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>>14299 Stolen from smug
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Now there is even a site dedicated to the matter. suezcanalblockage.com
>>14408 >high civilization builds megascale projects >decadent civilization overuses and neglects them
Why haven't moderate headchoppers tried their hands at improvised naval mines?
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https://archive.is/NRKYX >Why don't ships just have better management like planes? I think the writer of this article seems to think that boats piloted by Pajeets being paid pennies are equivalent to passenger airplanes piloted by college-educated Europeans/Asians with typically thousands of flight hours under their belts being paid garbage outside of regionals "six figures" at the major airline level.
>>14416 Jesus Christ it's like looking at a swarm of bugs. >>14417 That should read "garbage outside of majors."
>>14402 And an other one to help people imagine the size of this nice boat: evergiven-everywhere.glitch.me
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Boat's moved, show's over.
>>14427 News said it isn't refloated yet as of about 10 minutes ago.
>>14430 They freed the rudder. Last I checked there's concerns that it might not be fully floated due to deposits underneath the ship from when it crashed that could cause it to fuck up if they don't reduce the weight. That sucks if they did free it up, but I'll wait for more official news on the situation since this seems like a false alarm.
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Where is global warming when you need it?
>>14444 That one aerial photo seems to show a pronounced list to port. Maybe it's just the angle? I have to wonder if it would straight-up tip over onto one side if the sediment keeps building asymmetrically as the water level drops.
>>14431 >>14444 So they've kind of got it loose but they've also jammed it harder at the same time?
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>>14447 They say she's free, and being moved to the Great Bitter Lake for an inspection.
>>14444 They say that the full moon on the 28th rose the tides just enough to re float it.
>>14444 Digits confirm the canal will soon have an abundance of seawater flooding over it's banks thanks to the results of global warming which Anon himself single-handedly has now called forth :^). OTOH, seems to me that the mostly-peaceful-totally-not-islamists-perfectly-friendly regional sandnigger terrorists may now have ideas they never would have figured out on their own.
>>14451 >ideas they never would have figured out on their own If those peaceful silica moolies were to actually scuttle a ship in the canal, or otherwise break its ability to be moved, that'd be some game changing terrorism. That said, the target is somewhat nebulous for terrorists. Disrupting shipping would be a big "fuck you" to global trade, but doesn't have the impact of a stack of dead bodies, and doesn't fuck with any one nation in particular, except possibly Egypt itself.
>>14451 I'm pretty sure Syria was about to enter a crisis situation because they couldn't sell their oil to China due to the straight being closed. I imagine the only reason the Israelis haven't launched an American campaign against the strait is entirely because they know every Arab nation in a three country radius would bomb the shit out of them if they did.
>>14454 >I imagine the only reason the Israelis haven't launched an American campaign against the strait They already did it with the brits, the egyptians and libyans ambushed them so hard the brits were mocked for decades by all its allies. It was Dunkirk without the benevolence, both losing parties were so mad that they started bombing arab planes and the arabs started kidnapping and bombing planes back. Never trust a jew even when it's on the ground begging.
