Check this against the browser strings of those surfing Slahdot. Even as bad as Win 10 is I bet those numbers do a flip.
Check this against the browser strings of those surfing Slahdot. Even as bad as Win 10 is I bet those numbers do a flip.
Waste disposal issues disappear if they're allowed to make next-gen reactors. Much less waste and much easier to store.
That is like the blind men with the elephant. You have a much larger problem than what you realize.
You've never been on a mining site. Nuclear waste needs to include the stream of unnaturally enriched uranium tillings, the water you destroy permanently to get at it from in-situ type mining, the area contaminated by good ol' wind in the processing, the waste generated during processing and further refinement to actually get a usable product, then you get to the plant itself, the daughter products, the fact that anything that actually runs water through it *leaks*, and everything else down the road.
Insane liabilities that are largely externalized, huge capital costs, higher electricity rates, and the risk of losing say 1/3 of the United States productive capacity in the event of a major accident. All of this for a system that even if it works out right produces hundreds of tons of radioactive waste for every hour that plant runs. Oh, you didn't figure the mining into your equation? Of course not, you think that stuff just magically appears at Wal-Mart?
The problem is neutron embrittlement of the containment vessel. There comes a time where it must be replaced and at that point all that's left is the steam infrastructure.
I would mod you up if I had the points.
The neutron bombardment literally causes hydrolysis, and the hydrogen actually penetrates hardened nickel steel! When this steel expands and contracts with thermal changes the steel literally has sections that pop out, sometimes resulting in cracks at joints or even along the entire plumbing -- including the pressure vessel itself.
There is a Swiss reactor that we literally refer to as the Swiss cheese reactor for this reason. The cracks there are not just in the plumbing, but the pressure vessel itself, and the pictures are truly frightening if you think about the age of that reactor and the proposed age of reactors here.
There is another issue though, its the actual concrete that surrounds the plant that is also subject to embrittlement; sometimes this is caused by things like salt water (concrete is porous), but its being seen now that areas near the reactor itself the concrete is breaking down in unexpected ways due to low level neutron bombardment. This is your containment vessel.
Three mile island is FAR from the worst case in America, but since you mentioned it.
Three mile island actually suffered a partial core meltdown. A lot of people don't know. Partial core meltdown, think about that for a second, and that only a single correct decision prevented that from becoming a full core meltdown.
Nothing happened? I think the people in the river valley region where they have seen 100-1200% cancer increases and for a few so rare cancers as to be improbable to happen its hard to calculate. Beyond that was it awful? No, but if you lived in the valley, when they vented their radionuclides -- those hung over the valley due to the lack of wind and the way the pressure fronts came together. It could have been a lot worse, and it was mere minutes from becoming a lot worse.
which is what the guy who just killed 10 people in oregon thought
congratulations, you're not part of the problem, you are the problem
the second amendment references a *well-regulated* militia. in today's language, that means well trained
*according to the will of the founding fathers* therefore, we must institution a policy of knowing how to use a gun, of being regularly tested, and trained BEFORE you get one. like a car
"but it's a constitutional right, not like a car..."
the fucking second amendment says WELL-REGULATED. well trained: our forefathers had a musket since childhood. they used it to catch game to eat, to protect form hostile forces on the frontier, to answer the call of community action in groups. they knew how to use a gun. the forefathers would not support any retard getting a gun just easy like that. they fucking said so: WELL-REGULATED, well trained
in the last century it's become about handguns, individual action, urban environments, and the focus on crime. so now it's about any asshole getting any gun he wants without the slightest fucking clue about how to use one? and we've completely forgotten the WELL-REGULATED (well-trained) part of what the founding fathers knew about guns. it is judicial activism from the last century and we need to get back to our constitutional roots. dirty harry is not the basis of the second amendment. the minuteman is. and he knew how to use his fucking gun!
hot heads seek the path of least resistance. if a gun is hard to get, they don't get one. as proven on all of our social and economic peers in the world. they grab a knife. which is far less lethal. they don't build bombs, because that's not a casual effort, that's a far more rare insane maniac. we're not preventing all massacers, we're only preventing 90% of them because guns are so easy to get. and easy to use and kill easily. that's the actual problem
Can insane people buy drugs? Are illegals a problem? Sex slavery? All of those are harder to smuggle than guns and explosives at the border -- especially our southern border! Do you think street gangs end up with fully automatic guns just by robbing FFL holders?!? Really??
John Allen Muhammad & Malvo (DC Snipers), Omar Sheriff Thornton, Aaron Alexi, Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton, Christopher Dorner -- just to name a few!
By capita -- mass shooters end to ASIAN, e.g., Virginia Tech, and they tend to have higher body counts.
By strict definition 4 or more in a short span -- 16% of mass shooters are black. Roughly their equal with the population (a few points higher). However, if we include serial killers and multiple murderers in this -- the numbers skew black per capita in a hurry. Herd of the ZEBRA killings? Yahwey Ben Yahwey?
