Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Envirologue: Too Big to Fail – Why…, in reply to Steve Rowe,

    may the force glow with you...

    It does raise the point that nuclear power also needs a robust economy that enables plenty of ongoing infrastucture work

    ...and a culture that will survive beyond it's decay life while staying aware of the dangers it presents.
    Not much hope of that judging by past efforts - we know next to nothing of civilisations a mere 4 to 8 thousand years ago - whereas the road from Uranium 238 to Lead 206 is many many millennia more...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_decay#Decay_chains_and_multiple_modes

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Envirologue: Too Big to Fail – Why…, in reply to steven crawford,

    And this that talks about the science of reading the atmosphere to help predict large earthquakes

    That is interesting!
    Imagine if the processing power available to the likes of the N S A was instead diverted to a realtime atmospheric, magnetic and Earth monitoring virtual model, where local fluctuations could be observed and flagged and a stepped risk alert system set in place.*

    Of course some Haarpist in the Gods would want to monetise or weaponise such a thing - it's the only way they can think, sigh...

    *speaking of International Rescue, they got the models right in the reboot, but what's with the meringue-like hair? I thought Weta's big CGI breakthrough was blow around hair and fabric, the original puppets had 'wigs' - that clunks for me when watching.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Envirologue: Too Big to Fail – Why…,

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    Atmosphere, utmost fear...
    This was interesting as well...
    http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/gps-data-show-how-nepal-quake-disturbed-earth-s-upper-atmosphere

    The April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal created waves of energy that penetrated into Earth's upper atmosphere in the vicinity of Nepal, disturbing the distribution of electrons in the ionosphere. The ionosphere is a region of Earth's upper atmosphere located from about 37 miles (60 kilometers) to 621 miles (1,000 kilometers) above Earth’s surface.

    Original source: http://www.spaceweather.com/

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  • Envirologue: Too Big to Fail – Why…, in reply to steven crawford,

    no particle place to be...

    ...an ideological problem with nuclear power

    <interrupts>
    my problems with it are mostly radiological...
    it is still as primitive and raw a method of extracting power
    as propelling cars by continuous controlled explosions,
    both present seriously adverse byproducts and consequences...

    Guess I like my plankton to be Plancked on by superfine particles
    rather than those unstable rough and ready Transuranics

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  • Envirologue: Too Big to Fail – Why…, in reply to tussock,

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    Don't fight it Marsha, it's bigger than both of us!

    The thing with solar electric, is that it’s gigantic

    Know your neighbour,
    and their influence...
    I found this article interesting:

    Many people and even some scientists embrace a simple,
    binary view of solar activity: Solar maximum is a time of action,
    marked by massive explosions and dangerous space
    weather that can affect engineered systems on Earth and in
    space, while solar minimum is a time of quiet, when almost
    nothing happens

    all stuff to take into consideration...
    after all, all life revolves around the Sun
    hopefully we can attenuate Aten if needs be...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Will the grown-ups ever…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Meanwhile McCready has discovered fresh windmills to tilt at.

    He could be called a Public Cervantes...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The merry month…,

    Minisnap tonight (sat May 2) at The Wunderbar

    Presales still available for $14 from UTR for tonite's Minisnap show - closing soon. Some door sales available for $20

    http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/tour/4428/Minisnap.utr

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Envirologue: Too Big to Fail – Why…, in reply to Stamper Stamp,

    the world’s surface temperature has remained static for some 18 years to-date

    Gosh, a whole 18 years - Epic stuff!
    What name shall we give this epoch of stability?

    Though I do notice an upward curve in your passive aggressiveness, not getting a tad hot under the collar are we?

    There are other places you could go where people might respect your views you know, this pointless proselytizing here must be draining you of energy....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    There is a pattern here…
    ...Its like a mirror image of the All Blacks initials.

    DNA - GABBA GABBA take the Ramoney and run...

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  • Hard News: Anzac Day II, in reply to Graham Dunster,

    Hopefully it will be widely available and rebroadcast often

    The kind of Nation Building programmes that could be shown on the often 'dead air' Parliament channel 0ne might think...
    But hey the reality is it'll probably end up behind the pay wall on Heartland.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5674 posts Report Reply

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