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GIThruster
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Skipjack wrote:
GIThruster wrote:He is smart. Odds are he has another dozen investors lined up to pay to build what he was really presenting.
Then why present the thing in the first place?
They needed a centerpiece to make their extravagant claims afresh, and draw in new investors. . .is my guess at least.

Doesn't mean they're acting fraudulent. I think Mills believes in what he's doing. That doesn't make him correct. Just makes him tenacious.
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I took a cursory scan through the video, just jumping about 10 minutes at a time. The only demo I saw was the few seconds at the beginning, showing a small apparatus emit a small puff of gas and sparks. Maybe there was more, but most of the video appears to be focused on the Powerpoint slides and the sales pitch.

This is the most dramatic shot I could get of it.
BLP demo
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Skipjack
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They actually demoed several experiments with different types of fuel and different setups.
I am only a quarter through. Most of it makes little sense to me and the demos so far seemed rather unispiring. But that may just be me.

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I used to blow stuff up with the arc welder in high school. Looked just like that.

Coat hangers was one of our favorites.
The development of atomic power, though it could confer unimaginable blessings on mankind, is something that is dreaded by the owners of coal mines and oil wells. (Hazlitt)
What I want to do is to look up C. . . . I call him the Forgotten Man. (Sumner)

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There are strange things done in the midnight sun....

Skipjack
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Northstar wrote:New news story.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/financ ... otovoltaic

No comments.
Well, if(!) it really works, that would be great! It would solve almost all of mankind's problems in a heartbeat. I am a bit skeptical however.

GIThruster
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Looks like a re-write press release of the demo they did 2 months ago. Doesn't actually say how much net energy was produced, and neither did the demo vid. Count me jaded. . .
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Skipjack
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Well, they have released another demo video of their "prototype" device.
I will not be even remotely convinced until I see the whole thing run in self sustaining mode... and that for a while...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vh88aV ... e=youtu.be

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Ok - so it makes sparks. Maybe more sparks than a sparkler fireworks, but I'm not sure. I think the HotCat demo is more impressive.
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Skipjack
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Aero wrote:Ok - so it makes sparks. Maybe more sparks than a sparkler fireworks, but I'm not sure. I think the HotCat demo is more impressive.
I find both rather underwhelming, but it is news nevertheless (something we have seen rather little of in recent months).

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I still don't see the point of the demo. With such enormous current in, you have to know what is coming out and flashes on a vid don't do it for me.

But certainly they are building equipment. I still think they think this is real.
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There is some more here:
http://www.blacklightpower.com/electricity-video/
LED lights are not particularly energy demanding. So this is not really all that great. I would be more impressed if the machine kept powering itself and its motors and not just the LEDs...

Mills is answering questions on the youtube video I posted earlier.

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Seems like Blacklight Power has been very active the last few months. They had another presentation and allegedly have more validation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxuoMzm2HNE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TKgrOjac6Y

What makes me skeptical (besides the non mainstream physics) is that if this light is 50,000 times as bright as the sun, why aren't the spectators blinded by it, or worse get permanent damage to their retinas.
NBF also has an article about a recent interview given by Mills to Sterlin Allan.
http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/07/blackl ... .html#more
I have not bothered listening to it.

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Skipjack wrote:if this light is 50,000 times as bright as the sun, why aren't the spectators blinded by it, or worse get permanent damage to their retinas.
Since you also asked this question on NBF I would remiss if I didnt point out that someone had answer to that question their.

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