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2012-07-18 04:18:00 PM  

Marine1: Now that is a headline.

Take note, students.

As a side, when are we going to get molten salt reactors going so we can use thorium?


When the fuel cycle produces weapons grade fissionable material? Oh wait...

/Something like 6,000 years of our current energy needs of thorium in *KNOWN* reserves... and no one is digging for thorium, that's just what we find digging for other stuff...
 
2012-07-18 04:18:51 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: I hope that the plants at Anagram an Palindrome are OK. They are of the same design.


The reactor is fine. The problem is literally a no story.
 
2012-07-18 04:20:23 PM  

MBooda: Should you accept, here is your mission:
To provide a poetic rendition
Once you RFTA.
Me, I'll leave for the day
And leave a sign that says: "Gone Fission".


Correct meter, and a pun...

If I weren't engaged, I'd ask you to marry me
 
2012-07-18 04:21:37 PM  
Three cheers for MaxxLarge! And three internets, too.
 
2012-07-18 04:21:43 PM  
Great one Maxx
 
2012-07-18 04:21:57 PM  
Those things go down more often than a two dollar ho on payday.
 
2012-07-18 04:22:34 PM  
NIIIIICE!
 
2012-07-18 04:25:16 PM  
There's really not much that is sweeter
Than headlines put in the right meter
Maxx Large is a star
but I won't go so far
as to say this affected my peter
 
2012-07-18 04:26:21 PM  
So you're sitting in Limerick PA
in the dark with little to say
the reactor is down
There's no power in your town
So might as well roll in the hay.

Maybe next time it will be in Haiku Maui.
 
2012-07-18 04:29:32 PM  
Outstanding, Subby. Didn't RTFA as it would just have been an anticlimax.
 
2012-07-18 04:31:12 PM  
uhn?

*clicks link...*

ahhhh...

well played Subby, well played!
 
2012-07-18 04:34:24 PM  
Oh, well played, Subby. Headline of the year candidate, right here.
 
2012-07-18 04:35:15 PM  

MadCat221: XplodedSynapses: MadCat221: I facepalm at the knee-jerk nuclearphobic subby.

A GODDAMN TRANSFORMER was at fault! As in... not part of any reactor cooling loop. Goddammitsomuch.

Umm... he said nuclear plant went astray? Not the reactor cooling loop? The transformer was part of the plant? Yes?
FTFA: In a statement, Exelon said the electrical problem occurred on the non-nuclear side of the plant.

Still part of the nuclear plant.

Goddamn Decepticons.

/Nice headline smitty.


Ummm.... he labeled it Scary.

What other reasons beyond the immediate danger around the transformer blowing out would make the Subby think a Scary tag was warranted? The only reason this was a story was because it happened at a nuclear powerplant. Why don't they report on transformer failures at hydro plants? Or fossil fuel plants? Or wind farms? Why wasn't anything about the transformer put in the headline? Why was it generalized that the whole nuclear plant "went astray" when no part of the actual reactor system that everyone's so scared shiatless about was damaged?

I already laid out my conclusion in my original post.


Step 1: Remove stick from ass.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit!
 
2012-07-18 04:36:29 PM  
A limerick thread here on Fark?
With Limerickians left in the dark?
MaxxLarge as the Subby
gives Farkers a chubby
as he once more hits right on the mark.

Kudos to you, good sir. Well done!
 
2012-07-18 04:37:01 PM  
Context HOTY or GTFO.

Excellent work, MaxxLarge!


ChipNASA: In before/ too many more of you click/while you open up wide/and suck Subby's dick

I could have done better/ with a headline right here/if you don't believe me/ pucker up, kiss my REAR!!

/may get 12/10


Or a "Thanks for Participating" certificate from the Special Olympics, at the very least.
 
2012-07-18 04:39:22 PM  
Burn-ma Shave?

/got nuthin'
 
2012-07-18 04:41:30 PM  

Elegy: Uh, because hydro and fossil fuel plant don't poison the land for decades with invisible, deadly radiation when they break down?