>>14064 >never because its a cheaper way to move around infantry! >chink fails to see oncoming freight train due to his squint China Looks to Slow Growth of Money-Losing High-Speed Rail >China is introducing guidelines to limit new high-speed rail construction along underused routes, as it seeks to prevent projects that give short-term boosts to local economies, but add to regional governments’ already huge debt piles. >If a high-speed rail route is operating at less than 80% of its designed capacity, then a second line shouldn’t be built covering the same route, according to guidelines jointly released by the country’s top economic planner and the transport authority on Monday. >The guidelines also say that new high-speed rail links should only be built to cities that already see more than 15 million total inbound and outbound trips per year. The guidelines also called for tightening scrutiny over traffic volume and punishing those who fabricate data. >Constructing new high-speed rail routes has offered local governments a straightforward way to boost their economic figures in recent years, with the provinces of Hebei and Shandong both previously bringing up the idea that all of their cities should have such rail links, though these plans have not come to fruition. >The total length of the country’s high-speed rail network jumped 91% between 2015 and 2020, compared with just 7% growth for standard rail, according to China State Railway Group Co. Ltd. (CR). As of the end of last year, high-speed rails account for 26% of the country’s overall railway network, said CR, the country’s national rail operator. >“During railway planning and construction work, some places have problems with purely pursuing high standards, high speeds and high investment,” the guidance said, adding the pursuit of costly high-speed lines has left some projects with poor business performance and heavy debt burdens. >With the exception of the busiest lines between the biggest cities, like that which connects Beijing and Shanghai, China’s high-speed rail network loses money. The goal of the new guidelines is to prevent further expansion, and existing projects will be unaffected, a person familiar with the matter told Caixin. >The specific targets in the guidance may indicate that the new five-year plan will also contain restrictions on new high-speed rail construction, said professor Zhao Jian, director of the China Urbanization Research Center at Beijing Jiaotong University. >CR is one of many state-owned enterprises cutting their budgets for 2021. The railway operator said its funding from the central government had dropped 98% from last year, as the number of projects approved by the National Development and Reform Commission had fallen. >The company’s Chairman Zhang Dongfu said earlier that China would build 12,100 kilometers of high-speed rail through 2025, down 32% from the five years to 2020. >The guidance said railway debt should be within a “rational range” by 2035, without offering a specific figure. CR’s total debt amounted to 5.57 trillion yuan ($849 billion) at the end of September last year, taking its debt-to-asset ratio to 65.8%. https://archive.is/3hrO9
>>14490 >jiaotong university Lol. Thats kinda like USC. It's where all the USLA and Berkley rejects end up. >freight train Jokes on you they don't run freight trains on high speed rail, thats why it looses money tbh the Shandong high speed rail meme is mainly due to a bigger backdrop of "fuck you" to the central government over taxes Think of it like Soviet healthcare. It's a cornerstone of the Chinese government public service, in other words, they stop building when the entire damn government collapses and we get warlord era mk 2.
>>14490 >punishing those who fabricate data. Isn't that... well, everyone as far as Chinese functionaries are concerned?
>>14497 >freight and high speed rail shit is basically to the chinese gov't what the F-35 project is to the US r-rooka rike we not so diffelent aftel all...
>>14497 >is mainly due to a bigger backdrop of "fuck you" to the central government over taxes Are they going into debt just to piss off Beijing for being the only entity legally entitled to the majority of revenue in the country?
>>14501 >re Shandong shitshow The old party secretary in Shandong in the late 90s was a man named Wu Guanzheng (吴官正). Back then, the GDP of the province was not number 1, but in the top three. Wu liked to boast that Shandong was number one for prestige and to curry favor so he could advance in rank, so the CPC would levy extra taxes from the state. This gave rise to the ironic saying "Lu (Shandong) bluffing to the no 1 spot". The locals obviously weren't happy about this since Shandong went from no 2/3 to no 8 in GDP growth due to being overtaxed, so now they try to spend as much government monies as possible and basically threaten to the central gov for more gibs or they ruin the agriculture of China (Shandong is like Ukraine, or the midwest USA, breadbasket of China). >>14500 >f-35 Thing is, the rails are actually useful outside of a purely military use. Mainly when spring festival comes and when you need to get somewhere fast (because air travel isn't an option in China).
>>14500 >>freight and high speed rail shit is basically to the chinese gov't what the F-35 project is to the US Heh, except the F-35 drops bombs and shoots shit up, Strelok.
>>14502 >because air travel isn't an option in China Is it too expensive for most chinks and so there isn't a developed system of airfields and whatnot; or is it some retarded commie policy?
>>14517 Your question made me look up maps of airports and railway lines in ol' China. Seems like there are plenty of each, so I'd have to make a guess that air travel is beyond the financial reach of your average Chinaman.
