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by Fat Albert
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

I'm unaware that I needed your permission either to post or ignore your abuse, however, if it makes you feel better to treat another human being with contempt who am I to object.

Oh and thanks for answering my question...
by Fat Albert
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

:lol: Fat Albert does rank hypocrisy. It seems that "childish name calling" is to be frowned upon unless those on the receiving end of one's "wit" are unlikely to reply. One wonders if London Pride (and TMWF) will ever contribute anything to the discussion, as opposed to belittling others that do! ...
by Fat Albert
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

Electric Vehicles in China: Emissions and Health Impacts Shuguang Ji, Christopher R. Cherry, Matthew J. Bechle, Ye Wu, and Julian D. Marshall Environmental Science & Technology, December 2011 E-bikes in China are the single largest adoption of alternative fuel vehicles in history, with more than 100...
by Fat Albert
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Championship Scores on the Doors thread....
Replies: 119
Views: 8316

Re: The Championship Scores on the Doors thread....

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Sat Feb 11
Bedford      29 V 17 Plymouth 
Esher        24 V 14 London Scottish 
London Welsh  P V P  Doncaster
Sun Feb 12
Bristol      48 V 13 Moseley
Nottingham    P V P  Leeds
Mon Feb 13
Rotherham     0 V 0  Penzance
Wed Feb 15
Nottingham    0 V 0  Doncaster
by Fat Albert
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

Why doesn't anyone else pick up Slowy on his childish defamatory name calling (dinosaur) and his utter, complete and wilfull ignorance of energy economics. At the beginning of the old thread I did the math which showed that ludicrous ENERGY COST of manufacturing and distributing replacement battery ...
by Fat Albert
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OK now I'm angry
Replies: 335
Views: 22963

Re: OK now I'm angry

Jeff the Bear wrote:Image

This on your toast, or GTFO!
FA wrote:After 25 years of Crohn's disease I've had enough trouble with shit without spreading it on toast
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

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You've lost it, son
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited
Replies: 106
Views: 9129

Re: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited

It was 10degC warmer for most of the Jurassic & Cretaceous when CO2 was between 5 and 10 times the modern pre-industrial level, as any fule no, CO2 follows temperature, it doesn't drive it http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/PageMill_Images/image277.gif Jurassic Ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, giant marine...
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

By that argument, why would anyone buy an expensive car that gobbles conventional fuel at a fearsome rate? Perhaps you might consider how many vehicles someone who has $92k to spend on a car might own! And those who buy the $50k/150km range version will almost certainly use another car for journeys...
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

I'd still have a Tesla S, because it's a bodacious piece of kit. :) to be fair it does look stunning, much kudos for the styling :thumbup: shame about the 7,000 odd laptop batteries that form the battery pack x( I'd wait until independent tests are conducted before committing, in fact I'd wait unti...
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

The truth is that fossil fuel fear is the excuse that eco-fundies have seized upon to force changes to our lifestyle.? FA, that has the potential to come across as paranoia. I doubt the main objective of anyone in the world is to change your lifestyle. You're probably right, I'm as guilty of hyperb...
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

Do you also agree that whole life energy cost should be taken into account for fossil fuels? What about the structural, environmental and human damage they cause to Western and non-Western economies alike? Or do you not mind that? I absolutely completely agree, provided that the starting point is r...
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited
Replies: 106
Views: 9129

Re: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited

Firstly, air is dirty largely because of the burning of carbon-based fuels. Now you are telling me that burning more will make it cleaner. Don't project your prejudice on my words. I said that in some parts of Europe local atmosphere pollution from factors that are nothing to do with transport is w...
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

Whilst I agree with you Homer, regarding hyperbole on both sides of the argument, and that plug in pure electric vehicles do have a niche market, such as day rental in cities, Slowy takes such liberties with engineering truth due to his fervent advocacy that he needs his chain yanked, often. For exa...
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?

Worldwide, there were 12.6 million natural gas vehicles by 2010, up 11.6% over the previous year CNG is made by compressing natural gas, to less than 1% of the volume it occupies at standard atmospheric pressure. It is stored and distributed in hard containers at a pressure of 200–248 bar (2900–360...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited
Replies: 106
Views: 9129

Re: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited

The most fertile periods in this planets history have been when atmospheric CO2 was 8-10 times higher than it's been since the last ice age. The Jurassic had verdant growth across a much higher percentage of the planet, that's the only reason that the dinosaurs could exist. CO2 is not a pollutant, i...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited
Replies: 106
Views: 9129