Fossil plants do that during normal operation.
 
2012-07-18 04:42:35 PM  
And we just got our yearly "what to do in a nuclear emergency" pamphlet from Limerick a few weeks ago..

Coincidence?
 
2012-07-18 04:45:36 PM  
Finally, a limerick with proper meter.

And clever usage, no filler in the limerick.

9.5/10
 
2012-07-18 04:45:44 PM  
FTA: "POTTSTOWN, Pa. - July 18, 2012 (WPVI) -- A reactor at the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Montgomery County was manually shut down on Wednesday morning after an electrical problem. "

First thing they should check is the power metre.
 
2012-07-18 04:48:55 PM  

dwrash: And we just got our yearly "what to do in a nuclear emergency" pamphlet from Limerick a few weeks ago..

Coincidence?


I get to "relocate" to Downingtown if the shiate goes south.
 
2012-07-18 04:49:09 PM  
FTFA: "Exelon, the owner of the plant, declared it an "Unusual Event," which the NRC said is the lowest of four levels of emergency classification."

All this amounts to is a great big version of a circuit breaker in your home panel tripping out. So unless the greenlight was glowing, I have no idea why it was given. Yeah, I'm talkin' to you, mods.
 
2012-07-18 04:49:41 PM  
Subby: +1, that was awesome.

Mod who put on the "scary" tag for the equivalent of making sure the light switch is off when you're changing a bulb: -153, you're a farking moron.
 
2012-07-18 04:50:23 PM  

MadCat221: XplodedSynapses: MadCat221: I facepalm at the knee-jerk nuclearphobic subby.

A GODDAMN TRANSFORMER was at fault! As in... not part of any reactor cooling loop. Goddammitsomuch.

Umm... he said nuclear plant went astray? Not the reactor cooling loop? The transformer was part of the plant? Yes?
FTFA: In a statement, Exelon said the electrical problem occurred on the non-nuclear side of the plant.

Still part of the nuclear plant.

Goddamn Decepticons.

/Nice headline smitty.


Ummm.... he labeled it Scary.

What other reasons beyond the immediate danger around the transformer blowing out would make the Subby think a Scary tag was warranted? The only reason this was a story was because it happened at a nuclear powerplant. Why don't they report on transformer failures at hydro plants? Or fossil fuel plants? Or wind farms? Why wasn't anything about the transformer put in the headline? Why was it generalized that the whole nuclear plant "went astray" when no part of the actual reactor system that everyone's so scared shiatless about was damaged?

I already laid out my conclusion in my original post.


--

Nuclear physicist here (though I don't work on power plants). I agree it is probably overly knee-jerky, but it is possible for a transformer problem to cause problems for the reactor, which, if countless other things go wrong as well, could lead to a nuclear disaster.

How is that? They don't give enough details in the article to tell, but let's assume the worst case and say that it is a transformer which converts the power coming out of the main turbine. If that blows, then there is nowhere for the power going into the turbine to come out, so they have to instantly stop steam flow into the turbine. That means they have to route the steam somewhere else to dump the thermal power coming from the reactor. To decrease the amount heat coming out of the reactor, they have to shut the reactor down somewhat rapidly, which can stress the fuel rods.

During that process many things are done to reduce the power in an orderly manner and not over-stress the fuel rods, but it does create an opportunity for additional mechanical failures to cause an emergency in the reactor.

Such an emergency is very unlikely with all the backups in place, but my point is that this can be more dangerous than a transformer failure at a non-nuclear plant.
 
2012-07-18 04:57:56 PM  
Four for you, subby! You go, subby!
 
2012-07-18 05:01:20 PM  
+1 to subby for this one. Extra points to all who have added their own verses to TFA's comments.
 
2012-07-18 05:01:54 PM  

ChipNASA: In before/ too many more of you click/while you open up wide/and suck Subby's dick
I could have done better/ with a headline right here/if you don't believe me/ pucker up, kiss my REAR!!
/may get 12/10


Due credit for taking a shot.
But that is the best that you've got?
Though you're a go-getter,
If you "can do better,"
I'm wondering why you did not?
 
