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Old 03-03-2019, 02:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Are there any other uses for this high sulfur sludge that is currently powering ships? Or will that go to waste?

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Are there any other uses for this high sulfur sludge that is currently powering ships? Or will that go to waste?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithiu...sulfur_battery
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Question to american people :

-Do americans take the car to go to a drugstore or bakery just 2 or 3 blocks away?
If it's anything like diesel, it will still be used, but will require more refining to remove the sulfur, and then the resultant oil will have less energy too.

When diesel went to ultra low sulfur, the price went up, and the lubrication properties of the fuel went down, resulting in things like fuel pumps prematurely wearing out. I think even the energy content was slightly reduced.
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-Do americans take the car to go to a drugstore or bakery just 2 or 3 blocks away?
Why do you think all Americans have drugstores and bakeries just 2 or 3 blocks away? FTM, why do you think "block" is a relevant measure of distance for most of us?

If you look real close, you might see my house down in the valley in the distance. Don't see a lot of drugstores or bakeries, though. Or blocks :-)
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Oh, and JUST as most major domestic automakers have killed off their small cars! What are we to do?
I have a lifetime supply of small cars in my hoard.
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-Do americans take the car to go to a drugstore or bakery just 2 or 3 blocks away?
Yes. Women in my virtually crime-free small town will say it's for security from all the rapists and molesters hiding behind every bush. Kids drive back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth all evening and night because they don't have a better idea and mom and dad buy the gas.
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People drive to check the mail half a block away. On Mom's street, there are often cars parked between No Parking signs.

I once lent my Forester to a then-friend.

That was when I learned that I had an oil leak, right before I learned that Subarus were notorious for bad head gaskets for twenty years. Apparently she sent a picture of what looked like a large oil puddle and then drove the car as planned, without making sure there was enough oil first.

The good news was that she only drove half a mile--allegedly.
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Many Americans are pretty busy. The average work week is longer than what it was a few decades ago. If driving will save 3 minutes, most people will drive. Americans are also overweight and many have a lot of health issues.
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If you look real close, you might see my house down in the valley in the distance. Don't see a lot of drugstores or bakeries, though. Or blocks :-)
That oversight will be corrected shortly!
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People drive to check the mail half a block away.
I can top that: In 28 years I've spotted the neighbor lady getting her curbside mail on foot maybe three times. The rest of the time she's pulled up to the mailbox in her car. No, she's not disabled. Not that I know of.


Ha! Then there's the time I was out on a walk and I observed a woman pull into the entrance of her driveway and get out of her (running) car to fetch the mail. The car, not having any patience, proceeded to park itself in the garage without her. Damn lucky it didn't plow into the brand new pickup already in there! But it didn't stop until it hit the far wall. It was a SHORT DRIVEWAY. COME ON.

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