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>>14520 >connection failed
>>14520 >air travel not feasible More like due to government restrictions. If we say that in the USA, 80% of air traffic is civilian, in China, 80% of air traffic is restricted to military. The government heavily discuourages air travel because they are afraid it will be used against them (think biden and muh get rid of gas cars but 100x worse, if the flight by plane isn't less than 3-5 hours than its not worth due to the delays). That and CPC officals landing always delay shit cause they gotta roll the good ole red carpet with the MSS, because when you are that hated, you never know when some asshole is going to try and throw dynamite at you tbh the US politicans are closely approaching that state too In regards to delays, it's almost 100% guaranteed, the joke there goes "What delay? You mean the actual ofical timetable?"
sage for double post Also, I forgot to mention, 60-90 % of the regional airports (almost 100% out west) are "military civilian dual use". So you run the risk of getting gulag'ed if you look at the CAP fighters and the jets on standby for interceptor duty. >>14521 if its not a large city (by chinese standards) like shanghai, Beijing, its a military dual use airport. The Lijiang airport has a set of interceptors right next to the tarmac stationed 24/7, for example.
>>14500 Don't even have to compare jets to rails when the US rail system is just as fucked. Look at how expensive it is just to add track to NYC, or how corrupt the Commiefornian high speed rail project is.
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https://archive.is/2hsBR >Florida county under state of emergency as reservoir with millions of gallons of "contaminated, radioactive wastewater" could collapse "at any time" >Some residents in Manatee County, Florida, were evacuated from their homes over Easter weekend as officials cited fears that a wastewater pond could collapse "at any time." Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the area on Saturday. >County officials said the pond, located at the former Piney Point phosphate processing plant, has a "significant leak," according to CBS affiliate WTSP-TV. The Manatee County Public Safety Department told people near the plant to evacuate due to an "imminent uncontrolled release of wastewater." >"A portion of the containment wall at the leak site shifted laterally," said Manatee Director of Public Safety Jake Saur, "signifying that structural collapse could occur at any time." >Manatee County Public Safety Department initially sent out emergency evacuation notices on Friday for those who were within half a mile of Piney Point, and by 11 a.m. Saturday, evacuation orders were extended to people within one mile north of the reservoir's stacks of phosphogypsum — a fertilizer waste product — and those within half a mile to the south of the site. Surrounding stretches of highway were also closed to traffic. >Mandatory evacuations were extended an additional half mile west and one mile southwest of the site on Saturday evening. Manatee County Public Safety Department said that 316 households are within the full evacuation area. >Phosphogypsum is the "radioactive waste" left over from processing phosophate ore into a state that can be used for fertilizer, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. >"In addition to high concentrations of radioactive materials, phosphogypsum and processed wastewater can also contain carcinogens and heavy toxic metals," the Center said in a statement on Saturday. "For every ton of phosphoric acid produced, the fertilizer industry creates 5 tons of radioactive phosphogypsum waste, which is stored in mountainous stacks hundreds of acres wide and hundreds of feet tall." >Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh said in a statement Saturday that the "public must heed that notice to avoid harm." >Officials are on site conducting a controlled release of water, roughly 22,000 gallons a minute. >The water that is currently being pumped out by officials in order to avoid a full collapse is a mix of sea water from a local dredge project, storm water and rain runoff. The water has not been treated. >"The water meets water quality standards for marine waters with the exception of pH, total phosphorus, total nitrogen and total ammonia nitrogen," the state said in a statement. "It is slightly acidic, but not at a level that is expected to be a concern, nor is it expected to be toxic." >Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried wrote a letter to DeSantis on Saturday urging an emergency session of the Florida cabinet to discuss the situation. She wrote that the leaking water is "contaminated, radioactive wastewater," and noted that this leak is not the property's first. >"For more than fifty years, this Central Florida mining operation has caused numerous human health and environmental disasters and incidents," Fried wrote. "There have been numerous, well-documented failures — which continue today — of the property's reservoir liner, including leaks, poor welds, holes, cracks and weaknesses that existed prior to purchase by the current owner, HRK Holdings, and exacerbated since." >Video of a Manatee County Commissioners meeting provided insight into what happened prior to the leak. On Thursday afternoon, Jeff Barath, a representative for HRK Holdings, the company that owns the site, appeared emotionally distressed while briefing the Manatee County Commissioners about the situation. >"I'm very sorry," he said. He told commissioners he had only slept a few hours that week because he was trying to fix the situation, and through tears, said he first noticed "increased conductivities within the site's seepage collection system" 10 days prior on March 22. This system, he said, offers drainage around the gypsum stacks. >He said he immediately notified FDEP of his concerns. >"The water was changing around the seepage. We went into a very aggressive monitoring program," he said, to find out where the seepage was coming from. >They discovered the south side of the stack system had "increased in conductivity" and that the acidity of the water, which is normally around a 4.6, had dropped to about a 3.5, which indicated an issue. >After a few days, the water chemistry had not improved and water flows were increasing from about 120 gallons a minute to more than 400 gallons per minute in less than 48 hours, Barath said. Last Saturday night, the flow rates increased to "rates that I could not even estimate to you," he said.
