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by Gallium
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: UK and Spain join NIF
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

*delurks*

AWE = Atomic Weapons Establishment
Kinda explains what they want out of it.

*returns to lurking*
by Gallium
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: How short and to the point. BBC on ITER.
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

As much as I'd like polywell reactors to work, we must remember that extraordinary claims, such as cheap and economical fusion (from a field long written off by a lot of the mainstream physics community) requires extraordinary evidence. This evidence does not exist yet. With this in mind, why must f...
by Gallium
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: What's the hurry?
Replies: 42
Views: 7777

As a chemist, let me state this clearly: Down with this sort of alarmist claptrap. Yes, oil will run out. Yes, demand will rocket. Yes, prices will increase. But world ending Armageddon? No. Luckily, there is more than one way to get petrolium. The only snag is that it is more expensive. Steam refor...
by Gallium
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter
Replies: 818
Views: 183357

Quick question, and I may be barking up the wrong tree here: Is this the same Focus fusion that appeared in a google talk a while ago? If so, is this the same focus fusion that requires the x-rays produced to be collected for power? If the answer is yes to both, I would be worrying / testing that x-...
by Gallium
Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Socialism As Socialism Does
Replies: 117
Views: 8941

This highlights perfectly the problem which my "5 things you like about the political ideology you hate" seeks to highlight. Not a single positive word thus far. The current level of debate, highlighted within this thread there is not even a recognition that the other side could ever do an...
by Gallium
Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Socialism As Socialism Does
Replies: 117
Views: 8941

To answer your question directly: Personally speaking, the experiences of both myself and my country with socialism are generally speaking pretty positive. Good experiences from all my family with collectively funded national healthcare. World class state education to university level. Council servi...
by Gallium
Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Socialism As Socialism Does
Replies: 117
Views: 8941

Ok, no need to jump off the deep end people. From the ferocity and strong wills of the replies thus far I fear I may of hit a raw nerve. From the responses so far to my little request, would I be fair in saying that a large number here really do honestly believe that the modern socialistic ideals ho...
by Gallium
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Socialism As Socialism Does
Replies: 117
Views: 8941

Not quite what I was going for... Also, please note. Communism != Socialism. One thinks that their should be no free market, everything controlled by the state. The other considers their should be a controlled free market with the natural monopolies controlled by the state. But a very telling respon...
by Gallium
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Socialism As Socialism Does
Replies: 117
Views: 8941

Ok then, a quick question to those currently denouncing socialist ideals.

Can you name 5 things that you would consider good about socialistic policies?

Consider it an experiment into the health of a democracy.
by Gallium
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Socialism As Socialism Does
Replies: 117
Views: 8941

Disclaimer: Both European and Socialist. Quick question. Can somebody explain why is the american debate at the moment, particularly about healthcare, is so vengeful? Firing out insults by the left, the right and center to the point at which the right in particular no longer even even seems capable ...
by Gallium
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chemists warming to Cold Fusion.
Replies: 63
Views: 8717

A quick wikipedia on the issue brings up the reason why there seems to be contrasting views. The radiation hormesis hypothesis shows "substantial cancer rate reduction between 50 and 123 Bq per cubic meter". The british study indicates action is needed in homes containing greater than 200 ...
by Gallium
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chemists warming to Cold Fusion.
Replies: 63
Views: 8717

(Sorry for the double post, but seeing as this addresses a different topic, I think it is meretted) Hi there Coolbrucelong, I would first like to agree with your post. Geography does make a difference with radon levels. But I would like to draw your attention to the reason why I choose to comment on...
by Gallium
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chemists warming to Cold Fusion.
Replies: 63
Views: 8717

Also it should be noted that radiation from the fly ash of coal fired stations is not the main health hazard. It is the ash itself. Particulate matter in the atmosphere has a huge number of well documented heath effects ranging from increased asthma rates to increased number of heart attacks.
by Gallium
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chemists warming to Cold Fusion.
Replies: 63
Views: 8717

Be careful when reading things into People and Radon exposure. The thing about Radon exposure is that it tends to be those of a slightly higher social standing who are exposed, the main source of this exposure being from granite. Not many people can afford granite kitchen surfaces and a lot of the s...
by Gallium
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FoI: grounds for appeal:
Replies: 150
Views: 27397

Hello, first time poster, long time lurker. I have never felt the need to post before, partly because much of the physics involved is far beyond my chosen profession, but I feel that I can contribute something to this particular discussion. From what I have read of this discussion of the freedom of ...

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