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    Man successful in specific industry denies bias in favour of specific industry
    We are successful in a basically all sustainable energy-related technologies, I've got no specific bias in favour of batteries. We own a peaking portfolio, CHP, EfW, wind, solar, biomass, AD. No coal or nuclear and we dont run an interconnector but that's about it.
    But you said you have no customers? So you are not in engineering... Are you just trading investing, lmao?
    If you dont know what project development is that's your problem.
    You don't have a marketing or product. You don't have customers. You don't have engineers.

    So you run a green energy hedge fund? It sure looks like you run a green energy hedge fund from what you're saying.
    Notice how lallante did not dispute that
    I didnt even notice it. The majority of employees of my company are engineers. We arent a hedge fund or a financial investor, we design and build stuff.

    If you think "YoU dOnT bUiLd StUfF bEcAuSe tHe gUy weARiNg tHe HaRd HaT iS yOuR sUbConTraCtor" is a good argument I dont know what to tell you. That's not how the world works. A given project has dozens of subcontractors doing different specialist roles. Yet we designed, owned, funded, procured and managed the process, secured the land, the grid connection, any subsidy, all the contracts that make it happen; it's our project and in any sensible understanding of how construction works we are the ones building it notwithstanding that I dont personally go on site with a hammer and nails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
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    Man successful in specific industry denies bias in favour of specific industry
    We are successful in a basically all sustainable energy-related technologies, I've got no specific bias in favour of batteries. We own a peaking portfolio, CHP, EfW, wind, solar, biomass, AD. No coal or nuclear and we dont run an interconnector but that's about it.
    But you said you have no customers? So you are not in engineering... Are you just trading investing, lmao?
    If you dont know what project development is that's your problem.
    You don't have a marketing or product. You don't have customers. You don't have engineers.

    So you run a green energy hedge fund? It sure looks like you run a green energy hedge fund from what you're saying.
    Notice how lallante did not dispute that
    I didnt even notice it. The majority of employees of my company are engineers. We arent a hedge fund or a financial investor, we design and build stuff.

    If you think "YoU dOnT bUiLd StUfF bEcAuSe tHe gUy weARiNg tHe HaRd HaT iS yOuR sUbConTraCtor" is a good argument I dont know what to tell you. That's not how the world works. A given project has dozens of subcontractors doing different specialist roles. Yet we designed, owned, funded, procured and managed the process, secured the land, the grid connection, any subsidy, all the contracts that make it happen; it's our project and in any sensible understanding of how construction works we are the ones building it notwithstanding that I dont personally go on site with a hammer and nails.
    Should have said so in the first place. I would consider subcontractors as having those specialists on payroll for the sake of this discussion.

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    And for all those pointing their fingers at China re COČ emission, here's an insighful chart. It shows how much each entity has contributed to the accumulated COČ amount in the atmosphere.


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    I dont really understand that chart. If the US was above china in absolute emissions terms until recently, how can its accumulated contribution be so much lower?

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    US and Europe have their own boxes, but the labels are cut off unless you go directly to the tweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    I dont really understand that chart. If the US was above china in absolute current emissions terms until recently, how can its accumulated contribution be so much lower?
    That may help to explain the difference of all the other emission numbers publish (which most of them show emission by year by country) and this accumulated over time (1750-2019)

    Here's only the graphic:



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    - Europe w/o Germany
    - Asia w/o China and India
    - North America w/o USA
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    Here is an English language version of that diagram (large hence spoilered):

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    and the link to the data source: https://ourworldindata.org/contributed-most-global-co2

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    "A world ablaze", an amazing photographic dump from this past year - link.

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    I have now planted a net thousand trees. Sapplings have been really hard to get in quantity thanks to the fires of 2019/20 but over the past few weeks they became available and we have been having rain so it was perfect conditions to plant them out.

    Past land clearance left behind a few isolated mature gums that are now dying from age and disease. Plus the new gums are to provide both shade and a wind break for my paddocks and will aid in controlling errosion from runoff.

    That meant taking out pine trees that were both unsuitable in environmental terms and as some were dead and posed a fire risk.

    Those pines didn't go quitely however.

    One came down when we had wind gusts of over 120 kmph a couple of weeks back. One pine snapped and crushed a section of fence. This benefited Carlos the bull as that fence was separating him from the cows. I tried to lure him back with his favourite treat of bananas but he was more interested in making calves. This means that I am looking at August calves which isn't ideal as the weather can still be cold at the end of winter.

