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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.
how would you fund and supply a nationless army? Middle eastern armies like the taliban and ISIS sell heroin but is there a better more organized way to fund armies? how does boko haram get funding? is it just randsom? who is selling them all their ammo? id like to get very in depth if possible.
>>15000 three words and two are "intelligence agency"
>>13348 https://archive.md/x53FW >The Holos generator is a subcritical nuclear reactor design uses fewer nuclear pebbles so that all of the nuclear material never reaches criticality. It is subcritical in operation and it remains subcritical in all emergency scenarios. There is never enough nuclear material for a criticality event.It never gets over 1,127°C. Steel melts at 1370°C. No matter what the steel structure never melts. Cheaper because it is fully integrated at the factory with fuel, reactor and turbine machinery in a shipping container. Costs are minimized by eliminating the balance of plant. The Holos generator solely relies on air cooling.
>>15157 cue retards screeching about dirty bombs
>>15157 Couldn't these be used to power fully unmanned merchant ships?
>>15161 Yes, and you could also use them to power fully manned merchant ships, or make fully unmanned merchant ships powered by something else.
>>15162 >tfw no hohols from the zone accidentally/deliberately throwing a spent fuel pebbles overboard in the Suez during sportsball practice >tfw no hueg scandal after livestock on carriers that passed through the Suez is found to be contaminated
>>15157 You could put that into a vehicle, mount a laser on it, and have a reasonably mobile AA weapon.
>>15376 Or replace diesel-electric trains with nuclear ones. Especially on very long routes (think of Russia), I can see a small nuclear power plant being comparably priced to electrifying the whole line.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobusuke_Kishi >In 1926–27, Kishi traveled around the world to study industry and industrial policy in various industrialised states around the world, such as the United States, Germany, and the Soviet Union.[11] In 1929, he was deeply "shocked and impressed" with the Soviet first five-year plan, which left him a convinced believer in state-sponsored industrial development.[11] Besides the Five Year Plan, which left Kishi with an obsession with economic planning, Kishi was also greatly impressed with the labor management theories of Frederick Winslow Taylor in the United States, the German policy of industrial cartels and the high status of German technological engineers within the German business world.[12][11] >Kishi was one of the more prominent members of a group of "reform bureaucrats" within the Japanese government who favored a statist model of economic development with the state guiding and directing the economy.[13] From 1933 onwards, Kishi regularly attacked democracy in his speeches and praised Nazi Germany as a model for Japan.[14] Very similar in their thinking as regards the "reform bureaucrats" in their plans to do away with laissez faire capitalism were the "total war" faction within the Imperial Japanese Army who wanted Japan to become a totalitarian "national defense state" whose economy would be geared entirely towards supporting the military.[15] In the early 1930s, Kishi forged an alliance between the "total war" school in the military and the "reform bureaucrats" in the civil service.[16] >In September 1931, the Kwantung Army seized the Chinese region of Manchuria ruled by the warlord Zhang Xueliang, the "Young Marshal", and turned it into the nominally independent "Empire of Manchukuo" supposedly ruled by the Emperor Puyi. Manchukuo was a sham, and in reality it was a Japanese colony; Manchuko had all the trappings of a state, but it was not a real country.[16] All of the ministers in the Manchukuo government were Chinese or Manchus, but all of the deputy ministers were Japanese, and these were the men who really ruled Manchukuo. Kishi visited Manchukuo several times starting in the fall of 1931, where he quickly became friends with the leading officers in the Kwantung Army.[6] >As an important bureaucrat in Tokyo, Kishi played a major role in forcing out the private shareholders in the South Manchuria Railway company, which was the largest corporation in Asia at the time, so that the Kwantung Army could become a shareholder instead.[6] Kishi's uncle, Yōsuke Matsuoka, was president of the South Manchuria Railroad, and Kishi advised his uncle that making an alliance with the Kwantung Army was in the best interests of the corporation, and had the additional benefit of winning Kishi much goodwill from the officers of the Kwantung Army, who appreciated getting their share of the South Manchuria Railroad company's profits.[6] Besides the railroads, the South Manchuria Railroad company also owned oil fields, hotels, ports, telephone lines, mines and the telegraph lines in Manchuria, making it the dominant corporation in Manchuria.[6] >Right from the start, the Japanese Army planned to turn Manchukuo into the industrial powerhouse of the Japanese empire and carried out a policy of forced industrialization with a reckless disregard for human life; the model for Manchukuo was the Soviet First Five Year Plan.[16] Deeply distrustful of capitalism, the military completely excluded the zaibatsu from investing in Manchukuo, and instead all industrial development in Manchuria was carried out by state-owned corporations.[16] Reflecting the military's ideas about the "national defense state", Manchukuo's industrial development was focused completely upon heavy industry such as steel production for the purposes of arms manufacture.[16] In 1935, Kishi was appointed Manchukuo's Deputy Minister of Industrial Development.[16] Kishi was given complete control of Manchukuo's economy by the military, with the authority to do whatever he liked just as long as industrial growth was increased.[17]
