I'd take issue with your characterization of styrofoam. We don't want inert substances in landfills, we want biodegradable ones. Also the use of inert plastics does cause problems, the pacific garbage patch being one example.
Certainly. Anti nuclear protestors are the shock troops hired by fossil fuel interests to kill nuclear.
Nah, that comparison does not stand. There was not an influential, well funded anti Iraq war lobby. There is an influential, well funded environmental lobby. I do agree with you that the existing nuclear industry is ossified and resistent to change, but it goes beyond that. There is strident political, ideological resistence to nuclear on the left, and willful laziness with nuclear on the right.
And environmentalists give the lobbyists political cover. And the environmental lobby itself has considerable power, if you hadn't noticed.
Oh, it'll come from outside the US. China is the best bet so far.
Citations, please. Your numbers for Chernobyl are not reflected in the U.N. report.
And all of those accidents combined have killed how many people? Compare that to the projected effects of climate change...
Until nuclear is no longer suppressed for political reasons energy generation will be dirty.
Environmentalists need to take their heads out of their asses.
Not just non-techies. I'm about as tech-a-licious as they come and I love the tablet form factor, and especially one with a cellular data connection. For casual browsing from anywhere you just can't beat it.
AFAIK the Chinese MSR test reactor is still going forward. No recent news to the contrary.
I guess we'll see when the bulb gets delivered. Only time will tell. And its not kickstarter that makes any claims, its the individual projects. I have gotten useful products from each project I've contributed to so far.
In that case the 12W Nano Light will blow the Philips light out of the water.
In a free market companies are free to do whatever they want, so they manipulate. I think what you desire is a well regulated market, or at least one where the power of the companies is balanced out by the power of employees, i.e. unionization.
So do you see any legitimate use for the H-1B program?