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2014-07-14 12:04:25 PM
But what is she going to form?
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2014-07-14 12:12:23 PM
He licky boom-boom down...
 
2014-07-14 03:02:47 PM
"Hey, let's build a nuclear reactor right next to the ocean and put the emergency generators in the basement."

"But what if a tsunami comes along and knocks out power to the plant and floods the basement with water?"

"We've got a sea wall that could be breached by a tsunami only once in a hundred years!"

"But...maybe we should put the emergency generators at the TOP of the plant, y'know...just in case the basement DOES get flooded?"

I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.
 
2014-07-14 03:26:27 PM

Lando Lincoln: "Hey, let's build a nuclear reactor right next to the ocean and put the emergency generators in the basement."

"But what if a tsunami comes along and knocks out power to the plant and floods the basement with water?"

"We've got a sea wall that could be breached by a tsunami only once in a hundred years!"

"But...maybe we should put the emergency generators at the TOP of the plant, y'know...just in case the basement DOES get flooded?"

I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.


You don't know many engineers, do you?
 
2014-07-14 03:35:30 PM
engineers are often overruled by bean counters and management with stock options
 
2014-07-14 03:36:39 PM

PhiloeBedoe: He licky boom-boom down...


Informer, you know 'cean ainna be good for Fukushima's raid-eee-ay-shuuun.
 
2014-07-14 03:37:46 PM

lecgbe: engineers are often overruled by bean counters and management with stock options


They're also more likely to become Islamic Terrorists, so they've got that going for them.
 
2014-07-14 03:42:27 PM
He knows one thing

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2014-07-14 03:50:59 PM

Lando Lincoln: "Hey, let's build a nuclear reactor right next to the ocean and put the emergency generators in the basement."

"But what if a tsunami comes along and knocks out power to the plant and floods the basement with water?"

"We've got a sea wall that could be breached by a tsunami only once in a hundred years!"

"But...maybe we should put the emergency generators at the TOP of the plant, y'know...just in case the basement DOES get flooded?"

I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.


The Zero was an excellent, fast, tight, hard to hit fighter until you actually hit it. Then all that elegance became a human hibachi.
 
2014-07-14 04:11:43 PM

Lando Lincoln: I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.


Engineering has nothing to do with it.  The failure is lack of proper governance and follow through to make sure the plant was adhering to current regulations.  For example take the generators. New generators were built and placed on higher ground years ago but no one followed through to make sure the switching gear was moved out of low lying areas.
 
2014-07-14 04:13:42 PM

gingerjet: New generators were built and placed on higher ground years ago


But original generators were placed in the basement. So the original designers needed to be slapped. Hard.
 
2014-07-14 04:13:48 PM
Approves of your 1,550 freezeguns:
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2014-07-14 04:16:37 PM

Lando Lincoln: "Hey, let's build a nuclear reactor right next to the ocean and put the emergency generators in the basement."

"But what if a tsunami comes along and knocks out power to the plant and floods the basement with water?"

"We've got a sea wall that could be breached by a tsunami only once in a hundred years!"

"But...maybe we should put the emergency generators at the TOP of the plant, y'know...just in case the basement DOES get flooded?"

I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.


It's cheaper to repair heavy objects that aren't at the top of buildings.  Mechanical breakdowns are a regular event, tsunamis are not.
 
2014-07-14 04:22:13 PM

Lando Lincoln: "Hey, let's build a nuclear reactor right next to the ocean and put the emergency generators in the basement."

"But what if a tsunami comes along and knocks out power to the plant and floods the basement with water?"

"We've got a sea wall that could be breached by a tsunami only once in a hundred years!"

"But...maybe we should put the emergency generators at the TOP of the plant, y'know...just in case the basement DOES get flooded?"

I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.


I'm thinking Japanese business culture isn't very good at calling out stupid decisions made at a high level, so if someone high up gets a bad idea it just sails through review because no one subordinate wants to call it out.

Of course, American business culture has done its share of dumbass things as well, so maybe it isn't fair to pin this on culture.
 
2014-07-14 04:22:58 PM
about 3,000 of whom have quit or taken early retirement since the March 2011 disaster.

WTF. Everyday salarymen are allowed to quit?

the deployment of newly designed robots to locate and remove melted nuclear fuel.

Japan the Movie: The Nuclear Earthworm Disaster
Japan 2: Japan Fights Back With Robots
 
2014-07-14 04:33:33 PM

Lando Lincoln: I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.


Any engineer worth his salt can completely design his way out of common sense, combined with one asking the right questions.  Happens ALLLLL the time.
 
2014-07-14 05:06:51 PM
I hope this turns out better for Fukushima than it did for Snow.
 
2014-07-14 05:14:53 PM

Lando Lincoln: "But...maybe we should put the emergency generators at the TOP of the plant, y'know...just in case the basement DOES get flooded?"

I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.


