Who exactly? All the parties of the original war? I mean, technically speaking, is the US, UK, and South Korea at war with China, the Soviet Union, and North Korea, then?
(Genuine curiosity of the techincal details.)
The armistice is between UN (represented US) and NK with China. US would be automatically involved if the armistice was broken by treaty between SK and US. China would automatically be involved also though I'd imagine they'd be in a very uncomfortable position.
I've read up quite a bit on the fast reactor, so I understand quite a bit on the potential benefits at least in layman terms, but not being a nuclear engineer, I have no clue how well those potentials translates in practical terms.I believe they can be made much safer eventually, but I don't think I understand enough to see if they can really produce less long lived high level waste with cost factored in. Is it possible for them to transmute most of the long lived waste without affecting the economy of power generation too negatively.
Also, I think I understand most of the technical challenges associated with fast type reactors, and it seems to me that most of the challenges should be able to overcome with more trials. Yet, there really aren't production level trials besides BN-600/800 and some research reactors in India. Is it mostly political problems or is there still significant engineering challenges that prevents larger scale trials? And finally, how promising is the BN-600 design really? Is BN-800 off to pretty good start?
I wonder nuclear energy's chance to shine might be sailing away. I have to imagine it'd take another 10-20 years before fast/breeder reactors are ready to replace fossil fuel reactors in large scale, and solar energy probably would be ready for large scale generation by then.
The AOL crowd showed up in the mid 90's and essentially destroyed the original internet culture. This was not an improvement.
Well, AOL was merely the beginning of what was probably inevitable any way. Besides, Usenet(where AOL crowd's presence were really felt) is only a small part of the internet, and I'd say the internet is overall more useful place now because of its universal access.
That said, I do miss the old Usenet. There just isn't anything quite like it, and I don't think there can ever be anything like it again.
Now immagine you are locked up between four concrete walls with a toilet and bed. The first few days (Week at the very most) will probably be nice and relaxing. Afterwards I will just simply be going insane from boredom..
I don't disagree that solitary confinement would suck, but for for me, it'd be because of the confinement part. Some people just does not have a problem with boredom part. Growing up as an only child, I have never really felt boredom much less any sense of loneliness. I'm not some weird anti social shut in either. I've always had friends and now a wife with a child. I don't think my social skill is terribly different from most people. I just never had a need to rely on it.
"It says he made us all to be just like him. So if we're dumb, then god is dumb, and maybe even a little ugly on the side." -- Frank Zappa