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Open Infrastructure Map is absolutely fascinating. Check out all the power stations, turbines, electricity lines, gas, oil, water pipelines, etc near you.

Built on top of Open Street Map data (what an amazing project OSM is).

openinframap.org/

@neil I discovered what a mysterious building near me was on there. Really cool

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Yeah thats neat.
Waiting for the day the 450mw flywheel jumps off its bearings and leaves a trail of destruction across the country!
Actually gonna have to look for pics....

@neil
oh, its two 800 tonne flywheels that can spin at 225rpm. They got a verticle axis rather than the horizontal axis i imagined.
In the unlikely event either got free think they would bounce about somewhat randomly like an apocalyptic spinning top in a pinball machine rather than power off towards the horizon.

Guess that saves the fun deciding which direction to point it towards, that you would have, if you were building a horizontal axis flywheel that is sat in the middle of the country

@neil I am fascinated by manhole covers in and of themselves and also about what they reveal about the infrastructure under them.

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