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3D Printable Ammo Clip Skirts New Proposed Gun Laws

delvsional Re:Clip (1862 comments)

someone mod this up. This actually is an accurate analogy for what is happening. no idea why it's -1. Well done sir.

about 2 years ago
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3D Printable Ammo Clip Skirts New Proposed Gun Laws

delvsional Re:Clip (1862 comments)

i call bullshit. A 55 gallon drum of .223 would be several times more than 6000. I can fit 1000 rounds of .223 in a shoebox.

about 2 years ago
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Man Digs Out Basement Using Radio Controlled Toy Tractors

delvsional Interface control (169 comments)

He should set up a website with some sort of interface control for the machines and live streaming video, then charge people to play with the toys remotely.

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Cryo-Freeze Coral Reef

delvsional Re:Too late :( (130 comments)

Reminds me of visiting Key West, Florida and going out on a diving boat. All those dead, white coral heads. Thank pollution, treasure hunters for it. Yeah, Humans - the animal that fouls its nest for fun and profit.

actually most of that reef is dead because of the overuse by tourists who have no idea why they shouldn't stand and kick the reefs. There are live reefs around there but not that any of the tourist boats will take tourists to. even the ones that aren't totally bleached still have problems, but the tourist trap ones are totally destroyed.

more than 2 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

delvsional Re:Political Theater - You can't trust these guys! (920 comments)

you don't get to be where those people are without skeletons in the closet. If you have skeletons in the closet someone else has leverage on you. if someone else has leverage on you, first it's do one small bad thing and then its do more bad things or I'll tell about the first ones.

Thus, You don't get to be a politician without being corrupt.

I like Ron Paul. But he is a LIAR.

Simply because Politicians = LIAR.

NO exceptions.

more than 2 years ago
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Has Cleverbot Passed the Turing Test?

delvsional wrong metric (427 comments)

perhaps they are voted human, not because they have surpassed the bar, but because the bar has been lowered. Most humans that you talk to are fucking stupid.

more than 3 years ago
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Jailbroken Devices Compromised By Charging Stations

delvsional Re:Seatback charging on airplanes (93 comments)

you know.. the iphones come with this nifty adapter that plugs into an even more common receptacle. usually two slots and a hole in the wall with no data connection whatsoever. I hear that it's 120VAC. Just sayin......

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T Kills $10 Texting Plan, Pushes $20 Plan

delvsional Re:It's the market (348 comments)

Soon it will be: sorry, did we say unlimited? You're causing service interruptions. We really meant 1500.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Overcoming Convention Hall Wi-Fi Interference?

delvsional use a licensed radio (251 comments)

I believe you can get licensed radio's from tranzeo. If not they have some other band solutions as well. They are not that expensive or hard to set up if this is all that important.

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Wants You To Solve Encrypted Notes From Murder

delvsional Re:I've cracked it! (466 comments)

prse appears atleast 6 times

more than 3 years ago
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Heroism Is Part of a Nuclear Worker's Job

delvsional Re:Nothing but respect... (349 comments)

to be fair. when concerned with radiation exposure, it doesn't matter what they're wearing unless it's made of lead or some other dense material. a 2 inch thickness of lead reduces the dose by 9/10ths.

more than 3 years ago
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Heroism Is Part of a Nuclear Worker's Job

delvsional Re:Nothing but respect... (349 comments)

I have a lot of respect for the workers at the plant who risk their health and work hard to prevent a disaster. But I also think it's an irresponsible policy to require this kind of heroism from people. I have only contempt for the people who ignored the IAEA warning about Japanese reactors a couple of years ago, and for the people who are still deciding to build new reactors near fault lines without sufficient safety precautions to withstand the worst earthquakes.

The reactor should have been safe. Better able to withstand earthquake and tsunami, and more, better, and more reliable backup systems.

The actual earthquake, Where the ground moved around, did no significant damage to the plant. It was the tsunami that destroyed the tanks for the diesel fuel for the emergency diesel generators (all 13 EDGs). This along with the loss of outside transmission losses meant no power to run the pumps for feedwater into the reactor vessel.

