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by JoeP
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to terraform Venus and provide fast transportation through out the solar system with this one weird trick
Replies: 11
Views: 8745

Re: How to terraform Venus and provide fast transportation through out the solar system with this one weird trick

Venus is too hard.

Floating cloud cities seem the most viable option. Still hard though with poisonous atmosphere.

Titan is much friendlier.
by JoeP
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Polywell article from Iran..
Replies: 1
Views: 6527

Re: Polywell article from Iran..

Anyone ever use this COMSOL Multiphysics product that these researchers did for Polywell? The article appears to use Polywell mostly as a nice case-study for showing off COMSOL capabilities.

I remember reading with interest some similar simulation work here. (happyjack's custom software package)
by JoeP
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 451789

Re: LENR Is Real

Further posting from Dewey Weaver indicates the 1MW in NC was stripped of cells by Rossi to build the Doral unit. It is now an in effect shell. Where is this guy posting -- I'd like to read his comments. BTW, was not the original 1MW plant composed of 100x10KW units? I thought the later version had...
by JoeP
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 451789

Re: LENR Is Real

LENR or the all the Rossi obfuscated scam-electric-heater-what-ever-thing(s)? One problem with LENR is that there are a lot of theories, but not anything solid. However, there was a nice overview of Widom-Larsen Theory on the net I remember reading. I just tried to find that link again, but could no...
by JoeP
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 451789

Re: LENR Is Real

Well, the best evidence on fraud has to do with the recent emails submitted to the court showing Rossi put together JM Products as a completely fake company set up by Rossi and controlled by him. This supports the necessity of sending the heat output through a wall to hide that fact. If there was a ...
by JoeP
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 451789

Re: LENR Is Real

To be a bit pedantic, even having access to $150 million of funds to invest doesn't mean that you "can pay" almost 60% :shock: of that on a tech that just doesn't seem to work without the direct hand of the inventor controlling/operating/regulating the device. Couldn't pay sounds about right, even f...
by JoeP
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 99943

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Scott Adam's blog today: http://blog.dilbert.com/post/155073242136/the-climate-science-challenge excerpt: This question is a subset of the more interesting question of how non-scientists can judge the credibility of scientists or their critics. My best guess is that professional scientists will say ...
by JoeP
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 99943

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

There is still environmental impact for wind and solar of course. The bird cooking Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System comes to mind. And wind turbines are notorious for doing similar damage. I'd hate to see how bad that will get on a much larger scale. If the dream of cheap nuclear power (fusi...
by JoeP
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 451789

Re: LENR Is Real

Merry Christmas all :)

I'm still holding firm on my original bet that IH settles. They want to keep the IP IMO.
That said, it looks a lot less likely than I thought a few months ago!

I do like Rossi's quote tho.
by JoeP
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 99943

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

While the Mars data is interesting, and factors in to our understanding, how is Mars a good control? Or Venus? The conditions and weather variables on those planets are considerably different. For example, completely different atmospheric composition and pressure without the kind of water we have on...
by JoeP
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 99943

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Dio, what is your point....that climatologist models do not account for changes in water vapor due to heat/pressure, and dynamic feedback as more heat is trapped; more/less cloud cover/reflection and such? I'm sure these are all fundamental to well designed models and the effects of are at least att...
by JoeP
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 99943

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Right, pragmatism. Its not as if we have any real choice anyway without some kind of fusion breakthrough that is rolled out in an unbelievably short time. Humanity will be consuming fossil fuels for a long time, and at an increasing rate.
by JoeP
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: BLP news
Replies: 659
Views: 235211

Re: BLP news

We need a Mills vs Rossi thread. To debate who has the better technique in making money from vaporware. It's is close, but I still think Rossi has more style, or at least much higher entertainment value.
by JoeP
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1780
Views: 451789

Re: LENR Is Real

Wow, great find. Go post that in ECat World if you came up with it. I'd like to read the spin afterwards.