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Re: The Listeroid Chronicles-WMO and Other Listeroid Modifications
« Reply #840 on: October 05, 2018, 05:49:06 AM »
Here in Tennesee, United States, North America, Earth, the Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, possession of weed will get your property, possessions, money etc, confiscated by Law Enfarcement,

Do you mean any small amount or are you talking like a couple of kilos of the stuff?

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« Reply #841 on: October 05, 2018, 06:15:29 AM »

Mate of mine lives in Chattanooga in the states and is always flying round the world.
He always says getting in, around and out of the states is by far the biggest pain in the arse of any country he goes to and he was born there.
He is on some TSA Approved list but still has trouble with the equipment/ baggage he takes around with him and regularly gets pulled aside for interviews even though he's supposedly an approved traveler. 

Nz customs are like the lady at the front of the store checking bags compared to Oz Customs. Last time I went through was one Jolly lady getting everyone  to put their bags on the scanner belt and unless it was remotely monitored, there wasn't even anyone there looking at what was going though.  All we got was this smiling woman wishing everyone a nice flight and telling everyone " Swit as".

When we arrived they asked for anyone with anything to declare to go this way. With a small bag full of meds I did. Guy is there sitting on a stool in the middle of the walk way.  I walk up, he sticks his hand out while looking down at something on a clipboard, reads the card and  asks " Diabetes?'  I say yes, he scratches on the card and says thanks very much, have a nice time" and that was it. Did not so much raise his head to look at me.

Lot different to the stone faced, order barking gestapo at sydney trying to shove everyone though and having a sook because the way people had packed their bags they couldn't see clearly what was in them.

What amazes me is I throw all my camera gear in a bag and they never question it.  Wires and batteries and brackets and things that I could easily make a bomb with all in this crazy looking mish mash but never a worry.  Mrs gets eyebrow tweezers confiscated and a big lecture.
I really wonder if someone  with half a brain did want to do something how hard it would really be to get through what they needed?
Neighbor that worked for customs said a LOT of what they rely on is looking at people. I said it's a wonder I don't get the rubber glove and the strip search every time. She said they would not look at you twice. I asked why not?  She said you don't fit or come near the profile they are looking for.

I got a big lecture when going through the gold coast airport at easter because I had this tiny little screwdriver in my laptop bag. Must have been there for years and been on half a dozen flights with me but got read the riot act.  Pointed out to the guy it was less than quarter the size of the metal pen that was in there that was apparently no problem and I knew which one would be the bigger threat if someone was so inclined.
Was told pens are permissible to carry on board, screwdrivers are not.

Yeah thanks mate, you are doing a great job not doing what you are paid for.

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« Reply #842 on: October 07, 2018, 02:47:52 AM »
Here ya go Glort.

Pot is not treated equally by all state marijuana laws. Tennessee’s marijuana laws are highlighted in the table below.

Code Section
   

39-17-401, et seq.

Possession
   

Possession or casual exchange of: Less than .5 oz.: Class A misdemeanor and attendance at drug offender school and minimum $250 fine; Casual exchange to a minor from an adult 2 yrs. his senior and adult knows minor is a minor: felony; Subsequent offense: $500 minimum; Third: $750 minimum; Two or more prior convictions, then Class E felony; 20 plants to 99 plants: Class C felony, fined up to $100,000.

Sale
   

.5 oz. to 10 lbs.: Class E felony and/or $5000; 10 lbs. + 1 g. to 70 lbs.: Class D felony and/or $50,000; 70 lbs. + 1 g.: Class B felony and/or $200,000; Over 700 lbs.: Class A felony and/or $500,000; Sale to minor under 18 or in drug-free zone: one class higher than amount required; Minimum penalty amounts: 1st drug felony offense: $2000; 2nd: $2500; 3rd: $3000


See how tolerant we are here
Ron
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Re: The Listeroid Chronicles-WMO and Other Listeroid Modifications
« Reply #843 on: October 07, 2018, 10:13:13 AM »
Hey guys...

Here's something off the current convo stream to add to the "pot"....

As usual, heading off at a tangent, made a few alterations to the solar monitoring software, grabbed a couple of screenshots, each worth a 1000 words or so, so I guess this is one of the longer posts... (Ron, saw you poking around in there a day or two ago!)....

