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Comment Re:Paradox (Score 1) 183

... I'd prefer it if it was all white though because of the heat, ...

You do realise that they wear black because it's cooler?

No I didn't. I know you *look* cooler in black however I thought in all that heat you would just be better off not having a second layer of clothes over whatever else you are wearing. Perhaps I could wear a pair of swimmers underneath or something - or go nude under it perhaps.

Not being disrespectful here, I really do like the anonymity aspect of it.

Comment this sux waiting for it (Score 1) 101

Seriously, living in a place like highlands ranch, which is loaded with well-to-do techies, and having other communities around here, it sux waiting for Google to get here.
Come on Google, work with netflix, amazon, etc and spread out faster. All it takes is a bit of money from all of you to really his this hard.

Comment Re:A good reason to replace old reactors (Score 1) 140

So why does this never, ever happen?

It doesn't?

The last PWR built in the UK was Sizewell B. What do you think Sizewell A was?

The two EPRs planned are Hinkley point C. What do you think Hinkley point A and B were?

The EPR being build in France is Flamanvile 3. What do you think Flamanville 1 and 2 are?

Comment Re:If you really want to see how bad it was... (Score 1) 140

In contrast, just about every other reactor design has a built-in negative feedback mechanism of some kind. That is, while you can actively screw up the reactor -- slam the control rods full open and override the automatic emergency shutdown system for example -- and cause a problem, you can also more or less just walk away from the controls and the reactor will slowly shut down by itself after some hours or days with zero chance of a meltdown.

As Fukushima shows that happens not to be true.

Most currently running designs will shut down, but if the cooling is turned off most of them will still melt down due to decay heat.

Now, without massive destruction of surrounding infrastructure (like an enormous earthquake and tsunami) and near-total incompetence by the operator that is not likely to happen. But, as Fukishima shows, it can happen.

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