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I am thinking a H2O powered vehicle and I would like some of the water from Fukushima to use. Now we can discuss nuclear fusion power. Only problem can't find a haz-mat suit. Maybe I could hire a robot to drive the thing . Just a thought
one time fill up and I am glowing.

Wilder and wilder

http://www.reuters.com/video/2017/07/07 … oChannel=6

They produce clean biofuel from brewery industry waste, now imagine combining that with hybrid car tech to produce a long range vehicle with extremely low pollution but the umph of a sports car.

Not so silly.

beppi :

Charging an electric car from a normal household power point is a bit unlikely:
They are rated at 15A, which at 110V (USA and a few other third world locations) means 1650W and in the rest of world 3450W.
To charge a typical 25kWh (e.g. Nissan Leaf) electrical car battery with this would take 18 hours (USA) or 9 hours (elsewhere). The new Tesla Model 3, with a 60kWh battery (in it's lower range version), needs more than double of that.
Since this is not practical, you need to lay a special high power connection (with huge cables) to charge your electric car at home. This isn't cheap, and the reason public charging stations are becoming more common in some places (incl. TESLA's Supercharger network, which charges with 145kW).
There is no standard for chargers yet, but since every charging technology needs the car to be designed differently, they have different plugs to prevent accidentally charging with the wrong method and causing damage.

Agreed; currently (pardon the pun), a domestic supply can happily re-charge a single car overnight.  Discussion amongst us who have to manage this is that our supply can cope with one car, but if you look at whole streets/fleets/multi-car families wanting to plug-in overnight, then the issue of brown-outs, where the network reduces your capacity, to prevent power outages for everybody is currently causing some serious re-thinking.

Taking the UK as an example, if all car manufacturers follow Volvo, then the current national supply will not be able to cope and significant infrastructure investment will be required to supply the required power.  We have installed 4 pick-up points at our head-office (which is a new build office block) for company cars to use, the planning permission has limited us to this amount; this came as a bit of a surprise and made us re-think the environmental commitments we made to the national government (and our company makes a significant contribution to the national grid!).

Alascana :

I am thinking a H2O powered vehicle and I would like some of the water from Fukushima to use. Now we can discuss nuclear fusion power. Only problem can't find a haz-mat suit. Maybe I could hire a robot to drive the thing . Just a thought
one time fill up and I am glowing.

Hi Young man
You have been glowing, a long time, for what ive been told

We all need to follow the holy-grail that is perpetual motion. :)

The Holy Grail
So now we are going to run owe car's on Jesus Blood,, but you can only fill up at easter

up the Capitlist pig's

Cynic :

We all need to follow the holy-grail that is perpetual motion. :)

Monty Phython had stick horses, now that's when transportation was king.

spanishpete :

Jesus Blood

Drunks would never get going as the dude's blood is represented by communion wine.

The nice point of divine blood fuel is drinking and driving would stop being an issue as drunks would empty their tanks into their gobs so run out of fuel.

spanishpete :
Alascana :

I am thinking a H2O powered vehicle and I would like some of the water from Fukushima to use. Now we can discuss nuclear fusion power. Only problem can't find a haz-mat suit. Maybe I could hire a robot to drive the thing . Just a thought
one time fill up and I am glowing.

Hi Young man
You have been glowing, a long time, for what ive been told

Marimbia is a Brighter place now ( rotflmao )

Brighter than a LED

spanishpete :

The Holy Grail
So now we are going to run owe car's on Jesus Blood,, but you can only fill up at easter

up the Capitlist pig's

Perhaps, but I'd be more impressed with this. :)

Then no need for religion or politics to get involved, just good, old fashioned science.

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There's nothing else quite like a good Archimedes screw.

Fred :

There's nothing else quite like a good Archimedes screw.

I was told his wife complained about it all the time

spanishpete :
Fred :

There's nothing else quite like a good Archimedes screw.

I was told his wife complained about it all the time

I understand that was because he was always busy doing other people's irrigation systems.
The ancient Greeks were like that.

