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Day 3: soldiering on (03/01/14)

Updated on September 21, 2016

The burden has hit

It might not surprise you that having the motivation to continue to write daily is not easy... with deadlines fast approaching for some of my university work, as well as me procrastinating, it doesn't help that I want to write this blog.

But I know that in the future, this will become something I might laugh at, or enjoy reading over. On that note, hello future me! I would write you a message but have no idea what to say.

(I actually really doubt that I will visit these pages again - I really dislike rereading my own work; maybe that will change?)

Reading between the lines

Today was filled with a variety of things, most of which included reading for a few hours.

Everything started with my family returning for the end of the holiday period - happy holidays by the way! Dot you hate when you know you can abbreviate something to make it shorter, but you still say the full version just to make sure everyone understands? No? Just my Dad? Never mind! I was getting at BTW - by the way!

And why do we abbreviate? I understand that it might have been to do with SMSs and how they have letter limits for message sizes, but then why do we continue? Why don't we abbreviate all words or phrases? I like to think of myself as a part time sociologist... Yeah!

Anywho! They left today, and I can't help feeling that good bye is never really enough... I mean, it is never heart felt enough to make me feel that I am leaving. Maybe I don't care? Maybe I was too tired? I actually just went back to bed after, then woke again and began work. Dreams are becoming vivid too.. hmm!

Thorium Reactor
Thorium Reactor

The readings

I'm sure many of you don't care about the readings, but they make for an interesting read and I need the references to strengthen my argument.

My newest interest comes from good old thorium! Wait? What I hear you cry!

Some chemists out there (and a few physicists) will recognise that thrium is an element. And a fewer number of you will put 1 and 1 together and work out that there is a way to turn thorium into electricity. Or more to the point, use thorium to produce electricity.

I won't go through the schematics (I'll drop in a little image to the right), but needless to say, I believe that I have solved the issue of global power!!! And here's how:

Thorium, and SAVING THE WORLD!

I'm currently writing an essay on the production of energy and how different methods viable/ not viable.

The readings have lead me to believe that fossil fuels are too dirty. Especially for the EU, which get much of their gas from Russia (Germany gets 36% of their gas from Russia (according to one of my readings)) which wants to reduce its CO2 emissions by 20% from 1990 standards. The reason why I mention Russia is because they have a relatively unreliable supply of gas due to politics. Coal is way too dirty, and Oil is too expensive in the long run. So you are then left with renewables and nuclear.

Nuclear looks good on paper. Clean, safe, and relatively renewable - resources won't run out for a long time. However, the truth is that it is not clean - just as polluting as a gas fired power station (to mine, refine and dispose of the waste, just as much CO2 is emitted as a gas power station). Not renewable - by estimates, supply will be gone in 50-70 years. So safety is the only aspect it has left. But due to the large scale disasters - Fukushima, Chernobyl, etc. many people deem nuclear as being not safe.

So Renewables! Good Ol' Renewables!

Are really expensive and not the most cost effective way to reduce CO2 emissions.

So thorium, which doesn't use water so shouldn't explode, and produces little waste, might be the answer. But that is for you to decide!! Honestly, research and look it up - very interesting.

Oh, Thorium is my solution to global energy problems.

USA Snow
USA Snow

Bigger News

Flooding continues in the UK... well done British weather. Doing a sterling job there! I hate to rereport on articles and news, so I just link to the item and hope you enjoy the read. And if you've gotten this far, you can obviously read, so read it yourself! Oh! and snow is coming!!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25584221

Talking of snow, here is the US and Canada snow storm! Looks like an absolute death hole out there, but hopefully everyone is all good. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25592058

And Finally, Mr Schumacher had a helmet cam - something I actually would love. He is supposedly getting better, but not out of danger. He is retired too - something I didn't know about. I knew he came back to F1 but didn't know he left? Anyways: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25597961

Something Interesting

So as I mentioned some helmet cams from Mr Schumacher's ski crash, I thought I would bring you 2 that I have always wanted

ContourHD 1080p Helmet Camera
ContourHD 1080p Helmet Camera

This one because it is so discrete, yet still giving great shots and being light and compact

 
GoPro HERO3: White Edition - (197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing)
GoPro HERO3: White Edition - (197'/ 60m Waterproof Housing)

Far more durable. Nothing more I have to say

 
Kim looking for his next victim
Kim looking for his next victim

Random News

The lovely man Nick Griffin has filed for Bankrupcy... But that doesn't stop him going for the MEP position - unfortunately! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25590155

Kanye West, father of North West (still can't get over that name!), is inspiring a form of online currency! Supposedly to pay for tickets for concerts. They will be released on the 11th Jan (2014): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25588883

Someone I find rather funny made me laugh a little again. Kim Jong Un was rumoured to have killed his uncle using attack dogs... typical, but you have to imagine how that must have felt if someone was killed like that! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-echochambers-25597...

Come talk, if you dare?

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