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Goin' Nuclear

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Nuclear is not renewable, and creates hazardous waste, but its controllable waste. Unlike coal - we are working on carbon sequestration (?) technology but it's unproven and quite expensive.

In the 70's a lot of people thought that wind and solar were right around the corner from becoming incredibly more efficient, but the reality is that we have just made it efficient enough to use in conjunction with other tech. Solar power from space beamed down to collector farms on Earth will be a lot more reliable and powerful, but there are a lot of regulatory and financial issues in the way.

I'd say in 20 years that alternative energy tech will make up 30-40 percent of our total energy use (and I'm an optimist) but if the wind is not up and the clouds are in, that goes down to zero, and people still want to run their XBOX.

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Nuclear fusion FTW

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Howabout tidal energy or other sources of energy that aren't being harnessed?

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Howabout tidal energy or other sources of energy that aren't being harnessed?

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The problem is that we haven't figured out how to use wind or waves or solar in the way that we use nuclear. Long story short, if there is an intense demand spike right now, you local nuclear power plant can handle it while others probably can't. No cloudy days with nuclear either.

One reason nuclear technology is so advanced is that the world spent trillions on nuke research in order to build bombs. If we had figured a way to use solar bombs solar might be advanced to the point we could use it as efficiently as nuke power.

As far as I know we have no clue how to properly dispose of the waste. Reprocessing just separates the components (I need to understand this better). No matter what you do right now you are going to end up with something that takes 20,000 years to decay.

Keep stuffing dangerous stuff in the ground that doesn't go away for 20,000 years and eventually something is going to snap.

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stuff I read

Short term solutions are acceptable but what we need is something for the long term other than waffling around with these nonrenewable sources.

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Eventually fusion will be figured out. Until then our society needs a lot of power. When no base load plants are operating and you want to run your Cuisinart on a cloudy calm day, you are going to blame the power company when it won't come on.

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Eventually fusion will be figured out. Until then our society needs a lot of power. When no base load plants are operating and you want to run your Cuisinart on a cloudy calm day, you are going to blame the power company when it won't come on.

i wish i had a cuisinart to run on cloudy days.

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I wish I was little bit taller,

I wish I was a baller,

I wish I had a girl who looked good I would call her

I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat

and a six four ImpalaI wish

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Got hit with a bottle

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I read in USA Today that with our recent supercollider experiments we recorded temperatures at like 70 bazillion degrees.

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And of course we will use that awesome tech for something like quicker tanning beds.

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That article Fiz posted says they expect fusion to be achieved sometime this year.

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