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    Jules Verne Trophy 2020

    crapola. LOVED watching the two matching up at the same time.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Girls with big noses always look better before they have them lopped off... I like the before version of LunaRossa better
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Can we PLEASE see them out on the JV course together!?!?!?!
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    My point is that none are still OD and there are no OD events for them... they cannot compete with the bigger boats, they cannot set records, they are unlikely to win line-honors unless against boats they really should hardly care to race against, they cannot win handicapped events (nor would owners of such boats likely care to try), they are tweeners... too small to really tackle big races (big ocean stuff... see what Bruno Peyron said about them) but pretty awkward to use just for fun. Yeah, I would love to get a ride on one, and really impressive for what they can do at the price one can secure one for, but I don't see the point in owning one.
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Maybe I am in the minority, but I just don't see the point in the MODs.
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    Greta Rides Again?

    Exactly, volume matters because there really is a TINY amount of it, and since we are already stuck with handling "waste" in perpetuity, it makes fuck-all difference to deal with a bit more. But if one is an irrationally anti-nuke fear-monger, ANY opportunity to oppose nuclear power cannot be passed up.
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    Greta Rides Again?

    Frankly, it remains irrelevant. The total volume of the "waste" is miniuscule, relatively. It is far less voluminous than the amount of earth extracted to source the uranium, infinitesimally smaller than the volume of coal extracted from the earth (and its tailings). Permanent disposal of current and future uranium in even the most crude (inefficient) simple planting in the ground (glass-encapsulated and enclosed in lead coffins) after even singular use is not a challenge. This is an entirely politically-manufactured "problem". But thankfully, there are ways to re-use the "spent" (in quotes because it is isn't even close to 'spent') uranium, but again, the anti-nuke movement has tried to scuttle the industry by even putting up hurdles to reprocessing and reusing the fuel. The anti-nuke movement is, frankly, despicable.
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    Greta Rides Again?

    Managed correctly, recycled & re-used, the Uranium will not be a danger to anyone, either (and factually, the uranium waste will be there one way or the other, anyway, and the volume is less relevant than the management... and since we already are dealing with "spent" uranium, having more of it is not that big of a deal.
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    Greta Rides Again?

    Hey, maybe they could use the blades for the wall.... WIN WIN!!!!
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    Greta Rides Again?

    Just sayin' But we can't handle dealing with "spent" uranium?
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    This part " The automated systems they also regard as security or safety measure controlling the boat from getting into dangerous situations not just for performance " seems very logical and has always had me thinking the consortium Ultim was stupid.... hopefully this will force them to re-think that and recruit Gitana back in with better rules... win-win.
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    Greta Rides Again?

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    Greta Rides Again?

    I also always get a chuckle out of people claiming that we MUST, that it is somehow an inherent good, to reduce... to electively consume less, and to produce less power. When confronted with the fact that we could do far better for the environment by pumping MORE electricity into the grid, rather than less, as it would allow for all kinds of positive production, form generating/fabricating materials rather than using wood fiber or stone, by desalinating water that can be used for ag and municipal water and returning water for in-stream use in rivers to help anadromous fish and recreate the river cycle returning nutrients to the seas, by facilitating more electric transportation options, etc. etc. etc. Yes, if you are relying on solar or wind, producing more power forces us to blanket the land/seas with more wind/solar farms. Yes, if you are relying on coal or gas, producing more power forces us to emit more CO2 into the atmosphere (assuming we can't capture the carbon... something real advancements are making more probable). Yes, if you are relying on hydro, it requires more dams. This leaves us with tidal power, geothermal power, and nuclear for energy options where producing more power may not really result in notable detrimental impact on the environment. Knowing that we are already handling nuclear fuels, and will always have to, why would we not embrace producing more power for all the positives that doing so can provide? Oh yeah because the Leftist Greenies have convinced people that using less in inherently good. This truly is a religious perspective, not a reasoned or logical perspective.
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    Greta Rides Again?

    Yeah, but those nit-picking and claiming moral superiority by saying "no more nukes" and chanting reduce-reuse-recycle and claiming they have opted for renewable energy at home (although their power comes off the same grid as everyone else) get to feel oh so good about themselves while they drive their Nissan Leaf that is powered by coal and chatting on their iPhone that was made in a factory in Shenzen powered by coal energy.
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    Greta Rides Again?

    I will try to type slower.