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>>14639 >Water was filling the stacks so quickly that the ground was starting to rise, Barath said. This "bulging" was temporarily stabilized but then extended hundreds of feet. >Barath submitted a report to the state on March 26, according to the state-run "Protecting Florida Together," website, which was created by DeSantis to allow more transparency about state water issues. >"I was anticipating that the gypstack itself was destabilizing at a very rapid rate and recommended that we consider an emergency discharge," he told commissioners. He said he feared that "overpressurizing" the system would result in "complete failure." >"I've spent most of my days and nights constantly monitoring all aspects of this gypstack system and identifying failure points within it," he said, noting that failure points were happening "constantly, I mean hourly." >The Florida Department of Environmental Protection said that it ordered the company to "take immediate action" to prevent further leaks. On March 30, the department said that "pipes at the facility are repaired" and controlled discharges were initiated to prevent any pressure buildup. >However, based on Barath's testimony at the meeting, the situation was far from over. He concluded his address by saying they were doing "everything possible to prevent a true catastrophe." >On Friday, another leak was detected in the south containment area of the facility. Despite overnight work to attempt to stop this and other leaks, Manatee Director of Public Safety Jake Saur said on Saturday that the situation was "escalating."
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I know it's old news, but wait a second... Articles got released today saying Egypt "cleared their backlog" but there's still hundreds of ships parked there compared to before if you check the maps. Did they really only finish clearing the midpoint and now everyone is claiming they cleared the backlog to manipulate stocks ease panic? There's a fuckton of ships passing through all at the same time still. https://www.vesselfinder.com/
>>14536 Is Beijing monitoring your posts janny? >China Signals Willingness to Further Open Up Its Military-Controlled Skies >China’s top leadership has set up a new air traffic management body in sign that the government is open to making more of the country’s tightly restricted airspace available to civilian use, which has long been blamed for chronic delays in domestic flights. >Although it remains unclear whether the new body is a replacement for China’s top air traffic control body, the Air Traffic Control Commission (ATCC), its creation could represent one of the biggest reforms of China’s airspace regulation in 35 years. >The new body, the central air traffic management committee, was reported Thursday by the state-run Xinhua News Agency. >Civil industry insiders cast the new body, which is led by Vice Premier Han Zheng, as a positive signal of policymakers’ efforts to speed up airspace reform in one of the world’s largest commercial airline markets, as the industry has long called for the military-dominated ATCC to allow more airspace for civil use to meet growing demand for passenger flights. >Unlike in many countries, where air space is restricted for military use only in limited areas, all of China’s airspace is entirely under military control, with only narrow lanes approved for civilian use. That has made it difficult for airlines to open new flight routes in the country, which is a primary contributor to flight delays. >Less than 30% of China’s airspace is available for commercial flights and other civilian aircraft, compared with about 90% of the airspace in the U.S. and Europe, Li Jun, a former deputy chief of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the civil aviation watchdog, said in a 2018 article (link in Chinese). >In recent years, the clash between China’s military and its airline industry over the use of airspace have become increasingly evident amid growing demand from both sides, a midlevel civil aviation official told Caixin. >Li said that airspace management reform had already reached the point where it required fundamental changes. “Insufficient airspace has become the biggest bottleneck restricting the development of civil aviation,” he said. https://archive.is/2sA83
