seedload wrote:Right, nickel is fissioning to create sulpher, chlorine, potassium, and calcium. They can't even count protons!
Maybe they didn't notice the EVEN lighter fission products that would be necessary. But the products are STABLE? Oh shit, now they can't even count neutrons!
If sulfur is produced in any significant quantity, then assuming for the moment the reaction chamber is steel and has any oxygen in it at all... Steel exposed to sulfur dioxide would be rapidly oxidized, sulfidated, and would likely melt (if enough oxygen and sulfur were present). Perhaps a bit unlikely, given the expected quantities of sulfur and oxygen.
But we do know for fact the reaction chamber is completely filled with hydrogen, right? Which means they would almost certainly end up with hydrogen sulfide production... Not only is it toxic and flammable, but it also has a characteristic rotten egg smell perceptible at concentrations as low as 0.00047 parts per million... Surely then, anybody visiting their facility, where they regularly open these devices and mess around with piles of secret powders, should be expected to at least sometimes notice the smell of rotten egg (if not also eye irritation, sore throat, cough, nausea, shortness of breath, fluid in the lungs, fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, irritability, poor memory, and dizziness).
Hmm. Thinking about it, the videos I have seen of Rossi clearly indicate hydrogen sulfide poisoning -- particularly irritability and poor memory.