Climate Change in Australia


#3944

Lot of moving mechanical parts on a oil rig platform?
You really are a clown.


#3945

Have you ever been on an oil rig? More pumps and valves than an oil refinery

And a Control Room, Laboratory and massive workshop with lots of tools.


#3946

Oil rig you say…
https://goo.gl/images/yUuuxX


#3947

Only one clown in this thread …


#3948

You mean we can’t all just invent our own reality? Like the one where only coal, oil, gas and anything other than solar and wind generation work?


#3949

Screw that, if the future isn’t steam punk then I don’t want it!


#3950

I’m trying to think of some sort of machinery without any moving parts…


#3951

Flywheel, that is about it.


#3952

Anvil?

(not a machine, … but a tool, … like sorfed, … .)


#3953

Solar panels?


#3954

Kites are, funnily enough, a reasonable example.


#3955

Hmmm, … :thinking: Are flex and twist and torsion classed as parts moving??


#3956

The first thing that came to mind was an old fashioned flat iron, so I think we were on similar lines…


#3957

Sundial?


#3958

machine

məˈʃiːn/

noun

noun: machine ; plural noun: machines

an apparatus using mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task.


#3959

Cars stuck on the Great Monash Car Park?


#3960

Lol, … actually, any machine not in operation is technically a machine with no (presently) moving parts, … yes.


#3961

Yeah, if it’s something like a spring. Clearly you have parts moving relative to one another and mechanical losses that eventuate. And issues like fatigue, wear and corrosion, which are the practical reasons for considering moving parts. But you could probably build a kite that is rigid enough to not have those issues. Which is why is that it a reasonable example, of not entirely resistant to pedantry.


#3962

Nothing is resistant to pedantry at Blitz.


#3963

Or puns