Ted Graham: “Hacker News is a news site for people interesting in tech startups. This discussion of thorium reactors has contributions from dozens of people. I didn’t see any compelling arguments against the idea.”
Del Rickel: “Thorium is the answer. More Thorium than uranium in the Earth’s crust. Reactors cannot melt-down ala Fukushima. They can be used to literally incinerate all of that waste plutonium that nobody knows what to do with. They cannot produce weapons grade plutonium, hence the decision of yore to develop Uranium fueled reactors. Here is a quick intro.”
WHOM TO VOTE FOR
If you are that rare bird who is truly undecided which candidate to vote — you’re not, but if you were — here is a site reader Kevin Knopf‘s son showed him that helps you see whose views most closely match your own. It’s fun.
(I know you’re not truly undecided because it turns out truly undecided voters are “low information” voters who don’t much follow the news and won’t start paying attention to the race until the debates. And that’s not you.)
OR JUST VOTE FOR THE MORE LIKABLE GUY
Horrifyingly, that’s how a great many people vote. Happily, in this case it works in our favor. Check out this series of photos from the Kiss Cam. I think it’s pretty hard to conclude anything but that these are really nice people.
Have a great weekend.
Quote of the Day
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.~mathematician Blaise Pascal, 1670
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