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Member since Sep 2019 • Last active Dec 2022
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Sending this perfectly good car to a scrap yard

    There are plenty of cars going to scrap yards right now that don't have horrific emissions, don't have pedestrian crushing front ends; etc etc. Often being scrapped for relatively trivial reasons too.

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    https://www.carron.com/product/linea-330­/

    They don't seem to sell matching bin bags.

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    Does such a thing as a solar powered storage heater exist? Or, failing that was thinking about the small space heater type things that campervans use but apart from solar panels, car battery and inverter as some of the parts have no idea if that’s feasible or realistic!

    Even for small loads, solar power is variable-to-useless in winter. For big loads like space heating it's not going to happen.

    Camper van heaters are diesel powered, or sometimes LPG on proper motorhomes. There's a few Youtube videos out there of people fitting diesel heaters to the outside of their sheds etc. I don't think they're particularly complicated. You just need to connect the bits in the kit and supply 12V power for the control electronics, and work out a nice way of mounting it all.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The vertical circuit board on the right is quite likely an off-the-shelf remote receiver.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Drill out the broken one and use an extra long bolt on that side that goes all the way to the back of the good one?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Your deck is currently atan(3/10) = 17 degrees below your roofline. If you lowered it 50cm it would be atan(3.5/10) = 19 degrees below your roofline.

    Assuming in the middle of summer the sun moves vertically (360/24) = 15 degrees per hour, or 4 minutes per degree. (19-17) * 4= 8 minutes.

    Someone will be along shortly to tell me how I fucked up my maths.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Go to your Hard Disk > Users in Finder and there's a Shared folder you can copy things into. You can also copy them into Users > username > Public > Drop Box.

    Or if you want to make Steve Jobs cry you can put them somewhere completely outside the Users folder.

  • in Current Projects
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    Even without a specific rule I think you’re going to get comments and possibly aggro from station staff / fellow commuters on full rains.

    It also looks like a pain in the arse to fold/carry twice a day.

    But I hope it works out…

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    You only get double the traffic if you double the limiting factor of traffic capacity, which is junction capacity. Two-way traffic needs more complex junctions, with therefore lower capacity and therefore less traffic can use them, and because traffic is elastic capacity less traffic does.

    In fact the one-way system that was there before was probably introduced to "reduce congestion". The problem in London is that any spare capacity is eaten up by induced demand until congestion returns to the same level.

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    It used to be one-way with a very wide lane which many drivers took as an opportunity to put their foot down.

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