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simon13

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    Conspiracies

    Alex Jones is many things... Controlled opposition, I don't think so. Having listened to quite a few shows, he seems to focus on plausible conspiracies and tends to stay away from aliens, lizard people, supernatural and the more outlandish 9/11 stuff. He is trying to bring to attract a large audience and the madder stuff is a complete switch off.
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    Gold Monitoring Thread £ only

    Chinese New Year having an effect?
  3. It looks likely that SDR's will be the new reserve currency when the USD can no longer take the strain. www.philosophyofmetrics.com has a wealth of level headed information on the SDR. In late 2015 the IMF will hold its 5 year SDR composition review. The RMB will certainly be included and all the papers i've read suggest the addition of gold anywhere from 5% to 50% of the SDR basket. Anyone looked into SDR's much?
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    Going electric (car)

    Nice but not available until the end of the decade. Range and acceleration aren't even as good a top of the range tesla saloon you can buy today. The 800v 15 minute charge sounds good but I suspect other companies will be doing much better than that by 2020. Both my parents cars are coming to the end of their leases and he is actually considering an electric for his commuting workhorse.
  5. I've ordered an electric car. In the end I decided to go for the new renault zoe dynamique nav which has the new r240 motor with a NEDC rating of 149 miles range (probably closer to 110-130 real life) but It won't be delivered untill december. I'll be leasing the older Q210 engine zoe from late October untill delivery date. I'll be saving £167 a month over my current car, a Honda CRZ GT hybrid (finance + running costs) I really did my home work on this one so feel free to ask questions and stare opinions.
  6. Just reading a BBC article on this. Not once do they say SDR but they do use the term "new world order" Which reminds me to cancel my license fee. The Chinese yuan is going global http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34961012
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    Conspiracies

    Sounds crazier than the flat earth stuff. You can buy yourself a camouflaged tin foil hat that looks like normal hats. http://www.lessemf.com/personal.html
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    Conspiracies

    You probably live in a built up area and cant see the sky at night. I've seen quite a few UFOs in the North Highlands. http://youtu.be/Ix4DNH-CHic Good compilation of sightings... Pretty sure that at least 2 are drones and a couple are deliberate fakes.
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    Conspiracies

    What about sattelites? How do they orbit the earth? We sometimes see them on clear nights. Do they use secret UFO tech to buzz around above us?
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    Conspiracies

    What is on the underside of the disc? Why not a pedestal? If its a disc then gravity would allow you to walk over the edge and underneath. How does the disc not pull in upon itself and collapse into a spherical shape? How come all visible large objects in space are spheres?
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    Conspiracies

    @Cointreau, i'm giving this flat earth stuff a bit of a chance and there is angle at which I can look at this and even give it an outside chance of being true. There are plenty of mad things that are possible or even likely but i'm giving the flat earth theory a 0.00000000000000000000000000000000001% chance. I think its more likely a false narrative being pushed to trap the curious in a dead end.
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    Conspiracies

    ... (Bloody phone)... ...to distract the curious from looking into conspiracies with more merit. How high is this ice wall?
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    Conspiracies

    I often get recommended flat earth stuff on youtube as I indulge in a lot of conspiracy stuff. I always imagined that it was a trap to distrac
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    Conspiracies

    What happens at the edge of he disc? Say you had your own plane and just flew past the boundary?
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    Conspiracies

    Buy yourself a telescope and observe the universe. If all the celestial bodies you can observe are round, would it not be likely that our planet is also round?
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    Going electric (car)

    Charges for charging vary all over the country. In Scotland most are pretty much free. Ecotricity Electric highway is free in England. I'm of the opinion that free is too cheap. As adoption increases charges will be needed to make the use of the infrastructure more efficient.
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    Going electric (car)

    Hah, a waitress with a plug
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    Going electric (car)

    Makes perfect sense on islands. On Lewis they have a good network for charging, same on Orkney. In the highlands we have a ring of brand new rapid chargers right around the coast, mabye 30 miles apart each. I'm not sure if the last few are operational yet as they are not on some of the compilation maps but I saw a local complaining about one in Scourie in my local paper as electric cars can "only travel 30 miles and take 12 hours to charge"... Or travel up to 350 miles and charge in 30 minutes (if you have the money) The charge points are a bit like caravan chargers. You can still plug in with a 3 pin but you need a proper charger installed if you want faster (included with some cars and free in scotland if you have an electro car)
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    Going electric (car)

    Theres millions who don't need to park on the street. Just a thought. Concept seems sound.
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    Going electric (car)

    So the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't blow, some months theres less water for hydro. If there were enough electric cars plugged in they could absorb excess electricity instead of it being lost (for example when Germany exports leccy for free on sunny days) and could resupply the grid on still days, helping to even out the troughs and peaks and making it possible to go 100% renewable. Not so good for your gen1 leaf but no bother for tesla style ranges. Free market solution would be some nice charging software so your can would charge say to 80% and keep 20% to take free excess electricity and programmed to sell energy back to the grid when the grid is short.
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    Going electric (car)

    If you are worried about the battery degredation you only have to look at the reducing price of batteries per kwh of storage. In four years you may beable to replace like for like for a fraction of the current cost or have a major upgrade for todays price. Modern brushless Electric motors don't wear out like normal engines, they'll just need a bearing change at some point.
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    Going electric (car)

    Renault include a pickup service even if you run out of juice too.
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    Going electric (car)

    Varies depending on car. Normally you get a few miles after 0% followed by a reduced power mode, followed by total shut down to protect the batteries. The range dramatically increases at lower speeds so if you know you are stuck for charging you can limp a long way.
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    Going electric (car)

    Whats the nedc and real life range on the smart?