Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80

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DavidL

Quote from: The Letter R on October 30, 2018, 09:24:18 am

Surely the question should be, before they starting fracking how many earthquakes were recorded in the area vs after they started - looking at the link you posted in the last 100 days of the last 31 recorded earthquakes 29 were in Blackpool the first one just days after fracking started. Between end of 25 July and 12 October there were no recorded earthquakes in that area - so the correlation of fracking and seismic activity is quite strong I would say.
In my opinion there are better ways at sourcing energy for this country other than fracking - more investment in Solar is particularly needed along with wind and wave / hydro electric power.
You can't frac without, ahem.........fracturing rock. Seismic activity is inevitable.

Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: The Letter R on October 30, 2018, 09:24:18 am

Surely the question should be, before they starting fracking how many earthquakes were recorded in the area vs after they started - looking at the link you posted in the last 100 days of the last 31 recorded earthquakes 29 were in Blackpool the first one just days after fracking started. Between end of 25 July and 12 October there were no recorded earthquakes in that area - so the correlation of fracking and seismic activity is quite strong I would say.

I see DavidL has already said what I was going to, but fracturing rock creates quakes. The trouble is the general public (unwashed and uneducated to a man - and woman) equate earthquakes with DISASTER whereas it has to be about magnitude 2 - over ten times stronger - before you can feel it, and then you have to be directly over it. I've felt a magnitude 5 earthquake - 10,000 times stronger than these fracking ones - it made some cupboards rattle
QuoteIn my opinion there are better ways at sourcing energy for this country other than fracking - more investment in Solar is particularly needed along with wind and wave / hydro electric power.

Ah yes, solar power in the land of no sun :);)
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Bisto

October 30, 2018, 22:24:01 pm #1037 Last Edit: November 01, 2018, 09:47:53 am by Bisto
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döm

Quote from: Bisto on October 30, 2018, 22:24:01 pm
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Sounds a lot more dangerous than fracking !
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Slim

October 30, 2018, 23:48:57 pm #1039 Last Edit: October 30, 2018, 23:53:02 pm by Slim
Quote from: The Letter R on October 30, 2018, 09:24:18 am

Surely the question should be, before they starting fracking how many earthquakes were recorded in the area vs after they started - looking at the link you posted in the last 100 days of the last 31 recorded earthquakes 29 were in Blackpool the first one just days after fracking started. Between end of 25 July and 12 October there were no recorded earthquakes in that area - so the correlation of fracking and seismic activity is quite strong I would say.
In my opinion there are better ways at sourcing energy for this country other than fracking - more investment in Solar is particularly needed along with wind and wave / hydro electric power.

That's something of a false dichotomy - it's not either / or.  Solar and wind power alone aren't going to provide our energy needs. I'm not sure they could do that if the entire landscape was covered in solar panels with wind turbines poking up out of the spaces inbetween them.
I'm not too bothered about minor earth tremors either - we were never this risk averse when digging coal out of the ground.
But today's simple pleasures have little or nothing to do with fracking.
The first is that Commons officials have confirmed that MPs do not have legal veto over a no-deal Brexit. Our MPs can reject whatever deal Theresa comes back with, as I hope and expect they will. Then one of two things will happen. The EU will try a bit harder to compromise, or we will leave the EU, cleanly and elegantly, without a deal. What won't happen is that Parliament will force the people to remain prisoners of the EU, against the better judgement they expressed in June 2016.

Or they will accept Theresa's deal.
But either way, we are out of that turdwipe European superstate project on March 29th. It's a belter, isn't it?
The other simple pleasure is that I took an exam for a professional certification I've been studying for for a while, and I passed it. All about Cloud infrastructure architecture. Fascinating stuff.

Not a bad day.

döm

Can't see how a no deal brexit will be clean or elegant. The opposite is much closer to the truth. Not to mention hugely damaging for the vast majority.
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The Letter R

Quote from: Slim on October 30, 2018, 23:48:57 pm

The other simple pleasure is that I took an exam for a professional certification I've been studying for for a while, and I passed it. All about Cloud infrastructure architecture. Fascinating stuff.

Not a bad day.



Congratulations! 8)

zoony

Quote from: döm on October 31, 2018, 01:32:42 am
Can't see how a no deal brexit will be clean or elegant. The opposite is much closer to the truth. Not to mention hugely damaging for the vast majority.



There's already a thread for you to spout your Brexit shit in Dom. Please don't spoil this one as well mate.

döm

Quote from: zoony on November 01, 2018, 13:40:36 pm

There's already a thread for you to spout your Brexit shit in Dom. Please don't spoil this one as well mate.



I responded to another post about the topic in this thread.



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zoony

Quality time with my 5 week old grandson.

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Only saw this today.
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Ageing metalheads escape care home for moshing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45087070



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Matt2112

Today is 90125 35 :)

And apparently Asia Bibi has been flown out of Pakistan and into this century.

Two very different reasons for celebration.
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Nïckslïkk2112

King Crimson being even better than last night. Stunning.
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Straight Shooter

Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 08, 2018, 01:42:17 am
King Crimson being even better than last night. Stunning.

Much changes to the set Nick?


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Quote from: Matt2112 on November 07, 2018, 23:22:35 pm
Today is 90125 35 :)

Still a wonderful album. When I started buying CDs the following year, it was my very first  :)
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