Open Thread – Weekend 29 Oct 2022 Still Life with Dahlias, Zinnias, Hollyhocks and Plums, Eugène Delacroix, 1835
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BIG day here in West Aussie. We got a sweat up carrying the financial burden of supporting the rest of aust. especially those layabout, big spenders in Victoria.
Happens all the time. Scant mention of the actual moment
You’re a combustion engineer now?
Magic, Don’t post it for me. Do so to help others.
We need to start with a level playing field and that’s not happening. Mass exemptions for ev trucks in the EU being one example. Then there are the subsidies which will no doubt be on offer.
The market, far from being free, is being heavily skewed in favour of ev vehicles.
Daniel Andrews coming to the aid of someone who had had a medical incident would be enough to provoke a relapse.
I suspect Victoriastan is being carried by overseas capital markets and various superannuation funds. For a while to come.
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There’s also the additional cost of maintaining the motor and engine of a EV truck and ICE one. What would they be?
Study Calculates EVs Have Higher ‘Real World Refueling Cost’ Than Gas Vehicles
The firm, established in 2015, posted a blog entry entitled “Exploring Lithium-ion Electric Vehicles’ Carbon Footprint” this week, where they call into question a former ICE vs. EV comparison performed by the Wall Street Journal and, while citing work performed by Jefferies, argue that there could literally be “no reduction in CO2 output” in some EV vs. ICE comparisons.
Their analysis “details the tremendous amount of energy (and by extension CO2) needed to manufacture a lithium-ion battery.” Because a typical EV is on average 50% heavier than a similar internal combustion engine, the analysis notes that the “embedded carbon” in an EV (i.e., when it rolls off the lot) is therefore 20–50% more than an internal combustion engine
The embarrassing idiocy of an Urban wog discussing transport…..in Australia.
Give it a rest JC.
You prove your urban ignorance even with just the questions you ask.
Batteries cannot do the job here.
Dam projects scrapped in federal budget would have damaged environment, water expert says (26 Oct)
Why BMW is moving electric Mini production from the UK to China….ummm. So it will make more money?
Physical therapist 18 months after the “safe and effective” vax.
…. transport minister has said BMW’s decision to move production of electric Minis to China was “very unfortunate”.
WHO to control Health content on YouTube & censor everything disputing Official Narrative so it can manipulate Public Opinion
Tesla states their semi will do 0-100km/h in 20 secs fully loaded.
There’s an increase in drive tyre wear right there, not to mention road surface stress.
It would make sense to govern the acceleration.
JC Googles entropy
… he may have missed a few things
Building EV’s in China after demonising ICE vehicles for a decade? You know it makes sense!
From one of my favourite car YT chanels, and one that usually celebrates cars rather than going down the political rabbit hole:
Everyone Is Laughing at the Ridiculous Pelosi Big Lie
David speaks of a Trillion dollars per year in R&D.
I’m against that because history shows the big end of town will just steal the bloody lot and we’ll end up bankrupt with lots of Powerpoint presentations.
Just like NASA – lots of pretty graphics and no hardware.
Mark Hendrickx a great geologist, who was very involved in fighting alarmism, has now involved himself in the 3rd nations bullshit which has just seen Mt Warning closed. The real problem though is NSW lnp who have caved to some 3rd nations bullshit and further plan to give ALL of NSW’s parks to 3rd nations control. The liars/filth are known vermin but the inner corruption of the lnp is like a carbuncle on dickless’s dick; if he had one. The lnp are despicable.
The only problem with bolta interviewing Mark was bolta wouldn’t shut up.
Ok – what really happened in the Brazillian election
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Everyone Is Laughing at the Ridiculous Pelosi Big Lie
Next time 😉 ?
Mein gott Speedbox!!!
With that sort of ‘Inside knowledge’ our paths have very likely crossed – I was CMO for Classic Adelaide for many years (and many other Rally events besides) before slipping behind the wheel in latter years – my biggest publicity stunt involving a Red RS2000 and a rather public rollover 🙁
Zulu, good to hear that Mme Zulu is well enough to enjoy a good lunch.
And, belateds. 🙂
Elon Musk reportedly appears unlikely to pay the fired executives of Twitter – previous CEO Parag, CFO Ned Segal, and legal Vijaya Gadde – as he fired the executives “for cause,” meaning he did it because he alleged he had justification, per the NYT.
David DePape should instruct his lawyer to ask questions about Paul Pelosi’s share trading.
The case would be dropped fairly quickly. Will need to be careful to avoid the Jeffrey Epstein treatment.
America really is in the grip of thieves and pervs. Then of course the old thief is a perv.
