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Turing abadan nuclear plants into ighthouses

 
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How about turing abandoned nuclear plants into lighthouses, they are mostly situated near the sea anyway. And there's a computer in there somewhere. And it's on an island in the delta of the Shatt al Arab.

Wouldn't even need to use lightbulbs, just equip ships with Geiger counters and/or recognition charts for "if the herring have more than three tentacles, maybe slow down".<refrains from the Chernobyl chicken joke, but only just>.

My psychic skills suggests that someone is going to the do the "hard of herring" pun.

not_morrison_rm, Sep 05 2016

South pointing Chinese chariot http://www.lhup.edu...ointingcarriage.htm
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       // equip ships with Geiger counters //   

       OK ...   

       Alphas go a few dozen millimeters in air. Betas are stopped by a sheet of paper. Gammas have the wherewithal to go a fair distance- but how do you collimate them ? X-ray and gamma "lenses" exist, but they're large, inefficient, and very heavy. If it's not collimated, inverse-square law will quickly cut the detectable intensity, and how do you discriminate that from the cosmic ray background or the Captain's luminous watch ?
8th of 7, Sep 05 2016
  

       Next up, turning house plants into light nuclear reactors...
RayfordSteele, Sep 05 2016
  

       //Alphas go a few dozen millimeters in air. Betas are stopped by a sheet of paper. Gammas have the wherewithal to go a fair distance- but how do you collimate them   

       Get one of them ancient Chinese South-pointing chariot thingies, but with paddle wheels instead. Or just have the detector on a very long stick, supported by balloons at regular intervals.
not_morrison_rm, Sep 05 2016
  

       Are nuclear plants Turing complete?
Ian Tindale, Sep 06 2016
  

       ^ "And there's a computer in there somewhere."
not_morrison_rm, Sep 06 2016
  

       //abadan nuclear plants// It's actually about 37km northeast of Abadan; it's called the Darkhovin (or Esteghlal) Nuclear Power Plant.
lurch, Sep 06 2016
  

       Tch, yer knob’ll fallout.
Ian Tindale, Sep 06 2016
  

       Presumably the next iteration will be "Turing azerbaijan noclear planks into ighthoses"
8th of 7, Sep 06 2016
  

       I was thinking more Turing Abadan nuclear plants into Whitehouse(s).
not_morrison_rm, Sep 06 2016
  
      
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