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(Al Jazeera)   Blinkin says nuclear talks with Iran 'cannot go on indefinitely.' Which is true, since the half-life of Pu-238 is only 87.7 years   (aljazeera.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Ali Khamenei, Iran, nuclear deal, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's government, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Supreme Leader of Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini  
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2021-07-29 1:31:34 PM  
Pu-238 is used in space probes and pacemakers, not weapons.
 
2021-07-29 4:53:43 PM  
What about Illudium Q-36?
 
2021-07-29 6:16:40 PM  
Just add it to the pile labeled "things Trump farked up and now need fixing."  Anti-matter is the weapon of the future anyway.
 
2021-07-29 8:36:26 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Pu-238 is used in space probes and pacemakers, not weapons.


You could make a very scary dirty bomb with it, but it's no good for a nuke.
 
2021-07-29 8:39:14 PM  

ArkAngel: What about Illudium Q-36?


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2021-07-29 8:40:34 PM  
The important isotope, Pu-239, has a half life of over 14,000 years.
 
2021-07-29 8:44:22 PM  
More importantly, what do Winkin and Nod think of this?
 
2021-07-29 8:45:19 PM  
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2021-07-29 8:50:45 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Pu-238 is used in space probes and pacemakers, not weapons.


This.

/I study(ied) nuclear science, I love(d) my classes
 
2021-07-29 9:03:06 PM  
Very appropriate name.  Can't spell "Bikini" without "Blinken."
 
2021-07-29 9:08:00 PM  
Blinkin says nuclear talks with Iran 'cannot go on indefinitely.'

Clearly it's been proven they can and we're the wild card.

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2021-07-29 9:09:39 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: Very appropriate name.  Can't spell "Bikini" without "Blinken."


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2021-07-29 9:13:34 PM  
I'd suggest then dipshiat doing more than offering, 'We won't nuke your land to glass today.'
 
2021-07-29 10:21:34 PM  
I work with PU238 and PU239.

I don't recommend it. You think fuel fleas in nuclear power are bad? Oh HO HO, have I got news for you.
 
2021-07-29 10:48:57 PM  

Nuc_E: Ivo Shandor: Pu-238 is used in space probes and pacemakers, not weapons.

This.

/I study(ied) nuclear science, I love(d) my classes


Your teacher dealt with mental health issues and had an unconventional fashion sense when it came to eyewear too, huh?

/bought a lot of beer
 
2021-07-29 11:00:44 PM  
PU238, PU239, whatever it takes
 
2021-07-29 11:03:53 PM  

Ringshadow: I work with PU238 and PU239.

I don't recommend it. You think fuel fleas in nuclear power are bad? Oh HO HO, have I got news for you.


Just stay away from the PU240 (including that in the 239)
 
2021-07-29 11:15:17 PM  
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that experience has shown "trusting the West does not work"

Thanks, Trump!
 
2021-07-30 5:39:37 AM  

Majin_Buu: ArkAngel: What about Illudium Q-36?

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Wrong kind of earth-shattering kaboom.
 
2021-07-30 7:19:45 AM  
It's almost like he isn't negotiating in good faith, like he has another agenda involving some other country.
 
2021-07-30 10:13:07 AM  
A half-life is for an exponential decay, which only ever asymptotically approaches zero.


(Granted, about 80 half-lives in, a mole of original isotope is down to few enough atoms that the continuous exponential decay half life curve model breaks down, and a discrete function provides a better model.)
 
2021-07-30 12:23:59 PM  

SwiftFox: Ringshadow: I work with PU238 and PU239.

I don't recommend it. You think fuel fleas in nuclear power are bad? Oh HO HO, have I got news for you.

Just stay away from the PU240 (including that in the 239)


I thought Pu240 didn't really exist?  Like it flies apart instantly.  Pu241 however is stable and some was recently found in the ocean floor. Wasn't made on Earth though.
 
2021-07-30 12:35:27 PM  

jbuist: I thought Pu240 didn't really exist? Like it flies apart instantly.


6561 year half life.

jbuist: Pu241 however is stable


Less so; 14 years. There's a tabular list at Wikipedia.

jbuist: some was recently found in the ocean floor. Wasn't made on Earth though.


Sounds like you're confusing plutonium and kryptonite, "2013" with "recently", and most notably "DC Comics Justice League" with "a scientific technical journal".

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2021-07-30 1:01:40 PM  

abb3w: Sounds like you're confusing plutonium and kryptonite, "2013" with "recently", and most notably "DC Comics Justice League" with "a scientific technical journal".


I got my isotopes really wrong and I appreciate the corrections.  It was pu244 found on the ocean floor, pu243 must be the one the flies apart instantly.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/​0​5/trace-seabed-plutonium-points-stella​r-forges-heavy-elements
 
2021-07-30 1:36:17 PM  

jbuist: It was pu244 found on the ocean floor


Cool.
 
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