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    Hi Chris You may wish to view the video again. ...

    Hi Chris
    You may wish to view the video again.

    The village might be self sufficient energy wise, but the village itself is still very much connected to the grid.
    The wind turbines produce...
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    so what you are really saying is that under the...

    so what you are really saying is that under the current pricing model the current coal fired stations expect to be paid to retain any spinning reserve.

    This is not an unreasonable ask -- at...
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    not really From memory, coal gas was produced...

    not really

    From memory, coal gas was produced by heating coal to produce a mixture of hydrocarbon gases -- principally CH4 (methane) and C3H8 (ethylene), H2 and CO (carbon monoxide).
    It was the...
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    careful what you wish for WP. coal fired power...

    careful what you wish for WP.

    coal fired power stations take around a full day to ramp up to full output or ramp down to zero.
    the grid frequency is principally maintained by what is known as...
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    That ...

    That
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=516128&stc=1
    is a nice example of what I would term a cabriole leg fitted to the stand with a chest placed on top.


    However,...
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    The examples of cabriole legs made by the...

    The examples of cabriole legs made by the cabinetmakers are all what might be described as "chest on stand" construction

    Although this image looks to be all one piece, construction wise, the...
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    Electricity from Solar is greater than that from coal

    This is a very, very bad sign for the future availability, supply and cost of electricity in Australia Solar briefly overtakes coal in Australia as number one source of power nationally - ABC News
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    You are so right !! But don't forget, each...

    You are so right !!

    But don't forget, each government is looking to appease those inner city voters who think Australia should spend hundreds of billions connecting Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra,...
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    I'm not sure that dowelling is easier and quicker...

    I'm not sure that dowelling is easier and quicker than four finish nails and a thumb load of putty.

    Especially if the banisters are to be painted and you are using a decent nail gun.
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    I'm not sure about Japanese corporate law, but...

    I'm not sure about Japanese corporate law, but here in Australia, company directors are fully insured for this sort of potential payout.

    And, again using Australia as a "model", no actual...
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    according to this site 100 Years of the Marathon:...

    according to this site 100 Years of the Marathon: 42.195 km = 25 Miles + 1 Mile + 385 Yards – Marathon Course of the 1908 Olympic Games in London – The Anniversary of 42.195 km
    The "standard...
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    it's comparatively warm, at least for me. It's...

    it's comparatively warm, at least for me.
    It's the wind that is currently concerning me.

    It's rather blowy in Mosman tonight.


    I'd say so.

    Overheard in a local bakery "minus 35 is...
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    The Olympic marathon has an interesting history ...

    The Olympic marathon has an interesting history

    Not only is the original distance (Ancient Greece) from Marathon to Athens an approximation, the length of the "Marathon race" was permanently...
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    I'm no longer on the other side of the very big...

    I'm no longer on the other side of the very big lake.

    I'm actually back in Oz for a few months.


    Perhaps it's time I changed my signature block
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    HOWEVER As I understand operation of the East...

    HOWEVER
    As I understand operation of the East Coast Gas market, the operator's "owners" borrowed the money to construct the LNG plants at 2% interest (or possibly an even lower rate), on-lent the...
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    Yvan As far as I know the capacity of the...

    Yvan
    As far as I know the capacity of the BassLink is a meagre 630 MW, around the same as half the demand trough in the chart I posted above.
    What I don't understand is how such a relatively low...
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    Paul Forgive my cynicism, but to me it looks...

    Paul
    Forgive my cynicism, but to me it looks like the AEMO may have been gamed by "persons yet to become known"

    Attached is a snap shot from 20:40, June 14, 2022 for Tasmania.
    You can...
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    Funny, my Festool batteries have a cooling fan...

    Funny, my Festool batteries have a cooling fan built into the charger.

    If Tesla's "promise" that their Power wall battery has a 15 years life, is based on a similar warranty as Tesla applies to...
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    Chris You do realise that the unannounced road...

    Chris
    You do realise that the unannounced road closures around Lucas Heights have nothing to do about the safety or otherwise of the reactor at Lucas Heights?
    Their purpose is to make it...
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    :whs:

    :whs:
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    The person who put Australia on the French $hit...

    The person who put Australia on the French $hit list was replaced on May 21.

    There's a whole new lot in power now -- reactivating the French nuclear sub deal could be a possibility.

    It will...
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    Ahh but don't forget that in 2021, the...

    Ahh

    but don't forget that in 2021, the Australian Government cancelled their contract to buy 12 French nuclear subs -- the French subs were to be reconfigured so that they are powered by diesel...
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    If you don't mind the correction: if your...

    If you don't mind the correction:

    if your grasp of maths and physics had been as bad as a journalist's grasp / usage of English, you would not have got past 1st year uni, let alone gotten as far...
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    a variation of the "Cougar snack" perhaps 512748

    a variation of the "Cougar snack" perhaps
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    and there I was thinking that the advantage of...

    and there I was thinking that the advantage of imperial was that the basic unit (the foot or a dozen) was divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12

    I believe that Europeans still use "dozen" as a counting...
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    Now that screen shot displays something that I...

    Now that screen shot displays something that I just don't get at all.

    Why does the supply charge -- which ostensibly pays for the poles, wires and metering -- vary between the fixed cost and...
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    Barry, it can be done BUT you will need two...

