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Nuclear Power Could See a Revival

Famatra Marketing Needed: Nuclear Waste is Self-Cleaning (415 comments)

I think the problem is that a little marketing is needed, in a good (is that possible?) way. Say for a chemical spill, and you have the best case scenario in that it is self contained, not leaking into the ground water, etc. That spill will be as toxic now, as next week, as next month, as next year, as one hundred years from now. If it's leaking allover the place, well then you're just spreading the toxins around, hopefully (as in the best case) it will dilute enough in the long run that everyone get's a little bit of cancer, etc, rather than having community cancer clusters, animal and baby deformities, sterility, etc. In contrast with with nuclear waste, the problem solves and cleans itself, becoming exponentially _less_ dangerous each half-life.

On a side note, it's perhaps time to answer the age old question: "If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?". Cameco (CCJ) is the biggest uranium producer in the world, and it's stock is just coming off it's 52 week lows so it maybe a good time to get in if this 'nuclear revival' is taking place, or perhaps not, who knows. :)

more than 4 years ago
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MythTV Vs. TiVo, Round 2

Famatra Re:TiVo wins of course... (337 comments)

"TIVO: Sorry, I've deleted that show"

It can get even worse than that though.

'Sorry, I've deleted that clip' of $president-leader saying something wrong/foolish/a lie. Now they just have to make sure all hardware complies with their 'accidental' delete requests and they'll be set.

more than 7 years ago

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Article: Green Party Endorses Open Source Software

Famatra Famatra writes  |  more than 10 years ago An interesting development in the current Canadian election is that at least one party, The Green Party of Canada, seems to be paying attention to geeks this time around. The Green Party of Canada endorses open source software in the Science and Technology section of their platform. Some of their promises include:

  • Require federal agencies to initiate transitions to open source operating systems and productivity software.
  • Make technology that has been developed at public expense, a publicly owned resource. Software that has been developed at taxpayer expense will be released under an open source license, making it free for all Canadians to use.
  • Shorten the length of software patents to seven years. The software business cycle is so fast that longer patents only stifle innovation.

Would you add, change or remove anything, make your wish list. It seems like we are making politicians wake up and smell the coffee.

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Famatra Famatra writes  |  more than 10 years ago An article I submitted, I find it very important

Open Source Application Under Attack by Maker of KaZaA over Reverse Engineering

A story from Zeropaid indicates that maker of KaZaA, Sharman Networks, has sent a "Cease and Desist Letter" to the maker of KCEasy because it interoperates with their FastTrack network. The creator of KCeasy says on the KCEasy website "I feel that inclusion of FastTrack access with KCeasy is not worth a legal battle between Sharman and myself". A similar issue was covered by the Slashdot story Fight On Blizzard Vs. Bnetd Case on the right to reverse engineer to create an interoperable network. Reverse engineering to be another on the list of rights that have fallen by the way side?

(C) Famatra. This article is released into the public domain.

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