Linked by snydeq on Thu 15th Dec 2011 21:17 UTC
In the News A new study from UCSB finds significant increases in businesses hiring organized shills to push products online. These 'malicious crowd-sourcing systems' enlist dozens or hundreds of professional shills to orchestrate mass account creation, generate bogus ratings, and post canned cut-and-paste positive reviews -- with each 'task' costing between 13 and 70 cents. 'Unscrupulous crowd-sourcing sites, coupled with international payment systems, have enabled a burgeoning crowdturfing market that targets U.S. websites, but is fueled by a global workforce.'
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RE[5]: shilling
by Neolander on Sun 18th Dec 2011 06:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: shilling"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Also, another question about the LFTR reactor : even if it is subcritical, doesn't it have the same cooling problems that plagued some of Fukushima's reactors ?

IIRC, the problem with some reactors was that the core of the reactor remained hot while the flow of coolant was interrupted due to a power shortage, which caused the bottom of the reactor to melt and wastes to flow to someplace where they were not supposed to flow (the sea ?)

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RE[6]: shilling
by transputer_guy on Sun 18th Dec 2011 09:30 in reply to "RE[5]: shilling"
transputer_guy Member since:
2005-07-08

Send me an email for a longer version, its in my account.

The story of nuclear power really starts when the larger stars go supernova, as the stellar core collapses there is one enormous neutron flux that converts some of the iron, nickel into fertile U238 and Th232 in just a few seconds. The sequence that follows is similar to what happens in current reactors.

Fascinating stuff.

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RE[7]: shilling
by zima on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 23:42 in reply to "RE[6]: shilling"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

The story of almost everything starts with a supernova ;)

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