Posts by Wazza

    An example from Queensland that is on fire right now and can't be put out. And this is a stationary battery, not one put in a race can that has a high probability of being in a crash and damaging the battery.

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    An interesting fact is after decades of decline in the sale of sedans EVs are driving demand for sedans.

    I'm guessing this is about weight. EV's batteries don't seem to work with heavier vehicles, but you are correct, it's not something I had considered, they are bringing back the sedan. I like sedans.

    They're called electric trains.

    No battery. It's the massive battery packs that are bad for the planet. But again, max torque at 0 rpm, it's why they are like lightning off the mark - and what is not to love about that? You have to admit though ICE sound better.

    Who knows, maybe I'll end up on the wrong side of history, but I think hydrogen fuel cells will eventually win out. Only need a smaller battery, you drive for 600 - 1000 km, pull into a fuel station and after 10 or so minutes you are off again.

    And this is before we talk about damaged battery packs burning - producing a fire that can not be put out, the fire produces it's own energy until it eventually burns out, only once that massive amount of stored energy burns out. All you can do is wait for it to burn out, and hope it does not happen in a bad spot, unlike the $1.5 billion cost of a car transport ship sinking after a brand new EV went up. Now would this ship have survived if it was a smaller battery like that in a hybrid or hydrogen, I don't know, but the fire would have burned out sooner.

    Ok, I may come across as being anti EV, but I'm not completely, they have their place - and what is not to love about max torque at 0 rpm. And I believe the place is a daily drive to work in the city.

    Racing is simply not viable, not with current tech. That battery change gave up 90 sec on an ICE pit stop. Plus when you work them hard the batteries really get drained very quickly. Real life reports from utes towing give a horrible range, it's simply not viable having to charge every couple of hundred kms.

    Plus people actually believe the highly politicised line that they are green. An EV charging off the grid has the same per km carbon footprint as a Kia Picanto, and the Kia doesn't have the 7 ton carbon debt the EV does from the manufacturing of the batteries. Plus the Kia won't need to spend $30 000 on a 15 year old car replacing the batteries, essentially writing it off. That Kia will likely have another 5-10 years of driving after this point.

    My view is we are doing ev's wrong. A small commuter with smaller batteries is where it should be, a range of 150 - 200km for this type of car is enough. Why waste resources on a battery pack that can go 500km when this type of car almost never does that much driving.

    Plug in hybrid is probably an even better option. A battery range of 50 - 80 km is heaps for this type of car, realistically how often is a daily commuter going to travel more than this, and you can save 6 tons of carbon by not producing a massive battery pack. We simply don't have the rare minerals to produce all the batteries the electric worshippers say we are going to need. Smaller batteries in small cars for the cities is what we need, spreading the limited batteries across more cars.

    Same here

    Ultimately the user pays system applies. You want more to go to landfill? No problem, just pay the extra dosh. The issue here is as usual: polluters want to be subsidised by the rest of the community.

    This is where I fundamentally disagree. Councils have always been swings and roundabouts. My rates go to all sorts of things I don't use, but yet I pay knowing as my life goes through different phases my usage will change.

    Except for waste which is a greenie issue, and we all know how the greenie left get the coverage. Under the FOGO system a couple or family of three does not have to change a thing, they can produce the same amount of waste but live with the new bin system. Yet a family of 7 has to pay more, but because we already buy in bulk we are producing less per capita than the couple. But suddenly waste is no longer a part of the swings and roundabouts, it's a tax on large families who as I have stated likely produce less per capita - the ultimate aim of FOGO, but still get taxed more.

    Our FOGO bin has very little in it every week, maybe an 8th full. The maths around what percentage of waste that will go to FOGO was wrong, it was another 'investigation' or report that came to a pre determined outcome to suit an ideology. Another example of the 'Yes Minister Survey'.

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    I'm sure a reasonable solution can be found. The kg amount collected every week is the same. Just green bin goes weekly and red fortnightly instead of the other way around.

    Getting off topic now, so may have to move this.

    Yes the red bin is weekly with maybe 3-4 small bags at most, wouldn't be a quarter full. Yellow recycling every 2nd week is overflowing, red bin every 2nd week is also chockers and stinks to high heaven from meat packaging. Drive around the suburbs and you see the same.

    The calcs / justification for a weekly red bin to manage waste was clearly not calculated correctly. And yes I am paying more for the larger (normal size) red bin.

    People of the local FB pages are still complaining about the system years after it's been rolled out. It does not work, I supplement with council bins in parks when I need too.

    Inner Sydney environmently friendly suburb is now picking up the red bin every fortnight instead of weekly to help save the planet

    Been that way in my suburb for a few years now. It does not work, especially with a big family.

    While not an explosion, we had one up the farm burn out. Was one of the old style 4 burner with a Jarrah trolley. The gas line going into the knob cracked mid cook and blasted gas into the already lit burner.

    As you can imagine it went up very quickly. The bottle was able to be shut off quickly (as it was only turned on half a turn, that's all you need), the leg of lamb was grabbed from under the hood, but the fire was set in. It was kicked off the veranda and put out with the hose. It did not survive.

    Knowing Fathers day was going to be a cooking write off, I decided on a curry feast Saturday night. Beef masala made from chuck and shin, vegetable curry made from my concoction of spices, tandori lamb from ribs and forequarter chops, cooked and smoked in the komado, burfi, naan, poppa doms and rice.

    I generally prefer a looser mix, but having said that, I'd try these in a heart beat. Now I'm just waiting for your verdict to see if I need to give them a go.

    There was a restaurant over here a few years back where you had a heated rock put on your table and you cooked your meat on the rock. Might as well use a frying pan, over coals is much better.