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  1. For $14B one could build a stupendous set of...

    For $14B one could build a stupendous set of solar and wind farms, with storage!
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    VICTORIA I sold mine 6 months ago and regret it. Highly...

    I sold mine 6 months ago and regret it. Highly recommended.
  3. NeilS, you are exactly right: Evergen Energy...

    NeilS, you are exactly right: Evergen Energy System and a pricing model: Evergen Battery Only Price Guide ACT

    One generates local power via Solar, wind and hydro. The batteries store it. One uses...
  4. Big badass huge batteries by the billions

    Collinsville.... Imagine if they used that $2 billion for solar and battery .

    I just happened to receive an investor pack for this.

    Battery isn't trivial. It is the future .

    ...
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    N.S.W. Does it need to be a 14" saw or such? I used...

    Does it need to be a 14" saw or such?

    I used to use my saw for resawing and circlework almost exclusively, nothing tooooo fancy.

    Is a smaller one whats needed?

    Like this, but more...
  6. more SCIENCE! CO2 to useful stuff!

    More magic from the wizards in white coats: The catalyst that removes CO2 and produces hydrocarbons / News / SINC - Servicio de Informacion y Noticias Cientificas

    Make ethylene, hydrogen and...
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    N.S.W. It was only a bit of an idea. Please dont...

    It was only a bit of an idea. Please dont convince yourself based only on my recommendation! :p

    I went over my post #13 above just now. When I typed it up on the phone (in bed!), the autocorrect...
  8. Please read this

    We are effed. Game over.

    News | NASA Flights Detect Millions of Arctic Methane Hotspots
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    N.S.W. I don't honestly know. I read that you were in a...

    I don't honestly know. I read that you were in a chair and thought about it a bit.

    Getting the bandsaw angle right, say by putting the bandsaw at 45° then tipping the cutting table to compensate,...
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    N.S.W. Scrollsaw?

    Have you considered using a scrollsaw?

    Im using an Excalibur 21". Its no different to any other, really, but I've some blades that are very aggressive.

    I've cut 90x45 MGP10 pine regularly with...
  11. We need MONSTER solar farms. Windmills...

    We need MONSTER solar farms. Windmills everywhere. Pumped Hydro storage where we can... Focused light salt-bed thermal.... deep hot rock thermal....

    On the hydrogen front, I was only just talking...
  12. Its sinful. I felt... The Twitch!

    Its sinful. I felt... The Twitch!
  13. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0978/7942/produc...

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0978/7942/products/89208Ub_1200x.jpg?v=1569635897
  14. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0978/7942/produc...

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0978/7942/products/89262U_1200x.jpg?v=1571710902
  15. Jim Bode Tools - a paradise of older tools in MINT condition

    Planes – Jim Bode Tools

    An absolutely stunning collection of unbelievable tools at very decent prices.

    FYI!

    Look at this beauty!
  16. Lasers!

    We can solve all problems with lasers.

    They are very modern.

    For those things that cant be solved with lasers, we can use ball bearings.
  17. EVERY hobby shop carries BSI and activator. ...

    EVERY hobby shop carries BSI and activator.

    It is used by the military and fantasy modelling community (my son constantly steals my stash) plus the plane RC mobs.
  18. HA! Here it is.... ca glue as a high finish on...

    HA! Here it is.... ca glue as a high finish on pens
  19. 100% use and recommend two: -- BSI thin and...

    100% use and recommend two:

    -- BSI thin and medium* from hobby stores. (Bob Smith Industries)
    -- Hafele CA and Aktivator


    Im sure I put up a post on the forum about my materials and how my...
  20. and this was in my Bloomberg trading feed this...

    and this was in my Bloomberg trading feed this morning Bloomberg - Climate Models Are Running Red Hot, and Scientists Don’t Know Why

    So, if its good enough to trade on (i.e. make money with*), why...
  21. Bugger having people sitting around watching. ...

    Bugger having people sitting around watching.

    This is the VIIRS and MODIS infrared satellite feed. It shows hotspots that develop in patches of 375 metres.

    Historical data, overlays,...
  22. CO2 may become quite valuable

    The uses for CO2 are vast. I like the methanol, alcohol and "reverse coal" ideas.

    Now, all we need is energy! If only Australia had access to a vast, limitless, abundant source of renewable...
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    Euge, you are not wrong about the knife guys....

    Euge, you are not wrong about the knife guys. They are utterly obsessed. They are constantly on the search for "sharper" as if its a Holy Quest :)
  24. Suck the juices right from the air!

    Co2 to methanol.

    Very interesting!

    Water-conducting membrane allows carbon dioxide to transform into fuel more efficiently
  25. I suspect many people of the east coat thought...

    I suspect many people of the east coat thought they were burning in hell this last few months :)

    Its still not over. My brother has a "fire" that is "over 4km away". He feels this is OK. Keep in...
  26. Well, shiiiit... Why Clouds Are the Key to...

    Well, shiiiit...

    Why Clouds Are the Key to New Troubling Projections on Warming - Yale E360
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    Derek, thank you! An excellent write up. I've...

    Derek, thank you!

