Posts by steven crawford

  • Hard News: Paying for the storms to come, in reply to Moz,

    But no, there are other sources that are more accurate, more honest and more up to date.

    And are you going to actually do anything with that superior knowledge?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3980 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Paying for the storms to come,

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  • Hard News: Paying for the storms to come,

    Talking about Investing in electricity transmission (overhead or underground) doesn’t reach peak usefulness, without thinking about the tesla battery familys et al.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3980 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Big Night Outage, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    (including the potato-powered radio)

    I believe that whole earth catalog article may have had a transcendental bit part to play in the apple computer.
    adafruit...

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    My emergency outdoor cooking, which must be worth at least one star point for preparations nerd of disaster.

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    Classic Tinderbox but an old file and an old bit of steel to strike a spark, along with a bit of charred cotton fabric will do the job.

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  • Hard News: Paying for the storms to come,

    The risk of cyclonic weather events in Auckland has been known about since people started growing coffee in Whangarei.

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  • Hard News: Paying for the storms to come,

    Katabatic like winds, thats mabe what you guys had going on, and that’s why there where pockets of localised tree damage. The wind was blowing down wards in some places.

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  • Hard News: Big Night Outage, in reply to Russell Brown,

    But yeah – I forgot that one in the post. The USB port in our cheap car stereo seems to charge all the things too. We were not going to run out of devices.

    My wife was house sitting in Kingsland at a place that had no off grid USB ports. So my mum went round with batteries from Avondale.

    I was rescue coordination, based here in Wellington.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3980 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Big Night Outage, in reply to Moz,

    Plus in Sydney we get the famous “hailstones the size of tennis balls” every now and then.

    I once witnessed lots of fork lighting over Sydney. That's dangerousness!

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