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  2. Get to the root cause - you're better off sleeping, but if you have to lie awake fretting about something, worry about "peak stupidity".
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  4. Magnesium is very reactive and corrodes well. It also has a high rate of thermal expansion.. Really high temperatures are better achieved from the Concentration of the suns rays or a nuclear process. . Sea water contains many of the rarer metals. Nev
  5. Of course they will, that's why we dig it up, use it for a short period then bury it in land fill. The gods always look after humans, just look at the track record of all gods to see they exist to care for those that follow them. 🤣😇
  6. The recent fatality on the set of a movie is a good time to get to know the technology of theatrical props.
  7. old man emu

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    Glad you added that clarification.
  8. Dax

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    No one would use monoculture, wild radish grows on just about anything and in very poor soils. With proper crop rotations and using seed oil plants to rejuvenate the soil as wild radish and some other weed seed crops do and provide a lot of nutrients by leaving the residue, makes a huge difference. As for growing seed oils having an effect on cooking oil yields, who cares, you're destroying your health by using the oils they sell. Most of deep fired foods are cooked in cotton seed and rape seed oil, which are very toxic substances and what natural food comes covered in oil, pretty
  9. I don't think that god realised that she'd have to cater for the needs of a plague of humans. Maybe her blue marble experiment has got out of hand?
  10. I used to lay awake at night worrying myself silly about Peak Oil. Then a mob of religious experts told us not to worry, because their god is making more fossil fuel for us to us, as fast as us chosen ones can use it up..... So now I'll lay awake at night fretting about "peak magnesium" and "peak copper". Unless those gods notice the problem and start making more raw materials for us......
  11. old man emu

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    One of the later agricultural developments, introduced in the 18th Century was the four-field rotation, which replaced the traditional three-field rotation introduced in Europe about 800 AD. Farmers practiced a three-field rotation, where available lands were divided into three sections. One section was planted in the autumn with rye or winter wheat, followed by spring oats or barley; the second section grew crops such as peas, lentils, or beans; and the third field was left fallow. The sequence of four crops (wheat, turnips, barley and clover), included a fodder crop and a grazing
  12. There's a mob doing decorative balloon arrangements out my way that goes by the name Full O Wind
  13. pmccarthy

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    The proposals to use bio-sourced feedstocks for anything substantial are impractical, not just for monoculture problems but for the scale of land area that would be needed. The land would have to be diverted from other production or from natural vegetation.
  14. Look at the amount of heat used in producing magnesium. Heat 1. Dolomite ore is crushed and heated in a kiln to produce a mixture of magnesium and calcium oxides, a process known as calcining: Heat 2. The next step is reduction of the magnesium oxide. The reducing agent is ferrosilicon (an alloy of iron and silicon) which is made by heating sand with coke and scrap iron, and typically contains about 80% silicon. The oxides are mixed with crushed ferrosilicon, and made into briquettes for loading into the reactor. Alumina may also be added to reduce the melting point of the sl
  15. We had Peeler's Apples here until recently.
  16. There used to be a meat distributor in Sydney, who had a fleet of big red delivery trucks proudly signwitten...... "W.A.GRUBB, Meats" Also, there was a smash repair shop near us, with the owner's name.... "Bender".... Really!
  17. old man emu

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    That is a very laudable solution, but there is an elephant in the room - monoculture. Agricultural monoculture upsets the natural balance of soils. Too many of the same plant species in one field area rob the soil of its nutrients, resulting in decreasing varieties of bacteria and microorganisms that are needed to maintain fertility of the soil. Oil palm plantations currently cover more than 27 million hectares of the Earth’s surface. Forests and human settlements have been destroyed and replaced by “green deserts” containing virtually no biodiversity on an area the size of New Zea
  18. Dax

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    We have the ability to continue using ICE vehicles for awhile and still reduce emissions by 80%, as seed oils omit 80% less harmful emissions. We can and do make plastics, lubricants and just abut anything else coming from fossil fuels from seed oils. We have an seed plant that provides 50% oil content, twice the oil content of current food oils which can be used to make just about anything, including jet fuel, lubricants and it's a weed called wild radish. If we switched from fossil fuels to seed oils, we would create a long term viable income for the farming industry
  19. One problem is there's no laws covering truth in advertising, no any investigation or proper trialling of food additives and no idea of the effects of chemical additives. But it's diaries which are the elephant in the room, they are the worst thing you can put into your body, other than chemicals. Cows milk is designed to promote the fast growth of a calf, not the slow growth of humans. Humans are the only animal on earth that takes lactates after weaning and humans are also the sickest animal on the planet. There are diary products in just about all processed foods, the propaganda
  20. I've posted this before, but I do find this funny (appeals to my immature sense of humour): https://rsoles.com/ And here is a list of quite a few: https://biznamewiz.com/funny-business-names/
  21. Whispering Gums motel in Newstead, I can just imagine the old bloke at reception.
  22. There is nothing like the natural resources available worldwide to build all the items needed, like electric cars and batteries, in the “net zero” proposals. It is all a fantasy.
  23. Marty_d

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    They'd have to be one hell of a person, OME. We've had a few starters but no stayers. Rudd was the great hope and his entirely workable plan was undone by the LNP but more tragically by the Greens. Turnbull looked like a game changer after that budgie-smuggling jug eared dope, but was stymied and hamstrung by none other than Scummo, Dutton and the rest of the coal-loving faction. Time to get Kevin back in. He can smooth the waters with the Chinese, bring in a workable ETS and be the first PM to have 3 bites of the cherry.
  24. Ah, the peak of robotics. Garbage can on castors with a plunger for a hand and a limited vocabulary. Escape them by... going up or down one step.
  25. Just as the world is trying to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns and deaths and sickness, global shipping upsets, a lack of air transport, a shortage of semi-conductors, and general havoc in global supply-chains - there appears, a Magnesium metal shortage. Now, there's two things of great importance here. One is - Magnesium is a crucial metal today for alloys in manufacturing - in the car industry in particular - but in many industries, right through to even packaging - and the world needs lots of magnesium. Two - global corporations, in their rush to Chinese product supplies, h
  26. I have some Berri Orange juice in the fridge. Australian content - zero. How's this for corporate BS http://www.berriaustraliangrown.com.au/our-story/
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