Rossi-Blog Comment Discussion

  • Daily lick, lap by one of the most active sock puppets of the illusionist.

  • This is the Race that is hard to believe but it happened.

    How about this one:

    The Badwater Ultramarathon describes itself as "the world's toughest foot race". It is a 135-mile (217 km) course starting at 279 feet (85 m) below sea level[1] in the Badwater Basin, in California's Death Valley, and ending at an elevation of 8360 feet (2548 m) at Whitney Portal, the trailhead to Mount Whitney. It takes place annually in mid-July, when the weather conditions are most extreme and temperatures can reach 130 °F (54 °C). Consequently, very few people—even among ultramarathoners—are capable of finishing this grueling race.

    The field is invitation-only and limited in size. Demand to participate in the race usually far exceeds available spots. Rules have changed somewhat over the years: afternoon starts have been discontinued; the use of intravenous fluids now disqualifies a runner.

    Course support is not provided. Each runner must arrange for his or her own support crew and vehicle. The crew provides their runner with his or her needs, including water, ice, food, gear, pacing, and first aid.

    In the past, runners were allowed sixty hours to complete the course,[3] but this has been changed to a 48-hour course limit and a 28 hours cutoff at Panamint Springs Resort.[4] Finishers receive a belt buckle and medal but no prize money is awarded.

    The record for the 146-mile (235 km) race was set in 1991 by Marshall Ulrich: 33 hours and 54 minutes. Records for the current 135-mile (217 km) course are 21 hours 33 minutes 01 seconds (men), set by Yoshihiko Ishikawa, and 24 hours 13 minutes 24 seconds (women), set by Patryzja Bereznowska.[5]  In 2002 Pam Reed was the first woman to become the overall winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon. She subsequently repeated as overall winner of the race in 2003. In 2002, her win also set the women's course record at the time.

    IMHO, all of these people are NUTS. I used to know an ultra-marathoner and I asked him once, just once, what he did for fun. He said, "go over to the local high school with a few buddies and do a quick 50 [miles]." They are all CRAZY. But I love them, crazy and all.

  • But your analysis is flawed. Waterloo definitely was a victory, but it was not accomplished solely by the British. They also had the Prussians, the Dutch, the Belgians, troops from Hanover, Brunswick and the Duchy of Nassau. Similarly, in both WW I and WW II, it was an alliance of forces that defeated Germany. In fact, I suspect that many, if not most, studies would show that collaboration is much more successful that competition. I recently read a short part of a study of one species of primate (not human) that showed that those male members of the species who were nicer, for lack of a better word, to the other members of the troop were more likely to have their genes carried forward. They lived longer and apparently the ladies appreciated them more. There are numerous game theory studies that conclude that if you approach someone else with courtesy and open hands they are more likely to respond that way, and if they don't, then it is appropriate to respond on their level. Those studies also seem to show that open hands, etc. result in a better outcome for all the parties, while being an asshole usually results in a lower or lesser result for the parties.

    As an attorney, I can attest to that. I have always encouraged my clients to start off negotiations fairly and see how the other side responds. If the other side is an asshole, well, I can be a bigger asshole than anyone if I need to. The result of the first approach is less fighting, less mistrust, quicker negotiations and lower attorneys' fees. If the sides want to fight, the only real winner is the lawyers.

  • Nobody has the honesty to say that it is impossible to stabilize a magnetic field at a temperature over 100 millions K, and everybody is happy like an Easter.

    And the experts used to say that trains couldn't go through tunnels at more than 25 mph because the pressure would crush people, and they used to say that electricity would never be practical, and that solar energy and windmill electrical generation would never work, and Edison considered his patents on the "moving picture machine" pretty much worthless because who would sit for more than a few minutes to watch, etc. The list of people, experts or otherwise, who have been wrong at one time about just about everything, is endless. For example, there are many experts who say that LENR or cold fusion is impossible and a pipe dream. I don't know, but I encourage the exploration of it, as I believe most of the people on this forum do. But do I believe in Rossi and that he is anything other than a charlatan, con man, crook and fraud? No. I don't believe in him, I don't believe him and I have yet to see any rational evidence based argument for doing so. To me, people who believe him or believe in him, are taking everything about him on faith. And to me, that is a religious belief. And to me, a religious belief that is belied by all the evidence and facts.

