Fusion Future

Reflections on fusion history, current events, and predictions for the 'fusion powered future.
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Re: Fusion Future

Post by Carl Willis » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:00 pm

>Looks like he knows math better than others

Well, a cursory glance hints at the possibility that he made it through middle-school algebra, which for all I know does put him in the mensa league among quacks. Of course what it cannot do is help put his "over unity" concept on firm conceptual footing physics-wise.

In general I wish pseudoscience didn't come up here at all, but sometimes it is good for a chuckle or has "educational value".

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Re: Fusion Future

Post by Reformator » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:42 am

But unlike others he is publishing every one of his failures and progress
http://www.stardrivedevice.com/news.html

So, I have a reason to believe him!

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Re: Fusion Future

Post by Carl Willis » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:17 pm

He publishes his work, you say?

>I regret to announce that publication of both our proof-of-concept webpages is hereby withrawn due to serious and strategic intellectual property concerns.
http://www.stardrivedevice.com/news.html

D'oh!

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Re: Fusion Future

Post by Richard Hull » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:55 pm

Man! If only I had a buck for everyone who flew over the coo-coo's nest like this example.

Still, it shows just how gullable a lot of folks can be. Will logic and reason ever prevail to show there is no free ride on this or any other planet. I used to enjoy the word salads as a form of idle amusement. But one can onl remain amused only so long before it becomes a drone. All this is especially bad when you consider all the folks taken in on this stuff. That fact that thousands are believers is not the bad part... it is that they are also voters and have a say in the realities about us in some fashion.

The only hope is that they are so frustrated with the government not accepting this or than quantum vacuum energy device, that they will refuse to vote.

As for Chris' suggestion to lead by example rather than turn off the power..........
After a long time on this planet you get to know what really gets folks off th' dime.

Cutting off the power is enough to do it.

However, watching a neighbor do without by choice and having him exhort you to do likewise is telling you that you have a nutball neighbor.

Seeing your neighbor have light and never lose power over the month with a normal $53.00 power bill while you had power go out on the 25th and receive a $205.00 bill making him laugh at you is telling you that your neighbor has beat you at "th' game".

We are pretty much dealing with a low order system here and need lower order solutions.

Greens are still looked at as kooks by the vast majority of folks making this country work, regardless of what the media would have us believe.

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Re: Fusion Future

Post by philstro » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:19 pm

For your amusement or disgust:

http://www.stardrivedevice.com/over-unity.html BEGIN QUOTE
The fact that a few have actually demonstrated a "free energy" operational power gain is important to point out in this turbulent time, when a definitive breakthrough in over-unity electrical power generation is needed so imperatively and so few people are having any real success at achieving one that is practical. Therefore, we are pleased to offer this webpage as a concise but detailed engineering analysis of these fascinating machines, one that appears to be much-needed, in order to foster a proper understanding of them and to assist students and alternative energy enthusiasts in their researches.

For present purposes, we shall define a "formal" or self-sustaining over-unity device as "an electrical machine or self-contained system that, once started, will operate entirely on its own output and supply excess power to a load with no external input energy being provided thereafter by the operator." END QUOTE

What this probably is, is a man with meager education who has somehow become so intellectually arrogant that he believes so strongly in his ideas that he thinks this type of thing is true. He may also have the charisma to convince many others, and make a living or even a fortune from his quackery. This man probably does not see himself as such, making him all the more convincing. He seeks a proper understanding and wishes to assist students. Excuse me while I try to hold my lunch down.

I had a materials science professor who warned us repeatedly that there were quite a few perpetual motion believers. His approach was to have their license revoked (PE for example). In my opinion it becomes criminal fraud at some point.

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Re: Fusion Future

Post by Reformator » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:18 pm

I believe in free energy and your influence won't succeed. If Fusion reactors don't be available in a few years, QFE will replace the nuclear power. It's a natural evolution, and you can't stop it. Others more inventive people will shift you away.

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Re: Fusion Future

Post by Reformator » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:34 pm

Carl, you are an envious man!

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Re: Fusion Future

Post by Carl Willis » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:00 pm

>Carl, you are an envious man!

You are correct about my name and gender, but I doubt you know me well enough to support the "envious" claim! Where did you pull that out of?

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Re: Fusion Future

Post by Reformator » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:12 pm

Because people like you only speak, but people like Mark work. That's the difference.

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Re: Fusion Future

Post by Carl Willis » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:03 am

>Because people like you only speak, but people like Mark work. That's the difference.

Maybe you could be specific about how you know me and my work output so well (I don't believe we've crossed paths).

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