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03-28-2011, 07:32 PM #18
03-28-2011, 08:59 PM #19
03-28-2011, 09:18 PM #20
What's next? Fusion and anti matter?
03-28-2011, 09:28 PM #21
huge reserves of product in stable friendly countries;
bigger energy output per unit cost;
absolutely fool proof against meltdown/ disaster.
I would not have been surprised if he said its exhaust makes the countryside smell like lavender and lillies.
Hopefully this truly is a better method of nuclear power. But nothing is perfect. Or perhaps I'm too inclined to agree with another Ambrose:
03-28-2011, 09:55 PM #22
Any man who quotes Ambrose Bierce in this day and age, deserves a double-take at the very least!
03-29-2011, 12:51 AM #23
Let's leave the anti-matter discussion to CUNY professor Michio Kaku, I'm sure he's more knowledgeable than us. Actually sat in on one of his lectures both in CUNY and NYU (visiting).
03-29-2011, 01:16 AM #24
RSL, I don't understand why we must leave it all to Dr Kaku.
03-29-2011, 02:10 AM #25
Here's a parallel I would like to draw.
The international broadcast television industry had the HD 16:9 format ready to roll at least 10 years before it started being adopted in small vertical pockets around the world. But the sheer size of investment in Betacam and DV 4:2:2 would not allow them to adopt any radically new format. And it wasn't just the recording or broadcasting equipment. Post production, dubbing, MCR equipment, all of these had to conform. And finally, the last mile. Consumer equipment had to reach end-of-life. At the other end, infrastructure investment in manufacturing of broadcast, prosumer and consumer mass-produced equipment and accessories (even cables) also had to be recouped. How long was RG59 in use?
The old analog color TV sets with standard def 4:3 composite signals were not supposed to exist at all. Their technology was based on monochrome sets. But the mistake (or compromise) was perpetuated. And they stuck around for decades. Economics dictated it, pure and simple. There was too much money and vested interest to just throw it out one fine day.
You can draw a parallel to the fossil-fuel-based energy industry...
03-29-2011, 03:39 AM #26
03-29-2011, 09:54 AM #27
Nice house. I like....
03-29-2011, 01:01 PM #28
U.S. public support for more nuclear power slips
By Christopher Doering | Reuters – Tue, 22 Mar, 2011 8:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. public support for expanding nuclear power appears to be slipping after Japan's nuclear crisis while New York's governor said on Tuesday an aging plant near New York City will be the top priority in a federal review of earthquake risk to such facilities.
The full story:
03-29-2011, 01:09 PM #29
03-29-2011, 01:18 PM #30
03-29-2011, 01:55 PM #31
the main problem is the people
Indonesian still cannot handle the nuclear
it's like an alien for them
they don't understand how harmful it is. some crazy people might even steal the uranium and think they could sell it for high price
also, many people corrupt
when you build a big project like this one that could cost you US $20 billion
maybe they ask for 20 bill and only use 5 bill to build the powerplant
which means a doom for everyone
it is better not to build one in Indonesia until we ready to accept it
until everyone not so stupid stealing iron so they can sell it
until everyone understand how dangerous it is
or at least until we don't have any resources left to use
It seems I degrading Indonesian, but well, that's the truth
Last edited by Avenger; 03-29-2011 at 02:00 PM.
03-29-2011, 01:57 PM #32
If Indonesia wants to build one, I would say Indonesia need expert from foreign country
the company who build it should be from German, or somewhere else who has good engineer in nuclear power plant
03-29-2011, 02:17 PM #33
04-01-2011, 08:21 AM #34
Don't worry, the rich will be the first to get worried and they should be the first to oppose this. They have more to loose as you know what their mentality is... lol. Of course some will fly away to the moon.
There's a saying in everyday life about 'problem'. People will say.. what problem? Any problem bigger than japan now? They are so cool and not worried even though it has spread to southern states. So, chill and relax.
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