— Exelon's six nuclear power plants in Illinois have failed to turn a profit over the last five years, and the 27-year-old plant here is the most vulnerable for closing, a Chicago Tribune analysis has found.
Chicago-based Exelon, parent of Commonwealth Edison, and the nation's largest operator of nuclear power plants, said last month that unless market conditions improve, it will announce plant closings by the end of this year.""
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But a nuclear watchdog group said Thursday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission continues to be marred by inconsistent enforcement and safety lapses in overseeing America’s 100 nuclear power plants.
“Like Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic character Dr. Jekyll, the NRC is plagued by a split personality,” said David Lochbaum, the Chattanooga-based director of the Union of Concerned Scientists Nuclear Safety Project. “In many cases, the agency does an admirable job protecting the public and industry workers by enforcing safety regulations. But the agency too often turns into Mr. Hyde, and that kind of behavior could lead to a serious accident.”....
Last year, there were 14 instances at 10 nuclear plants that prompted extra NRC inspections and oversight, which Lochbaum termed “near misses.” That was the smallest number since the Union of Concerned Scientists began tracking such events in 2010.
“While both the number and severity of near-misses dropped in 2013 compared with events from 2010 to 2012, it is far from time to declare victory and reallocate resources and attention elsewhere,” Lochbaum said.""
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I think basically Newsweek would claim "we did all this research and a lot of points to this guy as being the guy. Our news story doesn't say "this guy is the guy, our news story lays out the evidence and says we think this is the guy based on this evidence."
Fair? Maybe not, but I'm guessing the newspaper's free speech rights cover their ability to investigate and speculate as long as they are clear about the fact that they are indeed speculating. It's a question of ethics and credibility as to whether the evidence is of enough quantity and quality that they should publish a news story speculating.
This. And I think it's not even endgame, there's shorter time horizon strategic value to have surplus crude in the US where we're not needing to rely on imports in a crisis situation.
We can keep the tankers running in brushfire wars, when we start tangoing with the big boys that's not as good of an option. Being able to get it at home is a lot more appealing.
I don't follow bitcoin enough to know one way or another, but there's a commonly stated idea that the guy who invented bitcoin is sitting on a big stash of coins because he was able to mine them when it was much easier to do so.
If that's true or even if it's a strong maybe, if Newsweek could find him then presumably anyone motivated enough, good motive or bad, could find him, and the idea that he's sitting on a lot of bitcoin ought to be a big motivation for black hats to find him. And by black hats, I don't just mean networking black hats, but the kind of black hats operate on a more physical level, be they organized crime, intelligence service types or others of a similar ilk.
You could make an argument that publicity actually helps him in this regard, because it raises his profile enough that it makes it more difficult to use violence or intimidation against him.
None of this is necessarily an ethical argument for outing him on circumstantial evidence or outing him at all, but as bitcoin has grown in publicity the risk of being outed has only grown for him. He could have controlled the process by controlling his own public exposure instead of being "outed".
It's not because they are non-white racial groups, but that poverty and other social problems are so over-represented in those groups. This seems to have two effects, low parental participation (engagement in-school and engagement in homework, reading, and other similar learning reinforcement) as well kids who bring their at-home social problems with them to school.
This leaves teachers and schools struggling with a whole bunch of social welfare problems schools are ill-equipped and funded to handle as well forcing teachers to devote a lot of time on remedial learning, which hurts the educational opportunities for the kids who are more or less in the median.
And I think it drives well-meaning school officials into a hopeless struggle to close the "achievement gap" which is in actuality trying to solve the much larger social welfare problems. They end up dysfunctional from fighting problems of scale which greatly exceed their resources.
It looks to me like CarPlay exploits the iPhone (and iPad, AFAIK) ability to use an HDMI display as a second monitor rather than an in-dash computing device on its own. When plugged into the CarPlay interface, the home screen gets output to the in-dash display and switches to a dumbed-down, big-icon interface that only displays apps with CarPlay approved display/interfaces.
CarPlay hardware is probably just a custom Lightning HDMI dongle (more or less) that handles video and touch input, meaning that it probably will have an Android analog that somehow works with Android HDMI output. I'm not enough of an Android user to know if Android HDMI output works similarly as a "second" display the way iOS does or not or if Android has an external touch capability the way CarPlay apparently does.
I could be totally wrong about all this, but I can't see carmakers buying into iOS and Apple's control enough to actually let them own the infotainment system down to hardware & software or it being at all practical to actually have iOS run in the dash.