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by Paul_Schatzkin
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 2682

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Greetings from West Bumfuque, Tennessee - on the frontier of the next hot-spot. There has been quite a bit of commentary in the past few days about how the South is going get clobbered, and, as Frank observes, we are (likely) still in the very early stages of what could be a chronic condition for so...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 2682

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

I am just chiming in here to reiterate what Frank has said. I think it is constructive to have this conversation, even though it is "off topic" for this particular forum: --because this #pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives --because we're all "above average" and capable of insightful dis...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 55
Views: 2682

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Well, hey, hi, howzit. Greetings from the Outskirts of Twangtown. Yeah, subject is somewhat "off topic" for this site, but, given the extraordinary circumstances we're all dealing with, entirely appropriate. I think a site like this, which tries diligently to stick to some semblance of scientific ve...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Philo T Farnsworth Archive
Topic: Richard Hull's Attic
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: "Revese Polarity"

Richard, I'm going to go back to your post from yesterday, because something fundamental is still unclear to me. No counts on neutron counter until polarity reversal. That's one incredibly loaded short sentence that demands further elaboration. For starters: can you articulate what Farnsworth though...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Philo T Farnsworth Archive
Topic: Richard Hull's Attic
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Richard Hull's Attic

These photos are fantastic, Richard. It's really cool to see the very first iterations of the fusor, those bell jar versions. But also sorta confounding to hear that they didn't produce any of fusion. I would like to hear more about the transition from the "electron / multipaction / virtual cathode ...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Skipping Right To The Hard Part: HB11 and Direct Conversion:
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Skipping Right To The Hard Part: HB11 and Direct Conversion:

No speculation here! Radical hydrogen-boron reactor leapfrogs current nuclear fusion tech https://newatlas.com/energy/hb11-hydrogen-boron-fusion-clean-energy/ Dr McKenzie won't however, be drawn on how long it'll be before the hydrogen-boron reactor is a commercial reality. "The timeline question is...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Philo T Farnsworth Archive
Topic: Richard Hull's Attic
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: Richard Hull's Attic

Richard has already posted several things in different sections from the work he did in the late 90s and early 'aughts, at some point we might want to find those posts and begin to gather them here, too.
by Paul_Schatzkin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Philo T Farnsworth Archive
Topic: Finding The Trailhead
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Finding The Trailhead

waterstar_300-624x421.jpg Trailhead : [ treyl-hed ] noun: the point where a trail starts. Waterstar : [ waw-ter + stahr ] noun: a miniature, synthetic star produced by the fusing of atomic parrticles distilled from water. A couple of days ago, Richard Hull, the True Guardian of All Things Fusor, in...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Plasma "Rockets" in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Plasma "Rockets" in the UK

Did anybody else see this item that went by yesterday? https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1240294/science-news-mars-space-travel-nuclear-fusion-plasma-brexit-space-sector-made-in-chelsea Headline: Brits build plasma-powered 100,000 MPH rocket engine halving Mars travel time Money quote: " ...Pul...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: The endless quest for safe, easy accessible energy.
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: The endless quest for safe, easy accessible energy.

So that this post does not seem entirely out of the blue, I am going to add a bit of context. I got into a bit of a dust-up over the weekend with a "Facebook friend" (actually somebody I know and respect greatly here In The Real World) about some of mythology that has formed around the legacy of one...