[BALU] Interesting energy storys off Slashdot

Tab Gilbert tabbox at gmail.com
Tue Dec 25 23:40:44 CST 2007


Fusion not Fission.

The solar panels look cool (maybe that should be hot).  Does not seem that
there is a lot of heavy and/or poisonous metal activity like most solar
panels.

tab

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On 12/26/07, Mr. Panzer <panzermkz at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> no not a prob at all.  Just throw in the trash can.  people will come by
> and make it disappear.
>
>
> Panzer
>
> *Computer*: 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)
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