Showing posts with label wind farm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wind farm. Show all posts

Thursday, 7 June 2012

What’s his name’s bed time stories: All wind and piss: Big bike: Hell gardens: Fretting for a pee: and Gourmet tacos.

Mild, moist, murky and miserable at the Castle this morn, just got back from the stale bread, gruel and his Maj’s food run dahn Tesco, prices are still going up.

What’s his name reads at least a few pages of a novel every night and would "love" to write one he has disclosed.
Thingy reckons he reads "religiously, every night before he goes to sleep".
He listed seven favourite books ranging from literary fiction including Autumn Of The Patriarch and Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime And Punishment to children's books like The Tiger Who Came To Tea, by Judith Kerr.

Astonishing, a member of the Piss Poor Policies Millionaires Club Coalition who can read....

Tim Yeo, the chairman of the Commons energy and climate change committee, said that the best way to win public acceptance of new wind farms was direct financial incentives.
He also warned George Osborne, the Chancellor, not to cut the subsidies for onshore turbines.
More than 100 Conservative MPs said that they oppose the building of new turbines, which can be up to 450ft tall, saying they are unsightly and inefficient.
Mr Yeo, who is not opposed to wind farms, said that the case for building more was being made badly. I sympathise with people who’ve got a whole big wind farm near your home – you’re bearing the environmental cost personally whereas the benefits are shared among the whole population,” he told BBC Radio 4.


In the place where tobacco leaves are rolled on the thighs of dusky maidens Felix Guirola has a way of rising above the daily grind.
Guirola rides 13 feet (4 meters) above the ground atop his homemade super-tall bike, peering over pickup trucks and even buses and without a helmet or other protective gear to break a fall.
"I feel good up high. I don't get nauseated or dizzy, nothing like that," the 48-year-old Guirola said. "Up there I see the scenery better. I feel relaxed. There's more of a breeze, I breathe it and I feel freer."

Havana a breath of fresh air......

90 minutes outside of Bangkok sits the Wang Saen Suk Hell Park, one of several "hell gardens" that can be found throughout Thailand.
You can take a picnic and ramble around the sculpture garden..........which depicts sinners being eviscerated wholesale in the Buddhist underworld.
Other attractions are arsonists transforming into snakes, and dogs eating a lost soul's giant testicles and 21 life-size sinners, whose heads have been turned into various animals according to their misdeeds. Thieves are transformed into monkeys; the dishonest into toads; the corrupt into pigs.

And don’t forget to take the kiddlies....

Fancy a musical pee?
A new urinal has appeared that lets you play a pee riff, take aim and fire at any one of the six targets to mix up a combination of pre-recorded riffs and solos for as long as you can keep going.
You can even download and share it on your MPee3 player.
But you will need your passport, Guitar Pee was made especially for Brazil’s Billboard magazine and the porcelain urinal is onlyavailable in touring bars in São Paulo.

Always a dahn side...

And finally:

Taco Bell has launched a new expanded ‘gourmet' menu that includes more premium ingredients like whole black beans, cilantro rice, fire-roasted corn salsa and pico de gallo.
Developed by Chef Lorena Garcia, known to US food TV audiences for her appearance on NBC's America's Next Great Restaurant, the expanded menu called Cantina Bell launches July 5 across the US and includes eight new recipes including:
- Whole black beans with Mexican spices
- Cilantro rice with onion, garlic, and parsley
- Citrus and herb-marinated chicken with tomatillo
- New guacamole made with Hass avocados, jalapenos, cilantro and tomatoes
- Fire-roasted Corn salsa with red and green peppers and spices
- Creamy Cilantro Dressing
- Pico de gallo, diced tomatoes and onions with cilantro, lemon juice and vinegar
- Vegetarian versions of salad bowls and burritos

Wonder if she is related to Jamie Oliver....

And today’s thought:
Anyone got a Tenalady....


Sunday, 8 November 2009

The Sunday Section part deux

Too windy wind farm: Crap art: To boldly go...and crash: Tokyo blues; and Google gems

Back from the service. It managed to rain but was worth it.

