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(The Register)   Swedish nuclear power plant on fire because of: a) earthquake, b) tsunami, or c) a vacuum cleaner   (theregister.co.uk) divider line 42
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2011-11-14 09:22:40 AM  
The cleaning lady is so fired.
 
2011-11-14 10:38:56 AM  
Cool, it means their candy fish will have three eyes now.
 
2011-11-14 10:39:36 AM  
At least life support equipment in hospitals weren't unplugged so the floor could be cleaned.

And that's a lot of meatballs.
 
2011-11-14 10:39:48 AM  
Heck...it's still not as bad as it could have been. NOTHING is as potentially deadly as "Pepsi Syndrome".
 
2011-11-14 10:40:21 AM  
Mutant vacuum cleaner?
 
2011-11-14 10:41:34 AM  
Nothing sucks like an Electrolux.
 
2011-11-14 10:43:30 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: At least life support equipment in hospitals weren't unplugged so the floor could be cleaned.

And that's a lot of meatballs.


LOL. I wonder how often that actually happens
 
2011-11-14 10:44:15 AM  

Teknowaffle: Nothing sucks like an Electrolux.


Came here for that.
 
2011-11-14 10:44:33 AM  
Huuur! De noookleer poooor plint flurdie snu de Hooooooover! Bork!
 
2011-11-14 10:44:59 AM  
RC close-out inspection critical failure. The fact that the vacuum cleaner caught fire tells me that not only was it left adrift in the RC, but left running. How the hell do you not notice that in a close-out inspection? That is assuming that they do close-outs in civilian nuke plants.
 
2011-11-14 10:45:04 AM  
"It was a human error, and those shouldn't occur in our power plants"

I for one welcome our robot overlords.
 
2011-11-14 10:46:05 AM  
"It was a human error, and those shouldn't occur in our plants."

Yes, it's good for your entire technology to depend on no one ever making a mistake. That's why I never make backups of databases I'm working on.
 
2011-11-14 10:46:05 AM  
well that sucks
 
2011-11-14 10:48:14 AM  

tv_news_guy: Heck...it's still not as bad as it could have been. NOTHING is as potentially deadly as "Pepsi Syndrome".



Yes, but the cleaning lady did look suspiciously like Garrett Morris.
 
2011-11-14 10:53:13 AM  

EvilEgg: The cleaning lady is so fired.



She probably didn't have enough Lemon Pledge for the job.
 
2011-11-14 10:53:45 AM  
i wounder if the vacum operator technician was still in there to,might have been in the corner taking a leak when the door was closed. did they just force the door closed over the extension cord or are there sockets in the vessel?
 
2011-11-14 10:54:41 AM  

dj_swim: "It was a human error, and those shouldn't occur in our plants."

Yes, it's good for your entire technology to depend on no one ever making a mistake. That's why I never make backups of databases I'm working on.


I think what they meant is single-point failures shouldn't be, systematically, allowed to happen. "One mistake" is far more likely "one innocent mistake followed by several negligent blunders" as these things usually play out.
 
2011-11-14 10:55:47 AM  
d) Bork.
 
2011-11-14 11:02:50 AM  
Was it a Dyson?
 
2011-11-14 11:04:15 AM  
D.) Hot Swedish blonde vacuum? Sucking the sand out of concrete??
 
2011-11-14 11:06:05 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: At least life support equipment in hospitals weren't unplugged so the floor could be cleaned.

And that's a lot of meatballs.


Heheh good one ;)
 
2011-11-14 11:06:29 AM  
www.mypokecard.com
 
2011-11-14 11:06:51 AM  

dj_swim: "It was a human error, and those shouldn't occur in our plants."

Yes, it's good for your entire technology to depend on no one ever making a mistake. That's why I never make backups of databases I'm working on.


Human error!?!? Unpossible!!!!
 
2011-11-14 11:11:30 AM  
*Airplane_Caution:Vacuum.jpg*

/oblig
 
2011-11-14 11:25:03 AM  
And son that is why today we are only allowed to use feather dusters.
 
2011-11-14 11:27:33 AM  

SweetSaws: TheGreatGazoo: At least life support equipment in hospitals weren't unplugged so the floor could be cleaned.

And that's a lot of meatballs.

LOL. I wonder how often that actually happens


Patient bed normal and emergency power receptacles should be labeled differently. [ NEC 517.19(A) ] Idiot proofing can be done by coloring...

/I'm really no fun at parties.
 
2011-11-14 11:32:06 AM  
it went from suck to blow
 
2011-11-14 11:38:56 AM  

Petey4335: SweetSaws: TheGreatGazoo: At least life support equipment in hospitals weren't unplugged so the floor could be cleaned.

And that's a lot of meatballs.

LOL. I wonder how often that actually happens

Patient bed normal and emergency power receptacles should be labeled differently. [ NEC 517.19(A) ] Idiot proofing can be done by coloring...

/I'm really no fun at parties.


For life support equipment you'd think they'd go a little further than that. Like screwing the plug into the wall, and requiring a key or something.
 
