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waterfell replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 8:45 AM

Re: NFL Changes Extra Point Rule

The drop kick is still a legal play AFAIK.
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Wed May 20

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 7:52 PM

California drought relief

A seawater desalination plant at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power station could be used to supply water to parts of San Luis Obispo county. Currently, the desal plant is only operating at a portion of its capacity. If they crank it up to full [more]

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:44 PM

Re: OT: Nuclear powered desalination

From my earlier post, I may have been incorrect about this part:
This desalination plant is not intended to produce water for human consumption.
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waterfell replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 4:33 PM

Re: NFL Changes Extra Point Rule

How about a dropkick from the 15 being worth 2 points?

Back in the early 1970s, everyone thought the shotgun formation was dead, until Tom Landry and Roger Staubach started getting a lot of success from it.

Bring back the [more]

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:46 PM

Re: OT: Nuclear powered desalination

Perhaps the fire trucks are more sensitive to the salty water or they are worried about salt contamination in the soil?
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I can only speculate since I am not a fire fighter, [more]

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waterfell posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:32 AM

OT: Nuclear powered desalination

A seawater desalination plant at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power station in California will make fresh water available to local authorities for fire fighting purposes.

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Tue May 19

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waterfell replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 10:12 PM

Re: RIP Garo Yepremian

He was one of the first "soccer-style" kickers in American football, back when that was unique.

Extra credit trivia question (because I really don't know): Who was the last straight-ahead style extra point/field goal kicker in the [more]

Mon May 18

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:24 PM

Re: Gambling on snake-eyes

Give me a dollar amount. We (globally) have already spent hundreds of billions of dollars in trying to fight climate change, and obviously that's not enough for you to even consider it a [more]

Sun May 17

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:55 PM

Re: Gambling on snake-eyes

Suppose Waterfell became ruler of the world and for each of the next two years committed 3% of world GDP (about $3 trillion/year) to build 600 nuclear reactors to be distributed globally. Now I can see how the world economy would be slowed during [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:25 PM

Re: Gigawatt-Day Problem

Sooner or later, slowly but surely, people in California government will learn and appreciate why baseload power is important.

- Pete

Sat May 16

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 2:53 PM

Re: Gambling on snake-eyes

Or it provides incentives to fulfill Waterfell's dream of a nuclear energy economy, perhaps with next generation reactors.
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You might be referring to the US, but I can [more]

Thu May 14

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:20 PM

Re: Gambling on snake-eyes

The lead time on a nuke is too long, standardization and engineering to shorten the lead time, at the same time starting up the process, is a win-win arrangement.
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Tue May 12

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waterfell posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:49 PM

OT: Happy Birthday, Yogi

Yogi Berra turned 90 today.

Here's a fitting portrait of the great player, via Twitter.
https://twitter.com/NYTArchives/status/598120481355534338

- Pete

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 4:11 PM

Re: More problems for nuclear power

jaagu opines:
I believe that this issue will force the Diablo Canyon plant to be shutdown. The cost and schedule of the required effort will be uneconomical for PG&E to [more]

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 4:06 PM

Re: Transformer fire and oil leak at nuke

Here is an interesting take on the issue. Newer transformers apparently are more likely to have explosion/fire problems. Note: The following link is from 2010, but it still applies.

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:49 PM

Re: Red herring for EU and USA

The price finally settled on was almost twice the current wholesale market price for electricity.

The pricing and contract length don't sound attractive at all. [more]

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:34 PM

Re: Red herring for EU and USA

jaagu complains:
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Mon May 11

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:23 PM

Re: Red herring for EU and USA

Goofy says:
A "backup" does not burn oil except occasionally, so your theory collapses.
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Qatar has 13% of the world's natural gas reserves, which is used [more]

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:03 PM

Re: Red herring for EU and USA

...the fact remains that Southern Co had it's hand out for a government loan guarantee. If the project had solid economics, they wouldn't need a guarantee.
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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:22 PM

Re: Red herring for EU and USA

The fact that this comes from Al Jazeera speaks volumes. The people who own Al Jazeera want to sell as much oil and natural gas as they can. They want the world to remain addicted to their fossil fuel products. Nuclear power is a potential threat to [more]

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