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  • I won’t aim to change your mind but I’ll add that one of the reasons they’re so expensive is, at least in the US, there is simply a struggle to build mega engineering projects. From project management to the blue collar skills required (nuclear isn’t the only large scale engineering project with cost overruns). Things were more favorable in the 80s when plants were built somewhat regularly and the country had collective experience completing these projects.

    Renewables are similar too on both the installation and design side. More experience in manufacturing, developing, and installing helps to lower costs.








  • relic_@lemm.eeOPtoGames@lemmy.worldCan we talk about FF7 - Rebirth?
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    3 months ago

    Yeah your understanding about the towers is correct. I don’t think it’s inherently bad, I’ve even enjoyed it in some of the AC games, but in rebirth it just feels like a bad chore list. Some of the combat challenges can be interesting but the ones with the summon stones (I forget the name, but they reduce the power of summon fights and do other things) and scanning the life springs are just terrible imo.



  • This is a pretty bad take and I feel like you must have not really played tribes very much. Comparing tribes to CS? Really? You think the popularity is because of the team sizes?

    The fact that they are only implementing 16v16 seems like a warning flag to me. I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up as a mediocre experience with a few tribes mechanics just largely trying to cash in on name recognition.







  • This drives me crazy every time I see it so I’m glad to see others recognizing this. Yes game production has gone up, but the market has massively increased. Your costs are fixed; doesn’t matter if you sell 10,000 copies or 10,000,000. More people are gaming than ever so when I see all these attempts to squeeze more money from consumers to address rising costs I have no sympathy for the publisher.





  • relic_@lemm.eetoMemes@lemmy.mlPower Sources
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    9 months ago

    Factor 1: Not quite accurate. Yes there are categories of waste; the names change depending on the regulator. The lower level wastes are already disposed of in the US (there are already four such facilities). The politically charged problem is always the spent nuclear fuel itself.

    Factor 2: Senator Reed (D-NV) was a former Senate majority leader. He extracted the defending of Yucca Mountain from the Obama administration as a concession to pass Obamacare. It’s still technically viable and not disposing of waste costs enormous amounts of money. The federal government is legally obligated to take spent fuel off the hands of operators. Obviously they have not, so the government is sued (and loses). This has cost the government roughly $20b for their inaction see here..

    Factor 3: You can recycle spent fuel but there’s no concept as spent fuel with zero radioactivity.

    Two largest problems in the US: Inability to manage waste and inability to execute on large scale construction required for nuclear.