BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board
 
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-17-2011, 12:54 PM   #419
Pseudo Nim
twinborific
 
Pseudo Nim's Avatar
 
Drives: fast, sometimes slow
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: i am a citizen of the world

Posts: 4,711
iTrader: (9)

rofl. love this.
__________________
Pseudo Nim is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-17-2011, 01:00 PM   #420
E90SLAM
Supreme Allied Commander
 
E90SLAM's Avatar
 
Drives: A BBS WHORE
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: .

Posts: 61,049
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 330i  [4.67]
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregTheStig View Post
"Friend who works for Japanese car company is now fielding calls from American idiots who think the cars are radioactive. No words, people."

LMFAO
__________________
E90SLAM is online now   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      03-17-2011, 01:04 PM   #421
persian54
Lieutenant General
 
persian54's Avatar
 
Drives: SL550. Prev: E93 M3/335i/Z435i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Valley, SoCal

Posts: 15,784
iTrader: (291)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GregTheStig View Post
"Friend who works for Japanese car company is now fielding calls from American idiots who think the cars are radioactive. No words, people."

LMFAO
wow..
persian54 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 12:35 AM   #422
E90SLAM
Supreme Allied Commander
 
E90SLAM's Avatar
 
Drives: A BBS WHORE
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: .

Posts: 61,049
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 330i  [4.67]
__________________
E90SLAM is online now   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 01:45 AM   #423
boymonkey
Lieutenant
 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canada

Posts: 536
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E90SLAM View Post
LOL Nuclear Boy cartoon is awesome!
boymonkey is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 02:23 AM   #424
Blake
Banned
 
Drives: Chevy Aveo
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Parent's Basement

Posts: 4,651
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E90SLAM View Post
i wanted to be like FFFFUUUUUUU, but then i was like

seriously though, i watched all the documentary that solefald posted earlier, those russians got fucked up. the people that are at the diiachi plant still are surely going to suffer from the same shit. it might not be chernobyl yet, but it has plenty of the capacity to do so. i hope it doesn't happen, but that would be a large chunk of an island nation gone if they had to quarantine it.

besides, who the F#$! build a nuclear power plant on the ocean in an earthquake zone like japan?!
Blake is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 02:27 AM   #425
boymonkey
Lieutenant
 
Drives: slow
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canada

Posts: 536
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blake View Post
besides, who the F#$! build a nuclear power plant on the ocean in an earthquake zone like japan?!
No choice, man. Limited space for an island nation.
boymonkey is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 02:30 AM   #426
Blake
Banned
 
Drives: Chevy Aveo
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Parent's Basement

Posts: 4,651
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by boymonkey View Post
No choice, man. Limited space for an island nation.
japanese coined the phrase 'tsunami', build nuke plant on fault line, tsunami. that's the only part that makes no sense to me. don't get me wrong...i <3 japan, but seems like someone was asleep on the wheel with that choice.
Blake is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 06:49 AM   #427
Pseudo Nim
twinborific
 
Pseudo Nim's Avatar
 
Drives: fast, sometimes slow
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: i am a citizen of the world

Posts: 4,711
iTrader: (9)

I could be wrong, but I think you MUST build nuclear reactors near huge bodies of water precisely for cases like this. And there're not many places NOT on the ocean shore (and many of them have other nuclear plants) - so this place is as good as any. As far as the fault line goes - there are at least three underneath japan, so again - half a dozen of one, six of the other. I bet you it was a coin toss.
__________________
Pseudo Nim is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 12:15 PM   #428
.:bHd:.
Major
 
.:bHd:.'s Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i MT
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: So Cal

Posts: 1,149
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blake View Post
japanese coined the phrase 'tsunami', build nuke plant on fault line, tsunami. that's the only part that makes no sense to me. don't get me wrong...i <3 japan, but seems like someone was asleep on the wheel with that choice.
I think here in California we have two nuclear plants on the shore. You need large amounts of water to cool it so they have no choice but build it by the ocean.
__________________

.:bHd:. is offline   Armenia
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 12:20 PM   #429
Blake
Banned
 
Drives: Chevy Aveo
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Parent's Basement

Posts: 4,651
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by .:bHd:. View Post
I think here in California we have two nuclear plants on the shore. You need large amounts of water to cool it so they have no choice but build it by the ocean.
but i thought they only used sea water in emergencies. salt water is pretty corrosive.
Blake is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 01:24 PM   #430
.:bHd:.
Major
 
.:bHd:.'s Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i MT
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: So Cal

Posts: 1,149
iTrader: (0)

It would definitely cause corrosion if they just got it from the ocean and dumped it in there but the water is desalinated to convert salt water to fresh water.
__________________

.:bHd:. is offline   Armenia
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 01:30 PM   #431
Blake
Banned
 
Drives: Chevy Aveo
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Parent's Basement

Posts: 4,651
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by .:bHd:. View Post
It would definitely cause corrosion if they just got it from the ocean and dumped it in there but the water is desalinated to convert salt water to fresh water.
desalination in itself is a major power consumer. i can't see that it would be very efficient to desalinate water to cool the reactor, but i'm no nuclear engineer.
Blake is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 01:32 PM   #432
.:bHd:.
Major
 