2012-07-18 05:04:50 PM  

subsetzero: dwrash: And we just got our yearly "what to do in a nuclear emergency" pamphlet from Limerick a few weeks ago..

Coincidence?

I get to "relocate" to Downingtown if the shiate goes south.


In the event of a Blob attack, do you evacuate to Limerick?
 
2012-07-18 05:07:00 PM  
The memory fresh of 3 Mile Isle / I am not to sit docile / For this problem to be broken a while / I will not sit and die as did South Park, Kyle / The electric may be out / I would surely pout / Sitting and Sweating in this heat won't bring the Power Executives clout.

/Subby +3, outside the key
 
2012-07-18 05:09:31 PM  

MaxxLarge: ChipNASA: In before/ too many more of you click/while you open up wide/and suck Subby's dick
I could have done better/ with a headline right here/if you don't believe me/ pucker up, kiss my REAR!!
/may get 12/10

Due credit for taking a shot.
But that is the best that you've got?
Though you're a go-getter,
If you "can do better,"
I'm wondering why you did not?


An interesting breed is the troll,
Offensive and oftentimes droll,
the thing to tell him
is to stick it right in
his back there, lower down hole.

/Considering that he rated himself, I'm saying chipNASA ain't really a troll.
 
2012-07-18 05:09:35 PM  
Am I the only one who couldn't help but read the headline in Carl Kassel's voice?
 
2012-07-18 05:17:07 PM  
A limerick link. I've never seen one before.

+1 for all the participants.
 
2012-07-18 05:17:42 PM  
Oh, transformers. They do what they want, when they want. Especially the big ones.

/radiation doesn't scare me
//electricity scares me
///and CO2 fire suppression
 
2012-07-18 05:19:04 PM  

Mt. Honkey: Nuclear physicist here (though I don't work on power plants). I agree it is probably overly knee-jerky, but it is possible for a transformer problem to cause problems for the reactor, which, if countless other things go wrong as well, could lead to a nuclear disaster.

How is that? They don't give enough details in the article to tell, but let's assume the worst case and say that it is a transformer which converts the power coming out of the main turbine. If that blows, then there is nowhere for the power going into the turbine to come out, so they have to instantly stop steam flow into the turbine. That means they have to route the steam somewhere else to dump the thermal power coming from the reactor. To decrease the amount heat coming out of the reactor, they have to shut the reactor down somewhat rapidly, which can stress the fuel rods.

Dur ...


Speaking as an engineer by training, your conditions under which the situation could become dangerous involves like five or six major system failures that in themselves would make the system dangerous. Both backup steam routes would have to fail, plus the withdrawal mechanisms, plus the system would have to be operating dangerously close to capacity to begin with, plus probably some other stuff I'm missing (I haven't done plant design since my undergrad days).

Sure, the danger is slightly greater than at a stream-fuel power plant, but categorizing it as even mildly dangerous is still on the order of saying that stubbing your toe is potentially deadly because it might cause you to limp slightly, step on a poorly-placed rake, trip, and fall down a well. The toe-stub would not even be close to being considered the cause of the disaster were enough shiat to go wrong that the result was actually catastrophic.

//Possibly interesting but not really relevant detail: one of my grandfathers was involved in most of the design work for the nation's nuclear grid. I can't say he passed his knowledge to me, but I did inherit his hatred of slide-rules.
 
2012-07-18 05:20:56 PM  

Itstoearly: Am I the only one who couldn't help but read the headline in Carl Kassel's voice?


Well, lookit this guy over here,
with NPR pouring into his ear.
and filling the shoes
of FARK, making news
so funny I just shed a tear.
 
2012-07-18 05:23:50 PM  
Great headline, complete non-story. Can I link to a story about my power going out for a few minutes today because of some storms going through the area? Exciting, right?
 
2012-07-18 05:29:03 PM  

bborchar: Great headline, complete non-story. Can I link to a story about my power going out for a few minutes today because of some storms going through the area? Exciting, right?


