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by rhino
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 2936
Views: 377594

Re: Beer Garden

Great idea. Probably the closest we come is the Goyder Pavilion at the Showgrounds. I'm not sure how much of it's own power usage it generates though.
by rhino
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 392
Views: 52178

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

So ... the previous Liberal Government sold our power generation and delivery network to the private sector, telling us it would result in cheaper electricity prices and better service. Instead, prices went up and consistency of service went down. After years of this, the Labor government of the day...
by rhino
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3169
Views: 405974

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

rev wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:48 pm
You’re travelling non stop, so you’re saving time regardless.
/\/\ This /\/\
by rhino
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 392
Views: 52178

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Jaymz, why the laughing? It's been known for years that the turbines get shut down when the wind is too strong, and also why. What are you having trouble understanding?
by rhino
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 392
Views: 52178

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

It's insurance. It always seem expensive, until you need it and you have it, then you realise the value.

The desalination plant is another one - when we needed it we wished we had one. Unfortunately by the time it got built the drought broke - but there will be another drought.
by rhino
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3169
Views: 405974

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I understood that the 60km/h limit was temporary until the bitumen settled. That could be wrong, but that's what I heard when it opened. And, as has been said before, the Superway had the same issue.
by rhino
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3697
Views: 441949

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Yes, there are, and Adelaide and Aukland are very similar-sized cities, population-wise.
by rhino
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 392
Views: 52178

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

PeFe, probably without realising you have summed up my concern entirely. If gas is being used less and less and mainly at night as more storage comes online, even the gas plants will become uneconomical. Coal is gone, it's a given. We do not have the storage technology for anywhere near enough, nor...
by rhino
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3169
Views: 405974

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

There's been a noticeable increase in peak hour congestion at the southern end since the opening. In the morning between 7-9, traffic is now piling up all the way from Henley Beach road back past the bridge over the Torrens. It might settle a bit over the coming weeks. It's not unsurprising and cer...
by rhino
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] Adelaidean | 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Mixed Use | New tallest
Replies: 771
Views: 148520

[U/C] Re: Adelaidean | 11 Frome Street | 135m | 37 Levels | Mixed Use | New tallest

rev wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:30 pm
Those cities have had noticeable changes to their skylines. Adelaide hasn't.
Fixed that for you :)
by rhino
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 2936
Views: 377594

Re: Beer Garden

rev wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:26 am
Go be butthurt in a corner and leave me alone.
Coming from the most argumentative and aggressive poster on these forums ..... :roll:
by rhino
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3697
Views: 441949

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I was thinking about the funicular railways in Pittsburgh in the USA. I suspect Flinders is not steep enough for exactly that solution. I think all a funicular railway requires is a constant gradient. It may also require a straight run, but I'm not sure about that. An ABT (Cogged) system for the fi...
by rhino
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade
Replies: 306
Views: 44831

[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

I could be wrong here, but it seems to me that the people who attend soccer matches at Hindmarsh have no problem with the stadium or it's location, but the people who don't attend soccer matches think we would be better off spending megadollars and building a multi-sport venue at what they consider ...
by rhino
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3697
Views: 441949

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

As for lower branch frequency, why would it be less than now? You could simply replace one Grange tram for one Grange train on the time table. I would also re-route the line around the golf course instead of through it, to make it more accessible (and useful) to more local residents. The more usefu...