Many newer plant have completely passive systems, fed by gravity and other things that will work without electricity. One thing you have in an abundance after a nuclear accident is heat. some of the older plants and many reactors (especially in the navy) have pumps that run off of steam.

the plant I speak of is a little different from theirs. It's a PWR, theirs was a BWR. Our Aux feed system (with three separate trains) runs off of aux feed. in the event of an accident the natural circulation of the primary would move that heat to the steam generators with or without pumps running. The aux feed system which can be run with or without electricity will provide feedwater to remove decay heat from the Reactor.

There are Seismic considerations to everything we do as well. A similar earthquake and tsunami would not destroy our EDGs. Thus I doubt any resulting accident would be nearly as severe, our plant is 5 years newer

with regard to them being required to stay, I doubt that anyone was required to stay. I know if there was an accident where I work, (even if it was as severe) there would be no question that I would stay. Along with many others. I was in the coast guard before this. I was a sea marshal for a short time. I was a firefighter, repair team member, damage control team member. Many others as well would see it as their duty to stay, even if the company didn't ask. I personally know people from here who have volunteered to go help the Japanese plants.

more than 3 years ago
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King Wants To Sell Out Ham Radio

delvsional even if the spectrum is sold. (309 comments)

Just keep the gear and if SHTF, fire it back up. If shit has hit the fan, then the equipment that uses the band won't be working anyway. you could just hop back on it. and if everyone does the same thing you'll be able to use it just like you have been.

more than 3 years ago
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Does Syfy Really Love Sci-Fi?

delvsional Re:Fantasy is now king (742 comments)

instead of changing the name to "SYFY", they should have changed it to "Wrestling and other stupid shit that doesn't have anything to do with science." A bit wordy but more accurate. Oh and what the hell happened to the rest of SGU? Fucking bastards.

more than 3 years ago
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Statistician Cracks Code For Lottery Tickets

delvsional Re:If you'd Read TFA ... (374 comments)

He did the smart thing and got free publicity for himself and his business.... Maybe even some work from that lotto company too.(since I'm sure they would want the algorithm to understand how to predict winners....)

Can you tell me his name without scrolling up to the top? I didn't think so. I doubt his will ever be a household name.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Would Beat Bing At Jeopardy, Says Wolfram

delvsional Re:Google results still much more accurate (138 comments)

I often vote with my wallet, too. I was a NY Giants fan until I witnessed a parking attendant hit a squirrel with his truck. I was appalled by such animal cruelty, and have since switched my allegiance to the Philadelphia Eagles.

This is slashdot god dammit. I don't give a rats ass about baseball.

more than 3 years ago
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Internet Kill Switch Back On the US Legislative Agenda

delvsional Re:Hasta la Victoria Siempre (376 comments)

If this kill switch were ever to be thrown, I would give America ten days before a horde of Facebook starved teenage girls takes the White House.

thanks I need the laugh.

more than 3 years ago

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Stuck Rod at Turkey Point Nuclear unit 3

delvsional delvsional writes  |  more than 5 years ago

delvsional (745684) writes "After a Refueling outage, it was found that one of the Control Rods for Turkey Point's Unit 3 Nuclear Reactor would not withdraw. This is the more conservative position for the rod as it is one of the things that reduces fission, but it needs to be withdrawn to make power. Major Repairs are underway and the Miami herald has a story on it. Interesting stuff.....

http://www.miamiherald.com/business/story/1004815.html

''This is certainly not something that you see every day,'' said Roger Hannah, the Atlanta-based spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Hannah said the situation started earlier this week when the nuclear operators were attempting to return Turkey Point Unit 3 to service after a routine outage for refueling.

To get the reactor functioning again, mechanisms lift from the core control rods that absorb neutrons. The rods keep the reactor dormant during the refueling.

In this case, one of the control rods ''appeared to be stuck — and could not be moved out of the reactor vessel,'' said Hanna. That meant that the reactor had to be cooled back down since it would unsafe to operate with a rod in the core.

Because this was a rare event, any attempt to remove the rod from the core fell outside the technical specifications approved by the NRC. That meant FPL had to seek a ''technical specifications amendment from the NRC,'' said Hannah.

That amendment was granted, and a power saw was used on Friday to cut the mechanism that lifts the rods and part of the rod from the rest of the rod, which remains in the core.

It remains unclear what FPL plans to do about the rod remaining in the core and whether the mechanism that lifts the rods will be need to be replaced, Hannah said."

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