* Posts by ToddR

113 posts • joined 25 Oct 2012

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'Turn to nuclear power to save planetary ecology from renewable BLIGHT'

ToddR

Re: How convenient...

Its because for PWRs Areva is the only game in town. Thorium much cheaper in comparison, but try explaining it to a politician!

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Re: Thorium

I thought Hitachi had built a 10Megawatt prototype Flouride salt reactor, but could be wrong?

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Re: Dunno about warming

"This year the rain started in March and stopped last week. "

where do you live? Obviously not the UK.

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Fujitsu boss: UK's 2015 elections won't make any difference to us

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Bleeding edge those Fuji boys eh?

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Eat FATTY FOODS to stay THIN. They might even help your heart

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Re: A bomb calorimiter does not mimic digestion or metabolism

We do NOT store excess sugars as fat, we store them as Glycogen, a sugar polymer, like starch or lignin, (wood).

All fooods need enzymes to be digested easily, not just fats, amilases, (carbs), lipases,(fats), proteases.

The highest energy content of foods is 1. fat, 2, Protein, 3. Carbs.

Eating high a protein diet "should" be good as the excess amino acids are excreted through the kidneys and the excess sugar mols are stored as glycogen.

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Antarctic ice THICKER than first feared – penguin-bot boffins

ToddR

Re: Thicker ice is a sign of increased temps

Hadvar, I like you, but no polar bears in the antarctic

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Re: Your theory is crap

Good stuff closer 60%?

FFS that's dangerous levels of OH, not for drinking me old mucker, not for long anyway

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Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

ToddR

Thorium Flouride reactors were developed in the fifties, but didn't go mainstream as they don't make Plutonium.

As regards not being ideal ,that would because dumbo politicians need a quick fix, aka Areva, (except they can't build and commission a PWR in less than 20 years.

Thorium salt reactors would be a great tech for the UK to specialise in, IMHO :)

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UN: Fossil fuels should be TERMINATED 86 years from now

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Re: I hate to sound like a broken record...

It's also bloody expensive and dog slow if you go the PWR Areva route, (1970s technology). If Sizewell is built in 10 years from now, then I'll eat my hat. Now Thorium Flouride, that appears a sensible plan

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Re: IPCC Credibility

And the shameless Pachauri is an accountant I believe, who used to work for the Indian railways.

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Hey - who wants 4.8 TERABYTES almost AS FAST AS MEMORY?

ToddR

Erm, because you have to put up with Sparc?

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RUMPY PUMPY: Bone says humans BONED Neanderthals 50,000 years B.C.

ToddR

Re: The Neanderthal must have been really drunk...

Herring gulls must be at least twice the size of Black headed gulls, you sure youve got this right?

Lesser black backed gulls similar to Herring Gulls

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Violin: Don't weep for Tier 1 storage... it'll soon be flashtastic

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Sustained writes flash sucks

Replacing ALL tier 1 spinning stuff with flash is a non-sense, as you can't get around the sustained write problem that all flash has versus DRAM.

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Hmm VMAX out Violin in?

So I put my enterprise b******s on the line for a 9 year old startup, who are still burning cash and who have no OEMs, no thanks.

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Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized FUSION reactor breakthrough boast

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Only 2 years out aren't they?

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Re: Thorium

Thorium reactors should be in production now for Hinckley Point instead of a 40 year old PWR design form Areva.

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ToddR

Re: Patents

It's NOT a Tokamak, that's the point

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No the first use is as a district wide energy plant, i.e small - medium sized town.

The spin on jet engines is at the moment you have to use an oil based fuel and the current order books for both Boeing and Airbus are gangbusters, so looks interesting to Mr Wallstreet

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Re: Plentiful cheap energy? Never going to happen

No the benefit is its also cheap. NB cheap is not free, but compared to Fission reactors it should be virtually free.

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Re: Size

Its big but doesn't work for long and still massively energy negative. Mind you it employs more people in France.

Maybe the problem is the Tokamak as stated by LM

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Re: Governement fusion programmes. The worlds largest natural source

The previous, (1-2 years ago), video from LM said they specifically went far away from the Tokamak and instead for eliptical sphere design, as it was much easier to keep the plasma away from the vessel wall

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Re: 10 years

Sounds like the beginnings of a Bob Dylan song

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General Atomics fail

A spokesman for General Atomics said it was the they had heard of this development?

Then he or she is a lazy dummy, as I read and watched a video about this in 2011 or 12

I am skeptical they keep asking for investment mind you!!

