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Comment: Re:Just wait until they become hackable (Score 1) 26

by denis-The-menace (#47733319) Attached to: A Better Way To Make Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

It is a legitimate concern not brought up in the most tactful way. Anybody in their 20s should push for this because they will have one in 30 years or so. It might even be a job requirement ( ) (yup, it still gets hacked in the series)

Just look at what they can do with a CAN-bus in cars today:

Now imagine people instead of car. Yup, that's coming. Nothing's off limits.

If it's doable, some asshole will go for it.
Whether it's for kicks or cash.

Comment: Re:Real Reasons Thorium is Being Held Up (Score 1) 204

by denis-The-menace (#46983597) Attached to: Thorium: The Wonder Fuel That Wasn't

RE: 2) The salt 'plug' that is often cited as a major safety asset for the LFTR has some major engineering obstacles that have been be able to be addressed yet

Can you list a few of these "some major engineering obstacles" ?
The only salt plug I've read about are "Freeze plugs" that melt upon "a bad thing" happening.

Comment: Should have gone with thorium (Score 0) 174

If they would have TRIED with something like LFTR (liquid fluoride thorium reactor) we would have something by now. They HAD a reactor working but moth-balled it in the 70s.

Bravo 1%'rs. Profits are in. Progress is out.

Within 10 years China/India will sell us thorium-based solution for a massive profit.
Just watch.

Comment: Too bad it's impossible* to reuse nuclear waste (Score 2) 154

Too bad it's impossible* to reuse nuclear waste.

*Impossible because the rules in the US are as such that you are not allowed to do anything that could result in threatening the revenue stream to current nuclear energy giants. Guess who helped write them?

Technological solutions exists but China will have a solution within 10-20years and we will buy from them because of these "Super Important" laws.

When that happens, the US will rightfully become the banana republic it so desperately want to become.

"A car is just a big purse on wheels." -- Johanna Reynolds