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    Yes, but somebody else told them what a threat...

    Yes, but somebody else told them what a threat China was becoming.

    (Hint: The information came from within the Chinese government in the form of a threat.)
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    Back when I worked for a company that...

    Back when I worked for a company that manufactured consumer products in China I was told that one of the obstacles to quality was the Chines practice of moving people from rural areas into cities,...
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    Duplicate Post

    Duplicate Post
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    Trboatworks has exactly stated the case. The...

    Trboatworks has exactly stated the case. The argument for "defense only" precludes a navy that can go anywhere in international waters and might even actually be inadequate to defend U.S. coastal...
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    He's something "ish" but I suspect it isn't Amish.

    He's something "ish" but I suspect it isn't Amish.
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    Back to the subject of the actual cost of power...

    Back to the subject of the actual cost of power from windmills, there are some situations where they absolutely make economic sense.

    One such case is in the state of Hawaii. Normally electricity...
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    I think what he was alluding to is the issue of...

    I think what he was alluding to is the issue of adding more generating capacity that is intermittent in nature to our current grid system which is based on a demand model.

    In a demand based model...
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    It's worse than that. The true cost of wind power...

    It's worse than that. The true cost of wind power (and solar) should also include the costs of spinning reserves, which are natural gas powered turbines that pick up the slack. Wind turbines only...
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    I dispute the notion that "we likely will...

    I dispute the notion that "we likely will all/most be driving EVs in the near future". Most of the people I know have no desire to own one and no plans to own one in the foreseeable future unless we...
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    Not to hijack the thread but one thing I've...

    Not to hijack the thread but one thing I've always wondered about is if there is any simple way to test the UV protection of an auto-darkening helmet.

    Although they are supposed to meet the...
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    Sorry but the site owner has forbidden discussion...

    Sorry but the site owner has forbidden discussion of hobby type machines here.

    Machinery Discussion Guidelines

    "Note this is the is the Manufacturing Forum, not the home shop machinist forum....
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    Let's for a second pretend climate change ISN'T...

    Let's for a second pretend climate change ISN'T real, what are the actual costs of "alternative energy" and how would one add them into the equation?

    Co2 is NOT a pollutant. If it contributes to...
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    “He does not believe that does not live according...

    “He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.”
    ― Sigmund Freud
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    In this case I tested it with Firefox - no...

    In this case I tested it with Firefox - no problems. Check your settings.

    If the site were a problem my commercial security software would have flagged it.
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    Perhaps it might help make the case if you would...

    Perhaps it might help make the case if you would share your personal experiences as a BEV owner in the often snowed-in Northeast.

    You DO own one don't you?
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    Back to the subject of Tesla. It doesn't...

    Back to the subject of Tesla.

    It doesn't matter how much the thing can pull if you can't easily charge the battery.

    The surprising moment 15 Teslas wait in line to be charged in California on...
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    Not surprising that professor Abbott, an old...

    Not surprising that professor Abbott, an old school antinuclear activist, would twist facts to come to such a conclusion. Here is a rebuttal that analyzes and debunks his claims.


    Nuclear Power...
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    AND .... trains don't follow coastlines, they...

    AND .... trains don't follow coastlines, they connect population centers.

    Another useless straw man argument from our favorite Eurocentrist. As if the length of coastline had ANYTHING to do with...
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    Diesel-electric submarines are military equipment...

    Diesel-electric submarines are military equipment and have full time electricians on board whose major job is maintaining those batteries and related electrics. They will as required jumper around...
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    None were ever burned in the colonies but this...

    None were ever burned in the colonies but this was the last in Scotland (1727).

    The story of Scotland’s last witch burning - The Scotsman
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    YouTube...

    YouTube

    I don't think that was actually footage of the contest. I think that was a Monty Python style animation from photos, complete with sound effects provided by human voice.

    In the one I've...
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    Aaah, but .......... the Esprit has plenty of...

    Aaah, but .......... the Esprit has plenty of curves, although subtle. The original Europa on the other hand was one ugly-ass car with that slab-sided rear.

    That Tesla "pickup truck" is even...
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    Apparently the spreadsheet is in the Design Data...

    Apparently the spreadsheet is in the Design Data folder if you have installed Inventor 2019.
  24. How about this? Replace the casters with skid...

    How about this?

    Replace the casters with skid plates AND add retractable casters just for moving the unloaded crane.

    OR ... Replace the casters with skid plates and make low slung...
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    Either that or they will charge $1890 shipping. ...

    Either that or they will charge $1890 shipping.

    OR ................ it's a typo and the price is $890 plus shipping.
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