    Barry, it can be done
    BUT
    you will need two (ultra coarse and fine), or possibly four (ultra coarse, medium, fine, ultra fine) diamond hones.
    Then you will need an accurate jig to hold the...
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    Barry, do either of those blades feel almost cut...

    Barry,
    do either of those blades feel almost cut your fingers sharp?

    If not, the blades will need sharpening.

    But as others have said, at their price point, the cost of resharpening a...
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    I don't get why a megalitre per day is impossible...

    I don't get why a megalitre per day is impossible to visualise. Not that I use megalitres all that much, if at all if I'm honest.

    But a megalitre per day is near enough a thousand cubic metres...
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    I know you are aware that 6.35mm is actually 1/4"

    I know you are aware that 6.35mm is actually 1/4"
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    You are a devil BobL. Sending SWMBO into a...

    You are a devil BobL.
    Sending SWMBO into a fastener supplier with a mix dimension sample. Shame on you :D
    6.4 mm is 1/4" rounded to the nearest tenth of a mm.
    I'm pretty sure the full metric...
  32. I'm pretty sure that Terry's face vise is...

    I'm pretty sure that Terry's face vise is essentially an updated copy (in aluminium) of the piano maker's vise used on Studley's workbench and the benches of other piano makers.
    ...
  33. Can you confirm that the bench's legs are already...

    Can you confirm that the bench's legs are already attached to the top. Glued and drawbored.

    If that is the case, my suggestion is -- referencing off the top of the bench -- to cut a "slot"...
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    It looks as though the Royal Mail from Jersey in...

    It looks as though the Royal Mail from Jersey in conjunction with AusPost to Tasmania was several days faster than the truck from the US printer to Windsor Ontario, followed by Canada Post to my...
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    Funny this The CBC's science show Quirks &...

    Funny this

    The CBC's science show Quirks & Quarks -- equivalent to the ABC's Science Show -- did a segment on this only a week or so ago.

    The key take-outs are that a team from MIT has...
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    Ohh Am I looking at the space already...

    Ohh

    Am I looking at the space already "reserved" to take a 75mm Chris Vesper double square ?
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    Paul, Don't forget that natural gas is also a...

    Paul,
    Don't forget that natural gas is also a fossil fuel.

    the number of us [in NSW] without any power would have been around 90% for at least some period over the past 48 hours. In round...
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    Good to know we'll only need around 200...

    Good to know

    we'll only need around 200 MILLION of them (operating cost USD $15 Billion, pa) to "clean up" the CO2 emissions from 2021 alone.


    me thinks, very much speculation at this stage.
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    I get the bit about really good films --...

    I get the bit about really good films -- Kodachrome 64 and Ektachrome 100 would have a lower native resolution than Velvia 50. Perhaps as low as 100 lines per mm. Using your maths, that would bring...
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    And when Covid arrived in March 2020, most of...

    And when Covid arrived in March 2020, most of these "temporary foreign workers" were told to bugger off to where they came from.
    I believe that upwards of 1.0 million temporary foreign workers...
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    an alternative, that may produce the quality you...

    an alternative, that may produce the quality you desire at a much, much lower cost, is to get out your slide projector and screen and take a digital photo of the projected image. Assuming your...
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    Previously in this thread, I've mentioned the...

    Previously in this thread, I've mentioned the issue of Hydrogen embrittlement of carbon steels.
    And if I recall correctly, Bushmiller mentioned that the hydrogen used (to cool the turbines ?) at...
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    Graeme As I understand the chart, the Solar...

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    As I understand the chart, the Solar values you have highlighted represent the state of play between 3 and 4 AM on 13 May.
    If you move the slider on the area chart to other times over the...
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    Paul As of right now (11:25 AM May 14 AEST) the...

    Paul
    As of right now (11:25 AM May 14 AEST) the SA-VIC interconnector is exporting 104 MW to Victoria. The second interconnector is either idle or shut for maintenance.
    Victoria in turn is...
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    Graeme I copied and pasted your link to NEM's...

    Graeme
    I copied and pasted your link to NEM's dashboard (thank you for providing the link) and then clicked on the Fuel Mix tab.

    What I'm trying to convey is that your data seems to represent a...
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    Graeme, I can't find a copy of the data you...

    Graeme,
    I can't find a copy of the data you displayed.
    However, I can find the data for the 24 hour ending at 4 AM on May 11.

    Are you sure that the data you presented represents the full 24...
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    I'm not so sure about this conclusion. Many...

    I'm not so sure about this conclusion.

    Many ICE cars only travel to and from childcare, school, the shops or train station each day. (The average Australian car travels less than 40km per day,...
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    Paul I wasn't sufficiently clear in my...

    Paul

    I wasn't sufficiently clear in my previous post.
    I didn't mean to imply that electricity storage (grid scale batteries, pumped hydro, and similar) should be energised by fossil fuelled...
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    Like Chief Tiff's "budgie without a beak" :D

    Like Chief Tiff's "budgie without a beak" :D
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    Paul I don't pretend to be a metallurgist, but...

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    I don't pretend to be a metallurgist, but on the basis that the Millmerran hydrogen pipework is all stainless steel, the idea (in Alberta) that the existing non-stainless steel natural gas...
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