Nick Glegg’s Garden Citites

The latest solution, is an old idea, to build a wave of garden cities:

Well I think if we return to the old tradition, if you like of Ebenezer Howard, Raymond Onwyn, people who built places like this, beautiful green, settled communities, with the right amenities, the right transport links, places where people want to bring up children, where they want to grow old. I think if we do that (with local support) you can actually stop this endless aggravation around urban sprawl, and instead build on a scale which also helps build the number of homes we need.

Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, BBC Countryfile 11th August 2014

The Cutting... Shiney :-)

Sunroof Before the Rain

Updated the seal on Golf mk2 sunroof by reusing the plastic innards and covering with velvet…. Might as well attack the rust while we’re there too; Interesting colour match, but after a good coupla hours of blending and cutting, it’s not bad. Reinstalled just in time for some kind of Guernsey Hurricane :-o

Thanks to Automotive Touch Up dot Com for the directions – http://www.automotivetouchup.com/spray-paint-directions.htm – and to JohnnyPhenomenon for the ghetto sunroof tip – http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4227493-Phenoms-Howtos-Sunroof-gasket-seal-rebuild-for-only-10 – and to FBF for the quick sunroof removal guide – http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=33684.0


Nuclear Fusion

Thanks to CIGPE for a very interesting presentation on the Joint European Torus nuclear fusion experiment http://www.efda.org/2013/05/jet-the-joint-european-torus/

Some very interesting issues around the economies of maintenance at large scale… 20k millisieverts per hour and an 800c reactor vessel after 1 month of cooling anyone? Not to mention 16kg of tritium injection per day (current total global sales = 0.2kg per year)¬† :-P

Time for a visit methinks :-D