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(The Conversation)   Water expert explains what a dead pool is. Wade Wilson unavailable for comment   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Colorado River, Lake Powell, reservoir drops, dead pool, Lake Mead, media reports, acre-feet of water, level of water  
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2022-05-12 3:06:31 PM  
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Before all the Deadpool memes hit, I'd like to remind everyone that COLO data centers drink down water like there's no tomorrow, and rely on cheap hydroelectric power to operate.
Once the water is gone, the cost of data will increase rapidly.
2022-05-12 9:41:18 PM  
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alienated: Cooling towers have a high evaporation rate , unless things have changed. Think giant outside swamp coolers. It would make more sense if they were submerged in say , a cold saline body of water.

In a sane world we would have data centers located near water processing plants so that the water cleaned for distribution could be used to cool the heat load and then put into the distribution pipeline. The heat would be dissipated underground and there could be minimal or zero water loss. We should be looking into "cogeneration" use of resources like that.

Arizona has the largest nuclear power plant in the USA: The Palo Verde plant with three reactors. That plant uses treated sewage water from nearby towns for cooling. It's using water that's already been used to cool the plant.
2022-05-12 10:11:39 PM  
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Such an interesting movie.  It had Liam Neeson, Jim Carry and most of Guns N Roses including Slash firing a harpoon gun.
2022-05-12 10:28:07 PM  
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Such an interesting movie.  It had Liam Neeson, Jim Carry and most of Guns N Roses including Slash firing a harpoon gun.

And a damn fine Patricia Clarkson.
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