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now on Channel 99 : The Pal-V production flying road car
A one man gypoplane
The unpowered heliblades means it can always fall safely if power is lost.
https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2017/02/flying-sports-car-that-morphs-into-helicopter-now-available-to-buy/

Aug 23, 2019 at 9:27 PM | Unregistered Commenterstewgreen

gc - anyone who uses gabions has committed a serious crime against style and shuld go bust. A style that takes a nice product - pebbles and leaves them in the nasty metal crate they arrive in.

Aug 23, 2019 at 9:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Aug 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM | M Courtney
"Rather that Ethiopia budgeted for 200 million trees and then claimed they planted 350 million trees."

There is no reason to assume that 200 million trees were actually delivered to Ethiopia

Aug 23, 2019 at 8:22 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Aug 23, 2019 at 5:33 PM | TinyCO2
from:
https://glennhowells.co.uk/project/triangle-swindon/

"As a contemporary and sustainable re-interpretation of Swindon’s 19th century railway town vernacular, The Triangle has won many plaudits. The scheme was a community-led regeneration project developed for Haboakus – a joint venture between Kevin McCloud’s HAB company and the Green Square housing group. The approach was to make ordinary housing extraordinary."

"Terraces of cottages set on four sides of a carefully landscaped village green contain 42 low-energy homes. They use timber-frame structures and Hemcrete external walls finished in traditional lime render to achieve compliance with Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and with Lifetimes Homes standards as well as a Building for Life Gold Standard."

"Awards included recognition in the Housing Design Awards 2010 and Housing Minister Grant Schapps described the Triangle as an "exceptional" model for residential development."

Awards
RIBA National Award 2012
RIBA Regional Award 2012
RIBA Regional Sustainability Award 2012
Housing Design Award 2010
Housing Innovation Award 2012

With so many "Design" Awards, what could possibly have gone wrong?

Aug 23, 2019 at 8:17 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

"Leaving your phone charger plugged in all day could be costing you a lot"
https://mirror.co.uk/money/leaving-your-phone-charger-plugged-18991558

Sounds like BS to me
Off charge a phone charger only draws enough power to light the tiny LED
even on charge it's probably takes you dozens of hours to reach one KWh ie 14p worth of electricity

The article also says "Plugging the gaps in your home such as keyholes, letter boxes and even the chimney can also save you hundreds of pounds a year in heating costs."
Yeh cos you are dead through Carbondioxide poisoning
..There is supposed to reasonable ventilation according to regs
ecowarriors have died before.

Aug 23, 2019 at 8:07 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

The MoL edition on nuclear power
had the old style robustness.


my typo
An Associated edition was "Taking a statistical look at what expectant mothers should avoid"
It was female presented and flaky
It claimed that techniques for inducing birth like ..having sex were myths
Other progs and nurses have said that technique does work

Aug 23, 2019 at 7:56 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@M Courtney as they made clear that wasn't the full story
That is why there is a special programme on Monday

and BBC metroliberals have dragged MoL down in last few years.
There have been some atrocious editions recently
- The recent immigrant crime rates stats edition
(It had very few stats it, rather their primary purpose and time was to have a dig at Trump) *
- The series they did based on Criado-Perez theory that women have been overlooked in healthcare
.. actually research this week contradicted her
it found that actually in 90% of cases women's heart attack symptons were the same as men's
(her premise was that more omen were dying cos they were treated as if they were men)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00050rd
It was female presented and flaky
It claimed that techniques for inducing birth like ..having sex were myths
Other progs and nurses have said that technique does work

Asociated edition was "Taking a statistical look at what expectant mothers should avoid"
* The prog asked what percentage of ILLEGAL immigrants were criminals ?
and premised it was much lower than the native population
FFS they are all criminals cos they broke immigration laws.

+ Counting prison time is a BS metric cos most criminals aren't caught
Particularly cos illegal immigrants who got preyed upon by other illegals never report it.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz3r8

Aug 23, 2019 at 7:42 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Radio 4 at 4:30pm - More or Less is the best show on the radio.

The objection to the Ethiopian tree planting record wasn't that it was impossible. Rather that Ethiopia budgeted for 200 million trees and then claimed they planted 350 million trees.

That's a lot of extra baby trees to suddenly find and plant. And the budget doesn't seem to stretch that far. Although there was a caveat that they may have found a new, unknown large source of trees.

Radio 4 at 6:30pm - The Now Show from Edinburgh (featuring a climate scientist who is also a self-proclaimed comedian) is probably the worst show on the radio.

Aug 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-18592767

Some of the problems that beset the first development.

The problems with new tech is that it's unreliable. It reacts differently with different build materials and if it needs fixing, it's much more of a problem, not least that few people can fix it and the original company may have gone bust.

Aug 23, 2019 at 5:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Aug 23, 2019 at 4:24 PM | TinyCO2

Even if McCloud was the biggest investor and loser, it does not absolve him from blame. Depending on how he was used, he may even have some liabilities.

I wonder if a TV Company was following this Green Housing Development? It could be very educational for viewers, especially if they recognise some of the beneficiaries.

Aug 23, 2019 at 5:07 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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