This is still live at the moment: http://www.digipoint.co.za:85 for those who want to see the live monitoring of the system...

Cheers
Ed
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« Reply #844 on: October 07, 2018, 12:05:11 PM »

"Really Cool Graphs"

Title Checks out!

Ed are these only applicable to that brand of inverter which I take it is a battery charging Controller or could this sort of cool tech be applied to my run of the mill on grid inverters with something like a CT clamp somewhere, AC, DC or both sides?


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« Reply #845 on: October 07, 2018, 01:13:53 PM »
Hey Glort,

I have only played with this particular inverter, an AXPERT 5Kva Solar/mains input so far with this software... But, that being said, Emoncms is a universal package, the dedicated bit is the Solpipmon software which talks to the inverter(and a couple of other brands too I think) and feeds the data to the Emon software database... There are numerous raspberry things out there software wise to log data... There are even "stand alone" wifi/wired type sensors that can be hooked up to the raspberry as well... Having the "driver" software for the pip4048 makes things a lot simpler and easier via SolPipMon...

The tricky bit is taking the few data streams you have, combining them, then getting unique and useful output... Just takes a bit of time away from browsing porn on the web (guns, diesel engines, new mechanical ideas....My porn!) .... and then invest said time into a bit of creative software prodding and bit bashing!

The short answer is yes, this can be used with anything from weather station data to your good old lister to log its doings.... Would I use it on a lister that I ran once a week....no... on a weather station or solar setup thats on 24/7.... Well, there the setup effort makes it worthwhile! Would i trust it to control something that could do 100's of K's worth of damage if it locked up in an unfavorable condition?...HELL NO!

Cheers
Ed

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« Reply #846 on: October 10, 2018, 09:19:12 AM »
Hey Guys....

And now for something completely different: A man with 3 ........ (Monty Python at his best!)

Did some more work on the 'fuge last night, got the cube chassis/frame welded up, the spindle mounted, made the motor mount, banged it all together and run it up to 25% speed - around 11 to 12K rpm.... Worked well, no holes in me or the roof, it was a good evening... The little VFD drive looks like it will have enough grunt to do the job, so bonus - No smoke escaped!! There was no perceptible vibration either, it was standing on a metal welding table, highly resonant, and besides a bit of noise from the motor bearings(It's well used, pre-owned, and newly recycled) the unit behaved above my expectations!

Next thing I suppose I better do is clean the rust out of the catch casing - wouldn't help to start the tests with a whole lot of frangibles in the way I suppose!

Time to get out the runcible spoon and start scratching about in there, I think!

Keep it spinning...

Cheers
Ed
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« Reply #847 on: October 15, 2018, 10:09:26 PM »
And now i feel like a Neanderthal. Again.
Ron.
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« Reply #848 on: October 15, 2018, 10:35:05 PM »
Hey Ron...

Why u feel stone-age?

Believe it or not, my basic opinion of things electronic is that they are disposable, short lived, fragile and pretty much equate to mental masturbation as far as setting up goes... Great fun to play with, instant gratification when u get it going, will you remember it as a milestone in your life in 1, 2 or 3 years time...probably not!

But...

Grab a hunk of steel, a load of bricks or even a good sized lump of wood... Spend a week or more making something from it, or hell, even 5 minutes, and there will almost definitely be some part of your skills left sometimes for generations to come!

And that cute thingy with all the flashing lights and wires....that will disappear in a puff of logic at the next lightning strike!

Keep it spinning...

Cheers
Ed
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« Reply #849 on: October 15, 2018, 11:02:15 PM »
I just noticed something.....

Those numbers next to this thread.... Views in particular.... Replies as well.... Are they correct? Almost 150k views of my/our BS .... Daaaaamn....

To all the infinitely tolerant moderators and admins out there, thanks for a great forum!

To all the rest of the lesser mortals who participate in the friendly banter, thanks for tolerating all my BS and being such good mates to an even lesser mortal such as myself!

Each and every one of you guys make it all worthwhile! Even old Glort, with his brash, Aussie "up yours" attitude, Dave, I hope one day to meet you face to face and shake you by the hand.


Here's to another 150k views, and another 850 replies!

Cheers
Ed
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« Reply #850 on: October 16, 2018, 07:38:38 AM »
+1 from me!