Did you ever live in areas such a OK, TX where a decent truck is not only a 80k pretty week end ride?

Fred :
spanishpete :
Fred :

There's nothing else quite like a good Archimedes screw.

I was told his wife complained about it all the time

I understand that was because he was always buy doing other people's irrigation systems.
The ancient Greeks were like that.

So it's not just the "old" that needs there irrigation system fixing

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40723581

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

This is a domestic issue for the UK but it means manufacturers that get in first with efficient quality electric vehicles will win the new markets and that's very like to mean foreign made cars in the UK, but not from traditional manufacturers, more likely China as they're ahead of the game at the moment.
I hope the UK is ready for a surge in new expats from there because it's very likely.

First off, I have to declare a professional interest, I run a large vehicle fleet, some of which are cars and vans powered by DC batteries.

Ignoring the poor performance of these vehicles (in comparison to the fossil fuelled variants) and while I'm generally supportive of environmental issues, as it stands, IMO the UK national infrastructure is not capable of supporting this.

As it stands, if I go out and buy an electric car, then my garage power supply is capable of re-charging the car overnight without me investing in a special power pick-up.  The major issue is when everyone in my family (5 cars) decide to do it, then there is no way it can cope.  Take this a stage further when everybody in the street buys one, then the local power supply just can't cope and the problem of "brown outs" causing significant damage to all electrical equipment raises its ugly head.

There needs to be significant infrastructure investment (more power capacity/power stations; access to power pick up points) before this will work; 23 years may seem a long way off, but the UK governments has a poor record in implementing significant projects.

I firmly believe batteries will improve beyond anything we know at the moment and this new tech will negate the need for most of the above.
The same goes for renewable energy, maybe even local mini power stations supplying a street or two rather than a national grid.

You are probably right about the technology improving, it's whether it will be in time for 23 years into the future that I have my doubts about.  :)

Until the Power Grid fails or some idiot activates a EPM.
I need a bicycle with handle bar streamers and a bell , a cushioned seat and a luggage rack and I'm good.
Rant 1202 (lol)

Cynic :

You are probably right about the technology improving, it's whether it will be in time for 23 years into the future that I have my doubts about.  :)

23 years is quite a long time in the real world but several lifetimes in the electronics world.

1994 mobile phone

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Motorola-MicroTAC.jpg

1994  computer

https://annebingham.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/dscf1765.jpg?w=300&h=278

now a 1971 computer

http://news.psu.edu/sites/default/files/styles/threshold-992/public/WACC_Computer1971.jpg?itok=o53GZMk2

but 1971 mobile phones were still star trek

https://b-i.forbesimg.com/michaelvenables/files/2013/04/20090704-1971_StarTrekTOSCommunicatorReplica-216x300.jpg

None of us will even look back to the smelly petrol days in 23 years or, if we do, it'll be like this.

http://res.cloudinary.com/jpress/image/fetch/w_620,f_auto,ar_3:2,c_fill/http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/webimage/1.6603039.1399480499!/image/4066479765.jpg

Alascana :

Until the Power Grid fails or some idiot activates a EPM.
I need a bicycle with handle bar streamers and a bell , a cushioned seat and a luggage rack and I'm good.
Rant 1202 (lol)

Ahh - dont forget the stitched straw basket in the front!

steveb818 :
Alascana :

Until the Power Grid fails or some idiot activates a EPM.
I need a bicycle with handle bar streamers and a bell , a cushioned seat and a luggage rack and I'm good.
Rant 1202 (lol)

Ahh - dont forget the stitched straw basket in the front!

My god whats up with you lot,,
, you have forgotten the plastic beads that silde up and down the spokes

steveb818 :
Alascana :

Until the Power Grid fails or some idiot activates a EPM.
I need a bicycle with handle bar streamers and a bell , a cushioned seat and a luggage rack and I'm good.
Rant 1202 (lol)

Ahh - dont forget the stitched straw basket in the front!

