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Refutes Against Anti-Nuclear
- Nuclear waste management is a problem-
If everyone in the US were to use nuclear power, the amount of solid waste would weigh as much as equal seven US quarters per capita. Even this is overstating the problem, since much of the waste can be reproccesed (already done in Europe and Asia), and the remaining plutonium can fuel Generation IV reactors (due out by 2020). 
http://www.phyast.pitt.edu/~blc/book/chapter11.html
- Nobody wants one in their backyard-
I don't want a solar farm in my backyard, either.
- Safety issues regarding the fuel - newer fast reactors require very enriched fuel, as compared to other, older reactors. This *might* pose a problem security-wise if the fuel is not kept in check; higher enrichment = dirtier dirty bombs-
In order for a terrorist to take plutonium from a nuclear plant, they would first have to enter the plant (very difficult) then exit the plant with the plutonium (nearly impossible), and then build a bomb (extremely expensive). There are cheape
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Kodachrome - End of the line
In 2009, Kodak announced that it was ending its production of Kodachrome slide film and removing it from the market.  (see previous article at http://news.deviantart.com/article/83929 )
Almost immediately, what stock there was of it available vanished as film photographers "snapped up" what was left.  Known for rich colour depth and good longevity of the stock, it was a staple of both movie and still captures for years, and immortalized in the song Kodachrome by Paul Simon.
Unlike modern films, Kodachrome's colours were added during the developing process by using three distinct steps and chemical additions.  The complexity of the process and precise control required to perform it correctly meant that, over the years, it became very difficult to get a film developed.  
The last remaining facility offering this service, Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas, is no longer accepting developing orders.  Full article at http://www.cbc.ca/
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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Out of curiosity, do you know anything about computers and graphics cards?
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Mclandis Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know some things about computers, less about graphics cards. What specifically?
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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I'm just wondering if I need a special computer to run my graphics card (It's an nVidia Gtx550 Ti) and games, or if any desktop will work. I don't want the computer salesmen to push some $800 computer on me when I could spend half that much.
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Mclandis Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your graphics card (and pretty much any other piece of hardware you want to add) is primarily determined by your motherboard. The manufacturer of your motherboard should describe what type of expansion slot you have (AGP vs. PCI) and what kind of power it can supply in the specifications. You'll probably be safe if you have an nVidia motherboard, so long as it provides the right amount of power.

If you can build a good computer for less than $800, do let me know. I was shopping around for parts a year ago and the best I could come up with was around $2000 (using the specs I wanted, of course).
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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Awesome comment on :iconrozrr:'s journal!
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Mclandis Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. I never got a reply, but that figures.
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Mclandis Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. I never got a reply, but that figures.
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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I always get a kick out of her. I once showed her some facts and she blocked me because I haven't made any art.
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RascalArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
thanks for the fave :)
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