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The truck problem is this. Trucks make their money carrying as much freight as possible. There are legal limits on how much for good reasons, safety and road damage the major ones. Current single trailer semi’s can carry around 22 tonne of freight. Battery vehicles seem to use around half of the mass of a vehicle to propel it at high speed for about 500kms.
Now a car is fine, it may have a few passengers and a few bags, say 250kg? So a Tesla weighs 2t, half is batteries at 1t, throw in 250kgs and it’s not too much extra.
A 42t truck will need about 20t of batteries to run at 100kps for 500kms, heavy vehicles are heavy in themselves without the freight, a truck trailer will come in at around 20 tonne, and have a 20 tonne payload. A battery truck will weigh around 17 tonne, throw in 20 tonne of battery and you can carry 5(?) tonne. That’s it, a quarter of a normal load. even if battery trucks cost almost nothing to run and maintain their profits will be small, they just can’t carry enough weight.
I’m trying to be optimistic with these figures, throw in stinking hot summers cold winters 300,000kms+ a year, I can see new batteries needed around every twelve months. It just can’t work in the foreseeable future.
The life of the battery is important. A truck with a dead battery is worthless. An ICE truck of the same age is productive. How much will the new battery cost?
If the cars are any guide, it will be more than the truck is worth.
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Pelosi’s government supplied security protects her, not her property.
She’ll have bodyguards, there’ll be Capitol Police/Secret Service at her house 24/7.
Her property – when she is not there -would be protected by private security.
She’s the #3 in the Government, after Brandon and Harris, of course there’s Capitol Police at her home, whether she’s there or not.
Chelsea Clinton is always accompanied in public by Secret Service, she has never held Office and her old man last held Office 22 years ago, yet you say the #3 person in the Administation has to hire her own Security?
Riiiight ….. so at anytime she’s not there (the 3rd in line to the Presidency), the Feds would be happy to have ‘private security’ watching things to make sure bombs/bugs/cameras were not installed for ‘later use’?
Current tech LiIon is thousands of discharge cycles… and a truck would want to do full discharges all the time, probably 2 or more cycles per day; cf. a commuter car, which might discharge to 70% of capacity for a typical workday.
For a truck running 7 days/week, that’s only 5 or less years life.
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Crotchless makes sense; old pelosi had guests; it’s the only possible way the happy campers got past security; the hammers, dildos, and malarkey then got out of hand.
Prime movers usually weigh 8-10.5 tonne depending on the motor, tanks and cab configuration.
Our single cab prime mover with an alloy grain tipper weighs 16 tonne unloaded.
Our legal payload is 27 tonne.
B doubles will carry 42-45 tonne.
Curtainsiders and other box type trailers usually never carry their legal weight as the goods have volume and not weight.
The aggregated betting odds on the USA midterms are here https://electionbettingodds.com/House2022.html
Only 8 days away and Reps still the favourites by a huge margin.
Might be of interest.
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A truck with a dead battery isn’t worthless. Useless maybe, but not worthless in an economic sense. It would be the cost of adding the new battery.
Joh, cars & trucks will be totally different animals.
Charging time & battery weight mean commercial trucks (i.e. prime movers) will have “quick change” slide-in slide-out, exchangeable battery packs that will get a couple of hundred km.
Electric trucks will thus be limited to routes dotted with these exchange stations.
Indeed, Duncan. And, removing and replacing a new battery (actually, a series of batteries) in a truck is not exactly cost free. Meanwhile, the ICE truck is on the road and making money.
It’s unicorn fart stuff.
I found some estimates here
Ease of battery change & opportunity cost of downtime won’t do much for the value of the truck in an economic sense.
Do we have confirmation that ‘hammer’ was not a euphemism for something else?
Okay adjust foe subsidies and let’s look at comparative costs. We can still compare.
What are these mass exemptions? Then, why are we looking at Europe.
Perhaps, don’t know. In a lot of European countries they offer subsidies to the regular car makers too.
To keep the useless eaters afraid and compliant.
Salty does analysis of the pelosi bummery incident; amusing:
How much do the new truck battery packs cost? How much does it cost to take out the old ones and install the new ones?
Never mentioned, like when they sold cars to people who discovered that a new battery pack cost more than the car.
As usual with the ‘renewable energy’ crowd, hard numbers are difficult to find in the haze of self approbation.
Is the ev truck range for travelling on flat ground?
I’m trying to find answers to those sorts of questions and so far I’m told I wouldn’t know because I’m and urban wog, I have no idea what entropy means because I don’t install a/c units and we need to focus more on Europe. Cronkite at least tried but his link was from March 2021.