Yup, and I forgot to add the generator to power the headlight and the blinking tailight as well as the chain guard, I get tired of my bermudas and shoelaces getting caught in the chain.

Maybe I should trade out the shoe laces for velcro straps, and I will have enough cash left over for the wooly lamb seat cover to protect my hinney and a florescent Orange mud flap, getting tired of that stripe on the back of my florescent Yellow bermudas I may try brown Speedo's in the Future.

I wonder if the generator will power a am/fm radio and a cell phone charger, I can put the rear view mirror on my florescent Hot Pink  helmet for safety and have room for my bottle carrier for my scotch
small refridge on luggae rack and woola Cold Cervaza..

It's a Lamborghini now/smh

Uuuuum maybe encapsulate it for protection from Brazilian drivers (yup, I went there).

With the generator maybe install a airhorn (interesting)

all suggestions will be heeded!/lol

spanishpete :
steveb818 :
Alascana :

Until the Power Grid fails or some idiot activates a EPM.
I need a bicycle with handle bar streamers and a bell , a cushioned seat and a luggage rack and I'm good.
Rant 1202 (lol)

Ahh - dont forget the stitched straw basket in the front!

My god whats up with you lot,,
, you have forgotten the plastic beads that silde up and down the spokes

SpainishPete, can you send me the extra set you have.
I will send you a invoice for the shipping.
And BTW it's a 100 spoke tire and to save you time with the math that's 200.
Thanks Amigo/Friend. I know I can count on you.(lol)

SpainishPete, can you send me the extra set you have.
I will send you a invoice for the shipping.
And BTW it's a 100 spoke tire and to save you time with the math that's 200.
Thanks Amigo/Friend. I know I can count on you.(lol)

I know i cant spell, and my math's is crap, so thanks for giving me the total,
they come in 3 sizes
1) 1 inch
2) 24.5mm
3) 1000th of an inch
its most importent we get the right size, Sir or is it Madam


LOL ok back to fulling of the ladder while concreteing

spanishpete :

SpainishPete, can you send me the extra set you have.
I will send you a invoice for the shipping.
And BTW it's a 100 spoke tire and to save you time with the math that's 200.
Thanks Amigo/Friend. I know I can count on you.(lol)

I know i cant spell, and my math's is crap, so thanks for giving me the total,
they come in 3 sizes
1) 1 inch
2) 24.5mm
3) 1000th of an inch
its most importent we get the right size, Sir or is it Madam


LOL ok back to fulling of the ladder while concreteing

It's "Sire" and I hope you did come the ladder for this (lol)
Also throw in the windscreen.
The Pink Helmut is for "Breast Cancer Awareness (Protect the T⊙t⊙'s)
I will take the Azul/Blue beads for "Prostrate Cancer Awareness( I am a equal opportunity guy)
If I think of anything else I will not hesitate to contact you 1st.
Thanks Pal.

Alascana :
spanishpete :

SpainishPete, can you send me the extra set you have.
I will send you a invoice for the shipping.
And BTW it's a 100 spoke tire and to save you time with the math that's 200.
Thanks Amigo/Friend. I know I can count on you.(lol)

I know i cant spell, and my math's is crap, so thanks for giving me the total,
they come in 3 sizes
1) 1 inch
2) 24.5mm
3) 1000th of an inch
its most importent we get the right size, Sir or is it Madam


LOL ok back to fulling of the ladder while concreteing

It's "Sire" and I hope you did come the ladder for this (lol)
Also throw in the windscreen.
The Pink Helmut is for "Breast Cancer Awareness (Protect the T⊙t⊙'s)
I will take the Azul/Blue beads for "Prostrate Cancer Awareness( I am a equal opportunity guy)
If I think of anything else I will not hesitate to contact you 1st.
Thanks Pal.

In the "words" of Henry Ford, they come in every colour of Black OK Chief, Boss,Guv
and yes i was up the ladder, dont worry i was comming down anyway, the fast way, yet againe

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