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General Discussion / Re: i apologize for the down time
« on: August 25, 2009, 03:05:59 PM »
Since radical Islam is a growing threat to world peace, stability and sanity, do we need a new category entitled "Enemies of Humankind"?

Pat Condell would be more than welcomed to post in that category AFAIC.

Edit:¬  I see this is my post #1800.¬  Wow. Does that mean I'm finally¬  up to speed ?¬† ¬†;D

Listeroid Engines / Re: buy discount cigarettes
« on: August 12, 2009, 07:25:55 AM »
its odd this clown has joined under the same username every 2-3 days and still gets thru

Clown?  That is much too polite.  Tank, please deny this ultra maroon further posting priviledges.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Last night's rescue mission
« on: August 07, 2009, 05:42:15 AM »
Anything else you need shots of just ask.


Yes , can you please shoot the person responsible for the slotted screw and slotted screwdriver?!!!!!   :D

General Discussion / Re: Koyaanisqatsi
« on: August 04, 2009, 04:07:30 AM »
The name of the film is a Hopie ( spelling ) word that means life out of ballance or cray lfe.

I know its an unusual film but then I liked naked lunch ( most people walked out, didnt get Burrose ).

I believe life is out of ballance to some degree and watch the "techno Ants" in this film do in mnay ways shopw how foolish we are, too me any way...

Well I sure don't need a film to show me how foolish we are as a group of dumb humans on this planet.  Trouble with the film is IMO they totally failed the first important rule in film making 101.  Put a hook at the beginning and use it to capture the interest of your audience.  The entire first portion of the film had no hook and bored the shit out of me.

General Discussion / Re: Offgrid Internet providers?
« on: August 03, 2009, 09:25:24 PM »

BTW, if you haven't heard of MagicJack, it is a small device that plugs into your computer's USB port.¬  A regular analog touch tone phone plugs into the regular phone jack on the other end of this little dongle.¬  It self loads and gives you a dial tone and phone service.¬  I bought the NorthAmercian plan that gives me unlimited local and long distance calling in USA and Canada for 5 years for $59.00. Yes, that's like a dollar a month!!!¬  I think this is the best deal in town.¬  I'm not a dealer.¬  Check out if interested.

Sorry if I hijack the thread here for a bit ......
How does MagicJack compare to Skype for voice quality ?
I tried Skype some time ago and gave up on it because of poor voice quality and frequent dropping of milliseconds of conversation.
This is with a Shaw high speed connection !



I tried Skype before I had a high speed connection and it didn't work.  My connection was too slow to even support the test call to the headquarters in Scadinavia.  Then I tried it after I got WiMax and I was not impressed.

With MagicJack most of the time the thing is good enough to use.  Sometimes it is perfect and indistinguishable from a normal landline phone.  Sometimes there are some microsecond bit droppings as you speak of, but that may be due to bandwidth squeezing by the ISP based on traffic.  I just received a major software upgrade automatically on my magicJack and haven't had time to determine if it is better or worse than before.  Over all, I like it and consider it as my first option for LD calls now to save precious money.

General Discussion / Re: Koyaanisqatsi
« on: August 03, 2009, 09:17:07 PM »
Welding cylinders painted on a cave wall, then they appear to blow up, then an apollo launch, then natural erosion.  After a very boring part 1, I had no appetite or curiosity left to endure any more of this.  I actually have stuff to do.

Doug, you must still be unemployed if you have time to devote to stuff like this, or are you planning a career as a philosopher?   :D

General Discussion / Re: Offgrid Internet providers?
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:52:49 PM »
Wow, what horror stories, especially your experience clytle374 !

I suffered dial up until about 8 months ago.  Phone line ADSL was not available on my line until just recently.  A new service which is a 2.5 GHz microwave tower link to an indoor RX/TX+modem is available here called Bell WiMax.  I have been very pleased with it except for a recent period which was when Bell's local equipment was hopelessly overloaded due to increased demand and the hardware had to be upgraded.  In all that only cost me a few days of lost service and now all is a Ukranian Fishing Vessel, ya' know...Hunky Dory. ;)  In Ontario, Rogers offers the same service and uses the same broadcasting towers but shares half the total channels with Bell using the other half.  If you are too far from a tower to use a indoor modem that you purchase and own for $100.00,  you can buy a outdoor unit that has more range for a lot more $$$.  I get a 80% signal most of the time with the indoor unit, sometimes 100%.  Download is advertised as 1.5GB/sec which is the same as a T1 line.  Uplink is slower but adequate for software VOIP phones.  My MagicJack works adequately to great most of the time. Viewing streaming TV and downloading movies is good. I bought the faster of the two packages offered by Bell Wireless and pay about $55 /mo.  When I signed up they gave me the first couple of months 'free' so actually I got my $100 modem for nothing.

