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« Reply #105 on: November 16, 2021, 11:40:39 am »

I very much doubt that reactor builders will be using knock-off components.

There is a problem at the bottom end of the market with cheap and dangerous consumer goods from China, I don't doubt that. There are, however, many excellent Chinese companies providing both consumer and industrial components that are on a par with those from other countries.

This reply is being typed on a Chinese smartphone. A device I've never had an issue with.

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« Reply #106 on: November 16, 2021, 11:48:29 am »

China, like Britain, America, Germany and Japan before it, did not get to be the workshop of the world by making tat but, again like all those places, neither did it reach that position by eschewing the chance of a quick yuan.
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« Reply #107 on: November 16, 2021, 01:14:21 pm »

I possess a beautiful indulgence: a 1 Gauge model of 5960 'Saint Edmund Hall'. It is exquizzically built and finished to the highest standards; manufactured by the SanCheng Company, China.
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« Reply #108 on: November 16, 2021, 03:38:44 pm »

 My online translation had it as "very high to get this message" which has some potentially interesting interpretations.   Grin
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« Reply #109 on: November 16, 2021, 06:06:28 pm »

Google translate makes it "Glad to hear this news!"
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« Reply #110 on: November 16, 2021, 06:40:25 pm »

I very much doubt that reactor builders will be using knock-off components.

There is a problem at the bottom end of the market with cheap and dangerous consumer goods from China, I don't doubt that. There are, however, many excellent Chinese companies providing both consumer and industrial components that are on a par with those from other countries.

This reply is being typed on a Chinese smartphone. A device I've never had an issue with.

很高興聽到這個消息!

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« Reply #111 on: November 16, 2021, 09:23:09 pm »

I very much doubt that reactor builders will be using knock-off components.

There is a problem at the bottom end of the market with cheap and dangerous consumer goods from China, I don't doubt that. There are, however, many excellent Chinese companies providing both consumer and industrial components that are on a par with those from other countries.

This reply is being typed on a Chinese smartphone. A device I've never had an issue with.

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« Reply #112 on: November 16, 2021, 10:22:50 pm »

I very much doubt that reactor builders will be using knock-off components.

There is a problem at the bottom end of the market with cheap and dangerous consumer goods from China, I don't doubt that. There are, however, many excellent Chinese companies providing both consumer and industrial components that are on a par with those from other countries.

This reply is being typed on a Chinese smartphone. A device I've never had an issue with.

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That's easy for you to say.

如果他们建造它,我们就会来
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« Reply #113 on: November 20, 2021, 03:07:10 pm »


很高興聽到這個消息!

他們知道他晚餐吃了什麼.
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« Reply #114 on: November 20, 2021, 06:33:59 pm »

呢条线已经退化喇。唔该分成一条新嘅线。
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« Reply #115 on: November 20, 2021, 06:55:35 pm »

مرحبًا - أعتقد أن لدينا بعض القواعد أو الخطوط العريضة حول النشر باللغة الإنجليزية.
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« Reply #116 on: November 21, 2021, 12:16:02 am »

呢条线已经退化喇。唔该分成一条新嘅线。

हो, यो नेपाल-अललिंग हो
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« Reply #117 on: November 22, 2021, 07:01:18 pm »

I agree with Phil Wakely. Moving gracefully back to the subject  and my first language in accordance with Graham's gentle reminder, here's something about aviation and decarbonisation. Damon Hill makes a slight boo-boo with the chemistry, but nobody's perfect*.

https://youtu.be/afhh6O10kFs


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« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2021, 07:53:53 pm »

My already poor opinion of chinese nuclear reactors has now worsened further.

Back in the summer, an accident occurred at a chinese nuclear reactor, fuel rods were damaged by overheating and radioactive fumes released.
Reported at the time, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-57496831 UK (United Kingdom) nuclear experts referred to a "partial meltdown" and the chinese authorities to "minor damage to some fuel rods"

It now seems that this is a generic fault, and could affect Hinkley C, which may need some re-design. Presumably a few more billions and a few more years delay.

https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/hinkley-point-c-could-be-delayed-by-chinese-nuclear-plant-fault-02-12-2021/?tkn=1
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« Reply #119 on: December 05, 2021, 08:04:52 pm »

Sometimes, you need to look not just at what is being said, but at who is saying it. If it were anyone but Dr Paul Dorfman sounding the alarm, I would be reaching for my tin hat, and getting the washing in. I am sure he is extremely learnèd and very much at the cutting edge of his specialism, which is solar energy. He runs a service called the Nuclear Consulting Group, which was awarded a two-year grant by Greenpeace for a project to "influence UK (United Kingdom) and pan-EU» (European Union - about) policy and community away from risky and uneconomic nuclear power and towards a more sustainable and cost-effective renewable and energy efficient future" according to the the annual report of Greenpeace Environmental Trust for year ending 31 December 2020. Hardly what I would call objective and neutral on the matter.

I am surprised that New Civil Engineering took him as a source. The Express was forced into publishing a retraction and apology (now vanished from their website) only last month after publishing a provably false bit of nuclear disaster rhetoric from Dr Paul.

If you want to read some of his older scaremongering, have a look at this selection. And if you want to write objective reports on efficiency in modern abattoirs, don't ask an activist under contract to the Vegan Society for a quote.
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