[ExI] EP and Peak oil.

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Sat Apr 5 17:34:01 UTC 2008

"Keith Henson" <hkeithhenson at gmail.com>

> *All* reactors make plutonium.

Yes as I've said many many times.

> If you advocate using them for power
> you are advocating making plutonium.
> It's unavoidable.

It's too late to worry about that, the world is already awash in plutonium,
as well as completed ready to go H bombs. I suspect that in Russia gold is
guarded more securely than H bombs.

> Nanotube cable probably won't be much of a conductor.

At the very least some nanotubes are better conductors of electricity than
silver and better conductors of heat than diamond. There is even some
indication that multi walled nanotubes may be ballistic conductors, that
means their resistance is only weakly coupled to their length; at least 
that's how short ones seem to act, nobody knows how one 22000 miles
long would behave except to say it would be better than any metal. 
Maybe much much better.

> how you are going to restrain the magnetic forces pushing the cables
> apart?

Magnetism is produced by current, high voltage power lines don't carry
a lot of current.

  John K Clark

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