyle show, women seem to watch it as people humiliate themselves with lie detector tests and DNA tests etc. My wife was talking about one show where a white married couple were on and the wife had given birth to a brown baby. The wife was insisting that the husband was the father saying he looked like the child and she wasn't cheating. Of course science in the form of a DNA test proved she wasn't being truthful, the husband was  in denial saying he was the father.
My point? The evidence was in front of the husband but he didn't want to believe his eyes and chose to believe the denials of reality from the wife. The family member that was saying "stop, this isn't right" was scorned and derided.
As a climate change analogy it's not great but that's what's happening. I'm betting that husband continued to be "daddy" continued to believe the wife continued to deny what he could see.
I know my last post was a bit doom and gloom but I do have hope for the future. I been reading about people in Ireland objecting to solar farms in Ireland one objection being there's no way to store the electricity. Why not treat solar power the way we are treating the planet and just use it as it's generated and wind down the power plants during periods when solar is generating even on a micro level it would help I believe. I rent this house the landlord has looked into solar panels for heating water but he's not interested in jumping through planning department hoops.. I can't legally install a wind turbine larger than a bicycle wheel without planning permission, permission I'm not likely to get. I am sure there is switching technology available that would make the power switching seamless. I also want a hydrogen powered car!

Happy new year gentlemen

General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: December 30, 2018, 11:38:37 PM »
I use "green" electricity. Yes it's a little more expensive and yes it comes through the same wires however it's generated with wind and by burning willow. Every person that uses green electricity means there is a little less oil or coal burnt. Thats how it is supposed to work. The people that are "going on" about climate change aren't big businesses and governments they currently don't give a stuff and only do token things to try to look good. It's ordinary people, people that want there to be a useable planet here for their children and grandchildren. It does matter a lot if the ice caps melt, most people now live in large urban centres ie towns and cities. These are usually located near large rivers or close to the oceans. That's where the most arable land is as well as well. Raise the oceans a foot (remember the planet has much more water than land) and we will be overrun with King Canute types fleeing to higher ground, ground which is less arable and has less useable water. The ground is already warmer this makes the moisture evaporate and fall as rain in the middle of the oceans at the same time it makes the soil less useful for growing stuff. We can't feed, or choose not to feed everyone on the planet now. Imagine the oceans rising displaces 1/7 of the planes population that's over a billion people.
Many of the immigrants trying to get into America are going there because for the third year in a row the rain didn't come and their crops failed. It's already started and we really have only a short time to fix things. If we don't we are condemning our descendants to a life of misery poverty and want. Their descendants are likely to be nuclear survivors moving from oasis to oasis on camels!

General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: December 29, 2018, 09:44:06 PM »
It's 9.45 pm in Ireland and 11c it should be less than 5c

General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: December 28, 2018, 05:00:47 PM »
That's the beauty of what politicians say lowgear it's all temporary throwaway stuff and quickly forgotten. The only political quote I remember was by Enoch Powell he said all political careers end in failure!

General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: December 28, 2018, 01:15:09 PM »
I dislike all politicians with good reason. In my country we have murderers that oppose abortion, party leaders that get a free £50,000.00 holiday and "forget it", campaigns about "shoot to kill" policies against illegal armies, unemployed barmen with holiday homes, politicians wives giving public money and contracts to their toyboy and so on.
Jeremy Paxman of the BBC said that every time he interviews a politician his first thought is "why is this bastard lying to me"? I think thats a good basis for viewing politicians.
Happy new year to you too basewindow, my advice is believe nothing be cynical and if possible be self sufficient you'll get no help from any government if you need it.

General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: December 28, 2018, 12:06:16 AM »
President Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe springs to mind. Any male born before 1990 would be classed as a womaniser now. The mainstream media hates Trump over here, not a day goes by when there isnt a Trump ridicule story on each TV channel and probably a dozen on the Left wing dominated ABC. Some ppl just cant handle that he actually got in and that he and the majority of others seem to have a different opinion to theirs. So they wage a war of character assassination dredging up crap from 20 or 30 years before, judging yesterdays standards by todays PC rubbish. You only have to watch a show over here on ABC  called Q&A to see what a PC fantasy land these fools live in, and want or demand the rest of us should live in as well. University educated, never held a real job in their lives and living off the welfare of the rest. Makes we want to reach into the TV and give them the well deserved belt around the head they need. Rant over. Gone bit off topic.  Merry Christmas all.

Trump won the election on the college vote system NOT the popular or majority vote. 56.9% of the people eligible to vote actually voted so trump actually got 27% of the total votes available to registered voters. If there was an election today he would get less than 20%!
Do you think a rape, a robbery a murder or any crime can be overlooked because it happened 20 or 30 years ago?
Finally wanting to reach into a television to physically attach someone that actually has a fuckin brain says a lot about you

General Discussion / Re: Metal working files
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:55:52 AM »
Last time I bought a few files it was at an autojumble I think you call them swap meets? They were used but very useable and very cheap. Modern Chinese files are useless I couldn't find any made in the UK anywhere

General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:50:41 AM »
Israel built a huge wall between them and Palestine doesn't seem to have done much good the Palestinians are tunnelling under it and they  aren't tunnelling to Israel for jobs picking fruit or cleaning offices. It's technology that's finding the tunnels.
Ireland is a very small country with a land border with the UK of 300 odd miles. In March there will be a border of sorts not a hard border but a technological border with cameras, drones and satellites.
Hadrians wall, The walls of Jericho, the great wall of China all vanity projects that were breached. It's medieval technology like the trebuchet and nobody thinks they are the first weapon of choice for 100's of years. Of course walling people out means you wall yourself in.
Glort the man is a liar, a womaniser, a cheat and a megalomaniac

General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas everyone!
« on: December 26, 2018, 04:33:26 PM »
Hope you and yours had a great Christmas Ade all the best for 2019

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