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Comment: Re:WIl they use my tax money? (Score 1) 260

by 12WTF$ (#47859371) Attached to: Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

BMW Werk Leipzig Germany, where the electric and hybrid BMW i3 and i8 are manufactured, has 4x 2.5 MW wind turbines that more than cover the 36GWHr/year electricity used. The Leipzig Werk also manufactures X1, 1er and 2er series gas burners.
The factory tour to watch the birth of an i3 is awesome. There are a number of youtube video of the process as well.

Comment: Re:Well, here is the problem: (Score 1) 264

by 12WTF$ (#46966161) Attached to: The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

ROFL quote from TFA:

“Steve Ballmer tried to convince the mayor that it would be a bad decision to switch to open source, because it’s not something an administration can rely on. ...And it just got worse for Microsoft’s boss. “The mayor was preparing for a meeting with Steve Ballmer, and because English is not his native language, he asked his interpreter: ‘What shall I say if I don’t have the right words?’ And the interpreter replied: ‘Stay calm, think and say: What else can you offer?’

Later on during the meeting, the mayor was quickly at the point where he had nothing to say to Ballmer, except for ‘What else can you offer?’ several times.
Years later, he heard that Ballmer was deeply impressed by how hard he was in negotiations!"

Comment: Let me Teller you something... (Score 0) 288

by 12WTF$ (#46877251) Attached to: Decommissioning Nuclear Plants Costing Far More Than Expected

Really simple method of disposal is incineration of high level nuclear waste:
1. it solves the long term storage problem as there is no longer any reason for long term thinking.
2. it solves the human overpopulation problem (creating real zombies with flesh hanging off 'em)
3. since huge radiation release is guaranteed, no need to build expensive containment vessels for nuke power stations...
4. more nukes, more incineration, more more MORE MORE moar! MOAR !! MOAR !!!.

Argh! Mein Fuhrer I kann valk!

Comment: Reply to self for clarification (Score 0) 165

by 12WTF$ (#46866057) Attached to: Setback For Small Nuclear Reactors: B&W Cuts mPower Funding

I can't see why anyone can afford to spend another minute thinking that thorium is going to be economic.

further clarification: economic in the US and its vassal states tied by such shackles as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

When China and/or India (smirk) start running a major portion of their economy on "pure green clean thorium" I expect the US will implement a raft of hasty patent reform bills, maybe with IV facing RICO charges as inducement to turn over thorium patents for the "benefit of mankind"/national security.

Comment: Re:Small is silly (Score -1, Flamebait) 165

by 12WTF$ (#46865625) Attached to: Setback For Small Nuclear Reactors: B&W Cuts mPower Funding

Direct money toward large nuclear reactors!

Yes.Now.Do It.

Because they've burnt through all the trillion$ already thrown at them.

Cannot the Fed just install the printing presses on site so that the newly minted Benjamins tip directly into the nuclear core?

Solar burns Hydrogen to produce Helium, generating clean e- and hot water.
Wind bumps off a few birds and produces lots of pain for incumbent generators
Thermal burns coal/gas/oil to produce CO2 and will cook the planet before too long (your opinion may vary)
Nuclear just burns lots of money and a tiny bit of Uranium and "aint going hurt anyone in 200,000 years time".

Comment: Re:Molten Salt's coming. (Score 2) 165

by 12WTF$ (#46865595) Attached to: Setback For Small Nuclear Reactors: B&W Cuts mPower Funding

Molten Salt's coming. Patented to the hilt by the worlds biggest patent troll.

Given the work China and India are doing on molten-salt Thorium cycle reactors, I can't see why anyone would spend another dime on a pressurized water reactor again.

Given the patent portfolio that Nathan Mordvold holds on molten-salt Thorium cycle reactors, I can't see why anyone can afford to spend another minute thinking that thorium is going to be economic.

Comment: Obummer cares! (Score 1) 271

by 12WTF$ (#46812993) Attached to: Expert Warns: Civilian World Not Ready For Massive EMP-Caused Blackout

For those with tl;dr disease, a quick review of why the FIRST POSTer's comment (well done sir) is worth every mod point.

