we are activating very slow bombs which will (virtually) never be deactivated (by the way, I guess that this is what your video is about. Unfortunately, the link does not work).
The film keeps being uploaded to Youtube, and then removed again by YT because of a copyright complaint. Many people feel strongly anough that the film should be seen that they keep re-uploading it, and so the silly battle goes on.
When you start a single nuclear power plan, you are triggering a set of consequences which the Earth and the future generations will be bearing no matter what during the next quite a few thousands of years.
The film is superb, and will likely leave you quiet and thoughtfuil for days afterwards (though perhaps you already know about it). The Onkalo project is ongoing, and won't be completed till most of us are dead - it consists of the construction in Finland of an underground repository for nuclear waste, designed to keep the waste safely away from unsuspecting individuals until decay renders it "safe". That is, for so long that all knowledge of the creation of the repository may have been lost, and all languages that might be used for creating notices about the repository have changed utterly. The challenges involved are sobering.
Search at Youtube for "Onkalo", and you will find a variety of video clips, full and partial, at any given time.
The reply about breaking walls of text into paragraphs is worth noting, especially in these days of soundbite culture and bloody tablet devices
But your basic point is sound IMO. We have a serious energy supply problem: we cannot continue burning fossil fuels. Quite apart from the putative impact on the global-warming problem, fossil fuels are a dead-end road - we don't have very much left. Coal takes 400 million years to form (IIRC), and oil even longer. It's not just boiling water - pretty much every activity in modern civilisation (and especially our beloved Internet) needs electricity.
We need a way forward into the long-term future, and unfortunately (again, IMO) nuclear technology seems likely to be necessary.
The second part of your point needs emphasizing: nuclear technology is highly dangerous, and utterly filthy (certainly for fission) - and this is not being properly brought home to the general public. As has been pointed out, Chernobyl and Fukushima are now dead zones, and we don't want any more of that. Furthermore, even without disasters, fission power stations are extremely difficult, verging on impossible, and hugely expensive, to decommission. And nobody knows what to do with the waste products. All we can do is bury the damn stuff somewhere.
And at this point, it's time to refer the reader once again to the excellent analysis in the film Onkalo - Into Eternity
"Onkalo must last 100,000 years. Nothing built by man has lasted even one tenth of that time"
Those produce something useful.
Sorry - you are of course, quite right. I have indeed enjoyed having my telephone sanitized, by a specialist with the proper tools, on numerous occasions.
But their inclusion on the list was obligatory really - it's a B-Ark thing
Send the most worthless and despicable members of society into deal with the problem
Politicians, lawyers, CEOs, Priests, Psychiatrists, priests, and the like
Excellent idea, no need to waste finely-engineered, highly valuable hi-tec robots - but your list forgot to include marketing morons, advertising "creatives", financial trader types, property speculators, environmental polluters, all other kinds of greedy, self-centered, planet-wrecking ignoramuses, and of course telephone sanitizers
On debian, you would use 'man inittab'
I hardly think Debian's inittab man page constitutes adequate documentation of the content, function and format of the damn thing. I've read it, and am not much the wiser.
I was trying to find out why the default runlevel in Squeeze is 2, and starts whatever GUI desktop you have installed, although runlevels 3, 4 and 5 are also available but do nothing different from 2. I'd have liked a clear description of how to tweak the file so the system starts multiuser but with just a dumb terminal console at first, only switching to GUI desktop if runlevel gets changed to, say, 3. Fat chance.
It's like doing 'man bash' in the hope of finding out what the bash syntax for a compound condition 'if' statement is
Interesting link, but - as others have asserted - the correct word is "meece"
How old are we anyway ? The correct answer is "staying young".
while 95% of the population still live in extreme poverty and could make more use of the billions wasted on this project
Nah, sorry, this argument doesn't work. Far more billions are wasted on completely useless military activity than the relatively miniscule space program of all nations put together - and the space programme at least has a use
As 'The Hawk' says, we urgently need to set up an off-world colony before the next asteroid strike wipes our species out. We had an unexpected visit from such an asteroid whizzing past inside the orbit of our geostationary satellites just a couple of days ago - this house-sized lump of rock was only detected for the first time about a week before it arrived. Who knows how long we've got before one of these things actually collides with us. Apparently such an event is now overdue in geological timescale terms.
More space programme please.
Mod parent up !
You are *not* to detonate in the bomb bay. I repeat, you are NOT to detonate in the bomb bay!
You have a massage (from the Swedish prime minister).