Apparently, GE originally designed the plant, and didn't pay much attention to tsunamis since their plants are traditionally on rivers.  Then TEPCO refused to allow any changes to the U.S. design.  Sounds like bureaucratic inertia, not even necessarily a cost-saving measure.
 
2014-07-14 05:20:13 PM

Lando Lincoln: I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.


Engineers often lack basic common sense.
 
2014-07-14 05:24:21 PM

Valiente: The Zero was an excellent, fast, tight, hard to hit fighter until you actually hit it. Then all that elegance became a human hibachi.


Excellent, tight, and hard to hit. Not really fast though. Actually pretty damn slow relative to it's American counterparts. Allied pilots could just cruise away from them.
 
2014-07-14 05:42:52 PM

bulok: He knows one thing

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OH LAWD I LAUGHED
 
2014-07-14 06:13:28 PM

Lando Lincoln: I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.


Electricity doesn't flow downwards, dummy. It only flows up. That is why when people look to buy them, they look for something reliable, with a good "up-time" percentage.
 
2014-07-14 06:20:15 PM

Valiente: The Zero was an excellent, fast, tight, hard to hit fighter until you actually hit it. Then all that elegance became a human hibachi.


I thought they stole the design from Howard Hughes
 
2014-07-14 06:35:51 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: Valiente: The Zero was an excellent, fast, tight, hard to hit fighter until you actually hit it. Then all that elegance became a human hibachi.

I thought they stole the design from Howard Hughes


The Zero was an indigenous design. The Seversky corporation did sell the Japanese a total crap aircraft before the war that they pondered copying at one point  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seversky_A8V . Of course once they flew it they abandoned all plans to copy it.
 
2014-07-14 06:42:52 PM
Nuclear winter is coming?
 
2014-07-14 07:39:35 PM
Obligatory

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2014-07-14 07:55:46 PM

Lando Lincoln: "Hey, let's build a nuclear reactor right next to the ocean and put the emergency generators in the basement."

"But what if a tsunami comes along and knocks out power to the plant and floods the basement with water?"

"We've got a sea wall that could be breached by a tsunami only once in a hundred years!"

"But...maybe we should put the emergency generators at the TOP of the plant, y'know...just in case the basement DOES get flooded?"

I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.


The generators could also run out of fuel. They should have used a nuclear-powered generator.
 
2014-07-14 08:08:57 PM
FTA: The 1,500-metre wall will stay in use until 2020, using enough electricity every year to power 13,000 households, according to officials.

Sounds like they should build another nuclear plant to contain the first. Then two more when that one fails, and so on.
 
2014-07-14 08:36:51 PM

bulok: He knows one thing


i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-14 09:21:59 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Lando Lincoln: I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.

Engineers Humans often lack basic common sense.

FTFY

 
2014-07-14 10:09:25 PM
"But that's the way we always do it." Conservatism just makes sense.
 
2014-07-14 10:24:08 PM

Aezetyr: Obligatory

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What is he saying in that GIF, "God is love?"
 
2014-07-14 10:34:26 PM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Aezetyr: Obligatory

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What is he saying in that GIF, "God is love?"


Pretty sure it's "the Leafs Suck", but one can never be sure. Heh
 
2014-07-14 11:05:24 PM

Aezetyr: Jaden Smith First of His Name: Aezetyr: Obligatory

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What is he saying in that GIF, "God is love?"

Pretty sure it's "the Leafs Suck", but one can never be sure. Heh


Damn British people with their overly open mouths.
 
2014-07-15 02:04:50 AM

gingerjet: Lando Lincoln: I cannot for the life of me understand how engineers thought this plant design was a good one.

Engineering has nothing to do with it.  The failure is lack of proper governance and follow through to make sure the plant was adhering to current regulations.  For example take the generators. New generators were built and placed on higher ground years ago but no one followed through to make sure the switching gear was moved out of low lying areas.


Thank goodness the free market is correcting for that with an ice wall!
 
2014-07-15 07:53:00 AM

Aezetyr: Jaden Smith First of His Name: Aezetyr: Obligatory

[i.imgur.com image 350x197]

What is he saying in that GIF, "God is love?"

Pretty sure it's "the Leafs Suck", but one can never be sure. Heh


If I wasn't familiar with Toronto Maple Leafs I could almost see him saying "Go, Leafs, Go" but that's just crazy talk.

/Go 'Nucks, Go!.
 
2014-07-15 11:05:06 AM

Thanks for the Meme-ries: bulok: He knows one thing


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Well... That's kind of a "starving man getting a cracker" situation. If nobody else in the north is performing cunnilingus, then the one guy who does (despite wildlings' lack of bathing) might just seem pretty amazing... but if you bathed her more often, tossed her down to Bravos, and gave her repeated tongue-treatments from skilled lovers, she'd probably not be quite as impressed with Snow's sloppy lapping.

/"Is this a Ritz? It's a Ritz cracker, isn't it? This is the best cracker I've ever had!"
//Nope. Saltine. You were starving, dude.
 
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