Those crazt Swedes

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Those crazt Swedes

Postby Omphalos » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:05 am

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Re: Those crazt Swedes

Postby SadisticCynic » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:20 am

:shock=: Wow, talk about stupid!
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Re: Those crazt Swedes

Postby SandChigger » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:37 am

Yeah, fear and moan monger Marilyn Martin already posted a link to the story over in one of her threads in the Amazon Science Fiction forum; wondered "how many haven't they caught yet". :roll:

Not too worried here.
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Re: Those crazt Swedes

Postby Freakzilla » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:55 am

Don't you need like tons of fuel in a pile to start a chain reaction?

What a maroon. :roll:
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Re: Those crazt Swedes

Postby SadisticCynic » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:40 am

According to wiki you'd need about 15kg of uranium-233 in a sphere of about 11cm diameter to reach critical mass.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_mass#Critical_mass_of_a_bare_sphere

Of course there are other variables, and presumably it would be pretty impressive if he managed to get his hands on that much uranium.
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Re: Those crazt Swedes

Postby Freakzilla » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:14 am

Still, you'd have to surround it in water, contained in a concreet and steel vessel and a way to cool the water...

I'd like to know more about how he was trying to do it, if he'd actually thought about all that stuff.
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Re: Those crazt Swedes

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:29 pm

Not really a very big deal if it was just tiny quantities, I imagine he won't really get in much trouble since he essentially reported himself!
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Re: Those crazt Swedes

Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:44 am

Only later did he realize it might not be legal and sent a question to Sweden's Radiation Authority, which answered by sending the police.


At least he got a definitive answer to his question.
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