BF 7 during the dark thing, loonies letting off fireworks till after midnight, hope they enjoyed it.

It seems that Gord is in the “Brown” runny stuff over his proposal for a tax on financial transactions to raise hundreds of billions of pounds.

Within hours of his speech, both the US and Canada rejected the plan. Timothy Geithner, the US Treasury Secretary, said: "That's not something that we're prepared to support."

Why am I not surprised.


David Haye was crowned WBA world heavyweight champion in Nuremberg after delivering his promise to slay the most gargantuan champion the sport has seen.

Nice one Dave.

First up:

Over in Maine: A wind-power company says a western Maine site it's been looking at is too windy for turbines. First Wind's Matthew Kearns told a public meeting in Rumford on Thursday that its proposed Longfellow wind farm on Black Mountain and North and South Twin mountains may not be viable.

The Sun Journal of Lewiston quotes Kearns as saying First Wind's studies so far show that gusts atop Black Mountain are too strong for turbine engineering to handle, and that's a problem for wind turbine bearings.

A separate wind power project is under construction on Record Hill in Roxbury, also near Rumford.

Weird thing is that the company comes from Massachusetts, where the light went out (Bee Gees)

From the land of lord of the Rings: A sculpture of a New Zealand government minister crafted from cow manure sold for New Zealand dollars 3,080 ($2,220) on an auction Web site. The bust of New Zealand Environment Minister Nick Smith, sculpted as a protest by artist Sam Mahon, attracted 112 bids before being picked up by an anonymous buyer on Friday.

Mahon said he created the sculpture, and chose the medium, to protest what he considers Smith's too-soft stance on pollution created by dairy farms. He said the bust did not smell and would last forever.

"The sculpture has a hollow head, which is very fitting. It is highly polished and sits on the stand slightly to the right of centre," Mahon said.

Mahon gathered cow dung from an organic dairy farm, ground it in a coffee grinder, mixed it with a polymer resin and pressed it into a mold. He polished the sculpture with beeswax to create a finish that resembles bronze.

Mahon's said he will use the proceeds from the auction to help clean up waterways polluted by effluent from dairy farms near his home.

Smokin....or maybe steamin.

Space crashes are becoming increasingly likely as more and more debris is left floating in our orbit, scientists have warned.

Defunct satellites, fragments of spacecraft and even dust and paint are all adding to the risk of collisions.

These "close encounters" could rise 50% in the next 10 years and potentially to more than 50,000 a week by 2059, Southampton University researchers predicts.

But Dr Hugh Lewis, who headed the study, said the crashes themselves are less of a problem than the number and cost of steps to avoid them.

He is unable to predict exactly how costly avoiding crashes might be but said it would be high on the list of priorities for future space budgets.

During the first part of the space race the amount of debris was reasonably manageable but in recent years two major events have changed everything, Dr Lewis said.

China spewed a shower of debris when it destroyed one of its own defunct satellites with a missile in 2007.

And in February two large satellites - a telecoms satellite owned by Iridium and a defunct Russian military satellite - collided above the Russian Arctic and were destroyed.

"Those two events generated an enormous number of fragments, contributing about 40% to the total number of objects in orbit now," Dr Lewis explained.

In March a tiny piece of space junk about one centimetre long briefly forced astronauts to evacuate the International Space Station when it came too close.

"It's all about speed," Dr Lewis said. "For things to be in orbit, typically they are moving at speeds of around 7.5 km per second - that's relative speed of 15 km per second for things heading towards each other.

"So you only need something the size of a marble to completely destroy a spacecraft."

Given the number of collisions predicted and the amount of particles this could break up, Dr Lewis warns we must begin anticipating crashes and planning for a future of safe space exploration.

Should make a nice firework display, without the fireworks of course.

Tokyo train operators alarmed at a rise in station suicides have bathed the city's platforms in blue light in a bid to calm passengers.

The lights hang above the end of the platform, where most suicides occur

East Japan Railway Co. has spent £100,000 fitting out all 29 stations on the capital's central train loop, the Yamanote Line, with the strong bulbs.

