Retired nuclear engineer, climate activist, supporter of tech-neutral climate policies.

Tracy, CA
Joined October 2020
I find this almost hard to believe! IIRC, the 3 windows are experiencing ~1.5 metric tons of force (highest pressure at the bottom). The even force distribution helps, but still! (Assumes water is ~1 meter deep and each window is ~1 meter wide.)
This is the only advertisement this window installer ever needs to use.
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I haven't been keeping up with music tech advances! Saw a band Friday where a guy could just turn a nob and make his guitar sound like a sax, trumpet, flute, organ, or whatever (same notes).
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Lol at the misconception being repeated yet again that civilian nuclear was made to make weapons plutonium. The US military actually said "no we don't want any more, we have enough from our specialized weapons production reactors" in the 1950s.
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The tide is turning.....
THIS IS HUGE NEWS! The first clean energy credit/power purchase agreement by big tech focusing on EXISTING nuclear assets. Nuclear is a perfect partner for the steady baseload needs of server farms. Today we celebrate!
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My favorite (quoted/paraphrased?) statement: "..the death toll from nuclear accidents is negligible compared to those dying from pollution and climate change." 2/2
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Fun fact. A single, typical dry storage cask for spent nuclear fuel weighs ~150 tons, which is about as much as a 747 ("empty operating weight").
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And yet, I once saw 4 workers with *manual* jacks lift a storage cask up several inches off the ground, for a visual inspection of the cask bottom surface. Amazing!
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~$85 for a dozen roses for my 20-year anniversary?? So, the prices that used to apply only on Valentine's Day now apply year round? Inflation indeed!
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There's growing consensus that nuclear will be particularly good at generating hydrogen. It will be able to do it more efficiently and less expensively than other clean sources, b/c the (high temp or waste) heat it produces can be utilized. utilitydive.com/news/bloom-e…
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the idea that nuclear power is bad is costing us our future, and it’s time to let go of it. my @TEDTalks is now live! please watch and share, i’d love to hear your thoughts 💕 #tedtalk #nuclearpower go.ted.com/isabelleboemeke
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As David argues in his 2nd post, there are no valid arguments against classifying nuclear-generated hydrogen as "green". Nuclear has (correctly) been classified as green, so....
EXCLUSIVE: France urges Brussels to label nuclear-produced hydrogen 'green' – @EURACTIV euractiv.com/section/energy/…
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Interesting point of view. Renewables are now facing the same NIMBY forces that halted nuclear power expansion decades ago. Forces that may be using techniques honed by opposing nuclear in the past. In both cases, the NIMBYism caused environmental *harm*. forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/…
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The following statement: “Our job as a regulator is to not be influenced by an ongoing debate on whether to use or not use nuclear power” illustrates the core of the problem. Nuclear regulators think that the impacts of sources used in nuclear's place is not their problem. 3/7
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In other words, their view is that they *must not* consider nuclear's profound benefits when deciding whether to delay or deny plant construction or restart, to add costs to the point of making it uneconomic, or to force existing plants to shut down. 4/7
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The truth is that the most dangerous/harmful nuclear nuclear plant is one that is not built, delayed, or shut down. Nuclear regs/requirements would have to be made weakened by orders of magnitude before the above statement would no longer be true. 5/7
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In Japan's case, thousands are dying due to the use of fossil generation in nuclear's place. Climate efforts have been set way back. And now that (imported) fossil generation is inflicting massive costs and posing energy security concerns. 6/7
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What, exactly, will it take for them to see reason?? Japan's nuclear plants need to restart NOW! If you really care about public health, climate, power costs and energy security (not being beholden to Russia, etc..), anyway. 7/7
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