Yep, it can happen. Sounds like every Mardi Gras weekend.
That’s not a problem in oz. The whole continent is as flat as a pancake. 🙂
Think about it, Ed.
She’s the daughter of the Clintons, imagine the dirt she’d know.
Poor thing is in fear for her life 24/7.
Where’s the slut addict this evening? Do you know?
Re weights link
I’ll bet good money that that’s the last “Welcome to Country” that Twiggy Forrest ever lays on!
Maybe he forgot to wind down the windows of the van and is passed out somewhere looking for some rough trade? Just a guess.
In the linked article Janus announce their first “fleet” of electric converted trucks.
That was in April.
That “fleet” of Kenworth, Freightliner, Mack, Volvo and Western Star is now short of a Kenworth. Nowhere in Janus’ literature or website is there mention of this. However “Truck & Bus” magazine have an article in July:
Investigations continue after battery fire destroys electric truck
The article is about the Tuggerah Fire Brigade managing to extinguish a fire that “just broke out” in a prime mover standing in the yard of Janus Electric Pty Ltd.
& how the fire brigade managed to prevent too much damage when the fire spread to other trucks standing nearby.
There’s not much left of (what presumably is) the Kenworth.
The mass limit exemptions are an attempt to cancel out the increased tare wt of batteries.
Weight concessions for EV trucks show that the rule book for safety and road wear aren’t a serious law.
An ICE truck would be fined thousands of dollars for being two tonne overweight because it’s so dangerous, you should hear magistrates windbag over this, and yet an EV two tonne over is just dandy as it’s saving the planet.
They place weight limits on trucks to protect the roads?
And bridges etc…
Magnificent public comeback.
There’s probably a niche for them on the docks and with very local work, particularly carrying large volume/low mass freight.
What is so dangerous? They control the weight because of traffic accident concerns etc. But if an EV is built weighty and its part of the truck apparatus what is the danger?
It’s a dodgy little arithmetic model designed and fudged by governments to avoid proper road and infrastructure maintenance.
Other countries have higher mass limits on exactly the same vehicles as their roads are better.
There didn’t look to be much of this zero carbon-ness in the photos of the Kenworth smoking itself up.
BigRig magazine also carried the story.
Among other things.
Safety wrt braking is a big one.
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Do we have confirmation that ‘hammer’ was not a euphemism for something else?
Being crowned by a Rubber Dick doesn’t often result in brain surgery, but I’m going with my original take:
Paulie and DePape were playing Ed Buck with some homeless black hustler when he flatlined.
The “Welfare Check” was to remove the stiff and DePape has to cop it in the shorts to protect the Narrative.
How truckies know they have to drive into weigh stations from a highway. I see trucks driving past while other guys are being weighed.
As long as they put more bing bongs on the EV trucks it will all be OK.
You’re waved in. Some are random, some pull in every truck.
Hasn’t happened to me, I don’t do enough miles. Only had a couple of log book checks so far.
Farmer Gez, agree with a lot of what you say but many prime movers and single tri axle trailers are rated to 42.5 tonnes. Many aren’t maxxed out on weight but liquids and rocks , grain etc often are. I used to drag drinks to woolies bottle shops around NSW and often had a full massed load in tautliners.
This rain situation is getting more ridiculous every day!
22mm today and about to get hit by storms again.
Started windrowing canola on Saturday with dual wheels on the windrower, only bogged once with at least 10 close calls.
This harvest will be the longest on record if this keeps up.
Prices on the up again but we may only harvest feed quality grain at this rate.
normally referred to as cranes or forklifts
Liquids are always heavy.
Most modern singles are 43 tonne max as they have Fups bull bars that give you .5 extra on the steers.
Not forgetting the national mass management scheme which allows more legal mass.
160mm for October.
It’s a dry week ahead and we scored only 4mm this episode. I’m optimistic that the pattern may have shifted away from us.
Drown Melbourne. It’s a mercy killing.
Qld Police started hyping recruiting from school a few months ago.
What both Qld and VIC have in common at the moment is a requirement to be fully vaxxed (ie. Triple). That is with the way outdated Vax that many people by now know has numerous risks for younger people.
In relation to VIC their actions in past 2 years will affect recruiting for years to come. Look to them recruiting from overseas.
“In past years we’ve pushed away young people, saying you need to get some life experience, I’m saying, ‘No, we don’t need to do that’ … we’re happy to take you if you’re 18 or 19,” Mr Patton said.
If we thought the past couple of years showed Vic cops exhibiting zero empathy for the people they’re supposed to be serving, just wait until they load up with poms, kiwis, sikhs, etc. As proper-fella outsiders they’ll have far less reticence to get kinetic with the normies.
