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Finno-Persian Legend
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PostPosted: 06-06-2019 06:47 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


We're gonna give Chernobyl a try, heard good things about it. My girlfriend was born in Kiev only a month before the explosion and has bad memories of dealing with the fallout throughout her childhood. Her dad was also involved with the cleanup after the first wave of workers and volunteers dropped dead. Fucking scary shit.




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PostPosted: 06-06-2019 03:32 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


i still remember lining up to drink iodine



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PostPosted: 06-19-2019 02:56 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


SoM wrote:
i still remember lining up to drink iodine


You were where at the time and only 7 years old?

Re: Currently watching..... Chernobyl .. I just watched the first two episodes and I must say they did a great job creating the atmosphere. The detail and I guess the location makes for just a really good production.



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PostPosted: 06-19-2019 10:13 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


One thing I fear is that (without having seen it yet) a series like Chernobyl will only breed more anti nuclear fission sentiments.

Nuclear fission is by far the cleanest and safest way of generating power, but all people can think of when they hear "nuclear" are bombs and Chernobyl.




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PostPosted: 06-20-2019 06:14 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I didn't get that vibe from the show at all, but storing nuclear waste from reactors is a major problem worldwide. I'd put that above meltdowns on the danger scale. Even Chernobyl was a perfect storm of ineptitude and oversight where absolutely everything had to be done horribly wrong, intentionally in some cases.




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PostPosted: 06-20-2019 06:22 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Captain Mazda wrote:
storing nuclear waste from reactors is a major problem worldwide

Not as big as people from Greenpeace want you to believe.
The physical amount of nuclear waste that needs long term storage (100+ years) is relatively small. Besides, we can think about solutions for that and ways to handle that. We can manage that. What we can't manage is where CO2 particles go once they leave the chimneys of a coal plant.




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PostPosted: 06-20-2019 06:31 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Or we could stop the oil and coal subsidies and stop corporations from dictating energy policies so we can properly invest in green infrastructure and renewable energy.

Too hard, let's keep stuffing radioactive waste underground.




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PostPosted: 06-20-2019 08:27 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


There's a surprising amount of ecological pollution from things considered green energy, more so than nuclear. Solar panels for example, not so green when you compare it to a nuclear power plant.




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PostPosted: 06-20-2019 09:51 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Hence, "properly invest in green infrastructure and renewable energy." For all the resistance to renewable energy some people have, we'd still be using steam engines if the same line of stagnant thinking dominated the dawn of the industrial age. At some point humanity just decided mediocrity is good enough.

We've fully tapped the potential of crude and nuclear and by the time we're estimated to have a functional fusion reactor (if it can even be done), humanity will have descended into chaos due to ecological turmoil. Otherwise we might as well get to work building spike-covered dune buggies and flamethrower guitars.




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PostPosted: 06-20-2019 11:23 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Solar and wind is a good start, but it doesn't generate nearly enough power to meet demands. Those two options in particular are also dependant on specific weather/daytime circumstances.




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PostPosted: 06-20-2019 11:06 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Solar and wind is a good start, but it doesn't generate nearly enough power to meet demands. Those two options in particular are also dependant on specific weather/daytime circumstances.


https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/solarroof

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PostPosted: 06-20-2019 11:12 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote





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PostPosted: 06-20-2019 11:13 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Also back on topic, I am going to be starting Gomorrah soon - heard great things about it




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PostPosted: 06-21-2019 02:51 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
Also back on topic, I am going to be starting Gomorrah soon - heard great things about it


Yes it does from what I see on the Gomorrah trailer. I'll add to my 'to watch' list now :up:



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PostPosted: 07-08-2019 07:46 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:olo: and that voice, reminds me of that guy



sick fucks :olo:



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PostPosted: 07-08-2019 07:59 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The voice is familiar... Googles... Yes I saw the episode and a slightly earlier Martina



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PostPosted: 07-08-2019 09:01 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Stranger Things s03 of course!




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PostPosted: 07-08-2019 11:55 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Stranger Things s03 of course!


I started this last night :D




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PostPosted: 07-14-2019 11:54 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Angry scared white men.
Why do you watch this filth?




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PostPosted: 07-15-2019 06:05 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


He's a proud boy




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PostPosted: 07-15-2019 08:49 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ewww... Antifa and Proud boys should just get married.




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PostPosted: 07-15-2019 12:26 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Potentially contains Stranger Things 3 spoilers:




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PostPosted: 07-15-2019 12:51 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


HA!




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PostPosted: 07-17-2019 09:25 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Barry should be watched




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PostPosted: 07-17-2019 10:01 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm being told to watch Silicon Valley, is it worth it? Watched the pilot for Billions last night, acting was decent but not sure if the subject matter can be stretched across so many seasons without getting boring or repetitive.

Also watched the pilot for Good Girls; it's unfunny and boring but tries hard. Kinda like the Geoff of TV.




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HM-PuFFNSTuFF wrote:
Barry should be watched


Agreed. Big fan of Barry and Soho Hank. :up:

Just finished Chernobyl. Good stuff. HBO deserves all the Emmy noms (even though the award shows are bullshit)...




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PostPosted: 07-18-2019 12:59 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Harrow

An Australian TV series, just two seasons thus far and I just finished the final episode of season 2. Really good with a few twists you will find interesting. If you can, watch it.

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Harrow tells the story of Dr. Daniel Harrow, a forensic pathologist with a total disregard for authority.


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PostPosted: 07-18-2019 02:38 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
Potentially contains Stranger Things 3 spoilers:


At the end of S3E8, the russians guards take someone out of a cell but one says: "Not the American" :idea:




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PostPosted: 07-18-2019 09:18 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah it's a bit too obvious who they're talking about, isn't it?
Season 4 has all but officially been confirmed. Supposedly there will be a season 5 as well but that's still not a certainty.




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PostPosted: 07-21-2019 06:37 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


That was cool.



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PostPosted: 07-22-2019 12:24 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


OK so I loved Stranger Things 3, but I have some questions that I think need addressing...In fact, just the one question

How the fuck did the Russians set up that facility under the noses of what should have been a hive of "official activity" given the events of the previous seasons?!




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PostPosted: 07-22-2019 12:39 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


In a year's time too, if I'm not mistaken. But who cares. We got Scoops Ahoy, don't we?




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