2011-11-14 11:49:05 AM  
It Sucks!
Attack of the 50 Foot Vacuum Cleaner

Jack Black plays a Morris Kirby, a lonely nuclear reactor janitor. He is often abused by his co workers. His only friend, it seems is his vacuum. One night, he is tricked by his co workers in to leaving his vacuum cleaning in the reactor and it gets exposed to experimental radiation.

A technicians find the vacuum and throws it in the waste pile. Jack is heartbroken and tries to rescue it. The nuclear power plant manager fires Jack and has the security guards throw him off the property. All this happens in sight of the vacuum. Later that night, technicians throwing more garbage out realize the vacuum is gone. They rush to report their finding to the plant manager.

The manager is enraged. He orders the the technicians to go with the security guards to Jack's apartment to retrieve the vacuum. He warns them that they have to be discreet. If word of a irradiated vacuum were to get out, it would look bad for the power plant. He tells security to retrieve the vacuum and make sure Morris learns his lesson about stealing nuclear power plant property again.

The guards and techs leave the manager's office. Outside the office, a large vacuum cleaner hose snakes up to the open window. It connects and the sound of a giant, probably irradiated vacuum starts running. The Manager struggles but eventually he is sucked through the window and to his doom.

Impossibly Hot Neighbor is consoling Morris Kirby. He is upset that not only he lost his job but his vacuum as well. The technicians show up, threaten Morris. If Morris doesn't turn over the vacuum both the impossibly hot neighbor and Morris will be beaten. Morris tells the thugs he has no idea where the vacuum is but they don't believe him. The techs and the guards decide to teach Morris and the Hottie a lesson but they escape.

Inspector Hoover is investigating the disappearance of the Power Plant Manager. He surmises the manager was removed from his desk based on the claw marks on the desk. He believes it is the work of a large vacuum. It is possibly 45 to 49 feet tall. No larger. "Sometimes this job sucks."

The thugs chase Morris and the hottie to an old warehouse. They have them cornered and the thugs are about to kill poor Morris and the hottie. As Morris and the hottie watch, a large vacuum tube snakes up behind the thugs. Morris and the Hottie try to warn them, but they are sucked in and killed.

The Hottie tells Morris that they have to flee but Morris runs to the vacuum tube and talks to it just like he did when it was normal and not irradiated. He tells the Hottie that he intends to use the vacuum to right every wrong ever committed on his person. He intends to take the vacuum back to the power plant "and really clean hose!" The Hottie appeals to Morris but he will hear none of it. He leaves her in the warehouse and rides the vacuum towards the power plant.

The Hottie manages to get in contact with Inspector Hoover. She tells him what's going on and they rush to the power plant. Morris is on top of the 50 foot vacuum and has already arrived and is being shot at by other security guards. One by one, the guards are sucked to their screaming death. Hoover tells Morris to stop but Morris just laughs maniacally. He says no one will stand in his way anymore and proceeds to chase Hoover and the Hottie. They run in to the power plant and Hoover shoots at Morris but the powerful vacuum just sucks the bullets in to the vacuum. Morris believe he has them cornered and tells the Hottie that she must decide; either Morris or the cop. The Hottie choose the cop and Morris sets the vacuum on Maximum. "You'll be the prettiest dust bunny" he tells the Hottie.

Just as the vacuum is about to get the inspector and the hottie, the inspector throws a large switch reversing the polarity of the power coming out of the power plant. The giant vacuum reacts horribly: it bucks around and Morris is thrown from the top. He tries to run but the vacuum gets him. Then, the vacuum hose grabs the vacuum itself and it sucks itself in to nothing.

The inspector and the Hottie walk out of the power plant just as a new day is breaking. "We did it," says the Hottie. "We saved the town and probably the world!" The Inspector looks out over the city and says "Yeah. But it still kinda sucks."

The End
 
2011-11-14 11:57:35 AM  
That sounds like a new plot line for The Simpsons. Homer gets fired from the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, becomes a cleaning person, get to clean the Power Plant, causes a fire, and then saves the Power Plant from total meltdown causing Mr. Burns to rehire him.
 
2011-11-14 12:09:36 PM  
Vonnegut lives!
 
2011-11-14 12:20:36 PM  
beyond the whole "oops" or "human error"

YOU DON'T USE farkING SWEEPERS IN RADIATION CONTAINMENT AREAS jesus christ these people are farking thick.
 
2011-11-14 12:30:53 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Teknowaffle: Nothing sucks like an Electrolux.

Came here for that.


Having cleaned out a bagless vacuum last week, half an hour trying to get the dust out of the filters, I say other vacuums suck too. Took me back to the days of cleaning blackboard erasers.

And before you ask, I didn't wash them because I wanted to use the vacuum to clean out a bed(room) that was going to be used the moment I finished, so couldn't wait for the filters to dry.

/"I SAID VACUUM! VACUUM"
 
2011-11-14 12:51:27 PM  
Hej raring, Jag har en tolv tums penis!
 
2011-11-14 01:18:51 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: It Sucks!
Attack of the 50 Foot Vacuum Cleaner

Jack Black plays a Morris Kirby, a lonely nuclear reactor janitor. He is often abused by his co workers. His only friend, it seems is his vacuum. One night, he is tricked by his co workers in to leaving his vacuum cleaning in the reactor and it gets exposed to experimental radiation.

