The Playground

  • This place is a playground so some nice toys are appropriate.


    Here is one:



    Notice the cool ribbon superconductors.


    It certainly is a cute little reactor ball. But I am afraid that it will be on a suicide mission. Provided that it works, the radiation will kill it rather quickly, but the main thing is that if you can achieve fusion in such a small device you can always make it bigger with appropriate shielding for sensitive parts.

  • The proof that LENR works


    We know that the overarching goal of Elon Musk is to establish a self sustaining colony on Mars. But is this even remotely possible?


    You know what Mars looks and feels like. When it is not too cold for human comfort it is to hot. Instead of a cozy atmosphere you have cosmic and ultraviolet radiation and an occasional shower from solar flares. Water is sparse and frozen in dirt, nowhere to buy a Coke. The gravitation is too low to keep you fit, your bones will crumble. In short. it is a mighty miserable place to be dumped in.


    To construct a colony you will need immense amounts of raw materials that you must extract from Mars. These materials will have to be processed chemically, thermally and mechanically into sheet metal, beams, glass cupolas and zillions of other items. The list of things that the marsians would have to do to survive and thrive on Mars is practically endless, so I may just as well stop here. As a mental exercise, for instance suppose that you need a piece of copper wire. I suggest that you start out by trying to find a place with copper ore worth mining.


    Didn't Elon Musk think of this? Being one of the smartest guys around, of course he did. To settle in this environment you will need access to huge amounts of energy that you must harvest from sunshine using photovoltaic panels. Have you seen the solar parks that they build to produce a few megawatts? They are huge, and before the colony is able to manufacture panels itself all panels must be shipped from earth. It will be a showstopper. If not, the show will stop anyhow when the panels get covered by Martian sand dunes during the next storm.


    Therefore, being the smart guy he is, Elon har realized this long ago. Thus he must have an ace up his sleeve. He must know of a practically inexhaustible source of energy. This energy source must be compact and need a very small mass of fuel per energy unit. Another requirement is that it must not emit harmful radiation that needs heavy shielding. Does this sound familiar? Yes, it is LENR, Elon knows the secret, which is also a secret. Or was.


    So, all you have to do is to tell Elon that we have figured out that he has this secret. Then you politely ask him to share it with you. He is a nice guy so I am pretty sure that he will grant you your wish. He already released all his Tesla patents, so why not?


    / Playfully, yours HGB

  • Therefore, being the smart guy he is, Elon har realized this long ago. Thus he must have an ace up his sleeve. He must know of a practically inexhaustible source of energy. This energy source must be compact and need a very small mass of fuel per energy unit. Another requirement is that it must not emit harmful radiation that needs heavy shielding. Does this sound familiar? Yes, it is LENR, Elon knows the secret, which is also a secret. Or was.


    Maybe someone should tell this guy that Rossi has a 1MW LT shipping container that does all that, but no one, not even Elon, wants to buy it.

  • Elon never uses new tech. All his stuff was developed 50-100 years ago.

    People are wrong thinking about him as some kind of a guru.

    Also, I am trying to figure our where I get this urge to see humans on Mars. Must have been propaganda cause otherwise it is hard to call what we have here on Earth a 'good job'. We need to solve the problems instead of trying to hide from them on another planet at huge cost.