Author Archives: Eclipse Now

Tesla Boring tunnels to replace long distance trains for cargo?

OK, so digging a long tunnel underground instead of using a surface train sounds like an expensive way to go. Except, watch this, and do the math with him. The fact that this is a one-lane tunnel and the pumped … Continue reading

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"Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded he caused "great anxiety in Australia" by taking a family holiday"

This talking point is from the ABC. Honestly, how narcissistic does that heading sound? It’s as if we’re all sitting around weeping because our ‘father’ the PM has left the country. As the PM can’t really *do* anything about the … Continue reading

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Would you pay a little more for water?

Would you pay more for water if it meant less restrictions and more water reliability in periods like this? Imagine being able to put the sprinkler back on, but just pay a little extra for that water. (Or better yet, … Continue reading

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“In the next 17 years, Sydney’s population is expected to grow by 1.5 million people”

Hang on, don’t we have a water crisis? A bushfire crisis? I mean, I’m convinced that with the right technology deployed we can feed a world of 10 billion, but don’t we have to deploy that first? And if ever … Continue reading

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Cybertruck

Ah, now I get it. It’s an affordable 100% electric high spec stainless steel scratch resistant ute that carries 1.6 tons of cargo. (And can tow 7 tons in a trailer.)0-100 in 2.9 seconds: speed of sports car, body of … Continue reading

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ENSO cycle 10% good news for Australia, but 30% chance hell on earth

Summer weather predictions? There’s only 10% chance of La Nina which could rescue us with extra rain. 60% chance neutral, which is more or less ‘normal’ weather, and 30% chance of hell on earth El Nino drying us out even … Continue reading

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Volt is the Federal Europe party

Hi all,I’m glad to note that in this era of Brexit and Trump and alt-right politics promising to put “Make [insert nation] Great Again!”, there are tens of thousands of young people pouring their energy into a broader project. Meet … Continue reading

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