A large swath of Ukraine is already radioactive due to Russian carelessness, so why not?
Tape it to the inside of your TV or some other device.
Yeah, so when they steal your TV, they get your encrypted life savings too!
That's all very interesting, except that all animals only borrow water - they give it back in the form of water vapor when they breathe, sweat (for some) and pee.
In the case of livestock production, the pee is usually used as fertilizer for the surrounding fields, as it holds nutrients that plants need. So there's a bit of efficiency to it.
Oh, and let's not forget how many small animals are run through farm machinery in the support of the vegan diet.
It's unlikely that there are any types of embedded sensors in dams built in the 1940s and 1950s. You know, back when we used to actually give a shit about building infrastructure in the US.
This is likely good old fashioned visual inspection either by drawing down the reservoir, or with divers.
The Wanapum dam holds back 796,000 acre feet of water. The next dam on the river has a capacity that is a fraction of that (237,100 acre feet), but the one after that is bigger than both of those combined, but not much.
All told, if we had a domino action of Wanapum and the 4 downriver dams failing, we'd be talking about 5,780,100 acre feet of water flowing past Portland, which would be a devastating event indeed.
Losing the 1.1MW of "green" electricity that Wanapum produces might turn out to be a bad thing.
But hey, that's what we've got the coal generator at Boardman for, right?
There's more than one dam downriver. In fact, there are five:
Priest Rapids Dam
John Day Dam
The Dalles Dam
But hey, we're only talking about 7.1 cubic kilometers of water behind those 5, right? What could possibly go wrong?
It's more about being able to still have agriculture in the hundreds of thousands of acres that get irrigated from the reservoirs behind the dams. These hydropower projects had three objectives, all wildly successful for the last 50 years:
1. Flood control
2. Electricity generation
3. Irrigation of the high plains surrounding the Columbia River
Most of the Columbia River dams were built in the 1950s after Harry Truman strong-armed Congress into passing the Flood Control Act of 1950 due to the second largest city in Oregon being wiped off the map when a levy broke in 1948.
Unfortunately we don't build things anymore. We barely maintain them.
All too often we see the management of a company sacrifice the future in favor of the next SEC-mandated 10-Q filing. Here we have a CEO of a publicly traded corporation telling some political douchebag to take his politics and shove them straight up his ass because it has no place in the management of this company, which is exactly what Slashdot has been clamoring for some CEO to do, and it's still questioned by Slashdot because it happens to be Apple.
If you don't think that guy was planted there by a DC-based conservative douche-tank in order to score a couple political points in the form of a press release, go read the douche-tank's press release. They trip over themselves to basically call everyone that voted down their ridiculous proposal the "Al Gore contingency" and left wing radicals because they have the audacity to spend some of the Cupertino Money Bin on doing something nice for the planet.
I wonder what these ultra-conservative fucksticks would have thought of Andrew Carnegie spending the vast majority of his steel profits on libraries and other philanthropic ventures; or Leland Stanford, a Whig, establishing an endowment for a university bearing his name, now one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world. Neither were profit oriented, and both are lasting and significant contributions to society nearly a century later.
Or, the submitter (and editor) are bad at the english language and actually meant to say that MtGoX held the impromptu press conference.
At least, that's how I interpreted it, since it's unlikely that a random Bitcoin guy could speak authoritatively regarding the financial mess that is MtGoX.
Yeah, you could still make your own, if you dug into the installer app and found the source DMG that it boots to for the install, and restored that to a USB stick with Disk Utility, or the command-line asr tool.
In fact, I used their InstallESD.dmg as a template for how to make a lightweight bootable removable drive for system imaging at my company. I have a 5GB USB stick image that contains the payload OS (10.8.5) as well as the installation packages for our required antivirus, data-at-rest encryption agent for laptops, software delivery agent, Java, the tool we use to connect to Active Directory, and a few scripts that name the machine properly and set up the network locations depending on what subnet it's on. Time from go button to login against AD? Around 8 minutes if you're on a solid state disk.
Works on USB, FireWire, and Thunderbolt.
believe that nuclear energy is like a controlled atomic bomb
I once saw someone argue that a reactor has far more uranium in it than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, thus if something went wrong it would be far worse.
I wanted to explain to him just how fucking stupid that was, but I just didn't have that kind of time. I instead told him to research the difference between "critical mass" and "supercritical mass".
And, you're right. This was your average liberal-leaning guy that is all about science unless you're talking about nuclear science. Then it's all horrific world-ending hysteria.