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Complete and Utter Failure

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Hakeem, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. TheDivineBoss

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    He meant that only France had nuclear power plants.

    Say isn't it ''Of all nations, France had..''?
     
  2. Pyritie

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    The governments need to be involved if we're going to make a supergrid.
     
  3. Elenai

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    Shoestrings, economies of scale, capital, etc.
     
  4. Teh_Ephy

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    I mean that France, who are perceived to be a bunch of arrogant wimps, has nuclear power plants. If they can do it, so can anyone else.
     
  5. Masiah

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    Oh la la.
    It isn't that easy, you know...
     
  6. brad.dude03

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    Canada has nuclear power plants too. Doesn't do much good, what with all the toxic byproduct and such.
     
  7. Tyranid

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    Isn't pretty much everyone, who can afford it, using nuclear power? I mean even Finland has Nuclear Power Plants... Unless I'm missing your point (no offence).
     
  8. Zombie

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    Hungary has only one, which is slowly closing down due to the lack of funds. Building nuclear power plants would be a good idea, but they are difficult to build and maintain. The idea also meets a lot of resistence from the public.
     
  9. Hakeem

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    It is already too late to do anything like that. The problem has been ignored for long enough that even if we used 100% of the remaining oil to invest in the perfect alternative, it would not be enough. That's why I'm advocating local action. We wont be able to rely on resources from thousands of miles away. The only place our food and electricity is going to come from is our immediate surroundings.

    Also, since when did government come before people?
    If nobody could do it, it would never be done. That it is done is proof that it can be done.

    "Where there's a will, there's a way."
    (Unless there is not actually a way (read: "no oil").)
     
  10. Teh_Ephy

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    American liberals are pussies about Nuclear power. The last plant was either built or shut down (don't remember) in the early 80s.
     
  11. Elenai

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    ...the average yahoo can't build a powerplant, airport, or anything that requires vast amounts of up front capital. That requires "some one doing it first" ages ago.

    You can't buy the shoestrings of a powerplant...with willpower.
     
  12. BlargHonk

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    We make nuclear reactors then send the waste into the Sun with more nuclear reactors

    IT WILL WORK! As long as we make the rockets reuseable IE drop off from waste while waste goes for Sun and re-enter the atmosphere
     
  13. Teh_Ephy

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    Most of the cost of creating a nuclear power plant is that safety systems are required to have as many as 20 tiers per system. That's just ridiculous.
     
  14. Hakeem

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    They can and do. If it has large down payments, often a loan will be taken or an investor can fund you.
     
  15. BlargHonk

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    That's due to people being paranoid

    OMFG ITZA NUCLER POWER PLANT ITZ ZE END OF ZE WURLD.
     
  16. Razorbrain

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    not a good idea

    sending something into the sun could(would) cause unknown reactions within the sun, or outside, considering uranium is quite hard to melt. By doing so, we might just quicken our death even more.
     
  17. Pyritie

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    The only oil you'd need to make this system is for rubber insulation. And even that can be made without oil (rubber plants).

    Can plastic bottles be converted into oil? I forgot.

    I don't know about you, but I'd certainly like to eat different things than just what my county can produce.

    I didn't say it did. When dealing with international stuff like this, however, governments usually get involved.
     
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    Not everyone can get that however. I challenge you dear friend to go to the first bank you see and get a loan to build a powerplant. If you can do it, and provide the proof of it, I'll retract my statement.
     
  20. Hakeem

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    I totally forgot that producing, delivering, and assembling the materials takes no energy or oil. I guess as long as things just float into place we don't have to worry about using oil to do it.
    What kind of plastic? What kind of oil?
    Are you going to run your car on plastic bottles? No.
    I'd like to be able to eat at all. That's why I'm advocating local action. So there will be something to eat, as opposed to nothing to eat. But hey, if we can stop civilization from running out of fuel, maybe we can maintain a variety of foods.
    Rhetorical question.
    Everyone can. In America anyway. I wont do this for a few reasons:
    • It would be better to get the money via other means, including, but not limited to, investors.
    • People are already doing that.
    • I do not have any want or need to go into that business.
    • I'm busy trying to ensure my community will be fed in one year's time.
    • I do not know what type of power would make the best use of our very limited fossil fuel supply.
    I can assure you, however, that this has been done numerous times. One need only Google "young entrepreneur".