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  1. LostCosmonaut

    The SH Ski/Snowboard Thread

    Had a solid day at Gore today, bit annoyed that some of the stuff they said was going to open didn't. Snow was pretty good quality though, and they're working pretty hard at making more (did run into the problem of skiing on a trail with ongoing snowmaking and having my goggles ice up pretty bad). Did run into the problem of having people in the group with different stamina/skill levels. Our group of 7 people ended up split into 2 or 3 groups the whole day.
  2. Planet Nine is supposed to be roughly Neptune sized, even with the most bullish projections for Oort Cloud mass/density it will have cleared its orbit.
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    The Economics of Nuclear Power

    This seems like something that should be revisited now since automatic systems are significantly more advanced than when the regulation was presumably first written (a cursory search doesn't reveal when that section of 10 CFR 50 was enacted). Appropriately tested software monitored by an operator should be sufficient for civilian applications.
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    The Economics of Nuclear Power

    Very detailed report from MIT on the use of nuclear in low carbon energy infrastructure; http://energy.mit.edu/research/future-nuclear-energy-carbon-constrained-world/ TL;DR Nuclear becomes more attractive the more you reduce your emissions goals (in terms of kgCO2/kW)
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    General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    Good looking boats, and it seems that they're also using modular construction like the Virginias (I assume the Russians and Chinese build modular also, but I don't know offhand). Are they still fucking around with low-enriched reactors for some dumb reason?
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    The terrible movies and reviews thread

    And naturally no movie theaters near me are showing it. Might be time to test my download rate!
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    Directed Energy Weapons Repository

    Solar power: now with even more bird death! Actual content; A Review of Nuclear-Pumped Lasers and Applications (Asteroid Deflection)
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    More Canadian Procurement Fail.

    Canada might be walking back the Type 26 purchase; https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/feds-ordered-to-postpone-award-of-60b-warship-contract-because-of-allegations-the-ship-they-want-to-buy-cant-meet-the-navys-requirements
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    WoT v WT effort-thread

    Worst Of Tanks is giving away free shit; https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/announcements/well-deserved-reward-1118/
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    Egregious Aviation Safety Violations

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=217634 ERJ-190 flight controls don't work, plane flails around uncontrollably for a while. They did manage to land safely, and it looks like they did a decent job resolving the problem.
  11. I could see that being an interesting idea to add flavor, but not doritos flavor or onion ring flavoring.
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    The SH Ski/Snowboard Thread

    only 90s east coast kids will get this
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    The BFR Thread

    BFR is now Starship (well, Super Heavy + Starship). There is some concern over the number of changes BFR seems to be going through. Regardless of whatever changes happen to the design, I am going to assume they will be keeping the 9m diameter, since they have already started cutting metal. Would be stupid to switch to completely new tooling at this point.
  14. Cue a bunch of immigrants getting dumped into camps on the Farallon Islands.
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    Oddballs

    Several unusual bacterial species in the Atacama Desert of Chile are being hit hard by rain; https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35051-w
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