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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:53 pm

Witness wrote:Related (or do we have a specific "electric cars" thread?):


We have several electric car/truck/even train threads, but this will do.

Bloomberg wrote:[b]Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry
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For every 1,000 battery-powered buses on the road, about 500 barrels a day of diesel fuel will be displaced from the market, according to BNEF calculations. This year, the volume of fuel buses take off the market may rise 37 percent to 279,000 barrels a day, about as much oil as Greece consumes, according to BNEF.[/url]


Electric buses seem to make sense. In terms of efficiency, they operate in the worst possible conditions. Stop/go/stop/go/stop/go. The downside is A) having to carry the weight of the batteries (several times heavier than the weight of a diesel engine plus fuel) and B) long recharge times. But for a bus, that's okay as long as 1) it has regenerative braking and 2) the batteries last a full working day.

The Long Tailpipe arguments notwithstanding.

OTOH, I don't think the "oil industry" is much concerned.

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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:40 pm

Witness wrote: ...

The Telegraph wrote:Why French chefs want us to eat this bird – head, bones, beak and all



I seem to recall from somewhere or other, that includes the intestines and the content of same.
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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:43 pm

You have been reported for off-topic comment.

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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:30 pm

The Frenchness of the French is always on topic.
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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:33 pm

This is why you don't have boyfriends.

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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:39 pm

Rob Lister wrote:This is why you don't have boyfriends.


I'm pretty sure it's some other reason. :De_Bunk:
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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:41 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:This is why you don't have boyfriends.


I'm pretty sure it's some other reason. :De_Bunk:


And you keep trying to fix the other reason. How's that working out?

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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Witness » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:53 am

gnome wrote:Et le cou
Et le cou
Et le nez
Et le nez
Et le bec
Et le bec
Et la tete
Et la tete

je te plumerai
Actually it's about a lark…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Hy_AOemx0

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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Witness » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:06 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:I seem to recall from somewhere or other, that includes the intestines and the content of same.

Another bird the Froggies eat nearly whole, the woodcock:

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The entrails are full of worms, which allegedly makes them particularly tasty. Cooked inside the carcass, they afterwards get mixed with cream and foie gras. Recipe: http://gamelleprod.canalblog.com/archives/2008/02/15/7798711.html

Bon appétit! :BlowChunks:

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Re: Wind Turbines

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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Witness » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:18 am

↑ Yep, I hesitated between the two, but the goofy Comets won finally. :mrgreen:

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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Witness » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:38 pm

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1888: The first known US wind turbine created for electricity production is built by inventor Charles Brush to provide electricity for his mansion in Ohio.

From History of Wind Turbines (up to 2013).

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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:59 pm

in 1888 there was much to be learned about efficiency of turbines.

I'll bet it turned very slow. And Betz probably rolled over in his crib.

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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby sparks » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:01 pm

Witness wrote:Image
1888: The first known US wind turbine created for electricity production is built by inventor Charles Brush to provide electricity for his mansion in Ohio.

From History of Wind Turbines (up to 2013).


Early failed attempt at radio telescope.
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Re: Wind Turbines

Postby Witness » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:32 pm

sparks wrote:Early failed attempt at radio telescope.
Failed? That's what THEY want you to believe! :o


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