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Facebook: “you can check out but you can never leave…”

Mouse-tip to Marketing Japan for pointing this out. I don’t really like Facebook, can’t figure out how to use it. Plus it’s annoying to see so much stuff I don’t want to see on my page. The most interesting view, I found, is “The Wall”, but that doesn’t come up by default, and when I first login, “The Wall” isn’t even listed in the sidebar menu. WTF?

The depressing, but not altogether unexpected, news below, may or may not be true, but I will be deleting my facebook cookies just in case, and will use a different browser JUST for facebook. If it turns out to be true, I’ll just delete my account. But will that make any difference?!? Perhaps Facebook is like that famous Hotel California from which you can check out but never leave.

With each new change Facebook makes, users’ privacy becomes a little less … nonexistent, if you will. The most recent “News Feed” modifications, for example, display everything you say and do on the site to all of your “friends,” and even to the public. And now, even after logging out of Facebook, permanent “cookies” track all your movements on websites that contain Facebook buttons or widgets.“Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page you visit,” Cubrilovic wrote on a recent blog posting. “The only solution is to delete every Facebook cookie in your browser, or to use a separate browser for Facebook interactions”

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This 1994, unplugged, version of Hotel California is very good, even more Mexican, and how the crowd applaud with delight at those entrancing, haunting melodic moments, especially the beginning, the chorus and those twin guitars moving in thirds in the “outro”. These guys hit musical pay-dirt with this song. Those musical movements imprint themselves on the mind effortlessly. Tho the lyrics are kinda depressing. “Hell Freezes Over” was the tour called, but what a nice bunch of serious men they all are, playing their old favourite with almost religious devotion.

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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Update (25 March, 15:45 UTC) (Facebook)

There is an interesting and apparently well-informed discussion going on on the IAEA facebook page.

Specifically, there is some discussion about entombment (I blogged about this earlier, but the discussion doesn’t end there, it continues):

  1. Unfortunately, you can’t entomb live/melting reactors—-they would have to explode/burn off a large amount of material before they could bury the rest without a criticality. For example, clean up crews at Chernobyl stated at least 70% of it’s reactor had vaporized before entombment(contrary to official reports).
  2. Chris Ilderton ‎”The Science Guy’ on CNN is still spouting about cementing/entombing the reactors(while they are in the process of melting) Anyone got data on maximum tempature a fully molten core CAN reach?? I’m not thinking concrete is going to hold up.
    11 hours ago ·  
  3. Chris Ilderton I’ve heard 4 to 6,000 Farenheit for a fully molten core
  4. Chris Ilderton Apparently, If the Uranium melts, 2800c, the carbon and stainless steel or any amounts of concrete isn’t going to stop it from heading toward a large enough underground water source to cool it. Not good. Besides the Cladding breaking down/melting, what are the next signs to look for, especially if we don’t have access to temp reading?
  5. ‎@Chris (and everyone else), if a meltdown occurs, it will stop at some point, and that should be well before it escapes the bottom of the containment, here’s why. As it heats up and melts the Zircaloy cladding, it’ll pool up in the bottom …of the RPV. It will also melt some of the control rods, which adds hafnium and boron, both asborb neutrons and slow the reaction. If it’s still hot enough to melt through the bottom of the RPV, it will fall into the dry well. Each time it melts something, all that additional material gets mixed in with the fuel making it harder to sustain a reaction. At some point, it has absorbed enough steel, boron, zirconium, hafnium, and other materials that the reaction stops and it begins to cool (very slowly). more

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