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by Kilkis
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The future of Energy - Madness in Action
Replies: 16
Views: 5528

It doesn't use fossil fuel generated electricity to pump it up. It uses off peak automatically generated Hydro electricity to pump it up. There are virtually no fossil fuelled power stations within the area. Ray So you have a situation where, somewhere nearby, you have a lake with water in it and a...
by Kilkis
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The future of Energy - Madness in Action
Replies: 16
Views: 5528

OK, so it is option 1 in my post above. That means it helps load balancing on the grid but it doesn't do a lot to reduce consumption of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are being burnt to generate the electricity that is used to pump the water up. Probably a small gain in efficiency but not major. The sma...
by Kilkis
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Rug Cleaners?
Replies: 6
Views: 2234

Rug Cleaners?

Anybody know a rug cleaner that they would recommend in the Chania area? I could just find an arbitrary one and trust to luck but I have heard some horror stories about rugs coming back almost destroyed and certainly not fit to use. In the past I have simply scrubbed it myself but it is looking a bi...
by Kilkis
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The future of Energy - Madness in Action
Replies: 16
Views: 5528

Neither article seems to say where the energy comes from to pump the water back up again? 1 If it is just taken from the grid then I don't see any major advantage. 2 If it is linked specifically to some sort of conventional power station and that power station is then designed to run at maximum effi...
by Kilkis
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: scooters
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Similar models, e.g. Cheetah, at about the same price are available from AlexPak. There is a branch in Chania and one in Heraklion.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The future of Energy - Madness in Action
Replies: 16
Views: 5528

In Loch Ness where I used to live, they had a very good energy storage system. All of the electricity was produced (just about) by Hydro Electric power from dams that were built during the late fifties and sixties as well as a few new ones being built currently. During the day at peak times the ene...
by Kilkis
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The future of Energy - Madness in Action
Replies: 16
Views: 5528

So the solution is to replace oil, gas and coal fired electricity generation with nuclear? Obviously nuclear is an infinite resource that will never run out? Nuclear is probably the only stop gap that we realistically have but to present it as a "solution" is crass and naive. At some point...
by Kilkis
Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Alter Ego's
Replies: 9
Views: 3105

If you are looking for opinions, Paul, I think mine would be, "It depends why they are doing it". I am one of those who sticks to one identity. Why build a brand if you are not going to promote it? I even use the same identity on the "less serious site" where, given the types of ...
by Kilkis
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: A new "Champ"?
Replies: 91
Views: 20713

I have never said water vapour is not a greenhouse gas John. It is the biggest contributor to the greenhouse effect. The problem with water vapour is that it can amplify the effect of other greenhouse gases. If you increase the concentration of any greenhouse gas, e.g. carbon dioxide, methane, the a...
by Kilkis
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: A new "Champ"?
Replies: 91
Views: 20713

Oh, I nearly forgot, here is the answer to the sunspot question: http://www.paulmacrae.com/?p=34 Take care Ray The following is a paragraph copied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_variation In 1991, Knud Lassen of the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen and his colleague Eigil Frii...
by Kilkis
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: A new "Champ"?
Replies: 91
Views: 20713

But of course instrumental temperature records are now known to be unreliable, for example the temperature station encroached by a city can rise up to 4 degrees C above the correct temperature. But since we are looking at greenhouse gases, the first part of the atmosphere to warm is the troposphere...
by Kilkis
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: A new "Champ"?
Replies: 91
Views: 20713

Here is another article that may interest some of you. They are John Coleman, the meteorologist's comments to the San Diego Chamber of Commerce. It sums up the situation very well indeed. http://www.kusi.com/weather/colemanscorner/19842304.html Ray This is simply a meaningless rant. It contains not...
by Kilkis
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: A new "Champ"?
Replies: 91
Views: 20713

In this case Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Thieme conveniently forgot to tell you that the gas equation doesn't tell you anything about cause and effect. He uses the example that if you increase the pressure then the temperature will increase. While this is true it is also equally true that if you increase the ...
by Kilkis
Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Connecting to OTEnet ConnX ADSL
Replies: 13
Views: 6742

You mean he's dissing you Paul, innit?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Connecting to OTEnet ConnX ADSL
Replies: 13
Views: 6742

From experience on all fora, Paul, there are a few people out there who acknowledge when you have helped them but the vast majority do not. Don't hold your breath waiting.

Warwick

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