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Comment: Re:The strangest place? (Score 1) 322

by Joe U (#46224433) Attached to: What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

It was my Uncle and a Dell Inspiron desktop and nothing was working right since he had no idea how to maintain the computer. But he did know how to use Firefox and get his email.

I fixed his computer as a Christmas gift. It runs Windows 7 now and he knows how to use IE and get his email.

I also turned on auto update, cranked UAC to maximum and set it to require a password, 3 years, no support calls.

Comment: Possibly (Score 3, Interesting) 172

by Joe U (#45338725) Attached to: Oil Recovery May Have Triggered Texas Tremors

Back in the 1960's this was brought up with wastewater wells.

Geologists are not sure if the small quakes prevented a larger one, or lead up to a larger one.

On a somewhat related note, if you want to see why wastewater wells near fault lines are bad, ask Oklahoma with 300+ earthquakes in just a few years.
http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/man-made-earthquakes/

Comment: Re:Regulations are needed (Score 1) 776

While the US Navy's more recent safety record appears much better, one can say the same of most civilian nuclear reactors as well.

Ask the people who have tritium in their water supply about our civilian nuclear reactors.

http://www.ap.org/company/awards/part-ii-aging-nukes

The most recent being this year.

Comment: Re:Regulations are needed (Score 5, Interesting) 776

I'm not anti-nuke, I'm anti-greed.

I have no (ZERO, None, nada, zilch) issues with nuclear energy as long as it's done properly.

I have major issues with letting companies like ConEd run anything dangerous. They will cut corners to make more money, they will leak radioactive waste into the groundwater, they will eventually cause a disaster. It's in their nature. They need to earn a never ending growing profit, the quick way to that is to cut corners.

So, YES, we must invest in nuclear, but must do it properly.

Comment: Regulations are needed (Score 4, Insightful) 776

Nuclear energy is proven, has the lowest pollution, best carbon footprint of anything we have (it's largest footprint comes from the concrete used in it's construction) and could be far cheaper if it wasn't severely over-regulated.

Pure bullshit. Those regulations are there to stop the local energy company from cutting corners and blowing up something. Something that they do on a regular basis in non nuclear energy.

The most dangerous aspect of nuclear energy is the energy company.

Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders. -- Gauss

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