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Comment Re:Dear Brain Master (Score 1) 108

And for those who don't feel like hitting wiki...

The liquid fluoride thorium reactor (acronym LFTR; often pronounced lifter) is a type of molten salt reactor. LFTRs use the thorium fuel cycle with a fluoride-based, molten, liquid salt for fuel. Molten-salt-fueled reactors (MSRs) supply the nuclear fuel in the form of a molten salt mixture. They should not be confused with molten salt-cooled high temperature reactors (fluoride high-temperature reactors, FHRs) that use a solid fuel.[1] Molten salt reactors, as a class, include both burners and breeders in fast or thermal spectra, using fluoride or chloride salt-based fuels and a range of fissile or fertile consumables. LFTRs are defined by the use of fluoride fuel salts and the breeding of thorium into uranium-233 in the thermal spectrum. In a LFTR, thorium and uranium-233 are dissolved in carrier salts, forming a liquid fuel. In a typical operation, the liquid is pumped between a critical core and an external heat exchanger where the heat is transferred to a nonradioactive secondary salt. The secondary salt then transfers its heat to a steam turbine or closed-cycle gas turbine.[2] This technology was first investigated at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Molten-Salt Reactor Experiment in the 1960s. It has recently been the subject of a renewed interest worldwide.[3] Japan, China, the UK and private US, Czech, Canadian[4] and Australian companies have expressed intent to develop and commercialize the technology. LFTRs differ from other power reactors in almost every aspect: they use thorium rather than uranium, operate at low pressure, receive fuel by pumping without shutdown, entail no risk of nuclear meltdown, use a salt coolant and produce higher operating temperatures.[5] These distinctive characteristics give rise to many potential advantages, as well as design challenges.

Comment Re:Labor burden (Score 1) 263

There is a big difference between IT consulting work and being a security guard, so yeah, the multiplier would be higher for skilled work. No offense (to security guards) but a LOT more people can be a security guard than can do IT consulting, I have often wished for a nice quiet security job where you sit around all day basically doing nothing (I could get SO much reading done) but then I think about the salary I would get, and go back to my keyboard.

Comment Re:Go ahead (Score 1) 198

Or stop being fvcking stupid and build better security in, we ALREADY know it's a problem, the slow ass law machine should catch up and start penalizing companies who have crappy security NOW, before there are another million unprotected devices. I will wager that it's going to take a couple of high profile deaths before they do anything.

Comment Re:"Researchers from Oxford and Durham" (Score 1) 190

Clearly you know fvckall about the real Africa.
Bribes are the only way to get things done, it's part of their culture(s) and they see nothing wrong with it.
Which is why they look so surprised when they get caught out, because as far as they are concerned it's business as usual, which it usually is.
So a very select few get super filthy rich, while the rest continue living in abject poverty.
Welcome to Africa!
Although to be fair, it happens elsewhere as well, it's not just in Africa, Russia is apparently just as bad (but I wouldn't know personally).

Comment Re:Go ahead (Score 1) 198

From an AC post further up

General Electrics: "Oh, we didn't tell you but we'll need a 24/7 IPSec VPN to this 500,000€ piece of equipment (and all its consoles) you just bought from us." Me: "What." General Electrics: "I know your medical imagery dept. is currently airgapped but hey, easy enough to correct, right?" Me: "Yeah, no, it's not that easy." General Electrics: "Then I'm afraid you've got a 500,000€ paperweight until you comply with our demands." That was last year.

They should just replace all passwords with biometric sensors. I'm in a third world country and a company I worked at before put biometric sensors EVERYWHERE, log into your PC, go through a door they want to restrict access to, unlock a till at one of their branches etc. etc.
They are cheap enough nowadays to make them a viable alternative.

Comment Re:Fuck ALL those assholes! (Score 1) 660

It didn't and wouldn't stop the next one either. Who's to say the guy wasn't "radicalized" by under cover TLA's so that they could shove shit like this down your throats? I have long suspected the TLA's sit back and do nothing when they know someone is going to pop a lid so they can force through laws which otherwise no one would even think of allowing.

Comment Re:Three-dimensional? Huh? (Score 2) 112

Occasionally (maybe once per quarter) have an all-hands meeting and have each team give a 3 minute presentation on what it's doing so people have an idea what else is going on, same as any other large development organization.

I could not agree more!!!
Lots of companies I have worked in seem to treat everything as a secret, or just have really bad communication at any rate. You find out about things happening through the grapevine, and all the broken telephone crap that comes with that.

Comment Re:Fuck that... (Score 1) 244

I worked with a young guy who was proud that he had never ever read a book from cover to cover.
Not one.
I asked him how the hell he got through english in school then, and he said "Study guides".
I suppose technically he finished study guides, but actually reading the book...

I wish they would bring back the wadsworth constant.
Then I wouldn't really give a shit if everything ended up as a video, I don't want to have to sit through some ass hat telling me to go check out his other videos, what his cat ate for breakfast, or how wonderful he thinks he is.

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