Re: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited

But of course you only release the same carbon you traped in the process. It's a renewable source. Yeah but it takes a while to get it back out of the atmosphere. Anyway you are just talking about CO 2 , burning diesel releases lots of nasty stuff. I don't know how many times I need to tell you but...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited
Replies: 106
Views: 9129

Re: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited

It won't take off. That land is needed for food production, that's this idea's achilles heel, agricultural space. Utter cock, land for conventional bio fuels could be used to grow food, Joule's system can be deployed on land unsuitable for agriculture, such as rock and desert, all that's needed is ...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

Right on the first part, Geek. Wrong way around on the second part. Overall, drive efficiency of the Tesla Roadster is 88% - almost three times more efficient than an internal combustion powered vehicle. Yes, but the electricity has to be generated first - most likely from coal or gas. Efficiency o...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Golf Thread
Replies: 4436
Views: 374421

Re: 2012 Official Golf Thread

DP, casual banter or market research :x
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited
Replies: 106
Views: 9129

Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited

Joule Unlimited Joule's Helioculture™ platform directly and continuously converts solar energy to infrastructure compatible fuels and chemicals, including fungible diesel and ethanol. The platform combines breakthroughs in genome engineering, process engineering and solar capture and conversion to ...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

. Hey Slowy, just read that Tesla had confirmed deposits for the entire 2012 production run of Model S by Oct 2011 All 6,500 cars :thumbup:, Musk confirms that production will ramp up to 20,000 a year for 2014 If they get there it will be a great achievement, especially given that Honda sold 20,545 ...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?

The sod is that you have the opposite problem when the air is used in the engine, as the energy latent in the pressure is converted to kinetic energy, the air (already at or near ambient temperature) will lose heat drastically, and will thus be below freezing: at which point the water vapour that's...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?

Do I have to capitalise "dick" for you, FA? Even then you probably wouldn't get it. :lol: Classic Whoooosh moment. Honestly, the arrogance of yooof! FYI I read my first Phil K 20 years or more before you were born :nod: Doesn't alter the fact that there's never going to be a compressed air version ...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 134511

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

Vehicle sales in December 2011 in the Good ol US of A Ford F - Series 68,278 Chevrolet Silverado 47,787 Toyota Camry 33,506 Dodge Ram PU 26,013 Nissan Altima 25,976 Ford Escape 25,574 Ford Fusion 21,622 Honda CR-V 21,586 Toyota Corolla 21,009 Honda Civic 20,545 Chevrolet Equinox 18,195 Honda Accord ...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?

Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep? Stop being a dick, FA. :P It's hard not follow in the footsteps of someone so humble as you :P Gutted that your risible predictions on electricity generation, fossil fuel economy and internal combustion engines have goooonnnnneeee Having exposed ...
by Fat Albert
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?

And I'm sure Tata would find it nigh on impossible to meet US standards Er, Tata already sell in the States, you are aware that they own Jaguar & Land Rover? Besides, the miniCAT was engineered in France to EU standards and you can buy a Smart across the pond these days. Smart (as in IQ) Americans ...
by Fat Albert
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?

On the subject of which, what happens to that in an accident? Imagine that would be potentially quite destructive, and difficult to protect without a disastrous weight penalty... just surmising here. Are you suggesting that the explosive threat to passengers of an impact to a container designed to ...
by Fat Albert
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Re: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?

Tata's proposal is that existing gas/diesel filling stations will fit new compressors to the forecourt, bear in mind that any forecourt which currently offers tyre inflation facilities already has a compressor. The vehicle has it's own compressor which can recharge the tank, admittedly taking severa...
by Fat Albert
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?
Replies: 63
Views: 1897

Do Electric City Cars Dream Of Compressed Air Sleep?

Tata announce production of former Formula 1 engineer Guy Nègre's miniCat, a passenger vehicle powered by compressed air Motor Development International have been developing compressed air powered vehicles for 20 years, they licensed the technology to Tata in 2009 who announced production last year...
by Fat Albert
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Championship Scores on the Doors thread....
Replies: 119
Views: 8316

Re: The Championship Scores on the Doors thread....

Team P Pts Bristol 19 70 Penzance 19 61 Bedford 19 59 London Welsh 19 57 Leeds 19 54 Rotherham 19 52 Doncaster 18 49 Nottingham 18 48 Moseley 19 33 Plymouth 19 29 London Scottish 19 29 Esher 19 10 Works OK for me, JM
by Fat Albert
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Championship Scores on the Doors thread....
Replies: 119
Views: 8316

Re: The Championship Scores on the Doors thread....

I'd posted all of this, neatly formatted on t'other fred, Fcuk You PR, again

I know, I should of backed it up

You'll go into the play offs with at least 4pts advantage '83, you'll be grand