    And that pine tree almost killed me too. I helped a neighbour replace tiles on his roof so he helped me with fixing the fence the tree had smashed. While tensioning wire the wire snapped. It missed the neighbour but the end slashed through my work glove opening up my hand below the thumb before hitting me in the neck. It exposed but didn't cut the carotid artery so I was lucky. The neighbour can't handle the sight of blood so I bandaged myself up before being driven into town. Lots of stitches but I seem to have avoided tendon damage in the hand as well. I'm going to have some janky scars though.
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    Yikes. You were very lucky.
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    Doctor said I should buy a Lotto ticket but I think I used up all my luck. Damage is to my left hand - I am right handed - so if I lose a few % function it wont be disabling. I still have to see a specialist in Sydney to get the hand checked out fully.

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    Jesus Christ, glad you got away with that. I hope the stitches aren't too uncomfortable. I highly recommend seeing whatever the Australian equivalent of a hand therapist is while you rehab to make sure you maintain as much function as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Jesus Christ, glad you got away with that. I hope the stitches aren't too uncomfortable. I highly recommend seeing whatever the Australian equivalent of a hand therapist is while you rehab to make sure you maintain as much function as possible.
    Seconded to definitely see a hand specialist, as most general doctors might as well be butchers when it comes to handling the fragile and intricate structure of the hand. Early intervention will beat out later therapy and be so much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theBlind View Post
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    Jesus Christ, glad you got away with that. I hope the stitches aren't too uncomfortable. I highly recommend seeing whatever the Australian equivalent of a hand therapist is while you rehab to make sure you maintain as much function as possible.
    Seconded to definitely see a hand specialist, as most general doctors might as well be butchers when it comes to handling the fragile and intricate structure of the hand. Early intervention will beat out later therapy and be so much easier.


    Lucky escape though mate, hope the recovery goes well
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    Whoa. Sounds gruesome, glad you lived to tell the tale.

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    thirding hand specialist, i super fucked up my left (writing) hand and the nhs got some little wise old japanese man to fix it all. was followed by a cloud of medical students too, all quite surreal. end result, bar being a bit stiff if i write too much, no loss in day to day use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theBlind View Post
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    Jesus Christ, glad you got away with that. I hope the stitches aren't too uncomfortable. I highly recommend seeing whatever the Australian equivalent of a hand therapist is while you rehab to make sure you maintain as much function as possible.
    Seconded to definitely see a hand specialist, as most general doctors might as well be butchers when it comes to handling the fragile and intricate structure of the hand. Early intervention will beat out later therapy and be so much easier.
    4thed. As fresh as it is my friend got butchered in a nightmare accident (check emo thread for details if you like). Got sent as picture of what the hand/arm looks like after re-attachment, I mean its fucked up but amazingly much less fucked up looking than I expected and apparently the expected recovery is better than expected with the program he is assigned to. And I honestly didnt expect much from the initial reports. And I know I used 'expected' way too much, get bent.
    Bottom line, get with a specialist and dont fuck around with these things.
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    Thanks all for the concern. I am booked to see a specialist but atm I need the wound to drain and avoid getting an infection in it. It was new wire so should have been pretty clean but had a tetanus booster just to make sure.

    It means travelling to Sydney but I have private health insurance otherwise it could have been up to eighteen months to get an appointment in the public system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximillian View Post
    Thanks all for the concern. I am booked to see a specialist but atm I need the wound to drain and avoid getting an infection in it. It was new wire so should have been pretty clean but had a tetanus booster just to make sure.

    It means travelling to Sydney but I have private health insurance otherwise it could have been up to eighteen months to get an appointment in the public system.
    I wish you best of luck and a good recovery. Your description of what happened was quite a scary reading and the relatively harmless outcome sounds like close to a miracle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
    thirding hand specialist, i super fucked up my left (writing) hand and the nhs got some little wise old japanese man to fix it all. was followed by a cloud of medical students too, all quite surreal. end result, bar being a bit stiff if i write too much, no loss in day to day use.
    i had a similar experience when i got my sleep apnoea diagnosis. the doc had explicitly called in a bunch of med students because my blood oxygen levels were so low when sleeping that my airways ought to be severely contracted and thus a good teaching case.

    it was... weird to have 8 people standing over you talking medical woo while staring at a tiny screen, but they were clearly into what was going on and it wasn't too uncomfortable having a camera rammed up your nose...

    i lie, it was uncomfortable, not the most uncomfortable i've ever experienced, but imagine a COVID nasal swap, 10 times worse.
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