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by joedead
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion gets an update.
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

I was referring to an updated website design.


Gotcha!


Seriously, thanks for the news Chrismb. I'd been searching for any new info about them and wasn't aware of the patent issue.
by joedead
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: General Fusion gets an update.
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

General Fusion gets an update.

by joedead
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: What's the hurry?
Replies: 42
Views: 10466

Yes, I've read Tainter. And Jared Diamond. And nuts like Jim Kunstler. (I've actually discussed things with him!) I was Ulan Bataar in the late 90's, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Oil imports and financial assistance that Mongolia was receiving from the U.S.S.R. basically dried up over nig...
by joedead
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: What's the hurry?
Replies: 42
Views: 10466

I feel I should s peak on this, hahah. I'm a reformed doomer. Not many doomers have as much experience and practical knowledge as I do. (Lived on a building powered by wind/solar, grew own vegetables, etc.) Peak oil production is real, will happen soon, and have negative effects. It is NOT the end o...
by joedead
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 72742

Awesome. Simply awesome.


Has Rick posted anything lately?
by joedead
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LPP fusion experiments getting ten times more neutrons
Replies: 57
Views: 15466

What's your one-worder for NIF? NIF isn't practical. lol. Seriously, though, what all the haters? Maybe I should clarify my opinion of Lerner. I would not call him a quack. I would call him a scientist, albeit with some reluctance. The qualifier "eccentric" is indisputably accurate. I wou...
by joedead
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: LPP fusion experiments getting ten times more neutrons
Replies: 57
Views: 15466

Oh yeah, here's an interesting tidbit;

Murali, one of Eric's co-workers, used to work with Nebel on POPS in Los Alamos. I asked him if he talked to Dr. Nebel at all, and he said he asked Rick what his neutron was....

The answer?

"I can't tell you."
by joedead
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: LPP fusion experiments getting ten times more neutrons
Replies: 57
Views: 15466

I would be interested in knowing how you reached this conclusion. Hopefully not just on the basis of a friendly conversation. Have you read his papers? Do you have the education and experience in plasma physics necessary to be able to detect flaws in his arguments? There are a few good things I cou...
by joedead
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: LPP fusion experiments getting ten times more neutrons
Replies: 57
Views: 15466

Jesus, you guys are harsh. I just talked with Eric Lerner and Mureli on Monday, and no, he's not a quack. Eccentric, yes, but a solid scientist. Eric acknowledges he doesn't has all the answers or all the problems solved yet, but the entire purpose of his device to attempt to answer some of these qu...
by joedead
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Got a question about Eric Lerner's DPF? I'll ask him!
Replies: 26
Views: 8721

My question above, please - the one that says: "Why does he think his approach will work better than all the previous DPF experiments that concluded it wasn't a route to viable fusion power? Is it just that little 'twist'? Is that really going to make such a big difference it'll jump the gap o...
by joedead
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Got a question about Eric Lerner's DPF? I'll ask him!
Replies: 26
Views: 8721

New Meet-up at the end of the month!

Eric's back in NY later this month. I'll be there again, once again hopefully bringing questions from Talk-Polywell......


So, what should I ask him this time?
by joedead
Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: IEC POPS
Replies: 2
Views: 1922

Interesting. When I spoke with Eric Lerner and his team last month, I asked what other fusion device they thought had the highest chance of success. Murali, one of Eric's team, had previously worked with Dr. Nebel in Los Alamos. They all seemed to think IEC POPS was the best bet.
by joedead
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: More Helion Energy news....
Replies: 212
Views: 112453

More Helion Energy news....

by joedead
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Got a question about Eric Lerner's DPF? I'll ask him!
Replies: 26
Views: 8721

The dinner is over and I had a nice opportunity to sit and chat with Eric and one of his employees, Abdelmoula Haboub. Very cordial dinner. I sat next to Abdel and he took time to answer all my questions. I didn't have time and the balls to monopolize Eric with all the questions, but I did ask a few...

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