America has a race problem, not a gun problem. Its not polite to say it, buts its also accurate. Keep in mind for "white shootings" -- until this year hispanics were counted as white if they committed a crime.
Everything I have told you can easily be verified on HIGHLY LEFTIST Mother Jones, and the FBI UCR.
I'm older than many of you, and I have a longer memory.
I find Google blocking things to be highly annoying. Try the search of Google shopping for a confederate flag or battle flag of Virginia as an example.
I go to Bing, and the first results are relevant. It makes me wonder how many other things are being Google-Washed away. IMHO Google has hit the tipping point where it will start to drive users away to other search engines because of their corporate behavior.
This is mostly going to be a benefit to cheating spouses who lock their phones constantly. The tech is mildly interesting, but it would suck to get locked out your phone because of a minor burn or a cut while making a hoagie. I can guarantee that this stuff can happen even with that technology. Facial and fingerprint scanners have been notoriously bad, even when they spend the money trying to make a better one.
Now as to beating it -- I'm willing to bet a piece of paper with the print with some clay attached and pressed into the shape (roughly) of a finger) could fool it. They aren't as clever as they think they are.
As to yearly physicals with labs -- the only times I see them here are for certain occupations where you need to be alert to not kill others (truck drivers, crane operators..etc), or when a company wishes to control you actions off of the clock (E.g. Mercy Health System that now tests its people for a variety of things that have nothing to do with job performance and everything to do with lifestyle).
$1300 or roughly the cost of a single injected dose of morphine from my last hospital bill.
Just for those curious, you CAN get dirt shipped in very big plastic/kevlar bags that are strapped to pallets. This is similar to the way certain heavy (coffee being one that is just starting to move to this) food shipments are being handled. Of course, it does require a heavy loader, flat bed, straps for the flat bed, and roads improved enough (and all year enough if its not summer and dry) to get your shipment to you. These bags can even be air lifted by CH-47 helicopter (I believe it can carry up to 2 of them, but I'm not well versed in this method of transport). These are not the 10-20-40lb bags of toil soil you see for sale at the lawn and garden shop (although the larger plastic bags could just as easily be stuffed with them, and those 10-20-40lb bags can be wrapped on pallets and shipped as well.
The shipping will cost a lot more than buying local, but you will still pay shipping then too, and still need loading equipment.
I've often wondered how northern Canadians tough it out when it melts and during the very heavy drifts when its hard to get supplies in. The latter is probably easier to deal with than the mud though!
but I don't think anyone is (seriously) arguing for getting rid of all prisons or fines.
We probably need prisons to some degree, but all fines, and all profit made off of prisons should definitely be stopped. It should legitimately cost the government enough to put a person in prison so as to discourage its use for petty things.
As a constitutional matter, this should immediately extend to things such as having to pay for pretrial monitoring, anger/drug/whatever classes ordered pretrial, and any other conditions other than some sum of money sufficient enough to compel you to return for trial.
Its bad enough we pick the pockets of those on probation as an alternative, but doing it to the innocent (and under the law they are) pretrial is obscene.
Did No Such Agency ever publicly take credit for the Iranian centrifuge debacle?!? No? So I wouldn't expect NK to do it either if they did.
Trying to get your health care records changed to only reflect accurate information now is pretty much impossible. Even the doctors cannot retract information -- only make an amendment to it. I had an associate with spinal stenosis. He was on some pretty heavy pain medicines. He ended up having a slip and fall, and went to the ER. The ER doctor was someone he had known in high school, and didn't even remember having slighted him. The doctor put him down as opioid addicted, treatment resistant, and marked him as "DO NOT ADMINISTER NARCOTICS" in the BJC system. He likely wouldn't have found out about that until he was sucked into a hospital stay or another ER visit, except that this guy went the extra asshat step of contacting his doctor. Okay, his GP accepts the call, schedules him an extra appointment asking "Did your pain drugs contribute to you breaking your
Worse, he can't just omit X from the records. Once one other party got the records from BJC, they had to include the records from BJC in the transfer. So one asshat can make your life extremely difficult.
McCain probably wants to napalm Africa.
DHS does! They had some moron on CNN who stated "EBOLA is the ISIS of viruses! We need to treat EBOLA exactly the same way we treat ISIS!"
So I was reeling for a moment, and I thought to myself "What are we going to do? Launch a mess of cruise missiles and bomb west Africa even back further toward the stone age than it already is?"
If people were not dying I would say its one great big government psyop the way they handle it. Fear porn. However, at some point someone does need to step up and actually act in the interests of the citizens of this country and impose some travel restrictions. Otherwise we will get a full year of ISIS-EBOLA-CNN-ZOMBIE-FEAR-PR0N!@! to go with Americans getting infected and killed in possibly large numbers.
I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.