Episode 32



22 February 2021

26 mins 41 secs

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About this Episode

Miloš misli da je ledeni talas koji je zahvatio Teksas dobar primer opasnosti od prekomerene optimizacije. Nebojša misli da je prošlo vreme pravljenja rezervi "za ne daj Bože". Kako god da okrenemo, korporacije pobeđuju.

Episode Links

  • Da li je vakcinacija uspeh? - Tržišno rešenje
  • Nassim Taleb: How to Not be a Sucker From the Past — History is useful for the thrill of knowing the past, and for the narrative (indeed), provided it remains a harmless narrative. One should learn under severe caution. History is certainly not a place to theorize or derive general knowledge, nor is it meant to help in the future, without some caution. We can get negative confirmation from history, which is invaluable, but we get plenty of illusions of knowledge along with it.
  • Why some Texans are facing catastrophic electric bills after a winter storm - Vox — In Texas this week, freezing temperatures overwhelmed the state’s power grid, triggering rolling blackouts, multi-day power outages — and, catastrophic electric bills. According to the Dallas Morning News, some Texans have been hit with power bills totaling as much as $17,000 for only a few days of electricity, many times more than the usual cost of power in Texas. Specifically, it’s Texas residents who rely on a wholesale power plan, rather than a fixed-rate plan, who have seen their bills climb after the demand for power jumped dramatically across the state this week as Winter Storm Uri struck and temperatures plunged. Texas, which has a deregulated electricity market, has a number of providers, both wholesale and fixed rate.
  • Tucker Carlson: The great Texas climate catastrophe is heading your way | Fox News — Green energy means a less reliable power grid. Why do our leaders deny that?
  • Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster - Wikipedia — In 1967, when the plant was built, TEPCO levelled the sea coast to make it easier to bring in equipment. This put the new plant at 10 meters (33 ft) above sea level, rather than the original 30 meters (98 ft).[12] On 27 February 2012, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency ordered TEPCO to report its reasoning for changing the piping layout for the emergency cooling system. The original plans separated the piping systems for two reactors in the isolation condenser from each other. However, the application for approval of the construction plan showed the two piping systems connected outside the reactor. The changes were not noted, in violation of regulations.[145] After the tsunami, the isolation condenser should have taken over the function of the cooling pumps, by condensing the steam from the pressure vessel into water to be used for cooling the reactor. However, the condenser did not function properly and TEPCO could not confirm whether a valve was opened.