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THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Have you ever heard of Nikola Tesla?
« on: February 17, 2014, 09:53:15 AM »

My advice:

Get a job as soon as you're well enough, lay off the booze a little, move the hell out into your own place as soon as you have the funds. Even consider moving clear across the country. New places, new people, fresh start, etc etc.

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Walking in a Winter wonderland...
« on: February 16, 2014, 09:38:05 PM »

Oh I'm well versed in travelling sideways on 2 wheels, 4 wheels and 6 wheels on all manner of terrain.

Snow / Ice just seems like it would be a blast because I've never done that :P

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Men versus Women. The UTTERLY off topic part.
« on: February 16, 2014, 10:33:05 AM »

Chris you're thinking of welding wire. It's quite stiff and usually not that big diameter wise.

Industrial electric arc cable is really flexible and soft and roughly 25mm in ID. I think measured resistance over any normal kind of cable run would be nil for all intents and purposes.

At the end of the day we're moving electrons here.

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Walking in a Winter wonderland...
« on: February 16, 2014, 10:28:37 AM »

Driving in the snow sounds like my idea of fun.

*Adds to his bucket-list*

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Chinese Military expansions
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:40:39 PM »
It won't be long and I reckon China will rival the USA as a superpower in every sense.

Will it be through war ? NO. It'll be through economics and finance.

It's coming, sure as shit and I believe their military will end up being every bit as powerful as the US, and that my friend will change the playing field forever.

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Men versus Women. The UTTERLY off topic part.
« on: February 10, 2014, 07:01:16 AM »

Bah !

If the cables are flexi and large diameter = very low resistance, regardless of the price tag.  If I could get welding cable to work I'd use that (assuming a friendly boilermaker could sling me some) !

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Re: Men versus Women. The UTTERLY off topic part.
« on: February 09, 2014, 12:08:16 PM »

Thread drifts rock !!

Personally I don't think you can beat cheap, flexible, large diameter copper cabling for audio. Everything else is wankery (woo I made up a word) imo.

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: How hairy are you?
« on: February 02, 2014, 08:33:41 PM »
If you had a choice would you have gone in for the marines ?

I know a couple of them, great men, hellacious warriors and loyal to the end.

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: How hairy are you?
« on: February 02, 2014, 04:29:55 PM »

So Jamie, why are you identifying with US military standards so closely when you're a civvy ?

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: How about a little controversy?
« on: January 29, 2014, 12:09:31 PM »

I've never been interested in the mensa thing... Always seemed like elitist wankerism to me so I never bothered.

Like you I got urged to go join back in the atomic days but meh, not for me.

Jamie ... I was only winding you up !!

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: How about a little controversy?
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:39:34 PM »

I'll take you on intellectually if you want a go ?

IQ 141 on the armed services test. Life experience most people would have died from.

Girls our equals ? At some things yes.

Girls better than us ? At some things yes.

Are we better than Girls at stuff? At some things yes.

Do you require specific examples or will my generalizations do ?

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: How hairy are you?
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:33:02 PM »

Shaved head or a no.2 crew cut for me. Its cooler temp wise and cooler .. err . cool wise (like street cred cool).

The shaved head / beard / tattoo thing has served me well over the years. Most wankers take one look and go the other way. Only ever had one hassle from a pissed angry fuckwit in all that time.

Chicks ? Well mostly they don't go for the bad boy thing (unless you're both in your teens ot 20's). Occasionally you'll get some crazy babe who doesn't give a damn about mainstream looks and wants to get to know the bloke underneath. Actually they're the ones you want to spend time on.

/my 20 cents


Father in law has a new pc with win8. Poor bloke has NFI how to even spark up a browser. What hope have the oldies got with win8 ? None and buckleys.

I had to drill into the proggy32 folder and shortcut everything to the desktop for him. huge PINA !

Stupid stupid M$. Why the fuck they even ship that piece of shit on desktops has me well and truly fucked.

Oh has anyone got a shell hack to make win8 like win7 with a start button and shit ?

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: So waht's happening on that network?
« on: January 16, 2014, 08:33:49 PM »
Other shitty software leaking ram ?

Often (as you know) diagnosed by everything fine after a reboot for a week or two before it falls over again.

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: The higher they go the harder they fall
« on: January 16, 2014, 08:31:55 PM »
The last code gates was capable of was hacking up DOS and he even had to buy that... just sayin'

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Anybody seen Jamie around?
« on: January 07, 2014, 08:19:26 PM »
He posted on FB 3 days ago.

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Happy New Year !!!
« on: January 04, 2014, 10:17:21 PM »

Happy new year indeed over my way.

New job is going really well, Cat and I looking to buy a house in the coming year (finally in a position to do so), My Harley is rego'd and running great. Happy Days !!

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Merry Christmas dudes!
« on: December 26, 2013, 09:58:40 AM »

My head hurts.

Merry Xmas Knuckleheads !!


I watched challenger explode live on TV too. I was only a kid and it shocked the shit out of me.

Forget sending nukes to the sun... what AD said ... only 1 fuckup and we've fucked the planet way harder than its fucked up now.

Also 2nd the idea of harnessing waste into viable energy. Use it up and destroy it in the process (thorium we love you). But you know what ? It'll never happen. The dudes with the purse strings are locked into the Armageddon mentality and its still going to take a fucking long time (FLT (tm) ) to change that. Military intelligence being an oxymoron and all. 

THE SHOTGUN BAR / Re: Been burgled....
« on: December 19, 2013, 07:54:06 PM »

Seriously fucked shit Chris. Hope you guys are not too badly shaken by it.