I know it's a 'Lister forum' but 'Man cannot live by bread alone'

Actually that probably explains the continuing development of the Runcible spoon.

Cheers
Stef
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« Reply #851 on: October 16, 2018, 08:23:29 AM »

Almost 150k views of my/our BS .... Daaaaamn....
Here's to another 150k views, and another 850 replies!

As a YT Vid it would be a very successful one!

There are those that seem to think the off topic stuff does not belong but I think this thread and the whole forum in general proves  that it can be successful.
If one looks at the actual target content of the Forum, there would be lucky to be a dozen specific posts a week, if that.  I'm not sure the content matters as much as the participation.

This place would not be the same without you Ed and every time you go AWOL you are sadly missed.

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Re: The Listeroid Chronicles-WMO and Other Listeroid Modifications
« Reply #852 on: October 19, 2018, 03:20:16 PM »
Hi Guys,

While of the subject of just about everything else except Lister(oids)....

I had a chance to run up the 'fuge today for a good couple of hours worth of testing!

Running around 13000 RPM, about 5500g's, 250W worth of incoming power, 1L processed in 5 to 8 minutes, product was badly contaminated with water and dust commercial diesel...... All done in a single pass, no multipass pump fitted yet....

I could not process the incoming stock at a faster rate due to the "pump effect" of the unit drawing in air, thanks to my clever stupid idea of having a open sight hole in the incoming line to visually check the incoming flow rate. Bloody clever, works well to see how fast the crap is running in, but draws enough air through it to disturb the layers in the bowl and cause sediments to mix and slip over the lip..... What a twat!

A brief description of the in and out -

Feedstock is a milky white/brown oily mess...no lumps or chunks, but certainly not something I would even clean the outside of a Lister with. The mix has been standing for 6 months in a shaded area to try and settle out water to no avail. Little to no water was evident when draining the 25L containers. It is well and truly emulsified and holding the water in suspension.

The tailings remaining after going through the fuge, contain brown slime, clay like sediment and what appears to be water. There is approximately 500ml of tailings per 10 to 15L of feedstock processed, slightly more evident in the lower reaches of the container, so it was settling, but very, very slowly. These tailings are largely incombustible, extremely difficult to light off, and major crap left after you do manage to get a weak flame for a few minutes....

Overview: The unit runs very well, considering its a single pass system, separating pretty much all of the crap out of the diesel I tested it on.... Well, you tell me.... Here is a 1000 words or so for you to judge for yourself!! The 5L container on the left contains the single processed batch, the bottle on the right is some of the tailings drawn from the bowl between runs.

Keep it spinning...

Cheers
Ed
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« Reply #853 on: October 19, 2018, 10:10:58 PM »
Hey guys...

Managed to mount the feed tank this eve on the fuge... At least it's not swinging in the breeze from the gantry now... It's a repurposed 'disposi-can'that I got some refrigerant in a while back...

A bit of an update re the separation of the previous load of shite I was testing with..... Ran some finished product through the fuge for a leak test after mounting the tank and redoing the bowl outlets... About the same feed rate but slightly slower, pretty much the same RPM... On checking the bowl after about a 10 minute run and pulling about 750ml of re-reprocessed output, all is clean, it looks like 5500g is a pretty good starting point for sending the sump gunk through...Who knows, I might even get away with a single pass on that stuff too....Bugger....now I've jinxed it.... no way its gonna work!

Keep it spinning...

Cheers
Ed

PS... Bruce... I think you asked me to report back re the wind gennie performance... Well, today it worked for a change... Around sunset, the wind came up with more than a stiff breeze, just as the 250w panel lost its balls... For about 2 hours, I was charging the 24V inverter shtf system with between 10 and 12 amps... Had a steady draw of about 240W on the vfd for the fudge, a couple of 40w neons going, and the wind kept it all up and running....
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« Reply #854 on: October 20, 2018, 12:16:41 AM »
Good that your wind power is working well.  Wind power can work very well in some locations.  It was very popular for off grid homes here until PV prices went so low.  In the winter, we used to have big storms blow through (typically 3 days), and the loss of PV was made up for with a few days of steady day and night wind production.

That weather pattern has changed, and PV power now dominates.