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  1. F1 2017

    To me it looked like Kimi twitched right as if to close the door and he avoided. No doubt he exceeded limits but Charlie had pretty much thrown away limits all week end. Many exceeded without penalty. If that had been for 5th and 6th we would not be discussing. Wether real or not it creates the perception that the only reason for the penalty was it was a podium and Ferrari was involved. Not good for the sport. Of course Max calling the steward an idiot was not the best either. This one steward has a history of inconsistency and needs to be gone
  2. F1 2017

    Nice Race, Congrats to LH, VB and Merc for the constructors champs. Incredible drive by Max and he was robbed at the end. FIA need to get that sorted. Mikka Salo was the steward last year in the Mexico clusterfuck. He needs to be gone...mmmm ex Ferrari and Finnish
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    go it now had to exit and go back in to see updated position
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    game fucked? 8 mins in still showing start imminent?
  5. F1 2017

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out. What's the betting that the US Media cartel blocks it over here. UK not likely to get it either because of Sky exclusive deal. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f1-plans-online-streaming-service-for-2018-season-968398/
  6. SCIENCE!

    +1^^^ and while the claims of 97% scientific consensus may or may not be correct there are still quite a few 31,487 to be correct that are still asking questions. (see below) I go back to my original statement that climate change is occuring, as it always does. That the sole cause is Arthopogenic C02, an inert, trace, and minor greenhouse gas is not scientifically certain. In fact evidence in the historical and geologic records seems to indicate otherwise. The IPCC, is now a highly political organization, is being used as a bully pulpit to push forward political as opposed to scientific agendas. The various mainsteam media outlets are firmly on the bandwagon because they know that doom and disaster sells products which is their primary raison d’être. Oregon Petition (Global Warming Petition Project, 1998) was signed by 31,487 American scientists and experts, including 9,029 with a PhD. Among them are individuals from the following disciplines: Atmospheric, Environmental and Earth sciences: 3,805 Computer and Mathematical sciences: 935 Physics & Aerospace sciences: 5,812 Biochemistry, Biology, and Agriculture: 2,965 Medicine: 3,046 Engineering and General Science: 10,102 The Petition states: We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind. There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth. /31,000+ signatures/ The Petition Project has no funding from energy industries or other parties with special financial interests in the “global warming” debate. Funding for the project comes entirely from private non-tax deductible donations by interested individuals. Read more on the Global Warming Petition site. The Petition was initiated by Artur Robinson, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, and supported by Professor Frederick Seitz. Professor Frederick Seitz (1911 – 2008) was President of the US National Academy of Sciences and of Rockefeller University. He received the National Medal of Science, the Compton Award, the Franklin Medal, and numerous other awards, including honorary doctorates from 32 Universities from around the world.
  7. Boiling Atlantic - Lee and Maria

    Not much here either. Peak gust of 28 knt. Got 6.25” of rain out of it Biloxi was ground zero but some flooding was all she wrote
  8. F1 2017

    Hobbs, Matchet and Peter Windsor? They don't seem to fit the ESPN mold. I can imagine Jeff Gordon (recently spotted in the paddock) colour by the the idiot Villeneuve though? Webber and Coulthard are fun to watch on Channel 4.
  9. F1 2017

    +1 No cable here either Just read a decent book about ESPN...basically the story of the network. "Those guys have all the fun" Interesting read. Not sure if they can do F1 Justice.
  10. F1 2017

    Well done the kid. Bit of a snoozer at the front after lap 4. Decent drive by Seb until the cool down lap ! Mercs will be hoping its cooler in Suzuka. Ferrari will be hoping no gbx penalty for Seb
  11. Let's discuss the Environment!

    Yeah whatever it seems the Randumb noise is back peace out
  12. Let's discuss the Environment!

    Not "bagging" any distribution systems that need poles and wires. But how do you plan to get the power from where it is generated e.g. remote locations to the people that need it e.g. major population centers. Yeah Yeah I get that you don't need no stiiiiiinking distribution system.Good Onya. However I did a detailed power study on my house a few years ago with a view to going renewables. Unfortunately the largest roof mounted array I could find running at max efficiency would just about keep up with the load during the day when temps are below 80F ish (minimal AC use) but did not even come close to meeting the needs during the heat of summer. 90-100 F. Basically load is all AC heat pump and fridge and freezer. Even with the government giving me tax breaks the ROI was 25 years. Sorry not making that investment. I'll be long past caring before I get a return. If the house had been small and designed for it, maybe the numbers might have been different but Its not.
  13. Let's discuss the Environment!

    Not sure I follow? which statement?
  14. Let's discuss the Environment!

    Old news DC tie lines have been in use for some time. There are several in the US besides the one cited in the article the hvdc “breaker” they are describing is simply an inverter that converts dc to ac. The problem is one of scale. Inverters exist today and are in common usage in industry up to 10 megawatts or so. To get the gigawatts needed we have to currently use a motor generator set to convert on both ends which is where we lose the efficiency. If you generate DC you have to convert to ac step up, convert back to dc, transmit, convert to ac, step down, distribute. Each conversion involves losses even if we use the hvdc “breaker”. The other issue is these inverters create all kinds of electrical noise which can and does damage electrical equipment and in some cases motor bearings. Currently a big reliaility issue in industry.
  15. Let's discuss the Environment!

    Snags even at 750kV the AC line losses make it too inefficient to transmit more than 300-400 miles or so. Thats why the generation has to be fairly close to the consumer.