Reading summary: this seems pretty stupid and a little fear-mongery for slashdot.
Click link: Fox news, figures. Usual shit reporting and lack of detail. Obamacare not mentioned anywhere in article.
Click link in article to not much more detail, more zomg fear crap, still no mention of obamacare.
Read comments on ok, I’m out

The last part about the comment section of (trust me dont go there) consists mainly
of a turgid stream of inane comments from a single commenter (Obummer) such as:

ALERT! ALERT!! The Worst Rated Solar Flare in 2006 LASTED FOR 10 MINUTES!!
EXPERTS ESTIMATE!! Pay 2 Billion or 2 Million Will Die!!!!

But through this shite storm shines one gem :

I had a friend whose sister's husband's ex-wife's step-daughter's 1st husband made $87,000 last month selling EMP protective clothing made from recycled tin foil. You can too. Check it out at

Comment: Re:BS, as usual. (Score 1) 401

by 12WTF$ (#46504561) Attached to: NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

The laws of supply and demand will move fast enough to ensure disaster is adverted.

On this point only, can I agree with you (at least with the sense of your typo): The disaster will be advertized (:-()
The speed of global communications means the disaster will be known about very quickly.

Enough flim flam.
Your simple economics model is for simple minds: "If steak gets too expensive, you can buy chicken cheaper"

As resources get scarce and harder to extract, the price rises.

Possibly very true for quick responding consumer trinket markets, but quite the wrong theory (as in too simple) for high stakes long term resource extraction.
As these resources gets more expensive to acquire and becomes less reliable (more of a gamble vs a good investment) as the required LONG lead time, development of newer lower grade, more expensive resource reserves REDUCES as the investment is seen as poor. This is happening today to many non renewable, vital-to-civilization resources.
Example: If oil 'runs out' (as in gets too expensive due to decreased production due to expensive exploration not done) how fast is your definition of fast when the american auto fleet has to convert to electric vehicles?
The oil majors to satisfy their pension fund shareholders require good quarterly figures and are selling off assets as the high stakes gambles on finding more, easy oil have not panned out over the last couple of years. And it's getting worse, fast.

Comment: New Australian flag (Score 1) 151

by 12WTF$ (#46504211) Attached to: Aussie Attorney General's War On Encrypted Web Services

New Zealand is going (maybe) to get a new flag (new FLAG, I said, oh what this isnt 4chan, nevermind) well anyway the Enzedders are planning a nice black flag with a silver fern leaf. Like the logo of their football team, the All Blacks. Classy.Very nice.
I would like to see as new Australian flag which replaces the English cross (the combination of wales england and scotland crosses) (oh there's a thought... what if Scotland _does_ leave the United Kingdom. Does this mean all the ex-commonwealth countries have to remove the scottish part of the english cross that would make it a standard double cross rather than the superb triple cross that says 'UK - once we had an empire but we still own all the banks').
So lets put a red kangaroo up there instead, makes it very friendly a la Qantas (Tony, if you are on slashdot tonight for policy ideas, how about licensing the red roo logo from Qantas say $250m per year. Joycey is awaiting your call...)
Yes a nice friendly welcoming kangaroo (unless you're trying to sneak passed the Abbot drones. Refugees: "Nobody wants us, because we didn't come by Qantas")....
OK where were we? that flag idea? The way this mob of sheeple here are so insipid, probably they'll go for a upgrade on the Southern Cross to the Southern Swastika (subtle eh?). Rupert would LOVE it.

Comment: Dark Matter decays to Bottomonium? (Score 1) 135

by 12WTF$ (#46438397) Attached to: Dinosaurs Done In By... Dark Matter?

Article extract:

The signal is very well fit by a 31-40 GeV dark matter particle annihilating to bb_ *** with a density of 0.3 GeV/cm^3.

*** bb_ (note: that's a bottom quark and a bottom antiquark)

WIkipedia "Bottom quark":

There are many bottomonium states .... These consist of a bottom quark and its antiparticle.

Conclusion: Dark matter decays to a state of bottomonium.

You can bring any calculator you like to the midterm, as long as it doesn't dim the lights when you turn it on. -- Hepler, Systems Design 182