It’ll be a case of: We ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Other countries have higher mass limits on exactly the same vehicles as their roads are better.
Trips plenty up, container loaded to normal limit in the rest of the world is to heavy for the roads in Spastralia.
As proper-fella outsiders they’ll have far less reticence to get kinetic with the normies.
At least it’s a situation that’s a two way street.
On This Day:
How Andrews is allowed to get away with this stuff is beyond belief.
He says Visit VIC jumped at the chance to sponsor netballers because it will create jobs. Any studies done to support this or is it just, you know, a good news grab ? How many ? New jobs, how new ? How much of the 15 mill goes in player payments, how much in admin and promotion and other costs ? What’s the visitor estimate and visitor profile and where will they be spending ? What return do we get for our investment ? Would it be better to take that 15 million and hand it out randomly to passers by outside Flinders St station ?
This is how stupid things are, EV trucks? So something that’s primary purpose is to carry weight, has to carry more weight due to the low energy density of batteries.
If this wasn’t a pointless exercise, and if this wasn’t a Mongdom, then the discussion would be about freight rail electrification.
Question about trucks and weigh stations. I see them in rural areas beside highways. What happens in the cities as I can only ever recall seeing one, which was on 1st Ave in NYC. Seriously I saw one there sitting beside an entry from the boondocks into the city. Other than that are there any in Australian cities?
A member of the public has defied police calls to not ‘directly intervene’ with Just Stop Oil eco zealots who have sprayed orange paint on four buildings across central London this morning, as a man tackled a paint-wielding protester and sprayed them orange.
I’ll start the list:
Things that an inner city pansy is unlikely to have seen in his worldly travels:
1. A weigh bridge.
2. A taxi depot.
3. A dry dock.
4 The inside of an army barracks.
Magnificent would be kicking the shit out of the bitch.
5” Naval Gun in operation:
Sheep giving birth.
Just to clarify.
Not all male nurses are serial killers.
Not even most of them.
But, per capita, they are over-represented in mass murdery type incidents.
If only we were all blue singlet wearing, outer suburban, unemployed slobs.
On another matter
I distinctly recall Leadership fare-welling the site, wishing folks well health-wise as he was moving to the Lollipop Cat and wouldn’t be seeing him anymore. I never seen so many flounces.
Fair dinkum, what is the purpose of all these insincere flounces? There are now flounce bets going on , on the side.
5. Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences – Cengel, Turner, and Cimbala
5. Sheep giving birth.
6. Car wrecker yard.
Per capita, It’s a disturbingly large number.
Here, there’s more.
We see this movie pretty frequently.
A shearing team celebrating “Cut – out.”
7. a beast slaughtered and butchered
8. a gearbox from underneath
9. and old yew making arcs in the dust with her hooves as she dies
food comes from supermarkets, righr?
10. A milking shed.
Who’d buy food from supermarkets? Doesn’t everyone shop and Prahran and South Melbourne market?
If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the patsy is, you’re the patsy.
? Warren Buffett
JC, for one who posits themselves as world-wise, you really don’t know too much do you?
This Korean halloween crush is pretty nasty, I think the current count is 150 dead:
A bushfire, breaking a containment line…..
I dunno Marv. 🙂
1. ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.
A real, live, genuine Aborigine – a gun shearer to boot.
A ‘skimpy” barmaid in a Kalgoorlie pub?
The “red light area” of a certain West Australian mining town?
well JC, its the whole lived experience thing you bang on about
sheltered life much?
That exactly explains your method of argumentation to a tee. I’ve never really seen you put up a well thought out, well factored argument.
It’s basically , “that’s shit, that’s stupid, it’s not like that, you’re stupid, ffs”. And then there’s never even sentence that supports your gangtsa rap bullshit you have going. You’re not just a petty fraud, you’re a joke.
Sheltered from what exactly? Seeing a pig or a cow get killed with a bolt gun? What would be the need or even the desire to want to see that unless you worked in an abattoir? Incidentally, my father in law owned a country abattoir.
read the the chapter on entropy
report back when you get a clue
A diesel workshop.
or say Uncle
whichever comes first
bit more old-school than that
I read 4 hours plus a day. For what purpose would I need to add to my reading figment you created in your drunken mind that I don’t know what it means?
which ever comes first.
JC, I love the way you talk yourself into a hole
…its one of yr charms
I did Marv? Explain how so.
yeah … the wrong shit
ffs … any workshop
Magic, try and be useful for a change. We’re putting in a new dual facet ducted system because the old one broke down. We found the old one not producing enough heat. We have a lot of glass. They’re replacing it with a 16W and the old one was a same. Are the new ones anymore efficient or should I insist on a higher wattage? It’s a Daiken.
what did they charge for that?
and did they dig the hole for you…or did you use your own mouth?
