[BALU] Interesting energy storys off Slashdot

Mr. Panzer panzermkz at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 25 12:56:24 CST 2007


no not a prob at all.  Just throw in the trash can.  people will come by and make it disappear.
 
 
PanzerComputer: Number of weapons found... [long pause] Computer: many. From UV> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 11:28:22 -0600> From: jgoodguy at charter.net> To: members at lists.bham-lug.org> Subject: Re: [BALU] Interesting energy storys off Slashdot> > Yea and your neighbors homes too.> > But looks like a step in the right direction.> > Disposal will be a problem I guess.> > Jim> > > Mr. Panzer wrote:> > no worries I have read the first one many times. not going to get > > around human error. Look at it from the normal user pov. People will > > come up with stupid things to do with a Mr. Reactor. ain't like home > > machine guns. Do really stupid stuff and your home is toast for many > > years.> > > > > > Panzer> >> > *Computer*: Number of weapons found...> > [/long pause/]> > *Computer*: many.> >> > From UV> >> >> > > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 01:07:29 -0600> > > From: daniel.hallmark at gmail.com> > > To: members at lists.bham-lug.org> > > Subject: Re: [BALU] Interesting energy storys off Slashdot> > >> > > There are many different nuclear reactor designs. Chernobyl's design> > > was such that runaway reactions were self-promoting (get too hot the> > > system would tend to produce more energy and get even hotter), and> > > they used manual control rods (no automated safety controls) whose> > > initial effect upon insertion was to increase (make a bad situation> > > worse) rather than decrease reaction speed. I had not previously> > > heard of this new Toshiba design, but after a little reading it> > > appears it is quite different and that increasing heat in the core> > > would actually result in the system shutting itself down without any> > > external intervention. I don't believe that comparison of the newer> > > more modern design vs. Chernobyl's RBMK design is appropriate. Here> > > is some more reading if you're interested.> > >> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RBMK> > > http://www.atomicinsights.com/AI_03-20-05.html> > >> > > Chernobyl was bad, and appropriate caution with nuclear facilities is> > > always prudent. But Thomas Edison lobbied against the adoption of AC> > > transmission of electricity on the basis of safety risks, and I don't> > > think any of us would argue today that those risks outweigh the> > > benefit we gain from its use vs. DC power transmission. I'm not> > > claiming that the Toshiba design is fool-proof, but IMO giving up on> > > the future of modern nuclear technology due to safety concerns over> > > antiquated and unsafe light-water reactor designs would be just as> > > short-sighted> > >> > > Daniel> > >> > >> > > On Dec 25, 2007 12:13 AM, Mr. Panzer <panzermkz at hotmail.com> wrote:> > > >> > > > ok for one let me just point you to the not one but the three reactor> > > > accidents at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. don't get me wrong > > I love> > > > the idea of home tea kettels. But still ain't something that I > > would want> > > > in mini versions.> > > >> > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_Nuclear_Power_Plant> > > >> > > > > Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 15:28:58 -0600> > > > > From: charlesmcnutt at windstream.net> > > > > To: members at lists.bham-lug.org> > > > > Subject: [BALU] Interesting energy storys off Slashdot> > > >> > > > >> > > > > I don't know how many people have seen this; but there are two> > > > > interesting energy stories on Slashdot.> > > > > Since we are talking about production items in both cases, these> > > > > developments may be important. And,> > > > > National News doesn't seem interested. Here is what they point to:> > > > >> > > > > > http://www.nextenergynews.com/news1/next-energy-news-toshiba-micro-nuclear-12.17b.html> > > > > > > http://www.news.com/greentech/8301-11128_3-9835241-54.html?tag=nefd.top> > > > >> > > > > Charles (cwm)> > > _______________________________________________> > > Members mailing list> > > Members at lists.bham-lug.org> > > http://lists.bham-lug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/members> >> >> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------> > Get the power of Windows + Web with the new Windows Live. Get it now! > > <http://www.windowslive.com?ocid=TXT_TAGHM_Wave2_powerofwindows_122007>> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------> >> > _______________________________________________> > Members mailing list> > Members at lists.bham-lug.org> > http://lists.bham-lug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/members> > > > _______________________________________________> Members mailing list> Members at lists.bham-lug.org> http://lists.bham-lug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/members
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