Jamie my security system has always had fur, 4 paws and rows of teeth backed up by bone busting crush strength. Not called man's best friend for nothing. Weapon and early warning system all rolled into one. 

Why did you pick a sig ?

So there's a Roman chalice. Its made of glass and has the most amazing properties only recently discovered...

It changes color depending on what you put in it.

The glass chalice, known as the Lycurgus Cup because it bears a scene involving King Lycurgus of Thrace, appears jade green when lit from the front but blood-red when lit from behind—a property that puzzled scientists for decades after the museum acquired the cup in the 1950s. The mystery wasn’t solved until 1990, when researchers in England scrutinized broken fragments under a microscope and discovered that the Roman artisans were nanotechnology pioneers: They’d impregnated the glass with particles of silver and gold, ground down until they were as small as 50 nanometers in diameter, less than one-thousandth the size of a grain of table salt. The exact mixture of the precious metals suggests the Romans knew what they were doing—“an amazing feat,” says one of the researchers, archaeologist Ian Freestone of University College London.

The ancient nanotech works something like this: When hit with light, electrons belonging to the metal flecks vibrate in ways that alter the color depending on the observer’s position. Gang Logan Liu, an engineer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who has long focused on using nanotechnology to diagnose disease, and his colleagues realized that this effect offered untapped potential. “The Romans knew how to make and use nanoparticles for beautiful art,” Liu says. “We wanted to see if this could have scientific applications.”

When various fluids filled the cup, Liu suspected, they would change how the vibrating electrons in the glass interacted, and thus the color. (Today’s home pregnancy tests exploit a separate nano-based phenomenon to turn a white line pink.)

Pretty sure the US just uses an underground storage facility Jamie. Sure its made from 30' thick concrete but hey we all know what happens to concrete after 20 yrs of exposure (just revisit Chernobyl).

France uses a spiffy encapsulated glass technology and buries its waste deeeep in old mines (like 5kms deep).

No-one really has a viable solution for radioactive waste. Clean energy my arse !

Also like to point out that the only reason we have dirty nuclear power reactors in the first place is to manufacture weapons grade plutonium. I think we have enough of the filthy shit in the world now. I'll second the thorium argument purely to burn up all the toxics laying around from all the power stations and obselete cold war weapons.

The latest thinking on solar power is that as the tech follows moore's law then commercial viability for power generation will occur 7 yrs from now.

I'm still going with deep ocean current turbines and perhaps those 1/2 kay tall solar towers someone proposed with convection generated 600kmh winds belting out the top...


Drones map the Matterhorn in 6 hrs to a resolution of 20cm !!

The Matterhorn, which juts out a full kilometre above the surrounding Swiss Alps, dominates the local skyline and has challenged countless mountaineers since it was first scaled in 1865.

Now this iconic peak has been mapped in unprecedented detail by a fleet of autonomous, fixed-wing dronesMovie Camera, flung into the sky from the summit by their makers. What's more, the entire process took just 6 hours.

Three eBee drones were launched from the top of the mountain, skimming their way down 100 metres from the face, capturing points just 20 centimetres apart. When they reached the bottom, a second team intercepted the drones and relaunched them for further mapping.

Speaking to Mapbox, the mapping company that built the 3D point cloud of the mountain when the drones had landed, SenseFly's Adam Klaptocz said: "Such a combination of high altitudes, steep rocky terrain and sheer size of dataset has simply not been done before with drones, we wanted to show that it was possible."

Comment: now this is the sort of tech I really dig. Shit you can use out in the field. You could use this for everything from stockpile volumes in mining, geotech modelling, terrain mapping right through to traffic congestion mapping for town planners etc. Brilliant !


I think you nailed it with your last sentence Jamie, people are only human.


Coal fired power stations may be dirty compared to nuclear but at least they don't fuck everything around them for a couple thousand years when they blow up.

Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Jaslovské Bohunice, Athens Alabama, Idaho Falls, Lucens reactor - Vaud, Fukui Prefecture, Fukushima.

3 of those major fuck-ups were American, 2 Japanese, 1 Russian, 1 Swiss, 1 Czechoslovakian.

You'd think as an intelligent species we would have recognised that anything atomic is not the saviour of the world's energy needs. It is not a clean energy source like the proponents love to espouse (radioactive waste anyone?), its not safe in the long term and its not safe now.

and while we're on the subject ... did you know ...

* Radiation in milk in Hawaii is now at least 2,033% above Federal drinking water safety limits. The US safety limit is 3 pCi/l (picoCuries per litre). Note this is the minimum percentage found over EPA requirements. This figure is reached by adding together the Caesium-134 (800%); ?137 (633%); and Iodine-131 (600%) levels found in milk.

*Increased radiation has been reported in the municipal drinking water of at least 14 US cities. These are not restricted to the west coast of North America but have occurred in the US midwest and east coast. Where measured, rainwater in every US state and Canadian province have elevated radioactivity. In California, Geiger counter activity has trebled, from 7.5 to 22.5 clicks per minute.

*280 sensors to measure radiation release from atomic bomb testing were established under the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1996. These sensors are detecting levels equivalent to Chernobyl releases. One scientist, Gerhard Wotawa, noted, “I’ve never seen data like this in my career.”

*Kopp Online, Xander News and other non-English news agencies are reporting that the EU implemented a secret “emergency” order without informing the public which increases the amount of radiation permitted in food by up to 20 times previous food standards.

* At Fukushima the radiation levels documented were the highest ever recorded. They would kill a human in 20 minutes.

You can't tell me nuclear is the way to go. No fucking way. Its filthy and its wrecking this planet way faster than fossil fuel is. Its just that the info on it and its severity is mostly kept out of the public eye.

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