You're sitting in the dark
surfing the web for a lark
the new motto is lame,
the truth is the same
It's Not News, It's FARK.
 
2012-07-18 05:29:47 PM  

bborchar: Great headline, complete non-story. Can I link to a story about my power going out for a few minutes today because of some storms going through the area? Exciting, right?


The point isn't quite on the mark
It's not about you in the dark
What makes it sublime
Is the subby's good rhyme
And by the way, welcome to Fark
 
2012-07-18 05:32:13 PM  
The thing about limerick verse
Adherents to rules can be terse
For if you don't know
About syllable flow
They'll say something to you perverse
 
2012-07-18 05:32:39 PM  

Langston: bborchar: Great headline, complete non-story. Can I link to a story about my power going out for a few minutes today because of some storms going through the area? Exciting, right?

The point isn't quite on the mark
It's not about you in the dark
What makes it sublime
Is the subby's good rhyme
And by the way, welcome to Fark


Nicely done.
 
2012-07-18 05:34:48 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: Nicely done.


You beat me to it, though. Great minds and all that.
 
das
2012-07-18 05:35:47 PM  
LOL!!

+1 subby!!!!
 
2012-07-18 05:36:17 PM  
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2012-07-18 05:39:47 PM  

Langston: I May Be Crazy But...: Nicely done.

You beat me to it, though. Great minds and all that.


The meter on mine was off, 'specially for the first two lines. It feels hurried.
 
2012-07-18 05:41:28 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Mt. Honkey: Nuclear physicist here (though I don't work on power plants). I agree it is probably overly knee-jerky, but it is possible for a transformer problem to cause problems for the reactor, which, if countless other things go wrong as well, could lead to a nuclear disaster.

How is that? They don't give enough details in the article to tell, but let's assume the worst case and say that it is a transformer which converts the power coming out of the main turbine. If that blows, then there is nowhere for the power going into the turbine to come out, so they have to instantly stop steam flow into the turbine. That means they have to route the steam somewhere else to dump the thermal power coming from the reactor. To decrease the amount heat coming out of the reactor, they have to shut the reactor down somewhat rapidly, which can stress the fuel rods.

Dur ...

Speaking as an engineer by training, your conditions under which the situation could become dangerous involves like five or six major system failures that in themselves would make the system dangerous. Both backup steam routes would have to fail, plus the withdrawal mechanisms, plus the system would have to be operating dangerously close to capacity to begin with, plus probably some other stuff I'm missing (I haven't done plant design since my undergrad days).

Sure, the danger is slightly greater than at a stream-fuel power plant, but categorizing it as even mildly dangerous is still on the order of saying that stubbing your toe is potentially deadly because it might cause you to limp slightly, step on a poorly-placed rake, trip, and fall down a well. The toe-stub would not even be close to being considered the cause of the disaster were enough shiat to go wrong that the result was actually catastrophic.

//Possibly interesting but not really relevant detail: one of my grandfathers was involved in most of the design work for the nation's nuclear grid. I can't say he passed his knowledge to me, but I ...


That's not a bad analogy. Certainly the attention problems like these get can be too severe. It's just that one should be aware that rakes are sometimes placed badly.
 
2012-07-18 06:01:12 PM  
A truly deserving +1
 
2012-07-18 06:06:12 PM  
I don't get it.
 
2012-07-18 06:10:17 PM  

traylor: I don't get it.


One type of poem is the haiku,
but that can't be news to you,
with fewer syllables than thirty
and they're usually not dirty.
So limericks are fun, too.
 
2012-07-18 06:13:02 PM  

mikaloyd: Link is dead


Long live link


Oh, he was just a character on MOD squad. Get over it.
 
2012-07-18 06:22:31 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: traylor: I don't get it.

One type of poem is the haiku,
but that can't be news to you,
with fewer syllables than thirty
and they're usually not dirty.
So limericks are fun, too.


It thought there was more in it.
Okay.
 
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