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Comment Re:I have tons of questions on this... (Score 1) 118

'Scientists have developed X' usually implies that this is a one off prototype in a lab somwhere, possibly using hand crafted instruments to operate and certainly not a streamlined manufacturing process.

That makes it hard to compare on many of those specifications with fully developed industrial products. Data density may be the only spec that they can truthfully give an accurate number for at this time.
Of course if you'd ask the right people you will get some great sounding numbers for all of your questions right now, but those are usually not the scientists.

Comment Re:Lots of unwarranted concerns (Score 5, Informative) 319

This has nothing to do with the move away from nuclear. I don't even know if Belgium is moving away from it. France certainly isn't, so it's not like 'Europe is moving away from nuclear'.

These particular reactors have a fail basicly each week. Just over new years weeks they shut down and restarted three times due to various problems. They have cracks in their containment. They are horribly outdated.
And not only is Belgium so small that any critical reactor failure would affect its neighbours directly anyway, they are also built right on the borders. So of course the neighbouring countries do have a word to say about these issues.

Comment Re:Interview "Grilling" or "Testing" is Poppycock (Score 1) 227

Most of the time I am not sure what Google app I am supposed to be in at the moment. They all seem to share some settings, but also have unique ones. I keep bouncing between (assumingly) gmail, g+, yt and others. But the names for each service change at random intervals too.

Comment Re:Secrets =~ Stigmas (Score 1) 308

I may be old fashioned, but I do not think any of my personal matters are a topic to discuss with random strangers on the net.

If they are not strangers though, then there is no need to make a special case just because the communication is online. Just make sure it is a private channel.

Comment Re:This just in: (Score 1) 274

That is a fallacy.

As you get old you will (most likely) become reliant on healthcare at some point. Sure you can keep all your risks low, but you are in a thousand 'risk groups' to get something or the other affliction. And all those little percentages start rising with age.
One of those is going to get you. Rarely do people just fall over and die and if they do, chances are they could have prevented that by going to the doctor more often.

As long as this happens after your retirement age, we as a society don't care that much wether it happens at 65 or 90 years.

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