.:bHd:.'s Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i MT
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: So Cal

Posts: 1,149
iTrader: (0)

lol my guess would be that since cali is already low on fresh water supply, they would rather use energy to desalinate
__________________

.:bHd:. is offline   Armenia
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 04:45 PM   #433
Pseudo Nim
twinborific
 
Pseudo Nim's Avatar
 
Drives: fast, sometimes slow
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: i am a citizen of the world

Posts: 4,711
iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blake View Post
but i thought they only used sea water in emergencies. salt water is pretty corrosive.
Right, but that's the point - you need a large body of water if all else fails - which is pretty much the case here. This is why they put landing strips in a wide open field or near shallow water - so if something goes wrong, there is room for error.
__________________
Pseudo Nim is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 05:26 PM   #434
DougLikesBMW
Fapmin
 
DougLikesBMW's Avatar
 
Drives: '03 E46 330Ci
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Plano, Texas

Posts: 2,660
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopRatedYouTubeComment
The Captain of this Ship did the right thing! He headed directly into the wave, and was at flank speed "Flank Speed = FULL THROTTLE". The wave was moving around 150 MPH, from the video evidence, and likely faster. Because the wave energy had not yet hit the shallow sea floor of the Japan coast line, the wave was smooth, and is why the ship survived. Wave was about 30 to 40 feet in hieght, and some of the waves on the horizon where larger, and some even cresting. The ships crew are VERY LUCKY!
DougLikesBMW is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 05:32 PM   #435
DougLikesBMW
Fapmin
 
DougLikesBMW's Avatar
 
Drives: '03 E46 330Ci
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Plano, Texas

Posts: 2,660
iTrader: (0)

eeek...

DougLikesBMW is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-18-2011, 05:36 PM   #436
GregTheStig
derp
 
GregTheStig's Avatar
 
Drives: a Tuk Tuk
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA

Posts: 1,202
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2007 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougLikesBMW View Post
[Wave hits boat]
That's incredible, and one huge ass wave. Thanks for sharing
__________________
GregTheStig is offline   Armenia
0
Reply With Quote
      03-19-2011, 02:40 AM   #437
OC 335i
General
 
OC 335i's Avatar
 
Drives: AW 335D E90
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Irvine/Aliso Viejo, CA

Posts: 18,119
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to OC 335i Send a message via MSN to OC 335i
Survival story, amazing.
http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/video...z269024TH4af7h
__________________

Current: 2010 Alpine White 335D LCI l 19" BBS LMs l KW V2 Coilovers l BMW Performance Grilles l MSport Front/Rear l Karbonwerke Trunk l F1 Pinnacle Tint 35% Former: E92 Space Grey 335i Latest pics
OC 335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-19-2011, 02:41 AM   #438
OC 335i
General
 
OC 335i's Avatar
 
Drives: AW 335D E90
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Irvine/Aliso Viejo, CA

Posts: 18,119
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to OC 335i Send a message via MSN to OC 335i
Wow, this is so scary.
__________________

Current: 2010 Alpine White 335D LCI l 19" BBS LMs l KW V2 Coilovers l BMW Performance Grilles l MSport Front/Rear l Karbonwerke Trunk l F1 Pinnacle Tint 35% Former: E92 Space Grey 335i Latest pics
OC 335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-19-2011, 02:49 AM   #439
shockin330i
Brigadier General
 
Drives: blue
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: f y'all, I'm from Texas (RGV)

Posts: 4,200
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by OC 335i View Post
Wow, this is so scary.
its not up
__________________
ERnie 2011 AW/e90/n55 12.9@107.53mph
*N55 Moderator*
I'm crawling similar to a ant cuz I'm low to the earth
shockin330i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-19-2011, 03:24 AM   #440
DougLikesBMW
Fapmin
 
DougLikesBMW's Avatar
 
Drives: '03 E46 330Ci
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Plano, Texas

Posts: 2,660
iTrader: (0)

The Fukishima 50

Heroes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewsOnJapan
We do not know their names, their faces, their families or their personal stories. Nobody really does. They are strangers, in a faraway land, doing the unthinkable. In Japan they have a name: The Fukushima 50. A coterie of nuclear plant employees - some reports indicate 50, others suggest four working rotations of 50 - who stayed behind while 700 of their co-workers were evacuated from the stricken Fukushima-Daiichi facility on the Japanese coast.

Five have been killed. Two are missing. Twenty-one have been injured in a struggle where, in the words of Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan, "retreat is unthinkable." The men understand the stakes. They know there is no turning back. One worker told a departing colleague he was prepared to die - that it was his job. Another informed his wife he wouldn't be coming home anytime soon.

And so they battle on, a weary bunch of managers, operators, technicians, soldiers, firemen, amid rumours, worst-case scenarios and startling television footage.

They are mid- and low-level employees. They are men with no names, cast into extraordinary circumstances, battling fires, explosions, the threat of explosion and the invisible menace: dangerously high levels of radiation no protective suit can deflect, and one that threatens to seep into the atmosphere if they fail.
Vids from article:





http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/88094.php
DougLikesBMW is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST