## Comment Re:Prior art? (Score 1) 282

I work at a real life central station baseloaded power plant that puts out 2250+ MW.

You sir, are an idiot.

I work at a real life central station baseloaded power plant that puts out 2250+ MW.

You sir, are an idiot.

You recall incorrectly. Only very high energy beta particles can penetrate the skin.

KentuckyFC writes *"The critical concept that makes a black hole black is the event horizon: a theoretical boundary in space through which light and other objects can pass in one direction but not the other. Since light cannot escape the event horizon, it must be black. The event horizon is a nuisance to astrophysicists because it hides the interesting new physics that must go on inside a black hole. What they would like is a way to get rid of the event horizon so that they can see what goes on behind it. It turns out that just such a thing may be possible, say physicists. According to the mathematics of general relativity, the event horizon should disappear if a black hole were fed enough charge and angular momentum relative to its mass. However the calculations are so fiendish (PDF) that nobody knows whether the black hole would shed this extra angular momentum and charge before it could settle into a stable 'naked' state. However, the possibility that the event horizon could be destroyed raises the question of what astrophysicists would see behind this veil. According to some, black holes are regions of spacetime with infinite curvature called singularities. Many believe that 'naked' singularities cannot exist in nature. And yet there are enough question marks to suggest that this mystery is far from settled."*

Yep. The Thorium is bred to U-233, then the U-233 is fissioned.

Thorium Reactors ARE breeder reactors.

insubordination or repeated violation of

rules such as showing up on time.Either the journalist is a product of the LA school system or the LA school system mandates that teachers show up late.

Looks more like YOU are a product of the LA school system. The reporters usage is correct. He is talking about a rule, i.e., the rule to show up on time.

How about a dedsign requirement that the core cannot go critical with even the most reactive single control rod totally removed from the reactor under any circumstances?

This is what we have now and is a direct result of that 1960 accident.

Logic is a pretty flower that smells bad.