Comment on Abe: “We Need More Nuclear Reactors!” by Charismatic Vampire:

It really depends on the design not all reactors are equal when it comes to safety.

A CANDU or LFTR is much safer then a BLWR reactor.
Fukkushima also lack a key safety feature any boiling light water reactor should have, a concrete containment dome.
This is why 3 mile Island’s partial meltdown did not harm anyone or the surrounding environment.
Other design flaws the location and having the backup generators in the basement.

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  • Abe: “We Need More Nuclear Reactors!”:
    Until storage technology improves you can only have about 25% to 33% of your power grid on renewable energy. Any more then that it becomes difficult to juggle the loads. Still that’s a quarter to third of your power so they should not be discounted either.

  • Abe: “We Need More Nuclear Reactors!”:
    There are two near term but they could be troublesome themselves. First Geothermal but it comes at the price of more small under 4.0 earth quakes if implemented wrong. Second reopen the mines on Hashima island or buy coal from Australia. But coal is dirty. The third is not really an option is Natural gas but this is only cost effective if you’re sitting on a natural gas reserve or close enugh to use a pipeline. If gas has to be shipped in it becomes very expensive so much so you might as well …

  • Abe: “We Need More Nuclear Reactors!”:
    Well that’s the easily mined uranium there’s practically a limitless supply if you count low grade ores and that dissolved in seawater. Thorium is not theoretical it’s been used as a reactor fuel before and there’s enough easily thorium to last for tens of thousands of years.

  • Abe: “We Need More Nuclear Reactors!”:
    Thorium is today everything fusion wished it was. Cheap,safe,and clean.

  • Abe: “We Need More Nuclear Reactors!”:
    If you go by watt per lumen CFL beats LED.

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  • PS4 Japan Sales = 320,000 “As Bad As The Vita!”:
    @ Anon 03:45 I touched on the X86 thing they could have at least choose a good X86 architecture vs something so low end. Even an old Core 2 quad or quad core FX would beat it across the board when paired with a good graphics card. Heck some very fast clocked i3s duals probably are just as fast. From a hardware stand point they’re not even trying.

  • PS4 Japan Sales = 320,000 “As Bad As The Vita!”:
    Editing is broke The system should in theory be easy to crack then the PS3. But even PS2 emulation may be a difficult on the PS4 due to the use of 8 shit tier X86 cores vs four fast ones. The emulator would have to be fairly multithreaded like anything else on the console must be. There is Gaikai streaming but it’s at best a half assed solution that would demand a fast connection and nearby servers to be useable plus the ridiculousness of paying for old games.

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    Most consoles don’t need an internet connection to play single player games even Steam’s off line mode is kinda crappy so you end up having to crack your steam games if you want to play them off line. BTW I covered to lack of backwards compatibility on the PS4. The fact they used 8 shit tier X86


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