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(SBB) Storm

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  1. MUAHAHAHA, I appreciate the votes once again. Here's a video by @Vuthakral showing the making of that screenshot:
  2. Literal god
  3. I guess in case for Chernobyl, it really did come down to many things, but holy crap did Fukushima get some lose screws out of this. They were supposed to upgrade their 4m wall on the coast to 12m, but kept on delaying it for no reason. And then that tsunami came, okay, we're trained for this and this complex was built thoroughly! Oh no! Why did we build our emergency diesel generators as near to the coast as possible! I was on holidays in Malta when that happened and when I saw the events on TV, I couldn't bear to hear what's gonna happen at home in response to it but I accidentally switched to German TV, cuz that's apparently available in the mediterranean. People have some beef with Japan over anime and other stupid reasons, but good lord, I was afraid to lose my job
  4. VICTORIOUS. Took big effort into making that screenshot. The map it was on, Prudhoe, had double layered glass for the hallway - which means A WHOLE LOADA GLASS. It took some rapid fire pushing of the screenshot key to get that frame, which I'm very impressed with. Thank you for voting me!
  5. WTH CARDCAPTOR SAKURA GETS A SEQUEL ANIME OHHHHHHHHH MY HEART IS FLUTTERING. I remember telling my mum to drive home faster from school so I wouldn't miss the show. Looking forward to her new adventures :')
  6. Thank you for posting this. I want to further elaborate the situation, as every news source I've come to about the plant generally says the same thing over and over again, both in english and german. We're just not known for having the most transparent journalism in the world, to which in this image showing someone making a typo and every other news outlet not even attempting to correct it. "Oberserviert" does not exist as a word. Heck, the article I've posted is also a plant. "Grundremmingen" is also a typo and should've been "Gundremmingen". Same thing has happened with a bunch of other news outlets. I've worked inside the Gundremmingen plant many many times, as the company I work for is responsible for inspecting, controlling and reengineering powerplants across the continent (also non-EU) and produce the various parts inside them. To confirm my bias, yes, I believe nuclear power is the future. It’s safe if built correctly, nuclear is one of the cheapest energy sources, it’s reliable, and it hardly pollutes CO2 emissions. Yes, there is a problem with storing nuclear waste, but in the future, we will find a better way to store it. I understand the anti-nuclear sentiment, the fear of another disaster or meltdown like Chernobyl and Fukushima. The disasters of Chernobyl and Fukushima happened due to faults in the design. It should have never happened in the first place. If a nuclear disaster does ever happen again in the future, the consequences can be catastrophic, however, as I wrote earlier, nuclear power plants are safe if built and maintained correctly. For every nuclear power plants that are built today, the better, safer and more innovative the next one and future generations will be. Except in Belgium. My God are their safety scores horrible. Germany wants to promote and use renewable energy, but at the same time they shut down nuclear power reactors. To fill in the gap, we must use other energy sources such as coal which pollutes CO2 heavily. In 2017, hard coal and ignite made up 37% in electricity production. Germany is also one of the world’s largest producer in ignite. I understand that the process of energiewende is slow, however, they shouldn’t be replacing nuclear power plants with coal production especially if they are promoting clean energy. If they do intend on removing nuclear power plants, they should have gotten rid of coal production first and then moved onto removing nuclear power (even if it'll lose my job). It would have saved us billions of euros in the long run. This money could have been spent on further expanding our energy revolution. It would also have made meeting our 2020 target to cut carbon emission 40% from 1990 levels achievable. Moreover, I find it hard to believe using just renewable energy will be sustainable and reliable. What happens if there is ever a long period of time where there is no sunshine or wind? There must be a backup source that provides energy to keep the system running in the long run and that backup system is nuclear power. You do not have to build 100 nuclear power plants. Ultimately at the end of the day, I do not share the same vision as the politicians. The vision of a utopian world where energy is sourced only from renewable energy. I admire our efforts to reduce its carbon emissions and promote renewable energy which in turn, lead other countries in doing the same, however, we must understand that energiewende without nuclear power is not sustainable. There must be a balance. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ As for the plant in question, it's actually 33 years old. The oldest plant shut down in 2011 is now 42 years old. Safe operation is possible up to 60 or even 80 years if certain components are replaced on a regular schedule (which we do). With the exception of passively safe reactors, most safety systems have been retrofitted, so I have no clue where they'd find that claim from. So just an industrial accident that could happen literally anywhere. Unit A was ten years away from starting to operate when the workers were killed 43 years ago in 1975. Their deaths have literally zero to do with the decision to shut down this aging reactor. Unit A ran from 1966 to 1977, when a catastrophic series of failures rendered the reactor unrepairable and contaminated the facility. It was this unit that killed the workers in 1975. It took around 30 years to do the bulk of dismantling and decontamination, and work is still ongoing (not my work though).
  7. Googling them works ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  8. Germany's most powerful nuclear powerplant has shut down one of its Blocks (Block B) ahead of the Energiewende plan set in 2022. Here's an image a friend took today, which you can use.
  9. But Christmas is 358 days away >:O
  10. Wish you all a grand new year, like this game here.
  11. Got myself a lucky hummer lobster here. Although the distributor had no idea where it's from, it still tasted awesome.
  12. If I get the same bionic hearing as Cody Rhodes has, THEN I'M ALL IN. PS: The video is a continuous story arc that's in a correct timeline.