>>18804 >After his appointment, Kishi persuaded the military to allow private capital into Manchukuo, successfully arguing that the military's policy of having the state-owned corporations leading Manchukuo's industrial development was costing the Japanese state too much money.[16] Kishi envisioned a "planned economy" for Manchukuo where bureaucrats such as himself would direct the zaibatsu into selected industries, which would create the necessary industrial basis for the "national defense state".[18] In place of the previous policy of "one industry, one firm" for Manchukuo, Kishi brought in a new policy of "all industries, one firm".[16] One of the zaibatsu that Kishi selected to invest in Manchukuo, the Nissan group, was headed by another of Kishi's uncles.[19] In order to make it profitable for the zaibatsu to invest in Manchukuo, Kishi had a policy of lowering the wages of the workers to the lowest possible point, even below the "line of necessary social reproduction" as he once put it.[20] The purpose of Manchukuo was to provide the industrial basis for the "national defense state" with Driscoll noting "Kishi's planned economy was geared towards production goals and profit taking, not competition with other Japanese firms; profit come primarily from rationalizing labor costs as much as possible. The ne plus ultra of wage rationalization would be withholding pay altogether-that is unremunerated forced labor."[21] >Kishi favored giant conglomerates as the engines of industrial growth as the best way of achieving economics of scale. The system that Kishi pioneered in Manchuria of a state-guided economy where corporations made their investments on government orders later served as the model for Japan's post-1945 development, albeit not with same level of brutal exploitation as in Manchukuo.[28] Later on, Kishi's statist model for economic development was adopted in South Korea and China, albeit not executed with anywhere near the same brutality as in Manchuria.[28] >In 1936, Kishi was one of the drafters of a proposed 3.13 billion yen Five Year Plan, which was intended to drastically increase industrial production both within Manchukuo and Japan itself to the point that Japan could fight a total war by 1941.[29] Kishi's "communistic" Five Year Plan created much opposition from the zaibatsu, who were not keen to see his statist Manchurian system extended to Japan; not the least because in Kishi's system, the purpose of private enterprise was to serve the state rather than make a profit, and in December 1936 following an extensive lobbying campaign by the industrialists, the Five Year Plan was rejected by the Imperial Diet.[30] However, the Five Year Plan, which rejected for Japan, went ahead in Manchukuo.[31] The intention of the Five Year Plan was to focus on heavy industry for military purposes and to vastly increase production of coal, steel, electricity and weapons.[31] One of the corporations founded for the Five Year Plan was the state-owned Manchurian Corporation for Development of Heavy Industry in 1937, which in its first year, had 5.2 billion yen invested in it by the Japanese state, making it by far the largest capital project in the Japanese empire; the total expenditure by the state for 1937 was 2.5 billion yen and for 1938 3.2 billion yen.[31] The Japanese historian Hotta Eri wrote that never before in Japanese history had the state ever embarked upon such a gigantic project such as the Five Year Plan.[31] >The Japanese conscripted hundreds of thousands of Chinese as slave labor to work in Manchukuo's heavy industrial plants. In 1937, Kishi signed a decree calling for the use of slave labour to be conscripted both in Manchukuo and in northern China, stating that in these "times of emergency" (i.e. war with China), industry needed to grow at all costs, and slavery would have to be used as the money to pay the workers was not there.[32] The American historian Mark Driscoll wrote that just as African slaves were taken to the New World on the "Middle Passage", it would be right to speak of the "Manchurian Passage" as vast numbers of Chinese peasants were rounded up to be taken as slaves to Manchukuo.[33] Starting in 1938 and continuing to 1945, about one million Chinese were taken every year to work as slaves in Manchukuo.[34] The harsh conditions of Manchukuo were well illustrated by the Fushun coal mine, which at any given moment had about 40,000 men working as miners, of whom about 25,000 had to be replaced every year as their predecessors had died due to poor working conditions and low living standards.[31] I wonder how these policies would work today. With automatization you don't need to draft millions of bugmen to run your industrial machine, but maintaining it during prolonged periods of peace seems to be an issue.
