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Ndeipi

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Dec 2019

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    Right around the corner from my office! That's were we do most of our after-work boozing.

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    @edmundro you beauty. Your vegan sausage roll recipe is banging. My housemates all agree.

    Though I must say it took me significantly longer than 30-40 minutes - but then I do faff better than I cook.

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    A heavy but tasty afternoon:

    One M&S "best mince pie ever" from the bakery section - pretty damned good, if large.
    Three M&S "Selection" mincers. I bought a box of 6 to hand around the office (trying to garner favour for appraisal season) but then ate half of them myself.

    That's like ~1000 calories in mincers. I had better go cycle home really hard...

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    According to moneysupermarket.com, "13% of consumers are currently on a green tariff".

    So 87% are not.

    Of course there are many different shades of green: RE / bio-energy / nuclear / ROCs / LECs / offsetting, etc.

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    Unless purchased from a renewable-specific energy supplier, electric oven use will result in emissions roughly equivalent to a gas oven because ~50% of UK electricity comes from gas/coal/oil and generation efficiencies are ~50% or so.

    Either way, we don't have a beefy enough electricity transmission network to enable everyone to switch to electric ovens/heating. Our electric network is near capacity already. But we do have a gas pipe network which can transfer >5x the energy. If only we didn't have to put fossil fuels in these pipes! Hydrogen gas made by renewable-fed electrolysis (or SMR with CCS) could be an answer but we're 10+ years off.

    TL;DR: Gas ovens are, at present, no worse than electric ovens.

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    Visited my parents and faffed around for close to two hours, trying to remount a 5-6m pine handrail back onto the wall along their steep stairs, using the oldest and naffest set of tools.

    Drilled new holes in the rail and the wall. Tried to use frame fixings, failed, got dispirited, rummaged in the garage and started again with bog standard rawl plugs. The cheap corded power drill made some smoke when driving in the screws, fragrantly reminiscent of overheating Scalextric cars.

    Rail finally secured on the wall and parents happy. Reward was curry and ice cream.

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    This build looks really fun. I'm glad you're matching post to stem, too.

    I'd go silver cables on this, to match the frame. (If you're not already too far gone on your commitment to pink.)

    Either way this thing should feel great to ride and I'm looking forward to hearing about it.

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    A summer tree planter in Canada can plant 1000-1500 in a single day, which implies that it takes about 30 seconds per sapling. Vice article.

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    Thanks for the advice @Mr_Sworld

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    Don't forget the lightbulb repair kit

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