Dumb and dumber - weights, measures and language

 
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Russian person for blah, blah, gas export pipeline thingo tonight.

Something about closing the taps on the gas line ‘which today is filled and operating to the maximum level which is 100%’

Now to be fair, he is likely speaking in at best his second language - but it’s just funny because he’s a Russian saying that closing Nord Stream 1 won’t hurt Russia so much.

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
“Metro Trains Melbourne is supporting a more sustainable network by switching out saloon lighting systems on its X’Trapolis and Siemens Nexas fleets to more modern and energy-efficient LEDs.

The major lighting refit project will help Metro become a more sustainable train operator by reducing power usage across the network.

The change is estimated to save up to 40 per cent of average lighting power per train – enough to service 377 houses for a day.”

Anybody know what size these houses are and how many electrical appliances each one has?
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
“Metro Trains Melbourne is supporting a more sustainable network by switching out saloon lighting systems on its X’Trapolis and Siemens Nexas fleets to more modern and energy-efficient LEDs.

The major lighting refit project will help Metro become a more sustainable train operator by reducing power usage across the network.

The change is estimated to save up to 40 per cent of average lighting power per train – enough to service 377 houses for a day.”

Anybody know what size these houses are and how many electrical appliances each one has?
Valvegear
If a single train uses the same power as 943 houses in a day, then my immediate thought is they probably need to be looking at some efficiencies that go beyond changing some lights. It might be right, but it seems quite high without actually going and calculating it.

Do Melbourne trains run regen braking?
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
“Metro Trains Melbourne is supporting a more sustainable network by switching out saloon lighting systems on its X’Trapolis and Siemens Nexas fleets to more modern and energy-efficient LEDs.

The major lighting refit project will help Metro become a more sustainable train operator by reducing power usage across the network.

The change is estimated to save up to 40 per cent of average lighting power per train – enough to service 377 houses for a day.”

Anybody know what size these houses are and how many electrical appliances each one has?
If a single train uses the same power as 943 houses in a day, then my immediate thought is they probably need to be looking at some efficiencies that go beyond changing some lights. It might be right, but it seems quite high without actually going and calculating it.

Do Melbourne trains run regen braking?
Aaron
Yes and no!
I don't think so but whatever they call it the power doesn't go back into the overhead where it might be of use.
All as far as I know but open to correction as always.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Heard on ABC RN this evening. The Great Barrier Reef is bleaching because the ocean there has been heated by the equivalent of 7 Hiroshima bombs.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Heard on ABC RN this evening. The Great Barrier Reef is bleaching because the ocean there has been heated by the equivalent of 7 Hiroshima bombs.
GrahamH
That tells you two things, the incredible heat capacity of water, and the actual minuscule heat in an early (and even recent) atom bomb design.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
ABC RN again. Each year one Iceland worth of ice is melted each year.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Nine News Headline: "He left 26 children buried underground".

I wonder where else he could have buried them.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Runoff from somewhere or other (I don't remember where/from) equates to all the rivers on earth.

Fatberger in London sewer was the size of eleven double decker busses x two football pitches.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

New metric alert!

On 9 news this evening it was reported that an ice shelf in Antarctica collapsed. It was reported that it was the size of New York City.
I'm wondering if that is a full NYC or the Manhattan Island Lite version?
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Channel 9 again.
Now not advertising forthcoming programs at a specific time but rather as 'after (some program or other) .......'
We can assume, no doubt, that trashy Channel 9 programs are to be both the new measurement and indicator of time.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
During manufacture ice cream is stored in stainless steel tanks with a capacity of 125 bath tubs.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
The mayor thinks that Melbourne has about six MCG's worth of graffiti. (No; I don't know how you measure that either).
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

The mayor thinks that Melbourne has about six MCG's worth of graffiti. (No; I don't know how you measure that either).
Valvegear
As a non Mexican, I’m offended that graffiti is measured in MSGs, we have our own, credit please.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The mayor thinks that Melbourne has about six MCG's worth of graffiti. (No; I don't know how you measure that either).
Valvegear
Is that all?
If that is the case, however, why doesn't the silly b itch do something about it?
Reducing the size of the MCG would be a good start. Twisted Evil
Put half the effort into cleaning up the place that she puts into getting her mouth on TV every night might also help.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Yet another fine effort from Nine News:

"A man is fighting for his life after his car crashed into a pole in Melbourne's north west.
The crash happened at 7.30am this morning on Calder Park Drive in Taylors Hill.
In CCTV footage, the Holden Commodore soars down a slippery road before the driver's side of the car slams into a tree."


Are the days of sub editors gone?
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Yet another fine effort from Nine News:

"A man is fighting for his life after his car crashed into a pole in Melbourne's north west.
The crash happened at 7.30am this morning on Calder Park Drive in Taylors Hill.
In CCTV footage, the Holden Commodore soars down a slippery road before the driver's side of the car slams into a tree."


Are the days of sub editors gone?
Valvegear
Additional work experience journos - it is school holidays. Sad
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Nine again:

"Every day roughly 1.9 million trees — enough to cover about 45 Sydney Opera Houses — are cut down to make traditional toilet paper out of virgin wood pulp, according to a new report which looked into how consumer choices can impact the environment."

It just keeps getting sillier and sillier.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Yet another fine effort from Nine News:

"A man is fighting for his life after his car crashed into a pole in Melbourne's north west.
The crash happened at 7.30am this morning on Calder Park Drive in Taylors Hill.
In CCTV footage, the Holden Commodore soars down a slippery road before the driver's side of the car slams into a tree."


Are the days of sub editors gone?
Additional work experience journos - it is school holidays. Sad
YM-Mundrabilla
Pole? Tree? Who can tell the difference? They both get in my way as I'm getting about staring at my phone with pods in my ears
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
Pole? Tree? Who can tell the difference? They both get in my way as I'm getting about staring at my phone with pods in my ears
Lockspike
That reminded me of an incident I witnessed back in the late 80s/early 90s well before mobile phones etc were in general usage. I worked on George Street, Brisbane. Outside my workplace a guy was walking along the edge of the footpath, looking for an opportunity to cross the street, his gaze intent on the traffic - until he slammed into a parking meter! It was pretty funny from where I stood. Laughing
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Doco on TV the other night.
'Bolts the size of a human arm' fell from a London building.
Later revealed to be 75 mm x 1000 mm.
Some arm, but at least we now have a conversion factor.Rolling Eyes
Bloody idiots.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
Doco on TV the other night.
'Bolts the size of a human arm' fell from a London building.
Later revealed to be 75 mm x 1000 mm.
Some arm, but at least we now have a conversion factor.Rolling Eyes
Bloody idiots.
YM-Mundrabilla
I saw a doco where an island was described as being "the size of 4 football fields" the other day...
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Scrap rails in Britain are weighed in Eiffel Towers according to a Network Rail bird in a Portillo episode the other day.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
in a Portillo episode the other day.
YM-Mundrabilla
And therein lies your first mistake... Wink
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I think Portillo is a Latin word meaning Pompous A s s.  (printed like this, since the alternative name for a donkey is considered indecent on RP)

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