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Comment: Re:Wait until those lamers find out... (Score 1) 373

THTR was not experimental, it was a commercial power plant.
Even "proven" commercial power plants had their share of problems. And even today they are too expensive. Look what happens in Finland where they are trying to build a simple PWR for years and failing again and again.

Comment: Re:Wait until those lamers find out... (Score 1) 373

Sorry, but this is bullshit.

First, nuclear never has produced the majority of electrical power in Germany so it most certainly wasn't the "source upon which they built the predominant economy". In fact, it was coal that did the job. Ruhr area's coal and steel industry fueled the German economic miracle.

Second, it was too expensive and too problematic. You really should look up what a massive failure THTR was (and AVR before that). Reprocessing also was way too expensive.

The difference between you - apparently an armchair atomic playboy - and the German anti nuclear activists is that the German ones actually know what they are talking about. Take Klaus Traube. He used to be a leading engineer and then CEO of the German AEG and US General Dynamics atomic energy division. He has been anti nuclear energy many years.

Comment: Re:Wait until those lamers find out... (Score 1) 373

Germany had commercial nuclear power since the sixties. There is still no permanent waste repository here. Besides, Germany has invested a lot of money in nuclear power in the 80ies. It didn't work out. Thorium pebble bed reactors were a massive failure.

Besides, the German population doesn't want nuclear power.
Here is a pretty good explanation, why: http://www.worldpolicy.org/blo...

Comment: Re:De-americanization has officially began (Score 1) 206

by dunkelfalke (#47332953) Attached to: Germany Scores First: Ends Verizon Contract Over NSA Concerns

The ruble is so untrusted that commerce within Russia often is done in dollars as Russia is the largest holder of US banknotes in the world.

It's not the nineties anymore.

China - well let me know when their currency flows are not restricted, and they adopt some sort of internationally accepted accounting standard.

I am letting you know thus.

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