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tatjna From: tatjna Date: February 12th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC) (link)
Ooh yeah fusion baby!

Or maybe fission.

*stopped listening in 7th form physics*
notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: February 12th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC) (link)
fusion is the cool one. Ie, the one that people are still debating is achievable.

fission is the nasty one (ie, bombs, and, well, all nuclear work in production today). Think of the bad joke "What to nuclear physicists eat for lunch?" "fission chips".. now just remember that it's a terrible joke :)

also, the first 3 letters of FUSion are only one away from "Sun".. and fusion is what the sun uses to keep us warm and brown.
tatjna From: tatjna Date: February 12th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC) (link)

Euphemism ahoy

Therefore, in the Wendyverse where I was talking about something altogether different, fusion would be followed by fission. As I suspected

I am such a geek. I'm also not very brown.
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notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: February 13th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC) (link)
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notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: February 13th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC) (link)
It's one of those ones to "add to the list", including, but not limited to (and in rough order of likelihood):

rollable flat panel screens
cheap effective solar panels
decent batteries
cheap commercial space flight (to actual space, not JUST 100kms)
jetpacks for all
flying cars
the space elevator
light sabres
nanobots
decent, uncapped, cheap broadband in nz
a make money fast scheme that actually works

always interesting to read about (with a LOT of salt), but hey, do NOT hold your breath...
notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: February 13th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC) (link)
here's some more news on the subject - and not a moment too late
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notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: February 13th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC) (link)
interesting idea.. but holy crap, can you imagine the risk analysis?
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notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: February 13th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC) (link)
and there's me going oh, now that's interesting... but, woah, hang on, I go and hang in the Nevada desert...
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notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: February 13th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC) (link)
yeah, my life could definitely do with an undo button.

let me know when you find one.

after that we'll tackle nukes, starvation, various elections around the place (or hey, even how about just "people carting away legal vote in the back of a truck", and "people changing electronic voting stations so they return more votes than there are people in the electorate") and daytime tv..

and hey, you should know by now I don't know how to read, I only ever look at the pics.. it's quicker that way..

speaking of which, excellent link. It really is something else seeing quite that much power in action. Stunning, in fact.
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