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Nuclear electricity separator - for those really picky customers

  1. Apr 21, 2009 #1
    I just read that back in the 80's our brilliant engineers developed a nuclear electricity separator, which returns all electricity generated by nuclear power back to the grid, so that even anti-nuclear homeowners could use electricity. Would you buy one?
     
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  3. Apr 21, 2009 #2
    infinite series resistances installed on the service of anti-nuclear homeowners is the way to go. yes, i would buy them one. let's make this a national subsidized project.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2009 #3
    Indeed, but should we prioritize this higher than building bridges to nowhere?
     
  5. Apr 21, 2009 #4
    i can install these wireless interfaces for a nominal fee. in fact, the program will pay for itself in the first year.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2009 #5
    Hell no. :grumpy: Nuclear power is absolutely the best energy source to date, bar none. Everything else is either heavily CO2-emitting (coal, natural gas, oil) or has extravagant resource or land use requirements (hydropower, biomass, solar, wind, wave, tidal). But nuclear is at the intersection of - clean, compact, cheap. It is optimal.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2009 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    We can see how the idea really took off. :rolleyes:

    The real question is: Did anyone actually buy one?

    This thread strikes me as a thinly veiled attempt to discredit the anti-nuclear-power crowd by implication without even offering evidence for the implication - a Foxism.
     
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  8. Apr 21, 2009 #7

    russ_watters

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    I'm not sure if this thread was intended to be serious or not...
     
  9. Apr 21, 2009 #8

    lisab

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    I really hate wind...it just sort of scares me. Could I get a device to filter out wind-generated energy?
     
  10. Apr 21, 2009 #9
    this message is printed on 100% recycled electrons.
     
  11. Apr 21, 2009 #10
    Or maybe Disney energy? I hear it comes from the exploitation of animated animals, the poor cute little things.
     
  12. Apr 21, 2009 #11

    Danger

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    It depends. Do a bunch of minor idiots outweigh one world-class idiot?
     
  13. Apr 22, 2009 #12
    Actually you are both right simultaneously. This article appeared in a respected university Mayday magazine in the 80's. The release appears once on every odd year and has so far appeared in the form a magazine, egg, milk can, tuna can etc. It typically has a fairly high humor value.
     
  14. Apr 22, 2009 #13
    I thought once that ground level wind energy was the most ludicrous idea, but then I heard of carbon capture.
     
  15. Apr 22, 2009 #14
    My 10 year old produces "wind" with gale force...that can burn too.
     
  16. Apr 22, 2009 #15

    Borek

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    Sure. If you pay for me flying there and back again I am going to install you one for free :wink:
     
  17. Apr 22, 2009 #16

    Borek

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    Speaking of which... we ate cooked sauerkraut for dinner tonight.
     
  18. Apr 22, 2009 #17
    If that's the stupidest idea you've heard about, you are one lucky bastard.


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  19. Apr 22, 2009 #18

    I have to wonder if any of these are eligible for stimulus funding?
     
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  20. Apr 23, 2009 #19
    But those ideas are not considered seriously
     
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