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A litte riddle... solve it and win pins.

This is not so much an April Fools joke as it is a little riddle. It connects to a current event... and to things that happened in the last century. And of course it has something to do with nuclear power.

What are these equations?
What are these equations?

This is a comparison between two estimated values... what are they?

Update: we have a winner! Tony scored a perfect bullseye. I'm quoting him here:

‘a’ is the number of iodine atoms that would fill the known universe, if the iodine were at ‘normal’ temperature/pressure.

the second number is the number of radioactive iodine atoms you would have needed, when Chernobyl exploded, in order to have one radioactive iodine atom left today.

An added trivia is that the estimated number of atoms in the known universe is approximately 10^80.

The upshot of all this is this: there is not a single atom of Iodine-131 released by Chernobyl in existence today. The last atom decayed in no more than 4 years after the accident.

/Michael

Donations to Japanese Red Cross & Save the Children Sweden

On this link you can donate money to the Japanese Red Cross for the disaster relief efforts, a google account is needed:

http://www.google.co.jp/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html

The American Red Cross is also involved in the efforts, donations can be made through Amazon: click here.

Here is a link to donate money through the Swedish Red Cross (in Swedish).

Man kan även donera pengar till Japanska Röda Korset via det svenska Röda Korset:

http://www.redcross.se/teman/tsunami-japan/ge-en-gava-till-japan/

Here is a link to Rädda Barnen (Save the Children Sweden) who also collect donations for Japan:

På svenska här.

On a lighter note: Money For Trolling

Credits to Mark Knopfler and Sting for this excellent song, 25 years and still going strong(er).
Credits to Mark Knopfler and Sting for this excellent song, 25 years and still going strong(er).

Everyone that has debated online has come across them: the trolls... the Phelps of forum debate... those that are living breathing proof of the Dunning-Kruger effect. And when it comes to haters of nuclear power, there certainy is alot of them!

They normally piss me off something immensely. But in two particular instances, I was inspired. I noticed that the trolls in question had lots of ads on their blogs where they did their inflammatory postings. And with that, a riff got stuck in my head.

So the next time you find yourself deadlocked against some troll that seems more impervious to logic, reasoning and science based fact than a vogon is to water, just hum this to yourself.

Enjoy. 🙂

You can find the music for listening on Spotify (requires client) or Grooveshark (web-based).

Money For Trolling (And The Clicks For Free)

Music and original lyrics: Money for Nothing - Mark Knopfler, Sting, 1984
Parody lyrics: Michael Karnerfors, 2010
License for music and original lyrics: Commercial - Vertigo Records (UK), Warner Bros. Records Inc. (US)
License for parody lyrics: Creative Commons 3.0 - Attribution, Share-Alike

I want my revenue...

Now look at them bloggers. That's the way you do it.
You post some nonsense on the web with glee.
That ain't working. That's the way you do it.
Money for trolling and the clicks for free.

Now that ain't working. That's the way you do it.
Let me tell you. Them trolls ain't dumb.
Maybe get a blister on your mousing finger.
Maybe get a blister on your thumb.

We got to post and do some more flaming.
Get TradeDoubler and some Google ads.
We got to click these ads and banners.
We got some mighty big trolls to feed.

That little spammer with the adverts for Viagra.
Yeah buddy that's his own site.
That little spammer got his own web startup.
That little spammer he's a millionaire.

We got to post and do some more flaming.
Get TradeDoubler and some Google ads.
We got to click these ads and banners.
We got some mighty big trolls to feed.

Ooh I click my...

Got to post and do some more flaming.
Get TradeDoubler and some Google ads.
We got to click these ads and banners.
Got some mighty big trolls to feed.

Look at him, look at...

I should've learned to post on WordPress.
I should've learned Blogspot too.
Look at that mama. She's got it stickin' in the webcam.
Man, we can have some.

And he's up there. What's that? A shocker website.
He's banging some gorilla while he's in a tree.
Oh that ain't working. That's the way you do it.
Get your money for trolling and the clicks for free.

We got to post and do some more flaming.
Get TradeDoubler and some Google ads.
We got to click these ads and banners.
We got some mighty big trolls to feed.

Listen here. Now...

That ain't workin'. That's the way you do it.
You post some nonsense on the web with glee.
That ain't workin'. That's the way you do it.
Money for trolling and the clicks for free.

Money for trolling
and the clicks for free.

Get your money for trolling
and the clicks for free.

Look at that, look at that.

I want my...
I want my...
I want my revenue.

I want my...
I want my...
I want my revenue.