• Commented on Starship bloopers
    I first read Starship Troopers as a teen in the late 1980s and, personally, always imagined the powered armour as being a bit Space Marine Terminator suit-ish (Warhammer 40K). Obviously, with the ability to fly involved. Fundamentally, a 'step into'...
  • Commented on Official Announcement: April Fools Day is Cancelled
    Regarding Covid-19 and the length of the pandemic, it is interesting that many seem to be just assuming that we'll require annual vaccine boosters indefinitely to ensure that we don't see a never-ending IFR of 1.0% or thereabouts each year...
  • Commented on An Apology
    Though a fully-functioning LFTR would be the ideal, I think you're correct about the difficulty of getting one developed, especially as the nuclear industry is dead set on building iterations of PWRs. For this reason, I know that some proponents...
  • Commented on An Apology
    I'm surprised that there has been no mention of Molten Salt Reactors in this thread with so much other nuclear discussion (though I see somebody mentioned Alvin Weinberg - one of the inventors of the PWR and the MSR). Best...
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