The operators believe they will emit a soothing glow, despite the absence of any scientific proof that the method reduces suicides.

Mizuki Takahashi, a therapist involved with the project, said: "We associate the colour with the sky and the sea.

"It has a calming effect on agitated people, or people obsessed with one particular thing, which in this case is committing suicide."

A total of 68 people threw themselves in front of trains in the 12 months until March, up from 42 in the same period the year before.

Suicide rates across the country have risen amid economic strife.

The lights will be hung at the end of each platform, a spot where people are most likely to jump to their deaths.

Shinji Hira, a psychology professor, said while the blue lights could make people pause and reflect, the railways were better off following Tokyo's underground network in installing fences on its platforms.

East Japan Railway said the funds for such a project on the Yamanote Line - used by up to eight million passengers each day - would not be available until at least 2017.

Blue just makes me feel cold.

And finally:

A collection of Google images to make you gasp, or not.

You will need to click the link to see the pics.




Angus Dei politico

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Lesbians, robot moths, deadly bouquets and Miliband’s bad timing

The tribe has finished the mud hut and are now in residence, and it seems they are now ploughing the land to plant crops.

Mind you I do like sweet corn.

Anyway, the “news” has picked up a bit.

A Cunning Ruse

A Lesbian Jamaican drug dealer is apparently fighting extradition from our Green and soggy land because deportation is an infringement of her human rights.

The woman, named only as 'A' for legal reasons, was convicted in 2005 of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and sent to prison, where she had a string of lesbian relationships with fellow inmates.

But immigration officials say that despite the woman, from the Clapton area of east London, having previous homosexual affairs, her current claim that she is in love with another woman is no more than a ruse to remain in the UK.

The court heard that 'A', now 24, met the woman she says she loves while they were both serving time at HMP Downview, in Surrey.

Mr Chelvan said his client is in danger of being killed by criminal gangs in Jamaica if she returns home, he added, arguing that one of her co-accused in the drug offences has said she will tell people on the island about her lesbianism.

He insisted that her right to freedom of expression, right to a private life, right to life and right not to be discriminated against – all enshrined by the European Convention of Human Rights – will be violated if she is deported.

My view is Bollocks, if you can’t do the time…………..

Robo Bug
Ryohei Kanzaki, a Japanese scientist and professor at Tokyo University's Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology, has studied insect brains for three decades and become a pioneer in the field of insect-machine hybrids.

His original and ultimate goal is to understand human brains and restore connections damaged by diseases and accidents -- but to get there he has taken a very close look at insects' "micro-brains".

The human brain has about 100 billion neurons, or nerve cells, that transmit signals and prompt the body to react to stimuli. Insects have far fewer, about 100,000 inside the two-millimetre-wide (0.08 inch) brain of a silkmoth.

In an example of 'rewriting' insect brain circuits, Kanzaki's team has succeeded in genetically modifying a male silkmoth so that it reacts to light instead of odour, or to the odour of a different kind of moth.

Such modifications could pave the way to creating a Robo-bug which could in future sense illegal drugs several kilometres away, as well as landmines, people buried under rubble, or toxic gas, the professor said.

Sod that, the real ones are enough of a pain in the arse.

Getting married can be dangerous

A wayward wedding bouquet ended in disaster when the throwing of the bride's bouquet caused a plane to crash.

A couple hired a small aeroplane to fly past their guests at Montioni park in Suvereto, near Livorno in western Tuscany, and drop the bride's bouquet to a line of women standing below, according to a report in Corriere della Sera.

But as the plane flew over the crowd on Saturday, the flowers were sucked back into the engine, causing it to catch fire and explode.

The small plane plunged into a field next to a hostel below. One passenger on the plane was seriously injured, but the pilot, Luciano Nannelli, and about 50 people who had been in the hostel escaped unscathed.

Until crash do we part?

And finally:


The Climate change secretary Ed Miliband announced today that 400,000 new green jobs would be created by 2015.

The only large scale turbine manufacturer: Vestas on the Isle of Wight was so impressed that they announced that their factory was closing with the loss of 600 jobs.

Yeah, Miliband has that effect on me too.