Sunday, May 26, 2024

RECOMMENDED THREAD: JORDAN TAYLOR'S THE OPEN ROTOR CONCEPT.

One of the best technological accounts on X is Jordan Taylor's. In this thread, which dates from two years ago already, he focuses on the Open Rotor Concept - the ultimate turbofan!








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Friday, May 10, 2024

HYDROGEN ENGINES: ICE OR FUEL CELLS?

I am against EVs for several reasons, and the most obvious ones are in all likelihood the ones that spring to mind right away: limited autonomy and charge stress, depletion of rare metals, damage to the environment primarily during the mining operations needed to extract Lithium, Cobalt etc.

Now, while all that is true in the current EV development state, these issues will probably have been solved ten years hence, what with the introduction of new battery technologies (graphene, solid state...).

No, the REAL reason I am against EVs is because widespread usage of this type of transport will make countries extremely vulnerable for any disruption in the generation and/or distribution of electricity. In our everyday lives we are already completely dependent on electricity. Imagine if on top of that we would all be driving EVs too: in the blink of an eye so to say, a country could be rendered deaf and blind. In the late nineties, NATO used graphite bombs to short-circuit the Serbian power grid and the results were devastating: no lighting or electrical appliances; no electrical trains; factories, hospitals, schools unable to function; no traffic lights, no computers, no internet, no air traffic control etc...


...but at least the Serbs were able to drive their cars.

You can see why it would be an extremely bad idea to completely rely on electricity for road transport too. Imagine that in a not too distant future Russia launches a two-pronged offensive in Western Europe with graphite bombs delivered by drones launched from the North Sea on the one hand, and hackers on the other hand. In a matter of hours, large swaths of Europe are without electricity! Now imagine, too, that greens have unfortunately had their way and we are all driving EVs...

No, if we are to phase out ICE engines using fossil fuels, we should not replace them with EVs; at least not EVs that derive their juice from a power grid. We should switch to hydrogen-powered cars, trucks and buses.

And then two options present themselves: vehicles using hydrogen in a combustion engine, or vehicles using hydrogen in fuel cells.

This chap explains why the latter option *seems* by far the best...



...until you compare the price tag, of course. While it's true that fuel cell powered hydrogen cars are roughly twice as efficient as their ICE counterparts burning H2, they are also far more expensive. Which is why there probably will be a market for the two versions. Time will tell how it will all pan out. Nite.


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Thursday, May 02, 2024

MAY 2nd, 2024.

It's been 13 years since my father died.





I visited my father's grave a couple of hours ago. It was overcast, cold, windy, and raining slightly. An almost complete reversal of the weather yesterday, which actually resembled a hot and sunny day in early July.

I said some prayers there, looking at my father's photograph, a good one which shows him at his best, and as he was in his final years, still a handsome man. The photo is about six inches high and 4 inches wide and thankfully its colours haven't faded yet in those thirteen years.

When I had finished praying I laid my hand on the dark polished granite, as I always do, telling dad that he is not forgotten.

I can only continue my life till I, too, arrive at the end, and I can only hope that I live it as decently as my father lived his. That, and hopefully being able to fulfill a couple of crucial goals I have set myself. I asked and got so much help from my father - and my mother, of course - during his lifetime. Would it be selfish to ask him to help me accomplish those goals from beyond death? Perhaps it is. At the same time these goals are not exactly for my own benefit, so perhaps it's not so bad after all.


My father. What an example. Even thirteen years after his passing.




"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me."
~ Psalm 23:4 ~



Rest in peace dad. You are not forgotten.



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Saturday, April 27, 2024

RECOMMENDED VIDEO: EVA VLAARDINGERBROEK'S SPEECH AT CPAC HUNGARY.

Er, highly recommended! Please, watch it in full!





In these desperate times, when simply walking the streets of my small hometown means seeing the effects of Population Replacement up front - for it is no longer a phenomenon of the big cities - it's a small consolation that all across Europe young, intelligent people are standing up and calling out the evil acts of our thoroughly corrupt and ideologically perverse 'elites', who are consciously visiting upon us, the original Europeans, the crime of multiculturalism.


For a crime it is. Here's a small token:





Our 'elites' MUST be removed from power, lest they destroy this beautiful continent of ours!



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Sunday, April 21, 2024

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT IN THE CITY OF LIGHT.







Our "elites" are responsible for this, and even now, as it is crystal-clear that multiculturalism is a colossal failure, they won't do anything to stem the flood of 3rd World wreckage flowing into our beautiful Europe. For they are counting on the votes of this scum to neutralize the authochton population which is leaning ever more to the Right.

