Samsung's 840 EVO 500GB dipped below $0.5/GB unformatted on Newegg a couple weeks ago, with coupon.. IIRC the Crucial M550 512GB at newegg is below $0.5/GB without coupon..
Meh, KDE really fucked me over in the 3.5->4 transition, getting rid of a bunch of features that I really liked.
Time for Disaster Area to build a stunt ship out of it...
With just one little comma...
"Teaching Creationism, As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools"
.. 30+ years ago?
(Saw it at EPCOT very many years ago...)
Consume spent fuel and waste, and turn it into power:
Though I think avoiding sodium (in a LFTR, for example) is a safer choice, given its behavior when wet..
He's doing it for the lulz, to tweak the particularly strident greentards that infect Australia.
That said, if Australia went full-bore into PRISM and LFTR development (by, perhaps, providing some funding but mostly just expediting red tape and silencing greenies/NIMBYs) they could very well build a 11- or 12-figure industry around it instead of leaving it to China or India.
If, as the best estimate suggests, the water rises about 8 inches by the year 2100, do we still plan on running 1970's reactors?
I doubt they'd PLAN for it, but with greenies and NIMBYs it would not be beyond the realm of possibility.
LFTRs would take up less space, be more efficient, and rather than consuming water for cooling they could use low-grade leftover process heat to desalinate water. So, instead of being a massive freshwater sink it would be a freshwater source for piping inland (or, depending on the site, a river could be reversed for that task?)
Indeed, between PRISM to burn existing nuclear waste, and LFTR, the world can have centuries if not millennia of linear energy growth, and by which time fusion may even be practical.
No nation is going to build an entire network of H2-dedicated pipelines and other infrastructure, so any sort of mass fueling of H2 will come from electrolysis (consumes freshwater and is expensive for power) or (most likely) reformation of natural gas piggybacking on the already-existing NG infrastructure.
So, how efficient would an H2 fuel cell vehicle be per mpg equivalent worth of reformed H2 from natural gas? How much is the net fuel cost per mile?
Now, IMO a more promising path would be using solid-oxide fuel cells that accept hydrocarbons directly, but IFF they can get at least 16-20kWh out of a gallon of gasoline, its volume and mass are comparable to an I4 or V6 engine, and the cost comes down to 5-10 cents per Watt.