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by crypto
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.

I think the previous posts about sulfur absolutely apply here. Related technology for sale now.... How to turn old tires into fuel cheaply! The process is really simple.... If you heat tire waste in an oxygen free environment, it will melt, but will not burn. After it has melted, it will start to bo...
by crypto
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: What do you guys do for employment?
Replies: 554
Views: 55978

Re: What do you guys do for employment?

I keep the Bothans from getting the plans to the Death Star at a big aerospace/defense company, and I herd nerds.
by crypto
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Lantern Outernet "pocket" library device
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Lantern Outernet "pocket" library device

That's a cool concept, but I doubt their ability to operate a satellite constellation reliably.
by crypto
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.

Wouldnt that significantly up the complexity of the unit both in terms of cost, and care and feeding? At a minimum, you'd have to manage the catalyst, plus find enough elemental hydrogen to use. Maybe you could get the latter through electrolysis, but that would push the net energy requirement way u...
by crypto
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington model 11
Replies: 22
Views: 2379

Re: Remington model 11

I am not a big fan of the looks of a Cutts, but going shorter on the barrel and stock are a consideration. I wonder if the barrel has enough meat to thread for chokes? Cylinder bore is okay close up, I would like the option of tighter patterns for a little more distance. If this turns out to be a S...
by crypto
Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.

No, its not magic of course, but in the $800 example, he's using 6KW of electricity to run a three-phase furnace for the heat source Converting it it liquid fuel on an industrial scale is feasible, but it still requires electricity that comes from somewhere to run the control system for the process....
by crypto
Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington model 11
Replies: 22
Views: 2379

Re: Remington model 11

One of the coolest project guns Ive ever seen was a model 11 that had the barrel chopped way down below 18", but had a 12-ga Cutts compensator soldered onto the end of the barrel to make it 18", and then the stock was cut down to OAL minimums. It was pretty amazing looking, and the additional weight...
by crypto
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.

I see a lot of concern about energy in > energy out, and one of the things I noted in the Energetic forum post was mention of using the product to fuel the machine, and perhaps the OP's calculations were off but he made it sound like at that point energy in would be less than the energy out. I don'...
by crypto
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.

Yeah, that guy's got a neat machine. It's small scale cracking and refining in a reasonable-looking apparatus. It requires a lot more energy input than you're going to get by burning the finished product, though.
by crypto
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.

Cracking any hydrocarbon is a pretty energy-intensive process. So yes, you can absolutely 100% convert plastics to diesel, or gasoline, or whatever you need to, but it requires a lot of input energy. Which right now, would likely come from other hydrocarbons. This is probably something we'll be look...
by crypto
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington model 11
Replies: 22
Views: 2379

Re: Remington model 11

That's just a Browning auto-5 with a different name, yeah?
by crypto
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Why Prepper Girls Need to Stock up on Underwear
Replies: 33
Views: 10030

Re: Why Prepper Girls Need to Stock up on Underwear

My wife loathed the cups with a firey passion.
by crypto
Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Zombie Con 2015-6/24-6/28 Last Day to Register is 6/5/15
Replies: 13
Views: 20898

Re: Zombie Con 2015-6/24-6/28 Last Day to Register is 6/5/

Mostly on facebook. I'll see about posting a set somewhere useful to everyone though.
by crypto
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So Long COLT
Replies: 27
Views: 1810

Re: So Long COLT

It's always been super frustrating to me that Colt came out with the 1911 and then just sort of stopped trying when it comes to pistols. It's almost like they're a (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■) One-trick pony. http://boardgamegeek.com/camo/0522e2e30f1ac48080e7144186ab2d39234f0e09/687474703a2f2f6d65646961...
by crypto
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: How to reload Glock mags?
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

Re: How to reload Glock mags?

I'm not trying to dog on you, but I just use my man-hands and fill the thing up. One thumb to push directly down on the existing top round in the mag, and then use the other thumb to push the new bullet down into place. Same as any other pistol mag. With the glock mags I usually give the mag a soli...
by crypto
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: How to reload Glock mags?
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

Re: How to reload Glock mags?

I have a .357 SIG Glock I got as a gift. And trying to reload the mags is next to impossible with your fingers. I have one of those plastic cap helper things from Glock that came with it. That pushes the rounds down. But that isn't even that quick or effective. I'm just wondering what the standard ...
by crypto
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: How to reload Glock mags?
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

Re: How to reload Glock mags?

I have a .357 SIG Glock I got as a gift. And trying to reload the mags is next to impossible with your fingers. I have one of those plastic cap helper things from Glock that came with it. That pushes the rounds down. But that isn't even that quick or effective. I'm just wondering what the standard ...
by crypto
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So Long COLT
Replies: 27
Views: 1810

Re: So Long COLT

I don't know if you have read the news but Colt declared bankruptcy today. Now, I know they are not closing the doors and that this is more of a restructuring(albeit with same board members that got them there :evil: ) but is this possibly the beginning of the end. What are your thoughts on this. H...
by crypto
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyone with a gasoline powered backup generator, follow me
Replies: 54
Views: 4111

Re: Everyone with a gasoline powered backup generator, follo

Stupid question, perhaps, but I used a propane-powered paintball marker what seems like an eon ago. Damn thing got all wonky in the cold, because the gas would contract. Does that create any problems with fuel propane, or are the systems engineered for that? I'm a southerner, most of my cold-weathe...
by crypto
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Netflix Punisher Series; You've already met him!
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

Re: Netflix Punisher Series; You've already met him!

Like most other people, I feel like any version of punisher that isn't the Laundry Day mini-movie will be a disappointment ;)
by crypto
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Breaking News - 6-3-2015 FEMA arrives in Wimberly TX
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: Breaking News - 6-3-2015 FEMA arrives in Wimberly TX

Maybe they got the impression that Texans were worried about FEMA camps :rofl:
by crypto
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Breaking News - 6-3-2015 FEMA arrives in Wimberly TX
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: Breaking News - 6-3-2015 FEMA arrives in Wimberly TX

WolfBrother wrote: How do you prepare for such?
Don't live in a flood zone. Thats about it. Nothings gonna stop old man river.
by crypto
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: DIY canning alert!
Replies: 46
Views: 5153

Re: DIY canning alert!

ground is all I'm interested in. I don't particularly care for the taste of venison, but it's a lot easier to spice up into 'generic ground meat' than a roast :D

Thanks for the tips on pressure times, yeah.
by crypto
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Kawasaki KLR650 & AK47 across the Arab world. Documentary.
Replies: 19
Views: 2218

Re: Kawasaki KLR650 & AK47 across the Arab world. Great revi

Also: Some people quibble about the KLR/KLX not being air cooled, as the cooling system becomes 'something else to worry about'

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