gasdive (he, him, ia)

gasdive (he, him, ia)

  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    two nuclear engineering degrees, a Reactor Operator’s license, a corporate Senior Vice President position for an atomic licensee, a nuclear safety patent, two peer-reviewed papers on radiation There's a fake greenie of ever I've seen one. Spoiling our nuclear fun...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    That's brilliant. I love the reopen white bay. Should be more of it. I've spoken to a few, no, more than a few, who are mad as hell that home solar gets to sell electricity to the grid, when it...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    OK, lets look at the claims. TerraPower says its relatively small, 345-megawatt plant, TerraPower plans to make its plant useful for today's energy grid of growing renewable power. A salt heat “battery” will allow the plant to ramp up electricity...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    875 - gasdive, being unconvinced by arguments about systems that do not exist as either physical or political realities is not bad faith. Disprove this. Acceptable proofs will include pointing to an existing international scale electricity interconnector, or even an...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Re: Baseload Moz, EC, Greg, et al "baseload" is a technical term with a meaning. However it's abundantly clear than some of you are using the technical meaming, and some of you are using it to mean something completely different,...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Nojay It also presumes a middle-class living that can purchase a house with a roof, that's three hundred thousand quid to start with. There's a lot of "I've Got Mine, Fuck You" in the "solar will save us" crowd, I...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Yes, and no. I have zero hope that civilisation isn't going to collapse in the next few decades. With it will go luxuries like people living on islands that don't produce enough food to support them, and those people will...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    prolong the suspense until they decide to evacuate Vegas How do people react to the idea that they might have to leave? Do you get called a liar, stupid, brainwashed. Do they start drawing up plans? Or do they just...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    PS: Interestingly one of the commentariat has funded the molten salt storage approach, combining it with steel boxes of salt for containment as per this post http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2017/08/blocked-on-blogging.html#comment-2033268 Details here under their link "Storage is the key" http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2022/01/obligatory-hugo-eligibility-po.html#comment-2135896...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Gasdive seems to be talking about a context in which political difficulties make a global electricity grid infeasible At least one person gets what I'm saying. I'm a huge fan of interconnected grids. As a search on my name and...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    IMO it's very much an "if we die without this, we're almost certainly going to die" solution. Kind of like a self-sustaining Mars colony, and probably about as expensive. Why didn't I write that instead of 8 pages...? Perfect....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    LIAR or STUPID or Brainwashed or some combination. We HAVE TO HAVE baseload power Or what? You've ruled out solar and wind over and over. Tidal is about 100th of the required power. Coal will collapse the civilisation that you...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Sorry about the length of this post TL;dr I think solar is the only option for a bunch of reasons, and I think it can work. The usual alterative is nuclear, which works great at a small scale, but if...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I've written a long post where I answer each point, but now you've given me more homework. It's past midnight here and I'm dizzy with exhaustion. Answer tomorrow....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    If you have the money, there is all the uranium and thorium you could ever want. Yes and no. It's not super accurate, but in round figures the resource doubles when you increase the price by a factor of ten....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    gasdive PLEASE stop it ... WHERE do we get our baseload power from, without ensuring that there are no crops, because it's all covered in "solar panels"????????? Sydney is NOT the planet I have no idea how to say it...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Surprised myself there. I'm just sick of this "we can't have nice things because of fake greenies" line. So let's rub some noses in what the world looks like if solar doesn't work above 45, and UHVDC doesn't exist and...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Here's what I would do if I was in charge and I had multiple quadrillions burning a hole in my back pocket and international electricity cables weren't cheap and known tech. Rather than building 100,000 reactors, for which there is...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Oh, agreed, for sure. Neither will get better, but it's really weather that exposes the poor management and or training, rather than weather at such. If hundreds of rigs survive gales, and that rig has survived many gales, but then...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    The principle is the same. In fact, doing a PADI dive is harder in a lot of ways. You have to manage your own dive. You have to plan everything yourself. As a commercial diver everything is managed for you....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    cost per year of operation Oh yeah. This whole nuclear thing is entirely based on an infinite supply of money. To get a feel for it, watch Rocket Lab's Peter Beck talk about why they're using return to launch site...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Sorry. I haven't been in the loop for 20 years. Broad brush stokes, yep. Management failures on individual rigs, no idea....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    increasingly and longer lasting violent weather Not an issue. If you can drill for oil in the North Sea or survive typhoons in the South China Sea, you can build a platform basically anywhere that will survive anything. power glitches...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    You already have electrical cable from your house to Morocco, Australia, South Africa and South America giving you 24/7/365 solar, removing entirely the need for nuclear? Re, "ask Charlie" I was taking it as a given that solar doesn't work...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I've got to agree with this. Siting the reactors isn't that much of an issue. We need to abandon the interiors of continents because cables don't exist, but putting reactors on ships or platforms is a no brainer. The deep...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    PLEASE STOP IT. You live at approx 33°S .. . We keep on telling you that IT ISN'T GOING TO WORK at above 45 or 50°N but you refuse to listen. Ask Charlie @ 55°N if you won't listen to...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I think the second option, big lizard with horrible spit, will be the starting point. Luckily, unlike a global crash program to build 100,000 reactors virtually overnight, some mistakes can be made along the way without everyone dying. So start...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    If nuclear really was the only alternative for above 45 degrees (it isn't) then above 45 must be abandoned. There will be climate refugees one way or the other. Either leaving above 45 because cables are too hard, or leaving...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    But it's not impossible. Depends on what you mean by "impossible" Impossible absent the development of a bunch of things that don't exist. A reasonable way of getting fissionables out of seawater in vast quantities, a production line for breeder...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Even without the political opposition nuclear power plants are expensive and take a long time to build. This has been pointed out to Greg many times, with numbers, showing nuclear isn't viable. Not only impossible as a complete solution, but...
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