Friday

1. Very nice from BRM:

2. All about Malay jongs:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-46423181/malay-jongs-the-joy-of-tiny-traditional-sailing-boats

3. Battery powered aircraft:

https://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/eviation-alice-electric-airplane-revolution-sooner-than-you-think-2830522/

4. Gotta watch those tigers:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1244658/

5. Warren Report – Sackerson sends the case for Them:

http://www.jfklancer.com/CIA.html

6. Feed your plants alcohol:

http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/32587-Vodka-for-your-Paperwhites.html

7. Gonna get hit by a comet:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/12/04/now-visible-comet-as-big-as-the-full-moon/

8. Good to see the ‘woke’ media going down:

https://theothermccain.com/2018/12/05/digital-fire-sale-get-woke-go-broke-wiping-out-sjw-online-media/

9. All about American accents:

http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8208#more-8208

10. Last but not least, not very good at what they do:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46454844

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

4 comments for “Friday

  1. Bill
    December 7, 2018 at 14:16

    7. Distant Relative. Don’t blame me!

    • Distant Relative
      December 7, 2018 at 19:56

      Harumph! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. microdave
    December 7, 2018 at 16:00

    Re #3 – “In fact, the process of gaining certification from aviation regulators for what would be the worldโ€™s first electric commuter plane has already started”

    Good luck with that, considering it appears to use what is (probably) the same 260kW motor fitted in Siemens own electric prototype, which crashed earlier this year, killing both crew:

    https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/siemens-electric-plane-prototype-fire-crash-death/

    “Siemens was testing high power density electric motors and energy density batteries in the aircraft. The motor installed in the prototype last year had a power output of 260 kW and a weight of just 50 kg (110 lbs). It was also equipped with a bunch of li-ion battery modules in the front of the aircraft”

    That’s a hell of a lot of electrical power in a very confined space, where a single poor connection will instantly get very hot. While plenty of conventional light aircraft have crashed over the years, it’s rare for them to be totally consumed by fire like this one. Knowing Li-ion batteries propensity for self combustion, I wouldn’t be surprised if it had just been fast charged, and the cells were still hot when they took off again. This will always be a problem for a battery powered vehicle, unlike pumping large quantities of fuel into a conventional aircraft tank(s). Since bulk fuel tanks are normally underground, this will actually cool the recipient tank down, rather than heat it up…

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