>>18804 Kishi sounds pretty based. Very practical minded person. Archaic a bit to contemporary age, I wonder how close his economic process was to Kantrovich.
>>18804 >totalitarian Any Wikipedia page that has buzzwords like that is obvious ideological bias. Best not to take such page seriously and look at primary sources.
‘World first’ as hydrogen used to power commercial steel production https://archive.md/BrSxb >Hydrogen has been used to power commercial steel production for the first time, replacing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the source of high-temperature heat at a pilot project in Sweden. Swedish steel maker Ovako’s trial at its Hofors steel mill, in conjunction with hydrogen producer Linde Gas, showed that H2 had no affect on the quality of steel. >Ovako already uses electric-arc furnaces powered by renewable energy to melt scrap steel and produce its base product, but LNG to provide the heat at its rolling mills — where pre-produced steel is passed through pairs of rollers that reduce its thickness and makes the thickness uniform. >Both green and blue hydrogen are currently expensive to produce, available in limited quantities and would increase the cost of steel production, so companies are reluctant to make the switch — unless the clean H2 was subsidised in some way. With this technology you can completely eliminate coal from the equation, because to make hydrogen gas you need water and electricity, and both steel mills and nuclear power plants need a lot of water, so they are usually located next to rivers anyway. And you might even substitute iron ore with just scrap iron, especially in a total war situation where you draft large segment of the population, and you might as well melt down their cars to turn them into tanks.
>>18980 >because to make hydrogen gas you need water and electricity, and both steel mills and nuclear power plants need a lot of water, so they are usually located next to rivers anyway. Sorry mate, but no. There's such a thing as the laws of physics, you know (specifically the Second Law of Thermodynamics). Perpetual-motion Machines don't real. The energy cost of electrolysis to extract H2 + O from H2O far outstrip the energy potential stored in these products of the process. I imagine the article suggests otherwise (didn't read it lol b/c the great Cuckflare Wall pick a different archiver, strelok) and conveniently overlooks the basic fact that almost all hydrogen production comes directly from the natural gas itself.
>>18981 >The energy cost of electrolysis to extract H2 + O from H2O far outstrip the energy potential stored in these products of the process Electrolysis needs so much power that a nuclear power plant is just not enough?
>>18981 Did you even read the entire headline before writing that post? This has nothing to do with generating electricity.
>>18981 Coal is needed as a metallurgical component in steel retard, he isn't talking about hydrogen power plants.
>>18980 They say right in the article that it's extremely costly, faggot. Costly = requires infrastructure that attributes to the carbon footprint and affects the end user's bottom line.
>>18993 Friendo, we are on the board dedicated to weapons and warfare, not environmentalism and penny-pinching. A steel mill that only needs electricity, water, and either iron ore or scarp iron is easier to deal with than a steel mill that also needs a constant supply of coal. Water is available on-site, and you could power the steel mill with those miniature nuclear power plant discussed before, and at that point you only need to worry about the iron. If you remember what happened with German industry during ww2 once the Amis started bombing railway chokepoints, you might see why a significantly more self-sufficient steel mill is relevant to the thread.
>>18992 >as a metallurgical component The headline literally says "power". They're not talking about the metallurgy. It's being burned for heat. At least his misunderstanding of "power" as electrical power rather than heat is a reasonable mistake if he read the headline without being able to access the rest of the article, but your confusion doesn't even make sense.
>>19004 >a reasonable mistake if he read the headline without being able to access the rest of the article, >>18980 >Hydrogen has been used to power commercial steel production for the first time, replacing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the source of high-temperature heat at a pilot project in Sweden.
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How do Hohols and the current Russian military deal with распу́тица these days?