Our "elites" actually deserve to be shot.



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Saturday, April 20, 2024

SATURDAY NIGHT THE POLICE, TOM PETTY.

The Police with Darkness. From the 1981 album Ghost in the Machine. Imho their best.



The cover art depicts the band members, with from left to right Andy Summers, Sting with the spiky hair, and Stewart Copeland with a fringe!


Tom Petty with I Won't Back Down. From his first solo album Full Moon Fever (1989).



Iconic American rock artist from Gainesville, Florida, where he also formed Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1976.


Nite.



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Saturday, April 06, 2024

SATURDAY NIGHT MAC DEMARCO, ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN.

Mac DeMarco with Moonlight on the River. From his 2017 album This Old Dog.





Canadian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He sings about his father, who walked out on his mom and him because he was an addict and alcoholic.



Echo and the Bunnymen with Bring On The Dancing Horses. From the 1985 compilation album Songs to Learn and Sing.





Liverpudlian band which formed in 1978 and originally consisted of Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattison... and a drum machine. Although the band always denied Echo was its name. By the time their debut album appeared, Crocodiles in 1980, there was a flesh and blood drummer, Pete de Freitas, but the name remained the same.


Nite.



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Saturday, March 30, 2024

HAPPY EASTER 2024!

To all my followers, like every year I wish you a heartfelt Happy Easter! At least those of the Christian faith, the others I wish a nice weekend!





God bless you and your loved ones, and may He protect you from harm.



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RECOMMENDED VIDEO: THE IMAGES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR VIEW OF THE MOON FOREVER (AND BLOW YOUR MIND).

A fascinating journey to our closest celestial neighbor!




If you follow this link, you can explore the Moon yourself!


Good night.



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Saturday, March 23, 2024

RECOMMENDED VIDEO: NEUTRON STARS ARE MORE BIZARRE THAN YOU THINK.

An interesting video by Space Matters on neutron stars, the collapsed cores of massive supergiant stars which had total masses of between 10 and 25 times the mass of our Sun (M☉). They are the smallest and densest known stellar objects, except for Black Holes, having a radius of about 10 kilometers (and a mass of about 1.4 M☉).

They are called neutron stars because, well, their gravitational pressure is so gigantic that atomic nuclei and their electrons are forced onto one another and combine to form neutrons. Further collapse is prevented by a phenomenon called neutron degeneracy pressure.




Nite.



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Sunday, March 17, 2024

THE UNITED KINGDOM IS LOST AND GONE FOR GOOD.

Three appalling tidbits of info that show how much the rot has already set in in the United Kingdom:


An adhan in the Houses of Parliament:




Cambridge University warns visitors to the Fitzwilliam Museum that viewing 200-year old paintings of bucolic "Ur-British landscapes", among them works by Constable, may inspire 'dark nationalistic feelings'.




There's about 500 mosques in London, yet they feel they have to pray in the streets. It's a signal, it's intimidation. When you want to sing gospel songs, however...




There are many more signs that Great Britain has effectively become Small Britain - think of Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, setting up a 100 million £ fund for reparations for the sin of slavery (never mind that the UK actually ABOLISHED the slave trade), the guy who was arrested for putting up stickers warning of White Britons becoming a minority by 2060 etc... but let's leave it at this for today. It's too depressing.


At some point we will have to take up arms. And use them.



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Saturday, March 16, 2024

SATURDAY NIGHT MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND, LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM.

Manfred Mann's Earth Band with Davy's on the road again. It's on the 1978 album Watch, although it came out as a single in 1971 already.





English rock band which formed in 1971 and still around, despite a hiatus between 1987 and 1991. Lead man Manfred Mann (real name Manfred Sepse Lubowitz) was born in South Africa.



Lindsey Buckingham with Trouble. From his debut solo album Law and Order (1981).





Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in 1977, together with his then partner Stevie Nicks, and it's impossible to imagine Rumours (1977) and its success without them.


Goede nacht.



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Saturday, March 02, 2024

SATURDAY NIGHT FOO FIGHTERS, ABC.

Foo Fighters with Monkey Wrench. From the album The Colour and the Shape (1997).





In the elevator, Grohl hears a muzak version (i.e. lift music) of the FF hit Big Me, performed by The Moog Cookbook, some kind of US version of Daft Punk.



ABC with All Of My Heart. From their debut album The Lexicon of Love (1982). You read that right, 42 years old already. And still good!





English pop band, ex Vice Versa, which formed in Sheffield in 1980. The classic line-up consisted of lead vocalist Martin Fry, guitarist/keyboardist Mark White, saxophonist Stephen Singleton, and drummer David Palmer.


Bonne nuit.



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