Nuclear electricity separator - for those really picky customers

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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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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.
 
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let's make this a national subsidized project.
Indeed, but should we prioritize this higher than building bridges to nowhere?
 
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Indeed, but should we prioritize this higher than building bridges to nowhere?
i can install these wireless interfaces for a nominal fee. in fact, the program will pay for itself in the first year.
 
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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?
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.
 
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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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I'm not sure if this thread was intended to be serious or not...
 
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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?
 
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this message is printed on 100% recycled electrons.
 
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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?
Or maybe Disney energy? I hear it comes from the exploitation of animated animals, the poor cute little things.
 
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should we prioritize this higher than building bridges to nowhere?
It depends. Do a bunch of minor idiots outweigh one world-class idiot?
 
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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.
I'm not sure if this thread was intended to be serious or not...
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.
 
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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?
I thought once that ground level wind energy was the most ludicrous idea, but then I heard of carbon capture.
 
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My 10 year old produces "wind" with gale force...that can burn too.
 
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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?
Sure. If you pay for me flying there and back again I am going to install you one for free :wink:
 
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My 10 year old produces "wind" with gale force...that can burn too.
Speaking of which... we ate cooked sauerkraut for dinner tonight.
 
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I thought once that ground level wind energy was the most ludicrous idea, but then I heard of carbon capture.
If that's the stupidest idea you've heard about, you are one lucky bastard.


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I think the mods will ban me for this...
 
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If that's the stupidest idea you've heard about, you are one lucky bastard.


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I think the mods will ban me for this...

I have to wonder if any of these are eligible for stimulus funding?
 
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If that's the stupidest idea you've heard about, you are one lucky bastard.

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I think the mods will ban me for this...
But those ideas are not considered seriously
 

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