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whatever happened to Biff?
« on: Mar 20, 2004, 10:32 »
Some top scientists are concerned that a major city will be "poofed" out of existance as a result of terrorist nuclear attack.  They suggest our skills for predicting fallout patterns and performing triage have fallen short from the days of the Dr. Strangelove era. 

Are we soft technically as a result of 'expertise drain' caused by the ancient masters of the technology leaving the bizz without equivalent replacements?

My point is, many of us who remember hiding under desks on Fridays (usually at 9:00 EST) in the 50's and 60's are gettin on and ready for tharn.  Me, it's the Florida Keys fishin for weak fish (you have your nitch, I have mine).  We are the Biffs, history gone by like the 80's yuppie namesake. 

It's like an outage I worked a few years back.  I had this young guy rattling off his qualifications and degrees (he wrote a text book, too).  He railed on me and the other senior tech for our lack of pedigree.  He tells the junior tech to cheer up, there's still some hope for his future.  Then he asks...then he asks, "what's this Steam Generator were supposed to be covering".  Heaven help us when we become the Biffs.


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Re: whatever happened to Biff?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 2004, 10:52 »
A radworker is working in the drywell.  He gets his foot amputated by a piece of stainless steel.  The foot falls to the lower level.  They rush him to the hospital.  Four days later they recover the foot, and through the miracle of microsurgery they reattach the foot. 

The foot was found in a high radiation area (700 mrem/hr).

Does he get extremity dose assigned for the foot exposure?

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Re: whatever happened to Biff?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 2004, 01:45 »
If we eat irradiated food, do we consider it wholebody dose? The things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmm!

I would think that if the foot recovers, stays afoot! Then yes it is extremity dose.

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Re: whatever happened to Biff?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2004, 05:51 »
naw,  chalk the dose up to medical.  after all, the foot being reattached is due to surgery. iffen the surgery wasn't done, then there would be no foot.  without the foot attached, there'd be no dose to the body, extremity or otherwise.
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Re: whatever happened to Biff?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 26, 2004, 09:23 »
A former colleague once quipped, "are buggers intakes?"

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Re: whatever happened to Biff?
« Reply #5 on: Jun 24, 2004, 10:20 »
I guess that would depend on if'n it was more than 30 cm (1 FOOT!) frum da source!!!!
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