  • Rossi is not harvesting heat to generate electricity. Rather it seems he is directly harvesting the voltage differences between plasma layers, although he has not said that outright.

    Do you have any concrete evidence to back this up, e.g., schematics, RESULTS OF TESTING, etc. IMHO, which I believe is based on the same concrete evidence you have, he is trying to generate a tachyon field (I heard it on Star Trek, what do I know) by having two leprechauns rub their heinies against each other.

  • WOW WOW WOW. Color me convinced and eating my hat with a side serving of crow. Rossi says it works and, to paraphrase the Bard, "Rossi is an honorable man (excepting the lies, the fraud, etc., but excepting all of that Rossi is an Honorable Man)." To my fellow sceptics, we should all acknowledge that we were wrong in doubting the next winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with the Nobel Peace Prize. I mean, just look at all the evidence he has shown us -- how can we doubt him now? That's all, I just threw up in my mouth and have to go rinse.

  • This whole Rossi approach has given me a great new idea. So Rossi has a controller/power supply that runs the ecat, which generates electricity to run the power supply.

    Suppose you took a motor, geared it to another motor shaft that acted like a generator, geared such that the second motor created more power than the first consumed? You would have to first briefly plug the first motor into the mains to get it kick started of course. You would need to cool these and the excess electrical power could be harvested, with perhaps 2 solder connections as opposed to 10000. I wonder if anyone on the internet has ever tried this?

    (Before someone humor challenged starts lambasting me, yes this is sarcasm)

    By George, I think he's got. Overunity at last. Yes, I know it was sarcasm, but post a youtube and I am sure that a lot of people will accept it.

  • Rossi's 100cm^3 = ~4.64x4.64x4.64

    Rossi never said he reduced the size of the reactor to less than 5 cm cubed.

    He is just too stupid to calculate the volume. It is tricky like converting Kelvin to Celsius.

    Since the device isn't real, when confronted with his stupid error, he just went ahead and said 100cm^3 is correct with no explanation.

    No way in hell he shrank the reactor by a factor of 10 in volume suddenly, after being confronted with his error.

    A two-inch cube with 10,000 hand-soldered connections. Why would anybody be skeptical about that?

    I think it is actually about 4 inches to each side (the Great Gazoogle tells me 10 cm is almost 4 inches). But other than that, I agree with you.

  • So in other words, you mean that if no one has ever experienced a flying carpet, that doesn't mean there are no flying carpets that really work. Do I understand your point?

    No, no, no. Homer Simpson proved this whole point to his daughter Lisa with his rock, IIRC, that kept elephants away. Lisa, not truly understanding the power of the rock, said the reason that elephants didn't come by was because there were no elephants around. Homer said, see, I told you it worked. Just like Peter Pan and the Tooth Fairy, you just have to believe.

  • And for working cats too :)

    My post was ironic. I'm a founder and member of OFRSC (Old Fart Rossi's Skeptics Church)

    Cats don't work. As the proud slave of numerous cats over the years, they eat, they sleep, they crap and piss, they clean themselves, they whine and they love to play with your toes when you are trying to sleep. I was doing a deposition on Zoom today and everybody ooohed and ahhed when one of my cats jumped onto my shoulder during the depo.

  • And, just like sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, sometimes the absence of evidence is because the damned widget doesn't work.

    Okay, I have posted enough today. Time to go download some porn, I mean check the political news to see how our esteemed, brave and fearless stable genius has fucked up the country today.

    Mea culpa Alan, no more politics for the earlier of one month or Rossi letting an truly independent party verify the results, so one month.

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    or Rossi letting an truly independent party verify the results, so one month.

    This will never because he has a lot of fear that someone truly competent and independent will discover the SKam and it terminates the masterpiece legend. Nobody outside his clan and accomplices group can test his stuff. This is the main supporting pillar in order to continue the hoax.

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    Dr. Celani's latest findings match my understanding of A.Rossi's technologies.

    If Celani didn't exist I would say you are right however it is not.

    This will never because he has a lot of fear that someone truly competent and independent will discover the SKam and it terminates the masterpiece legend. Nobody outside his clan and accomplices group can test his stuff. This is the main supporting pillar in order to continue the hoax.

  • Even though I deleted my previous post, I do realise carbon has quite interesting potential for assisting in clean thermal energy proccesses. Light has been shed on it from various research papers. There is something interesting going on.