I don't know how often this must be accomplished, but there's no way it's more than a week before it must be done. If it is not done, I'm pretty confident you have less than a day before some alarm/safety system detects low water levels and stops feeding the boilers. After that happens it won't be long (minutes?) before a different safety system shuts down the reactor.
I replaced them with CFLs and everything has been good. I put the same kind of CFLs in my garage. The starters all died on them after about 6 months, presumably from either humidity (I live in the US midwest) or maybe it was the cold? Dunno.
Point of the post is that lifetime numbers given by the manufacturer are probably for the "best case" condition for the bulb to live in. I imagine in FL where they get far more lightning than in the US that LED bulbs might have a shorter life.
Next way-out-there question: The US is pretty tired of middle east involvements right now...but if there was a significant revolt in Iran, would the US jump in? Fund rebels? Deliver arms?
I can't find the bills online (spent 5 minutes on senate.gov), so I can't see if the bill provides some direction on which state gets to collect the tax. If someone finds the bills it would be great to provide a link.
Which leaves me thinking - is the HW in modern PCs that haphazard or is newegg (and others) trying to conserve a profit margin? I hope it's the latter.