They’re charging . Are the present systems more efficient or should I ask for a bigger wattage?
I did no such thing.
The comment was directed to Leadership and you’re Driller (not Leadership).
As though folks here don’t know you’re The Driller.
You old fraud. You dishonest old fraud. Coming on here as a pub owner when you’re motel employee.
all the Watts are yours
don’t ask for them
demand all of them all in Biga-Watts
???? wtf are you on about?
I fine thanks for asking, Driller. How are you going with the sheets?
You are far from fine, you’re off your meds or something.
You’re not normal.
Okay , but say it in gangsta speak, Marv.
Seriously Driller, I’ve never witnessed a more disgusting display of filthy sheets. You ought be arrested for impersonating a motel employee.
This is a comment on how hygienic your bedroom is? Quite believable, if your online conduct is anything to go by, your sheets would be filthy.
That would be fair enough, had I ever claimed to be a motel employee.
Oic, the site’s Joe Biden is on another sly references to doxxing.
We’re all factor workers, motel employees, bread truck drivers, typists, or whatever.
Joe Biden is pretending he knows who we all are.
Keep licking that ice cream (it’s much safer than licking your sheets)
I’m not doxxing at all, but why would you have a problem with doxing when you’re lying your fat arse off to cover for a plagiarist, you old drunken fraud. Go burn those dirty sheets, you lazy bludger
Yet you make constant reference to it.
I’ve no idea what you’re on about
You’re looking into a mirror when you say that.
Has your maid jacked up on it? Not my job to burn your soiled laundry.
Again, looking into the mirror.
You’re not a nice person. You have much to atone for before you meet the maker, a day that ever draws nearer. Suggest you start mending your ways, or get used to the concept of eternal torment.
How religious of you driller. I’ve never seen the spiritual, holy man routine from you. Keep it up as it’s a nice foundational look, but pity you’re a deceitful old fraud.
This may be a clue as to how little you know about others.
Yet there is not one thing on which I’ve ever been deceitful or fraudulent about. Perhaps you’re judging others by your own standard?
A common mistake.
IIRC you did claim to be a banker or something, deceit & fraud would be admirable qualities to you.
Furious Western Sydney leaders are calling for an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese — accusing him of pressing ahead with the resettlement of ISIS families into their neighbourhoods without enough community consultation.
State MPs and local and community leaders have banded together to slam Mr Albanese’s push to bring back about 60 women and children who lived as a part of the Islamic State during its torturous regime in Syria and Iraq.
State Labor MP for Fairfield Guy Zangari broke ranks to criticise his federal counterpart Chris Bowen and the Commonwealth for leaving his community in the dark.
“The fact that this is happening is very triggering to them … The community should be brought along for the broader discussion so they aren’t being left out,” he said.
“They have every right to feel that way because of the treatment at the hands of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. They deserve to be involved in conversations.
TE: New thread.
economics metoo moment a witch hunt?
Youse might of spelled ewe rong.
Like the ports which are still congested in the US because older trucks are being refused admission to the docks?
So how’s the congestion going?
(The ports, 132 – not yours.)
I no right
Position Statement: Currently we’re positioned for two days in the Panhandle of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. I am sitting here with an open door to our balcony overlooking the pool in a holiday resort in a place called Panama City Beach. Outside I can hear the gentle shoosh of the sea shore and it could almost be that I am on board the cruise once more. It’s not sticky here as on the Cocoa Beach side and the temperature outside is mild at night. It was a six hour drive to get here along freeways all the way. Hairy drove and I was navigator, traffic monitor, driving adviser (lol), nurse (he has a sore throat), and provider of comforts on the road. Another Strepsil, dear?
Florida’s narrow strip (looking like the handle of a pan base of the rest of it) is just below Alabama (Montgomery is just above us here) and Georgia. We’re heading slowly towards Louisiana. It’s all a geography lesson for me. The only drama was a convoy of oversize vehicles taking up two of the three lanes, preceded by a sheriff’s car plus another, and followed up in the rear by a further car and sheriff’s car, lights flashing everywhere. Oh, and tonight in town Hairy did an illegal u-turn followed by a police car .. oops. But they were simply doing the same thing and ignored us!
the virtue of taking a cameraman with you when you try to stab someone
save gaia! erase civilisation …. except for soros, zukie, the wef, other elites…. oh and their servants
you know what pisses me off, I am still banned from traveling virtually anywhere because I refuse to submit to a genetic experiment of dubious motives.