thread Indeed
My mad Swedish mates ran the production again though. I always like seeing what toys they have.

5mW generator farm in the car park, 220 tonnes of kit flown off the ceiling, about 39km of cable.. 2650 lights in the rig...

Fun, fun, fun. Shit music though.
permalink 220 tonnes is pretty chunky...


5mW isn't completely insane, thanks i guess to LED lighting... at full load, that should be around 350 gallons of diesel per hour.. which is about half of a boeing 737. (do not put diesel in a boeing 737 if you are filling one up)

permalink Yeah they run on unleaded.
permalink Yup
All those gennys were feeding distro panels that handled 8000A each.

20km of fibre for the 8Gb/s backbone network...
permalink 5mW
seems very small. Even a AA can outperform that
permalink Oops
MW, obvs.

Just as well as I wasn't specing the genny farm. The Spinal Tap Stonehenge of gennerator farms.
permalink The m/M milli/mega thing in SI
is a fucking terrible thing, tbh.
permalink I mean it shouldn't be possible to be out by a factor of
one million simply by a capitalisation typo
permalink Most units named after people have their name, and a capital letter abbreviation
Except poor old Ohm, who gets an omega. Or maybe lucky old Ohm. I don't know, but it's annoyingly inconsistent.

Also lm which is the abbreviation for lumen, looks like 1m, ie one metre, when written. Etc, Etc.
permalink although Ohm's unit is written as
ohm

Because all SI and SI derived units are lower case when written out, regardless of the unit symbol, apart from, oddly, "degree Celcius"
permalink then there's the fuckery
where the kilogram is the base unit but all the prefixes are as if the gram is, and all the prefixes are written out lower case even though mega upwards are capital letters are symbols and bafflelingly micro gets μ
permalink IT's all greek to me :/
permalink Of course, you could argue that the true SI measure of temperature
was the Kelvin, not the °C
permalink well yes
the kelvin is the SI unit, the degree Celcius is a valid derived unit.