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  1. BabyBlues

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    But someone will swear it saved them.
     

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  3. MSUgEEk

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    Nuclear/radiation side rant:

    If people knew half of the things that emitted radiation that they are exposed to on a daily basis, they would either move into a fortress of solitude away from everything or finally decide nuclear plants are ok.
     
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    I rarely ever watch anything when it is on TV. My DVR gets used a lot!! Plus, I hate ads so sometimes even if I'm not doing anything when I show is on I will record it and watch later just so I can skip ads. :cool:



     
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    I know. Ever ate a banana? Did you know that they emit radiation when you ate it?

    It is funny as a nuclear chemist because of radiation controls and shielding for the reactor under normal circumstances I actually received less radiation annually than flight attendants, lol!
     
  6. Stigy

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    Anyone wanna do a quick proof of this and provide suggestions? Supposedly you can't include Weight Watchers in the description of your app since its copyright so wrote this up to avoid it at all costs.

     
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    Nice to see another nuke guy on here :D
     
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    Haha, yeah. In my 4 years of working at a nuke plant, I've received a total of 10 mrem.
     
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    http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/life-is-rad


    Every time I use a microwave I stick my face right up to it in hopes that I will glow someday :D
     
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    Is this intentional?
    WW POints
     
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    I did get quite a lot more than that, but that is only because as an ELT I had to conduct surveys in the reactor compartment every time we shut down and because of some other qualifications I had I did most of the supervising of work inside the RC. Under normal operations though, even with my direct sampling of the reactor plant water exposure was very minimal though.
     
  12. MSUgEEk

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    Yeah, my job is pretty low exposure, but it's funny how people think I'm going to die younger because I get the amount of exposure in 4 years that they get from taking 2-3 flights.
     
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    I use the dvr for all the shows I watch too. Its just easier. But I usually end up forgetting its dvr and letting the commercials play. :eek:
     
  14. Stigy

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    Nope - fixed that, thanks. Stupid work keyboard.

    The information on the internet has scared a lot of people.
     
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    The media in general scares people. They talk about things they have no idea about, but they try to act like they have a clue. Then they spread bad information and people just believe it.

    When the Japan Tsunami happened I don't know how many times I had to explain to people that we didn't have to worry about radiation from their reactors affecting us in Seattle! Yeah, the media here caused a big scare about that :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  18. MSUgEEk

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    Yeah, after the Japan accident, my wife had to hear me go on hour long rants for weeks on end after a new article would come out about how dangerous it was.
     
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    What about rants when watching movies that involve anything to do with radiation....
     
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    To add to that, they act like that was just a common occurance and could happen anywhere. How many earthquakes in our historical records have ever been that strong and then how many of those were followed up by a 40 foot tsunami. If I remember right, the plant was designed for an 8.0 magnitude quake and up to a 30 foot tsunami. What did they get? An 8.9 and a 40 foot tsunami. The thing is, the problem wasn't the earthquake. The plant was damaged but could have easily been put in a safe condition. It was the 40 foot wall of water that wiped out all power lines coming into the plant and knocking out their backup generators that did them in.
     
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    HAHA!!! Yeah...especially the one coming up about Chernobyl. I just laughed when I saw the previews to it. The wife immediately told me not to go on a rant.
     
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    Strangely, I would like to go as well.
     
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    This makes me sad...I'm 28....so I'm "the older". :( It is awesome, however, that The Avengers smashed the opening weekend record set by Harry Potter Deathly Hollows.
     

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