A technicians find the vacuum and throws it in the waste pile. Jack is heartbroken and tries to rescue it. The nuclear power plant manager fires Jack and has the security guards throw him off the property. All this happens in sight of the vacuum. Later that night, technicians throwing more garbage out realize the vacuum is gone. They rush to report their finding to the plant manager.

The manager is enraged. He orders the the technicians to go with the security guards to Jack's apartment to retrieve the vacuum. He warns them that they have to be discreet. If word of a irradiated vacuum were to get out, it would look bad for the power plant. He tells security to retrieve the vacuum and make sure Morris learns his lesson about stealing nuclear power plant property again.

The guards and techs leave the manager's office. Outside the office, a large vacuum cleaner hose snakes up to the open window. It connects and the sound of a giant, probably irradiated vacuum starts running. The Manager struggles but eventually he is sucked through the window and to his doom.

Impossibly Hot Neighbor is consoling Morris Kirby. He is upset that not only he lost his job but his vacuum as well. The technicians show up, threaten Morris. If Morris doesn't turn over the vacuum both the impossibly hot neighbor and Morris will be beaten. Morris tells the thugs he has no idea where the vacuum is but they don't believe him. The techs and the guards decide to teach Morris and the Hottie a lesson but they escape.

Inspector Hoover is investigating the disappearance of the Power Plant Manager. He surmises the manager was removed from his desk based on the claw marks on the desk. He believes it is the work of a large vacuum. It is possibly 45 to 49 feet tall. No larger. "Sometimes this job sucks."

The thugs chase Morris and the hottie to an old warehouse. They have them cornered and the thugs are about to kill poor Morris and the hottie. As Morris and the hottie watch, a large vacuum tube snakes up behind the thugs. Morris and the Hottie try to warn them, but they are sucked in and killed.

The Hottie tells Morris that they have to flee but Morris runs to the vacuum tube and talks to it just like he did when it was normal and not irradiated. He tells the Hottie that he intends to use the vacuum to right every wrong ever committed on his person. He intends to take the vacuum back to the power plant "and really clean hose!" The Hottie appeals to Morris but he will hear none of it. He leaves her in the warehouse and rides the vacuum towards the power plant.

The Hottie manages to get in contact with Inspector Hoover. She tells him what's going on and they rush to the power plant. Morris is on top of the 50 foot vacuum and has already arrived and is being shot at by other security guards. One by one, the guards are sucked to their screaming death. Hoover tells Morris to stop but Morris just laughs maniacally. He says no one will stand in his way anymore and proceeds to chase Hoover and the Hottie. They run in to the power plant and Hoover shoots at Morris but the powerful vacuum just sucks the bullets in to the vacuum. Morris believe he has them cornered and tells the Hottie that she must decide; either Morris or the cop. The Hottie choose the cop and Morris sets the vacuum on Maximum. "You'll be the prettiest dust bunny" he tells the Hottie.

Just as the vacuum is about to get the inspector and the hottie, the inspector throws a large switch reversing the polarity of the power coming out of the power plant. The giant vacuum reacts horribly: it bucks around and Morris is thrown from the top. He tries to run but the vacuum gets him. Then, the vacuum hose grabs the vacuum itself and it sucks itself in to nothing.

The inspector and the Hottie walk out of the power plant just as a new day is breaking. "We did it," says the Hottie. "We saved the town and probably the world!" The Inspector looks out over the city and says "Yeah. But it still kinda sucks."

The End


I really hope you make this into a movie.
 
2011-11-14 02:10:21 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: l and not irradiated. He tells the Hottie that he intends to use the vacuum to right every wrong ever committed on his person. He intends to take the vacuum back to the power plant "and really clean hose!" The Hottie appeals to Morris but he will hear none of it. He leaves her in the warehouse and rides the vacuum towards the power plant.


They already had that, but it was his friend that got turned into a motorcycle. And he's the smartest person in the world.
 
2011-11-14 02:26:19 PM  
I bet it takes the really big allen wrench to put together a Swedish Nuclear Reactor.

cdn2.holytaco.com
 
2011-11-14 02:42:01 PM  

itsfullofstars: I bet it takes the really big allen wrenchhex key to put together a Swedish Nuclear Reactor.

[cdn2.holytaco.com image 500x377]

 
2011-11-14 02:43:27 PM  

forresttriax: itsfullofstars: I bet it takes the really big allen wrenchhex key to put together a Swedish Nuclear Reactor.

[cdn2.holytaco.com image 500x377]


I don't know why Allen gets all the credit Unbrako was first!
 
2011-11-14 07:38:44 PM  

Resident Muslim:

/"I SAID VACUUM! VACUUM"


Are you sure it's not magnets?

/mmmm Wendie Malick
 
2011-11-15 12:40:34 AM  
I bet the Swedish government is pretty pissed... making this a case where the state sure abhors a vacuum.
 
2011-11-15 03:50:12 PM  
www.pixel2life.com

It's not mine. Really!
 
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