    An excellent write up. I've saved the text in my reference folder. :)

    I'll get one blade for the smoother, give it a crack.
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    What you mention, plus knowing the knife guys,...

    What you mention, plus knowing the knife guys, they tend to be boring in their nomenclature... Powdered Metal Version 11 I'd wager.

    I look at the steel shops and it's all like this.

    Shame....
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    A2 blades from Veritas

    Hi all,

    As everyone knows, Veritas produces virtually everything now in PM-V11 and O1 steels.

    My understanding is that O1 gets a wicked edge but it doesnt last too long. PM-V11 is easier to...
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    Shipping rates in the last two weeks have dropped...

    Shipping rates in the last two weeks have dropped like a stone.

    I woundnt be surprised if the airlines let you bring it on a hand luggage soon (if this China Thing goes as it... goes).

    Dont be...
  31. Alternative alternatives....

    I was thinking about this thread and the "do we do without cars".... well, that is interesting.

    A large number of people here seem to use eBikes. Very low effort. As a hoot, last night, I checked...
  32. Doesnt biochar (or simply burning) produce CO2?...

    Doesnt biochar (or simply burning) produce CO2? (Biochar - Wikipedia)

    There was an absolutely fantastic writeup in the local rag here about this. It seemed a bit too good to be true.
    ...
  33. Personally, I think it was too late a decade ago....

    Personally, I think it was too late a decade ago.

    These things have velocity and inertia. The atmosphere wont change in a fortnight just because we plant a billion trees one weekend.

    Unless we...
  34. Aboriginal Dream Time

    I may have mentioned some of this previously somewhere else here....

    Today (Thursday) I was chatting to my father on Telegram (he is a government conspiracy theorist :D ) and fascinated by...
  35. That list of CCDers is all male. Any women...

    That list of CCDers is all male.

    Any women hold these denialist views?
  36. This. Glider is right. Science isn't an...

    This. Glider is right.

    Science isn't an opinion.

    It is the seeking of facts.

    I fail to understand how CCD's can accept all other areas of our life that involve science as...
  37. What about a safe company? They could send 4 lads...

    What about a safe company? They could send 4 lads out to heave it into place.

    Id think 5 blokes with ropes or straps should be able to do it.

    Delbs, an old member, bought a beastly Felder Combo...
  38. TWO HUNDRED BUX !!!!! Thats outrageous! ...

    TWO HUNDRED BUX !!!!!

    Thats outrageous!

    Large band saw | Miscellaneous Goods | Gumtree Australia Manly Area - Brookvale | 1238538229

    You MUST show us pictures of it restored :)
  39. OMG! I'm in LOVE! What a find! Riverbuilder...

    OMG! I'm in LOVE!

    What a find!

    Riverbuilder is spot on correct with the pipe and crowbars. A mate and I moved a safe once that was left in an office block we rented for a new biz. It was 6 foot...
  40. What a shame if we closed all the coal plants. ...

    What a shame if we closed all the coal plants.

    Wind, solar, hydro, thermal, wave, parabolic solar salt collectors, ethanol, compressed air, CO2 concentrators....

    Solar, solar, solar, wind,...
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    VICTORIA I absolutely love my Frontlines. Just for my...

    I absolutely love my Frontlines.

    Just for my own info, do you have any pictures of what these things are? "nylon covers for the aluminium (prevents marring on work), 4 additional sash clamp...
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    This makes me think about squareness a lot. ...

    This makes me think about squareness a lot.

    Engineering squares are super high precision. They also cost a lot. One must treat them very nicely.

    I've never needed anything like the level of...
  43. I feel Crowie, that what we are experiencing is...

    I feel Crowie, that what we are experiencing is far from normal.

    This anthropological article was published today which would be of interest: DNA from child burials reveals ‘profoundly different’...
  44. Its ALL GOOD

    The last 3 weeks we've had here:

    - two record maximum hot days - 44°
    - a dozen days over 36° (see *)
    - two galactic firestorms within spitting distance
    - weeks of choking heavy smoke
    - hail...
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    Measure... thrice... cut once!

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    A Lufkin tape...

    From Measure twice, cut once. Also check your tape. Lufkin? : woodworking
  46. On LSOP, I noticed yesterday our local Fyshwick...

    On LSOP, I noticed yesterday our local Fyshwick Bunnings sold nothing but the stuff.

    No untreated MGP any more :(

    Given its usually construction that uses it, fair enough, but it was a bloody...
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    Happy oscillatory spindling :D:D:D

    Happy oscillatory spindling :D:D:D
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    I've one of the smaller models, more benchtop...

    I've one of the smaller models, more benchtop generic. It is the OS-58 from Scheppach.


    It may be a lot smaller than the other two, but I can say for the $200 that was paid for it, it certainly...
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    GORE WARNING Get a NAIL into it

    Here is a bloke who really nailed it :)

    Oops. Happened while making a simple box NSFW : woodworking

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  50. Apparently the fires flushed out a massive meth...

    Apparently the fires flushed out a massive meth lab here :)

    40kg with the ability to make 1000 more at a time.

    Bet that caused some consternation!

    Such an uncomplicated, straight forward...
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