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You might end up getting the most corrupt company possible to do the builds.



I wanted to post a joke in response, but I couldn't. Your summation is too depressingly likely.


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We're all gonna die, possibly within decades.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 97816.html

The enormous volcano sitting beneath Yellowstone National Park could erupt sooner than previously expected, scientists studying the area say.

Analysis of minerals in fossilised ash has determined that during previous eruptions there were changes in temperature in the run-up that occurred much more quickly than previously thought.

A powerful eruption occurred roughly 630,000 years ago, according to National Geographic, shaking the region and creating the Yellowstone caldera — a bowl about 40 miles wide the encompasses much of the park.

The volcano is so big that a major eruption may choke the Earth's atmosphere with ash.

Researchers at Arizona State University analysed evidence from that eruption, and believe that the super-volcano was awoken after two influxes of fresh magma flowed into the reservoir beneath the caldera.


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I hate to say it, but the idea isn't entirely infeasible. Provided you don't actually bore into the magma chamber, there are cobalt and nickle superalloys that could take the pressure and temperatures necessary for it to work. Just don't ask what it will cost to make a downhole heat exchanger out of these.


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Close_enough wrote:
I hate to say it, but the idea isn't entirely infeasible. Provided you don't actually bore into the magma chamber, there are cobalt and nickle superalloys that could take the pressure and temperatures necessary for it to work. Just don't ask what it will cost to make a downhole heat exchanger out of these.

I think the idea is to do it like conventional geothermal. Pump cold water in one hole, let it percolate through the earth, and remove hot water out an adjacent hole, no downhole exchanger needed.

Does open up a lot of possibility of weakening the rock though...


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Confucius wrote:
Close_enough wrote:
I hate to say it, but the idea isn't entirely infeasible. Provided you don't actually bore into the magma chamber, there are cobalt and nickle superalloys that could take the pressure and temperatures necessary for it to work. Just don't ask what it will cost to make a downhole heat exchanger out of these.

I think the idea is to do it like conventional geothermal. Pump cold water in one hole, let it percolate through the earth, and remove hot water out an adjacent hole, no downhole exchanger needed.

Does open up a lot of possibility of weakening the rock though...



Sounds like a plan...after all what could possibly go wrong with it... :lol:

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Somehow discussing this on Friday the 13th this close to Halloween is putting me in the mood for a good "Yellowstone blowing up movie".

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Stercutus wrote:
Somehow discussing this on Friday the 13th this close to Halloween is putting me in the mood for a good "Yellowstone blowing up movie".

Holy crap :oh: Is that a thing ? :awesome: :awesome:

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flybynight wrote:
Stercutus wrote:
Somehow discussing this on Friday the 13th this close to Halloween is putting me in the mood for a good "Yellowstone blowing up movie".

Holy crap :oh: Is that a thing ? :awesome: :awesome:


Halloween? and Friday the 13 th ?!... looking at calender... and a I have a person named Jason in my office...feces...let me just walk quietly to my office door and lock it.

What could possible go wrong?

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flybynight wrote:
Stercutus wrote:
Somehow discussing this on Friday the 13th this close to Halloween is putting me in the mood for a good "Yellowstone blowing up movie".

Holy crap :oh: Is that a thing ? :awesome: :awesome:


Two made for TV movies. Super Volcano in 2005 and Super Eruption in 2011

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0419372/
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1697075/


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Close_enough wrote:
flybynight wrote:
Stercutus wrote:
Somehow discussing this on Friday the 13th this close to Halloween is putting me in the mood for a good "Yellowstone blowing up movie".

Holy crap :oh: Is that a thing ? :awesome: :awesome:


Two made for TV movies. Super Volcano in 2005 and Super Eruption in 2011

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0419372/
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1697075/


Let's not forget 2012, although it was just a side show there.

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