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Comment: Re:THIS DID NOT HAPPEN (Score 1) 189

by alien9 (#43383961) Attached to: Leak Found In Fukushima Tank Holding Radioactive Water
The assumption that proper regulations will solve the problem of used fuel maintenance may be right. What folks tend to ignore is that the fuel will have to be kept by future generations with the same zealous care (and the costs) and no profit, for tens of thousand years. Ah, yeah, add that used fuel is a nice material ready to be weaponized. It's arrogant and naive to assume that all the pools will be controlled and properly maintained by stabile and friendly governments for thousand years from now.

Comment: Re:Long term? (Score 1) 599

by alien9 (#43351473) Attached to: Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes
The Finnish seem to have addressed the problem, and according to some, it is not a simple task. People use to underestimate greatly the hazards posed by the nuclear waste. Also the stability of the governments and the interests of energy companies. Is it doable, to keep safe all of the rod pools of US? Probably for my generation, yes. Tens of thousand years are unknown matter.

Comment: as a foreigner, I... (Score 1) 1002

by alien9 (#38740422) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Can You Do About SOPA and PIPA?
cannot do very much other than watch while Americans debate whether they will or not allow a bunch of uneducated legislators attempt to destroy the internet as we know it. For the rest of the world, and that includes Americans along, is an opportunity to descentralize the control over the net. I guess this debacle will soon follow the approach of a substitute for the ICANN, and the internet will never be the same again, whatever government should be in control of a central identification system aka DNS.

Comment: Re:If only big government had stayed off their bac (Score 2) 308

by alien9 (#37843282) Attached to: Fukushima's Fallout Worse Than Thought

What a crap. The blind confidence on that godess called 'free market' is driving USA to the pit.

Mankind will always have herdish behavior and ultimately free market fails to prevent common people to avoid dangerous situations. What to say about big companies.

Government control agencies, if not highly bribed, are the only means to enforce some minimum standards of security to competitive markets like energy, where companies will always happily embrace some degree of risk for the profit's sake.

Once you abolish that said agencies you will have wild competition, corporate secrecy with no obligation to report any issues to the public.

You won't even know what is gonna hit you.

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable. -- C.B. Luce