>>18996 I'll have to go back and read the thread, but based on my experience with industrial settings, there's virtually no difference in how you run the mill after you exceed about a million dollars worth of product. Once you get into those dollar amounts, energy costs start to become trivial and heat dissipation is actually a bigger deal. The thing about hydrolysis is that it doesn't upscale so good and requires more energy than you put into it to produce since you are creating fuel to burn, not just burning fuel. It works if you can gravity-feed the system or store energy using solar if you live along one of the two 35-45 degree global belts, maybe wind on particularly windy islands, but steel mills require a lot more energy and you would need a Frito Lay Sunchips sized solar power station to store that kind of potential energy. You know the one that's an old marvel of the world and got featured in New Vegas.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakhalin%E2%80%93Hokkaido_Tunnel How autistic would it be to use standard gauge for the tunnel? There are plenty of wagons with variable gauge axes that can switch between broad and standard in Europe, and the Japanese also have projects to develop wagons that can switch between narrow and standard. They could lay standard gauge in the tunnel, build container terminals in both end, and just have both kind of variable gauge wagons go back-and-forth, and around the terminals they both could build dual gauge tracks for themselves (narrow and standard for the Japs, standard and broad for the Ruskies). Of course, there is still the problem of the Japanese having their own specific kind of shipping containers.
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>>19112 Or there is the significantly more sensible alternative of building a triple gauge track that can handle mixes all three of them into one. Although I can't find an example that combines standard gauge with 1067mm and 1520mm, but that shouldn't be that different from what is on the second picture. Even more, the 1067mm would be more of a bonus in that case, and you could use all around Russia. Although I have no idea why would a Japanese railcar show up in Poland.
https://yewtu.be/watch?v=pH0oafZKiDY This is some nice train autism, and helps you imagine why train schedules at the beginning of ww1 were so important, and why bombing the German rail yards in ww2 crippled their industry.
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>due to Corona-chan's popularity waning the demand for oil and natural gas suddenly went up after it was about to hit rock bottom in 2020 >meanwhile the EU set up a new, completely speculative market for natural gas as an alternative to the old system of fixed long term contracts, thinking that Russians will have to constantly compete with LNG from all over the world >now all the LNG goes to Asia, as they pay a premium for it, mostly because Shina suddenly decided to get rid of coal burning power plants (causing frequent blackouts in the process) >Russia also delivered a lot less gas both in 2020 and 2021, so all the European reservoirs are empty >a lot of said reservoirs were also bought up by the Russian, as they were up for sale as part of setting up the new market >the cost of electric power is also up, as there's not enough gas, and all these fancy renewable sources were underperforming the last few weeks >and some 400 000 truck drivers are missing from Europe >and according to long term forecasts this is going to be one of the coldest winters in Europe in recent memory
>>19658 >all these fancy renewable sources were underperforming the last few weeks It's kinda funny that they installed them to "tackle" climate change but then they're vulnerable to the effects of a change in climate making them useless.
>>19658 Don't forget that Germany is shuttering some of its nukes, which make up 13% of their electricity produced, this winter because Merkel pissed herself over Fukushima. Blackouts are to be expected. As an upside, there'll be a lot less urbanites come spring. Country folk have wood stoves as backup. >>19668 They're useless as it is. Only reason they're "economical" is that cheap fossil fuels are used to produce them. Nobody could afford renewables produced with renewables. And that's leaving out the far, far higher risk of blackouts and brownouts with renewables because they're inherently at the mercy of mother nature and there's no way to build enough batteries to compensate for all that risk. For example, it's entirely possible to have a year with very little wind, or a lot of cloud cover. Replacing predictable energy sources with unpredictable sources is a losing proposition.
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>>19669 >Replacing predictable energy sources with unpredictable sources is a losing proposition. Don't worry, you don't need a manufacturing base when you can just order everything that you need from China thanks to globalized supply chains(tm).
>>19669 Don't the northern cities have radiative water heating utilities powered by geothermal? Or am I thinking of Canada? >Year of little wind/sun While in general I agree that renewables are not a permanent fuel source nor are they even cost-effective as an alternative/auxiliary system most of the time, there are many places on Earth where you do consistently have solar (the two 35-40 degree belts outside areas of heavy rainfall, which are rare in those belts) and consistently have wind (Great Plains, parts of Scotland, etc.). Germany's problem is that they are north of the ideal solar area and they are also not along any major wind pattern areas, so relying on either is fucking retarded since only small parts of Germany are even cost-effective for windmills.
