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Comment Re:Better question (Score 1) 184

Are we to consider how Trump would react to every small and subtle world news item until he takes office?

You're right. We need to keep an eye on his Twitter account.

Trump has not held a press conference and answered any questions since July 27, so Twitter and 8chan are our best bet.

Don't worry, I already tweeted at him that he should switch to the more Presidential WEAs instead of twitter - that way, you wont miss his postings.

Comment Re:Can't wait to get one in my watch. (Score 1) 154

My 7th-9th grade physics teacher had a radium-based glow-in-the-dark watch, and would tell a story about how HIS physics teacher at uni would steer clear of him.
He had taken to store the watch in a metal box at the school, and used it for demonstrations of Geiger-counters :)

From a bit of googling, they'd use Radium-226, which is an alpha-emitter. Thinking a bit of crystal covering the dial, and a metal frame, and you're sorta safe, no?

Comment Re:Source? (Score 2) 250

The ECHR is not an EU construct, but separate from the EU, formerly EEC

ECHR:
The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (formally the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms) is an international treaty to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe. Drafted in 1950 by the then newly formed Council of Europe, the convention entered into force on 3 September 1953. All Council of Europe member states are party to the Convention and new members are expected to ratify the convention at the earliest opportunity.

Council of Europe:
The organisation is distinct from the 28-nation European Union (EU), although it is sometimes confused with it, partly because the EU has adopted the original European Flag which was created by the Council of Europe in 1955, as well as the European Anthem. No country has ever joined the EU without first belonging to the Council of Europe.

When the UK decided to BREXIT, they voted to break off from the EU - they will still be members of the Council of Europe, and subject the ECHR.

Comment Re:Isn't nuclear power a good thing? (Score 1) 249

...and I thought I was being....pedantic? :)

But you're right, there is ultimately nothing that doesn't have an aspect of consumption. I'd suggest to use Renewable to indicate whether the source material (fuel et al) is "trivially depleatable" - but it's not my place to do so.

Btw, PV is solar, but not all solar is PV :p

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