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Subramanya Sastry

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I am the Lead Engineer for NewsTrust.net, where I develop new web services for our site. Besides my role at NewsTrust.net, I am also developing a news monitoring service called NewsRack. I graduated with a doctorate from the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Education: Post-graduate school
News: 30-60 minutes a day
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
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Politics: Left
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
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Last Edit: Jan 29, 2011 - 8:25 PM PST

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2.0

Why publish a story with such a strong claim before verifying all information? The headline of the story is still unchanged even after they have updated the story itself to indicate that this claim has proven to be false.

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2.4

This is opinion and by trying dismiss fears of nuclear power lightly, renders itself useless. Here is a quote from the article: "Passive safety means failures are not emergencies — if the cooling pumps fail, as happened at Fukushima, the atomic reaction simply stops". The first thing that happened at Fukushima is that the control rods turned off the chain reaction. Everything that is happening after that is because of inability to continue to cool the rods and take away the decay heat. If it were a matter of atomic reaction simply stopping, why do we make a big deal of cooling spent fuel in pools which is not even in a reactor? So, the author should get his facts clear first -- or explain why "passive safety" systems are ... More »

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