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Comment: Re:Majority leaders home district (Score 3, Insightful) 157

The problem is that the storage of nuclear waste isn't passive, it requires active processes to keep the genie in the bottle.

This is only true for the first 5-10 years after the fuel is removed from the core for the last time. There are dry fuel storage sites all around the country where used nuclear fuel sits in steel casks in concrete bunkers, and is completely cooled by the ambient air and natural convection. This fuel, incidentally, is supposed to be in Yucca mountain.

Comment: Still very much a blizzard in CT, MA, RI (Score 1) 396

by technomom (#48915163) Attached to: "Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms
It's not like this wasn't a blizzard at all. Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts are all getting hit with a lot of snow and wind. What happened is that the model predicted more of a path over the Hudson Valley rather than interior Connecticut. It literally came down to which way the wind blew. The problem is that as hard as snowfall is to predict, predicting how a bunch of people are going to react in less than optimal weather is much harder.

Comment: Re:Surprised it didn't happen sooner (Score 1) 314

by technomom (#48839405) Attached to: Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing
Agree with you on the 2008 thing. I remember seeing ads around in the newspaper in 2002 or so for 105% mortgages (so that the borrowers could not only get 100% mortgage on their home but also so that they could borrow more for their OTHER bills). The fine print talked about it being APR....and having the rate change in 5 years. I recall saying to my husband, "Wow, how stupid can people be to take that?" Sad how many people were.

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