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Comment: Re:Ballsy, but stupid ... (Score 1) 249

by LWATCDR (#49373917) Attached to: Attempted Breach of NSA HQ Checkpoint; One Shot Dead

"Speaking as someone who wants to see the NSA dismantled, I hope these shooters died painfully if they were doing it as a political statement."
Yea and since both statements are pretty much crazy we can now dismiss you.

To hope for someone to die painfully in this case is unethical at best. These people had to be stopped. The best result would have been for no one to be injured but to seek others to die painfully is nothing but revenge and in this case unwarranted.

Comment: Re:And why not? (Score 1) 185

by LWATCDR (#49369679) Attached to: Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash

Geothermal is location limted.
Solar is not useful for baseload because of the state of storage technology. And yes I have read up on molten salt thermal storage and I work with battery technology everyday. Pumped water storage and solar are a poor match because it is very rare to have a lot of water and elevation change in areas with good solar potential.
 

Comment: Re:And why not? (Score 1) 185

by LWATCDR (#49369645) Attached to: Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash

The carbon footprint according to a NASA study including all mining is a small fraction of natural gas and more than an order of magnitude less than coal. Oil does not count since almost no oil is used for electric production in the US.
BTW maintenance is not carbon free of wind turbines.

Comment: Re:And why not? (Score 1) 185

by LWATCDR (#49369619) Attached to: Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash

Bzzzzz.....
Wrong answer.
It is not and Studies by NASA and the UN both support a large increase in nuclear power to reduce pollution in general as well as carbon emissions as does one of the founders of Greenpeace.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...
Of course Greenpeace says he is a paid toady of the nuclear industry.... Vilification of those that disagree with you is the first rule of propaganda.

Comment: Re:And why not? (Score 1) 185

by LWATCDR (#49369607) Attached to: Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash

That Greenpeace makes a lot of money off anti nuclear? That should be pretty obvious.

Anti-nuclear is the same as Anti-Vax.
All the science says it saves a more lives that it takes.
And not doing it will end up taking a large number of lives and will impact the poor, old, and very young the most.
The only difference is that not using more nuclear power will do a lot more harm than not vaxing.

Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 640

by LWATCDR (#49348511) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear

I actually enjoyed some of Top Gear but yes no matter how important you are or how much money you make it is not okay to hit someone except in self defence or the defence of someone else.
Frankly the fans of Clarkston are the ones that annoy me the most. Why do they put up and even support a rich adult man that is acting in a way that would be considered inappropriate for a 3 year old.

Comment: Re:Most degrees from India... (Score 1) 264

No he made a statement based a very small sample. That is unfair. I never said that the OP worked for a cut rate contractor I said that I would expect that you would see less talented people working for cut rate contractors. He could have just been unlucky, worked with a low quality contractor, or hired a cut rate contractor.
I make no claim to which of those is true.

Comment: Re:Most degrees from India... (Score 5, Insightful) 264

That is very unfair. It could be that just the ones that are willing to work for cut rate contractors have limited skill sets... Who would have guessed.
India has a lot of very educated people in the tech fields. After all they have do have nuclear weapons, launch vehicles, and aerospace industry. All of which go very wrong very quickly without educated engineers working on them.

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