https://archive.is/6aZGh >A second possible breach has been spotted at a toxic wastewater reservoir that's on the brink of collapse in central Florida, authorities said Monday. >A drone spotted the potential leak at 2 a.m. EDT as engineers and crew work around the clock to pump wastewater to safety from the Piney Point Reservoir, about 40 miles south of Tampa, officials said. >"An infrared drone identified a signature that could indicate a second breach" that caused a temporary evacuation of engineers working at the site, Manatee County Director of Public Safety Jacob Saur told reporters shortly after noon. >But "seepage rates remained steady overnight" at Piney Point, Saur said, adding that engineers "are back out at the site now and they're reassessing that." >Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-Florida, said he appreciated the work being done to pump water out of harm's way, but is still worried about a possible collapse. >The reservoir holds a mix of saltwater, fresh water, wastewater and fertilizer runoff, and Gov. Ron DeSantis told Floridians on Sunday that crews are working around the clock to prevent a collapse and possible “catastrophic flood.” >A breach at the old phosphate plant reservoir could gush out 300 million gallons in a 20-foot-high wall of water, Manatee County officials have said. >Stretches of U.S. Highway 41 have been closed off and residents of 316 homes already evacuated. And a local jail a mile away from the 77-acre pond has been evacuated. How common would incidents like this become if general conscription were enacted in the US for whatever reason?
>>14640 That's an interesting one. I wonder if "radioactive" in this case is significant, or just being thrown around to lend gravitas to the situation. Lots of shit is radioactive. Much of it won't hurt you.
>>14669 The natural state of uranium and thorium isn't that significant a concern, given our 120 year maximum lifespans Strelok. That stuff is literally everywhere on the planet. The problem with phosphogypsum is that it concentrates them as residual byproducts of the processing, and then concentrates all that concentrate into yuge gypstacks. Long-term exposure to these stacks is a problem, and it's compounded by the fact runoff water carries this stuff around in solute form. The water is hyped by the commercial media to generate hype and fear, but running it off into the ocean has few concerns for humans -- just keep your kids out of it. The gypstacks themselves are the real long-term problem. You wouldn't want to dump a pile of depleted uranium rounds near your house, right? Kind of like that just lower Geiger counts. >fun fact Potassium is radioactive, too. Put a Geiger counter near a bunch of bananas after your next trip to the grocery.
>>14667 >monitoring me Probably not (One can never be 100% certain). It's been a discussion that's been ongoing in CAAC (Think FAA) for the last ~10-15 years. Originally they planned to do that around 2015-2016 but the whole trump trade war shenanigans fucked up the supply chain for aircraft (Chinese carriers are usually using Airbus/Boeing and not ILs or their domestic builds). It took them sometime to popularize the domestic brand. My guess they would do it in 2022, but it seems they are quite confident on the current president in the USA, or desperate because they think the GOP will take the house/senate in 2022, not sure which. The original plan was drafted back in around 2002-4 tbh but Hu Jintao (the former party secretary) wasn't strong enough to force a change through. Xi on the other hand certainly has the backing to force it through, question is will he survive the backlash from the military and the party secretaries? You have to remember in China there are four competing factions in general: The party (Which is splintered into factions and thus represented by the Politburo standing committee, the civilian non party (generally minor player, aka blue checkmark thots), the military (represented by the central military committee , the MSS (They are represented by the ministry of supervision/ justice systems). Xi's reforms to the CMC in 2015 shook up the military pretty heavily, I am not sure if they are filled with lackey loyalists like the great purge era under stalin, but there seems to be at least some degree of talent in military modernization as evidenced in the type 625 SPAGG prototype (it's a unmanned version of the ZBL-08 IFV). I don't know much about point air defence/ SPAAGS, so take the below with a grain of salt, the person who wrote this article seems to work at