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Ivy Matt
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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby Ivy Matt » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:37 am

LPPFusion has now raised over 75% of their lower goal of $400,000:

https://wefunder.com/lppfusion/

I believe they need to raise at least $400,000 to get anything from Wefunder.

By the way, I was wrong about the SEC regulations. It's not a minimum investment of $1000 but a maximum number of 500 non-accredited investors. That means that, if LPPF managed to get investments from 500 non-accredited investors, each one would need to invest an average of $800 in order for LPPF to reach their lower target.
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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby Skipjack » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:16 pm

Ivy Matt wrote:By the way, I was wrong about the SEC regulations. It's not a minimum investment of $1000 but a maximum number of 500 non-accredited investors. That means that, if LPPF managed to get investments from 500 non-accredited investors, each one would need to invest an average of $800 in order for LPPF to reach their lower target.

I saw it in their recent post. I don't really like that rule. It gives the super rich an unfair advantage.

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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby hanelyp » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:08 pm

A lot of SEC rules are ostensibly to protect small investors who may not know what they're doing. But the result is restricting some potentially very profitable (and undeniably very risky) investments to large investors.
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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby Skipjack » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:26 pm

hanelyp wrote:A lot of SEC rules are ostensibly to protect small investors who may not know what they're doing. But the result is restricting some potentially very profitable (and undeniably very risky) investments to large investors.

Well, investing in some fund somewhere, can be just as risky for small investors, as well all know. Unfortunately kids do not learn at school how to properly manage investments. How to assess risk and how much of your investment money should go to what level of risk investment.
I would have totally invested a couple of hundred into LPP, because that is what fits into my "high risk investment" budget. I would not do more than that, though.

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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby RERT » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:09 pm

I think the right way to view this offering is as a charitable donation that comes with a lottery ticket. Structurally, you might make 100 times your money with a probability less than 1 in 10000 - my guess. However, I thought it was worth supporting when it was pure charity and more so now. You certainly have to be prepared to never see your money again if you invest.

I'd encourage people who can afford it to look at it this way, and support what I think is entirely unique fusion research. They still need more support for the Wefunder round to be successful.

No, I have nothing to do with LPP.

Ivy Matt
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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby Ivy Matt » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:51 am

LPPFusion has now raised over $400,000 (their minimum goal)in under two months from their equity crowdfunding campaign. Their maximum goal is $1,070,000, and they still have several months left in their campaign. Congratulations LPPFusion, and many thanks to all those who invested! Hopefully, by this time next year, we'll have learned a lot about hydrogen-boron fusion in ignition or near-ignition conditions.

https://wefunder.com/lppfusion/

Perhaps EMC2 should give equity crowdfunding a try.
Temperature, density, confinement time: pick any two.

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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby D Tibbets » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:35 pm

Updated news from LPP Fusion

https://lppfusion.com/tungsten-experime ... equipment/

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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby KitemanSA » Thu May 03, 2018 8:05 pm

Investment club anyone?

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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby Skipjack » Thu May 03, 2018 9:30 pm

Seems like they managed to raise over a million :)

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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby Skipjack » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:16 pm

Still working on the Beryllium related upgrades to their test device:
https://lppfusion.com/assembly-begins-f ... periments/

Also, two more groups in Poland working on PB11 tests with their DPF devices:
https://lppfusion.com/plasma-focus-rese ... in-warsaw/

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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby bennmann » Tue May 28, 2019 6:52 pm

https://m.facebook.com/pg/LPPFusion/pos ... l&mt_nav=0

Facebook page has updates. Watch closely...

Maui
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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby Maui » Tue May 28, 2019 10:32 pm

Watch closely because there's something of interest in one of the videos? Or for updates coming soon?

Ivy Matt
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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby Ivy Matt » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:36 pm

The latest update:

https://www.facebook.com/LPPFusion/phot ... 008302513/

With the upgrade to beryllium electrodes, FF-1 has been rechristened FF-2B ("Focus Fusion 2B"), with the "B" referring doubly to beryllium and boron. I assume this means resumption of experiments is not far off.
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Re: Lawaranceville E-Newsletter

Postby Maui » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:31 pm

Indeed they did... new post as of 15 minutes ago:
Beryllium experiment started! In the first week, we fired 13 shots, starting June 4. As anticipated, first shot vaporized thin beryllium oxide layer, creating dust. Good news is that the dust is steadily being cleared off, with very little evidence of additional erosion, in contrast to heavy early erosion with tungsten. We started to get measurable fusion on third shot and fusion yield has gone up ten-fold since then. However, not close to a record yet. The clean-up has to proceed further to get good symmetry. We’re not sure how fast it will go, so patience, focus fusion fans! Other good news is that our new ceramic switches are functioning well, as are three new instruments: two Langmuir probes for the ion beam and an electron beam Rogowski coil.


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