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by Gandalf
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Butanol production breakthrough at University of California
Replies: 83
Views: 8788

GIThruster wrote:I'll note to you the article on this at Wiki is extremely and deliberately misleading in dozens of areas and is in no way balanced.


It's a Wiki. Change it.

Oh, and Pot, meet Kettle.
by Gandalf
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Butanol production breakthrough at University of California
Replies: 83
Views: 8788

Also it's important to note that if we planted every fallow acre in the US, we could not produce enough bio-fuel to suit our needs. This is wrong. NREL (SERI at the time) proved with the "Aquatic Species Program" that in excess of 10,000 gallons of oil per year per acre could be produced ...
by Gandalf
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Butanol production breakthrough at University of California
Replies: 83
Views: 8788

"Not an answer" is "not an answer". I'll never be in favor of burning hydrocarbons as a satisfying alternative. We can do better. The Chevy Volt does better. How many here live in smog areas, or areas that are regularly judged as "unhealthy to breathe the air"? You've ...
by Gandalf
Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Butanol production breakthrough at University of California
Replies: 83
Views: 8788

From 1975-77, when I was the fleet service manager for a large taxi-cab and limousine company; we did a test of several proposed technologies to increase fuel economy, including the nutty water vaporizer Gandalf is probably referring to. Note this was back in the days before computer controlled mix...
by Gandalf
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Butanol production breakthrough at University of California
Replies: 83
Views: 8788

I've noticed before that Skippy has a habit of commenting on subjects he knows nothing about. I have a backpacking stove that runs on all sorts of fuels and it doesn't include a computer, but it also doesn't include any moving parts. The FACT of the matter is, that modern gasoline engines cannot bu...
by Gandalf
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 684475

You've walked onto the stage, stepped up to the podium after someone has made a hypothetical claim, you disagree, then propose to close the stage? Where did anyone propose closing the stage? You asked earlier if anyone had a moral obligation to provide a forum to debate the hypothetical invisible t...
by Gandalf
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 684475

On a side note based on the treatment the LERN community has received (real or perceived) are you surprised that they are slow to re-engage the broader scientific community? I can certainly understand moving the podium further away from the fruit-throwing primates in the front row, but it shouldn't...
by Gandalf
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 684475

CKay, sorry about the misquote. The rest of us are only responsible for providing a forum where this dialectic is possible. If someone claims that there's an invisible teapot orbiting Mars, do those who disagree really have a (moral?) responsibility to provide a forum for dialectic? I assume your hy...
by Gandalf
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 684475

Agree with all of this. What bothers me are the "you fool, can't you see that this is an obvious scam" type posts that drip with arrogance and condescension. Those who worship do so at the altar ascribed by their belief system. Sometimes that belief system is simply 'science'. Believing i...
by Gandalf
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 684475

Re: Joseph nails it

Some want so badly for something new and good to be real that they simply believe, and will search for anything that fits with their belief system. You can divide people into two broad groups: 1. Those who, despite the evidence, believe what suits them. 2. Those who, because of the evidence, believ...
by Gandalf
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 684475

Joseph nails it

I, like many here, want academic verification and I tend to ignore Rossi’s babbling and focus on what other researchers (like Celani) are doing. I am afraid that you are babbling too about "verification" of non discovered phenomenon. All truly believing Christians wait for the Second Comi...
by Gandalf
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: News
Topic: Room temperature Superconductivity claimed.
Replies: 17
Views: 5281

Re: Room temperature Superconductivity claimed.

From the article: "RESEARCH NOTE: The copper-oxides are strongly hygroscopic. All tests should be performed immediately after annealing." Room temperature superconductivity has been repeatedly observed in the past. One of you with current journal access should be able to find a Japanese pa...
by Gandalf
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 684475

He hasn't shown anything yet but a rusty water boiler. We simply won't know until he opens his reactor and either shows radiation or shows something else. This says nothing to whether he is producing excess heat, but simply that whatever he's doing is not known. It would be quite possible to demons...
by Gandalf
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 684475

sparkyy0007 From your polite response it is obvious you have no experience with cheap multi-channel thermometers. I have no interest in educating you on the particulars and limitations of these instruments. You are quite wrong (again.) Apart from many more years of experience than you in an industr...
by Gandalf
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: 10KW LENR demonstrator (new thread)
Replies: 6351
Views: 684475

Rossi is nothing but an obstacle to the only real valuable thing here. What the "e-cat" is made of. Rossi _could_ add value if he knew anything about instrumentation & heat and mass transfer. Or in presenting anything technical to peers. He has repeatedly demonstrated his complete inc...

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