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(Al Jazeera)   Uranium prices surge on Kazakhstan unrest, leading to higher prices at the pump for captains who have to fill up their aircraft carriers   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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2022-01-06 12:36:03 PM  
I'm all set. Got my suitcases full of pinball machine parts right here.
 
2022-01-06 1:07:21 PM  
Send in the Lybians.
 
2022-01-06 1:09:01 PM  
At this rate, the unrest will be causing a surge in the price of potassium as well.
 
2022-01-06 1:09:04 PM  
$45.25? So a pound of uranium compares to an eighth of upper shelf weed? Good to know.
 
2022-01-06 1:10:54 PM  
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2022-01-06 1:12:57 PM  
45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.
 
2022-01-06 1:13:10 PM  
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2022-01-06 1:20:27 PM  

SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.


Uranium is super dense.  A pound is small.
 
2022-01-06 1:23:38 PM  
"peacekeeping forces" AKA armed head crackers.
 
2022-01-06 1:23:50 PM  

SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.


Well a pound of U is about 23ml or 3/4 of a shot glass.
 
2022-01-06 1:24:59 PM  

SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.


Its a lb of it. I mean that is a shiatload of uranium for one random person to have sitting on a shelf or something, but its also not a shiatload of uranium. There are trillions of tons of it in the world.

It also, i assume, isn't refined, enriched, in the quantity you need, and all the other things you need to do with it if you want to run a power plant or make something go boom.
 
2022-01-06 1:26:03 PM  

focusthis: Send in the Lybians.


Can we send in the Sybians instead?
/yes, I know bttf
 
2022-01-06 1:26:12 PM  

thealgorerhythm: SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.

Well a pound of U is about 23ml or 3/4 of a shot glass.


Whoops I meant half a shot glass.
 
2022-01-06 1:34:11 PM  
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2022-01-06 1:34:35 PM  

Fireproof: At this rate, the unrest will be causing a surge in the price of potassium as well.


The increase in banana prices will put a dent in my sex-toys business.
 
2022-01-06 1:38:39 PM  

LineNoise: SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.

Its a lb of it. I mean that is a shiatload of uranium for one random person to have sitting on a shelf or something, but its also not a shiatload of uranium. There are trillions of tons of it in the world.

It also, i assume, isn't refined, enriched, in the quantity you need, and all the other things you need to do with it if you want to run a power plant or make something go boom.


I was thinking more in comparison to other elements like Gold, Platinum or Palladium. It makes sense if it is raw or in an ore like state, or if there is not a lot of demand for it so the price is much lower.
 
2022-01-06 1:40:17 PM  

mistahtom: SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.

Uranium is super dense.  A pound is small.


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2022-01-06 1:53:08 PM  
I knew that would happen, but my trading platform didn't have uranium on it. :(
 
2022-01-06 1:54:23 PM  
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2022-01-06 1:56:02 PM  

Ivo Shandor: mistahtom: SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.

Uranium is super dense.  A pound is small.

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Do you have the formula for concentrated dark matter?
 
2022-01-06 1:56:10 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: I knew that would happen, but my trading platform didn't have uranium on it. :(


imagine going long on uranium and having to take delivery if something went awry
 
2022-01-06 2:04:39 PM  

mistahtom: Ivo Shandor: mistahtom: SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.

Uranium is super dense.  A pound is small.

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Do you have the formula for concentrated dark matter?


No, but I got the formula for Illudium Q-36. Got it from some short dude in a custom motorcycle helmet.
 
2022-01-06 2:05:53 PM  
And I just changed the CVN over from coal.
 
2022-01-06 2:06:05 PM  
We got lots of U in Canada. So meh to Krackistan.
 
2022-01-06 2:10:43 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: And I just changed the CVN over from coal.


So it's a CVC?
 
2022-01-06 2:19:15 PM  

SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.


Apparently it dissolves readily into solution from the ore bearing rock & it's extracted insitu.
 