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'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster

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Re: Met Office

At 1500 cores and 8TB RAM, it's not even on the same planet as the MetOffice IBM supers, but it has 8TB of global memory.

Mind you you can get more cores and much more RAM for a fraction of the cost using NumaScale ccNUMA HBAs.

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Oracle: What's the X4-4? In-memory monster slams jaws down on 3TB, for starters

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Connect 100x86 servers

NumaConnect can connect together 1000s of servers into a single system image, with up to 256TBytes of RAM and its cheapish!!!

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NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine

ToddR

Re: Let's all cheer and applaud this one.

Stupid left wing whinge

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NASA finds ancient films that extend Arctic ice record by 15 years

ToddR

or Leslie Phillips

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Gigantic toothless 'DRAGONS' dominated Earth's early skies

ToddR

Re: re: ROC @ P.Lee

and a few Maori too

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Re: No teeth = excellent flyer

All snakes have teeth

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best TSM backend of all?

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Apples and pears comparison

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Violin strings up cheaper instrument: 17.5TB flash box for $100k + change

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Surprised they are still going. Lots of VC cash to still burn through I guess.

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Bombs away: BiTMICRO dives into enterprise PCIe flash pool

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Re: BitCoin

BitMicro were the first company to develop high performance SSDs using flash, some 10 years ago, so a long time before Fusion i/O et al.

There 3.5" discs were military rugged spec and were used in terrain mapping for jet fighters etc, so the piece says they are not at the highest spec', but wouldn't be surprised if they are being more truthful about their spec than the rest of the flash-Pack?

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HP says it will sue former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussein

ToddR

Re: HP is a victim...

very good sir

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

ToddR

Re: 911

Solutions:

1. Legalise Logan

2. Close the US

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ToddR

Re: Wait... what?

By their knuckles

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Re: Wait... what?

No just the US of A

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Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

ToddR

Well said, the brightest study maths or physics, certainly not Climate Science, or PPE for that matter.

I remember poor old David Bellamy arguing plants will grow faster and so questioning the whole AGW when it started ~15 years ago. Never worked for the Beeb again.

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Re: No Surprise

@ql

So what, Tim Yeo works for the wind farm industry and gets paid £300K a year as well as being an MP

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

ToddR

When the government give that money away, it comes from taxation!

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REVEALED: Fusion-io shopped itself to 11 firms... 10 declined

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Cough Dell Cough

Agreed. Besides it couldn't have been HP. (as it's storage), you can solve the problem with Autonomy!!

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Take a chance on EMC: Bursts of aBBa spin up cloudy HPC goodness

ToddR

That is the most incoherent piece of technical journalism I have ever read, lacking any knowledge, appalling.

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Enterprise giant Dell climbs in bed with upstart Nutanix: But what does it MEAN?

ToddR

Re: Good for Nutanix, Bad for Dell

" even though it owns the hardware stack to make this possible."

Please show me where their stack includes the sw, (man years of), to deliver hyper-converged systems?

I suppose HP will knock one out soon too?

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GAME ON: NVIDIA brings GPUs to 64-bit ARM servers

ToddR

ARM64 plus AMDGPU would be cool

Does nVIDIA have any plans to implement something similar to AMD's hUMA? Or shall we see an AMDGPU/ARM hybrid?

Either would be cool

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HP Enterprise Services staff feel the burn as managers turn off the cash taps

ToddR

Re: Oh dear...

Stop buying their laptops ?

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UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on

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But when the wind doesn't blow Saudis keep pumping the oil

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Re: Our MPs

It doesn't say a lot for Oxford does it.

Ed Davey BA (Hons), PPP and knucklehead

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Re: "we haven't worked out what to do with the nuclear waste"

Dry cask storage till the nasty short lived nucleides decay into something safer, may be 100 years, then suitable landfill (where the stuff came from in the first place).

And with Thorium you don't have those storage issues, so another zero for you

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Nuclear is not safe (Fukushima and Chernobyl being fine examples)

But not good examples.

Chernobyl, if you stop the maintenance watch out

Fukushima, Build on the side of the island were you don't get the big waves

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Re: Really not suprised.

No 40 years ago we were told there was another ice age approaching

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Re: Whatever became of ...

You are so wrong about Thorium, its cheaper, safer, more efficient and Thorium is one of the most plentiful of elements on earth.

Oh and the design was from the 1950s a contemporary of Fermi

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