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    P&G warns 17,600 products possibly hit by...

    P&G warns 17,600 products possibly hit by coronavirus - Supply Management
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    This represents some VERY interesting...

    This represents some VERY interesting opportunities.

    Small makers and specialist builders with small operations should be jumping all over this.

    It may represent an unrepeatable golden...
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    It aint the end - there is still The List.....

    Even if this thing is as "bad" as said, on the scale of things, its not too bad.

    Many of the people here would remember that smallpox, TB and polio were a real thing in every day life.

    The...
  4. Infrared solar panels that work at night

    They exist. 50 watts per square metre, so it's not a lot, but it would suit us nicely.

    New Research Explains How Solar Panels Could Soon Be Generating Power at Night

    The ‘anti-solar cell’...
  5. A.C.T. 40x30x13@8kg $16.57 as is, or $17.94 with...

    40x30x13@8kg

    $16.57 as is, or
    $17.94 with insurance.

    Both are door to door and tracked.
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    This is interesting in itself. The grunts on...

    This is interesting in itself.

    The grunts on the ground know NOTHING.

    Here are some of the things I've been told constantly and consistently by various people within China:

    -- It is much...
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    Simplicity - Happy Holidays indeed! I know two...

    Simplicity - Happy Holidays indeed!

    I know two people near Wuhan. They've been in their units for 4 weeks now. They are going up the wall. They were told this morning "April".... :oo:

    Next, a...
  8. So our glorious $1.2B plant is kept operational...

    So our glorious $1.2B plant is kept operational by a few Bunnings-bought kango hammers strapped down with Occy's?

    And when that didnt work, we hit it with sledge hammers?

    Sounds almost Russian...
  9. (I am being a bit facetious here :) ) Base...

    (I am being a bit facetious here :) )

    Base Load Coal that can be stopped when it rains... 'cos wind, hydro and solar are stopped by their own lack of inputs :)

    The last para sounds a bit like...
  10. It must have been the Coalitions mythical Clean...

    It must have been the Coalitions mythical Clean Coal, as it left not a single black mark or speck of dust on a single hand.

    Perhaps it was coated in shellac or a polyurethane from a spray can...
  11. A.C.T. Lathe Tool Rests x 8 - steel, heavy duty

    Large, shallow curve 30 cm long (straight line measure from end to end), 1" rod rest
    Large, tight curve (to 90 degrees) 35cm, 1" rod
    Large, S 40cm 1"
    Large, skewed T 32cm 1" (ie. short bar at the...
  12. Yes, with the way this government pisses money up...

    Yes, with the way this government pisses money up the wall, a bit of money on Science wouldn't be too bad.

    Perhaps some of that $200 Mil they blew on sports grants?
  13. I read that their predictions/simulations gave...

    I read that their predictions/simulations gave them one set of expectations... but the actual results were a BILLION times greater.

    Yes, a billion. This is obviously not good. There are a few...
  14. They were using two lasers that are chirped...

    They were using two lasers that are chirped (pulsed) at very high frequencies to drive hydrogen atoms into Boron. They start with a golf-ball sized chunk of this. One laser holds it all in place...
  15. Go Big

    Here is an article on China... 40% of all energy is now renewables. Offshore wind could ..."provide more than 6,000 terawatt-hours, or 200 percent of total energy demand"

    Offshore wind farms could...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Again I need to thank everyone who has sold me...

    Again I need to thank everyone who has sold me various hand tools over the last 8 months.

    This week I made kumiko out on the balcony.

    The veritas hand saws were fantastic, the veritas planes (a...
  17. Helium is utterly inert, plus its a natural...

    Helium is utterly inert, plus its a natural by-product of radioactive decay that occurs within the earth.

    I believe (and I could be wrong) that it burps continuously and with some force from oil...
  18. Lasers and ball bearings

    See! You buggers ignored my comment! Number 472....

    RWbuild posts a nice little article on fusion and limitless energy using lasers! But they haven't quite cracked it yet.

    Why?

    No ball...
  19. Agree with AlexS. My wife uncle (a top bloke)...

    Agree with AlexS. My wife uncle (a top bloke) owns a big chunk of productive farming land in Griffith. ALL he talks about is water.

    It is the lifeblood of his business.
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    Fumbler, thats so fancy Id fear to use it!

    Fumbler, thats so fancy Id fear to use it!
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    The chuck mechanism at 3 minutes! Yeah! ...

    The chuck mechanism at 3 minutes! Yeah!

    YouTube
  22. All of took was an unstoppable plague and locking...

    All of took was an unstoppable plague and locking up 760 million Chinese people for a month to lower outputs by 25%....

    Analysis: Coronavirus has temporarily reduced China’s CO2 emissions by a...
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    For silica gel packs, visit a women's clothing...

    For silica gel packs, visit a women's clothing retailer. They get sacks and sacks of them as part of the shipments.

    They'll give you hundreds in a shopping bag.
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    A Japanese fountain pen maker - video

    Thought fellow pen makers might enjoy this dudes work


    https://youtu.be/1F12qUyIACM


    Apologies if posted previously. If so, admit delete!
  25. This presentation on the hows of coal fired...

    This presentation on the hows of coal fired generation is interesting https://www.competitiontribunal.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/24893/GS8.pdf
  26. Hehe. Base load. Coal. Jeez, if baseload were...

    Hehe. Base load. Coal. Jeez, if baseload were provided from burning babies alive, people would still be proponents for it.

    I suspect people are attempting to save their jobs.

    Technology will...
  27. 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.
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  32. 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...
  34. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. Its sinful. I felt... The Twitch!

    Its sinful. I felt... The Twitch!
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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!
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. HA! Here it is.... ca glue as a high finish on...

    HA! Here it is.... ca glue as a high finish on pens
  45. 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...
  46. 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 Dont Know Why

    So, if its good enough to trade on (i.e. make money with*), why...
  47. 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,...
  48. 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 :)
  50. Suck the juices right from the air!

    Co2 to methanol.

    Very interesting!

    Water-conducting membrane allows carbon dioxide to transform into fuel more efficiently
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