China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation due to his knowledge of the FCS and the electronic aspects of the weapon. I've translated the portion of the article in question below. Bear in mind some of these terms are quite technical so they might not make sense: The 625 protoype has a 6x25mm set of autocannons, is light, and has newly developed FCS [Skipping the propaganda talk...] The 25mm auto cannon carriage is 25x 287mm (Is that even an actual autocannon sized projectile???), The chamber pressure is higher than 430 Mpa, muzzle velocity up to 1150m/s, shell weight 670g 2ith 25g of HE, with a conical shaped fragmentation diameter of 5-6m. At the same time, due to the 25mm being smaller than the 35mm, the rate of fire is around 2000rpm versus the old 35mm SPAG (PGZ 88 and PGZ 63 iirc) of 888 rpm. [... More propaganda skipped] The 625 prototype utilizes a rotary barrel autocannon (Like a gattling gun), this new technology is also aided with 4 guided/infrared missiles (it's inaccurate here, I suspect its misses and not guidance systems as it could read due to the picture). It is planned for these new units to enter integration into the field at the brigade level as a point defense item. The estimated radius of intercept for small and light objects is expected to be between 3000-6000m. At the same time search, firecontrol radar and TV guided (literally: Electrical-probe system??) are mounted on the top of the vehicle, and thus can track and intercept a target at a max range of 10,000m in ideal conditions (which in tibet, is never), and can actively weapon track (By this I think it means track the flight path and thus engage at any time) 6-10 targets at once. It is expected there will be a centralized brigade HQ FCS and radar collator which should allow for the vehicle to engage targets without its radar. https://www.163.com/dy/article/G20STOKA05158C06.html tl;dr. PLA made a protoype of a SPAGG based off the tunguska concept with the M163 VADS gattling gun, and a possibly downsized crotale missle. (The 2K22 missles are optical/radar guided whereas the crotale is optical/ir/radar guided) Judging from the pictures, that's not in Lhasa because it's much more hilly terrain but lower elevation (and much more vegetation), I'd place it in བྲག་ཡིབ་གྲོང་ or Bayi, a town in ཉིང་ཁྲི་གྲོང་ཁྱེར། or Nyingchi prefecture. It's the only place to receive consistent rainfall that's also technologically stable enough to see trees grow that large, there's also not the characteristic rainbow stripe like soil coloration found in the far eastern end of Tibet In regards to the gif. Was the Tibetan Military region receiving new equipment of HQ-17s (Chinese version of Tor with IFF and better radar), it shows 4 Launcher units with radar, a reloading vehicle, a command vehicle (centralizing the unit radar coverage), and a possible ammo vehicle (it's at the far left end).
>>14673 >double post I made a few errors and I can't be damned to delete this because god damn it the upload speed is atrocious. I meant "tectonic stablity", not technologically stable in regards to the deployment location. It says the 265 is unmanned, this can mean completely autonomous, or that there is no gunner and there is only a driver+radio/radar operator, OR it could mean the turret is unmanned (This is implied). I also forgot to mention. Those vehicles in the gif seemed to be intentionally covered up. This would mean that the vehicles are domestically produced dongfeng and not the MZKT chassis. Why they would do this I do not know. Maybe to keep the russians from screeching about licensing? Very strange for the decision to cover up domestic logos when Xi has been pushing hard for domestic adoption of domestic vehcles.
>>14669 From what I'm reading the concern is mostly over radium and radon.
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It looks like the Turks will build this, and that's fun because they can argue that this is not covered by the Montreux convention and they are free to let any ship they want to pass.
>>14751 They've been dabbling with this project for a while now haven't they?
>>14758 Because the international community has pretty strict rules about natural waterways, but you can do whatever the fuck you want with an artificial waterway and nobody can stop you since it's part of your territory. It will be interesting to see what happens with the Northwest Passage as the Earth gets warmer.

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