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[cdn-nucl-l] RE: [MbrExchange] Physics Today: letters on Long-Term Energy Supplies: Scientists and the Silent Lie
Thanks, Jerry. That worked fine. It never occurred to me that
the letters would be accessable but the articles they refer to would
it interesting that the letters, that I found completely convincing, had no
apparent effect whatsoever on the authors of the articles.
propos of energy: I just did a calculation of the amount of energy used around
the world for weekly scanning to remove virus, trojan horse, spyware, etc.
from computers. About $100 million. I assumed: 1 hour per week
scanning, $0.10/kw-hr, 1 billion computers. This doesn't count the
slowdown those items cause in computer speed or other damage they do.
That's not much money in the greater scheme of things.
Jerry Cuttler wrote:
The first hyperlink for the Nov 2004 issue
seems to work fine -- it's "free" to non-subscribers.
The second hyperlink (for the July issue) works
only for subscribers. I found that the Nov letters are written such
that you don't need to read the July article to know what it
The Nov letters reflect diverse opinions; some
letters are excellent. Population growth seems to be
stabilizing. There are concerns about the supply of fresh water, but
there seems to be a very long-term supply of energy that humanity could
harness for electricity, desalination, etc. if people would open their minds
to use of fission and breeder reactors.