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Comment Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 157

That is an obsolete gaseous diffusion plant which is no longer operating, and the contamination is of a sort which may be found at many a large industrial site.

Yes, I am aware it is no longer in service. I took the data while it was operating.

As such, it isn't the best example, unless you are looking for something nuclear to complain about.

No, it's the example that I had used. If I had picked fracking or coal or anything else I would like the data to be available on that as well.

Fortunately, there are better ways to enrich uranium today,

What are they?

and a LFTR won't need any enrichment at all.

How does that address the issue of the radioactive waste from the current fleet of nuclear reactors. Do thorium reactors burn up DU and plutonium.

Providing data is a useful service, and should be unrelated to climate science, even for a refrigerant of concern.

We should have data on all industrial pollutants in the environment.

The summary doesn't make it clear if this is also gone, and it seems disingenuous of the summary to conflate the two.

Well, as long as we have the data available.

Comment Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 157

I used EPA data to find out about the CFC114 emissions from uranium enrichment from Paducah. The data was presented as CSV that I downloaded and then put into a spreadsheet to find out just how much was being released.

It wasn't easy, however when you put in the work the EPA data is pretty useful. So much for progress, I doubt polluters will see this as bad news now that public accountability isn't something they have to worry about.

Comment Re:firewall (Score 2) 117

I had frequent debates with idiots who couldn't comprehend why personal firewalls were fucking stupid.

It's hard to understand why if you don't explain yourself.

Just close the fucking ports

Should have told them to pull out the ethernet cable, hey why not just drop network support altogether.

But maybe you have something to offer, so why don't you enlighten me?

Comment Re:Fingerprints of the Gods (Score 1) 236

"Members of the scholarly and scientific community have described the proposals put forward in the book as pseudoscience and pseudoarchaeology"

Quackademics have years invested in their thesis, they don't want their investments disturbed by new evidence.

And Carl Sagan didn't have much positive to say about the second one

Well he was dead for 15 years before it was published, so maybe he hasn't had a chance.

Comment Re:Correlation is not causality (Score 1) 232

It's also possible that the ride itself reduces stress and that has a beneficial effect on the immune system.

My main concern from cycling to work is being able to have a shower when I get there so I don't stink everyone else out. I used to ride to work when it was close enough and now I am close enough again it is something Ive been looking forward to do to improve my fitness after recovering from injury.

The biggest issue I've had with cycling to work is some drivers. They approach from behind and don't realize that sometimes I'm swerving to avoid holes or other obstacles they would just drive over. Then there are some real jerks. Once when riding to work a driver positioned the front wheel of his vehicle about a metre or so from the back wheel of my bike and maintained that position while I was trying to avoid obstacles. Probably not the worst story out there but it shows that some people will menace you for riding a bike for no other reason than they can.

So I think the unmentioned thing in this article is all the bike riders that have suffered some injury because of someone driving a car and how careful you have to be so you don't end up mangled by one.

Comment Cygwin (Score 2) 109

Meanwhile Cygwin already does this and much more. Essentially bash on Win 10 that seems like an admission that powershell, whilst powerful, is about as an inelegant and clunky as it gets.

As a fallback my colleague did a installation of cygwin on Windows 10 and it seems to be broken after working flawlessly since XP. I've got a new install of Win10 for testing cygwin on as the Microsoft offering is pretty primitive. I don't understand why microsoft doesn't get behind the cygwin project and make it better as it already does what they are attempting to do, only better.

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