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by Paul_Schatzkin
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Another great analysis of power fusion - The dream
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

The New Yorker Weighs In on Fusion

I'll just stash this here, since it seems consistent with the gist of this thread and no need start another. The New Yorker has a medium-length feature in this week's issue about fusion research. It is mostly a distillation of all the current, costly, large scale magnetic fusion projects going on ar...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Another great analysis of power fusion - The dream
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Another great analysis of power fusion - The dream

Yeah, yeah, just what we need, another die-hard skeptic to echo the "X years in the future and always will be" trope. Well done. Ironic, don't you think, that this narrator cites the particle accelerator properties of a cathode ray tube – television – and then jumps right to Taylor Wilson building a...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Philo T Farnsworth Archive
Topic: A Synopsis of the Farnsworth ITT fusion effort
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: A Synopsis of the Farnsworth ITT fusion effort

Look forward to reading that, Richard. Thanks.

--P
by Paul_Schatzkin
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Operational Fusor Audit
Replies: 30
Views: 5229

A New Domain!

As I have ruminated elsewhere, I don't think it really matters who can fire up their fusor and activate a silver plate in an hour. I also recognize that having that ability reflects a level of seriousness that should not be ignored. in recognition of that achievement, you guys now have your own doma...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Back to Basics
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Back to Basics

"Like the mythological sword Excalibur, the secret of the Fusor lies frozen in the rock of institutional orthodoxy....when the time is right, the mystery will finally reveal itself, the stone will unlock its secrets, the quiet passion of Philo T. Farnsworth will be re- awakened, and the dawn of a n...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: New Home for Doug's Fusor
Replies: 55
Views: 14464

My Visit with Doug

Serves me right for being "in the void" for the past year+, but I have only this moment learned of Doug Coulter's demise. I am reading through the "Re: Life, The Universe, and Everything" thread on his personal 'Coultersmithing' website which started in 2018: http://www.coultersmithing.com/forums/vi...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: What's in a name? Verbiage may matter.
Replies: 20
Views: 2850

Re: What's in a name? Verbiage may matter.

Checking in from the void... Frank gave me a heads up on this discussion, he and I will talk later in the week, and then perhaps I'll weigh in. Bus? The only bus I know of is the one that Philo T Farnsworth III (oldest son of TV/Fusor inventor) spoke of, and all he ever said about a bus was "face th...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Neutropn source
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: Neutropn source

I have been asked to submit my real name rather than the name under which originally registered (ThEA Power). This is: John David Simnett Thanks Ya know, we don't have a whole lot rules around here, but the ONE rule that has been rigorously enforced for like a decade now is: use your real name. Ple...
by Paul_Schatzkin
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Philo T Farnsworth Archive
Topic: Richard Hull's Attic
Replies: 18
Views: 12252

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: 18
Views: 12252

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 ...

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