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  1. asmithaxe

    The Politics Thread

    It was on a bunch of news outlets about 2 weeks ago: https://news.google.com/search?q=lucas heights&hl=en-AU&gl=AU&ceid=AU%3Aen
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    The Politics Thread

    There have been a number of nuclear accidents since Chernobyl. There was Japan, which not only polluted the local area, but involved a airborne material drifting toward Tokyo, and they have identified low level nuclear material in the water as far away as north america. Also a tunnel collapse at a reprocessing plant in the US which exposed a number of workers and discharged radioactive dust into the atmosphere. A French power plant discharged contaminated water into the local environment. And apparently ANSTO is a bit slack with the only nuclear facility we have here in Australia. Not exactly risk free.
  3. asmithaxe

    The Politics Thread

    I misunderstood. I thought you were saying that those countries were majority nuclear power.
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    The Politics Thread

    Not true about Canada. Nuclear makes up only 14% of there electricity generation (2011 numbers, but no new nuclear power plants in that time). https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/sites/www.nrcan.gc.ca/files/www/pdf/publications/emmc/renewable_energy_e.pdf Not true for US either. Nuclear: 20%. Renewable: 17%. https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3 And looks like not true for Europe either: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Electricity_production,_consumption_and_market_overview#Electricity_generation In fact, from 2006 - 2016, Europe went from 29.4 % to 25.7 % from Nuclear, so it's actually reducing.
  5. asmithaxe

    The Politics Thread

    Seems like where you see political correctness, I see a lack of respect calling someone by a derogatory name. I don't know if what you say is correct, but it sure as hell doesn't justify the previous name calling.
  6. asmithaxe

    UTA 2019

    Signed up for my first 100k.
  7. asmithaxe

    Wrist based heart rate monitor

    I've compared my 935 with OHR against my 910 with chest strap while running, and they were always within a few beats of each other. The OHR works great for me, but I have quite pale skin and white arm hairs. However, like someone said above, it's problematic on the road and tri bikes. I think it's the way my wrist is while riding (bent) compared to running (straight), that it gets light seepage that throws it off. For some reason I don't have the same problem on the mountain bike, but my wrist is in a more straight position it seems. The 935 is an awesome watch.
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    The Politics Thread

    So just like how the mining companies and banks work.
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    The Politics Thread

    I guess when you think about it, both the right and the left of politics is getting what they want: Dutton for PM. Double down by making Barnaby Deputy PM again, and maybe making Abbott the lib Deputy, and both sides will think it's Christmas. The only people being left out are those of us in the middle.
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    The Politics Thread

    You guys are hilarious. I'm not supporting Shorten, but I'm over Abbott running/ruining the country.
  11. asmithaxe

    XC or trail for beginner?

    What makes you choose 27.5 over 29? Currently working on the Minister of Finance to upgrade my 26.
  12. asmithaxe

    Retirement sale.

    What other stuff? Do you have a list somewhere?
  13. asmithaxe

    Bike shipping to Roth 2017

    @Youngy2, did you end up leaving the bike at Munich airport? Can you provide any details?
  14. asmithaxe

    TA Membership time

    Auto-renew off. Mostly a member for the insurance coverage. Discounted entry fees distant 2nd priority. No other reason.
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    Port 2018 - new age group

    This is a great self test. Will keep this in mind. Thanks for that!
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