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I often think what a great help while trying out dreams that don't come front loaded.  There's always a price for nice stuff. 

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Another shop project
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:04:05 PM »
This grasshopper is truly impressed.

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Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: Nice ST1 SOM for sale
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:59:02 PM »
Glort, Glort, Glort!

Me, Me, Me!

You think your ferry ride is expensive?


A lot of neat looking machinery for a nice price.  It looks like it just might be a very loud banjo.

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Another shop project
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:02:54 PM »
Wow!

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General Discussion / Re: snowed in, again
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:41:52 PM »
Solar power in snow country.  Who would have thought?

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Students visit a "high tech " assembly plant
« on: January 12, 2019, 05:59:30 PM »
Irish need not apply.

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Students visit a "high tech " assembly plant
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:26:32 AM »
Very neat video.  I wonder when it was filmed? 

Men; Go this way in your black tops and Ladies; Go this way in your pink tops.  Aside from the interesting cultural difference that's a lot of twins and a boat load of singles.  Where in the world are they going?  Not to the USA.  I wonder if there are any distribution data available?

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General Discussion / Re: Winter in Northern California
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:15:21 AM »
Really interesting reading about the waste systems.  We're on a cesspool system.  It's about 40 years old and still doing fine - I hope.  We're in a very rural area that has mostly 5 acre parcels (about 2.5 acres to a hectare).  That's coming to a close by my brother and sister do-gooders.  Septic tanks are now OK but the super duper septic treatment systems are soon to be the standard.  Our county has no real control or regulation of herbicides but crap in a hole and you'd think we'd poisoned the land for generations to come.  The county sprays the roads with plant killer twice a year but take a piss outside and you're flirting with criminal prosecution.

I'd probably go the grey water way if I didn't have concrete slab floors.  If I were to build new I'd most certainly have an easy modification system ready for the day after permit inspection celebrations.

Say what you might about the human poo for fertilizers some of the longest living societies on the planet do put poo on their veggies. 

Chlorine is feared less than algae.  We are so foolish.  A great weapon against disease but we need not be at war every day.  I often tell visitors that algae means the water is healthy enough to support life and the reactions should be recorded.

One of our mantras:  If you can't sell it or eat it then don't plant it.

Cheers

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Interesting analysis.  I learn so much on this site.

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General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: January 01, 2019, 08:56:07 PM »
My keyboard just ate the best posting I would have ever made.

Happy New Year to you all.

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The Fiat 500E is a ugly duckling cute town car.  I know we were talking Volt but a year ago the used Fiats were down to $6K and now they're more like $8K.  Who else figured out they were more Bosch than Fiat.  To get into a fully charged car every morning is to many just a dream.  To ride in a car that is actually quiet is another dream.  To have a car that the interest on the loan is the most costly part of ownership is a dream. 

A turn around on going electric transportation would really be an interesting ride.  Face it.  China, the biggest player on the field is going electric.  While hydrogen energy storage has some very nice sides it's just, to quote Elon, "Stupid".  When we discover a cheap way to generate hydrogen then maybe.  Just maybe.

In just two years the EV world is going to explode.  I recommend buying your hearts desire and getting that troglodyte need out of your system understanding that soon, very soon, you're going to step up to a rocket ship disguised as a sleek SUV.  Just for jun and a peek at the future test drive a Model 3.

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General Discussion / Re: Before it's all over.....
« on: December 31, 2018, 04:44:50 PM »
So many more believers than there was ten years ago.  No significant ice on the fish pond in forty years woke me up about 20 years ago.  I can remember watching my 200 pound father skating on it in 1951.

I think few people don't realize that sustainable power generation is the future.  Why does anyone continue to support unsustainable anything?  What part of unsustainable don't they get? 

When you reduce usable land by 10% and increase population by 10% how much have you really changed opportunities?  This century is going to be a wild and crazy ride.  Is Bangladesh the future of human existence?  Ocean front is now a property liability.  Countries already have two land mass measurements - Tide In vs Tide Out.

Just how crazy is it?  glort just left a positive hopeful post.  Yikes!  Yup, continental flooding is just around the corner.




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Listeroid Engines / Re: Video of current setup
« on: December 31, 2018, 04:15:57 PM »
Barefoot Engineering.  Has anyone copyrighted it yet? 

At least he doesn't have to worry about tropical critters biting his toes.

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General Discussion / Re: New Years Goals and achievements.
« on: December 30, 2018, 05:58:14 PM »
See.  It's a beautiful world after all. Thanks for reminding me.  Hey, how about you keeping your view and I'll keep mine.  Best wishes.

Happy Tuesday and beyond to you all.

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Video of current setup
« on: December 30, 2018, 05:49:24 PM »
Now that's what I call a trolley.  That is a wheel/roller under the generator end isn't it?

Nothing is more permanent than "temporary".  I'm betting the video of moving it from the basement to the garage would be fun too.

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