2022-01-06 2:20:32 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: I knew that would happen, but my trading platform didn't have uranium on it. :(


You can invest indirectly.

https://sprott.com/investment-strategies/physical-commodity-funds/uranium/
https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/U-UN.TO/
 
2022-01-06 2:20:34 PM  

mistahtom: Ivo Shandor: mistahtom: SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.

Uranium is super dense.  A pound is small.

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Do you have the formula for concentrated dark matter?


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2022-01-06 2:23:58 PM  

SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.


It's more complicated than that. It depends on the details of nuclear reactions inside stars, and on the chemistry of how the elements separate when a planet forms. Some elements tend to sink down into the iron core while others stay near the crust.
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2022-01-06 2:48:16 PM  

mistahtom: Ivo Shandor: mistahtom: SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.

Uranium is super dense.  A pound is small.

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Do you have the formula for concentrated dark matter?


Two parts Plutonic Quarks, one part Cesium and a bottle of water.
Shake it very well.
 
2022-01-06 2:50:29 PM  

stuffy: "peacekeeping forces" AKA armed head crackers.


Russia had to send their Airborne who are known to have...unique outlooks on life. They had to go because the Russian brigades that actually train for peacekeeping are deployed near Ukraine's border.
 
2022-01-06 2:51:55 PM  

Ivo Shandor: SirGunslinger: 45 bucks a pound for Uranium? I figured it would be much more expensive than that. In theory, heavier elements should be rarer than lighter ones.

It's more complicated than that. It depends on the details of nuclear reactions inside stars, and on the chemistry of how the elements separate when a planet forms. Some elements tend to sink down into the iron core while others stay near the crust.
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That makes sense. It means I can keep continuing to steal Palladium from catalytic converters and not go looting nuclear repositories just yet. =D
 
2022-01-06 2:56:12 PM  

SirGunslinger: That makes sense. It means I can keep continuing to steal Palladium from catalytic converters and not go looting nuclear repositories just yet. =D


Pro tip - there's palladium in spent nuclear fuel. You can get it from there without the risk of a car falling onto you. It's not even a crime since you're helping to recycle a waste product. It's good for the earth.
 
2022-01-06 2:57:29 PM  

Ivo Shandor: SirGunslinger: That makes sense. It means I can keep continuing to steal Palladium from catalytic converters and not go looting nuclear repositories just yet. =D

Pro tip - there's palladium in spent nuclear fuel. You can get it from there without the risk of a car falling onto you. It's not even a crime since you're helping to recycle a waste product. It's good for the earth.


Sweet! and the residual radiation will keep my warm.
 
2022-01-06 2:59:49 PM  
I don't know anything about plain old plutonium, but I do know a couple of guys who can score you some plutonium nyborg. 
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2022-01-06 3:04:37 PM  

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So what you're saying is, you've got an angle?
 
2022-01-06 3:20:44 PM  
I knew this day would come!  I've been collecting pucks of the stuff from men's rooms for years, I'm going to be rich!
 
2022-01-06 6:06:57 PM  

The Bestest: Ketchuponsteak: I knew that would happen, but my trading platform didn't have uranium on it. :(

imagine going long on uranium and having to take delivery if something went awry


If you take to long with uranium, all you have is lead.

/in college that's how I was taught that the method to measure how much uraniaum was lead, to calculate the age of the universe. More precise methods are probably taught now, all the same...
 
2022-01-06 6:08:45 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Ketchuponsteak: I knew that would happen, but my trading platform didn't have uranium on it. :(

You can invest indirectly.

https://sprott.com/investment-strategies/physical-commodity-funds/uranium/
https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/U-UN.TO/


Yeah I guess.

But I kinda like to invest through my bank, because I want them to loan me money at zero rent. This relies on them seeing me having tied up in them. (for house loans they'll pay me, but I have a place to live).
 
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