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Unashamed space colonist & atomic energy enthusiast. Getting ourselves out of tight spots using technology is pretty much what we humans DO. Appeared in the 2012 documentary “Lunarcy!” & still occasionally get contacted by people who have seen it recently on CBC. Low-key supervillain, looking to build a better world that will be worth conquering. Not a typography nerd, but enjoy using LaTeX.

The Chernobyl liquidators form a large cohort (well over 100 000) of highly-exposed individuals, with enough statistical power for a meaningful observational study.

They have been followed carefully for well over 30 years. The only causes of death which are elevated over the general population are cirrhosis of the liver, & road accidents.

The evidence of an unimaginable catastrophe fully authorizes the conclusion that civil nuclear energy is far less hazardous than commonly believed.

For context, someone on a collectible watch forum wanted to know why the battery companies didn't just produce 1.35 V silver-oxide power cells to replace the old mercuric-chloride cells.

The electrochemical series has been so ingrained into me for so long that the question floored me.

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Good grief, apparently some people don't know that the characteristic voltage of an electrochemical cell is determined by its reagents.


I've been using Opera (desktop) for years, since it was shareware in fact.

A while back they stopped developing their own browser engine, so now it's based on Chromium, & the feature set isn't quite the same.

But that's not the reason I'm considering switching to something else. It's the auto-updater, which there is apparently no way to deactivate. Under Ubuntu, or basically any Linux distribution which uses repositories, this is NOT a useful or desirable feature.

I think Rep. Rose is a little off-base. Simply rounding all prices to the nearest 5¢ should have no overall effect at all on the balance sheets of retailers.

Suspending production of the cent would permit the Mint to focus on producing the much more durable nickel, which more likely to return to circulation, less likely to be thrown in the trash. Of course, that's not a comprehensive coinage reform (I have a plan for that), but as an interim measure it makes sense.

OK, going to have something to eat, then I'm going to get back to my live-reading of THE GODS OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

In an hour or two I will be starting in on "The Gods of Mars", sequel to "A Princess of Mars", by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Need to get the black-light out & do some good photos of my uranium glass pieces.

Live in about half an hour, reading the conclusion of "A Princess of Mars", & probably getting into the beginning of "The Gods of Mars", by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Merciful Mother help me, I'm seriously considering creating a Reddit account, because it seems to be the place for helpful conversation regarding the use of the Zune.

Yes, I have a Zune. (No, I didn't pay for it.)

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@tbn97 @publius Thanks ^^ Spent like an hour getting everything set up like I wanted it to be lol.

I just finished the movie and really enjoyed it! Now I'm excited about the moon!

Live in a few minutes with the continuation of "A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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