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Why you should save electricity

Postby LaconianShot » Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:48 am

Does that even matter? Yes, you'd have to be an idiot to build them near a fault line, but it obviously happened.<p>For one, we were studying plat tectonics in science. We were also studying Nuclear power at the time. Some one brought up a good point: don't those fault lines look a little close to the plants. And indeed they do. Not everything is done correctly, like you seem to think. There are people who could care less for the safety of people, when the budget is already stretched as it is.<br> <br><blockquote>And tell me Laconian, do you even live in the US? Have you ever been to the west coast?</blockquote> <p>Of couse I don't live in the US...my profile says that I live in Canada...and don't turn this into a "my country is better then yours" type of thing.
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Why you should save electricity

Postby HuBBsDoctor » Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:54 am

[quote]Of couse I don't live in the US...my profile says that I live in Canada...and don't turn this into a "my country is better then yours" type of thing.<br></blockquote><p>I wasn't, so stop assuming crap. But since you live in canada and never really been to the west coast, you can only assume that we build our plants near faultlines based on information you get which you claim is correct.
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Why you should save electricity

Postby LaconianShot » Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:05 am

True enough...yes, I can only base my opinion on information I've recieved. However, the same goes for you.<p>And, I was just telling you NOT to turn it into that...
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Why you should save electricity

Postby Siren » Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:46 am

<blockquote>you can only assume that we build our plants near faultlines based on information you get which you claim is correct.</blockquote> <p>Are you questioning a published source? Cool down Hubbs, we have a right to be concerned about stuff like nuclear waste. Just because you have a busy life doesn't mean you can turn a blind eye to the problem: <p><blockquote>But I haven't taken one since I graduated high school because my interests persue of goal of getting myself a job and providing for myself and not worrying about stupid bullshit like harmful nuclear waste that you will never come in contact with.</blockquote> <p>It's hard not to be aware of nuclear waste, it's on the news quite frequently.
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Why you should save electricity

Postby HuBBsDoctor » Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:54 am

[quote]<br>It's hard not to be aware of nuclear waste, it's on the news quite frequently.<br></blockquote><p>really?!?! Then why is it that I never se it on my local news which I was mporning and night everyday? Why do I not see it on the other news channels like fox news or cnn, or msnbc? because its not a big problem.<p> <blockquote><br>Are you questioning a published source?</blockquote> <p>A text book is a published source too.<br><p>[size=small][Edit by HuBBsDoctor on [TIME]1081479321[/TIME]][/size]
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Why you should save electricity

Postby Siren » Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:03 am

Well, assuming if you watched all CNN, FOX and MSNBC's news reports every day, than you would probably see reports covering nuclear waste. <p>Don't deny the problem.
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Why you should save electricity

Postby HuBBsDoctor » Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:33 am

I do watch them, and I don't see any reports about nuclear waste.
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Why you should save electricity

Postby Benoit » Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:08 pm

Why all this ignorance, HuBBs? Honestly, what's so hard about shutting down a computer when you go to bed?
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Postby Monocromatico » Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:33 pm

I learned that the nuclear waste (plutonium) is used to make nuclear weapons. Maybe that´s why no one talks about it on the media.
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Postby HuBBsDoctor » Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:12 pm

<blockquote><i>Originally posted by Benoit</i><p>Why all this ignorance, HuBBs? Honestly, what's so hard about shutting down a computer when you go to bed?<br></blockquote><p>Gee.... I dunno, maybe I'm downloading stuff.
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Postby LaconianShot » Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:27 pm

Ignorance is bliss...<p>Why are you so much for Nuclear power? It breeds all sorts of problems.<br> <blockquote>because my interests persue of goal of getting myself a job and providing for myself and not worrying about stupid bullshit like harmful nuclear waste that you will never come in contact with</blockquote> <p>That's exactly the same attitude that makes our world such a crummy place to live in. You don't care as long as it doesn't affect you directly. What about the people who it may be a problem for?<p> <blockquote>Gee.... I dunno, maybe I'm downloading stuff.<br></blockquote> <p>Every single night? How much space do you have on your computer?
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Why you should save electricity

Postby Lord Khyron » Fri Apr 09, 2004 7:41 pm

You have a better chance to develop CANCER from the radiation from the ROCKS and soil around you than from nuclear waste.<p>Hell, you can get cancer from sunlight touching your skin, Skin canser.<p>Cancer from second hand smoking..<p>Come on, either way you look at it, Most people will get cancer to begin with.<p>I doubt turning off our monitors or disposing of nuclear waste will cause anymore problems.<p>Sheesh..<br>
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Why you should save electricity

Postby Benoit » Fri Apr 09, 2004 8:19 pm

Preventing is better than curing. If nuclear waste starts to get piled up, we may be in trouble.<p>Khyron, we can get cancer from almost anything, but the chance is very small.
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Why you should save electricity

Postby HuBBsDoctor » Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:19 am

Believe it or not the real reason I am not worried about nuclear waste is mainly because as of a few years ago, we have actually started takening better care of getting rid of the waste, plus within a few good years we should have an even better source of clean power.<p> <blockquote>What about the people who it may be a problem for?</blockquote> <p>Can you tell me who is having a problem with it? If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it, did it really fall?<p>But don't think of me as a heartless bastard. I do care if someone is actually being harmed by another's action.<p>[size=small][Edit by HuBBsDoctor on [TIME]1081560500[/TIME]][/size]
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Why you should save electricity

Postby Goldark » Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:38 pm

This discussion has taken an interesting turn.<p>Here in Italy we have a ban on nuclear plants, and, interesting enough, we buy electric energy from our neighbor(sp?), like France which has a lot of nuclear plants, even relatively near the border with Italy....<p>About nuclear wastes, I'm no technician, but from what I know there are two main types, one is plutonium, which is reused as nuclear fuel in plutonium plants, the other is depleted uranium, and if you haven't lived in a cave for the last 5 years, you should know it's used to make the tip of missiles and bombs, since it adds a LOT of weight and adds to the penetrative power.<p>As I know a lot of fuss has been made about nuclear energy, and from my point of view is relatively safe, I advaise anyone to read some material about Chernobil to understand how diffucult is to make a nuclear reactor melt (yes, it's not badly written it's HARD to cause a meltdown), and he other nuclear incidents are so low that I consider nuclear power no less dangerous compared to other commonly used sources, think about fossil fuels and global warming.<p>I agree about saving power, wasting is always wrong.<p>I warn you Hubbs, a friend of mine left his PC on for a whole year downloading and recording what e downloaded (he turned it off every 3 days for an hour at max), and six months after he decided he had enough stuff, he lost, in this order, the micoprocessor (a PIII 800), the HD, graphic card, and power supply (!!).<br><p>[size=small][Edit by Goldark on [TIME]1081960756[/TIME]][/size]
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