A benefit of WiMax is that I can pack the microwave modem with me and my laptop when I travel and from my car have internet or VOIP phone or anywhere in Canada that has the service.  This gives me internet while visiting family in Toronto.  If I had a DSL modem account this would not be possible, even from my Mom's telco line.

BTW, if you haven't heard of MagicJack, it is a small device that plugs into your computer's USB port.  A regular analog touch tone phone plugs into the regular phone jack on the other end of this little dongle.  It self loads and gives you a dial tone and phone service.  I bought the NorthAmercian plan that gives me unlimited local and long distance calling in USA and Canada for 5 years for $59.00. Yes, that's like a dollar a month!!!  I think this is the best deal in town.  I'm not a dealer.  Check out if interested.

Red Stone Engines / Re: The Redstone Diesel project
« on: July 22, 2009, 03:27:25 AM »

   I figure I did a good cleaning job, but in the event of the odd bit of dirt, its best to run the unit with no load for a while and let the oil wash out the internals more. It's six of one and half a dozen of the other!

Well then, I think you insult the engine even more by not bringing it up to operating temperature during the hour tickover run.  Cold oil will not 'wash away' remaining debris as effectively as hot oil.  Also I disagree with your odds. I think fast application of heat and load is vitally important on fresh cylinders and rings, and doing this ring seating in a situation where the engine has reached operating temperature and is dimensionally stable at running temperature clearances.

Did you put a magnet in the sump yet?  This can catch a lot of 'fur' during the first break in hours, keeping it from circulating through the engine and bearings.

Red Stone Engines / Re: The Redstone Diesel project
« on: July 20, 2009, 01:00:45 AM »
  Ha Ha Ha ! If China ever decides to invade India, the Chinese army don't know what there in for!

  Imagine trying to contend with a 'Pack of Listeroids' with reversed flywheels and all you got is an AK-47!   All you can do is aim for the Injector Pumps!

  I was running the Redstone today, bolted down to 2x4's on edge sitting on soft gravel. If that was a Listeroid it would be sunk down to the bottom of the Flywheels!

  I sure like the way the cylinder block,crankcase forms part of the sump. heat from the block dissipates into the HEAVY sump(76 lb's) . I have a closed loop (heater hose) for the cooling system and I ran the engine for 1 Hour. It was close to boiling point when I shut it down. The oil sump was painfull to the touch but you could keep your hand on it, so this temp was about 140F.
The oil in a Listeroid would get warm only in the same condition. Not good.  So one can assume that this heavy oil sump and 16 L of oil helps to cool the engine. It was 30C outside today!


That's wunnerful.  BTW, you didn't forget that during the first minutes...hours on a new engine it is important to have a load on it and work it fairly hard in order to seat the rings against the bore?

Everything else / Gassification primer
« on: July 19, 2009, 12:28:03 PM »
I found this very informative 3-part series on youtube explaining gassification.  I know some of you here are interested in this technology.  Enjoy.

Petteroids / Re: run away petter
« on: July 11, 2009, 09:18:41 PM »
Hi Sid,

Thanx for dropping back in for an update.  FYI and everyone else here I'm mostly in occasional lurk mode here now.  A couple of generator projects are on hold with engines including a new Changfa 1115 sitting here looking for alternators and I am hoping to get back to building my big wind turbine that got quite a lot accomplished last summer season.  Haven't been able to get back to it yet this season due to my fibromyalgia flaring up after overworking myself last season.

Yes please send Doug your videos so we can all see 'em.

Sorry for your/our loss.

In the Amateur or Ham radio community a deceased liscensed radio operator is referred to as a 'silent key'.  Perhaps something similarly reverent could be applied to active stationary engine enthusiasts when they pass on.  Might I humbly submit the term 'still flywheel', or 'flywheel at rest'.

General Discussion / Burnt toast, man dies of electrocution on train
« on: July 08, 2009, 11:27:59 AM »
Not for the weak of heart.

Poor bastard only went up on the roof of the train for a smoke.  After he gets a light you can see him smoking.   :-\


The above chart was all I could find.  This engine is a 150mm bore x 120 mm stroke.  Thats 6" bore x 4.75" stroke approximately in english.  28 horsepower @ 1100 RPM.  The fuel consumption number is fantastic!

I found a picture of a dual flywheel engine which is the smaller one listed, the JSD-1800 here.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: S-O-M plant dating.
« on: July 07, 2009, 01:46:15 PM »
This is a sure sign that one needs to get out more if they actually consider their relationship with their SOM plant as "dating".  ;)

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