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Larry Tate

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I, for one, would like to see a critical exploration of the trinary intersectionality of (1.) ex tempore drummers and drum circlers, (2.) hippies, beatniks (and other "others" as may be found relevant and present) and (3.) cis-males with outrageous hair volume/length vis-a-vis a strictly Kyriarchist point-of-view, as it relates specifically and exclusively to late-stage utopian-socialism exhibited in the stratification of caste-like (and caste-less) social constructs in Dutch muck-raking in the early years of the 21st century, CE.

Gerard vanderleun

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Oh yeah.... that will be a good GOOD reason for the Netherlands to import tons of refugees from all of Africa. And then you will have them all inside your little country forever. You've got a lot now. How's that working out for you.? Yeah. That's a really really solid idea. You morons keep thinking. That's what you're good at. Little else.

kris de decker

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I was happy to find more interesting comments on this article over at Hackernews: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17696507

Including a great idea:

"The horse powered dredge boats are interesting to compare to today's technology. They don't specifically give dimensions, but considering the space it takes one horse to walk, plus some extra space for dredging and boat functions, it is easy to place 750 watts of solar panels in the same space."

"You could make solar powered dredge boats which would be functionally equivalent to the horse boats. You'd only dredge when the sun shines, but you also wouldn't have to stop and change horses every hour and maintain dozens of horses per boat.You would get a good 4-5 months of dredging 4 hours/day, and you'd get to take December and January off! (or operate a fraction of an hour a day)."

"You'd need about 20 thousand of the boats to keep up with current demand, so that might be a traffic congestion problem during the summer months."

Jim Baerg

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As was pointed out here:
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/05/history-of-pedal-powered-machines.html
& the next two articles

If you want to do serious amounts of work (in the physics Force times Distance sense) using human muscle power, you shouldn't do it 'by hand', but instead 'by foot', ie: use the leg muscles, the strongest muscles in the human body. The dredge mill mentioned in the article does that, but something using pedals would be better.

This technology which uses pedals to turn a screw propeller might be adaptable to your project.
http://www.h2proped.com/
If not it would still be useful for propelling small boats more efficiently than oars.

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