29 posts • joined 20 Aug 2012
Wonderful, wonderful stuff (Ladies and) Gentlemen. A learning centre in the dusty remoteness, connected to hardly anything at all by the skin of it's teeth, getting £100???????? worth of battle hardened advice from front-line officers, gratis, proposing solutions that are themselves free, done and dusted in 48 hours flat with a chap on the ground ready to execute. Wonderful,wonderful stuff.
Let's hope El Reg stays in touch.
Anyone remember the old "A Meeelion people do the Times crossword every day / Imagine if they did something useful" Disinformation schlock TV thriller from the 80's? Russians planted some Infernal Device, emitted Bleeps/did Nothing/Baffle the Boffiins type of thing.
At one point a young woman with a certain curl of the lip got out of bed wearing only her knickers, had Norh Sea Trawlers in it, all ended badly, Bomb.
Can't remember what it was called but funnily enough, to this day, women with a certain curlp of the lip...
Aaaanyway, this is rather like the opposite of that, if you see what I'm saying.
Well Valeyard, I've read up on all this and you're spot on except for the HDMI bit. Yesterdays tech mate. Plus you only probably have to have put the cat in the box.
Searching for the invisible with the unserviceable.
This wouldn't be a government operation at all?
Down my end we have Cider and therefore an annual Shin-Kicking Championship, something I hope these fellows are not aware of.
That video made my blood run cold....
Isn't this just wonderful, wonderful stuff?
Here we are knocking on the door of quantum computing, contained fusion, Human cloning, the colonisation of Mars....
But Ice Cubes? That's a tricky one.
Almost makes you nostalgic for religion; at least you knew where you stood.
Very nice SPB but the young lady looks less convinced, you sure she likes mushrooms?
Re: Streetview shot
EU loans mate, didn't end well.
Re: so when do you stop with the analysis...
Surely the evidence is already in man?
We apply Occam, we note the bacon buttie already exists, we chow down.
No doubt the red sauce heresy will rumble on but these so called alternatives will fade rapidly as people realise you actually have to BOIL THE FRIKKIN SPUDS!
Jesus, there are INGREDIENTS in some of these things! You have to LEAVE STUFF IN THE FRIDGE OVERNIGHT! There is the very real chance of WASHING UP!
Re: Great artery-clogging food
Re "BTW, if you are little worried about your arteries, you can just boil them, garnish with fried bacon and eat them."
Sounds delicious mate but I need mine to circulate me blood
Re: Opposite Viewpoints are not wrong, unpopular but neccessary.
Never mind the one-world-government- bald faced-lie-conspiracy-to collapse-economies ranting, you nail yourself as a religious crank when you say "I will say this now and forever"
Never mind new evidence, never mind new research, never mind unfolding scenarios, you will say this now and forever.
And rational people will not be listening.
All nice and sunny, yes...Just like a holiday.... Unless you live close to sea level of course, but that can't be more than, 75 perhaps 80% of us.
Lewis is a Parish Vicar of the new dogma so can't afford to be balanced or logical. He has his Holy Trinity to sustain.
Weapons, High Technology and Acronyms.
Sometimes all three come together in one project and he can be seen facing West towards the Pentagon, bowing down and gibbering ecstatically.
Does make The Reg look silly on some big issues but that's religion for you.
This is just factory farming by another name. I want my pork hand-sketched by artists in a respectful, sustainable manner.
Re: The Usual Silliness
Thanks JGT for actually answering rather than just downvoting blindly.
Recycling. As I understand it this is strictly for the high grade, spent fuel rods etc. Can it do anything about the countless tonnes of medium/low grade stuff? This stock seems to just expand every time you handle , measure or move it.
Burying it I can understand but the time frame, the geology, the politics.... Seems like a slightly polished version of dumping it in the oceans.
The subduction zone seems tricky as this is not a rapid process, is deep under water and involves very high pressues. How do you contain and monitor the stuff for so long?
Launching it into the back of the sun has long been my personal favourite and was my top choice for a Millenium Project worthy of an advanced species. (Sadly we built a big tent instead, but then we are only an advancing species.)
Re: The Usual Silliness
Thanks UMACF24 for a proper answer.
"Reprocessing", didn't we try that? Didn,t go well I think.
"Remain in the cores for a long time." I realise all these solutions are going to involve long time frames but it can't stay in there forever so are we then back to reprocessing?
"One ton per year per reactor" adds up to a heck of a lot of tons worldwide, of the really ugly stuff. I don't lie awake at night in fear of terrorists or rogue states but I don't see the wisdom in the human species to keep all that power contained.
Yes 300 - 500 years seems almost do-able set against time frames in excess of our history as a species but again the reprocessing, (and all the waste created by that)
"Operations." Understood it's low grade but there's an awful lot of it and again the solution seems to be "wait."
"In face of the prize" There's the rub. I love nuclear power, I'll eat the risk of accidents, releases to some extent but we can't pretend we know what we're doing until we have working, rational solutions to the question of the ever-expanding kilo tons of physically and politically toxic waste products.
Re: The Usual Silliness
So you take all the gloves, clothing, tools, shielding, end-of-life components, decomissioned reactors, pipework, instruments and the containers you stored them in and you pile them in a room along with the gloves, clothing, tools etc. you used to move them and this creates electricity? Without creating more waste?
Serious explanation please, what do you do with the waste?
Re: The Usual Silliness
Upvoted JDX, plus the simple point... WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE FRIKKIN WASTE? Seriously scientists, tell me, what do you do with the frikkin waste?
> Consciousness mentioned in physical process description
> The future.
Re: Layer of insulation
Nice one Auditor, nice one. With the sickening absence of lasers aerogel is a minimum.
So any chance this was created by, for instance, a robot lander that, for instance, delivered "30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivering more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second. The energy from the laser exciting atoms in the rock into an ionized, glowing plasma?"
Or, for instance, a shark?
In the space walking game ther might not be an afterwards. I'd definitely get mine in early.
A six and a half hour walk is no joke, the dog must have been knackered.
Re: Anyone else...
Well they've come a long way from the early days of Gemini, (German Engineers, MoNkeys, Ignition!), good luck to them.
Notice that rock had some fairly well rounded corners? NASA needs a good lawyer, rapidly. One can't run around vapourising other peoples' intellectual property.
It's all good fun until someone loses an eye
The hat/glasses thing is actually a pretty good look.
The robot is shit.