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Homer J Simpson

Jan 1, 1970
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No nuke plants - OK, the economics are dubious, and the messes are
astonishingly hard to dispose of.

I can't believe it is impossible to manage this. I do believe that too many
have tried and failed for various reasons. Trying to hide nuclear waste in
holes in the ground seems to be one of the truly stupid ideas of all time.
 
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Homer J Simpson

Jan 1, 1970
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Interesting that dogs or horses can mate just once and be practically
guaranteed of delivering a live offspring or three. I think humans
are, evolutionarily, still in the "kluge" stage of development.

More interesting that other species can inbreed and that incest appears to
have little effect on them, whereas humans have sensible rules about this.
It is clear that we look at faces for signs of who best to breed with. I
hear that the Amish and Mennonites are starting to show problems from their
inbreeding.

I suspect that humans have radically changed biologically in a relatively
short space of time and this is the result. We also see the same thing in
dogs which are bred for specific traits ('purebred'). I don't expect to see
that in the original wolf population.
 
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John Larkin

Jan 1, 1970
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More interesting that other species can inbreed and that incest appears to
have little effect on them, whereas humans have sensible rules about this.
It is clear that we look at faces for signs of who best to breed with. I
hear that the Amish and Mennonites are starting to show problems from their
inbreeding.

An even stronger effect is that people prefer mates who have
complementary HLA antigens. Pheremones apparently work.

John
 
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Terry Given

Jan 1, 1970
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Homer said:
He only invented radio transmission and reception.




I do like the USA. I just don't like idiots who think they own the world and
that that makes their opinions worth something.




If you were paying attention you would have noticed I am not the one who
starts those.

perhaps. but boy, you do seem pretty keen on continuing them. C'mon
dude, you have a tertiary education, at least think up some
dialectically challenging insults. I cant help but be reminded of the
simpsons episode where Lisa attempts to show that Bart is smarter than a
rat, by electrifying some food. The rat gives up, but Bart just keeps
getting shock after shock.....

[this is what I am ulitmately alluding to] I think I've made my point,
so I'll shut up about it; you can (and no doubt will) do as you choose :)

Cheers
Terry
 
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Terry Given

Jan 1, 1970
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Homer said:
I can't believe it is impossible to manage this. I do believe that too many
have tried and failed for various reasons. Trying to hide nuclear waste in
holes in the ground seems to be one of the truly stupid ideas of all time.

AIUI the ionising radiation is extremely hard on materials

I think it'll work well in space - point muck at sun and push.

Cheers
Terry
 
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Homer J Simpson

Jan 1, 1970
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AIUI the ionising radiation is extremely hard on materials

I think it'll work well in space - point muck at sun and push.

Failure to launch could have very negative side effects.
 
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Terry Given

Jan 1, 1970
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Homer said:
Failure to launch could have very negative side effects.

indeed. I'm thinking (quite) a bit further ahead (eg space elevator, or
finding the fissile materials out there)

Cheers
Terry
 
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krw

Jan 1, 1970
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AIUI the ionising radiation is extremely hard on materials

I liked the idea of vitrifying the gunk then dump it in a
subduction zone. IFAIK the French already have the vitrification
thing down.
I think it'll work well in space - point muck at sun and push.

Too much energy, even if 100% successful. It would only take half
the energy to send it on a hyperbolic trajectory out of the solar
system.
 
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John Larkin

Jan 1, 1970
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No nuke plants - OK, the economics are dubious, and the messes are
astonishingly hard to dispose of.

The difficulty is political, not physical. A nice hole in the ground,
or an ocean-floor subduction zone, will work. And breeder reactors
make sense to reduce the volume of waste and create more fuel, with
the impedimants again being mostly political.

John
 
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Homer J Simpson

Jan 1, 1970
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Look up Maxwell, Hertz, and Marconi.

Marconi was a side show promoter and con man.

Maxwell and Hertz were theoreticians.

I accept the ruling of the SCOTUS that Tesla was the actual inventor of a
practical system.
 
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Terry Given

Jan 1, 1970
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John said:
The difficulty is political, not physical. A nice hole in the ground,
or an ocean-floor subduction zone, will work. And breeder reactors
make sense to reduce the volume of waste and create more fuel, with
the impedimants again being mostly political.

John

I was under the impression that the vitrification process has been found
to fail much sooner than expected. but thats only an issue for
accessible storage.

is it really feasible to bung it into a subduction zone?

perhaps feed the containers to whales - at least it'll stop the japanese
from eating them ;)

Cheers
Terry
 
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Clifford Heath

Jan 1, 1970
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krw said:
I liked the idea of vitrifying the gunk then dump it in a
subduction zone. IFAIK the French already have the vitrification
thing down.

Synrock is an Aussie invention actually.
 
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John Larkin

Jan 1, 1970
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I'm not sure what you mean. That's not really an answer, more of an
aside.

If you're serious, please name three non-Christian advocates of the
current Intelligent Design paradigm.

Your qualification "current Intelligent Design paradigm" makes this a
trick question. But you could start here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panspermia

John
 
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Rich the Philosophizer

Jan 1, 1970
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.
go shuffle a deck of cards, thoroughly.

Then spread them out.

then calculate the probability of that particular arrangement.

Its ~ 10^68, about the same as the number of atoms in the universe.

remarakbly though, it happened.

Clearly God did it :)

Don't just throw the cards on the table. Deal them from the top of
the deck, saying aloud, in order, "One, two, three, four, ..." and
so on, up to 11 (Jack), 12 (Queen) and 13(King), then start at one
again. (IOW, count to 13 four times, one per card.)

If any one of the cards' pip value matches the number you're calling
out, you have to give me a penny.

If you get all the way through the deck without any matching numbers,
I'll give you a dollar.

Is this a fair bet? ;-)

Cheers!
Rich
 
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John Larkin

Jan 1, 1970
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Marconi was a side show promoter and con man.

Maxwell and Hertz were theoreticians.

What don't you understand about "look up"?

John
 
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Rich Grise, Plainclothes Hippie

Jan 1, 1970
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All religions are equally silly. I just wish religious zealots wouldnt
come knocking on my door early on saturday morning. I dont pester them
about my non-beliefs. Its a great pity the 11th commandment wasnt "thou
shalt not proselytise"

One time, on the sitcom "Becker", a couple of those guys showed up at
his door. They said something like, "Would you like to learn about the
afterlife?"

He says, "Are you guys gonna be there?"

They answer, "Yes," and he slams the door in their face. >:->

Cheers!
Rich
 
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Rich Grise

Jan 1, 1970
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And Tesla had piss all to do with electronics (although electric motors
use 70% of the worlds electricity).

Well, Spellman used a Tesla coil in at least one of their 5 KV power
supplies.

Cheers!
Rich
 
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Richard The Dreaded Libertarian

Jan 1, 1970
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AIUI the ionising radiation is extremely hard on materials

I think it'll work well in space - point muck at sun and push.

I wonder what Da Gubmint is doing with the waste from the bomb plants?
(other than making bombs out of it, of course.)

Thanks,
Rich
 

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