Sunday, 8 September 2019

Why not buy one for Inuvik?

Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Starts Shift In Global Energy Industry

The Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant is the lead project for a series of low-power mobile transportable power units. It is designed to operate as part of a floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) in the Far North and the Far East and is a new class of energy sources based on Russian nuclear shipbuilding technologies. The FNPP is designed with a large margin of safety to counter external threats. The station is equipped with two KLT-40S icebreaker-type reactors that are capable of generating up to 70 MW of electricity and 50 Gcal/h of thermal energy in the nominal operating mode, which is enough to ensure energy consumption in a city with a population of about 100 000 people.

The population of Inuvik is only 4,000 so maybe start with just one reactor. Imagine another couple of these in Hudson and James Bay, this would bring our Native peoples standard of living up to where it should be. Its the least we can do. Cost is estimated at $500 USD for two reactors.

Trans-formative Space

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The ORI pocket closet is a brilliant design for modern living. I want one in the bedroom, one in the kitchen (pantry ecstasy) and maybe one in the theater room.  At  $8,000 price point, I would build my own with the moving section on slick rollers.

Clever like a Fox?



As the Syrian army captures former ISIS territory its clear they are uncovering an incredible amount of Western made weapons. Someone introduced a new protocol using TOW missiles like a rifle. Who could it be now?  Never fear blowback. In inevitably many of these weapons will be in the hands of Hezbollah. Lets leave the trees and look at the forest.

If the plan was to put kill 100,000 of Islamic terrorist, to concentrate them in constantly shrinking safe places, the plan is working fantastically.

Just the facts Ma'm



To be fair lets compare the Taycan to the Models S. IMHO the Taycan looks better than the Model S. However Tesla trumps it with 25% better efficiency/range, apps that Porsche does not offer, and the Supercharging network. Its a slam dunk for Tesla and adds to a growing body of evidence that Tesla is set to dominate the luxury car market.
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If Volkswagen Group wants to stay competitive, it needs to start caring about efficiency. High-voltage systems and sophisticated charge profiles are workarounds that not only result in more expensive cars but also higher emissions. Is there any hope? Yes. It is believed that the upcoming VW ID.3 might actually be a very efficient car. Will the Porsche Taycan be Volkswagen’s final misstep toward a cleaner future? 

Monday, 2 September 2019

Build a better mousetrap



I have come to the conclusion that the e bike will replace a lot of cars, or will supplement a lot of miles on the cheap. The Radwagon is a nice mix of good enough tech, to achieve a result that no one will complain about.

Bicycle Theft



Its a silent crime wave that needs to be stopped.