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Comment: Re:increased cancer risk. See references (Score 1) 223

by Krigl (#47502857) Attached to: EPA Mulling Relaxed Radiation Protections For Nuclear Power
Sorry, I'm not gonna google von Hippel, Jacobson or other concern trolls/pressure group activists/outright quacks. I've already read enough stupid, flawed shit based on their work and of course, enough about the methodology they used. This methodology is questionable (that's the accepted scientific term for bullshit, right?).

http://www.unscear.org/docs/re...

A bit of light reading for those interested in the amount of conservative assumptions, posited improbable scenarios, rounding up and Fermi estimates necessary to claims of actual radiation-induced health consequences to the public.

Comment: Not enough! (Score 1) 223

by Krigl (#47502283) Attached to: EPA Mulling Relaxed Radiation Protections For Nuclear Power
Those homes would have to be made of carefully chosen materials not to emit radiation themselves (no granite countertops, too) and, of course, no sleeping with a spouse or a baby in the same bed - human body is naturally radioactive, which brings us to the last point - we would have to be fed with isotopically purified food to get rid of all the K-40 and in the long run, maybe replace all the carbon in our bodies with a purified carbon than doesn't consist partially of radioactive C-14.

Also, you missed a decimal, it's 2.4 mSv, not that the average means much, it's counted from about half mSv in some places and tens in others.

Comment: Re:Perl (Score 1) 536

There are more "hardcore/weird/idiosyncratic/expressive/niche/unintelligible" languages for geniuses than just C, I've just recently ran into this nice 18 byte cunt-generating tidbit:

' *'{~4=+/~ 4<.|i:5

Ha, got "Filter error: Please use fewer 'junk' characters.", when trying to post both code and result, Slashdot apparently can't stomach rhombus made of asterisks, thus inadvertently giving unplanned example of expression and power being too limited for something relatively simple, yet unexpected. Unless it's just protection from pasting heaps of ASCII art?
Anyway, result's here, proper Slavic cunt symbol should have vertical line in the center, but the shape is generally recognized as simplified substitute, as in, say, Renault logo ("One cunt on the grill, the other behind the wheel." as somebody mean, probably me, remarked when homeroom teacher passed us in her car).

Comment: Wrong (Score 1) 396

by Krigl (#46782849) Attached to: Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance
All he did was getting job with access to classified materials with intent to steal them (his admission, not my insinuation) and then he grabbed more than he could read in a lifetime and got lost. Whistleblowing looks different, try reading about others who did it, you'll spot glaring differences. Word for Snowdens of this world is "traitor."

Comment: Dear Slashdot, (Score 1) 121

by Krigl (#46344643) Attached to: Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island
I've always enjoyed the bracketed indication of target domain behind links in discussion, I think it would be nice to implement this also for the main page. In some cases, wording indicates some inconspicous page and people tend to click links that actually lead to the pages like Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which no self-respecting nerd should read (hint: If you can't include actual levels or link to the data you're not an Atomic Scientist but Alarmed Shill).

Comment: Re:how much?! More or less than average human? (Score 1) 121

by Krigl (#46344603) Attached to: Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island

The question is, how much? What are the numbers?

Well, the question "how much" led to my skimming of both articles (I've clicked the link to The Bullshit already, so what), but strangely enough, neither "scientists" nor "investigative reporters" could be bothered with such trifles. In absence of evidence, let's feel free to call it morons' nonsense until someone is able to produce actual data.

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