>>19669 I also haven't mentioned that the fertilizer industry uses natural gas as raw material, and many of the plants in Europe scaled back their production, or outright shut down to the time being. And of course the price of fertilizer goes up globally, and that will also make food more expensive. And I take I don't have to point out that the costs of energy and transportation directly tie to everything, and that inflation is also up everywhere. I don't think that we will see a sudden collapse, but if it keeps up then most of an average person's salary will go towards basic necessities, and maybe some segments of the population will be simply priced out of life.
>>19669 >Replacing predictable energy sources with unpredictable sources is a losing proposition. Even if you could predict that source, they can't produce enough energy. I went to a geothermal power plant where they were conducting a solar panel experiment, they had a lot of different types of solar panels with no movement, 2 axis movement, 3 axis movement. At the end, they needed a shit load of land to produce what the geothermal power plant was producing and of course batteries for the night. The 3 axis movement solar panel were great at producing more energy, but if something happened and it stopped working correctly, they needed to hire some guy in europa to come and fix it. Yes, it wasn't FOSS, so they let the damn thing sit there broken. Solar panels can be useful for some situations, in my third world shit country the domestic sector has a subsidy, because people are "poor," so they get cheaper energy. What the government should do is sell solar panels to the domestic sector at affordable prices along side a yearly maintenance so that they know those damn things are still working. That way they can slowly cancel the subsidy and steal the money for themselves. Anyway the solution for fossil energy is nuclear energy, but people too retarded to realize that.
Here is a random link from an academic that goes into logistics, very interesting site: https://www.hgwdavie.com/blog/2017/5/25/the-tempo-of-operations-in-the-railway-age Anyone have anything relating to the foraging operations in preindustrial armies? I am not sure how it works, most accounts I have found are vague in antidotal stories and general concepts.
>>19703 "Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome" describes a harvesting operation of a Roman legion in Gaul that ends up going very wrong. In short, stores in a marching fort that's been occupied for longer than planned are running low and it's harvest time, so the commander (a legate, IIRC) sends out a unit of men (I think it was two centuries, but it could've been a cohort as well). They get a couple empty carts and sickles, but march out in full equipment since the enemy might ambush them. When harvesting, a platoon of men would stand watch with weapons, while the others grabbed the harvesting equipment and cut grain stalks and throw them on the cart (bundling them together too, I think). They then end up getting ambushed by cavalry, retreat with the full cart towards the fort, but end up forming up on a hill near the fort, where they get cut down to a man.
>>19703 >foraging in pre-industrial armies. A few of the older Chinese works go in to great detail since it was considered a key component. But they are in old Chinese. I'll give you an example. There is the "tuntian" system historically before the middle ages where soldiers would train in the winter, but work in the harvest and sowing in an area. These "Soldiers" (I believe the proper term nowdays would be auxilaries or reservists) would be called up as needed when conflict arose. There's a lot discuss about bluffing the enemy. One famous instance is where a general was matched up against someone who was very cautious (think Montgomery), so he got soldiers to build straw soldiers with weapons, got the drummers to drum louder than usual, lit up more bonfires. He then took the majority of his force to steal what would be the enemies harvest dressed in plain clothes during the night.
>>19658 https://archive.vn/Z8JYv It would seem Europe's plan is to act as a middle-man and either directly sell gas or supply gas to Ukraine via Slovakia instead of helping them to transition to an agricultural/industrial economy. More importantly based on what I'm reading, the Germans and French are planning long-term to siphon any talent left in the Ukraine off to other Western countries via educational/business programs, exacerbating the situation further. At this point I suspect the EU wants Russia to go to war with Ukraine in order to absolve themselves of their responsibility to try and help fix the Ukraine problem, but they can't say it outright else Ukraine might try fleeing to nearby states instead of only letting their talented slip through the cracks into EU clutches.
>>13232 Any anons ITT ever tried foxhole? It really soothes my autism to make guns and ammo and medical supplies and then truck them around to places.

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