> The were no ex-soviet union nations in the 1950s
Nobody said there were!
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> there was a certain amount of H2 made in the gas works.
Up to 50% in "town gas" (coal gas).
> What is the maximum acceptable H2/methane blend before we get funny effects?
Read: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319913006800 Conversion of the UK gas system to transport hydrogen
Authors: Paul E.Dodds & StéphanieDemoullin
Ruddles got 'modernised' when Watneys bought the brewery, since then Grolsch and Greene King have completed its modernisation. Meanwhile the original beer has been approximately revived as Rutland Bitter, brewed in Oakham.
I vote for vi(m), Sam Smiths Chocolate Stout and the Yorkshire Square fermenting system
That strange game where I'm asked to tick squares with fire hydrants, yet there's no sign of a cast iron lid or a yellow "FH” plaque! (Other styles are available in those countries that have fire hydrants.)
Traffic lights are more uniform around the world, but is the pole part of the traffic light or not? In contrast, a tiny triangle of white paint in an adjacent square is apparently not part of a pedestrian crossing!
Surely we can do better!
Those radios were known to their makers/owners as "crystal sets". The air gaps were to allow the plates to move to alter the capacitance and thus the resonant frequency of the circuit. As a boy, I did try using a cat's whisker and a Selenium? crystal as the detector, but found a new fangled germanium diode to be far easier to use. From my bedroom in South London, I could listen to Russian jamming signals. Radio Luxembourg and cheerful people on Radio Sofia (Bulgaria). My aerial ran from a fire escape to a sycamore tree about 40 metres away.
The article talks of distillation, but Mashable mentions electrolysis of carbon dioxide at 1,400 °F.
NASA: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/instruments/moxie/for-scientists/ confirms that it's electrolysis of carbon dioxide at ~1 Atmosphere* at 800 C.
* presumably 1 Earth atmoshere, i.e. ~100,000 Pa
> They may be linked to an incident where a strange fleet of drones were spotted whizzing near Navy warships around the Channel Islands off the coast of California.
Were any of the islanders able to comment on how they were transported? Did this have anything to do with mysterious dolmens, or the German underground "fortifications"*?
* Let me tell you, that's not really a hospital:)
> automated warehousing pioneered by Sainsburys in the nineties
I don't think they were pioneers.
I had a friend who was programming an automated warehouse with pickers and shelves from floor to high roof around 1970. (Programming in Fortran, of course!). He didn't speak of it as something new either!
> dark and dangerous night time streets
Has it not been proved that criminals find darks streets as intimidating as 'law abiding citizens" do?
If you're lurking in the dark, waiting for a victim, how do you know that that barely perceptible blur coming 'round the corner isn't another predator looking for you?
I have have green beans up to 20 years old in my freezer. I find that a heavy aluminium pan, a wooden spoon and a gas hob or camping stove (no not gasoline:) are all you need to roast to perfection. Do it outdoors or invest in a good extraction system;)
They were all over our our high streets in the 50s and 60s. I used to love the blue smoke and the aroma as a kid. Sadly they all the modern roasters seem to be fitted with filters and above roof exhausts nowadays. I miss the smell of boiling wort from the breweries and molten chocolate from the chocolate factory. Nowadays all I can smell is the sewage works when the wind is from the east.
Mine's the one with the Mediterranean dark roast in the pockets.
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